Monthly Archives: January 2012

NYC Week-End Photos-Food For Thought

ShareTweet   I have always liked to photograph food, and spend many an hour rustling around the stalls at farmer’s markets around the world scoping out my next shot. I get curious looks from the merchants, wondering why I am … Continue reading

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Technology and Geographical Location—How Is This Affecting The Real Estate Industry?

ShareTweet   I was at my bank the other day——–San Diego County Credit Union——- and they have a new “App” where you can deposit your checks via your iPhone. Now I know this technology has been around for a year or … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It………or How to Charm Just About Anyone (it works!)

ShareTweet   I just finished reading The Power of Charm by Brian Tracy. This was an easy read, and although it did not hold any earth shattering revelations, I thought the chapter on eye contact was worth mentioning. Did you … Continue reading

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30 Common Title Problems

ShareTweet   1.  Impersonation of the true owner of the land 2.   Forged deeds, releases, etc. 3.   Instruments executed under fabricated or expired power of attorney 4.   Deeds delivered after death of grantor/grantee, or without consent of … Continue reading

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Know The Law and Title Insurance

ShareTweet REO Lender CANNOT Require Buyer To Purchase Title Insurance From Any Particular Company Ever seen REO and Short Sale listings with the disclaimer, “Seller to choose escrow/title company.”  Is this legal?  Actually, it’s a violation of RESPA. Lenders selling properties, as … Continue reading

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Last Week In Review

ShareTweet Last Week in Review “Workin’ nine to five. What a way to make a livin.’”sings Dolly Parton. And with last week’s Jobs Report showing that unemployment has reached three-year lows, that’s something more people have been able to do … Continue reading

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What Is A Lis Pendens?

ShareTweet What Is Lis Pendens? A lis pendens literally means that litigation is pending. It tells the public that a lawsuit affecting the property is in progress and that any judgment awarded in that legal action will have priority as of the date … Continue reading

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Money Saving Tip—Move Your Money From A Big Bank To A Credit Union

ShareTweet   I like to save money—in fact, since the economy has taken a downturn, I have made it a goal of mine—to see how much money I can save (on things I thought I could NEVER do without—- like … Continue reading

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City Heights: Investing in Metro San Diego Properties

ShareTweet In the early 2000’s the best investments were multi-unit properties: 2 units or above. A single family home was not considered to be an investor’s arena. Why? Price too high to even approach a “break-even” point with a modest … Continue reading

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San Diego Neighborhoods

ShareTweet An afternoon in Normal Heights Do you love used bookstores? Interesting coffee shops? Then take a drive over to this hip and interesting part of metro San Diego. Many folks just pass by it on their way to Hillcrest, … Continue reading

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