After much work, our Oakland garden is looking glorious. Last year, we had the best, most fantastic tomatoes ever. And, they lasted until early December! We decided to re-plant two of the varieties this year: Caspian pink and Brandywine red (also comes in other colors). The new addition is Mortgage Lifter. All are large heirlooms, at least 12 ounces.Read More
Monthly Archives: April 2008
By Don Dunning | April 28, 2008
In a normal market, sellers experience joy when told there is an offer on their home and are happy to have it presented in person by the buyer’s agent. A speedier market in our area leads sellers to delay hearing offers until an appointed day, often five to ten days after marketing begins.
As multiple offers have become the rule in this most ludicrous of markets, sealed bids are on the rise. This means buyers’ agents who wish to offer on a particular property must deliver a signed purchase contract in a sealed envelope to the seller’s agent by the designated date and time. Sellers need to know why most buyers and their agents dislike sealed bids; buyers must understand how this increases their vulnerability.Read More
By Don Dunning | April 22, 2008
Why pay a large real estate commission when all you require is someone to do the paperwork? For example, if you own a rental house, want to sell it, and you and your tenant have agreed on a price, do you really want a broker to charge you one or two per cent (often more) […]Read More