Listing on The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Website

by Mark Buford March 14, 2011 How we Market Your Home For Sale

Why The MLS Website?

There is NOTHING more important than posting your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Website. You want more than anything else for your home to be readily accessible to all the real estate agents in the area. This is the NUMBER 1 most essential marketing activity that a real estate agent …

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The Statistics of Pricing a Home – Part 1

by Mark Buford March 14, 2011 How to Price Your Home

How easy can it be?

If you have a home almost identical to yours that sold recently, that’s may be just enough information to price your home. That assumes all other things are equal, such as the sales trends in the area you live in. If you don’t have this perfect situation, then the following is …

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WHY

by Mark Buford March 12, 2011 Latest News

I believe we all desire to better ourselves and our situation during our lives, and an important factor to realize this is where we live. Focusing on the constant evolution of improving living conditions (comfort, cost and the environment), I find these features in every home see.

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Koyaanisqatsi Cover Photo

Something for my viewing pleasure

by Mark Buford March 7, 2011 For Fun, Fasination, and Fodder

Something for your visual and audio enjoyment

The opening segment to the movie: koyaanisqatsi

Teaser by Ben Heine

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California’s liberals behave like conservatives & conservatives behaving like liberals

by Mark Buford June 23, 2010 How's The Market

Who Pays and Who receives

An article caught my eye that surprised me in that the people who advocate less Government spending take the most Government funds and, obviously, those who ask for those funds, use the least.

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This info was foune in the San Jose Mercury

Bay Area counties give so rural counties can receive

Counties …

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What is a Depression or Recession

by Mark Buford June 4, 2010 How's The Market

I am by no means an economist and have a terrible retention when Depression or Recession is explained to me. The following is an explanation I finally get from John Williams. Hope this is clear to you also

Let me define what I mean by depression and great depression, because there’s no formal definition out there …

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There is Still a TAX CREDIT out there, but for how long?

by Mark Buford June 3, 2010 Financing/Mortgage

What is the California Tax Credit &how does it relate to Sunnyvale Real Estate?

The California tax credit that began on May 1st, the day after the Federal tax credit ended, is there for 1st time home buyers, but for how long.

The stipulations for the 2010 California Tax credit taken for the Californian Franchise tax board …

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Who Knows? Group Think Knows!

by Mark Buford April 8, 2010 Financing/Mortgage

Sunnyvale real estate has reason for hope

Fannie Mae has good news with a new survey, The Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, conducted between December 2009 and January 2010. Explaining this survey is an article concerning those interested in Sunnyvale Real Estate. How many people would prefer to own vs. rent, 65%! In the senate, 60 …

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The Feds are looking to lower the debt using the small guy

by Mark Buford March 31, 2010 Financing/Mortgage

FHA Hurting Sunnyvale Real Estate by Raising Upfront Premium Insurance

On April 5th, the FHA fees are going up dramatically to 2.25% from 1.75%.  That is a .5% increase or a 28% rise. This was known in day of past as “PMI”. Buyers are weary of any unnecessary spending and may be hesitant to buy …

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Are you a boomer looking to downsize?

by Mark Buford March 22, 2010 Santa Clara County

Old and In the Way (the house, not you)

If the kids have left, or you are just getting tired of being where you are, and you are thinking of moving, don’t think you need to leave the Sunnyvale real estate market. Here are some tips from a Forbes magazine article that you should consider.

Don’t think …

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