BREAKING NEWS……

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BREAKING NEWS ……. Today, a Canadian payment processor named PacNet became one of the targets of an unprecedented crackdown on global mail fraud, which will be announced later today by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. CNNMoney, which is exclusively breaking the news of this action, has spent months digging into this little-known company and the shadowy… Continued

September 22, 2016

THE BOOMERS ARE NOW RETIRING –

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Older Californians are growing in number, at 11.5% of the state’s population in 2015. The number of Californians 65 years of age and older increased 4% from the prior year. Three-out-of-four Baby Boomers are homeowners today and will remain so in retirement, though most will sell and downsize, purchasing a replacement home of equal or… Continued

September 19, 2016

10 best real estate tips for 2016

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Buyers: Don’t overreach A bidding war might spur you to overspend, but paying an inflated price can make it tough to resell when prices stabilize or sink. (Read 2008-2009 real estate columns as a reminder.) A decision to pay a premium isn’t always an errant one, though, when you plan to live in the house… Continued

June 27, 2016

Mortgage Phishing Scam!

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On March 18 the FTC Consumer Blog issued a post focused on hackers who have been breaking into some consumers’ and real estate professionals’ email accounts to get information about upcoming real estate transactions. After figuring out the closing dates, the hacker sends an email to the buyer, posing as the real estate professional or… Continued

March 24, 2016

PORTER RANCH GAS LEAK

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By Carmen Balber, Consumer Watchdog The largest methane gas leak in California history began more than four months ago and has driven residents with nosebleeds, vomiting, rashes, and dizziness out of 5,000 homes. Shouldn’t we know why, how and who caused the mess by now? Even though the leak has been capped there are many… Continued

March 9, 2016

IS THIS THE YEAR FOR THE WEST COAST SLOWDOWN??

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For the past three years, the western region of the U.S. has been infamous for its exorbitant housing markets. Western metros consistently topped lists of the hottest housing markets from realtor.com each month last year. Homebuyers in these markets have long struggled to make purchases because of a shortage of inventory and rising home prices… Continued

January 20, 2016