Take a Break from Technology!!…

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HELLLOOOOOO My Ever Wonderful Beeeeuuuutiful Bay Area!…
I hope you’re all Rested, Happy & Ready for All Things Ahead in 2015…
Last year was chock full of good and bad news everywhere all around us all over the world!… I’m sure you all had a taste of the Good and Abit of the Bad… I certainly did!… One thing I’ve come to know is that we’re a very resilient bunch of folks… Hoooray and Big Pats on the Back for this fact… Already into the 8th day of 2015… looking forward to  renewed energy, calm and focus … here’s something I think will greatly help us all towards that endeavor…
You Can, You Can, You Can Do This… I promise…
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How Bout a New Place for Fast Snacks or Hot Meal?…

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Well HELLOOOOOO MY BEEEEUUUUUUTIFUL WONDERFUL BAY AREA!!… Its another gorgeous day in our neck of the woods!… While you’re out and about why not go and check out the closest Ranch 99 Asian Market!… there’s many locations throughout the Bay Area… its one of the alternatives to get your asian food & misc items shopping in one place!…

Some of the markets are smaller than the newer ones but they all seem to offer infinite amounts of fresh fish, poultry and meats not to mention the freshest and most abundant quantities of asian favored vegetables and bountiful fruits and freshest unique breads available anywhere… Its a treat and a destination point for you to visit at least once… I guarantee you’ll go back!…

Today I want to offer you a quick visual of just some of the prepared snack counters…  http://bit.ly/1w4Ok0A

Go Discover and Enjoy!

Now Here’s a Kitchen Sink!!…

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HELLLOOOOO My Beeeeeauuutiful Wonderful Bay Area… talk about some beautiful weather these last few days!… Our Bay Area is still buzzing all around regarding our current real estate market… today… I thought it might be fun for those of you looking around for a unique sink for your new or existing home… check this out…

This is one fancy very unique sink!

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Truthfully, the KWC Waterstation is more a multifunctional food prep station than a simple sink. It has wedge-shaped cutting boards, bowls and drainage pans that rotate around an industrial-strength faucet. So you can wash fruit, defrost meat and chop then throw out veggies all in the same place.

It’s truly the home chef’s dream sink. Unfortunately for most amateur chefs, it will have to stay that way. The sink, which comes with a massive $15,000 price tag, is nearly impossible to find in the United States.

The sink, about the size of a large bus tire, is sold as a freestanding island unit or can be built into a countertop or an island—which would require some kind of custom installation on top of the hefty price.

Anyone interested??

Have a Great Sunny Enjoyable Day!!…

 

Desire, Focus, Achieve…

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HELLLLLOOOO My Beautiful, Wonderful Bay Area!!…. as you all must know by now… we who are so fortunate to own a home in our beautiful wonderful bay area… are so very fortunate to have a home to call home not only because of where we are geographically but in the ever increasing HOT HOT real estate market… I wish to encourage those of you on the hunt, who feel discouraged and priced out of the market… there’s ways to get that home you’d like… you may be very surprised to find that it is doable even in today’s tough market…

John & Winsa are an exemplary couple who had the Desire and Focus and Achieved in their hunt for that elusive property!…

Huge Congrats John & Winsa!! I’m sure you’ll have many many wonderful memories and happy times in your new home!… It was an honor and my pleasure to represent you in your search and purchase…

 

 

 

Palomares Hills or Five Canyons… Any Difference?

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Hellooooo to You My Beautiful Wonderful Bay Area…  Have you ever heard of Palomares Hills or Five Canyons??… What part of our beautiful wonderful  bay area would you say these two areas are located?… Both of them definitely sound like they would be in the hills somewhere… which could be in any number of locales throughout the San Francisco Bay Area… Go Ahead Take a Guess!!…

I have heard that Palomares Hills and Five Canyons are good areas ~ Can you tell me more?  Asked by Doug …

Hi There Doug… Palomares Hills & Five Canyons are both hugely popular masterplanned communities… There was one major developer/builder for Palomares Hills… this community sits at the eastern end of Castro Valley and has long been considered one of the premier communities in Castro Valley… the older homes begin at the bottom of the hill as you drive up the hill the homes are newer… there are duets, townhouse, single family residences throughout the community, each section possess certain amenities specific to that area… there are multiple community pools, a widely used tennis court area with various local tennis clubs using the facilities, a main clubhouse and swimming pool and schools for the children…there is a multitude of floorplan configurations, many with valley views and pano views.. many people know this community for its red tile roofs and the huge section of hill its built on … with its own fire station… another distinction is there’s one way in and same way out.

Five Canyons is another premier community but the difference is there were multiple developers and builders involved in the building … specific names for each mini community within … you’ll find the homes vary in workmanship and quality specific to the builder…it is newer than Palomares… Again there is a multitude of floorplans and amenities… Huge Huge main pool and various others throughout… neighborhood play areas and walking paths… prices can go up to multi-million dollar range… some of the homes at the top end of the hill possess much more square feet than Palomares homes. At Five Canyons there is a front way in and out and back way in and out.

Both communities appeal to young families, larger families, empty nesters, professionals and retirees who prefer the master planned community lifestyle and the amenities that are offered… and of course they prefer hillside living away from the hustle and bustle.

If you’d like more input I’d be happy to oblige.
Thanks for your inquiry…

Thanks for checking in… your comments are always welcome…

Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…

How Long Do Short Sales Take??…

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Hellooooo my Beautiful Wonderful San Francisco Bay Area!!… The Burning Question of the Day!!

Everyone listen up… NOT ALL BANKS have the same requirements to close short sales… Dont Assume they’re all the same… ding ding ding… please wake up sellers, buyers and agents!!… alarm clock

The short sale process is generally as follows…

  • Complete Short Sale Package from seller and submit…
  • Submit Offer…
  • Bank acknowledges receipt…. 10 to 30 days…
  • Bank orders BPO or appraisal… 30 to 60 days…
  • File is reviewed… 30 to 60 days…
  • Negotiator is assigned… 30 to 60 days…
  • Level 2 Negotiator may be assigned… 30-60 days…
  • File is approved or rejected… 60-120 days…

If you’re running past 120 days… its possible the listing agent or a 3rd party negotiator isnt on the ball and very lax in contacting the bank… calling the bank can mean waiting on hold anywhere from10 minutes to an hour or longer… or it could also mean the bank has internal problems ie) not enough staff or lost the file a few times… causing agents to resend packages over and over… You cant always avoid problems in a short sale… PATIENCE is key… threats to walk away from your offer means nothing to the bank… stick it out and wait… if you really truly want the home….

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Thanks for checking in… your comments are always welcome…

Come back and visit all the time!!…

Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…

 

Real Generosity…

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  “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” ~ Frank A. Clark

 

Helloooo My Beautiful Wonderful San Francisco Bay Area…  Just sharing this wonderful thought with you… Isn’t this one of the most loveliest, thoughtful gifts we can ever aspire to do for someone?… It definitely inspires and challenges  me to be a better person…

Happy Happy Friday… the weekend is here!… Cheers!!…

Thanks for checking in… your comments are always welcome…

Come back and visit all the time!!…

Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…

  

Stop Buying Crap…

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Just read this article by Gil Linton and thought it was pretty insightful…  It struck me that this same train of thought could be applied to how we view the business of real estate here in our beautiful cities by the San Francisco Bay … check it out..

http://tinyurl.com/yfy9onb

Your thoughts???…

As always… would love to hear back from you… I welcome your feedback… Lets Start a Dialogue!…
Save Me in your Favorites and come back and visit all the time!!…
Thanks a Bunch for your time today…
Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…