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From Ron and Sue Arnold

Push Through the Fear

Push Through the Fear

We just opened escrow this morning on a listing in Whittier where we got 10 offers and the final price went $32,000 above list price. I’ve told that kind ofstory before but the amazing thing about these sellers is that they JUST BOUGHT it only two years ago. And back...

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Remember Prop 13?

Remember Prop 13?

Does anybody here remember Proposition 13? (Older folks hands shoot up). Well it was an historic legislation that happened about 35 years agoand limits property taxes in California to 1% of the assessed value. And now it’s become the “sacred cow” in politics that...

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…$331,000 more!! Quite a return on investment!

…$331,000 more!! Quite a return on investment!

My wife and I just met with a 93-year-old lady and her daughter this morning to congratulate them on the closing of their home in North Tustin. She had lived in that home for 47 years and she recalled some of those poignant memories as she leafed through the picture...

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You Just Inherited a Home…Now What?

You Just Inherited a Home…Now What?

Over the last 21 years, I’ve come across hundreds of families who just inherited a parents’ home and as they walk into the home they go on “Full Tilt”. The house is just so loaded with stuff and “family treasures” that they find themselves on overwhelm. Too much to...

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THE VALUE OF A FIDUCIARY

THE VALUE OF A FIDUCIARY

It seems in vogue right now to say you’re a “fiduciary”.We’ve all seen that on TV commercials, print ads and social media posts recently. The term sounds official, sophisticated and even laudable. Maybe even a bit pretty.Well, the truth is, it’s all the above.But it’s...

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5 Star Experience

5 Star Experience

How many times have you gone to a new restaurant and at the end of your dinner, you say, “well, that was Ok.” You shrug your shoulders and say, “nothingspecial”.Well, in today’s business world, that won’t cut it. Not in a society where expectations are sky high and...

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Nothing Like Your “First”

Nothing Like Your “First”

Do you remember when you got your first bike? How about your first car? Hey, what about your first kiss?Well, all firsts are important and memorable. But I’ve found over the last 20 years in real estate, that one of the most emotional moments in people’s lives is...

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“It’s Only Dirt”

“It’s Only Dirt”

Vacant Land…..well, it’s only DIRT you say. Well, not so fast, mister. Because there’s a dearth of homes for sale in So Cal, land is being looked at with a high pitched fervor. And while there’s very few “ready to build” lots around, there’s LOTS of lightly...

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Hate California?

Hate California?

It seems like everywhere I turn I’m hearing more of how people can’t stand California. Last night I was at a gathering, and a 70 year old gentleman who I had never met, simply said how much he hates everything about California and within a year plans to get out. He...

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