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I discuss the importance of looking at the price per square foot in your neighborhood to get a good idea of market value, especially when your considering buying or selling a home.

Hello and welcome everybody to another episode of the Reside Daily Bite, I’m your host, David Doucette. Today, I’m happy to bring out the board – the board is back! It is Tuesday, so here in LA area, we do – our brokers- open on Tuesdays and I want to talk briefly about the price per square foot.

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I discussed a recent article in the wall street journal that casts some light on why we won’t see an federal tax extension but also stress why it’s still a good time to buy a house.

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San Franciscio Gate – Will loss of tax credit discourage home buyers?

I discuss an article in the san francisco gate about the federal home buyer tax credit expiring today.

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i discuss phase 4 of the home buying process, the closing phase. i also show off my new intro.

Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of the Reside Daily Bite; I’m your host, David Doucette. Today we’re going to talk about the final phase in the home buying process -Phase 4. As you recall in the earlier bites this week, we talked about Phase 1, the looking phase; Phase 2, the finding phase; Phase 3, the buying phase. And today, Phase 4 is the closing phase -very exciting phase. This is where the work really starts to begin once we have that accepted offer.

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I discuss phase 3 of the home buying process, the buying phase.

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Reside Daily Bite; I’m your host, David Doucette and today, we are going to continue with our four steps or four phases of the home buying process. Today, we’re going to be covering step 3 -the buying phase- which can be the most exciting phase for many people. The other day, we covered step 1- the looking phase. Yesterday, we covered step 2 – the finding phase and here we are at the buying phase.

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I discuss phase 2 of the home buying process, the finding phase.

Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of the Reside Daily Bite; I’m your host, David Doucette and today, we are going to continue our dialogue about the 4 phases or 4 stages in the home buying process. Yesterday we talked about the looking phase; today, we’re going to talk about phase 2 – the finding phase; tomorrow we’ll talk about phase 3 – the buying phase and then phase 4 – the closing phase.

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In this video, i discuss the first phase of the home buying process, the looking phase. i also announce “the reside daily bite” is officially on itunes. click here!

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In this episode, I discussed a recent AP article that shows the small cost differential between renting vs. owning a home. you can read the artcle here.

Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of the Reside Daily Bite; I’m your host, David Doucette. Today, I want to talk to you about a recent article, an AP article, out of DailyNews.com that talks about renting versus home ownership. The title of the article is “Should you buy or rent a home? Cost gap narrows”.

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I discuss an article about the skinny on those “free” credit report companies. i also give you the website to order your truly free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com.

Hello and welcome everybody to another episode of the Reside Daily Bite; I’m your host, David Doucette. Today, I want to talk to you about pre-credit reports and this is something that I think is important for all of us, as consumers. And there’s an article that came out of the San Francisco Gate a couple of weeks ago titled “Free credit reports not so free anymore“. What this is they’re cracking down the kind of misleading advertising that somebody’s credit reporting services are promoting.

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In this episode, i discuss a recent article at cnnmoney.com titled “getting a loan will be pricier“.

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In this episode, i discuss the value in seeking out free information.

Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of the Reside Daily Bite; I’m your host, David Doucette and I have to address the elephant in the room. Obviously I got my hair cut, about 30 minutes ago and actually it feels great although every time I go more and more, grey kind of falls on the little cape there. And the guy who cut my hair said they can fix that with this sort of flashback product that they have, but so far, the grey doesn’t bother me and I do subscribe to “Grey makes men more distinguished”. We’ll see if my subscription to that philosophy stays as time moves on. So, I just had to address that.

Then, I also want to talk about home owner education. First thing I want to mention is the first time homebuyer seminar that I’m doing here in our office/studio next Thursday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 in the evening and I’ll have some wine and cheese. Mortgage broker, Dean Piller is going to be speaking about what a mortgage broker does. Heidi Smith from LA Citywide Escrow will be talking about the escrow process. The home inspector may or may not be able to make it that evening. And then, I’ll also be talking about what an agent does -completely free.

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In this episode, i discuss an article from yahoo real estate titled “12 hidden costs to be aware of”. while i don’t believe these costs are hidden, they should be taken into consideration when planning your budget during the home buying process. i keep it simple and short and just name the items. for a complete discussion of each of the 12 items, tune into the reside realtor online radio show, episode 009.


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episode 009. 12 costs buyers should know about

  • in this episode, i discuss 12 costs buyers should know about and take into consideration as they plan their budgets during the home buying process. you can click to read the complete yahoo news article.

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REAL ESTATE SERVICES: are you looking to purchase a home? i specialize in working with homebuyers and first time buyers on the westside of los angeles. contact me to schedule a free 45 minute buyer’s consultation. i can be reached at the studio at 310.391.9191 or david@residerealestate.com

the following was sent to me this afternoon from the California Association of Realtors’ “Realegal newsletter”. it essentially states the funds for the first-time homebuyer tax credit won’t be around for long. if you’re sitting on the fence about buying a home, you need to read this;

The $100 million allocated for California’s first-time homebuyer tax credits may be depleted in about 10 to 20 days or sooner, according to C.A.R.’s Economics team.  California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) plans to begin accepting applications on May 1, 2010 for tax credits up to $10,000 for first-time homebuyers and for homes that have never been previously occupied.  However, the total tax credit allocation for all taxpayers is $100 million for first-time homebuyers and $100 million for new homes, both on a first-come, first-served basis.

C.A.R.’s forecast of 10 to 20 days to deplete the $100 million allocation for first-time home buyers is based on estimated May sales figures and other parameters.  It does not take into account the possibility that buyers scheduled to close escrow in April may delay closing until May to take advantage of the tax credit.  If a shift in closings from April to May occurs, the first-time homebuyer tax credits may be depleted even more quickly than indicated above.

Applications for the California tax credit must be faxed to the FTB after escrow closes.  The FTB will update its website when the 2010 application form and other information become available.

In this episode, i discuss an article i just recieved from california association of realtors“realegal” newsletter. they are predicting the monies for the first-time homebuyer tax credit will be gone within 10-20 days and possibly sooner. if you’re sitting on the fence about buying a home, you need to watch this now.
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