Get out of my house!

I don’t like living under anyone’s thumb. I hated being a kid. I had no choice but to do everything I was told to do, simply because I was a kid.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s great to have someone else worry about food on the table, a roof over my head and making sure all the bills are paid.

With all that said, I still couldn’t wait to get out and enjoy my freedom. I was out of the house when I was a teenager and for the short period of time I can back home at the age of 18, I insisted on contributing toward the household in the form of CASH. This was my way of buying silence from my family members. In other words, “here’s some money, now shut up”.

As a responsible working adult, I’ve run into an interesting phenomenon over the years which I’ll refer to as “The Curse of the Undermotivated”. This can be loosely defined as “any individual of legal working age who can work and pay their own bills but choose not to due to someone making it easy for them to be slugs”.
It makes me angry when I see adult children taking advantage of their elders. They live under mom’s/dad’s roof, pay nothing toward the household expenses and never lift a finger to help clean up even their own mess.
What upsets me even more is that the parents offer to pay for all the Slacker’s stuff — cell phone bills, car insurance, tires for the car they bought the d— kid, etc.
Let me tell you one more thing. These Slackers, in my experience, have never been females!
I’m just sayin’…

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Homes Available Soon!


Sunset view from the front porch of 26630 Call Ave., Hayward hills (Photo provided by L. Bristow)

14737 Wiley Street, San Leandro: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1081+ sq ft (AVAILABLE AUGUST 31st)

4160 Perkins Ct., Fremont: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2-car garage, 1811 sq ft (AVAILABLE AUGUST 31st)

26630 Call Ave., Hayward hills: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2-car garage, 2300+ sq ft (AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 12th)

Call Anna May: 510-886-ANNA (2662) or Greg Jones: 510-886-GREG (4734)

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Dilemma of the Betrothed: A Home-Buying Tale

 

 

Meeting of the Betrothed Couple ( )
Meeting of the Betrothed Couple ( ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Once upon a time there was a proposal. It was a win-win proposal where everyone happily entered into a contract to consummate the sale.

Plans were made. Future in-laws were notified. Money was put on the line.

Then there was a delay. One of the betrothed got impatient. Things were happening too slowly. Grey hair started to settle in on his crown. His kingdom was becoming less of a reality and more of a piper’s dream. He consulted his wizards who advised him to be patient and allow more time. He signed, sealed and delivered his wishes to the keepers of his betrothed, which was still under the whim of those who took root. Those wishes were written as follows:

“Perform! Perform in accordance with the engagement contract or I shall issue a final warning! If you still wish to refrain from performing as promised, I will leave the kingdom and take my riches with me!”

So goes the tale of the Buyer – Seller dilemma when one party fails to perform a term of a contract. Like any engagement, there will be ways to keep it together and still other ways to escape. Sometimes there will be consequences; other times, there will be reward.

Buying and selling property is just like being engaged for marriage. When one partner doesn’t behave, it may be time for communication to elevate to a certain level of formality. In real life, we can make relationships work, but sometimes it’s better to break the engagement and move on to a better fit. Sometimes one party hasn’t enough motivation or confidence to continue. Sometimes both parties agree to amicably separate. Other times, there may be a fight.

A broken heart always comes with a price. So does freedom…

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Just what they wanted! The Zalamea Family

Zalamea family photo
An FHA purchase, the Zalamea family won their home in a multiple offer situation.

Maybe we’re biased, but we really do believe that our Clients are the best. We don’t work with just anyone. The Agent – Buyer relationship is a commitment that both parties make in order to reach a goal. In the case of the Zalamea family, they had very specific criteria to consider and it was our duty to be sensitive to that. Here is what the Zalameas had to say about working with us:

“Anna May is a pleasure to work with, very accessible and positive, a veteran in the world of realty. She has a strong business sense and negotiation skills, her referrals are on the spot and a true professional with valuable experience to offer even the experienced home buyer. Anna May is critical in helping us achieve our goal. Despite being in the potentially challenging position of representing both the Seller and us as Buyers, her advice was always sound, unbiased and in our interests. She puts the needs, safety and wants of her clients first. We continually impressed by her responsiveness, helpful insights and impressive follow-through on questions we had and issues that arose throughout the process. We would not hesitate to recommend Anna May as well as Greg. We are so thankful to them.” -Edgar & Mary Ann

 

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Ethnic Diversity in the World of Real Estate

CRS article June 2016As agents licensed by the State of California, we have to be very careful about how we present certain aspects of the various neighborhoods and ethnically diverse populations that we serve. Recently I was interviewed for “The Residential Specialist” magazine for my experience and expertise in ethnically diverse neighborhoods.

I feel blessed to live in an area so rich with culture, history (and culinary concoctions) that go along with the diversity.

What do you love about where YOU live?

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