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Thu May 29, 2014
Mazaugg answered:
Will Bear Valley Ski Resort and Lodge be viable in 2014 2015 or is bankruptcy looming??
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Valerie Olson answered:
If you are fortunate to put an offer in on a property that has only 1offer in it, the average come down price seems to be around 3%. A few years ago at the market bottom, it seemed more like 10%. Please keep in mind that is average, some sellers come down more than that and some others not so much. The more important factor to consider is whether or not the property is priced correctly. If so, sometimes a full price offer can secure a purchase. Otherwise you run the risk of waiting for a counter to try to get it at a lower price and during that time another offer comes in and beats you out. Often with foreclosures, they prefer to offer money back for buyer closing costs rather than come down much on the asking price.
Each property is different and the correct plan of action needs to be specifically related to the pricing, how long the house has been on the market and other variables. I can be reached at (800) 357-1360.
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Gary Paris answered:
I receive inquiries every day asking about listings that are either pending, sold and closed or not available due to expired or withdrawn status.
Websites like Trulia and Zillow are gathering data from other sources, and often second hand. Updates are not done regularly.
If you want current up to date 24/7 information on active listings, just let me know and I will provide your own personal listing cart so you can receive new listings daily 24/7. If you are not currently working with an agent you could be missing out finding that "special Home". The best ones move fast!

Feel free to contact me at:
Gary Paris, Broker Associate, CRS, e-PRO

The Markets Moving...Are You?
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
Jo Ann Stump answered:
Each of the other agents gave you a long answer, which might have worried you. Yes, you will need to get an engineer and your county solid waste department involved, but to make it a little less complicated, I would suggest that you consult with a reliable and honest septic installer. They will be your best resource. They can walk you through the process, work with the engineer, and your local authorities. ... more
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Valerie Olson answered:
Every situation wlll vary.

It seems like a few years ago one could offer alot less than currently.
Discuss with your Realtor to find out if the home is priced right to begin with. If so, it's wise to not take a chance and offer close to full price. If the home is overpriced - ask your Realtrto find sales comparables to demonstrate that a lower price is reasonable. As a Realtor, I can pull up sales comps which will show the average difference between asking price and the actual sales price.
That gap is shrinking from over 10% a few years ago to less than 3% and that is a very general statement.
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Doug & Carrie Shinn answered:
Hi Joan - There are a total of 8 town home/condo developments in the areas from Forest Meadows to Bear Valley, including 3 here in Arnold and one in Big Trees Village. There are 3 actively listed units, you may view them by clicking here (or paste into your browser):

In addition, my husband and I have an in-office listing for a beautiful 1100 SF unit in Sequoia Woods (within Blue Lake Springs) that I'd be happy to share with you. My cell is 209-986-9331. Regards, Carrie Shinn, Cedar Creek Realty.
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Wed May 11, 2011
Sheena Reithmeier answered:
Hi Mary,

For up to 10 listings I believe the cost is $39.99 and if you have more then you can upgrade.

Check this out:

Hope this helps!

All the best,

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Tue May 3, 2011
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Mon Jan 4, 2010
Tim Muetterties answered:
Tim, if you go to under the lodging section you will find a list of most of the offices that manage Vacation Rentals in the Arnold area. You can then serach for the unit that best fits your needs. ... more
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