May 31, 2012

39 Unit Apartment Complex for Sale !!

Hello Neighbors, We've listed a 39 unit apartment complex for sale in Roseville, California! Interested? Call me directly. Investment real estate and the multi-family business is a very exciting market. It is very different from residential and light commercial. Apartment complexes of this size never trade hands in Roseville and Rocklin. This is a rare chance to own. Many thanks, Jim

Apr 1, 2011

"Customer Service"? - An Open Letter to Chase Bank

Hello Neighbors,

We rarely use this forum for anything other than updates, but here is something a bit different.

In a - now common - example of "customer service", take a read through this note about my relationship with Chase Bank (JPMorgan Chase).

Unfortunately, this is far too common in today's business world. Too common.

Want to avoid "service" like this? Come work with us! We will treat your family as you deserve.

Here you go - an open letter to Chase Bank:

Amazing Chase.

Stunning actually.

I have an account that has been open with you since 1987.

The account has changed hands several times as the banks have consolidated and merged. The last 3 steps were Great Western -> Washington Mutual -> Chase.

The account had $.02 in it.

A few years ago the checkbook was stolen. I was robbed when on a screening trip for rental property.

In discussion with you (as Washington Mutual at the time) we decided to keep the account open so we could watch for fraud.

Together, you and I decided to leave $.02 so we could do just that.


You took my two cents.

That's right.

You took my two cents.

The account has been in existence since the late 1980s – 24 years in total. It had $.02 in it. You took it.

Part of your new "$10 service fee" plan.

Some plan.

I have another small account with you in place today. Balance as I type this is a bit over $2100.

I will be pulling all of my money out of my accounts and ending my relationship with you. After 24 years.

Thanks a lot.

It's been going since the late 1980s, and you just killed our relationship - over two cents.

Nice job.

Customer service at it's finest.

You should be proud of yourselves.

I will broadcast this story heavily.

Jim Harris
Soon to be ex-Chase account owner.

Jan 13, 2011

WOW - 1 Million Homes Foreclosed On in 2010

Hello Neighbors,

Take a look at this article from CNN:

1 Million Homes. Foreclosed. 2010.


Nov 23, 2010

Closer Ties with

Hello Neighbors, and Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Neighborly continues to tighten our relationship with user of

It's the #1 property search engine, and an important method for us to reach out to new buyers. The relationship provides additional focus to your listings, and in addition to our "Showcase Listing" feature with really helps the Sellers we work with.

This new relationship also gives buyers in Rocklin and Granite Bay a quicker way to reach us, via new web sites and another toll free number.

Try these:

If needed, you can also use this toll free number to connect directly to Jim's cell phone:

(888) 902-1781

Give them a try, and spread the word!

Happy Holidays,


Oct 25, 2010

The Galleria Fire

Hello Neighbors,

Want to help with the Galleria?

A local company is hiring.

I dropped by their office twice yesterday and called them again this morning. Here is the article:

I will let you know what I hear. As you know, our office is right across the street from the Galleria.

We also registered the URL in hopes that we can use it for something productive in the near future. Right now the URL simply points to the Neighborly Financial web site.

- Jim

Oct 14, 2010

Neighborly Financial – Now Doing FHA Loans !!

Hello Neighbors,

WELL DONE to John Graham and the Neighborly Financial team!

They received confirmation a few days ago that Neighborly Financial can now do FHA loans.

This is the conclusion of a 3 year plan to roll out more services to Neighborly Financial’s clients.

Neighborly Financial can now help you with:

• Conventional Loans
• Jumbo Loans
• VA
• And a variety of other programs

Some industry experts estimate that over 50% of loans done today are FHA.

The steps required to get this certification are quite rigorous. Some agencies have had to post $250,000 security bonds to get this capability.

This opens up a huge new opportunity for your purchase and re-fi needs, and includes some loan products that hover around 97.5% financing!

Please do give Neighborly Financial a call for more detail.

Again, this is huge news and we congratulate the team!

- Jim

Blogging has been slow this summer, and we apologize. Why? The good news is that Neighborly continues to help and increasing number of clients with their real estate and lending needs, which limit "office" time. Client need is the #1 priority.

Jun 22, 2010

Employee Programs for HP, Intel, Apple, Yahoo, Weyerhaeuser, and More!

Hello Neighbors,

Fun news.

Neighborly is now partnered with several different large companies in Northern California and the Bay Area. Most are tech companies, which happily takes us back to our previous lives...

Neighborly has been working for several months to get these relationships in place, and they've all gone live simultaneously.

Neighborly now offers special programs to employees of:

- Hewlett-Packard
- Intel
- Apple
- Oracle
- Microsoft
- Yahoo
- Genentech
- KeyPoint
- Sony Playstation
- Levi Strauss
- Meriwest Credit Union
- CommonWealth Central

If you work for one of those companies, how do you get access to Neighborly's special employee programs?

Log into your employee discount portal and search:

a) Home & Garden > Real Estate category or
b) Finances & Money > Real Estate category

What is your employee discount portal called?

It could be different at each company. Examples:

1) HP's system is called "Passport”
2) Microsoft’s system is called “Benefits Prime”
3) Intel’s system is called “Vault”
4) Apple’s system is called “Passport Unlimited”
5) Weyerhaeuser's system is called "MyDiscount".

Contact your internal HR rep for help with your system.

Many thanks!

Jim Harris