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Homeward Bound August - Impactful Real Estate News

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

Boy… It’s hot, and not just outside.

You do not have to be a weather person to predict the weather this time of year. We all know… it is the hottest time of the year. But that is not all that’s hot. The economy is red hot too. By all measures the best economy in 20 years or so.

This is GOOD for most reading this, but there will be some exceptions. There always are. An example could be someone will sell a house and make out great, meaning a buyer pays a bit more than they would have not too long ago. And in some areas, the opposite happens. Seller does not make out that great, but the buyer does.

Most homeowners who do NOT have to sell of course know this and will hold back on buying or selling. That will of course impact supply and demand. Results right now? RED HOT opportunities!

How does this impact you? Well, it is a HOT time to invest in real estate. Single family, multi-family, even farmland. If you did not get the memo, here is a special clause from our Buyer and Seller Agreements of our VIP Client Program enabling past clients of ours to create additional wealth thru real estate.

VIP CLIENT PROGRAM: Seller ___ does OR ___ does not wish to participate in Broker's VIP Client Real Estate Investor Program (REIP), whereby Seller will receive notices of free real estate investor trainings and notices of real estate investment opportunities by mail, email or phone at times when investment opportunities arise. Seller may opt out of The REIP at any time. Seller is never obligated to invest in real estate.

So, if you or anyone you know like the idea of making money in real estate using other people’s money, please contact us right away… while these HOT investment opportunities are available.

Making gains in assets and wealth are nice! I especially like it because it allows me the opportunity to GIVE more. How about you?

As you probably know, we donate a portion of our income to some AMAZING worthy causes! Like UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation, an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort near Orlando that provides critically ill children and their families from your community and around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.

This year we are on a mission to raise $25,000 for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation. The hospitals provide care from hundreds of doctors from more than 50 medical specialties, the staff delivers expertise that covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders and traumatic injuries, as well as expertise in organ transplants and the care of critically ill newborns. With more than 1,700 clinical trials each year, UCSF Benioff is at the forefront in offering patients the latest therapies, led by clinician researchers who are committed to providing the most advanced care in their fields.UCSF Benioff relies on the generosity of donors and supporters like YOU to fulfill its mission to create joy, optimism and hope for families. We are committed to donating a portion of our income from home sales to this very worthy cause. So, YOUR REFERRALS really do HELP THE KIDS…

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home, or investing in real estate you could refer to my team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but the kids at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will benefit as well.

Just give me a call or pass my number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling. My number is 925-351-4924.

You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and I. As we move forward through this red-hot summer, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you being a special part of our business.

Go Serve Big!!!

Michael Forkas

Your Home Sold Guaranteed!

P.S. When you read the story enclosed your heart will warm! Boy mine sure did. Check it out.

Meet Siya Gupta

Young girl receiving chemotherapy treatment.
Siya Gupta getting excellent care that saved her life from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

Siya Gupta says the fifth day after her 10th birthday was the scariest day of her life. That’s when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer.

As with every ALL patient, nearly all of the cells in Siya’s bone marrow were cancerous when she was diagnosed. But unlike with most ALL patients, 80% of Siya’s bone marrow cells were still cancerous after treatment. Chemotherapy usually reduces the share of cancer cells in the bone marrow of ALL patients to under 1%.

“I’ve been doing this job for 12 years, and that was the smallest reduction in leukemia cells I have ever seen after a month of chemotherapy,” says Elliot Stieglitz, MD, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. “Historically, less than 10% of patients like Siya who don’t respond to conventional treatments survive.”

Dr. Stieglitz knew he needed to shift gears. He told the family about another option: chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, a revolutionary form of cellular immunotherapy. Unlike chemotherapy, which attacks tissue throughout the body, CAR T-cell therapy genetically alters a patient’s own cells to recognize, target, and destroy only the cancerous cells.

Infusion day came. Doctors talked the family through the procedure one last time. When the infusion began, the room fell silent. Siya recalls, “I remember thinking, ‘It’ll be fine. You’re going to be OK.’ But even though I was assuring myself, I was secretly praying. And I knew everyone else in the room was praying for me too.”

Young, happy little girl with tropical face-paint.
Siya is in remission!

Siya experienced minimal side effects – just a low-grade fever, which meant that her immune system was responding to the treatment. One month later, Dr. Stieglitz and his team repeated the bone marrow analysis. Siya was leukemia- free. She was in remission.

With Siya in remission, Dr. Stieglitz and his team were able to perform a successful bone marrow transplant. Three years later, she is still leukemia free.


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