Monthly Archives: August 2011

Thinking about selling your own home, think again!

Every once in a while I run across someone who questions the value of a Real Estate agent. Recently I came across an interesting survey conducted by HomeGain. Basically, home sellers who use a Realtor are more successful and more satisfied that those who choose … Continue reading

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Top 10 IRS Home Seller’s Tax Tips

Although it is not my area of expertise to advise you in real estate tax matters, I can suggest further reading to help you better understand some tax issues regarding home sales.  The IRS has recently put out Home Sellers … Continue reading

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Bay Area Home Sales Still on the Rise

 Although the recent plummet in the stock market shocked us all, it still looks like home sales are still on the rise. Prior to the drop in the market, the June issue of Realtor Magazine cited the stronger demand in real estate market due … Continue reading

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Simply and Inexpensive Organic Pest Remedies for the Garden

I don’t know about you, but with this hot and cold weather my garden has been suffering. Here are some simple pest remedies using everyday household items:  Soap Solution Pests: Aphids, spider mites and whiteflies 2 tablespoons soap flakes 2 liter … Continue reading

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