Monthly Archives: January 2012

Going Green? A Few Tips to Reduce Your Home’s Expenses.

Going green isn’t just for environmentalists anymore.  Homeowners can save thousands of dollars when updating their current residence or building a new home.  There are many ways to make your home more energy efficient; from switching to Compact Fluorescent Light … Continue reading

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Final Tips for Improving the Value of Your Home

This list is the last in a series of 3 Blogs to help spruce up your home and increase its value, whether selling or just enjoying the benefits of your hard work. Furnishings Replace worn or dated furniture and keep … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Should Look Ahead

Future housing needs and planning is one of the biggest issues baby boomers will face in the years ahead. According to study conducted by AARP, MIT AgeLab and Hartford Advanced 50 team, 73 percent of homeowners ages 45-65 are planning on staying in their homes as … Continue reading

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Exsisting Home Sales On The Rise!

Each area has its own unique market and recovering from the downturn in the economy is somewhat individual. But, looking at the overall “big” picture according to the National Realtor Association (NAR) statistics, exsisting home sales rose from December 2010 to December 2011 … Continue reading

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Palo Alto’s Growth vs. School Capacity…that is the question

The Palo Alto school board is in the throws of determing the direction to take on both the elementary schools and middle schools growth. Do they build a new middle school or place six-graders back into the elementary schools? In … Continue reading

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Want to Get Off Junk Mail Lists?

A client of mine called and asked if I could pick up her mail while she was on vacation. She wanted to make sure those annoying credit card offers where not left in her mail box. She was frustrated of recieving two, sometimes three … Continue reading

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Rents Moving Up: Home Prices Soon to Follow?

I was reading an article today and found it interesting.  During the second half of 2011, we have seen a dramatic increase in demand for rentals in the Bay Area. In all, I would say with that demand, we have seen … Continue reading

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TIPS ON IMPROVING THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME…Continues

Last week I shared some ideas and low cost tips on improving your home’s interior. This week let’s take a quick look at the exterior of your home. Especially during the winter months, the tidier your home and garden are, … Continue reading

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Is a Reverse Mortgage a Good Idea for Seniors?

Whenever I am asked about reverse mortgages I find myself cringe. If you are a homeowner over 62, this is a unique opportunity to acquire spendable funds from your home, even if the mortgage is not paid off. But, before you do … Continue reading

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Welcome 2012 – More Tips on Improving the Value of your Home

A new year, a new resolution; clearing out the clutter and making the home fresh again.  These helpful tips will add value to your home and look refreshed whether you are selling or planning to stay put.  Regular maintenance is … Continue reading

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