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Here is a great update on laws effecting home owner associations in California.  This is particularly important if you wanted to move out of your condo and purchase another home while renting the condo out.  About one in three people in California now live in communities where there are HOMEOWNER...
Walnut Creek Travel Ball Tryouts 2 -4-12 There will be Tryouts Saturday February 4 2012 at 11 AM for a 13 and Under Walnut Creek Travel Ball Team. Ball Players from all local communities are eligible. There are open roster spots and plenty of room for talented Baseball Players. Tryouts are at the...
Here is a little Petition we ought to all pass around.  In this economy and housing market it is a no brainer.  I would suggest you go to the original and reblog it too.Petition to extend Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act As many of us may already know, the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 is ex...
Shar is a great Home Stager - but more important than that she is a great person with a heart for ministry and helping people.   She is taking her gifts for business and using them to ministry to women coming off the streets.  I think when people are coming out of hard situations like this provid...
Here is a great post on home staging.  There are great photos that show what quality home staging brings to the equation when trying to sell a home.   The thing I like the most about my job is those aah moments. It's a feeling of relief I get when a room looks just right. I know that the room wil...
Here is a great post that shows 3 things: Always use a Home Inspector. Trust your gut and get answers to your questions. Even new home construction needs to be inspected by an independent home inspector.  During a new construction inspection, what should I do when appliances don't sound right? On...
I am not sure is John is a photographer who moonlights as a Broker or if he is a Broker who moonlights as a photographer.  In any case here is another great shot of New Mexico.  A great place to visit and if you want to live there call John.Silent Sunset Says It All If you're considering the purc...
Here is another great post on why we need home inspectors.  They look at the home through different eyes than you.  The eyes they have might save you and your families life.  Never pass on a Home Inspection.Be Safe ~ Not Sorry...      When potential buyers look at a property, they are looking at ...
Here are some sad thoughts on the US housing market.  In general I do not like the idea of turning all the foreclosures into rentals.  It makes us a nation of renters and favors big business over families and ownership. The cure for the housing market is a strong economy and a strong economy is a...
Great Home Inspection post.   Anyone can find a problem.  It is nice to have someone around who might have an idea of what is causing the problem and how to solve it on the economical side if possible. I can see that you have a problem.   Water can damage siding and you may not recognize it until...

Gene Riemenschneider

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