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 Can you take money out of your 401K to buy a home?   I want to thank Jenny Barnes from JLB Tax Services for providing information on this subject. Jenny can be reached at or visit her website for additional information   Using Your IRA for a Home...
Open House Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 pm 11655 Jessica Lane, Los Altos Hills, CA, come see this wonderful 4 bedroom home that has the best of both worlds.  It is tucked away on a quite street in Los Altos Hills for privacy and seclusion, but is just minutes to downtown Los Altos or Highway 280.  It also...
Like so many of my recipes this recipe for duck fried rice was inspired by leftovers in my fridge.   I have had family out visiting this week.  One of my favorite things to do when I have family out is to go to places they don't have at home.   One of the dinners we had this week included a Pekin...
In Mountain View, CA there were 31 single family homes sold in June 2011.  Homes were listed for 1.085M and sold for 1.11M on average. This represents a selling price of about 2% over asking price. How does this compare to June 2010 in Mountain View, CA? In June 2010, 40 single family homes sold ...
  I wanted to share June's real estate activity numbers with you for Santa Clara County.  The national news has been all about gloom and doom but as usual our local market is different.  If you have any questions about what is going on in your neighborhood please do not hesitate to contact me.   ...
  How do you talk to your buyers about national news that does not apply to your market? I cringe every morning when I read news like this article that was published last week.  I have buyers, just like you do, that read everything about real estate they can get their hands on and headlines like ...
I have been struggling with a bad case of bloggers block the last few weeks.  I just decided that it is just an excuse not to do something every week that I know I should.   If I can get into the gym at least 5 times a week and workout I can get back into the habit of blogging.  I miss it and I a...
    Once upon a time I was trained as a mathematician with an emphasis in statistics.  The most important thing I ever learned about statistics is this; there are lies, damned lies and statistics.   This is why I have issues with the latest Case Shiller Index that was just published this week. I ...
The inspiration for this dish was an amazing Lemon Cilantro sorbet that I had at Sweet Orchid in Fremont, CA and soon to be in San Mateo, CA   If you are in either area drop by and try the amazing flavors Sweet Orchid has to offer. I thought the combination of ...
Until recently I spend 100% of my marketing budget on web related things.  But I decided that I wanted to try some local advertising and I opted to have my picture on the shopping cart at the local grocery store in Mountain View, CA that is the midnight hangout for many a Google engineer and othe...

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