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The following article was written by Meera Jaeel, and posted with permission.  Good information for homeowners looking to make home improvements with respect for the environment.  Utilizing earth-friendly products and practices in residential interiors makes good design sense. With the variety of...
Not exactily, but on Friday, February 12, 2010 a New Orlean's like atmostphere will welcome guests for an evening of Bourbon Street fun.  Beginning at 5:00, attend the 3rd ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS BASH AT THE BOTHWELL where you'll enjoy Bistro café-seating at the Jackson Square Street Party with New Or...
Whether you’re a worrier or a planner, sometimes knowing how long you can expect things to last in your home can be a good thing. For a list of approximate life expectancies of home appliances and components, visit LivingWithMyHome.com You'll find everything from estimates for repair items to rem...
Despite the national real estate news that promote a ‘buyer’s market’, know that in the Tri Valley and Bay Area, there is much competition for homes, due to low inventory levels. Banks acting as sellers don’t have emotional ties to the property – it’s always about the bottom line. They are pricin...
Hey there sports fans – if you just love to watch the biggest football game of the year somewhere besides your own living room, here are a couple of ideas for you.   Rock House Sports Bar & Grill SUPERBOWL SUNDAY February 7th 2010 1840 PORTOLA AVE. LIVERMORE, CA 94551 925- 960-9110 Full bar with ...
  In keeping with the theme though, Fenestra Winery’s 18th annual event is one of my personal favorites. On Saturday and Sunday, Jan 23rd and 24th, 2010 enjoy Souper Bowl! Very often a rainy or foggy day, there is nothing more inviting than entering the cozy tasting room where you’re be enveloped...
Most areas have a weekly marketing meeting for real estate professionals, where agents and other adjacent industry representatives gather to network and promote new listings. This is followed by Broker’s Tour (in some locales, called a Caravan) where local agents tour properties that are newly li...
2009 saw some significant changes in the Pleasanton Condo and Town Home Real Estate Market. This price range has been very appealing to first time home buyers and investors. Some of the properties selling in this category are seeing all cash offers. Loan types and HOA occupancy levels can create ...
It’s a legitimate concern that many first time buyers have expressed. If your place of employment is shaky, then you probably don’t want to take the risk right now. But, if you are in a stable position and just want a little added comfort, read more. The California Association of Realtors launche...
2009 brought a bit of stability to the Pleasanton Real Estate Market. Inventory levels are more consistent with seasonal averages giving buyers a bit of selection and still attractive prices. While lending guidelines have certainly tightened, savvy buyers and investors have seen the advantage to ...

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