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Buyers always have questions about what appliances stay with the property. It must have been a point of confusion since our California Residential Purchase Agreement was revised a few years back to spell it out more clearly in the contract. In general, dishwashers, stoves and microwaves stay, but...
Homebuyers, especially First Time Home Buyers,often get advice from family, friends and colleagues. Some of it is spot on, some of it may be well-intentioned but out of sync with the market the buyers are facing, versus what another's own experience was at some past point in time. I find that man...
Buffalo Wild Wings1790 First St.Livermore, CA 94550925-373-9464buffalowildwings.com Do you ever just want some savory snack that you can enjoy with a cold beer? How about a reasonably priced lunch or dinner, for before or after a movie? Well, Buffalo Wild Wings could be just the ticket. Opening t...
These handy emails alerts can keep you on top of any subject you can think of.  The first time I used one was to find out when a concert would be in town. Since a number of cities would be in reasonable driving distance, I simply set up the alert for the artist and year of the tour. P!nk 2013 Con...
Oh the fun we have using the MLS to search for properties. The old adage, garbage in, garbage out may have had its origin here. Accuracy is often sacrificed in the interest of time. Long ago, there was no such thing as the MLS, so agents were the keeper of the information, in weighty books that w...
I think I’d be in real estate less that a week, when another agent asked – what’s your tagline?  What’s your niche? Holy cow, it didn’t seem to me that was something you just announced without any practical experience in the market, nor an idea of where your passions might lie.  I do have to say,...
Vine Cinema and Alehouse1722 First StreetLivermore, CA925-447-2545 Remember that cable show, “Dinner and a Movie”? Well that concept is alive and well in Livermore, CA. The Vine Cinema and Alehouse, a downtown fixture since it first opened in 1956, has had a renaissance in the last decade. The bi...
Active Rain has a set of expected protocol for participants to follow. Called Community Guidelines, they lay a foundation for interaction between members and the larger audience we attract - the public. Here are two of those guidelines deserving particular attention. Do Not Personally Attack Anot...
981 Alden LaneLivermore, CA 94550925-447-0280 This Saturday jJnuary 25th, little people (real and not-so real) will descend upon the gardens at Alden Lane Nursery. All ages are welcome, but when I took our little neighbor next door, the majority of the kids were in the 3-10 age range. Attendees a...
83 Vallecitos RdLivermore, CA 94550(925) 447-5246 What to do before the Super Bowl? Also name, “the Souper Bowl” , Fenestra Winery is holding its 22nd Annual Soup and Wine Weekend on January 25th & 26th. Many years, my husband and I have attended this event. It’s often a grey or rainy day, where ...

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