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One of the best things about Sacramento is its diversity, not only in cultures but in historical influences, threads as old as California, itself, woven together to form a rich textile.  There's no greater example than in our architecture, with residential homes built since the mid 1880's in jus...
06/28/2014
Last week, we shared part 1 of our list of 21 negotiation strategies that will help you close any deal like the best sales pro in the world.  Today, we cover 11-21.  We hope you find these helpful whether you're negotiating a sale with a customer, a price on a new car, or even negotiating with y...
06/28/2014
Neighborhood and City Spotlight – Folsom, California.   ProfileFolsom is a city in Sacramento County, California, only 23 miles from the Sacramento proper.  It’s situated in the foothills of the Sierra Mountain range, and a short drive to Lake Tahoe.  Folsom has a total area of 24.3 square miles....
06/09/2014
21 Negotiation tactics that will help you close any deal! Part 1 (1-10)     We negotiate just about every day, whether we realize it or not. We may be negotiating salary with a new employer, with a contractor to fix something in our home, or even negotiate for our children to brush their teeth an...
06/09/2014
The disturbing facts behind mortgage and real estate fraud.     What is mortgage fraud? Mortgage and real estate fraud entails deliberate falsification, misrepresentation, or action with the aim of financial gain through illegal, illicit, and unethical means within mortgage and real estate transa...
06/09/2014
50 Fun facts about soccer's 2014 World Cup!   1. The 2014 World Cup is scheduled from June 12 to July 13 in Brazil.2. Games will be played in 12 cities in Brazil - Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sao Paulo.3. 32...
06/09/2014
Solar Roads will shine brightly in their failure.   "There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept." ~Ansel Adams Maybe, just maybe, they’re on to something big.  That’s what people say when they see the images on Facebook; synthetic highways the color of AstroTurf, a trail of brig...
06/09/2014
Real estate’s inventory paradox.   The storyline wasn’t supposed to go like this.  As the real estate market crawled out of its darkest hour, there were going to be plenty of hurdles; rising interest rates, unemployment, tightening lending standards, and even over caution.  But even the most pess...
06/09/2014
Neighborhood and city spotlight: El Dorado Hills, California.     Profile: El Dorado Hills is an unincorporated census-designated place in El Dorado County, about 22 miles east of Sacramento, California.    As recently as the year 2000 it covered only 17.9 square miles, but was expanded to encomp...
06/09/2014
15 Charming house warming traditions.   1. The term “house warming,” originates from the actual act of warming the home.  Going back centuries, long before central heat, neighbors and friends would celebrate a new home by bringing firewood over as a gift.  They’d try to fill up every fireplace an...
06/09/2014
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