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Real Estate Agent - W. M. Campbell Real Estate
My goal is to produce an interesting blog which addresses not only issues regarding real estate, but life in our quaint little Northern California town, home of the beautiful Bidwell Park (one of the largest municipal parks in the country!) and Chico State University.
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   What are today's home buyers looking for? According to a survey* of  22,000 recent home buyers, they plan to be “more practical” in their next purchase, focusing on livable space rather than "unnecessary upgrades."  Extras such as pools, media rooms and even dining rooms are considered unneces...
04/08/2010
     Check out this rare opportunity to own a Chico Charmer with a guest cottage! This home is for sale in Chico, Ca.     Step into vintage charm& character on one of Chico's most charming tree-lined avenues! Cozy fireplace, cheery sunroom, separate living & family rooms, wood floors, coved ceil...
04/02/2010
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Heard of the new "CASH FOR CAULKERS" program the Obama administration is proposing?  Also known as The Home Star Program, if approved by Congress it will offer rebates of $1,000 to $1,500, or 50% of the cost, for simple upgrades, such as windows and insulation, duct sealing, and energy-efficient...
03/10/2010
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  Maybe 15 years ago, I attended a workshop by "Staging Guru" Barb Swartz, who coined the term "staging" and has been teaching Realtors how to enhance their listings since 1972.  I wonder what Barb thinks about the new trend of "virtual staging"?  Literally "photoshopping" furnishings into a vaca...
03/04/2010
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  Maybe 15 years ago, I attended a workshop by "Staging Guru" Barb Swartz, who coined the term "staging" and has been teaching Realtors how to enhance their listings since 1972.  I wonder what Barb thinks about the new trend of "virtual staging"?  Literally "photoshopping" furnishings into a vaca...
03/04/2010
Don't miss the 22nd Annual Home, Garden & Antique Show March 15 & 16, 2008, 10am-5pmSilver Dollar Fair Grounds in Chico!Produced each year by Soroptimist International of Chico, this fundraiser allows the club to continue providing community service in many areas. (Please check out the SI Chico w...
03/12/2008
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  Son Gabe and I had the opportunity yesterday to visit the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Founded in 1885 and housed in one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture in the United States, the museum is a real treasure for Northern California. We especially enjoyed the works ...
03/10/2008
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Ok, I admit it; I'm a hopeless Chicophile. My dear brother-in-law Jim was recently visiting from the Portland area. I took him to our fabulous Farmer's Market and then to a favorite local coffee shop afterwards. Naturally, we ran into a number of friends and acquaintances of mine along the way (i...
03/07/2008
Am I the only person in the country who hasn't seen the video of Professor Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture"? What an amazing person. In Sept. of 2006, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given "3 to 6 months of good health" left. With ongoing treatment, he seems to be doing well. More import...
03/04/2008
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 Simply our favorite coffee shop/eaterie/office-away-from-office, BIDWELL PERK! Located in the heart of Chico (on E. 1st Ave., near the corner of Mangrove), this lovely and thriving vendor of fine caffeinated products and delectable edibles offers free wi-fi and plenty of seating in a warm and in...
03/03/2008
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