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  Christmas in the Village       Come join the family fun as La MesaVillage is transformed into a Victorian winter wonderland.  The event takes place on Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14 from 5 – 10 pm.  The festivities begin at 5:00 with a holiday parade on both days.  Following the parade...
11/29/2013
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  Black Friday Blues I’m going on record here to say that I hate Black Friday and the monster that it has become in 2013.   The original concept wasn’t so bad….large retailers have a sale the day after Thanksgiving to stimulate the Christmas buying season.  Got it.   But does EVERY business reall...
11/29/2013
    Attention CA Realtors:  New Forms in Your Library     The California Association of Realtors released 7 new forms this month and made revisions to 23 existing forms.  Here are a few of the new forms and changes that caught my attention. NEW - Corporation/Limited Liability/Partnership Signatur...
11/27/2013
  Guidelines for Showing Properties       I recently hired an agent who is brand new to the business having just received his license.  He is very smart and enthusiastic and eager to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible.  I have begun the process of guiding him through the many facet...
11/26/2013
  Is a Short Sale Right for You?       There are many factors that go into determining if a short sale is right for you.  A short sale occurs when your lender agrees to; 1) allow you to sell your home for less than what is owed and 2) accept that reduced amount as pay-off on your loan, releasing ...
11/25/2013
  My Favorite Turkey Brine       If you are looking to make an incredibly tender and moist turkey this year, I would recommend brining.  Soaking the turkey for 24 hours in this salt, herb and wine solution does the trick.  I’ve been experimenting with the recipe for about 4 years, and this is wha...
11/23/2013
  The Mother Goose Parade is Tomorrow!       The Mother Goose Parade has been kicking-off the holiday season since 1946.  It is held every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving in the city of El Cajon and is the largest parade of its type west of the Mississippi.  The parade features motorized f...
11/23/2013
Can’t Pay Your Mortgage?       Despite the fact that home prices are on the rise, there are still thousands of people in San Diego County who owe more than their home is worth and are struggling to pay their mortgage.   Have you fallen behind on your payments?  Have you been unable to work out a ...
11/22/2013
  Homelessness Declines Since 2010       As we head into the holiday season, and the cold weather that accompanies, we are reminded that for thousands of people in our country there is no place to call home.  There was however a bit of encouraging news today as HUD reported that the number of peo...
11/21/2013
  Translating Real Estate Speak   Cozy – You can stand in the middle of the bedroom and touch the walls on either side. Quaint – Only your crazy aunt would like it. Grand - Someone had more money than taste. Spacious – A little home trying to feel important. Updated – New towel rods installed in ...
11/19/2013
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Marti Steele Kilby, CRS

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