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We need to relax and do more than real estate.  Being involved with your local community is part of being in business as well as just living life.Photo by Elizabeth LarsonSaturday we celebrated our annual Pear Festival here in Kelseyville California.  For more than a century the Bartlett pear has...
09/30/2007
Ever wondered how your house is perceived?  I ran across this today, however many of you may have seen it before.  There is a lot of truth it it, Let me know what you think.Your House As Viewed ByYourself Your Buyer Your Lender Your Appraiser Your Tax Assessor At least this is good for a laugh.  ...
09/28/2007
Fresh from the Washington Post: The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate today, aiming to prevent turbulence in the housing and credit markets from slowing the U.S. economy.The Fed's policymaking committee slashed the federal funds rate, the rate that banks charge each other to borrow money, b...
09/18/2007
This weekend our company had an open house extravaganza where we had over 120 open houses in a single weekend.  http://activerain.com/blogsview/182828/1-Plus-Homes-To I hosted 20 on Sunday with the help of other agents and the homeowners.  We had a drawing for 5 $100 gift certificates for those w...
09/17/2007
  One of the most problematic pieces of the property-buying process these days is the financing contingency. Basically, this contingency says to the seller the buyer will buy his house contingent on the purchasers' ability to get a loan to finance it. The financing contingency paragraph may give ...
09/17/2007
  Buying a home has gotten tougher in recent years, and finding affordable housing is an even greater endeavor, but the struggle is worth the effort. The National Housing Conference's Center For Housing Policy and Enterprise Community Partners, two housing advocacy groups, say more than just a ro...
09/17/2007
  When your local housing market is down and you have to sell, what do you do? You want top dollar, you may also need to sell in a hurry -- especially if moving day is right around the corner. In a tight housing market, remember that you are competing with all of the other homes for sale in your ...
09/17/2007
LAKE COUNTYCaltrans reports that the following road projects will be taking place around Lake County during the coming week.Highway 20- P G & E of Ukiah has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility maintenance between Mendenhall Avenue and Main Street. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p....
09/15/2007
Firefighters quickly contained a 50-acre wildland fire on the Mendocino National Forest Tuesday. U.S. Forest Service photo by Wolfgang Liebe. BARTLETT SPRINGS - In yet another blow to Lake County's historical buildings, a Tuesday fire claimed the Bartlett Springs Resort gazebo and another buildi...
09/15/2007
LOWER LAKE - For the first time in more than a century, a bell rang from the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum's bell tower on Thursday afternoon. Jane Weaver, whose dedication to restoring and preserving the schoolhouse over the past quarter-century is credited for saving the building, and County Ad...
09/15/2007
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