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Best Walking Cities in America - 07/25/09 10:48 AM
San Francisco was named the best walking city in America by Prevention magazine in conjunction with the American Podiatric Medical Association and Sperling's Best Places. Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago rounded out the top five. Metro areas were evaluated by using 19 criteria, including population density per square mile, use of mass transit, crime rate, and square miles of public parks. Brian Ripp, CRS, GRI, Broker - your Bay Area Realtor www.BrianRipp.com Serving Fremont, Newark, Union City & surrounding communities. Real Estate & Property Management. Real Estate Market Weekly Update Webcast: http://realtytimes.com/REUv/BrianRipp (0 comments)
Prevent Plumbing Problems - 07/18/09 06:00 PM
Plumbing problems like a clogged drain or selly garbage disposal can be inconvenient, but are fairly simple to correct on your own. Other problems require you to hire a professional and can be quite costly. To avoid plumbing problems, both small and extensive, keep the following maintenance and preventative suggestions in mind:
In the kitchen: •· Never pour grease down the drain. Wipe congealed grease from pans with a paper towel before rinsing in the sink. •· Do not put such foods in your garbage disposal as coffee grounds, celery, corn husks, pumpkin or squash, banana peels, raw meat, bones, (4 comments)
Reasons Not to Rent - 07/10/09 11:34 AM
The evening news is beginning to sound more and more like the children's fable, Chicken Little - who proclaims "the sky is falling!" With unemployment on the rise and an uncertain economy, buying a house may be the last thing on your mind. But if you've been waiting to purchase a home, now may be the perfect time. Here's why: * It's actually more affordable now. According to the National Association of REALTORS, the housing affordability index, which measures home prices, mortgage interest rates and family income, is more favorable now than any other time since NAR started the index 1970. (0 comments)
Home sales increase by 35.2 % in May. - 07/01/09 06:07 PM
Home sales increased 35.2 percent in May in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home declined 30.4 percent, C.A.R. reported last week. "With affordability for first-time buyers at a record high, sales of existing, single-family homes continued to remain above the 500,000 level for the ninth consecutive month," said C.A.R. President James Liptak. "Buyers are beginning to realize that the combination of favorable home prices, historically low mortgage rates, and first-time home buyer tax credits, may not align again for many years."The sales gains over last year have diminished in recent (0 comments)
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