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Sometimes Greater Sacramento real estate buyers and sellers experience difficulty selecting the best Real Estate Professional to assist them with their home buying and selling experience.Often it can be as easy as taking a test to find the perfect agent for your home buying or selling experience.Find out who truly is the very best Real Estate Professional for YOU! (DON'T SCROLL DOWN YET) DO THE SIMPLE MATH BELOW, AND THEN SCROLL DOWN TO FIND THE PERFECT REAL ESTATE AGENT FOR YOU.No Peeking!!! It's AMAZINGLY CRAZY how accurate this is!!
1) Pick your favorite number between 1-92) Multiply by 33) Add 34) Multiply by 3, (10 comments)
Great Food - Wonderful Colors - Sweet Smells - at Sacramento Area Farmers' Markets - 03/27/10 04:58 PM
(Slide Show contains 10 images) What a stunning Saturday, we are having here in Sacramento. A perfect morning for bringing out and dusting off that old ritual of heading down to the back parking lot, of Sunrise Mall, to visit the local Farmers' Market. The market traditionally gathered there each Saturday from 8:00 AM - Noon. But when I arrived, not a soul was in sight!Knowing something was wrong, I returned home, hit the internet, which advised from their website a new location for the Saturday morning market. Fortunately for me, the new location at Sunrise Station (Folsom and Sunrise Blvd) in the (34 comments)
Is it Allergies or a Cold - Check the Symptoms - 03/22/10 08:30 PM
Since last Thursday or Friday, I have been a bit under the weather with a really bad cold. Because our local news media had been broadcasting the usual messages of allergy season taking toll on Greater Sacramento citizens, I accepted it as gospel. I had been doctoring myself with Claritin, throat sprays, and cough drops.However, since this bug seemed to be progressive, rather than having all the symptoms come at once, I decided to see what I could find on-line about the difference in symptoms between colds and allergies.I'm convinced what I have is a cold, rather than the previously suspected (15 comments)
Before I could climb out of bed Thursday morning, I was watching the Today Show on MSNBC. A segment about Ann Curry, one of the newscasters on the show, was of particular interest to me, or anyone who has an interest in photography. Ann also has a great affection for working with a camera - especially as a sort of therapeutic tool. As she states, "The camera is an oasis." I found myself identifying with much of what she expressed, along with her friend and teacher, David C. Turnley, a Pulitzer Award Winning Photographer. The two of them were able (27 comments)
Surviving the Difficult Housing Market of Today - 03/18/10 10:10 AM
It certainly isn't uncommon to find real estate professionals brainstorming with one another about the state of our current housing market.Real estate professionals not only help buyers purchase property, and sellers to sell homes. Sometimes they voluntarily take up the shield to help past clients, friends and family to stay in their economically challenged homes during these difficult times. As a real estate professional, some examples of the circumstance I've personally seen, are as follows:(1) A friend, who bought a house in the 1990s, built up equity, then put on a second mortgage to finance an improved life-style with boats, RVs, vacations, (10 comments)
Who Would Have Thunk It? - 03/15/10 07:58 PM
It's certainly common for those of us in the real estate business to amortize mortgage payments on a regular basis. It goes with our job!This afternoon, I reached for a book on the shelf I hadn't touched in awhile, Out of the top, an old bookmarker peeked out marking a place of importance.When I looked at the marker for a moment, I was amazed to find it was one of many which I had printed up with amortization tables printed on them. These bookmarkers were about 28 years old, dating from an era when I was affiliated with Century 21, my first real estate office. There (14 comments)
Just Because You Can’t See Them Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t There - 03/14/10 02:00 PM
(Slide Show - 10 Images Total)It seems I'm too early for just about everything lately! It began a couple of weeks ago when I made a little trip up to Daffodil Hill hoping the daffodils were poking their heads out and announcing that spring was easily on the horizon. Alas, it wasn't to be. A caretaker at the hill explained it would likely be March 12th before they opened the gates to visitors. That has since been rescheduled to March 20th.Again, this morning I was in search of the illusive spring, even though the sun was shining forth, and not a (22 comments)
A Cold Evening Recipe - Polenta With Hearty Italian Sauce - 03/13/10 12:19 PM
It had been awhile since my family enjoyed this favorite recipe. Last night was chilly, and there had been rain during the day. To warm hearts and stomachs, I cooked up a recipe that perhaps your family would enjoy! POLENTA WITH HEARTY ITALIAN SAUCE (12 comments)
Usually, time changes don't sneak up on me like this one just about did. Yes folks, this Sunday morning is the launch of Daylight Saving Time. So be certain to spring forward, and add an extra hour to your clock when you head for bed Saturday night!I love daylight saving time, but is seems to come earlier each year. Here's the rule for the time change here in the US and Canada: Daylight Saving Time always begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November. (21 comments)
There was something about having a nice sunny day here in Sacramento, which made me wonder when the Sacramento River Cats Baseball team would begin to crank up with this season's games. My family and many Sacramentans, get excited about our hometown team.The River Cats season will begin off on Thursday, April 8th @ Portland. The first "at home" game will be Friday April 16th, with Reno.With River Cats home games scheduled at Raley Field, and it's close proximity to Old Sacramento, a fun packed family affair can be planned and enjoyed.Here is the Sacramento River Cat's Season Schedule: http://www.rivercats.com/schedule/catsscheduleFor complete information about (8 comments)
Historic Old Sacramento will present the 2010 St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade, on Saturday, March 13th. The parade, which is family friendly, begins at a new location - 2nd and L Streets at 1 pm, and promises to delight the Irish and Irish at heart with over 60 colorful entries and 1000 marchers including Irish step dancers, bagpipers, colorful costumed marchers, school bands, military regiments, cultural organizations and more! A reviewing stand with be located at Front and K Streets. In addition to the parade portion of the St. Patrick's Day celebration, there also will be a Celtic festival in Waterfront (9 comments)
I was looking at the calendar today and realizing that within a few short days, it will be St. Patrick's Day - a time to be reminded of traditions from the Emerald Isle. There are the leprechauns, the shamrocks, and of course the Luck of the Irish. What I wonder is could the Luck of the Irish be more attributed to an ability to foresee trends. For example, in 2004 and 2005, real estate appeared to be on a never-ending cycle of viewing the pot at the end of the rainbow. It was difficult for us to foresee what was to (14 comments)
The Ultimate Bio Tractor - 03/07/10 02:52 PM
If one travels a few miles west on I-80 out of Sacramento, it is a 20 - 30 minute jaunt to the little agrarian town of Dixon.Near Milk Farm Road, I came across this scene from my car window. Upon second glance, I realized things aren't always, as they seem! The tractors are constructed out of bails of hay. There are definitely some really creative farmers out there! (29 comments)
Sacramento The Camellia City Hosts Camellia Show This Weekend - 03/06/10 02:46 PM
(Single photo - no slide)It's no secret that Sacramento is proud of its status as the Camellia Capital.The city will celebrate the 86th Annual Camellia Show, this weekend in Sacramento at the Memorial Auditorium. The show is ranked as one of the larger and older continuously ran annual shows in the state, which is devoted to a single flower.Thousands of blooms on display, plus flower arrangements, and plants and collectible Camellia Show buttons for sale.Where: Memorial Auditorium, 16th and J streets, SacramentoWhen: 3-6 p.m. Saturday March 6th - and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday March 7thAdmission: FreeFor more Camellia Show details, you can visit the Sacramento Camellia Society webpage - or read (10 comments)
One of the more delightful joys of blogging, comes from not knowing in the morning, what will end up on my blog by day's end!The serendipitous nature of the day, provides unexpected events - both fortunate and unfortunate, as fodder for postings, especially if my camera is in tow.A few weeks ago, our local MLS (MetroList) decided to alter methods member agents use to access to the MLS. This means MetroList subscribers no longer must have an RSA Secure Logon Token to log onto Prospector. They also implemented a program to have member agents return their RSA tokens to MetroList, (19 comments)
I was fortunate enough to have an excuse for driving east up highway 50, to El Dorado Hill's Town Center today. I have friends who work and live in "high places" - or up the hill, as Sacramentans sometimes refer to the Greater Sacramento community of El Dorado Hills. We had decided once again to gather for lunch! Because the El Dorado Hills is cradled in the arms of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, and exists at higher elevation than our valley city, it is often above the fog line, and able to enjoy the sun!The Town Center in El Dorado Hills is a delightfully designed area of (21 comments)
Household Disaster Preparedness - 03/01/10 04:39 PM
With the reacent incidence of earthquake activity affecting several areas of the globe, including Haiti and Chile, it is important for folks to be mindfull and in a state of emergency readiness. For Californians, prone to earthquake, it is important to prepare for various disasters indigenous to this state. We often confront not only earthquakes, but flood, landslides and wildfires as well!The US government has a www.ready.gov website, which provides valuable information about preparedness for different types of disasters. Consider visiting this valuable resource for guidance on readying your family for such an occurrence. The www.ready.gov website lists the following recommended items (17 comments)
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