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When a question sounds like one thing but is actually another - 06/29/12 09:47 PM
It’s been a crazy week! One that has been busy, fun, but a little exhausting! However, this evening I am taking a little time to lighten up! As some of you know, in addition to being a Realtor for the past 30 years, I also worked at an international software development company during the years 1997 and 2005. The job was slated to last a mere 3 months, but instead lasted 8 ½ years! The years moved swiftly, as I worked at the Research and Development Center, with folks exploring the cutting edge of technology. Sometimes, the exploration would have humorous (15 comments)
There are numerous July 4th Events, Activities and Fireworks Displays in the Greater Sacramento region to celebrate America’s birth. The following information highlights a few in our area. Cal Expo Fireworks DisplayJuly 4th 2012 Labeled as a July 4th Pyrospectacular, the City and County of Sacramento join together to present this large scale annual event at Cal Expo. Live music this year is provided by “Two Steps Down” – “Todd Morgan and the Emblems” – “Kattywompus” Cal Expo gates will open at 5:30 pm for the live music, with fireworks beginning at 9:30 pm. Parking is $10.00
Pricing Your Home to Sell - 06/26/12 05:43 PM
Real estate professionals know natural laws of the marketplace are usually predictable. And a little analysis can often reveal their secrets.Virtually all houses are salable - if you put the right price, condition and terms on them.But, a badly priced home can often be an explanation if it isn't selling. There are other factors that often hinder home sales. Here are some pointers, which may assist you while successfully moving that property.
(1) Luck can often be a factor in how quickly a house sells. But your lucky stars can be enhanced by having your home in proper condition, and on (16 comments)
Ribbet has Launched - 06/22/12 02:52 PM
For those who used Picnik as a photo-editing tool, and mourned the loss when it went away, good news popped into my email box awhile ago!
Ribbet has announced the launch of their initial release photo editor as the world’s easiest to use.
Here are the highlights:
- All effects originally found on Picnik, including stickers, frames, advanced effects such as curves and levels, textures, gooify, instathin and too many more to list- Collage- Unlimited upload and editing history- Layers, textures and watermarks from the photo basket- Import images from any website- Edit your photos in high-resolution All premium (27 comments)
For those who adhere to speaking and writing while using the Queen’s English, there may be distress in knowing language endures as an evolutionary process. Here are some examples:Past: How great thou art! Present: You are great! (or...You Rock!)
Past: Here ye, here ye!Present: Listen up! (also…Shut up and listen!)
There are certainly rules of grammar and syntax that remain constant with the ages, but there are also nuances continually creeping into the vernacular.Before a writing class a few years back, I had increasingly noted our language was experiencing the disappearance of the word, “that.” When I (21 comments)
Ya Gotta Just Love Washington These Days! - 06/13/12 03:31 PM
Ya gotta just love how Washington works these days! And it has only gotten better since the Supreme Court came down with their landmark decision awhile back! The court's decision provided personhood to corporations and institutions. Yep folks, the banks, the pharmaceutical companies, the oil companies, and other mega industries, can shove as much money as they wish into the coffers of elected officials, and totally outgun the average citizen multiple times over in power and influence! I had to smile at the symbiotic, if not incestuous relationships, breathing the same air at the Senate Banking Committee hearings today. J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, (17 comments)
The Old Courthouse in Auburn California - 06/11/12 04:15 PM
As one journeys east from Sacramento on highway 80, they encounter California Gold Rush era Old Town Auburn - approximately 30 miles from Sacramento. There are landmarks in Auburn, which have remained unchanged by time. Because I enjoy revisiting old landmarks from my earliest memories, the old courthouse in Auburn is always a welcome sight. The courthouse cornerstone was laid July 4th 1894. 100 years later, the community raised over six million to restore it, and on July 4th 1994, it was once again opened to the public.Here's the thing about Auburn, the John Travolta movie, "Phenomenon" was filmed there in (21 comments)
I often enjoy visiting the “This Old House” website for information and ideas.
They are currently running a photo series labeled, “Best Built-In Before and Afters for 2012,” presenting amazing home renovations. Another of my favorite “This Old House” website sections is devoted to home inspection nightmares. Their latest series of pictures, titled, Home Inspection Nightmares XVII provides a slide show of photos, which are absolutely hilarious, if not downright dangerous. It is definitely worth a few laughs :-)Here's the link: This Old House Home Inspection Nightmares (12 comments)
Upcoming Events in the Greater Sacramento Area provide community delight. The weather forecast for this weekend is GREAT, so get out there and enjoy activities with family and friends. Several special events are offered for your enjoyment. I hope you all enjoy a WONDERFUL summer!
Historic Folsom Second Saturday Events for 2012 When: June 9th – July 14th – August 11th – September 8th Where: Sutter Street in Historic Old Town Folsom
Each second Saturday of the month, Old Historic Folsom comes alive with activities, including live music, an art walk, and street performers. In addition there is entertainment presented at the Powerhouse (13 comments)
While talking with a neighbor through the backyard fence this morning, she mentioned something I had seen reported a few days ago.
I head up the Neighborhood Watch for my area. Our group isn’t as formal as some groups are. But, we do have our little signs in windows, and we have the list of neighbors, with addresses and phone numbers. If (12 comments)
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