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One of the great old American institutions that seem to be getting more scarce is the coffee shop.  When was the last time you went to a coffee shop?  Well, when you need a quick meal with no muss and fuss, they're your best bet.  An Orange County favorite is one called Norm's.  They are a very s...
One of the things that must be addressed when you put your Orange County California home on the market for sale is what to do about your pets.  There are two things to consider; your pet's safety and that not everyone coming to look at your home feels comfortable with a pet boa constrictor in the...
A design element that was once a luxury has now become a must have for many Orange County home owners is outdoor rooms.  With our wonderfully mild climate, these outdoor living spaces add hundreds of square feet of living area to the home.  Perfect for entertaining, relaxing, and just enjoying li...
This morning President of the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), Jerry Howard, appeared on the Wall Street Journal Update.  Amid all the talk about home sales being down and those with less than stellar credit defaulting on their obligations to pay of send mortgages, Mr. Howard had som...
    I'm writing to you from the Annual Howard Brinton Star Power Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  I met someone here who has a very unique program that you need to know about if you want to be prepared for the Short Sale market. If you've done Short Sales before, or if you talk with anyone who ha...
Seems like there are new inventions that come along every day that when we hear about them, we say to ourselves, "Why didn't I think of that?"   Today there was spot on the Today Show about just such an invention.  Something that's so common to our everyday lives.  How would you like to get to yo...
Earlier this month, I posted and article entitled Home Transfer Tax - What Kind Of Tax Is That?  The California Association of REALTORS® announced last week that Assembly Bill 1574 Private Transfer Taxes has been withdrawn from committee and delayed until next year.  C.A.R. vigorously opposed AB1...
There's a beautiful stretch of highway that originates in San Juan Capistrano near the Old Mission known as the Ortega Highway.  It's actually the most direct route to get to Lake Elsinore and Temecula from South Orange County.  Just about a mile or two out this road and you are in the country.  ...
My friend, Woo Hoo Sally Cheeseman has challenged each of us in the Group POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul to write about what we would like to be remembered for.  I told Sally I'd have to ponder that a bit.   Today, I read Jason Sardi's post Leaving Behind While I March Forward...  and that'...
In May I published an article Attention Orange County Home Sellers - Top 10 Reasons Why Your Home Didn't SellHere's a comment I received today on that May article  from a home shopper who will soon be relocating to Orange County.  It is startling and a real eye opener and offers some great advice...

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