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2008 

One of the questions I'm often asked as a REALTOR® is, "What is a half bathroom?"  Recently, the Southern California Multiple Listing Service incorporated a new set of input fields to their system.  And with this change, I'm sure I'll be hearing the question more often.  Here's the definition dir...
02/16/2008
 The U.S. Postal Service has announced today that beginning May 12th it will cost 1 penny more to mail a one ounce letter First Class.  The cost will be 42 cents.  The price of the Post Office's Forever stamp will increase to 42 cents.  There have been over 5 billion Forever Stamps sold since the...
02/11/2008
 Today, on the way to the Open House I was holding in Rancho Santa Margarita, I stopped to pick up a case of bottled water.  People cruising through lots of houses can work up a thirst and always seem to appreciate getting a nice cold bottle of water.While at the grocery store, I first picked up ...
02/10/2008
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17TH 2-4 P.M.Please Stop By To See this Absolutely Charming HomeMarlene Bridges | Sherman Smith & Associates | marlene@marlenebridges.com | 949 363-090112 Seven Kings Place, Aliso Viejo, CAStunning Canterbury Detached Condo-Gated Community-3 Large Bedrooms& Loft3 Bdrm C...
02/09/2008
This morning I heard a statistic that over 47 million Americans are without health insurance.  It was a wake-up call for me.  Oh, I know that this is an issue that we've heard politicians talking about for many years, but for some reason today it struck a chord. It has been my family's good fortu...
02/09/2008
 ~ You're Invited ~OPEN HOUSE - Sunday - February 10th - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.~ Please stop in and say hello ~Marlene Bridges | Sherman Smith & Associates | 949 363-090143 Paseo del Sol, Rancho Santa Margarita, CAImmaculate Melinda Heights Townhome - Close to 241 Toll Road, Shopping in RSM, Foothill R...
02/08/2008
One of the most often-heard complaints about lenders is "Bait and Switch".  Does it happen?  You bet.  But, I'd being willing to bet it doesn't happen as often as we might think.  The next time someone starts giving a bad rap to a lender for a giving them a surprise at the end of the loan process...
02/08/2008
Are you a technolgy buff?  Me too.  One of the things I miss most of the 8 years I spent as an investment advisor is getting to see cutting edge technology before it's introduced to the world.  I found this video today that I just had to share.  While not a new video, it sure blew me away!  It fe...
02/08/2008
Thanks to my nani brah (Hawaiian for beautiful buddy), Sally Cheeseman, for tapping me on the shoulder to seek out a Hidden Gem in the Rain.   Sally has done so much to encourage me and soooo many others here.  There's just no way I could let her down.So now for the drumroll...tah-tah-tah-tah-tah...
02/07/2008
The National Association of REALTORS® was formed in 1908 to provide an ethical guideline for those individuals involved in the practice of real estate.  They followed the lead other business professionals such as doctors and lawyers who had united to provide accountability for those professionals...
02/07/2008
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