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By Carla Higgins
(The Grubb Company)
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Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern and increased visibility. Many companies are marketing products and services intended to improve the quality of your indoor air. You have probably seen an advertis...

By Carla Higgins
(The Grubb Company)
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The Home Inspector - Water Damage Lookout Before buying a home, hire a professional to come and inspect the following major house systems to insure that they do not have any problems or deficiencies: the heating and central air conditioning, plumbing, the roof, electrical systems, attic, visible ...

By Byron Green
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Short. But True, Story.After the lady, her elderly mother and her daughter left, something tells me to turn and look in the mirror... I mean, it's like any other time that you or I would just turn and look in the mirror.  Why, because we want to see how we're looking;  Make sure we're still looki...

By Mary Smartt, Smartt Moves with Mary Smartt
(Lawton Associates / www.LawtonAssociates.com)
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Living in the East Bay for the last 15+ years, it seems like the powers that be are always talking about a revival of Jack London Square. And, it looks like it might actually be on the verge of happening!First, there is the highly anticipated California Harvest Hall, which is planned to be larges...

By Mary Smartt, Smartt Moves with Mary Smartt
(Lawton Associates / www.LawtonAssociates.com)
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Last night, I was watching the Democratic Presidential Debate, and they discussed the topic of the subprime mortgage meltdown and the housing market. If my memory is correct, this was the first time I had seen the topic discussed in depth at any of the presidential primary debates. So, it made me...

By Carla Higgins
(The Grubb Company)
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Tips On Energy Efficient WindowsWindows bring light, warmth, and beauty into buildings and give a feeling of openness and space to living areas. They can also be major sources of heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. However, when properly selected and installed, windows can help m...

By Carla Higgins
(The Grubb Company)
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Window Treatments for Glass Sliding Doors Offer Many OptionsWindow treatments for glass sliding doors allow you to view the beauty of nature while protecting you from the elements. These window treatments let you control light, but should also be easy to operate. Sliding glass doors may be an att...

By Carla Higgins
(The Grubb Company)
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Tips for Single HomebuyersThere are probably few things in life that are as exciting--or as nerve- racking--as the search for a house. With an organized home buying plan, you can minimize a great deal of the emotional impact. By determining your buying power, your wants and needs, and having an o...

By Carla Higgins
(The Grubb Company)
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Which is the Best Season to Sell Your Home?Realizing the time has come to sell your home can create mass confusion. Timing is everything in real estate; however, some also believe one season is better than another to sell your home.If you ask a real estate professional when you should sell your h...

By Carla Higgins
(The Grubb Company)
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Dave and Carla aren't Bragging - They're Applying for a Job Carla and I were preparing for a listing presentation with a seller in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland who has a large two bedroom, two bathroom condo with Lake Views. In preparation for the meeting we pulled all activity for the area b...

By Carla Higgins
(The Grubb Company)
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Tips on Saving Energy and Money at HomeDid you know that the average family spends close to $1300 a year on their home's utility bills? Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted. By using a few inexpensive energy efficient measures, you can reduce your energy bills by 10% to 50% and...

By Mary Smartt, Smartt Moves with Mary Smartt
(Lawton Associates / www.LawtonAssociates.com)
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Join Me and Lawton Associates in supporting the annual Toys for Tots drive to help gather toys this holiday season for underprivileged boys and girls. Just bring an unwrapped toy (or 2 or 3 toys!) to the Lawton Associates office in Rockridge, and then join us for holiday treats. We will be accept...

By Maureen Kennedy
(Pacific Union Real Estate-GMAC)
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My favorite dog-friendly hike spot is gorgeous right NOW.  Sibley Volcanic Preserve, written up a year or two ago in the New York Times by Piedmont's Patty Brown, is in full bloom NOW.  Great raptors and bluebirds, wildflowers, rocks (after all, as the material in the shelter points out, this is ...

By Maureen Kennedy
(Pacific Union Real Estate-GMAC)
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Really.  The editors wax about restaurants, walks, the Farmer's Market, theater and more.  See the article HERE. And you saw Piedmont Avenue's coverage as the  ''Gourmet Ghetto of Oakland'' in San Francisco magazine a month or two ago, right?  And then click here for San Francisco's most recent u...

By CJ Walton, CNE
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Keller Williams is Having a Bay Area Expert speak about affordable housing. This week. Call 510-776-9260 for address and directions Featuring experts who will discuss: • California's 4% loan for first time home buyers with disabilities and their families • Finding accessible real estate • How to ...

By Mary Smartt, Smartt Moves with Mary Smartt
(Lawton Associates / www.LawtonAssociates.com)
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If you are an Oakland homeowner, you simply must consider taking advantage of Oakland's new seismic retrofitting incentive program. And, if you are buying a home in Oakland, there is no reason not to retrofit your home. The City of Oakland is making it very easy and very affordable for you to sav...
Carla and I were preparing for a listing presentation with a seller in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland who has a large two bedroom, two bathroom condo with Lake Views. In preparation for the meeting we pulled all activity for the area back to April 1st to get an up to date history of the local a...

By CJ Walton, CNE
(Keller Williams Realty)
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But beyond the tragedy of the sellers, there was the tragedy of the perfectly prepared, and perfectly priced condos that are not getting the traffic that they deserve.  My client has found a wonderful deal, and yet there is one Lake Merritt Condo that is still out there, that I can't get out of m...
Lake Merritt Condos in Oakland are so plentiful it they are sitting on the market like fruit rotting off an unharvested tree.  There are just so many! But don't let the competition fool you. There are absolute treasures in Lake Merritt.  Of course you may have to sort through a lot of hay before ...

By Tracy Nicole Hamilton, Realtor - Elk Grove CA, Sacramento, CA
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The Urban Living Tour stands out as a one of a kind exploration into not only the architectural properties and dwellings of an urban community, but the lifestyle of individuals who inhabit these spaces. Join us for a comprehensive view of modern urban living. The spectrum of spaces and individual...

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