Nov 17

Your Local Real Estate Minute: How to Save Thousands on the Sale of Your Home

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Below is a link to my most recent episode of "Your Local Real
Estate Minute" with 3 quick tips that could save you thousands of dollars
on the sale of your home:

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Nov 14

Looking Into The Crystal Ball: Real Estate Trends for 2014

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If the real estate recovery is a baseball game, we're in the fourth or fifth inning.


So what will the rest of the game look like?


Experts from the Urban Land Institute unveiled their view of how the rest of the recovery will play out in their Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, released this week at the land use and planning nonprofit's annual

Nov 11

Olympic torch returns to Earth after spacewalk

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A Soyuz capsule has returned to Earth, carrying the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch after it was taken on its first spacewalk as part of the Russian lead-up to the Winter Games.

The Soyuz capsule carrying the Olympic torch and three astronauts descends beneath a parachute before landing in central Kazakhstan November 11, 2013

The Soyuz capsule carrying torch and crew came down to Earth by parachute

Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov holds the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games Torch during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on November 9, 2013

Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov waves the torch during a spacewalk outside the

Nov 09

Venezuelan Gabriela Isler was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow

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Moscow (AFP) - A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, on Saturday was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony.

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miss universe 

Miss Universe Winner 2013, Gabriela Isler, Stuns In A

Nov 09

Sochi Olympic torch reaches space station

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On Saturday, two Russian cosmonauts will take it on a historic first spacewalk. The torch will not be lit.

The event is part of a rebranding exercise by Russia, designed to portray it as a strong, modern country, says the BBC's Daniel Sandford in Baikonur.

The rocket left Earth at 04:14:25 GMT.

It blasted off

Nov 07

2014 Real Estate Forecast: Experts Give Their Opinions

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Christopher Thornberg, economist and founder of Beacon Economics:

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Christopher Thornberg

"Fundamentals are improved. Corporations are making money. Income is rising at a better pace. Real estate is starting to turn the corner," he said. "The biggest problem we have are with our leaders in Washingotn, D.C., who seem disparate to upset the apple cart at some

Nov 01

Purple - Infernal Editor

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Dave Letterman often quips, “There is no off position on the genius switch.” Now that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has landed, I wish that were true for me. The only thing for which I have no off switch is my internal editor. I guess majoring in literature, teaching English for twenty-seven years, and writing on a daily basis will do that to a
Oct 27

Olympic flame reaches North Pole

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The Sochi Winter Games organizers say the Olympic flame has traveled to the North Pole aboard a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker.  The torch relay reached the North Pole on Oct. 19.  

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay began in Moscow on 7 October and will end at the Sochi

Oct 21

How to Save Thousands on Your Next Home Purchase

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Attached is my latest video "Your Local Real Estate Minute"-How to Save Thousands on Your Next Home Purchase...



Oct 15

Olympic Torch Relay + Best 2o13 Sport Photos

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The trouble began on Monday when the torch went out near the Kremlin after Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over a ceremony in Red Square to begin the relay. Former Olympic champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was carrying his torchwhen the flame

Oct 15

Sochi Olympic torch relay begins track to North Pole

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Over the next two weeks, the Olympic flame will journey to and from the North Pole. The flame is aboard Russian icebreaker ship “50 years of victory” and will travel more then 3,000 miles from Murmansk, Russia, to the North Pole for a lighting ceremony and back to Murmansk.

One of the most ambitious parts of the Sochi Olympic torch relay has started,

Oct 11

2014 California Real Estate Forecast: Larger Inventory, Higher Prices

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It's not breaking news that the California housing market is heating up, but now the California Association of Realtors is confirming it on the record, predicting that the trend will continue upward into 2014.


In its latest forecast, CAR predicts primary home buyers will make a comeback after a period of tough competition with investors for what has been a

Oct 04

New Tech Meet Up Encourages Themes of Community and Collaboration

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On Wednesday night, over a hundred people mixed and mingled at Cruzioworks coworking space prior to the commencement of the second installation in a three-part series on the tech economy in Santa Cruz hosted by the Santa Cruz New Tech Meet up. As organizer and host, Doug Erickson mentioned, this was the fifth year of the New Tech Meetup in Santa Cruz and
Oct 04

Tips on Selling Your Home in Today's Market

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Sep 26

California Real Estate Cools 4th Consecutive Month

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The technology-powered real estate brokerage, Redfin has issued its Fastest Markets Report for August which shows home-selling speeds fell for the fourth month in a row.

In August, 27.9 percent of homes went under contract in less than two weeks, down from 29 percent in July and 33.7 percent in April.

As Redfin's latest Bidding War Report shows, the

Sep 26

Russia: Spacecraft delivers Olympic torch to orbiting space station

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Spacecraft delivers 3 to orbiting space station

Sep 17

Bay Area Home Sales Cool Off

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The sizzling Bay Area housing market cooled in August following one of the most dramatic run-ups in recent years, according to a report released Friday.

After months of increases, single-family home sales dropped 3.2 percent from a year ago, and were down 8.8 percent from July, according to real estate information service DataQuick. While the median

Sep 05

Top 10 List for Highest Home Value Increases

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This list shows how single-family home prices changed from July 2012 to July 2013. These rankings are based on a repeat-sales index that tracks increases and decreases in sales prices and includes distressed sales.

1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA +22.62%

The Southland housing market includes the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale,

Sep 01

Mrs. Universe 2013: Svetlana Kuznetsova from Belarus

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Belarus’ Kuznetsova crowned Mrs. Universe 2013

Belarus’ Kuznetsova crowned Mrs. Universe 2013

MINSK, 12 August (BelTA) - Belarus’ representative Svetlana Kuznetsova has triumphed at the international beauty contest Mrs. Universe 2013, BelTA learnt from Natalia Trofimova, the national director of the contest Mrs. Universe Belarus.

This year the prestigious international contest had two winners: one was

Sep 01

Purple - Ghosts of Killer Nashville

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Ghosts of Killer Nashville

The elevator of the Hutton Hotel howled like an aggrieved ghost.  The occupants exchanged nervous glances even though we were mystery writers on our way to a conference called Killer Nashville.  For an hour we could watch a grisly slideshow of bones and listen to Dr. Hugh E. Berryman discuss cleaning the remains with Biz soap, but
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