Dec 03

Home Prices Gained Less Than 1% in October

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CoreLogic a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its October CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI(®)) report. On a month-over-month basis, including distressed sales, home prices increased by only 0.2 percent in October 2013 compared to September 2013*. Year over year, home prices nationwide, including

Nov 30

Olympic torch bearer briefly sets himself on fire

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Another mishap from the long, adventurous Sochi Olympic torch relay has made its way onto the Internet.

The latest glitch reportedly occurred on Wednesday when former

Nov 30

Black Friday May Not Be the Best Time to Shop for Bargains

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Recent research has shown that many Black Friday sale items this year are the same things that were on sale last year, and some are even more expensive. 

Other items, like electronics, aren't much cheaper on Black Friday than they are any other time of

Nov 29

2013 Car Trip from Santa Cruz, CA to Upper Midwest

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 August/September 2013, visits with friends and to national parks.

 

At the border of Utah andColorado, Dinosaur National Monument has fossils from 25 ton dinosaurs.

 

Nov 20

15 June 2013: 50 years ago, first woman to fly in space wore world's first mission patch

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15 June 2013: 50 years ago, first woman to fly in space wore world's first mission patch
 
 
 
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago this Sunday launched aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok 6 mission, set a world record by becoming the first woman in space. But her gender wasn't the only contribution that Tereshkova made to the cultural history of space
Nov 20

Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch relay continues its route on a train

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch relay continues its route on a train

 

On Monday, November 18th, the Olympic torch arrived on a train in Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (Region), from Khabarovsk.

One of the Olympic symbols was redeemed by a local resident to stay there forever. On the

Nov 20

Sochi Olympic torch relay swims in near-freezing water (video)

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An Olympic torch took a polar plunge in Blagoveshchensk, a city on the China border.

Several brave men accompanied the torch through a portion of the Amur River. By the looks of it, the torch came close to submersion.

The official Twitter account for the Sochi Olympics cited

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:



 Your Tube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt7okPRpScI



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 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...

 

Link:

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
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