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Just Say No To Carpet!

I remember back in the day when it was a big deal if a home was advertised with new carpet.  Today’s buyers read those comments and literally cringe!  My clients would rather see old worn out hardwood floors than old worn out carpet.  Even when it’s new carpet, the first thing my clients want to know is if there are hardwood floors underneath.  Let’s face it, carpet is out and hard surface floors are in. […]

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House Proud!

To say that I am fussy about my house would be an understatement!  I like things to look nice all the time.  I am not a big fan of the “lived in look”.  I understand that life gets hectic but that’s not an excuse for filth and clutter.  I have a daily routine and I often wonder if I am the only person in the world who wipes down the bathroom faucet when I am […]


5 things you may not have thought of when preparing for El Niño

1.)  If you are a homeowner you have more than likely given some thought to the condition of your roof but have you given any thought to your furnace?  This winter is supposed to be colder than last year so if its been awhile since you had your furnace serviced, you may want to schedule a service call. 2.)  Consider flood insurance, you may not be in a high risk area but keep in mind […]

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Confessions of a gym rat

  Five weeks ago today a 45 pound plate slipped out of my hands while I was stacking the leg press machine at the gym.  The plate landed on my foot shattering a few bones.  I walked to the locker room took off my shoe and grabbed my foot in hopes of rubbing out a bad bruise when suddenly I felt my foot crack.  My first thought was, how am I going to put my […]

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Hello October!

In spite of the fact that I have a broken foot, I had a crazy busy week!  I have been over seeing the pre-sale detail for my new listing and I put this lovely Glendale  property in escrow.  I also spent a good deal of time trying to close escrow on my Montrose condo which is another pain in my foot.  In any event, I am looking forward to a little R & R over […]

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Glendale Events

Happy Monday everyone!  This week is off to a great start, I closed escrow on my Adams Hill listing on Berkeley today and all went well with the physical inspection at my other listing in Montrose this morning.  I am thankful to be wrapping up a very busy summer! Glendale kids went back to school last week but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to do around town.  Take a look at some of […]

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Water friendly techniques

There are a number of gardening techniques that can help you create a beautiful yard without using a lot of water. Consider incorporating these tips into your gardening routine: • Group plants with similar water requirements together. This technique, called hydrozoning, is one way to make sure all your plants receive the right amount of water without overwatering. • Pick up some mulch and compost next time you’re at the garden center. They prevent the […]


Realtors are flipping out!

It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to know that a good number of flippers are licensed real estate agents. Check out this house on Raymond in Glendale.  It was purchased by a local agent in February of this year for $610,000.  It was listed with the same real estate firm that the buyer/agent is with.  It was marketed as a short sale and a total fixer (HA!) total fixer or not, a 3 […]