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2009 

History of Antioch California Antioch California was established 1850 by two brothers; William and Joseph Smith and originally called Smith's Landing.  In 1851 the towns first preacher persuaded the residents to change the name to Antioch after the city in the Bible. Coal was discovered in the ne...
12/30/2009
Living in Antioch Living in Antioch provides people with many exciting community events, parks, fine dining, golf and social opportunities. Antioch homes are some of the most affordable in Contra Costa County.  Antioch with almost 100,000 people is the hub of East Contra Costa County. Right now t...
12/30/2009
Homes in Antioch Antioch is a bedroom community in Contra Costa County and offers a combination affordable housing with a fine community. Located in East Contra Costa County it is next to upscale Brentwood and Oakley to the east and Pittsburg to the north. If you are looking at Homes in Antioch y...
12/30/2009
Bank Owned Homes in Brentwood Bank Owned Homes are a very large section of the Brentwood Housing Market and the portion of the market that seems to attract the most buyers.  If you are interested in Buying a Bank Owned Home this Post will provide you with the information you need to save thousand...
12/29/2009
Short Sales in Brentwood Short Sales Continue to be one of the most Dynamic parts of the Real Estate Market in Brentwood California. About 40% of the Homes on the Market in Brentwood California are Short Sales.  This Post Provides Market information or link here on How to Short Sale a Home. This ...
12/29/2009
There is a lot of guilt in our culture about Christmas excess, both from the secular side and the religious side.  I understand that our thoughts should not be focused on personal pleasure, we need to be mindfull of the Reason for the Season, and take care of those in need. But my wife and I alwa...
12/23/2009
I love Christmas but also know it can be a painful time for some.  I have had my own share of pain associated with Christmas: When I was young my mother became ill shortly after Christmas and died.  She left behind me at 5 and my brother 3 and sister 2.  My dad was never the same.  My grandmother...
12/23/2009
I love Christmas and I love Tradition.  I do not break routine easy.  Here are some things that just stay the same: Presents are opened on Christmas Morning. The stockings are opened in the morning before the ones under the tree. I start decorating the house on Thanksgiving weekend (or shortly th...
12/23/2009
Selling a Luxury Home - Part 7 - The Team - Putting it together This is Part 7 in a Series. You may wish to look at the other parts first: Selling a Luxury Home - Part 1 - Defined Selling a Luxury Home - Part 2 - A State of Mind Selling a Luxury Home - Part 3 - Make a Plan Selling a Luxury Home -...
12/22/2009
Selling a Luxury Home - Part 6 - The Team - The Stager This is Part 6 in a Series. You may wish to look at the other parts first: Selling a Luxury Home - Part 1 - Defined Selling a Luxury Home - Part 2 - A State of Mind Selling a Luxury Home - Part 3 - Make a Plan Selling a Luxury Home - Part 4 -...
12/22/2009
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