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2008 

Overall home sales rose 65 percent in the Coachella Valley in September, according to DataQuick Information Systems. Largely responsible for the sales were resale single-family homes, which rose 151 percent compared to September 2007. Resale condos were up 16.5 percent, but new homes were down ab...
10/29/2008
Several Coachella Valley community events and festivals have fallen victim to the struggling economy. The Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce would have filled town square with thousands of Oktoberfest revelers this weekend, but canceled the event because of a lack of sponsorship. "All companies a...
10/29/2008
The dictionary defines "luck" as "the force, considered the result of chance, that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life."  But is luck really just the "result of chance," or can we, perchance, take some steps to ensure good luck by doing the following?   Pay attention to your surro...
10/29/2008
What is Home Staging? So, exactly What is Staging? Let's say you want to sell your car for the most money possible.   · How would you do it? · What would you do? · Who would want to buy it? • How would you sell it?   Wouldn't you first make it look as beautiful as possible - by polishing it so i...
10/23/2008
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10/23/2008
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 2.  We turn our clocks back and gain an hour, and the perfect way to spend that hour is replacing the batteries in your smoke detectors.  But have you thought about replacing your smoke detectors, as well?   The National Fire Protection Association urges...
10/22/2008
"Earn thousands of dollars a month from your home!"  We've all seen these types of ads posted on telephone poles and on the Internet.  It sounds great, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends exercising caution when it comes to work-at-home opportunities.  Many of these companies don't ...
10/22/2008
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One day, the boss had had enough.  His people just didn't get it.  He grabbed two pieces of paper and   wrote "Think!" on them with a big fat magic marker, then posted his signs above the sinks in the   restrooms.  "They can't miss my message now," he thought to himself with satisfaction.    The ...
10/22/2008
Sometimes it's hard to know when a broken device or appliance is worth the money to repair.  For these items, most consumer financial experts agree it pays to skip the repair bill and replace them.   Computers and laptops.  If the machine is more than five years old, it's definitely worth it to r...
10/22/2008
While preparing Thanksgiving dinner, pass out slips of paper to those gathered for your feast.  Invite each person to list three things they're thankful for.  Then, while eating dinner, give each person the opportunity to read their list out loud.  Don't be surprised when your lists bring out man...
10/16/2008
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