Mortgage Interest Rates: What to Expect Moving Forward Unprecedentedly low mortgage interest rates have been with us for some time now. Currently at about 3.3 percent, conventional mortgage interest rates are half of the recent historical average of seven Percent. (Source: U.S. Federal Housing ...
September 1, 2011 - Farmers Market9:00 AM - 1:00 PM A California-certified farmers' market where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner to make sure he/she actually...
Home repair is always challenging, some days you are fixing it as it breaks and can hardly keep up let alone do preventative maintenance, and then you have to decide what preventative tasks are most important.  In my last post I discussed safety issues, today we are looking at security issues: • ...
When it comes to home maintenance and repair, deciding where to start can be a daunting task. Beyond the "fix-it-after-it-breaks" emergency situations, prioritizing preventative maintenance can be a bit challenging. When looking at the laundry list of potential home repairs for your house, you'll...
Last year I installed a reverse-osmosis system in my home. It goes under the sink and purifies water through the use of multiple filters. I love the convenience, and the water tastes great and tested amazingly well against bottled water and tap water. Recently, I found out that the company (where...
As we discussed in the last post sometimes you just need a little more space in your home, not a whole new house, or an expensive addition, just a little room.  One of the most popular "needs" for home owners these days is a home office.  You can create an office nook for about $250.  You can re-...
You have a great home in a great community but it has one or two flaws you would like to "fix" and yet not break the bank to do it.  Well, over the next several posts I am going to offer some suggestions on just that topic.  I will cover different rooms or areas of the home and some fun and creat...
It doesn't take a full remodel or removing walls to open up space in an otherwise small bathroom. Here are some cost-effective methods for making tiny bathrooms feel a little more spacious:  Pedestal SinksPedestal sinks are not only stylish - they also eliminate the boxy, space-eating traditional...
Recently the City of Irvine celebrated it's 40th Anniversary - so much has changed in 40 years and yet so much is the same!  The beauty of our area, the friendliness of our neighbors, the activities we all enjoy, the business that calls us home and help us grow.  From our young students that are ...
We all know that good credit is important for so many things these days, and if you are buying a home it is more important than ever to have a good clean credit record.   We also know in today's real life ways there can be some hiccups along the way, so here are some tips on how to improve your c...

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