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Newport Harbor, CA I love this picture because the water in the foreground looks as though it was painted by hand. Plus I would love to be a kid again and take one of these little boats out for a spin! As a kid, I always thought it would be great to have taken a small sail boat like these out on...
05/22/2011
  If you're trying to find your way out of the matrix, you may consider joining a group of computer hackers on Jne 7th at 7:00PM.  The group OC Hackers  is meeting at the microsoft store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA to make plans for the annual Hackathon. The specific purpose of this no...
05/20/2011
Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra takes us on an Eastern European journey. First to Russia and Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet "Swan Lake." Then, on to Sibelius' tribute to his Finnish homeland in "Finlandia." And finally "Hora staccato," a virtuosic showpiece by Romanian composer Grigoraş Dinicu. Th...
05/19/2011
This morning I was reading through the morning's first posts and came across Kim Inman's blog titled Micah's First Lollipop . The cute pics she included reminded me immediately of 3 very similar pics of my son enjoying his first taste of turkey.                                                    ...
05/18/2011
    As an appraiser, I'm often asked what upgrades and/or remodels give the homeowner the best return on investment. The bottom line is that adding more square footage to your home will nearly always be the best way to improve your homes value. But adding more living area is like eating a box of...
05/17/2011
May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.   This is an old Irish blessing that rang true earlier today while talking with a client. The client had just purchased a home a few weeks ago and was busy fixing all the little (and big) things that were in ne...
05/16/2011
  Huntington Harbour is located in the Northern end of Huntington Beach, near the edge of Orange County, CA. The harbour was built in the 60's and features several man-made canals and harbor areas for boating. Most homes in the area feature deep water docks and quick access to the Pacific Ocean. ...
05/15/2011
  This recession has affected all of us in different ways, why just a few weeks ago professional gambler Bill Walters even had to sell his $29 Million dollar home at a loss. Poor guy. However, there are now quite a few good signs lining up that should help to push consumer confidence higher, and ...
05/14/2011
Tonight I have a rather unusual job, to manage the stage entry at my kid's school for their performance of "The Wizard of OZ". Watching the cast get ready for the show got me thinking, what's the lesson that we're trying to impart on these young minds that will serve them well in the future? Some...
05/13/2011
  Based on the current administrations plan to 'reform the housing market'; new loan limits will be backed down to $625,500 from where it has been over the last few years at $729,750.   I really don't have a problem with the limit being reduced as these higher loan limits were always supposed to ...
05/12/2011
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