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I received the following notice the other day and checked it out on SNOPES. This is true and I thought it was worth “passing on.” “If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per mont...
02/08/2011
Last week I visited a client who was anxious to buy some patio furniture. She saw it on-line, ordered it; however, after it arrived and they had a chance to sit on it, they discovered it wasn't as comfortable as they thought it would be. Unfortunately, I hear this story quite often. The differenc...
02/01/2011
The National Association of Realtors recently reported that existing home sales rose sharply in December, 2010. Sales increased for the fifth time in the past six months. Existing home sales are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops. Home sales rose...
01/25/2011
1. Making an offer on a Palm Springs area home without being pre-approved with a lender. 2. Making an "all cash" offer on a California Desert Home without being able to show proof of funds to close. 3. Choosing a Realtor unfamiliar with all the cities in the Palm Springs desert. 4. Not checking ...
01/18/2011
A little over three years ago I began writing weekly Blogs. The word "Blog" was a relatively new term many folks were not familiar with, so I just called them "Helpful Tips." Each week I would sit at my desk and try to figure out what topics you might be interested in learning about. If you think...
01/11/2011
'Energy efficient' means that a building has special features and equipment designed to reduce energy usage and energy costs. These features may Include extra insulation, weatherproofing, a heat pump, and newer mechanicals, like a furnace, water heater, and/or windows with increased energy effic...
01/04/2011
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Moving with pets requires special consideration and precautions. Pets don’t complain, but they can be easily traumatized by the move. The unusual activities of a move, especially moving day, may encourage a pet to run away. Each pet should have special identification tags with your name, address,...
12/28/2010
While speaking with a neighboring family who recently experienced a death in their family, I was told about a non-for-profit organization that helps families in need. It's called Lotsa Helping Hands! You can locate them on the web at: http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com. They created Lotsa Helping H...
12/21/2010
It seems like the holidays have just snuck up on me again. Sometimes it's difficult to "feel" all the winter holiday festivities when it's warm enough to go swimming, which so often happens when you live in sunny Palm Springs, California like I do. Mind you, I'm not complaining. I can still remem...
12/14/2010
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot...
12/07/2010
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