Archive for December, 2008

Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Those who know me know that I am a clean freak.  I love the smell of coming home to a clean house.  Sure, I have mellowed out a bit.  Since the birth of my daughter I started using more environmentally-sound products so I no longer come home to the smells of Pine Sol or Windex anymore…but […]

Fed Cuts Short-Term Rate to Nearly Zero

              Now that the world has admitted that we are in a recession the Fed thought they should step in and do their part.  Yesterday, in an attempt to fight the recession and the downword pressure on consumer prices, the Fed cut the key rate to the bone.  Huh?  This is the […]

Redevelopment of Oakland Army Base

  This morning the crew from Federal Oakland Associates did a presentation about the future of the Oakland Army Base which is located at the southwest corner of the Bay Bridge and the 880/80 freeway intersection.  While it isn’t yet approved, these guys have some grand plans for the “Grand Gateway.”  Should the City of Oakland […]

Rate Watch from Gwen & Rhoda

  Here is the latest and greatest from a pair of super cool mortgage brokers, Gwen Hoople & Rhoda Paul of Holmgren Mortgage in Oakland. “Mortgage rates increased last week despite news that the economy will be in an extended recession and a jobs report that was weaker than expected. Stocks surged Monday in a […]

Forbes.com: 10 Best Suburbs to Sell A Home. Berkeley is #1!

Berkeley, Calif., known sometimes as a hippie haven, is becoming a hotbed for home sales. Prices in the Bay Area suburb are up 9% this year, with homes selling for a median price of $790,986. Properties are sitting on the market for 73 days on average, the lowest of any area with positive price trends […]

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