Archive for March, 2010

Mr. Mopps, Beloved Berkeley Toy Store, Is Closing

This morning a friend gave me some disturbing news: after 40 years of community support and business, Mr. Mopps, the beloved community toy store, is closing.  I have dear memories of going into Mr. Mopps.  The staff there was always so friendly.  I specifically remember this one time when I went in with a 2 year old little boy, […]

HGTV’s “My First Place” is Looking for First Time Homebuyers in the Bay Area

I was just contacted by HGTV’s “My First Place” to see if there are any first time homebuyers out there interested in a unique opportunity.  Here is the 411: BUYING YOUR FIRST PLACE? Then HGTV is looking for you! MY FIRST PLACE, HGTV’s hit series, is coming back for an eighth season and we’re looking […]

Thursdays Pick

Just finished up tour a little while ago.  My pick of the litter is this gorgeous remodel in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood of Berkeley.  Located at 806 Contra Costa, the remodel was done by local designer and stager SCOUT and is listed by Prudential California Realty.  The house has 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths with […]

Bank of America Makes a Huge Move : Principal Forgiveness

Bank of America announced today that it will introduce “principal forgiveness” program designed to help some troubled mortgage borrowers relief from the possibility of foreclosure.  The program will look to reduce loan balances of qualifying distressed homeowners with adjustable rate mortgages or subprime loans in an effort to make their payments more affordable.  The homeowners […]

Daylight Savings Time Means Time to Bounce Forward

Ok, if Realtors are good for something, it is for constantly reminding you that Daylight Savings has either arrived or left the building.  Ok, well, at least I am.  See, it all stems back to when I was in high school and working at Target (or Tar-jhay, as my daughter says) in Granada Hills.  I […]

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