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2018 Color of the Year. Dramatic and provocative!

Pantone, the authority in color for design, fashion and more, recently debuted its 2018 Color of the Year: “Ultra Violet.” The color—”dramatically provocative and thoughtful,” according to the company—is cool and cosmic, with an otherworldly vibe. “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone…

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Contra Costa Association of Realtors – Newsline 12/27/2017

President Signs Tax Reform Bill Last week, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform bill. All individual provisions of the measure are generally effective after December 31, 2017 for the 2018 tax filing year and expire on December 31, 2025 unless otherwise noted. The provisions do not affect tax filings for…

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Orinda Garden Club Tour Sponsored by Melanie Snow

Every other year, Orinda’s prestigious Orinda Garden Club puts on a a Spring garden tour of six amazing Lamorinda homes. This year, I will be sponsoring this wonderful event. There will be a tour of each spectacular garden, a pop up boutique at one of the special Lafayette homes, giveaways, and tea and cookies.   The…

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Linolium vinyl flooring by Armstrong

Check out Armstrong’s new linoleum vinyl flooring. Looks like tile, has a current bado cams edgy look, and is very reasonable. A good solve for laundry rooms, bathrooms and hard to cover basement floors.

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Out Migration: It’s A Housing Story

California has an out-migration problem. Recently released figures from the State’s Department of Finance (DOF) shows that the number of Californians leaving the state each year is on the rise. After falling significantly during the Great Recession, outmigration from California is exhibitionist on a 4- year uptrend. The DOF reports that nearly 118,000 people moved…

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Parents Helping Their Kids Buy Homes

Parents helping kids compete in bidding wars Source: Wall St. Journal To help their adult children, more parents are reportedly taking out equity in their own home so their child can buy a home of their own. More parents are finding that their adult children need the extra financial footing in order to compete in…

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Lamps Plus rocks it again with well priced light fixtures

Check out the Lamps Plus in Concord. They have amazing well priced light fixtures. Yes, they are copies of expensive originals, but at the end of the day, no one is looking, viagrapill I promise you. Enjoy.

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Beer Garden at Gillman and Curtis in North Berkeley

Driving by Gilman and Curtis Road in North Berkeley and saw an amazing outdoor beer garden. Stopped to investigate and picked up dinner. Vegetarian Sandwich, Chicken Chipolte Bowl buy generic viagra online and amazing fries. A must try. Sorry to not stay for people watching and a leisurely beer. Tempting. Next time!

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How interest rate jumps affect purchase decisions and affordability in CA

Mortgage rates have shot up in the two weeks following the election, moving to highest levels in two years, with the 30-year fixed rate loan at 4.25 percent. This has instantly pushed up the cost of borrowing and home purchasing for many people in California, caused many to try to lock in current rates and…

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Wild Magnolia: A RESTAURANT YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT!

Inspired by Dianna Condon of Dianna Condon Cuisine.  Dianna has created a menu using farm fresh ingredients.  Our goal is to create healthy meals with a sense of place.  Using only the best local ingredients possible. The kitchen has created a menu with a an approach to seasonality and sustainability. Refreshing salads, tasty small plates and family…

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