Category Archives: Tip of the Day

Four Ways On-line Real Estate Valuations FAIL

August 16, 2011
By: cometrealty

Tara-Nicholle Nelson is an author and the Consumer Ambassador and Educator for real estate listings search site Trulia.com.Q: Knowing that I would be selling my home, I have been following price ranges for comparable properties to my home on a couple of major real estate websites. Now that I am ready to list, all the agents I’ve talked to say that the websites are so out of line that their recommendations are worthless. What a shock! A: Real estate websites have transformed the whole experience consumers have…
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Hayley’s Feng Shui Tip: LUCKY DIRECTIONS

July 26, 2011
By: cometrealty

FIND YOUR LUCKY FENG SHUI DIRECTIONThis is the direction for you to sit FACING when you are making decisions, negotiating contracts, working on important projects, etc. Begin by finding your KUA number: FEMALES:  Add together the last two digits of the year you were born.  If the result is 10 or more, add the two digits together to reduce them to a single digit. Add 5. If this result is 10 or more, add them together again to reduce to a single number.  If your answer is…
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Is this the time to invest in Real Estate?

July 6, 2011
By: cometrealty

The secret to investing is to buy low and sell high!  There I’ve given you all the #1 tip in Real Estate investing!  The tricky part is finding out exactly when low is the lowest, and when high is the highest.  It is easy to see when the bottom is a couple of years after we have hit it–but that like all hind sight it does not help us right now.What does help us is watching trends, and reviewing historical data.  Real Estate has been…
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Hayley’s FENG SHUI TIP: Eyes of the Home

June 28, 2011
By: cometrealty

WINDOWS ARE THE EYES OF THE HOME We were out showing houses last summer and not only was I not quite prepared for this place, but my client wasn’t either! The windows were so filthy, you literally could not see through them. The only reason you can see through the one on the left is because the pane was missing!!!  In feng shui, the windows are called “the eyes of the home”. They are related to your ability to see clearly in life. Keeping your…
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Hayley’s FENG SHUI TIP: Clutter in the Kitchen

May 24, 2011
By: cometrealty

I am STILL working on clutter around my house. For some reason, just when I think I have it under control, it looks as if a bomb went off in my house. Does this happen to you too?  My friend Sara Caputo, the completely organized owner of Radiant Organizing out of Santa Barbara. has a most excellent blog (http://www.radiantorganizing.com/blog/). Twice a week she posts something incredibly useful. She said that the reason we have clutter is that we have poor decision making skills. I agree…
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First impressions are lasting!

April 30, 2011
By: cometrealty

by Dian Hymer Imagine walking into an important job interview looking like you just dragged yourself out of bed. You’d be unlikely to make a good impression and diminish your chance of securing the job. The same goes for selling a home. First impressions are lasting. Some buyers won’t even look at the inside of a listing that doesn’t have good curb appeal.Today’s buyers are picky. There is no sense of urgency in the market, so buyers are holding out for the best home they can…
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Hayley’s FENG SHUI TIP: Clearing Clutter

April 26, 2011
By: cometrealty

It is not about having what we want, but wanting what we have. ~ Dalai Lama It’s everywhere! Paper stacks, old clothes that don’t fit or need mending, broken furniture or appliances, collectibles, inherited items, gifts we didn’t like then, and still don’t like now.  It accumulates little by little until it becomes overwhelming. Clutter affects your energy levels and general well being. It can weigh you down both physically and emotionally.  One of the most important aspects of clutter clearing is loving what you…
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APRIL 18th is TAX DAY

April 5, 2011
By: cometrealty

GREAT NEWS FOR PROCRASTINATORS! Taxpayers are receiving an extra 3 days to file their taxes this year, thanks to Washington D.C.’s early celebration of Emancipation Day. The deadline to file individual tax returns (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) or request an Automatic Extension (Form 4868) is Monday, April 18, 2011. www.IRS.gov for more information