Category Archives: Comet Realty

Owning a Home is the Anchor to “The American Dream”

June 12, 2011
By: cometrealty

RISMedia, June 10, 2011—Despite the ups and downs of the housing market, home owners and non-owners alike consider owning a home essential to the American Dream. That’s the key finding of a recent survey of people likely to vote in 2012 that was conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) by Public Opinion Strategies of Alexandria, Va., and Lake Research Partners of Washington, D.C. “The survey results show that Americans see beyond the immediate housing market to the enduring value of…
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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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San Luis Obispo Local Realtors – Comet Realty

May 15, 2011
By: cometrealty

Insider real estate knowledge is irreplaceable. No matter what charts, graphs, listings and blogs you find on-line, there’s nothing more valuable than a well-informed opinion from a real estate professional with experience in your neighborhood or community. Call one of Comet Realty’s professionals today to get local knowledge on the local real estate market in San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara counties. Pictured from left to right in front of their 1965 Mercury Comet Station Wagon: Mike Copeland ®, 805.441.9021  Mike@CometRealty.com  Kristin Lachemann ®, 805.801.4653  Kristin@CometRealty.com Hayley Townley…
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Quote of the Day

May 10, 2011
By: cometrealty

The only difference between a cult and a religion is how much real estate they own.  ~ Frank Zappa


Butter or Parkay? Photo of the Day

May 3, 2011
By: cometrealty

 The things you see when you are out and about. I tried to get my clients to buy it just for the sign. We found another place for them. Don’t be surprised if you see the same sign at their new place when they close escrow on their new home! 


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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Confidence in Value of Homeownership Persists…

April 16, 2011
By: cometrealty

Confidence in Value of Homeownership Persists through bust, survey shows.  By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2011 The real estate bust appears to have done little to alter Americans’ confidence in the investment value of homeownership.  A robust 81% of adults said buying a home is the best long-term investment a person can make, according to a national survey by the Pew Research Center in Washington. “Owning a home is really a part of the American dream, and that is just part of…
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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