Category Archives: Comet Realty

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


Hayley’s FENG SHUI TIP: Assessment Quiz

March 29, 2011
By: cometrealty

Feng Shui is one-third common sense, one-third good design; the last third consists of ancient knowledge and traditions, enhancements and cures that may seem odd to us— but they work!? Feng Shui Personal Assessment Quiz Give serious thought to each of the following areas of your life.  Rate your responses on a scale of 1 through 10: 1 being a low score  5 being average 10 being highest.  There are no right or wrong answers and your score is for you alone. You will benefit…
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FOR SALE: 1332 PURPLE SAGE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (MLS #171481)

March 16, 2011
By: cometrealty

Move right into this 3 bedroom plus office/den/4th bedroom, 3 bath home. This lovely home is located in the Los Ranchos school district in San Luis Obispo, across from a neighborhood park and walking/biking paths. Other amenities include eco-friendly drought tolerant landscaping, plantation shutters, tile and laminate flooring, loft area, and 2 car garage.  It’s priced at only $589,000. Call Comet Realty today to see the inside of this superclean home! Visit the property website for more information:   www.1332PurpleSage.com


TIMING IS EVERYTHING!

March 9, 2011
By: cometrealty

Timing is everything… Spring forward, fall back! This weekend is Daylight Savings Time (unless you live in Hawaii, or Arizona – two states who don’t need that extra hour of sunshine!) Beginning this Sunday, most of us get an extra hour of daylight added to our day.  I give my house a tune-up on DST weekend. I challenge you to spend one of your extra hours of sunlight making your home healthier for you and your loved ones. The cost of these few items is…
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WINTER 2011 ENERGY & COST $AVING TIPS

February 27, 2011
By: cometrealty

1. Turn down the dial.Set your thermostat to 68 degrees. With each degree you lower, you can save 2-5% on heating costs. Layer warm weather clothing while at home and you won’t even notice the difference. At night or when leaving the home for an extended period of time, lower the thermostat to 55-60 degrees. An automatic thermostat will make this even easier! Just program the temperatures based on your daily schedule. Doing this will knock off 5-20% on your heating bill. 2. Don’t overreact…
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Homeownership Makes $ense!

February 23, 2011
By: cometrealty

Written by Howard Voyles, President & CEO of HousingMatrix, Inc.  Bring on the buyers! At last, the housing market is beginning to make sense again. The ownership line is finally crossing over the rental line on the great Homeownership graph. It is now more expensive to rent than to buy a home in 72% of major metropolitan areas across the US, according to the Trulia Rent vs. Buy Index released in January 2011. This is due to rising demand for rentals and falling home prices…
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California Home Sales Rose in January 2011

February 19, 2011
By: cometrealty

California home sales rose in January, marking three consecutive monthly increases and posting their highest level since May 2010, according to data compiled from California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).  “With lower home prices and rates edging up from their historic lows of late last year, prospective home buyers should consider the opportunities in today’s market,” said C.A.R. President Beth L. Peerce. California home sales rose 5.1 percent in January compared with December, to a revised pace of 520,080 units.  Sales also increased 2.5 percent in…
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