Monthly Archives: April 2011

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