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


All this for $1,000,000.

May 8, 2011
By: cometrealty

The Ultimate Oasis.  No phone service.  No cable service.  No internet.  Trash burning area.  Big trees provide shade in the hot sun.  Security consists of 11-15 foot high fence, topped with barbed wire.  Located in Bilal Town, Abbottabad, Pakistan.  Undoubtedly, the most talked about piece of real estate these days is the $1,000,000 compound where Osama Bin Laden was hiding out. Not quite the cave I pictured him in.  Artistic rendering comes from the Department of Defense. All this for only $1,000,000.


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


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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