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Summer #RealEstate ‘Renovacation’ Season!

Summer is great for vacations. The weather is almost perfect wherever you may chose to go. Most destinations are fully staffed and ready to take care of your every desire to ensure well earned rest and relaxation. A slew of pictures and memories will be recorded into your cyber data storage to remind you of the good times with family and friends.

Something else happens during the summer vacation season. Local retailers are fighting for business and are willing to offer all kinds of deals to cash in on some of those “vacation dollars.” Plus, there is another bonus. Retailers are always moving inventory a bit ahead of the peak selling season. Translation: upgrade your garden furniture towards the end of summer. This holds especially true if you’re planning on selling your #BayArea Peninsula home.

The real bonus comes with building materials. There are sure to be big discounts on basic building materials as well as a host of specials aimed at home improvement projects. An overlooked home equity strategy which often pays off in big dividends, is to use some of that built up vacation time to spend a week or so getting home improvement and update projects done. The key is to work on projects that will take longer than a day but less than a week to complete. These are perfect  for what I like to call a summer “renovacation!”  If undertaken with a little advance planning, getting those myriad of projects done can free up a few extra weekends of fun and rejuvenation throughout the rest of the year. The added time and savings from your "renovacation" will allow you to enjoy a few mini-vacations during fall and winter!

— William Curry, July 15, 2014, Access Real Estate 1321 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070 (650) 632-1800

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Gifts All Great Leaders Must Give
“Instead of instilling fear, if a company offered a way for everyone in the business to dive within—to start expanding energy and intelligence—people would work overtime for free. They would be far more creative. And the company would just leap forward. This is the way it can be. It’s not the way it is, but it could be that way so easily.” - David Lynch
 

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Gifts All Great Leaders Must Give

Instead of instilling fear, if a company offered a way for everyone in the business to dive within—to start expanding energy and intelligence—people would work overtime for free. They would be far more creative. And the company would just leap forward. This is the way it can be. It’s not the way it is, but it could be that way so easily.” - David Lynch

 

Parking Space #RealEstate Battles by the Bay!

REALTORS® have a lot more in common with #technology wonks and startup entrepreneurs than one might think. Each are endowed with a fiercely independent spirit, self driven passion for their craft, and teaming with visions of how space can become three dimensional #realestate by using the properties of ones and zeros. This is why it might come as no surprise for a REALTOR® to think of a simple, city parking space as real estate. In a sense, that’s exactly what it is. All of the benchmark characteristics are there. It consists of “location:” it’s where you want to be, in a specific area. There’s ownership: it is owned by someone, even if it is a municipality. And it costs money to utilize: a kind rent, if you will.

Like most everything else, #BayArea parking spaces are going high #tech. Notice I didn’t say parking meters, but parking spaces. Years ago, when parking downtown, whether in beautiful San Carlos or iconic San Francisco and just about every other Bay Area city, a certain measure of vigilance was required to avoid a parking ticket. If you were parking for the work day or a long shopping visit, it was a frequent and simple practice to park, watch for the meter attendant’s chalk mark on your tire, approximate two hours and then move your vehicle to another parking space, hoping that you accomplished it all in time to avoid a minor catastrophe. Those days are fast becoming a nostalgic memory. They are being replaced by sensor parking spaces and the advent of “#disruptive Technology” parking apps like MonkeyParking. MonkeyParking is a #technology app in the news recently which the City Attorney of #SanFrancisco is trying to prohibit.

The new high-tech parking spaces “feel” the presence of your vehicle and start the clock automatically. When the time limit is reached, the parking space digitally notifies the meter attendant to issue a ticket and off they go in their supercharged “golf cart” to take an#Instagram like digital record of your license plate which is then transmitted to the city, no chalk required. If your Silicon Valley city is not there yet, expect the high-tech parking spaces to start popping up soon. When that happens, it might be of benefit to not only utilize a #mobileapp for your San Mateo County real estate needs, but also an app to help with finding a real space to park your car in a virtually monitored and crowded city. Especially if that real property is as small as a two hour, #BayArea parking space threatened by the trajectory of a daily workflow meteorite, otherwise known as a parking ticket!

— William Curry, June 24, 2014, Access Real Estate 1321 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070 (650) 632-1800

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Tomorrow’s forecast calls for personalized clouds | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Kelly Chambliss, IBM
It’s the age of personalization.
Our laptops, phones, and tablets suggest books we should read and movies we should watch. Grocery stores give out coupons based on our buying habits. But up until now, cloud computing has been ready-made, rather than custom-made. That’s about to change.

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Tomorrow’s forecast calls for personalized clouds | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Kelly Chambliss, IBM

It’s the age of personalization.

Our laptops, phones, and tablets suggest books we should read and movies we should watch. Grocery stores give out coupons based on our buying habits. But up until now, cloud computing has been ready-made, rather than custom-made. That’s about to change.

Cat & Mouse Around the House!

Everything that touches or impacts local #RealEstate, concerns REALTORS®. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on, over, around, or under property. Most times, REALTORS® need to know about a home buyer or seller and their area’s potential issues and concerns long before their clients. A concern in the news of late, are pests, more specifically, rats.  
A quick internet search will reveal all the dangers of having a pest such as rodents invade your property. I won’t address that here. These brief points are about how to deal with them now and during the time you are selling your home, as well as preventative measures to take upon moving you and your family into your next home purchase safely.
If you have a problem with pests now, the action you take depends on your disposition. Concerned about the environment? Then you can adopt a cat to help control your rodent problems! Don’t care for cats but are concerned about chemicals? Then you can use a couple of cans of soda (Coke seems to work best). Apparently, the soda causes severe problems for their digestion. On a budget and are not bothered by chemicals? Then you can use any number of inventive mouse and rat traps designed to make dead pest removal easy and sanitary. They can be found at your local hardware store or Home Depot. If you have the budget and want professional results, you can get a pest control company to come out and handle the job of rodent control.
After the problem is taken care of, if you decide you are going to sell your home, always make certain to disclose, disclose and disclose. Few things can come back to bite you (pun intended) worse than knowing you have a problem or have had a problem in the past and not letting every prospective buyer know about the problem. If the steps mentioned above are keeping the pest out of sight and under control, terrific. However, you are still legally required to disclose this fact to any and all prospective buyers. A good REALTOR® will walk you through the pages of fine print in your transaction whether you are a home buyer or seller and it is never worth the risk of playing “cat and mouse” with your disclosures.
— William Curry, June 6, 2014, Access Real Estate
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