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California Downpayment & ADU Financing Assistance

California Downpayment & ADU Financing Assistance

California home buyers have a few excellent programs to help you buy a home and offset the costs …

How To Grow Luffa Sponges in Oakland

How To Grow Luffa Sponges in Oakland

What's the strangest thing you can grow in Berkeley or Oakland? SPONGES! Ask anyone where they think loofah …

How does Proposition 19 work to keep a …

How does Proposition 19 work to keep a …

California's Proposition 19 went into effect on April 1, 2021. It's known as the "The Home Protection for …

The Most Affordable Places to Live in 2022 …

The Most Affordable Places to Live in 2022 …

Ohio is the hands-down winner in affordable places to live...with Buffalo, New York making a showing on two …

California Home-Based Food Businesses Can Make Serious Income …

California Home-Based Food Businesses Can Make Serious Income …

States all across America have legalized home-based "cottage food" businesses that allow making and selling food from home …

Will Whole Foods in Temescal Make North Oakland …

Will Whole Foods in Temescal Make North Oakland …

Ā  Home Price Data in Neighborhoods Near the New Whole Foods Opening in December 2021 in the Temescal …

How Buying or Selling a Home Off-Market Works …

How Buying or Selling a Home Off-Market Works …

Some home owners wanted to sell their property quickly and easily. They mentioned this to my family, who …

Which states have the happiest people in America?

Which states have the happiest people in America?

What makes a place a happy place to live? WalletHub analyzed the factors that are known to contribute …

Why Own a Home in Berkeley Instead of …

Why Own a Home in Berkeley Instead of …

I wrote this post in 2013, a full eight years before I became a real estate agent. Wow. …