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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 …

  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. …

Oakland & Berkeley Garden Gate, Arbor and Fence …

Oakland & Berkeley Garden Gate, Arbor and Fence …

When it came time to plan a new garden fence and gate for the front of my Rockridge …

Savoring Life With Julia Child's Abandon

Savoring Life With Julia Child's Abandon

Julia Child gave us excuses to cook with vermouth. How could I resist following her recipe for living …