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04/13/2019
3 x 20ft Shipping Containers Turn Into Amazing Compact Home

Using Shipping Containers to create a beautiful home is another awesome way to live your life... There are so many options for owning and residing in the most sensible way possible...

I’m always amazed at how people can turn shipping containers, hard, cold metal boxes, into some of the most beautiful, warm and welcoming homes. That’s exact...

04/06/2019

Here's another fabulous outcome for some folks...granted there are more and more little tiny home communities popping up throughout the U.S. but this concept shud be much more achievable...what say u?

04/01/2019

I've been very interested in the ever growing ideas of "tiny homes" for quite awhile... as the years have gone by the creative aspects as well as implenting cost effectiveness, downsizing from the traditional concepts of owning the American dream.. the reality of living simply but sustainably without the supposed "need" for lots of square footage is slowly growing. Here's a sampling of what can be... so many sites to peruse... Let me know your thoughts on "tiny homes"...

They say the market is soft in Florida... its still about Location & Pricing Just Right!... This one hit the market Frid...
10/04/2018

They say the market is soft in Florida... its still about Location & Pricing Just Right!... This one hit the market Friday...showings on Sat & Sunday... received multiple offers on Monday... Offer Accepted Tues-Wed... COE in 3 weeks!... Contact me if you want to know how to Sell your property...

04/07/2018
Curbed Detroit

If only we could get this type of situation throughout our contiguous U S states...

This inspiring tiny home community is built entirely by volunteers.

02/19/2018

Telltale Signs "It’s Time to Move"
The writing on the (old) walls is telling you to get a space that fits you better.
Moving is no easy feat, but sometimes it’s necessary. Think you might be on the brink of a move? Here are 11 telltale signs it’s time to start searching for a new home and breaking out the moving boxes.

1. Bursting at the seams

Have you outgrown your home? Is your family growing? Are you getting tired of waiting in line for the bathroom each morning?

One of the top reasons for selling your home is to move to a larger one to accommodate a growing family. As your children move into their teenage years, they also want more space of their own, their own bedrooms, work areas, and play areas. That small two-bedroom craftsman just can’t carry the load anymore.

2. Empty nest

Do you find yourself walking into empty rooms, wondering when you last vacuumed? Having trouble deciding whether to convert your children’s old bedrooms into the sewing room, home office, or media room? You have too much house. Downsizing to a smaller home could be your reason to sell now.

3. Winter thaw

Did you vow last year that you could not, should not, would not go through one more six-month-long arctic winter in upstate New York? Have you been looking online at homes in cities that actually have sunny days year-round?

After weathering the sleet and snow (and shoveling driveways) for decades, many folks decide to sell so they can buy in warmer climates. You will just have to know for yourself when you hit that “freezing point.”

4. Meeting that special someone

If you’ve changed your relationship status, it might be time for a change. That cute little condo or bungalow was right for just you, but it’s not a dream home for your new mate. Not only is there just one sink in the bathroom, but the closet space is barely enough for your clothes, let alone your partner’s too. Getting married or cohabitating with a significant other may just be the right occasion to sell and move to that next home.

5. Upgrading your abode

Things are going well at work. You got that promotion or landed a few new clients. You have been looking at Houzz and Pinterest and drooling over kitchens with dual ovens and master baths with enclosed steam showers. It might be time to start looking for the upgraded house of your dreams (and preparing to sell your current home).

6. Last day of work

Are you thinking a lot about retirement? Can you do what you want to do — sail, golf, play tennis, hang out with the grandkids — where you live now? If not, you might be ready to head to a new house and new city.

7. Tight finances

Are you stressing about the utility bills, the repair bills, and a hefty mortgage? Moving from an expensive area to a more affordable home and community may bring you the peace of mind and less stressful financial footing you’re looking for.

8. The neighborhood is going to the dogs

Are you up all night from the neighbor’s barking dogs? Are you noticing a spike in crime or more police activity lately? A neighborhood moving in the wrong direction can be a very compelling argument for a sell and a move.

9. Seeking a shorter commute

Are you spending more time with your car pool buddies than with your spouse and children? Have you been daydreaming about walking to work or having a commute that doesn’t force you to listen to an hourlong podcast each way?

Moving closer to work is a big consideration when it comes to selling. If the long-term prospects at your current job look good, living nearer to work could be a great reason to pack it up!

10. DIY blues

Was last weekend entirely occupied by trips to the home improvement store? Is the “honey-do” list getting longer, not shorter? Maybe you are tired of hopping on that riding mower to trim your massive yard. These are all signs that you are ready to sell and move to a low-maintenance, repair-friendly home.

11. Cashing out

Is it payback time? After years of paying your mortgage and keeping up your home’s condition, you probably have built up equity. Ready to move some of that money into your cash and investment accounts? Selling and moving into a less expensive home can allow you to put that extra equity to work in other ways.

Are you considering a move? Which of these reasons — or others — have caused you to rethink your housing situation?

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01/18/2018

As the saying goes... u learn something everyday... "If u Own a Home u Need a Living Trust!... a Will is not enough!"... If u have questions feel free to contact me...

10/05/2017

Question of the Day...
I am only approved for FHA financing. The lending limit for me is $275,000 and purchase price is $300,000. Can I pay the difference out of pocket?

The answer to this question is - YES. There are many reasons why buyers use an FHA loan including low credit scores, high debt to income ratios that prevents them from using conventional loan, low down payment etc. If you only qualify for $275,000 and the house you want is $25,000 more you can pay the difference in cash.

HELLLLOOOO MY BEEEUTEEFUL BAY AREA... as always life is good in our wonderful gorgeous Bay Area... Today I want to share...
08/15/2017

HELLLLOOOO MY BEEEUTEEFUL BAY AREA... as always life is good in our wonderful gorgeous Bay Area... Today I want to share an awesome piece of property... 3 bdrm/2 full ba/very nice open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows & light... Beautifully renovated - LIKE NEW - family oriented desirable neighborhood in 2,116 sq feet of wonderfulness!!...At an unbelievable affordable price... Not a dream... Not a scam... its just not in our Sunny Bay Area... its in Sunny Florida!!🤣🤣🤣... send me an email [email protected],net... it can be ur 1st home, 2nd home, investment, whatever u can use it for...

the impact of colors in your home...
04/22/2017
New Weekly Article - The Psychology of Color

the impact of colors in your home...

The five senses are an incredible thing. Smell and taste are two of the most powerful tools at evoking emotion. But sight must not be forgotten. After all, what you see can have an incredible impact on how you feel. Even more so, color can inevitably influence how you feel on an everyday basis witho...

RELAX with gentle Island sounds of Waves & Breezes at this Sweet Sweet Kona Oceanside Condo Priced to Sell! Waiting for ...
02/27/2017

RELAX with gentle Island sounds of Waves & Breezes at this Sweet Sweet Kona Oceanside Condo Priced to Sell! Waiting for You...
Contact me for more info... [email protected]

12/19/2016

Update on my Solar Install... Very Speedy Meticulous Solar Panel Install... all permits were pulled, all inspections passed by permit inspectors & PG&E... At absolutely zero cost to us... our very first full 30 days of Solar Energy use our electric bill came to $10.00!!

Requirements to qualify for this program...
1... Roof has to be in good shape.
2... Not Terrible FICO score.
3... Avg monthly Electric Bill must be over $125.00

Email me if u want to pursue... [email protected]... please be sure to include your name & best ph.# to reach...

11/15/2016

Question... Can I buy a house or condo without 2 years employment? (I work but have less than 2 yrs work history)

Answer... It is possible, it depends on your specific circumstances... for example... have you been at the same job or working in general? You typically dont need 2 years at the same employer as long as you have 2 years work history. If you were in school studying for your current line of work immediately before getting your current job then typically that would help also...

11/04/2016

Question...What to look for when buying a foreclosed property from bank or lender. Do they accept offers lower than list price?

Answer...It depends on your market, the type of property, condition of the property and many other factors. One factor that will usually make a big difference is if you are financing vs. paying cash. When you are paying cash, offer quick closings, "As Is" gives you more leverage when negotiating. The best thing for you to do would be to contact a local Real Estate Agent who has experience with foreclosures who can guide you through the process... they can provide you with tons of information most importantly recent closed sales similar to the home you would be buying which will help you know if you are making a reasonable offer.

Xers, Boomers & Matures all plan to stay in their current homes for a long time... no buying another for them... Guess w...
10/16/2016

Xers, Boomers & Matures all plan to stay in their current homes for a long time... no buying another for them... Guess what Millenials plan to do?...

Wanna Know Who's Checking Ur Credit?
10/04/2016

Wanna Know Who's Checking Ur Credit?

Wonder Women.. Women are making remarkable strides in everything from the Olympics to the race for the White House!  Des...
09/02/2016

Wonder Women.. Women are making remarkable strides in everything from the Olympics to the race for the White House! Despite their growing economic power they still face various hurdles...(please contribute your two cents right here)...

08/11/2016
Best of Alexa Meade Body Art Compilation

Here's another awesome aspect of Art in our world... wouldnt u like to be one of her subjects??...

Here are the best pieces of art by talented Alexa Meade. (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) DON'T BE SHY WITH LIKING, COMMENTING AND SUBSCRIBING (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ☢ http://goo.gl/j8AsJx ☢ ...

Permits to Install - CheckInstall Date - CheckSolar Panel Installers Came on Time - CheckInstall from 8:30am to 3pm same...
06/24/2016

Permits to Install - Check

Install Date - Check

Solar Panel Installers Came on Time - Check

Install from 8:30am to 3pm same day - Check

Left our home clean - No Debri - Check

Solar Inspector & City Inspector came out very quickly to make sure all was done to code - Check

Now we wait for PG&E to allow us to go off their grid & turn on our Solar generation...
OOOH Happy Daaayzz coming soon!!...

Please pm me with your contact info... am happy to share more with you directly...

Update on our Home Going Solar... Decision to Go Solar - check... Estimate of much lower electric cost - check...Design ...
06/15/2016

Update on our Home Going Solar... Decision to Go Solar - check... Estimate of much lower electric cost - check...Design of solar panel install - check... Permits to proceed - check...Date to Install - check... (watch for another update once installed!) & other news... attached is actual layout of panels (with x marks) going on our roof...

Attention Buyers and Sellers... Solano County is moving on up!Solano County suburbs edge out the San Francisco-Oakland-H...
06/08/2016
Suburban Bay Area City Now Ranks as Nation’s Hottest Housing Market

Attention Buyers and Sellers... Solano County is moving on up!
Solano County suburbs edge out the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area (San Francisco County & Alameda County)

Demand for Northern California real estate remains as intense as ever, with relatively affordable Bay Area bedroom communities commanding the most interest in the country in May. #eureka #freddiemac #jonathansmoke

05/23/2016

O Happy Dayzzzz!... We're going solar at our home!... wont cost a penny to install and generate our own clean energy, cant wait to begin reaping the benefits of much lower electricity bills and stop paying those ever increasing bills to PG&E... if you'd like to find out how you can also reap the benefits or get more info... just let me know...

HELLOOOO My Beeeuuuutiful, Wonderful Bay Area!... Its another gorgeous day in our part of the world!... As you know our ...
04/23/2016

HELLOOOO My Beeeuuuutiful, Wonderful Bay Area!... Its another gorgeous day in our part of the world!... As you know our real estate market in the Bay Area is in great demand... always lots of buyers and interested buyers and not enough houses for sale... prices are soaring and loans are harder to get...

Do you feel the younger adults ie) milennials have a chance of buying a home?

04/23/2016

HELLOOOOO My Wonderful Beeeeeuuutiful Bay Area!... We're headed into another gorgeous weekend!... before u head out to enjoy all there is to do out there... thot u might like to start off ur day with these... ENJOY...

http://bit.ly/1TpIoso

03/13/2016

HELLLLOOOOO My Wonderful ~ Rainy Sunday ~ Beeeeeuuutiful Bay Area!…

Here's a Thot...

“Every path has a few puddles…”

Enjoy Your Day!…
Isi

HELLLOOOOOO My Ever Wonderful Beeeeuuuutiful Bay Area!...I hope you're all Rested, Happy & Ready for All Things Ahead in...
01/09/2015

HELLLOOOOOO My Ever Wonderful Beeeeuuuutiful Bay Area!...

I hope you're all Rested, Happy & Ready for All Things Ahead in 2015...

Last year was chock full of good and bad news everywhere all around us all over the world!... I'm sure you all had a taste of the Good and Abit of the Bad... I certainly did!... One thing I've come to know is that we're a very resilient bunch of folks... Hoooray and Big Pats on the Back for this fact... Already into the 8th day of 2015... looking forward to renewed energy, calm and focus ... here's something I think will greatly help us all towards that endeavor...

You Can, You Can, You Can Do This... I promise...

http://bit.ly/1x1kTaQ

10/31/2014

Have questions?

09/14/2014
Flat Out False…LOL | Isi Wu's Blog

FLAT OUT FALSE... for those in the know and for those who aren't... ya gotta laugh...

HELLOOOOO MY WONDERFUL BEEEEEUUUUTIFUL BAY AREA!…. We have yet another glorious gorgeous day in Our Cities by the Bay!!… as you go about your day today… as you meander through a local farmers market, go for a walk, sit by the water’s edge, enjoy a lazy start to your day with a cup of your favorite j…

How Bout a New Place for Fast Snacks or Hot Meal?… | Isi Wu's Blog
09/07/2014
How Bout a New Place for Fast Snacks or Hot Meal?… | Isi Wu's Blog

How Bout a New Place for Fast Snacks or Hot Meal?… | Isi Wu's Blog

Well HELLOOOOOO MY BEEEEUUUUUUTIFUL WONDERFUL BAY AREA!!… Its another gorgeous day in our neck of the woods!… While you’re out and about why not go and check out the closest Ranch 99 Asian Market!… there’s many locations throughout the Bay Area… its one of the alternatives to get your asian food & m…

09/05/2014
Some Current ACTIVE Listings in…. | Isi Wu's Blog

Some Current ACTIVE Listings in…. | Isi Wu's Blog

HELLO MY BEEEEUTIFUL, WONDERFUL Bay Area!!!... I know many of you enjoy following the real estate market… especially in areas where you currently live or would like to live…To get an idea of your chosen market area most everyone likes to see what properties have SOLD AT…TODAY (9.5.14) I’d like to of…

No Cook Recipes!
09/04/2014
New Weekly Article - No-Cook Recipes

No Cook Recipes!

The last thing I want to do on a scorching summer day is to stand behind a kitchen flame. While winter inspires warm, comforting meals, summer calls for the contrary: quickly cooked meals, or meals that aren't cooked at all. These recipes celebrate the season in a way that gets you out of the kitche…

This brite, airy property is available for $1.68 million...
09/04/2014

This brite, airy property is available for $1.68 million...

09/03/2014

The best way to prepare for life... is to begin to live it... (sounds good to me...)

07/16/2014

Question/s of the Day... (Asked in a different way...) Not sure what years Baby Boomers- Gen X & Millennials are born? OK what generation are you in??

07/16/2014

I like this... Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Happy Home – Happy Life!! | Isi Wu's Blog
07/13/2014
Happy Home – Happy Life!! | Isi Wu's Blog

Happy Home – Happy Life!! | Isi Wu's Blog

Much Cheers & Huuuuuge Congrats to Marlin & Ali… Your tenacity, intelligence, willingness to roll up your sleeves rewarded you with your Wonderful First Home!!… I’m sooooo very proud and happy for you!

07/02/2014

Question/s Of The Day...
Baby Boomers were Born during what years?
What about Generation X and Millennials?

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