As many of you are aware, I like to drink wine. Because I like to drink wine, I decided that I needed to have lots of wine available to satisfy my wine drinking habit. Yes indeed, I needed to have lots of red wine, lots of white wine, a little of the bubbly and even some rose colored stuff. This thirst for wine (no pun intended) has in turn resulted in my accumulat...

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Builder Online shares the 10 Green Building Trends for 2011.  Sharing and comparing energy usage is one, will you share your energy usage on Facebook? SFGate reports that Redevelopment plans threatened by CA budget cuts Brown's forecast for California: A long slog to full recovery  Read more.  Do you agree? (more…)......

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De-clutter Your Space

It's a new year, which means a lot of new beginnings and hopeful times. It is also the time of year when the holiday decorations are being put away, the new gifts and gadgets need new homes, and it is time to get ready for the second set of taxes - income taxes. This is a great time of year to clear out the clutter!  Whether you are just starting the new year o...

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Robert Freed, SummerHill's CEO, will be participating in the ULI South Bay Housing Forum on March 11th. Other leaders of the housing industry also on the panel include: Chris Apostolopoulos of KB Homes, Phil Mader of Blackrock, and Mark Kroll of Regis Homes/Sares Regis. The panel will be discussing the future of for sale housing in the Bay Area.  This event will ...

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If you are like me, the new year brought around resolutions to save money.  Saving money for the future, for travel, for possibilities....but that is not to say that saving money should be about giving up fun. There are some great sites offering deals on all sorts of things and best of all they are location based making it easy to find fun things close to you! Pa...

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Here's the latest in technology, some new and some just fun to share! As Mashable shares, January has become the month to watch for what is coming up in technology, be sure to check out their 8 Gadgets to Watch in 2011 - looks like 2011 will be the year of the tablet. EcoHome Magazine shares the latest in Green Products and Technology, my favorite article was the...

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Join me in congratulating Allison Buffum, SummerHill’s online marketing manager, on the publication of her article in the January issue of Sales + Marketing Ideas Magazine.  This is a national publication of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) capturing the latest trends in sales and marketing for the home building industry. The January issue w...

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The LA Times reports:  When will housing come back in California? Five experts offer their views. Foreclosures in the state are still high. Sales of new homes are at historic lows. And millions of homeowners are underwater on their mortgages. So what's the outlook for 2011 and beyond? - Well if this story is any indicator, the outlook ahead is still to be determ...

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