Neighborhood

19 Apr 19
The unique blog 3473

BHA Property Investment Team. A property investment company (REIT) is a firm that possesses, and also in most cases runs, income-producing real estate REITs own lots of kinds of commercial property, ranging from workplace as well as apartment buildings to storage facilities, healthcare facilities, shopping mall, resorts and also timberlands Some REITs engage in funding […]

19 Apr 19
Gossip On This

George Zimmerman’s reputation is so bad that he’s resorted to Catfishing in order to hook up with women.

19 Apr 19
Camblogia

Hi all. Like I said, not as close to real-time postings as I was hoping, but at least I’m posting more frequently than once every two months 🙂 Religiously, Melaka is quite diverse. I read somewhere that that locals call the street below “Harmony Street” The picture above was taken from the balcony of a […]

19 Apr 19
E-Partners Marketing

Are you a realtor that has run out of ideas for what to share on Instagram and Facebook? Or are you not sure what types of posts will really attract more buyers and sellers? Check out these 5 types of posts you should be sharing on social media. Personal Branding posts introduce you to your audience.  […]

19 Apr 19
Simple Southern

I grew up in a tiny village on a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. When I was a kid, I roamed all over that island. You would think, since I was hemmed in on all sides by water, that I would run out of places to explore. I never did. Part of […]

19 Apr 19
Eat, Shop, Tour!

When I returned to Bergen from four chilly days in the Lofotens, the first thing I did after checking into my room on Ovregaten Street was change to lighter clothes and take the Floibanen to the top of Mount Floyen. My ticket is stamped 8:20pm, but I remember it felt like early afternoon on a very sunny day! I stood facing downhill as my fellow passengers and I were pulled up the track to dizzying heights and the city of Bergen quickly fell away below us. At the top, I had a glass of white wine from the Fløien Folkerestaurant and set out to enjoy the walking trails through the forest at the top of the mountain. I had to make a point of getting back to the station in time for the last ride down at 11pm! If you have the Bergen Card, the Floibanen is 50% off, which made the cost of my round trip ticket 50NOK or about $6.45US.

19 Apr 19
East Bay Times
Buying a home is a complicated process, especially for first-time homebuyers. Fortunately, buyers have access to a lot of information on the internet, but this could be a disadvantage, too, according to Alan Barbic, president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. “We are inundated with so much information from the internet and apps for anything we want to do,” says Barbic. “Buying a home is one of the most important decisions and biggest investment you can make. You need to be careful about the information you receive from the internet and your network. Make sure you work with experts you trust.” Below is a summary of steps to buying your first home from http://www.houselogic.com, the home information site published by the National Association of Realtors. 1.      Do your homework. Make a list of “musts” and “wants,” including home features you would like (single-family, a condo or duplex, how many bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage), neighborhood and amenities preferences. Check your finances. 2.      Choose an Agent. Select a Realtor who is knowledgeable and with whom you get along and can trust. Your Realtor will be able to help you with your search and guide you through the process so the transaction goes smoothly. Barbic adds, “There are differences between a Realtor and a real estate agent. Realtors are members of the National Association of Realtors and must abide by a Code of Ethics. They are held to a higher standard of conduct than other real estate professionals.” 3.      Choose a lender. Have your Realtor suggest at least three mortgage lenders that meet your financial needs. Based on your financials, your lender will be able to help you with the mortgage that is right for you. 4.      Visit open houses and other homes for sale. Now that you have an agent, you can seriously view and evaluate homes for sale based on your preferences and budget. 5.      Make an Offer. Once you’ve found a home you like, review the seller’s disclosure carefully. Make sure you are satisfied with all information about the property. Your Realtor can provide you with comparisons of homes recently sold in the area, which can help you arrive at a price for the property. 6.      Negotiate. Whether your offer is accepted may depend on competition with other offers placed on the home. This is where the value of your Realtor’s negotiating skills will come into play. 7.      Have the home inspected. If your offer is accepted, hire a licensed home inspector to inspect the house. It is not advisable to buy a house “as is.” An inspection protects you from buying a house that may have major issues not disclosed or undetected by the seller. Your lender will have the house appraised to make sure the purchase price is close to the appraisal. 8.      Close the deal. Congratulations, your offer has been accepted! Your Realtor and escrow officer will be able to help you wade through all the paperwork that will finally clinch the deal and provide you the house of your dreams. Information provided in this column is presented by the Realtor members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors at http://www.silvar.org. Send questions on any topic to rmeily@silvar.org.
19 Apr 19
Stacy Alesi's BookBitch.com™

A Highly Debatable List  From the publisher: With contributions from Ruth Reichl, Éric Ripert, Joan Nathan, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Maira Kalman, Melissa Clark, and many more! Tablet’s list of the 100 most Jewish foods is not about the most popular Jewish foods, or the tastiest, or even the most enduring. […]

19 Apr 19
The Mercury News
Buying a home is a complicated process, especially for first-time homebuyers. Fortunately, buyers have access to a lot of information on the internet, but this could be a disadvantage, too, according to Alan Barbic, president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. “We are inundated with so much information from the internet and apps for anything we want to do,” says Barbic. “Buying a home is one of the most important decisions and biggest investment you can make. You need to be careful about the information you receive from the internet and your network. Make sure you work with experts you trust.” Below is a summary of steps to buying your first home from http://www.houselogic.com, the home information site published by the National Association of Realtors. 1.      Do your homework. Make a list of “musts” and “wants,” including home features you would like (single-family, a condo or duplex, how many bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage), neighborhood and amenities preferences. Check your finances. 2.      Choose an Agent. Select a Realtor who is knowledgeable and with whom you get along and can trust. Your Realtor will be able to help you with your search and guide you through the process so the transaction goes smoothly. Barbic adds, “There are differences between a Realtor and a real estate agent. Realtors are members of the National Association of Realtors and must abide by a Code of Ethics. They are held to a higher standard of conduct than other real estate professionals.” 3.      Choose a lender. Have your Realtor suggest at least three mortgage lenders that meet your financial needs. Based on your financials, your lender will be able to help you with the mortgage that is right for you. 4.      Visit open houses and other homes for sale. Now that you have an agent, you can seriously view and evaluate homes for sale based on your preferences and budget. 5.      Make an Offer. Once you’ve found a home you like, review the seller’s disclosure carefully. Make sure you are satisfied with all information about the property. Your Realtor can provide you with comparisons of homes recently sold in the area, which can help you arrive at a price for the property. 6.      Negotiate. Whether your offer is accepted may depend on competition with other offers placed on the home. This is where the value of your Realtor’s negotiating skills will come into play. 7.      Have the home inspected. If your offer is accepted, hire a licensed home inspector to inspect the house. It is not advisable to buy a house “as is.” An inspection protects you from buying a house that may have major issues not disclosed or undetected by the seller. Your lender will have the house appraised to make sure the purchase price is close to the appraisal. 8.      Close the deal. Congratulations, your offer has been accepted! Your Realtor and escrow officer will be able to help you wade through all the paperwork that will finally clinch the deal and provide you the house of your dreams. Information provided in this column is presented by the Realtor members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors at http://www.silvar.org. Send questions on any topic to rmeily@silvar.org.
19 Apr 19
East Bay Times
TV picks for Friday, April 19 WATCH THIS: “Last Man Standing” (8 p.m., Fox): In the show’s 150th episode, Mike tries to help Mandy get her clothing line off the ground and into stores by inviting her to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep (guest star Melissa Peterman). Meanwhile, Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story. “I Love Lucy Funny Money Special” (8 p.m., CBS): It’s another special presentation of two colorized classic “Lucy” episodes from the 1950s: “The Million-Dollar Idea” and “Bonus Bucks.” “The Million-Dollar Idea” was originally broadcast Jan. 11, 1954, and “Bonus Bucks” on March 8, 1954. Both became immediate viewer favorites. “The Blacklist” (9 p.m., NBC): Red and the Task Force spring into action to stop an anti-capitalist terrorist group from kidnapping and torturing the children of the one percent. Meanwhile, Ressler goes behind Liz’s back to find out what happened to her mother, former KGB operative Katarina Rostova. “Dateline NBC” (10 p.m., NBC): For the first time on national television, Alabama teenager Madison Holton speaks out in an about the fight to prove his innocence after being charged with the murder of his parents. Holton tells NBC News’ Josh Mankiewicz, “I have no doubt in my mind that the sheriff will try to put me back in jail.” “Woman of Mystery: Melania Trump” (10 p.m., CNN): In the latest CNN Special Report, White House Reporter Kate Bennett lands rare access inside the East Wing to explore who Melania Trump really is, through those who know her best. Melania relishes her privacy, but the First Lady’s relative absence from the public eye has led to very different narratives about who she is and what she does. With far fewer events, official trips and appearances than her predecessors, Melania has become an enigmatic member of her husband’s orbit – mysterious, controversial, and wary of the media. STREAM THIS: “Bosch” (Amazon Prime): Season 5 of the popular cop drama picks up 15 months after our title character (Titus Welliver) finally brought his mother’s killer to justice. But now new evidence in an old case leaves some wondering whether he crossed the line by planting evidence. Based on the best-selling Michael Connelly novels, “Bosch” features Season 5 guest stars Mimi Rogers and Ryan Hurst alongside the veteran cast “Ramy” (Hulu): This fresh new comedy series stars Ramy Hassan as a first generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. The show explores what it’s like to be caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. Also on Friday: NBA Playoffs, Celtics at Pacers, Game 3 (5:30 p.m. PT, ABC) “Blindspot” (8 p.m., NBC) “Dynasty” (8 p.m., The CW) “Washington Week” (8 p.m., PBS) “The Cool Kids” (8:30 p.m., Fox) “Sydney to the Max” (8:30 p.m., Disney Channel) “Proven Innocent” (9 p.m., Fox) “American Masters” (9 p.m., PBS) “Gold Rush” (9 p.m., Discovery) “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (9 p.m., Food Network) “Animal Cribs” (9 p.m., Animal Planet) “Bridezillas” (10 p.m., WE tv)
19 Apr 19
Blue Mood Café

The focus of this story is an unnamed woman who is a married college professor teaching poetry and attempting to get pregnant. When her exhaustive attempts to have a child are unsuccessful, we watch her descent into something akin to madness as her life fails to live up to the vision she had for herself. […]

19 Apr 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
TV picks for Friday, April 19 WATCH THIS: “Last Man Standing” (8 p.m., Fox): In the show’s 150th episode, Mike tries to help Mandy get her clothing line off the ground and into stores by inviting her to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep (guest star Melissa Peterman). Meanwhile, Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story. “I Love Lucy Funny Money Special” (8 p.m., CBS): It’s another special presentation of two colorized classic “Lucy” episodes from the 1950s: “The Million-Dollar Idea” and “Bonus Bucks.” “The Million-Dollar Idea” was originally broadcast Jan. 11, 1954, and “Bonus Bucks” on March 8, 1954. Both became immediate viewer favorites. “The Blacklist” (9 p.m., NBC): Red and the Task Force spring into action to stop an anti-capitalist terrorist group from kidnapping and torturing the children of the one percent. Meanwhile, Ressler goes behind Liz’s back to find out what happened to her mother, former KGB operative Katarina Rostova. “Dateline NBC” (10 p.m., NBC): For the first time on national television, Alabama teenager Madison Holton speaks out in an about the fight to prove his innocence after being charged with the murder of his parents. Holton tells NBC News’ Josh Mankiewicz, “I have no doubt in my mind that the sheriff will try to put me back in jail.” “Woman of Mystery: Melania Trump” (10 p.m., CNN): In the latest CNN Special Report, White House Reporter Kate Bennett lands rare access inside the East Wing to explore who Melania Trump really is, through those who know her best. Melania relishes her privacy, but the First Lady’s relative absence from the public eye has led to very different narratives about who she is and what she does. With far fewer events, official trips and appearances than her predecessors, Melania has become an enigmatic member of her husband’s orbit – mysterious, controversial, and wary of the media. STREAM THIS: “Bosch” (Amazon Prime): Season 5 of the popular cop drama picks up 15 months after our title character (Titus Welliver) finally brought his mother’s killer to justice. But now new evidence in an old case leaves some wondering whether he crossed the line by planting evidence. Based on the best-selling Michael Connelly novels, “Bosch” features Season 5 guest stars Mimi Rogers and Ryan Hurst alongside the veteran cast “Ramy” (Hulu): This fresh new comedy series stars Ramy Hassan as a first generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. The show explores what it’s like to be caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. Also on Friday: NBA Playoffs, Celtics at Pacers, Game 3 (5:30 p.m. PT, ABC) “Blindspot” (8 p.m., NBC) “Dynasty” (8 p.m., The CW) “Washington Week” (8 p.m., PBS) “The Cool Kids” (8:30 p.m., Fox) “Sydney to the Max” (8:30 p.m., Disney Channel) “Proven Innocent” (9 p.m., Fox) “American Masters” (9 p.m., PBS) “Gold Rush” (9 p.m., Discovery) “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (9 p.m., Food Network) “Animal Cribs” (9 p.m., Animal Planet) “Bridezillas” (10 p.m., WE tv)
19 Apr 19
The Mercury News
TV picks for Friday, April 19 WATCH THIS: “Last Man Standing” (8 p.m., Fox): In the show’s 150th episode, Mike tries to help Mandy get her clothing line off the ground and into stores by inviting her to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep (guest star Melissa Peterman). Meanwhile, Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story. “I Love Lucy Funny Money Special” (8 p.m., CBS): It’s another special presentation of two colorized classic “Lucy” episodes from the 1950s: “The Million-Dollar Idea” and “Bonus Bucks.” “The Million-Dollar Idea” was originally broadcast Jan. 11, 1954, and “Bonus Bucks” on March 8, 1954. Both became immediate viewer favorites. “The Blacklist” (9 p.m., NBC): Red and the Task Force spring into action to stop an anti-capitalist terrorist group from kidnapping and torturing the children of the one percent. Meanwhile, Ressler goes behind Liz’s back to find out what happened to her mother, former KGB operative Katarina Rostova. “Dateline NBC” (10 p.m., NBC): For the first time on national television, Alabama teenager Madison Holton speaks out in an about the fight to prove his innocence after being charged with the murder of his parents. Holton tells NBC News’ Josh Mankiewicz, “I have no doubt in my mind that the sheriff will try to put me back in jail.” “Woman of Mystery: Melania Trump” (10 p.m., CNN): In the latest CNN Special Report, White House Reporter Kate Bennett lands rare access inside the East Wing to explore who Melania Trump really is, through those who know her best. Melania relishes her privacy, but the First Lady’s relative absence from the public eye has led to very different narratives about who she is and what she does. With far fewer events, official trips and appearances than her predecessors, Melania has become an enigmatic member of her husband’s orbit – mysterious, controversial, and wary of the media. STREAM THIS: “Bosch” (Amazon Prime): Season 5 of the popular cop drama picks up 15 months after our title character (Titus Welliver) finally brought his mother’s killer to justice. But now new evidence in an old case leaves some wondering whether he crossed the line by planting evidence. Based on the best-selling Michael Connelly novels, “Bosch” features Season 5 guest stars Mimi Rogers and Ryan Hurst alongside the veteran cast “Ramy” (Hulu): This fresh new comedy series stars Ramy Hassan as a first generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. The show explores what it’s like to be caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. Also on Friday: NBA Playoffs, Celtics at Pacers, Game 3 (5:30 p.m. PT, ABC) “Blindspot” (8 p.m., NBC) “Dynasty” (8 p.m., The CW) “Washington Week” (8 p.m., PBS) “The Cool Kids” (8:30 p.m., Fox) “Sydney to the Max” (8:30 p.m., Disney Channel) “Proven Innocent” (9 p.m., Fox) “American Masters” (9 p.m., PBS) “Gold Rush” (9 p.m., Discovery) “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (9 p.m., Food Network) “Animal Cribs” (9 p.m., Animal Planet) “Bridezillas” (10 p.m., WE tv)