Evictions Halted During the Holidays…

 Good Day My Wonderful, Beautiful Bay Area!…. A small reprieve for those about to be evicted due to foreclosure…

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Monday they would provide a break for borrowers facing foreclosure to ensure those having problems making monthly mortgage payments will remain in their homes during the holidays.

Fannie Mae said its eviction moratorium would apply to single-family homes and two- to four-unit properties from December 19 through January 2, 2013. Freddie Mac said it would offer the suspension from December 17 through January 2, 2013.

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Tis the Season!!… 8 Germiest Places in the Mall…

HELLLOOOOO My Wonderful, Beeeeauuutiful Bay Area… Tis the Season!!

No matter how you look at it…there are legions of consumers getting ready for their annual “holiday shopping”… O Joy!! Personally have been there many times, done that many times and am finally very comfortable at my very comfortable age not participating in all the planning, crush of traffic, lack of parking, stress of finding the right gift or not, staying within a reasonable budget or not, skipping meals to get all the shopping done, sore feet and body aches, bundling up to stay warm from the chill outside but oooops peel off once inside to stay cooool… too much stuff to carry…

Life is so much simpler and happier these days not participating… but that’s just me…

For all of you who love all of the trappings and traditions the holidays bring… who truly enjoy “holiday shopping”… hitting the malls everywhere… please beware of the 8 Germiest Places in the Mall…

There’s really some true advantages to “Online Shopping”!!… LOL

Take Care – Stay Well – Enjoy The Season with Happiness and Love!!

What Your Burglar Wont Tell You…

 

 HELLO MY BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL BAY AREA!!… We’re going into that time change thing again…  —MOVE your CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR this Saturday night… That’s an extra hour of sleep for everyone! 

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 13 THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON’T TELL YOU … 

 1.      Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2.      Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

 3.      Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

 4.      Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it..

5.      If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house.. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6.      If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

 7.      A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

 8.      It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

9.      I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)

10.  Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11.  Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.

12.  You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.

13.  A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television.   (Find it athttp://www.faketv/.com/) 

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YEAR OF THE TIGER… Happy Chinese New Year… Gung Xi Fa Csai

Good Good Day to My Wonderful Beautiful Bay Area….

We have a double whammy to have a bright day today… Its a Day to Love and Be Loved and its the beginning of the Year of the Tiger!!…  The Chinese celebrate each new lunar year with an animal sign… 12 animals in all… every 12 years the same animal is welcomed for that year… there’s much meaning and celebration, optimism, hope and remembrance of the past… its a very exciting time for those whose birthdays falls within that year’s animal sign…

The Tiger is my sign… I’m very excited that its my year this year! its been 12 long years since it was the Year of the Tiger…  to make it memorable I had an opportunity to travel to the Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand and visit the Tiger Temple and commemorate this year with a foto with a Tiger!!!!!…   Very Very Special… Hope you enjoy this foto… and Enjoy this New Year along with other Tigers and myself… What sign are you?? Gung Xi Fa Csai!!… Gung Xi Gung Xi… Happy Chinese New Year to All…

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Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you

A Surprisingly GOOD Investment…

 

 

Hello Hello My Wonderful Beautiful Bay Area…  Who would have ever imagined a helium “Love Day” balloon to stay afloat for a year…. proof is in the foto… this is the balloon my Honey got for me last year and here we are 2 days away from another Valentine’s Day and its still up in the air… Would you say this was a terrific return on the initial investment? 

Sending you Big Wishes for a very nice Valentine’s Day … dont forget to treat yourself  to something that will put a smile on your face.

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Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Thompson Ave aka Christmas Tree Lane…

 

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Warmest Greetings of the Season to You My Beautiful Wonderful Bay Area… We have so many wonderful neighborhoods all around us… the little island jewel called Alameda… has a little tree lined street called Thompson Avenue that maintains a holiday tradition which began 70 years ago… its come to be known as “Christmas Tree Lane” at holiday time… Every year the 55 homes that make up the 3200 block of  Thompson Avenue becomes a magical holiday showplace… all of the homeowners work to decorate their own homes and work together to decorate the center island… for two weeks before Christmas the residents volunteer to become elves to entertain the children who come to visit Santa in his sleigh…

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 There is a special Santa Mailbox where letters can be dropped off for Santa…all letters with legible return addresses are answered and returned to the children who left them in Santa’s Mailbox…                                                                                                 

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Its a cherished tradition filled with wonderful memories and known by many all around. Each year many come back to visit along with new visitors who are enchanted by all of the decorations and holiday spirit of  Thompson Avenue… If you have a chance to visit… I’m sure you’ll make it part of your holiday tradition every year after!

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HO-HO-HO Happy Happy Holidays Everyone!!                        

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Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay

Choose Your Charity Wisely…

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HELLOOOOO My Beautiful Wonderful Bay Area!!… My Goodness December is upon us… the last month of the year!!… we have about two weeks before the main event… are you ready?x/:@?!!?…  along with all the merriment and festivities… in the spirit of the season we will give, share and extend a hand when possible… if you’re considering donating some of your hard earned money… evaluate the charity of your choice… go to “Charity Navigator”  at http://bit.ly/72XzNB

Thanks for checking in… your comments are always welcome…

Come back and visit all the time!!…

Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…

 

You May Not Have a Car At All…

 

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Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  Although this year has been a rough one here in our beautiful, wonderful San Francisco Bay Area and all around this world of ours, a very good friend reminded me of the eloquent words of William DeVaughn which bears repeating:

“Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac, Gangsta whitewalls, TV antennas in the back. You may not have a car at all. But remember brothers and sisters you can still stand tall… Just be thankful for what you’ve got…”

Do you recall the song??…

Thanks for checking in… your comments are always welcome… Come back and visit all the time!!…

Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…