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Coins for Me, Coins for You!

When it comes to gold coins, Oxbridge House is really the only place I ever go to. I have a large collection of bullion and I'm always trying to buy and sell gold coins to get more gold coins. Not many people understand my hobby, but the people at Oxbridge House do, luckily. Sometimes, when they get new and interesting coins, they give me a call to let me know because they know how much of a fiend for coins I am.

In fact, the people at Oxbridge House are the closest to gold experts that I've ever come across. If you want to buy/ and or sell coins, Oxbridge House is the only place in town I'll go to. Actually, I know a guy who goes there from Sacramento to San Francisco. It's really that good of a place to go to buy and sell coins in San Francisco.

For buying and selling coins San Francisco, Oxbridge House is the best place to go. When it comes to pricing and expertise, Oxbridge House really does have one up on all the rest. It's pretty amazing how great the customer service is-- I always feel at home within their walls. I guess I'm there so much, I might as well be a part of their family!

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Kitchen Remodel for Old Folks

We have been wanting to remodel our kitchen for many years, but we finally saw an ad for CJ Remodeling and decided to go ahead and commit to a kitchen remodel Missoula. Our kids were out of the house, and it was only our indecision that truly kept us from having the kitchen of our dreams. But it finally seemed that CJ Remodeling would be able to help us finish our kitchen.

My wife and I love to cook together, it's actually one of the activities we used to do together when we were dating. So, having a kitchen idealized for cooking has always been a dream of ours. For our 40th anniversary, we finally decided to treat ourselves to a new and beautiful kitchen remodel Missoula. We wanted a space that had larger counters and more storage. We were tired of old and gross tiles and flooring, too!

With the help of CJ Remodeling, we were able to get a grasp on what we were going to be doing for our kitchen remodel Missoula. It was not as stressful of a process as we thought it would be. Nor was it nearly as expensive. We wished we had done it earlier because it wasn't as big of a deal as we thought it would be. And start-to-finish, the whole process took only about a month. And that was with new countertops, floors, appliances and cabinets. Nice work, CJ Remodeling!

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Meet your new cosmetic dentist!

Cosmetic Dentistry San Francisco, YouTube videos by Dr Josh Bernstein of All New Smiles. Located in SF, Oakland, and Piedmont.

Located in Piedmont (San Francisco), California, All New Smiles cosmetic dentist Josh Bernstein is experienced and well trained in braces, dentures, veneers, teeth whitening and various other cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Bernstein is passionate about comfort and having a painless experience in his offices.

Josh Bernstein graduated from UC Berkeley and University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He is experienced in all of the state-of-the-art tools and practices and strives to make his patients comfortable and satisfied with their experience. All New Smiles is a cosmetic dentist that serves Piedmont, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland.

All New Smiles can provide all the cosmetic dental procedures you need including Invisalign, bonding, sedation dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, and other advanced dental treatments. All New Smiles uses the best technology in the industry including laser dentistry, low dose digital x-rays and virtual reality dental glasses. All New Smiles is passionate about patient comfort and satisfaction.

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Windshield Maverick

I was on my way to the grocery store on a normal Wednesday, when suddenly I heard a LOUD noise: BOOM! It was a rock from the road coming up to hit my car right square in the windshield. Luckily, I knew about a place called Precision Auto Glass that will fix a broken windshield in no time at all. I would know-- this has happened before!

I was lucky because Precision Auto Glass, a windshield repair company Sacramento, had just finished up a job near my house. They came over right away and then were able to fix my windshield within minutes. That meant that I could still go on the dinner date I was supposed to go on later that night. You kind of need a windshield if you're going to pick a pretty girl up.

Well, the rest of the night went well both because I got my windshield taken care of and also because I got a kiss on that date I was supposed to go on. It was a success and I can't wait to go out with her again. I'm afraid I can't really say the same about Precision Auto Glass. Not because they do poor work, but because I hope my windshield doesn't break again!

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Seattle, My New Home!

When I was moving to Seattle, it seemed like a dream come true! And that's because it is. When I found out I got the job in the city, I called my Local Seattle Mover right away! I knew that sometimes moving companies can get a little busy during the summer months and so I called them as soon as I got the news. You can never be TOO prepared!

And when I called, they told me that they would be more than ready to help me make my local move in Seattle. I originally found the company when I was looking at houses in Seattle a few years back. I saved them in my records in hopes that eventually I would need them. And lo and behold! 2 years later, they were the first call I made!

Getting the job was really exciting for me because it meant that it would now make sense for me to live in the city. With a lower income, it simply was too expensive to live where the rent was significantly higher than in the city I lived in just out side of Seattle. But I am really excited that I will get to have Puget Sound Movers move me to Seattle!

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When did it get so cold?

I went a few weeks just thinking my internal temperature was off before I realized my heater was broken. I called Alley Heating & Air and finally described to them what was happening. I was't sure, but it seemed that my thermostat wasn't working properly because I was really cold all the time even though my thermostat told me it was 70 degrees. I thought I was coming down with something.

But, no. It turns out that it was just my heating system that was sick and not me at all. I couldn't believe it because it was brand new! The reason I hired Alley & CO was because they weren't the ones who actually did the work after all. They were just another air conditioning company that I found on the internet. And they turned out to be great! I now have a heating repair company that I can rely on!

When it comes to heating and cooling your home, I would highly recommend Alley Heating & Air because they do a great job for both heating AND air conditioning repair. I would know, I had to have them fix my A/C too! Man, I will be glad when I don't have to call anyone to do repairs anymore! But I'm especially glad because I don't think I"m sick anymore!

Alley Heating and Air Sacramento can also be found at Customer Lobby where they maintain a five star rating.


Holistic Care for You.

Empathy Therapy is like no other psychiatric facility in Sacramento because it has so many mental health resources in one place. Dr. Chofla, the practice's lead physician has many specialities including psychiatry, executive life coach, and psychotherapy. In addition to his aptitude in treatment, he is also dedicated to the mental health of his patients.

At Empathy Therapy, you can expect that your health will be treated as individually as you are-- you will have a completely individualized treatment plan that the staff at Empathy Therapy has designed just for you. This is no -one-size-fits-all clinic; they are fully devoted to making you feel comfortable at at home.

In addition to giving his time to his own patients, Dr. Chofla is dedicated to giving back to the community. He spends some of his spare time working with non-profit organizations to ensure that everyone gets the mental health care they need to thrive. Empathy Therapy as a whole are committed to making sure that they are building a happy and thriving community.


New (Windows) in Town

Maybe it was because I knew we needed new windows, but during the months leading up to replacing our windows, all I noticed were when people were getting new windows. And one window company kept showing up: California Window Masters. I figured if they were good enough for everyone in my neighborhood, they were good enough for me!

I called California Window Masters because they seemed to be the number one choice for window replacement in San Jose. We weren't new in town by any means, but our home needed some serious TLC. We knew that by updating our windows, we would restore both the look and function of our home at the same time.

After doing some research, we found that replacement vinyl windows would be the best solution for us for a few reasons. One, retrofitted replacement windows are really easy to install and don't take very long, limiting the cost considerably. Another thing is that they can make your home much more energy efficient because they don't allow any air from the outside of the home when the windows are closed.

Thanks, California Window Masters!!!

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For all the Gold in San Francisco

It took me a long time to find a company that I trusted to buy my gold from me, but I'm glad I finally found Oxbridge House to help me with the selling of my gold. I had saved a bunch of gold for a long time, but felt it was finally time to actually cash in on my savings because I was going on a trip. I was tired of just sitting on money, and decided it was time to actually enjoy myself.

So I took my search online and found a few places I thought my be good to take my gold, but none of them seemed to have the caliber of Oxbridge House. Even their website was miles away from any of the others I looked at-- they offer all kinds of resources and advice for someone like me who was looking for help deciding what the right choice was for me.

I really appreciated how Oxbridge House was so up front with me-- they straight up told me that one of the items I wanted to sell was going to be worth much more in a few months. I really liked that they were open with me and didn't just want to take my gold. They wanted me to get more for my money!

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Updated Home

I hired Premier Remodeling for our home remodel because I liked their website and liked that they said it was their priority to make sure remodels got done in a timely fashion. I had worked with other contractors before, and they had all told us they would take twice as long as Premier did.

What we needed was an update in shelving and built-in fixtures in our living room. We had them do a fireplace and add shelving and molding to update the space. When we came back from vacation, we didn't even recognize the place! It looked so much nicer and we didn't even have to spend a fortune to get it that way.

We are so happy with Premier Remodeling, that we are going to hire them to do our kitchen and bathroom remodel! We love that it's such a beautiful space where we can have family time and not be distracted by the god-awful surroundings. It looks so updated and fresh!

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It was a month into renting a space for my new business when I knew it wasn't going to work out. So I called CBRE for retail properties Sacramento because I knew they'd be able to help me out better than my last retail property contact in real estate.

After dealing with a bad broker, I was vigilantly searching for a new company to help me lease a retail property space that would be good for my company. I was worried that the same thing would happen, so this time I made sure to choose a company with a good reputation. And CBRE was an internationally recognized company, so I was sure they would be great.

And do you know what? I was right! CBRE proved to be an excellent choice because they matched my price range perfectly with what I needed! If I never need to look for retail property in Sacramento again, you'd better bet I'll be using CBRE!

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They Manage It All!

Vienna Sacramento Property Managers have changed everything about the way I do business! They manage all of my properties for me and have taken that huge responsibility off my shoulders. I've been doing this a long time, so I was sucked into doing it the old fashioned way. I was doing a lot of work myself.

My son has recently helped take over my business and saw the way I was operating. He helped us transition to a more streamline way of handing business, and the first thing was taking property managing out of my duties! What a relief! I'm able to do so much more and have so much more time on my hands without that added stress.

Vienna is so easy to work with and does an amazing job. I told them exactly what I was excepting of them, and how I had been doing things all these years, and they respected how I operated. They did a great job taking on all of the properties and keeping them up the way they've always been. I am so grateful we found them and I'd trust them with anything!


We Closed On It Just In Time

We were looking for a new home and ATK Team was there for us to help with all the real estate needs we had. They helped find us great homes in the Sacramento area that met our needs and were great options. There was one in particular that seemed to be especially perfect for us. We had been wanting a big porch in the front of the house, although it wasn't a requirement. But when we saw the perfect home and it had a great porch, we wanted it it really badly.

ATK Team was on it for us. It had been on the market for a week and there were other potential buyers, so we were scared the competition was going to be too tough. ATK Team knew exactly what to do and the right approach to take. They make the perfect offer at just the right time, and were able to score the house for us! We were ecstatic!

I couldn't have chosen a better real estate team to make it happen. We are now about to move into our dream home because of ATK Team. They have serious skills! I can't believe they were able to pull it off!

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Moving Offices

I was moving my business to a bigger building in downtown Seattle. I needed a moving company that could handle the big job, so I turned to Puget Sound Moving, movers in Seattle WA. They're a local moving company with a great reputation, and they do any type of move you could need.

They were able to schedule our move for the exact day we needed it. They helped organize a plan of attach for what would be moved on what days. They sent someone out to take a look at our office and formalize the plan. On moving day, everything went flawlessly. They were in and out, and moved so efficiently. They were organized and knew exactly what they were doing.

They treated all of our items with care and got the job done. They didn't scratch a thing, it all arrived in the exact condition it had been in prior to the move. We had a big office, and it was a big job, but Puget Sound got the job done. Well done guys.

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Moving Out

I had a bad breakup with my boyfriend and we had been living together, so it was time to move out. I needed someone to help me with the move on short notice and wasn't sure what company to call. I looked on Yelp and saw Golden Bay Relocation, click here for their San Francisco Movers Yelp Page  has over 150 reviews and 5 stars, so I gave them a call right away.

They were able to schedule my move regardless of the short notice, and were also able to quote me right on the phone based on the items I had. They pack everything up for you too, so I didn't have to waste time trying to pack stuff up myself or buying boxes and supplies.

They showed up right on time and worked so quickly. They got everything down to the truck in record time and moved it all to my new place. I'm so grateful for their incredible service!

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Cleaner Teeth

I'm so glad to have found a new dentist in Fair Oaks! I didn't take care of my teeth the way I knew I should and was ready to make a change. I didn't want to end up with nasty teeth like my mom, and I saw myself going down that road. She had a lot of problems and her teeth looked pretty bad. I looked for a dentist in the Fair Oaks and Carmichael area and found My Tooth Spa.

They were able to get me right in for a regular cleaning. They took me back and I was nervous they'd be judgmental about how bad my teeth were and that I didn't take good care of them. It was quite the opposite. They listened to me explain that I know I had fallen off of great oral care but was ready to change.

They were so understanding and let me know they were there for me. They gave me a great cleaning, told me the state my teeth were in and what I needed to do, and gave me great tips on how to improve my oral care. They showed me the easiest and proper way to floss, told me what mouth wash to use and how often etc. I can't thank them enough.

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I own an apartment building and the air conditioning went out, right in the middle of summer. I have a lot of tenants who weren't happy, and I knew we had to get it fixed as soon as possible. I needed immediate help so I called Alley Heating and Air Conditioning Sacramento. They offer A/C repair services in the Sacramento area and were able to come right out.

They took a look and figured out what was going wrong. They were able to not only diagnose the problem quickly but knew exactly what needed to be done to fix the problem, and got started. They had all the parts and tools they needed right with them in their truck.

They had the system back up and running in no time. It turns out it was just an easy fix. I trust them completely and know other companies would have charged us through the roof. But Alley gave us a fair price and were so reliable.

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Quick Sale On Our Home

We were in fear of foreclosure and I wasn't sure where to turn. I didn't know what our options were or how it all worked. I decided I needed someone to help us, so I found Short Sales Agent Sacramento. They met with me and explained everything.

They let me know that I wasn't alone and took all of my information down. They crushed the numbers and helped me determine that doing a short sale was actually a great option for our scenario. I trusted them and was grateful they offered this alternative as an option.

The short sale ended up going through perfectly. The best part is that the bank takes care of paying them, I didn't have to worry about paying for their services. They helped us make the best out of a bad situation and I'm so grateful.

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A/C Out

Our air conditioning wasn't working properly. Only room temperature air was shooting out of the vents, none of them were producing cool air. I knew this was a problem way over our heads and that we needed professional help. Alley Heating and Air is local Sacramento company that offers A/C repair services. I gave them a call right away for service.

They came out and took a look at what was happening. They are so nice and the definition of great customer service. They were able to figure out what was wrong. They let me know everything that was going on and explained everything to me in a way I could understand.

They had all of the equipment they needed to make the fix. I was so happy they were able to fix the old system and didn't need to replace it. They gave us a great price and I will trust them with all of our heating and air conditioning needs in the future.

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Flashing Lights In The Rear View

I got pulled over and charged with a DUI. I thought I was fine, I had just had a couple drinks with friends and was drinking water during the night. I had no idea I was over the limit, and I had no idea that I could change my life with just one stupid decision. I didn't have to drive very far so I never imagined I'd get pulled over, but I did.

I was scared and alone and had no idea how to deal with a DUI charge. Fortunately I found out about San Jose DUI Attorney, and they were able to help me out. They've known so many cases of people in my same situation so I knew they were the right choice. They were on my side and knew what I was going through.

They took care of everything for me and gave me the representation I deserved. I couldn't have done it without them. I'm so happy I found out about them and decided to take advantage of their services. You don't want to deal with a DUI alone.

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Roseville Job

I got a job in Roseville recently and wasn't loving the long commute, so I decided moving to Roseville was the best option. I wasn't that familiar with the market in Roseville or the area in general, so I wasn't having much luck on my own. I needed help. I found out about a local Sacramento company called ATK Team, they have Roseville homes for sale, so I gave them a call.

I told them everything I was looking for and they were able to work for me. They didn't waste my time or try and convince me to like something I didn't really want. They only found me homes that were in my price point and met all my needs. It didn't take long to find the perfect match.

They helped me close on the home and took care of all the paperwork. I couldn't have asked for a better company to work with. They treated me like their most important client and got me the house I wanted.



My molars have been bothering me and I know I needed to schedule a teeth cleaning. I had been bad about taking care of my mouth in the past and was scared that if I went to the dentist they would judge me and not want to treat me. I couldn't take the pain any longer though, so I started looking for a dentist that looked like a good fit. I came across My Tooth Spa, a carmichael and fair oaks dentist, and scheduled an appointment.

The staff greeted me and were all extremely friendly. They took me back and got xrays of my mouth to see what was going on. They found a few cavities, which were the cause of the pain I had been feeling. I explained to them that I hadn't taken care of my mouth in the past and they were very understanding. They didn't make me feel bad but let me know they were there to help in every way possible.

They took care of the cavities I had and educated me on ways to better take care of my mouth. They showed me the proper way to floss and the right tooth pastes to use. I was so pleased with how well I was treated and can't believe it took me so long to get in to the dentist office. I'm on my way to better oral health thanks to My Tooth Spa.

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Graduate Loan Problems

I just graduated from college and am having a hard time finding a job. I had a small job waiting on the side, but it wasn't enough money to pay rent. I needed a little extra money to get by until I was able to score a full-time job. I wasn't sure where to turn when a buddy told me about Same Day Car Title Loan Sacramento. They're a Sacramento company that offers title loans to anyone, regardless of your previous credit history. I went in to see what they could do for me.

I couldn't believe how easy it was. All I had to do was show them my ID and provide them with the title to my car, and I literally walked out the door with the cash I needed in my hand. The best part is that I get to continue driving my car the entire time. I get the title back after I've paid the loan back to them. I don't even have to make the first payment until next month.

Same Day Title Loan is a great company and a great option for people who are in a tight spot from me. It was so nice to not have to worry about borrowing money from my parents or a friend, which I would have hated to have to ask for that. I was able to keep my independence and borrow the money on my own terms. I have an interview next week, fingers crossed!

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Small Business Area

I needed a unique space for my business. I was opening a satellite office, so it didn't need to be huge. I wanted it to be a creative space for employees to generate their big creative ideas and work together as a team. I went to CBRE for my commercial real estate needs in Sacramento and told them what I was looking for in the Sacramento area. They listened to what I wanted and got to work.

They found me a few great options so I went to take a look. There were two I was particularly fond of. One had high ceilings and looked out over the river. I was so excited for the possibilities of the space. CBRE was a great company to work with and offers reasonable rates. I signed up immediately for the space by the river.

Since moving in, my employees have raved about the space. It's not your average cubicle office and allows them the creative freedom that they were looking for. It's changed the way they operate and do business, and that is priceless. I can't thank CBRE enough.

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Better Smile With My Roseville Dentist

I wanted a whiter, healthier smile and was willing to put in the work. I had neglected my teeth for a long time but finally realized how important it was to take care of your teeth. I was tired of paying for expensive dental care to fix my tooth problems and fill my cavities. I went into Roseville General Dentist and they helped me turn everything around.

They are a great team of experts and they are 100% on your side. They understood what I was going through and didn't make me feel bad for how unhealthy I had allowed my oral health to become. They gave me a great cleaning and suggested ways to start turning things around. There's a great mouth wash that helps fight germs in your mouth and prevent cavities and other oral diseases. I also started using floss picks, which are very convenient.

I'm so grateful to Roseville General Dentist for all of their help and understanding. They've truly changed my life and the way I live. I have a healthier lifestyle and a much healthier mouth. It's never too late to turn things around. Visit Roseville General Dentist and you'll see what I mean.


Well Managed

I own a rental property in Sacramento but don't really have the time to manage it anymore. However, I'm not quite ready to sell it right now. So, I started looking into property managers in the area to see if anyone looked like a good fit. Vienna Property Management Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln and Folsom is a local company that takes care of all of your property management needs. I called them to get started.

They do everything for you, and I mean everything. They list your property when you need tenants, they take care of collecting rent, and they are there to answer the phone when tenants are having problems. They also deal with all of the dirty work. They treat your property like its one of their own. I guarantee my property is being better managed now than it ever has!

They are very organized and have a great system set up. They inform me of all the progress on my building on a regular basis and let me know everything that's going on. I'm so grateful for all they have done for me. It's a huge weight off my shoulders and I would never manage a property on my own again after working with Vienna!


Hot, Hot, Hot

It was HOT. Our air conditioning had hit the dust. My husband is pretty handy but when we went out to take a look at it, there was no way it was going to be a quick fix. We needed professional help and we needed it fast. I called Alley Heating & Air Sacramento and Roseville for our AC repair and they were able to come out that same day. They arrived promptly, even though they were busy, and they got straight to work. They checked everything out and got a diagnosis of what the problem was. It was an older air conditioner so I wasn't surprised when they informed us it was shot.

They were able to help us out, though, and didn't leave us hanging. They worked on it right then and there and replaced the system that had gone out. I couldn't believe they didn't even have to leave to go get the right parts--they had everything they needed already with them in anticipation of any problem that might have occurred. They were such professionals and were so prepared. You don't find service like that much these days!

They fixed us up and got our house cool again. We had a new system, and they charged us a very fair price. I was worried because it had been a last minute call and they had to completely replace the system. But they charged us a standard price that was very reasonable. It was comforting to know that we were in good hands and that we could trust them. I knew they weren't trying to swindle us, they truly cared about our well being and were there for us when we needed them most.

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New Windows For My Rentals

I own two older homes in the Bay Area that I rent out. I hadn't done much to them as far as upgrades go, but the time had finally come an they both needed new windows badly. I had a buddy of mine who just got new windows put in his house, so I asked him who he would recommend for the job. He had nothing but great things to say about California Windows of San Jose and San Francisco, so I gave them a call.

They offer great deals and competitive prices, and have a wide selection of all the big brands of windows. They helped me select what would be the best options for each of my houses and would match the unique look and design of each house. The best part is that they will be really energy efficient and safe a lot of money on energy costs. They'll also help with noise reduction, especially for the house that's located on a busier street.

On installation day they made everything so easy for me. They were in and out in no time. They even hauled away the old stuff, so I didn't have to worry about getting a dumpster or having the equipment to haul it away myself. The staff was extremely friendly and were there to make me as satisfied as possible. They took the time to tell me everything they had done and explained the entire process. I was extremely happy with the service I received!

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A New Way to Buy Property

We may have been newbie’s on the Sacramento real estate scene, but we did have some experts that we worked with to make up for it. Short Sales—Sacramento helped us navigate the confusing and competitive world of short sale real estate in Sacramento.

Because these homes are close to foreclosure, they will go for thousands cheaper that they would otherwise, which means that it can be a challenge to get a property before someone else does. You need to have an adept negotiator as well as someone who has their ears to the ground when it comes to real estate sales in Sacramento.
Within a few months, we saw several houses we were interested in and finally put a final offer in on one that we wanted the most. Even though it was competitive, we ended up getting exactly what we needed. Short Sales—Sacramento made sure we got our dream home in Sacramento.
Now that we are happily settled in our short sale home, we are so grateful that we chose to forgo the traditional route of buying property and ended up saving thousands of dollars and plenty of headaches. We are really happy about our new home and wouldn’t trust anyone other than Short Sales—Sacramento when buying a short sale home.
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Non-Profit Finances

Our non-profit was doing extremely well this year and growing like crazy. While it's an exciting time, it's also extremely stressful to keep it all under control, organized and well-managed. I had been doing all the books up until now, but because of all the new growth I couldn't keep up with our bookkeeping as well as all of my other duties. We needed someone to help us out. I had heard about e-Office Team from a fellow non-profit worker, and he said that they offer bookkeeping services to small businesses and non-profits in the Sacramento area. I gave them a call.

e-Office Team is great because they are a fellow small business, and do only work with other small businesses and non-profits. They have a deep understanding of what it takes to run a non-profit and the unique demands that we face. They have seen it all and know the best ways to do things. It's great to have someone who has been around a long time and has great advice and tips to offer us. Not to mention their staff is extremely friendly and easy to work with.

They customized a plan specifically for our organization and our unique financial structure. They were able to make the programs they use work to our specific liking. Everything was uniform and more organized. Since we've signed on with e-Office Teams things have really taken a turn for the better. We are not only growing, but now are relieved of the financial stress that existed before. They have all of our accounting and bookkeeping needs under control for us!

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Fair Dentist in Fair Oaks

I just moved to Fair Oaks and needed to find a new dentist in the area. I found out about My Tooth Spa, a Fair Oaks Dentist, from a coworker, so I decided to try them out for my oral care needs. I scheduled an appointment to have my teeth cleaned, which was very simple and easy unlike other dentist offices I've dealt with in the past. They were very flexible and able to accommodate my busy schedule.

When I went in for my appointment I was greeted by friendly employees. They were happy to see me and you could tell they enjoyed making their customers comfortable and happy. I received a great cleaning and unfortunately had a cavity, which they were able to take care of for me right on the spot. They told me everything that was happening and there were no gray areas. I knew everything that was going on.

I will definitely be returning to My Tooth Spa for teeth cleanings and all of my oral care needs. They offer emergency service 24/7 should anything happen to you, so it's really nice to know that they are there for me should any emergency situation arise. You don't see that from most dentists these days. These guys are the real deal!

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Alley Air Conditioning Repair Doesn’t Mess Around

When I needed an air conditioning put in my house, I wanted someone who was a true professional and knew what they were doing. I didn't have time to waste and had no patience for shoddy work. When researching companies, I came across Alley Heating & Air, an AC Repair company in Sacramento. They have been in the business for years in the Sacramento area, so I knew they were the right choice. I was surprised to see that they offer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That is so rare these days and made me feel especially like I was going to be in great hands.

They gave me an estimate and the price was even better than I had been expecting. They were very friendly to work with and had the high level of expertise I had been looking for. They had all the parts they needed with them, knew exactly what was what and got down to business. They explained everything to me and let me know what they were doing so that I was informed during the whole process.

They did a great job and all of the work was clean and just so professional. I couldn't have asked for a better company to work with. They got the job done quickly and efficiently, right when I needed them to. They got straight down to business and charged me a fair price. I will be using them for all of my heating and air conditioning needs in the future.

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My Kitchen Is Now My Paradise

We moved into a new home this year and loved everything about it--except for the kitchen. It was out of date and needed some major renovating. We waited until we got settled into the home and then called Premier Remodeling, of Sacramento and Roseville, to remodel our kitchen and save us! We hadn't had any friends or family over to our new house yet because we were too embarrassed of our kitchen!

The selection Premier offers is amazing. They have beautiful tile and stone and so many different options to choose from. We fell in love with so many different things we had a hard time narrowing it down! They have great prices too, so we were able to do everything we wanted to make our dream kitchen a reality, all while staying within our budget.

The staff at Premier was extremely helpful. They've been around for a long time and have a lot of experience, so they were able to help us all the way through the process and make suggestions for us. Installing the kitchen was painless for us. They were very respectful of our home and always made a point to clean up and keep everything as orderly as possible as they worked.

They finished up in no time, just as they has scheduled, and WOW was our kitchen a beauty. It was everything we had hoped for and more. We don't even have the plates and cups put into the cupboards yet and I've already called all of my friends to invite them over and host our first party in the new house. I'm ecstatic a how beautiful everything looks and I will recommend Premier to all of my friends!

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I Got New Tenants and New Windows

I own a few rental properties and most of them are older homes and apartment buildings. I hadn't done much work to them since I purchased them and a few of them really needed new windows. I thought I would just get it all out of the way at once and get them all taken care of. I know my tenants would be happy because their energy costs would be significantly lowered by having newer, more efficient windows. Not to mention how much better it would make the buildings look.

I had heard about a window installation company in the area, California Window Masters a new home windows company in San Jose, so I checked out their website. It turns out they have a great deal going on right now where you can get 8 windows of ANY size for only $2,950! I hadn't seen a deal even close to that good from the other companies I had seen, so I gave them a call and got an estimate. Doing multiple properties was no problem for them. I met with them and got to choose the different types of windows I wanted in each of the buildings and they gave me great recommendations. They understood the look I was going for with each of my properties and helped me pick out the appropriate windows accordingly.

They have been doing this so long that I obviously trusted their judgement over my own! And boy am I glad I trusted their judgement! The windows look just incredible. Each property looks like a million bucks and got a much needed facelift. A few of the spaces had been vacant but sine I got my new windows installed I've been getting tons of calls each day who want to rent! What a great investment. I made a great choice by going with California Window Masters!

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Our Roseville Dentist Rocks

My husband had a bad experience with our dentist and were looking for someone new. There's a good amount of dentists around town and it was hard to know who to go to. I called one of my friends to see if she knew of anybody good in the area and she highly recommended My Tooth Spa, a General dentist Roseville. It looked like they offered a wide variety of dental services and were a great company, so I scheduled an appointment for myself and my husband.

I loved the office, it was so much cleaner and well kept-up than our prior dentist. The staff was also extremely friendly and informative. They made scheduling appointments easy, not like the hassle I was used to dealing with. Once I arrived I didn't have to wait long and was taken back. They were thorough during the teeth cleaning and made me feel extremely comfortable. They even talked me through what they were doing, which made me feel more relaxed and informed.

My husband also went to his appointment last week and loved it. He is so happy we finally found a place that rocks! We care about our oral health and work hard to keep up with getting a cleaning every 6 months. It makes it a whole lot easier when you're working with a great company that has caring employees and cares about your personal comfort during your appointment. We couldn't be happier with the switch we made and My Tooth Spa is high on my recommendation list.

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I Went From Stay At Home Mom To Corporate Working Woman

I had been a stay at home mom since having my first child, but was ready to go back to work. My kids were used to having me around all the time, so I knew we were going to have to find an exceptional nanny for them. I had been looking around for a while with no luck when a friend told me about A Nanny on the Net. They offer nannying services for families in the San Francisco area and all of their nannies have at least 3 years experience. They have an entire network of nannies built up and have been working with many of them for a while, so you know you’ll be getting a nanny you can trust.

I filled out an application online and was surprised by how quickly they responded to me. They made sure they knew all of the specific requirements I had and exactly what I was looking for in a nanny. I was new to this, and they were extremely accommodating to all the questions and concerns I had. I got to meet with the nanny in person as part of the interview and selection process, and had complete control over who was going to be the right fit for our family.

A Nanny on the Net is a professional company and has your best interests in mind. They are there for you 100% along the way and guide you through every step of the process to finding the perfect nanny. I couldn’t be happier with the service we received and the end result. We found a great nanny who blends so well with our family and it’s allowed me to go back to work and pursue my career again after having children. Thank you A Nanny on the Net!


New Vending Machine, New Snack Options

The vending machine at our office building was nearing the end of its contract and the management agreed that we should begin looking for a new vending machine company. We found Corporate Cuisine, San Francisco Bay Area Vending Machines online and were very impressed with their extensive selection and what appeared to be excellent customer service.

The company we got our old vending machine from didn’t even have a website and we pretty much inherited the machine when we moved into the building. But they often didn’t restock the vending machines as often as we needed them too, so we were constantly unsatisfied.

We didn’t really want to have to find another company and deal with new contracts or doing research, but we simply became tired of telling our employees that there was nothing we could do about the sparse options at the vending machine.

So we called Corporate Cuisine and found them to be really professional and helpful. Unlike the other company, they actually seemed like they were going to be available when we ran out of supplies and they would be on top of making sure we had all of the snacks we wanted.

I also liked that they had an excellent selection of both healthy food and traditional snack food. Because no matter how many healthy options there are, sometimes you just want a chocolate bar or a regular soda. Plus, not everyone has the same lifestyle. I wanted the employees to have access to a variety.

We were able to get a great selection of healthy food as well as classic snack food items that everyone likes. Granola bars, potato chips, diet and regular soda, flavored water and several snack packs that feature nuts and dried fruit.

Corporate Cuisine truly lived up to our expectations and even when we have a little bit of a deficit, they come out to refill our vending machine right away!

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Same Day Title Loan Payed for Our Family Vacation

I promised my kids a trip to Disneyland during their Spring Break this year, but was worried about having enough money. I didn't realize how much I had spent during the holidays and I didn't have as much money saved as I had thought. We've been talking about making it to Disneyland for a few years now, and I just couldn't break my promise.

I wasn't sure what to do when I remembered Same Car Day Title Loans of Sacrament and Roseville. I hadn't done anything like it before, so I was a little apprehensive, but from the moment I walked in I felt very comfortable and knew I was in good hands. I received great customer service and the representative explained every detail of the process to me, answering all the questions I had.

They didn't require any detailed information or paperwork from me. I just needed the title to my car and a form of ID. They didn't even have to check my previous credit history. Because they do everything in-house, in less than an hour I was walking out the door with the cash I needed!

I'm still able to drive my car and everything, and I'll get the title back from them once the loan period is over, which is usually about 24 months, but they can customize the period to your specific needs.

Now I don't have to disappoint my kids and we'll get to go on the vacation they deserve. I couldn't have done it without Same Day Title Loan!


A More Efficient Business

Before the new year, my office did some downsizing. It was sad for us because we were losing employees, but it was just a better choice for the company financially. We hired e-Office Team to take care of payroll, bookkeeping and HR in Sacramento. This way, we were able to consolidate resources and hire all of our accounting and Human Resource services outside. Instead of having multiple people on salary, we would simply have one company take care of all of it.

This was a very difficult decision for me to make because I have worked to make the company what it is, and it’s sad to be shrinking rather than growing. However, I am confident that this is only temporary and being able to hire e-Office Team of Sacramento in the meantime has made a huge difference. We can get the job done without spending too much. We just contract them for what they need and they bill us accordingly.

Another reason I was reluctant to hire an outside company for our bookkeeping and payroll was I was worried that not having in-house people would be hard. I was afraid they would never be available and never be able to help us when we had questions of needed to trouble shoot. Not only do we hardly need to interact with them, but if we do, they are very available for our questions.

Hiring e-Office Team ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! We were able to save money and still get the important functions of the business taken care of. We have never had any issues with the payroll or Human Resources and we simply use their services when we need it. They are truly a one-stop shop for many office-related tasks and systems.

This year, I am confident that we will be working toward growth and success for the company. I have many trusted and reliable employees and I am thrilled to be working with e-Office Team. The economy may have slowed us down, but I am confident we will go back to business as usual within the year.

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Commercial Property Management in Citrus Heights

When I started managing property in Citrus Heights, I tried to do it all by myself. Then, I heard about Vienna Property Management, of Citrus Heights, Roseville and Folsom and realized that I didn’t have to do it all myself. With a full-time job and a family, it was impossible for me to devote the time and energy needed to successfully manage multiple properties.

Although I only have three commercial properties, it was enough that I began asking my friends about how they successfully managed their properties. For those who also had the same time constraints as I did, their answer was always “Hire a property management company.” And the one I heard the most about was Vienna Property Management.

I talked to a few other companies other than Vienna that also managed property in Citrus Heights, but none of them were as experienced, and none of them were as hands-on as Vienna. I knew I could count on Vienna to be there for my tenants when I couldn’t. Especially with commercial properties, many issues happen during business hours. But since I work business hours, it was difficult for me to give tenants what they needed promptly.

As soon as I hired Vienna to manage my commercial properties in Citrus Heights, it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I no longer had to worry about having to coordinate my work schedule around assisting with my properties. Especially because I am attorney, there are often times when I simply cannot get away from the office. If there was a leak in the building when I was in the middle of a deposition, there would be nothing I could do.

Hiring Vienna Property Management was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself and for my tenants. In addition to this being a huge benefit to the time commitment, it was also beneficial to m investment because I’ve done research that suggests that property that is professionally managed is more likely to retain its value over time.  I am certain this will be the case.


5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Property Management Company

This post is supported by Vienna Property Management, a Roseville, Rocklin, Citrust Heights, Folsom and Lincoln property management company.

1. Experience. Management companies have years of experience and have already learned what works and what doesn’t.

2. Value. Although you will be paying for this service, over time, it will be worth the investment because someone will always be on the job when you can’t.

3. Time. Chances are, if you are an owner of multiple properties, you are strapped for time. If you hire an outside party, you won’t have to worry about making yourself available to tenants.

4. Tenant satisfaction. If tenants have a number they can reach and a fast turnaround for repairs, they will be happier to stay at your property. Tenant retention means less money you will have to put into marketing and less rent loss from a vacancy.

5. Stress management. Not only will your property management company be managing your property, it will also manage your stress levels because you won’t have to worry about the day-to-day minutia of managing and caring for your properties.


A Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Treat

Rendez-vous Winery Offers Wine Tasting in Sacramento CAMy family doesn’t get together very often, so when we do, I like to make sure to go on a day trip while they are home. Since I anticipated December would be even busier, I planned a day trip to visit the Rendez-vous Winery at Old Sugar Mill in Sacramento and Clarksburg.

Usually, our family goes out of town during Thanksgiving, but this year some of the kids had to work almost up until Thanksgiving so it didn’t work out that we were able to get away. Instead, we just booked a hotel at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Sacramento and made a day trip to Clarksburg to go wine tasting.

We started the day off at Tower Café to get breakfast together. After taking a few photos, we got in the car to make the 20 minute journey to Clarksburg. We had originally planned to go to Napa, but we loved that by going to Rendez-vous, we wouldn’t have to drive 2 hours just to have to drive another 2 hours back. We were able to spend more time just hanging out and tasting our favorite wines instead of driving from winery to winery.

That’s another great thing about Old Sugar Mill—there are several different wineries on the same premises. So we wouldn’t have to go very far (10 feet) to experience the wine from another local winery. And from what I’ve heard and read, Rendez-vous is owned by a wine maker who used to make wines in Napa.

We arrived just after 11 a.m. when the wineries were just opening up. There weren’t many other people there just then (it was the Monday after Thanksgiving), so we were able to get very personal service. In Napa, I remember fighting for the staff’s attention because it can get so crowded there. But at Old Sugar Mill, we were able to ask all kinds of questions and really get to know how all the wine was made.

The wines at Rendez-vous were divine! I am usually one to like spicy reds, but the smooth and sweet white wines they featured were light and complex. I wasn’t surprised to hear that they had won several awards from their wines. We made sure to take some home with us so we could enjoy them over the holidays.

I had a wonderful trip with my family and it was great that we didn’t have to go very far to spend quality time together as a family. We even got a few holiday card photo contenders!


A New Job, New Carmichael Dentist

family visiting carmichael dentistI try to go to the dentist on a regular basis, but when I got busier with work, I admit I let it fall by the wayside. I selected my dentist in Carmichael because it was close to my office. That way, when I needed to make an appointment, I could just pop in for an hour and get back to work without much ado. But I got a new (and more stressful) job this year and have had a hard time making the time to get to the dentist when I need to.  That’s when I discovered that My Tooth Spa was just down the street from my new office in Carmichael.

I was sad to think about leaving my previous dentist, but I was also realistic about the fact that I never saw him anyway. I figured it would be the best choice for me in the long run to be seeing a dentist that I could actually see with a crazy work schedule.

I called My Tooth Spa’s Carmichael office to see if I could get an appointment for the next week and although they were usually booked that close, they had a cancellation that allowed me to see the dentist the next week. Of course the next time this wouldn’t be a problem because I would likely be booking almost six months into the future. I did feel pretty lucky to have gotten an appointment though.

Although I had seen the outside of the dental office before I made an appointment with the Carmichael dentist, I had not yet been inside. I was impressed to find that the interior of the office was incredibly modern and well furnished. Not that I would have thought otherwise from the outside of the office, but I haven’t been to dental offices that looked like this before.

I met the office staff as well and they were really friendly and helpful. The front desk person was really nice and made sure I booked an appointment when it was best for me. I didn’t feel like she was being pushy at all, just really helpful. I felt the same way about the dental hygienist—he was really friendly but didn’t patronize me for not flossing enough. Instead of telling me why it was bad that I wasn’t flossing, he told me all of the benefits flossing has. I felt like it was a much more positive experience than I ever have at the dentist.

My dentist was excellent as well. She helped me determine what kind of toothbrush would be best for me and inspected my wisdom teeth to let me know whether or not I might need to have them taken out. She was gentle and kind, I really enjoyed my visit. Even so much that I was excited about returning. I have never not liked going to the dentist, but I have also never wanted to go back right away either.


Shower Doors in Sacramento: A Happy Accident

Shower DoorsIn an effort to modernize our fabulously old home, we decided to remodel the bathrooms. But we couldn’t afford to do them at the same time, so we slowly went though the process step by step. We searched high and low for the best deals and found American Window Manufacturing, who services Sacramento El Dorado Hills Folsom and Roseville, almost by accident.

We were going to hold off on shower doors until we had enough funds, but by chance, we happened to Google “shower doors” just to get a good idea of what we were in for. We loved the American Window Design website and were shocked to find out that we could actually afford their services. And that’s when we decided that shower doors were going to be the next bathroom improvement we would be making.

We got a free quote from them to do frameless shower doors the next week. We decided to go with frameless because of all the research we’d been doing about bathroom style, those were the kind of shower doors most recommended. This is because since they lack hardware than can easily date itself, they look timeless for longer. They are also made with sturdier glass, which is safer and more secure as well.

When American Windows Manufacturing came to install the shower door, they were extremely professional and made us confident that our home was in able and trustworthy hands. They actually ended up customizing our shower door because of the way the shower was placed in the bathroom.  They did a wonderfully creative job on the Project and we will continue to use them when we have additional glass-work.

The shower doors we had installed into our bathrooms acts as a centerpiece for our bathroom. The glass is done beautifully and even without having redone the flooring yet, we felt it really modernized the space. It also really helped to have the shower doors in right away because it would help us with the vision of the rest of the bathroom and even the rest of the house. Our home may be old, but it is on its way to being modern.

Finding American Windows Manufacturing may have been an accident, but in the future, we will be using their services on purpose.


Retirement in Maui: Living the Dream

beachfront maui homesFor the price of $1,413,000.00, we bought the most beautiful home on the entire face of the island of Maui. Of course, this is just my opinion, but if you saw the place, you would understand that this was an extraordinary deal, all made possible by Maui Sales. First of all, this home is located in Wailea, one of the the most exclusive areas in Maui, and secondly, it isn't just a high-rise condo-- it is a residential home. This almost 1.5 million dollar home has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a swimming pool and OCEAN VIEWS.

The reason we were able to get this steal was because of a foreclosure, and the rapid speed of The Smith Team at Maui Sales to call us to let us know that a property that was perfect for us had just come onto the market because it was being foreclosed on. Because The Smith Team keeps their ears to the ground, we were able to snatch up this property before anyone else. $1.5 million is how much some homes of the same size and quality go for in the suburbs of Sacramento where we were from originally! We could hardly believe our luck in stumbling upon it.

We moved to Maui five years ago and bought a condo in Lahaina. Both my wife and I were Northern California transplants who moved to Maui because we didn't have a good enough reason not to. We both owned an online business that didn't require us to be anywhere in particular, so we ended up moving to Maui to make peace with our inner surfers. We hired Maui sales to help us find our condo. We knew we would eventually want to buy a larger house, but we wanted to wait until we found something that suited us best-- we were willing to be patient if it meant we would end up with a home that we truly felt at home in.

It took us four years to find it, but it was completely worth the wait, when we got that call from Maui Sales telling us they found the perfect home for us. Not only was it the perfect home for us, but it was even better that we'd ever imagined. Whoever had the home before took impeccable care of it. The kitchen, bathrooms and carpeting were all in superior condition-- we would hardly need to perform any renovations on it. And a swimming pool was a feature we desired, but it was never something we required. Not to mention the ocean view, which we had pretty much given up on during our four-year search. This house almost seemed to be too good to be true.

But after having lived in our new home in Wailea for six months, we have yet for anything to go wrong. No random leaks from the roof, no bad insulation, no cracked windows-- the place is incredibly top notch. We are extremely grateful to The Smith Team for their diligence and real estate expertise.

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My Dentist in Sacramento

girl sitting at dentist in Sacramento CALast year when I went to college, I decided I would try to come home as little as possible. This isn’t because I hate my family or anything, they just lived within an hour of my Sacramento State campus and I didn’t want to go home simply as a crutch. I also decided I would get healthcare providers in town so that I wouldn’t have to go to the dentist or the doctor all the way in Walnut Creek. So the search was on for my new dentist in Sacramento.

As a college student, the main way I find what I’m looking for is by using the Internet. I can use Yelp, Google and even Facebook to help me decide who should get my service. I treated finding my dentist no differently than trying to find the best pizza in Sacramento (that’s Pizza Rock, in case you were wondering). So I did a few Google searches, did some Yelp searches, checked out Facebook, and in a few hours, had a new dentist. I chose Ultimate Dental because it wasn’t very far away from campus and it was highly recommended. I especially liked that I could request an appointment online.

For my first appointment, I came to the office prepared. I had brushed, flossed and used enough mouthwash for an elephant with halitosis. And during my appointment, the dental hygienist complimented me on my oral hygiene. I brought in my coupon that I found on their website and got a full exam and x-rays for $65! As a college student, every dollar counts and I was pretty excited that I found such a great dentist at a great price.

Additionally, I really liked the dentist. He was very friendly and even made a few jokes. After I got my x-ray back, the dentist told me that I may need to get my wisdom teeth out soon. He told me that as long as they weren’t bugging me, I wouldn’t need to do anything yet. Luckily, they aren’t bugging me, but he told me when I began to notice them, that he knew a great oral surgeon who could do the surgery for me. I was glad to know that he could refer me to someone he trusted.

The staff was also friendly and engaging—if I move back to Walnut Creek, I don’t think I’ll ever want to change dentists again. I really enjoyed my experience at Ultimate Dental Group, and I’m glad I chose Ultimate Dental Group to be my new Sacramento dentist. Now I recommend Ultimate Dental to all of m friends if they ever need dental work done.

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Protect Your Investments By Hiring a Property Management Company

family inside their rental homeEditor's Note: This post was provided to us by Vienna Property Management of Lincoln, Citrus Heights, and Folsom.

No matter how many properties you own, at some point it may be time to hire some help. If you don’t want to be an employer (and hire a Resident Manager, or equivalent), another option is to hire a property management company. Aside from not having to deal with payroll, benefits, etc., hiring a property management company also has other benefits, especially if managing your property isn’t your 9 to 5.

Tenant Quality. A major benefit to outsourcing the management of your property is that a property management company will have a streamlined process to selecting tenants. They will likely have a comprehensive screening property and since they are experienced with tenants, they will probably be better equipped at knowing the red flags for a bad tenant. In addition, this screening process will benefit tenant retention. The higher the tenant turnaround, the more cleaning, marketing and time spent when the property is vacant.

Less Day-to-Day Involvement. There are landlords that take pride in being highly involved with their properties, but if you have multiple properties, it can be difficult to manage. Being a landlord often means you are on call 24 hours a day. Especially if being a landlord isn’t your only job, not having to deal with the minutiae of handling your property can be beneficial. You can also afford time for other projects or properties. It can take all of the administrative tasks off of your hands, leaving you time for other projects and acquisitions.

You Don’t Have To Live Near Your Property. Hiring a property management company, especially if you don’t live near a property can free up your time in having to travel there frequently to check up on it. Instead, you can rest assured that your property is being taken care of as well as the tenants who are living there.

You Can Increase the Value of You Investment. When a property is properly maintained, it will maintain is value. Not to mention it will keep tenants happy, which will then increase tenant retention. A property management company will have access to staff and keep a list of contractors on hand who are reliable and also keep low rates. They can also provide detailed documentation that will help when deciding how much to charge for rent when certain amenities are added.

Hiring a property management isn’t for every property owner, but if you are treating your properties solely as an investment, it may be valuable to you to hire someone to take care of the day-to-day tasks for you. A property management company can be an invaluable resource for you because they have years of experience in dealing with troubleshooting tenants, repairs, leases and contracts.


Why You Should Buy Oceanside Real Estate

Oceanside homes and beachOceanside is located on the Northernmost tip of San Diego County, right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Although Oceanside was once a military community, it has long since become a premier location for both vacation homes and permanent residences. Home to the longest wood pier in the western United States, Oceanside Pier, the city lends itself to many activities like surfing, fishing and hiking.

Perhaps one of the most affordable coastal living in the area, Oceanside is just a short drive from its popular neighbors like Encinitas and Carlsbad. If you are looking for a laid back and beach-y community—Oceanside is the perfect fit for you and your family!

Once largely a military community, the real estate in Oceanside is has gotten a facelift without losing its low-key beach-y feel. Located on the Northernmost edge of San Diego County, this quaint coastal town is perfect for a vacation home or permanent residence. Oceanside offers affordable homes for sale and our realtors can show you a wide variety of styles and options to choose from.

Oceanside is known for its Oceanside Pier, a popular fishing and surfing spot on the beach. The coastal city is close to neighboring cities of Vista and Carlsbad, also popular tourist and residential areas. Residents of Oceanside love its atmosphere but also its proximity to other popular destinations in Orange and San Diego Counties. It’s truly the best of both worlds!

If you're thinking of moving to Oceanside or buying real estate in Oceanside, contact Coast and County Homes - Oceanside's only discount real estate broker.


Granite Countertops or Quartz Countertops

granite and quartz side by sideSo, I'm remodeling my kitchen and bathroom. I'm currently working with Countertop Designs and debating on going with granite countertops or quartz countertops in my bathroom and kitchen. As of now, I don't know much about the difference between the two. I know that granite is the most popular and most recognizable. I also know that many potential homebuyers look for granite countertops. So that in and of itself makes me want to use granite countertops in my bathroom and kitchen.

But what exactly is the real difference between the two, and more importantly is there an aesthetic difference. First, quartz countertops appears to be manufactured stone. There is of course manufactured granite stone, but in this case I'm considering granite as a complete and real stone. CaesarStone say, "93 percent of natural quartz aggregates are mixed with the remaining 7% of color pigments and polymer resins." This means that the majority of the stone is real, and the remaining 7 percent is engineered. For me, since full granite slabs are easily attainable, granite countertops seem to be the way to go. At least for me.

Next, less look at the price. Both seem to be relatively expensive and not a great deal. You would think that quartz being engineered and all would be much cheaper, but it's not. Both granite and quartz countertops can run up to 100 dollars a square foot. For me, I would strongly consider quartz if the price was attractive. In the the case of granite vs quartz and price, I would say granite wins.

So why choose quartz at all? I mean if it isn't necessarily cheaper and isn't 100 percent real stone, then why choose it. Well, quartz appears to be  more durable the stone. Granite countertops for all of their beauty, can break open along their striations. Quartz is more durable, and won't be waiting to break open one day. So depending on your needs,  quartz maybe your best bet. If you're using your countertops for commercial purposes, quartz seems to be the way to go. If you're also on a budget and not planning on selling your home anytime soon, quartz may also be the way to go. I can't imagine installing granite countertops and shortly after damaging the countertops.

In my situation I'm leaning towards granite countertops. I haven't made a decision yet, and will keep you posted with the installation. I am considering selling my property soon so the idea of granite is appealing, but at the same time I also need durability. Fortunately, I found a great company called Countertop Designs that is helping me decide. They located in Sacramento and Roseville, CA.


Choosing a Window Manufacturer

Two Story Residential Home with New WindowsWhether you are building a new home, remodeling or simply modernizing your existing home, selecting a window manufacturer you trust is very important. Always do your research ask your friends and family for referrals in addition to conducting online research. Cross-referencing can make a huge difference between getting the look you want and not being satisfied with the service or product. Quality of design, licensing and experience are all factors you will want to look into before hiring the company that will install your new windows.

QUALITY OF DESIGN. Most window manufacturing companies offer custom design. In addition, they will offer several different brands and designs that you can chose from a catalogue or showroom. Always ask to look at a portfolio or design lookbook to see if you like the designs they have done in the past. If the style doesn’t mesh with the look you are going for, you will know to look elsewhere. It is also a good idea to ask for photographs of projects they have worked on before, so you can get a better idea of actual work they have performed. This can also help give you ideas for your own home and can be a helpful design tool.

EXPERIENCE. While businesses that are just starting out may be cheaper and perform quality work, you should look in to a window manufacturer that has experience. Especially because running a business involves more than simply installing windows. An experienced business will know how to troubleshoot and work with a customer to ensure a quality product as well as a happy client. Ideally, your window manufacturer will have five to ten years of experience. If you know anyone who has used a window manufacturing company, ask them how their experience with the company was. Was the staff knowledgeable? Did they work hard to make sure the needs of the client and project were met? Just a few questions can tell you whether or not the company is right for your and your home.

LICENSING. One of the most important factors to consider when looking to hiring a window manufacturer is making sure they are both licensed and bonded. You may also want to check the Better Business Bureau to make sure they haven’t had any unresolved claims against them. You can visit the California Secretary of State as well as the Contractors State License Board websites to check on the status of the company you are looking to hire. If their license has expired or been suspended, you should absolutely not do business with them. In the event that someone is injured on the job or if you need to file a lien against the project, you will want your rights protected. Hopefully you won’t need to take any legal action, but it is certainly not worth the risk.

Just a little research and time will make a huge difference in the result of the final look of your home. It may seem small, but if you are investing in the look and function of your home, you will want to make sure you are working with someone you trust will do the job accurately and safely so you can enjoy their handiwork as soon as possible.


Making Wailuku Your Home

wailuku waterfallFor anyone looking for the perfect place to buy real estate in Maui, MauiSales, look no further than Wailuku. Although it used to be heavily treaded by tourists, Wailuku has become a hub for business, government and residential growth. Located just west of Kahilui at the mouth of the Iao Valley, Wailuku is brimming with culture and natural beauty. Although it doesn’t have any beaches, it is just miles away from the oceanfront. Waikulu is the perfect place to make a home Maui because it is in the midst of cultural activity but still maintains a sense of community for its residents.

In ancient times, Waikulu was the center of power in Maui. It was even the site of an epic victory between King Kamehameha and King Kahekeli II, the result of which gave Waikulu its name which means “waters of destruction.” Though the ancient rulers that made their mark in Waikulu have since passed, the town still remains in the center of Maui government. Maui doesn’t have a capitol city, but Waikulu serves as the county seat of Maui.

Wailuku’s rich cultural history has certainly left its mark on the island of Maui, as it is home to many theaters, recreation parks and shopping areas. Residents and travelers alike enjoy finding treasures and antiques along Market Street , also known as Antique Row by locals. These shops sell gifts, music, books as well as local and exotic flair. The people of Waikulu are known for their friendliness and will always be willing to help anyone seeking it.

In addition to offering culture and a beautiful atmosphere, Waikulu also offers unique architecture from is early settlement roots. Typified by plantation and Art Deco style, these homes are a piece of Hawaii’s rich history. Along Main, Market and Vineyard streets are lined with historic homes and shaded by beautiful Monkeypod trees. Following the path of High Street will take you to more modest bungalows with beautiful gardens and lovely greenery.

Not far from Waikulu lies the famous Iao Valley, which Mark Twain dubbed “the Yosemite of the Pacific.” Featuring the Iao Needle, a natural rock pinnacle that was one used as a sacrifice altar, Iao Valley is a popular destination in Maui. Flanked by meandering hikes and lush foliage, Iao Valley will be the perfect place for both fitness and mental restoration.


Surprising Link Between HPV and Oral Health

woman getting dental examWe already know that HPV (human papillomavirus) is linked to certain types of cervical cancers. Recently, however, researchers are finding a link between HPV and oral cancers as well. This is especially troublesome because HPV cases are on the rise in young women. Numbers of those infected with HPV have stabilized due to awareness and the now readily available HPV vaccine.

Researchers believe the link between HPV and oral cancer lies in the fact that individuals with HPV-positive tumors in their system are at risk for severe bone loss, a condition that often results in gum disease and poor oral health.

In a study conducted by the Archives of Otolaryngology, in a group of 124 patients afflicted with oral cancer, about 50 patients in the study had cancers caused by the human papillomavirus. These researchers reckon that in a number of years, oral cancers caused by HPV will soon outnumber those oral cancers caused by smoking and drinking alcohol.

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that will affect 75 to 80% of males and females in their lifetime. What is frightening about this disease is that it often goes undetected, especially in males. And since men cannot currently be screened for the disease, it often goes untreated and can be spread to unwitting partners. Although many who contract the virus will not see any symptoms, some women will develop cervical, vaginal and vuvlar cancers.

Especially with HPV being linked to causing cancers of other organs, it remains imperative that women get vaccinated or screened for HPV on a regular basis. The implications of contracting HPV are growing, making prevention more important than ever.

It is also important to visit the dentist regularly, recommends Ultimate Dental Group a dentist Sacramento and Elk Grove, so that any cancers that may develop can be detected early on. Many oral cancers, like other cancers, can be treated if they are caught early. It is when the cancer has spread to other organs or lymph nodes that increases a person’s likelihood of succumbing to the disease. Do your research and know the early warning signs of oral cancer and get screened by your dentist—your health is entirely in your hands.


The Biggest Move of My Life, Leaving San Diego

Moving from San Diego to New YorkFor me, this would be the biggest move of my life. Not only would I be moving cross-country to New York, this would also be my first real apartment as an adult. I had been out of my parent’s house for 4 years, but this would be different. First of all, I would be paying the rent of this new apartment. Secondly, I would be living on my own—in college I had two lovely roommates. Lastly, I would be moving to New York by myself. I had a few acquaintances that I knew were in New York, but none of my close friends or family lived on the East Coast at all. The closest was my second cousin who lived in Nashville. Like I said, this was going to be a big move.

And this was without the actual move itself. As a 22 year old, I didn’t have much to bring at that point. It’s not like I was moving from a mansion. But I still had large objects that I wanted to bring with me. I was planning on bringing my bed, nightstand, bookshelf, couch, vanity, dresser and a few other appliances and odds and ends. At first I thought this would be manageable to do on my own. Then I pictured myself falling down a flight of stairs and being crushed by the weight of my dresser. That’s’ when I realized it would be nearly impossible to do on my own.

I didn’t want to spend the money, but I also couldn’t ask my parents, or friends, or random strangers to help me with my big move. I was on my own. I started to panic, but then my friend suggested I hire a mover. Another friend of hers had also moved from San Diego to New York City like, me and that’s how she managed it. So I decided to do some research and see if I thought it would be a good choice for me. After looking around on the Internet for what seemed like hours, I finally found a moving company in San Diego that would take all of my stuff from my apartment here to my small, dingy little apartment on the Lower West Side.

I immediately called them and set up a day for them to move me. I didn’t want for them to be busy the week I would need them! Luckily, they were happy to help me. And boy was I glad they were. Although they would have done it for me, all I had to do was pack up my stuff. They did the rest.

As I got on my flight in the middle of August, I was immediately glad I had chosen to hire a professional to do all the heavy lifting for me. I couldn’t even imagine what it would have been like to drive across the country, by myself, in a Uhaul that probably wouldn’t have an operating air conditioner. Yes, I couldn’t ‘t have been more thrilled to have made the decision to hire a moving company. In fact, I arranged the move a week prior to my flight so that when I arrived, all of my things would already be in my apartment.  This way, my new and exciting life could start as soon as I got there.


Are You Taking Your Oral Health Seriously?

Cat with ToothbrushHow seriously do you take your oral health care? Sure, you may brush your teeth daily and at least keep dental floss at the ready, but how do you really care for your teeth? Although you may like to think otherwise, there is more to oral healthcare than simply brushing your teeth everyday (hopefully twice).

We all know that we should visit the dentist every six months for regular check ups. But because only roughly 50 percent of the US population has dental insurance, about 65 percent of us visit the dentist on a regular basis. This rate is even lower for young adults and senior citizens. For many, it takes an infection, accident or physical pain to get them to see their dentist. It’s no wonder many people don’t like visiting the dentist! But dental health goes much beyond cavities and cosmetic dentistry. When you visit the dentist, you receive an x-ray, but you also get screening for other health issues that may affect your overall, not simply oral, health.

In addition to making sure you don’t have any cavities, your dentist will screen you for signs of cancer and periodontal disease. Because you don’t always inspect your own mouth, it is possible to miss early signs of cancer in your mouth. Also, oral health is correlated with cardiovascular health in that bacteria and plaque that develop in the mouth can contribute to plaque buildup in blood vessels. When arteries and blood vessels near the heart become clogged, heart attacks can happen. It may not seem like poor dental health can cause a heart attack, but the parts of the body are all connected and cooperate together. If one system is not functioning properly, others will suffer as well.

Dental care isn’t cheap, by any means. But the price is worth the cost. Just like diet and exercise, small investments made now can affect how you live later on. Not only will you preserve your dental health, but taking care of your mouth and teeth now will preserve your overall health as well.

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Sticky: Choosing the Best Treatment for Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss is not just a man's problem. Women are also prone to this condition. Many cases are brought about by hereditary and genetic factors, while some cases are the consequence of an illness or disease. The good news is, hair loss can be treated. So if you are one of the millions of women who suffer from this condition, take comfort in the fact that you can grow your hair back.

From shampoos to medical procedures, there are different ways to treat hair loss in women depending on your own situation. Some of these treatments and procedures can be costlier than the others, and some do not require sophisticated procedures. In general, if you prefer to undergo a medical procedure, you must be prepared for the high cost. But if you have limited budget, you may want to try over-the-counter products.

To make sure that you pick the right treatment for your hair problem, here are some things that you need to consider.

The first is the severity of your condition. Some women have been suffering from hair loss for a long time, so to get their hair back, they may have to undergo different kinds of medical procedures. An example of a medical procedure that gives a permanent solution is hair transplant.

The next thing that you need to consider is the cost of the treatment or hair loss product. Take a look at the effectiveness of a certain treatment, and determine its practicality. Will you choose a treatment that is known to be highly effective, yet expensive? Or would you rather stick to a more affordable treatment that is not so effective?

Last, consider what other sufferers have to say about a certain treatment. Read reviews to know which treatment or procedure comes highly recommended. Check with your doctor, and learn from the experts.


Sticky: Tips on Finding Out the Best Cookware

Are you planning on buying a new cookware set but you just couldn't figure out which among the myriad cooking ware brands should you go for? Don't worry because you're not the only one experiencing this problem. Thousands to even millions of those who love to cook would always want to invest on the best cookware there is, the only thing that they want to know is how they can be able to determine if which one is the best when apparently all cookware brands all promise them the same thing. It's hard to make a decision when you don't know anything about cooking ware. So before you make an actual purchase and invest your thousands of dollars in hard cash on a particular cooking ware brand, get to know what each type of kitchen ware is for. This will give you an idea on what you're actually getting yourself into and you can gauge a particular item subjectively without the influence of any outside source because by then, you would already know exactly what you are looking for.

So since we're all faced with the same problem here, might as well address this problem head on so the next time you'll be set out to shop for cooking ware, you'll know what to get. Choose those that offer stainless steel cookware. Most stainless steel items regardless of the brand are known to be highly durable. So you don't find yourself the following year shopping for the same items all over again because it got rusty. If you want a cheaper version of this you can always go for hard anodized cookware. This is the most common one you see being used my many and it's unbelievably cheaper as compared to the other one mentioned. The only problem is that it can stain easily and it also prone to dents. For a more thorough explanation on each type of cookware, we suggest that you do not visit official websites of particular brands but go for blogs that offer different views on the different brands of cookware in the market.


Sticky: What Comes Included with Dungeons and Dragons Dice Sets

If you are going to play Dungeons and Dragons there are a variety of things required in order to play. There are cards that will help you play the game as well as optional figurines that are available. Dungeons and Dragons dice are really important to have because they make it so you can actually make moves through the game. The easiest way to buy these is in a set that comes with everything you need. There are a lot of sets that are available in a variety of different colors and styles. Different colors can make the game more interesting and fun!

All sets are going to come with 7 pieces since they are standard. Some players choose to use more than one set while playing to avoid re-rolling, but it's up to the player. The basic sets are all essential in order to play the game in the standard form. The pieces required include: 20-sided dice, 8-sided dice, 4-sided dice, 6-sided dice, 12-sided dice and 10-sided dice! As long as you have all of these you will be set to play. Also keep in mind that some sets do include an extra 10-sided die. This is what can be used for percentile rolls during game play.

The colors that these come in will depend on where you buy from. There are a lot of different fun colors, including: red, blue, multi-color, yellow, orange, black and more. No matter which color is chosen, the numbers on each of the individual die are going to be the same. For example, if you were to purchase a silver set, the numbers on the different pieces would be the same as on a red set pieces. Although the way the game design has changed from the past, the dice have stayed the same for quite some time. The set you purchase now can be used well into the future!

If you want to find some good quality dice for the game, buy online. That way you will be able to read reviews that other people have written about particular sets. While all dice might look the same, some might be made with cheaper materials than others. This can affect the weight of the individual pieces and cause them to roll differently. Reading reviews online will give you a good idea of what to expect from a set and if it's worth purchasing. Even the high quality sets are very affordable, so you won't be spending a whole lot of money. Sometimes there are even bags for the dice included with packages.

Since there are so many different styles of Dungeons and Dragons dice available to choose from, there is something for everyone. You can find what you need pretty easily by going online and doing some shopping. There are a lot of online stores that sell these for great prices. The more sets you have, the easier it will be to play with a lot of people without re-rolling. As you continue to grow in the game you might even find a lucky set of dice you love!


Sticky: How to find a Religious Wedding Venue in Somerset

Getting married in a church is something a lot of people do for their religion. If you're trying to find a religious wedding venue in Somerset, there are a lot of choices. There are a lot of gorgeous churches and religious spaces available for all different types of religions. If you don't already have one that you visit often, don't worry. With proper research, you will find a great wedding venue in Somerset to make your event a truly exciting occasion.

How to research different venues?
The first thing you should do is look around online. There are websites for most religious buildings that you can look up online. When you see the websites you can browse through to see what they offer, if they host weddings and what the inside of the space looks like. From here, contact all the places that you like. Ask them any questions you have and then schedule a date to see the area in person.

Being able to see the space in person is vital. Pictures are great to look at, but these could give you the wrong impression of what the space really looks like. Once you do end up finding a place that you like, reserve it! Wedding dates get taken up really quickly, especially those that are on weekends. If you don't reserve the date of your wedding you could end up starting the search over again.

How to set up the venue?
If you want to make the venue fit your dreams, you can do some decorating. This could range from flowers all over the place to a runner down the aisle; it's all up to you. There are a lot of special touches you can put inside the space to make it all yours.

Finding the venue is often the beginning step to getting started with the planning process. Once you have this you can get started with doing everything else that is required!


Sticky: Qualities of Topnotch Providers of Toll Free Numbers

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Businesses should always keep their lines of communication with their target market open. Doing this will give them constant access to what their customers want and need. In effect, these businesses gain full understanding of what they can do to address the demands of their clients and customers. But while most companies prefer to invest in consumer surveys to get the information that they need, others prefer to get in touch with their clients by introducing toll free numbers at their premises.

What is a toll free number, and what does it do to your business?

A toll free number, or sometimes called 800 number, is a number that can be used by your customers to contact you without having to worry about expensive telephone fees. If you have a toll free number, you can listen to the complaints, concerns, and suggestions of your customers anywhere they are in the country. In effect, expect an increase in your sales volume and a significant growth in your business. So as soon as you have the chance, contact the best provider of 800 number in your area. And when choosing a toll free number provider, set aside some time for the selection process and make sure that the provider of your choice must possess the qualities of top-notch companies.

What are the qualities of topnotch providers of toll free numbers?

First, topnotch providers have years of experience in the industry. They have long been in the business, and they know the ins and outs of the industry. Next, top-rated providers have an excellent customer service team that gives you assistance whenever you need them. They are prompt in answering your queries, and they are quick to solve whatever problems you encounter. Last, a topnotch provider comes highly recommended among their clients and customers. From their services to the quality of their products, consumers have only positive things to say about a top-rated provider.


Sticky: Effective Herbal Supplements

Taking herbal supplements is a great idea if you want to be healthier and support your body. There are a wide variety of different supplements that you can choose from. It can be overwhelming to choose some of these at first because of all the options. If you want to use those that are most effective, then they are really easy to find. These can help support a healthier body so you can live a better life! Supplements are essential for anyone to take to make sure the body has the proper vitamins and nutrients.

If you want to promote general health and wellness, there are a lot of supplements available. These can help with everything from digestion to increased energy. Make sure to take an all-natural supplements, which are good for the body and easy to digest. If you want to help support your heart, then Omega 3 fish oil is absolutely essential. While it might sound a bit odd taking fish oil, it's very good for the body. It is not only a natural anti-inflammatory; it's full of healthy fats that are essential for bodies to have. Taking these supplements each day of the week can make a big difference with how you feel and your overall health.

Do you have trouble remembering things? There are actually supplements that can help! These have things like Alpha-lipoic acid and Bacopa extract inside them, which help support healthy brain function. These fight aging of the brain to help you remember more things. They also help with concentration, which is great for work or school! There are a lot of other supplements out there available to use. From soothing arthritis to helping you gain energy, there are a lot of choices. Since these are all natural and good for the body you won't have to worry about any risks like you would with other pills.


Sticky: Property for Sale Parklands can Provide Peace and Safety

Purchasing a property for sale Parklands that is offering you more than just getting a weekend escape is now possible. It is also about investing in a safer future for your children and your family. A house in the city definitely allows kids and other family members’ closer access to schools, malls and work. The city, however, may not be a safe place to raise kids. With so much hustle and bustle, the kids may be exposed to unusually high amounts of stress. This can lead to health problems and even depression. Furthermore, cities at night might not be as safe as one deems. Broken lighting can lead to accidents and worse, kids being exposed to dangerous crimes. Having property outside the city can be a safe weekend haven for kids. Furthermore, a property outside the city helps in rejuvenating the spirit. With less stress and less noise, kids and parents can get that much needed rest after a long week at work or school.