I have to say at the outset that I’m not a big fan of swimming pools. The statistics show that pools are the least valuable thing you can do to your house. If you put in a pool the chances are it’ll diminish the homes value. A nicely landscaped back yard is a much greater selling […]

Working Smart

For a long time it’s appeared to me that large expenditures on renovation or remodeling were kind of unnecessary when getting one’s place ready to sell. It came as no surprise to me then when I saw Forbes Magazine run a segment on the 20 best and worst home improvements for the buck and almost […]

Fix It

My friend Jim Wirthman, aka “The Toolman”, a local Foster City handyman agreed to write an occasional guest post talking about fixing things around the house.  Hopefully these tips can save you some time and money. Electronics:  Today electronics are built into many new products.  Cars and appliances are but two examples.  Electronic items can freeze […]