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What’s Your Color?

by Linda Ring 8. December 2014 16:55

Here is a silly "What is your personality color.

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  1. CRAYOLA CRAYONS COMES IN 3 SIZES AND 3 SYLES. The first box of crayons was made in 1903 and sold for a nickel! Binney and Smith produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year, an average of 12 million crayons daily.  It's silly fun to color at any age.

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Chula Vista Market Condition Update

by Linda Ring 7. November 2014 15:42

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The Donkey and the Elephant.

by Linda Ring 3. November 2014 12:52
What is the origin of the donkey and elephant as the symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties in America?

The Question:

What is the origin of the donkey and elephant as the symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties in America?

The Answer:

The Donkey— Presidential candidate Andrew Jackson was the first Democrat ever to be associated with the donkey symbol. His opponents during the election of 1828 tried to label him a "jackass" for his populist beliefs and slogan, "Let the people rule." Jackson was entertained by the notion and ended up using it to his advantage on his campaign posters.Vote Linda Ring Century 21 Award San Diego

But cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with making the donkey the recognized symbol of the Democratic Party. It first appeared in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly in 1870, and was supposed to represent an anti-Civil War faction. But the public was immediately taken by it and by 1880 it had already become the unofficial symbol of the party.

The Elephant— Political cartoonist Thomas Nast was also responsible for the Republican Party elephant. In a cartoon that appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion's skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals, the elephant, was labeled "The Republican Vote." That's all it took for the elephant to become associated with the Republican Party.

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FROM THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA...

by Linda Ring 9. October 2014 12:25

The Marines’ Hymn famously begins, “From the Halls of Montezuma...” This refers to the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847, in which U.S. Marines conquered Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City, and subsequently occupied the city as part of the Mexican-American War. The battle is also famous (according to Marine tradition) for the establishment of the “blood stripe,” a red stripe sewn into the trousers of the uniform commemorating the Marines killed at Chapultepec.

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Pros and Cons of Wood Floors.

by Linda Ring 4. October 2014 12:21

 

Are hard floors a fit?

Hardwood floors are gorgeous, but they have their drawbacks. Weigh the pros and cons and decide if they’re right for your home.

So you’re thinking about installing hardwood floors, but you’re just not ready to make the leap? We don’t blame you — it’s a big decision! Use this list of pros and cons to decide if they’re a fit for you or if you should find another type of flooring for your home.Wood Floor Homes Linda Ring Century 21 Award San Diego

The pros
Look

Hardwood floors definitely have a way of making any room look good. Their warm colors and natural look give a room a look that’s clean, simple and inviting. Expect to pay around $9-$12 per square foot.

Value

Hardwoods are often a must-have on homebuyers’ lists. Adding hardwoods to your home is a guaranteed way to add to your home’s value.

Durability

It’s not uncommon to walk into a 100-year-old house and find the original hardwood floors, sometimes still looking great. When properly cared for, hardwood floors can last a lifetime (or longer!). Even when they’ve been worn down, it’s usually possible to bring them back with a little TLC.

Easy maintenance

Harwood floors are easy to care for. Sweep or vacuum them when they get dirty and use a wood cleaner every now and then when they need a good shine. Spills aren’t an issue because both liquids and solids wipe up easily without leaving a stain.

Versatile

Tired of your room? Throw down an area rug or two and you’ll have whole new look. Hardwood floors are versatile and easy to mesh with any look or style.

Repairable

If your hardwood floors do get scratched, they can be fixed! A simple sanding and refinishing is all it takes to bring your floors back to their former luster.

Alleviates allergies

Hard flooring surfaces are much nicer on allergy sufferers. Allergens like pet dander and dust tend to build up in carpet. They don’t have as many hiding places in hardwood floors.

Variety

The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to choices for your hardwood floors. You can choose from a number of woods and stains, the thickness of the planks and the pattern in which they are laid. You can even mix and match if you’re having a hard time choosing. If you tire of your selection — or it just doesn’t look as good as you thought it would — just strip them and add a new stain. Voila — “new” floors!

The cons
Cost

The cost of buying and installing hardwood floors will set you back a loservice best awardt more than buying and installing other hard floors or carpeting.

Cold

If you have a drafty house, expect your hardwood floors to be chilly in the cooler months. You’ll definitely want to keep a pair of slippers by your bed!

Less pet-friendly

If you have dogs, they’ll hate your hardwood floors. Their padded feet just can’t grip the smooth surface, and they’ll slip and slide every time they pick up speed.

More frequent cleaning

It’s a good thing hardwood floors clean easily, because you’ll need to do it frequently. Hardwood shows dirt and dust easily, so you’ll need to sweep or vacuum at least every two or three days.

Wears

Despite the fact that hardwood floors will still be functional decades after they’re installed, they still scratch and wear, especially in high-traffic areas. The worn look can be remedied with a simple refinish, which you can expect to cost $1-$4 per square foot.

Loud

There’s no sneaking up anyone in a house with hardwood floors. Nearly every step is loud and detectable when you’re walking on wood. Other sounds in the home are louder with hard surface floors, as well. Older hardwood floors tend to creak.

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Only 1/2% FHA Loans

by Linda Ring 1. October 2014 15:42

You could literally get into a home with no money at all! This new mortgage loan program is a combination of a 96.5% FHA first mortgage and a 3% second mortgage. The seller is allowed to pay all of the buyer's closing costs, AND the 1/2% down payment can even be gift funds from a relative or close friend. The interest rate is a little higher than the standard FHA loan, but you can have a non occupant co borrower to help you qualify. Basically this loan is designed for credit worthy purchasers to buy a home with little to no funds out of pocket.

To qualify, borrowers must have a 640 FICO score, be an owner/occupant (though it is not necessary to be a first time homebuyer,) and there are maximum income limits per household.

But of course it can be hard to find a seller who will pay all a buyer's closing costs in this low inventory real estate market. That's where our preferred Tonnesen Team lender, All Western Mortgage, comes to the rescue. We are members of the exclusive AWM NOW program which has ZERO lender costs AND low interest rates. There are no "garbage" fees for underwriting, processing or loan origination with this program, and AWM's rates are as low as any in town. This can make your offer much more attractive to a seller by saving them literally several thousand dollars, and help you beat out the competition.

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Fun Places in San Diego

by Linda Ring 16. September 2014 13:26
San Diego Zoo Balboa Park SeaWorld San Diego San Diego Zoo Safari Park Old Town San Diego State Historic Park USS Midway Museum

San Diego Attractions

What's your favorite attraction?

  • San Diego Zoo
  • Balboa Park
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Birch Aquarium
  • Point Loma
  • Petco Park
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Belmont Park
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Seaport Village
  • Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
  • La Jolla Cove
  • La Jolla Shores
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • Mission San Diego de Alcalá
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • Journey to Atlantis
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • Cowles Mountain
  • Star of India
  • Balboa Theatre
  • Mission Trails Regional Park
  • Embarcadero
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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I Am The Flag

by Linda Ring 9. September 2014 15:29
I am the flag of the United States of America. My name is Old Glory. I fly atop the world's tallest buildings. I stand watch in America's halls of justice. I fly majestically over institutions of learning. I stand guard with power in the world. Look up and see me. I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice. I stand for freedom.

I am the flag of the United States of America. My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident. I am arrogant. I am proud.September 11 Linda Ring Realtor San Diego
When I am flown with my fellow banners, my head is a little higher, my colors a little truer.
I bow to no one! I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered. I am respected - and I am feared.
I have fought in every battle of every war for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appamatox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest,
Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy, Guam. Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam.
I was there. I led my troops,
I was dirty, battleworn and tired, but my soldiers cheered me
And I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries I have helped set free.
It does not hurt, for I am invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country.
And when it's by those whom I've served in battle-it hurts.
But I shall overcome - for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over the uncharted
frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at
the grave of their fallen son or daughter, I am proud.
MY NAME IS OLD GLORY
LONG MAY I WAVE.

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To Serve? Or Not to Serve Food at an open house?

by Linda Ring 9. September 2014 14:41
A few Realtors and I had a discussion about serving food at open houses. The group consist of 6 Realtors. Three Realtors strongly agree that serving food at an open house is a great marketing tool. Of course, the other three Realtors did not agree. We made a simple pro and cons list. What is your opinion?

A few Realtors and I had a discussion about serving food at open houses. The group consist of 6 Realtors. Three Realtors strongly agree that serving food at an open house is a great marketing tool. Of course, the other three Realtors did not agree. We made a simple pro and cons list. What is your opinion?

Yes, serve food for the following reasons…

1) You are more likely to get a bigger turnout.Open House Food San Diego Century 21 Award Linda Ring

2) You might impress enough to get a listing from the guests that come in.

3) Food makes and open house feel more like a home.

4) A good meal will leave a lasting impression and buyers go from open house to open house. You won’t be forgotten.

5) Who doesn’t love free food!

No, don’t serve food for the following reasons…

1) It creates a distraction from the open house.

2) There are sure to be spills on owner’s carpet and furniture.

3) You never know, someone might get sick from the food.

4) In today’s society people are quick to voice their objections to food they deem offensive. Many vegetarians and vegan will find meat unacceptable and most likely you will hear about it. Many families have also become anti sugar so your cupcakes might not come across so well.

5) We specialize in selling homes not feeding hungry open house guests.

What is your opinion?

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