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Wednesday, February 22, 2017   /   by Nicole Solari

New Features vs. Character

We are often asked, “Which is the better buy, a newer or older home?” Our answer: It all depends on your needs and personal preferences. We decided to put together a list of the six biggest differences between newer and older homes:
The neighborhood
Surprisingly, one of the biggest factors in choosing a new home isn’t the property itself, but rather the surrounding neighborhood. While new homes occasionally spring up in established communities, most are built in new developments. The settings are quite different, each with their own unique benefits.
Older neighborhoods often feature tree-lined streets; larger property lots; a wide array of architectural styles; easy walking access to mass transportation, restaurants and local shops; and more established relationships among neighbors.
New developments are better known for wider streets and quiet cul-de-sacs; controlled development; fewer aboveground utilities; more parks; and often newer public facilities (e ...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017   /   by Nicole Solari

The Best Public Schools in California for 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- With all the attention on public education of late because of the contentious confirmation fight of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, this report card on California public schools couldn't come at a better time.
The list of the best public schools in California was compiled by Niche based on criteria such as academics and outcomes. Most areas of the state can claim bragging rights with schools in the top-10 spots.
Niche, a website for researching schools, used a variety of factors including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges students consider, and reviews from students and parents for its ranking.

Here is the rankings of the Top Public High Schools in California:
Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA
Troy High School, Fullerton, CA
Miramonte High School, Orinda, CA
Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Canyon Crest AcaE ...

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Friday, February 17, 2017   /   by Nicole Solari

Trump should repeal Dodd-Frank legislation