Roofing Solutions – Repair or Peplace

Solutions For Reroofing Your Home


Reroofing is necessary maintenance, depending on your roof‘s materials. Finding a roofing solution that is the most cost effective and longest lasting can be confusing – how do you find what’s best for your home and budget?

The average roof consists of three layers of material. Resting atop your rafter boards is the first layer, known as the solid decking. On top of that is a layer of felt underlay, and finally comes the roofing shingles. Extra materials include flashing, a kind of siding that extends the roofing protection to the sides of the house, eves, and chimneys, and rain gutters.

You may only need to replace the underlay and shingles, but chances are good that you may need repairs to rafters or to the decking. So, the first thing you need to know is how your roof is constructed. Continue reading

News you can use.

March  Newsletter

This Newsletter is full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter.

This month’s issue includes topics such as:

“Make Your Home Appealing to Buyers”;
“Know Your Expenses Before You Buy”;
Home Equity Use No Longer Home Equity Abuse”;
“Get Out Of Debt”;
“Incentives for Going Green”;

Plus a roundup of February real estate activity as well as much more advice and information.

I hope you enjoy this monthly newsletter. If you have any comments, please e-mail them to me. Or, if you would like to see a certain topic covered in future months, let me know that too!


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New State Law – New Scam

Carbon monoxide
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After the new California carbon monoxide meter law took effect in July 2011, scammers found a new way to make money. 

To avoid being the scammers’ next victim I recomend to read the following article in Tracy Press : “Safety Requirement May Be Scam Opportunity

Carbon monoxide meters are available in most major warehouses and stores like Walmart, Costco, Orchard Supply and many others and cost no more than  $25 to $40.

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Naughty or Nice – Sticks or Treats…

Knecht Ruprecht (on the left) and St. Nicholas.
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Today is Staint Nicholas Day in Europe.

In European countries December 6th is a much anticipated day by children: Saint Nickolas Day. On this special day, St. Nick surprises children with treats if they behaved well during the year. Those who were naughty, receive coal and sticks from St. Nicholas’ helper, Knecht Ruprecht. Continue reading

Scam Watch- Fraud is Booming!

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According to the BBB Better Business Bureau article: “The housing market in the United States may not be thriving, but business is booming for foreclosure rescue and loan modification scammers.” Don’t be a victim of a scam – if you think that an offer to help with foreclosure or loan modification issues sound to good to be true, seek help or ask for a second opinion from a legitimate source. Read more…. 

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Commuting – Not For everyone!

For 12 years now my husband and I live in Tracy, 26 miles east of the Dublin – Pleasanton area.  Moving to Tracy from Sunnyvale was quite a lifestyle change for us; our lives were all of the sudden more relaxed and better. Tracy still has that small town feeling, where Tracy Press, the local newspaper, still lists the reason daily why the police and fire department was called out.   Schools are excellent and neighbors are nice to each other. 

Tracy is a sleeper town, which means a big portion of its population, my husband included, is commuting to work to the San Francisco bay area day after day.  With affordable home prices and close proximity to the Silicon Valley many are attracted to move to Tracy and Mountain House area. Continue reading