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It’s the holiday season, so instead of the usual hummus, spice things up with black beans and cayenne pepper. Your guests will love this rich and spicy dip. Serves 12 to 16 Prep time: 20 minutes 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained


Foreclosure Protection for Military Service Members Extended On August 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. Essentially, this act will provide servicemembers with foreclosure protection during the period of active duty and for nine […]

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California homes are getting less affordable as property values rise. CAR estimated that 49% of home buyers in the third quarter could afford a median-priced house in California, a decline from 51% last quarter. The group estimated that those buying a house needed to earn a minimum […]


Q. It seems that since the new appraisal rules and regulations (The Home Valuation Code of Conduct) went into effect, many appraisers are coming in with lower valuations than the price the buyer and seller may have agreed to. As a result, many more escrows are falling […]


To prop up the sagging Medicare Trust Fund, Congress passed the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010. This 3.8% Medicare tax, projected to raise $210 billion over the next decade, is one can that can’t be kicked any farther down the road. It takes effect Jan. […]


We’ve all heard about June gloom, well now how about a June/July boom? On June 15, we saw new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rules go into effect requiring mortgage services to streamline and speed up their short sales decisions. Now servicers must review and respond to […]

To feel your best all year long, take care of your health with these 10 tips: • Take 10,000 vigorous steps a day (roughly five miles). • Include weight (resistance) training in your exercise routine. • Eat less: Ben Franklin said, “In general, mankind, since the improvement […]

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Honey Glaze Grilling on a cedar plank infuses the salmon with a woodsy, smoky flavor while keeping the fish moist. The flavor is boosted by basting the fish with a honey glaze enlivened with citrus. Serve this right on the plank for a rustic […]


Is adding a pool to your home a good investment? A. That’s the 10,000 gallon or more question. Who isn’t envious of the house with the inviting, backyard pool to jump in and cool off, to entertain around, and to lower stress by surveying its clean, calming […]



Thousands of home buyers and sellers prefer doing business with Century 21 Marty Rodriguez because of the office’s 360-degree service culture and legacy of providing value-added extras. This summer, the office sponsored a summer shopping spree, featuring great music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and a creative mix of […]