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Use my access number which is 13423
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There is another Property Search app that works with android or iPad/phone from RE/Max
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DMV, CA Dept of Motor Vehicles info for those relocating in Ca  a must read!!!

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National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers
- Real Estate links - Find office space for rent throughout the US. Over 8500 cities & towns reported. Free to search and free to list office buildings for lease or sale

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Employee Relocation Council
Online City Guide
USA Citylink Project
Relocation Central

Rental Information for Owners and Tenants
How to find a home for rent.  Article by Dennis Smith  online rental resource for rooms, roommates for apartments or houses
Rent Net,

Pets in rentals: ideas and guidelines
  - How to present your pet in the best light

Moving & Storage Sites
We Help-U-Move, Inc. - Moving consultants
Internet Moving Center
Pre-Move Countdown and Tips

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The Mortgage Rate Directory.  Compare Mortgage Rates from Hundreds of Lenders Nationwide. Find the Lowest Mortgage Rate in your State.
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Buydowns: An interesting question
Consumer’s Guide to ARMs

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Home and Garden Sites, a site operated by national cleaning firm ServiceMaster - Worlds largest collection of "Smart" products for your home - Where America stays green on the internet 
The Old House Web - Ideas, advice & community for old house enthusiasts 
HomeHighTech - Consumer technology and magic 
Home Automation Forum - The place for home automation enthusiasts
Home Remodeling HQ - Links to numerous home site 
Remodeling Resource. by the NAHB Remodelors Council
Ace Hardware home improvement tips and tools
Owens Corning - Your Home
Appliance Repair
American Society of Home Inspectors
How Stuff Works
Ask The Builder
Energy Bill Savings Tips
- from the Dept of Energy
Home Components and Improvements
Masonry, Stone & Tile Tips
Mister FixIt
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Protect Your Family From Lead from the EPA
Toiletology101 (Toilet Repairs)

Lowes  - shop online or research do-it-yourself projects - search for contractors, architects, designers, etc.
HomeEnergySaver - home improvement expert - making design easy
SDG&E Electro Magnetic Field Information 
DMA Consumer Assistant - Request your name to be removed from mailing lists
DIY Network - do-it-yourself resource
Be Jane - women's home improvement resource

Recalled Home Products

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Roll Call
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Find Law - Property Law
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HUD Web Site
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FreeAdvice.Com  Legal information in many fields
FreeAdvice-Real Estate - Detailed information on agricultural law, buying or selling residential real estate, commercial real estate, condemnation real estate, landlord and tenant advice and zoning issues.
HALT - Americans for Legal Reform
Legal Research Online
Nolo Press  -
Law and self help books and articles
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American Arbitration Association
Public Lands Act
Municipal Claims And Tax Liens
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Real And Personal Property
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Better Business Bureau
SBC Smart Pages - Business Directory
Chamber of Commerce Information
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Big Book Yellow Pages
Verizon SuperPages

I am using this book and it's information for my web site development and marketing, a site operated by national cleaning firm ServiceMaster, has a Y2K guide that shows homeowners how their house might be affected by the computer bug - and what to do about it.  
Best website submitting software for high traffic
Sitening - check your URLs with their Search Engine Analyzer tool

Microsoft's free tech support web site
UnionTribune Computer Q&A Column - leading technology testing and quality assurance organization   To start a web business
Privacy Policy - free wizard for your site

Freebies can help the small online business!
There are thousands of websites on the internet that provide free information, help and services. You just need to spend some time online and at one of the major search engines. If you are trying to build a business online, you might need help with html to build your page or site. There are a number of resources that provide a way to test the html code, graphics, logos, fonts, buttons, bullets, cgi scripts and more. If you are not a programmer, don't let that stop you. Get that mouse going and start clicking and studying!  Here are some sites that will get you started.

Basic HTML information and codes:

Test the HTML code to ensure it is working in different browsers:


Build free banners:

Free scripts:

Free Graphics:

Free page templates:

One of the amazing things about conducting business online is the tremendous amount of help you can get not only from sites like those above, but you can go to discussion boards, join chat rooms, and email discussion lists. At these you can ask questions and get answers to any problems you might have. Many of us who are well established on the Net today started with little or no knowledge of how to get our business started online. But we did it and you can to! Go for it!

Ask The Computer Lady - Answers questions about computers, hardware, operating systems, etc.

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Family and Parenting Resources
San Diego Kids 
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Travel, Airline, Hotel, Car Rental - View travel warnings issued by U.S. Dept of State
Caltrans Road Conditions - Current information on road conditions, highway closures and alternate routes. Cell/Text in CA. 1-800-427-ROAD (7623)
an Diego Metropolitan Transit System - San Diego Coaster, bus, and trolley information.  Everything you need to plan a trip.  View and print transit maps, schedules, and fares.
California Vacation Home Rentals  First Coastal Investments, LLC. is a leader in luxurious California vacation rental homes. They specialize in elegantly furnished beach holiday homes that are located in the Encinitas, Leucadia and Carlsbad, California coastal areas

Microsoft's TerraServer (aerial photos almost anywhere  in the US) 
Directions and Maps
US Census Tiger Mapping Service
USA Today Weather
The Weather Channel

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The San Diego Golf Pages 

San Diego Events & Activities
Swing Dancing in San Diego
San Diego Historical Society
San Diego Natural History Museum 
Hours: Daily 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 619-232-3821
San Diego Railroad Museum Hours: Every weekend and major selected holidays  11 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. 31123 1/2 Highway 94, Campo  619-595-3030
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Museum of Art   
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Aerospace Museum
Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater & Science Center
The San Diego Maritime Museum
The Smithsonian Institution

C/net Price Shopping
C/net Computer Shopping is a great online resource for finding one-of-a-kind art for your home that takes the intimidation factor out of searching art galleries for novices to the art world. Prices from $40.00

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