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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Entrance to YNP Free April 16th - April 24th

In honor of National Park Week entrance to Yosemite National Park now through April 24th is FREE!!  This is a great time to visit our beautiful park and see the waterfalls.  With all of the snowfall through the winter the spring melt off is going to have the waterfalls THUNDERING.  Load up the kids, pack a lunch and head to Yosemite!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Conflict is Inevitable

"Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional." ~Max Lucade
Perspective, perspective, perspective... It is a choice we make subconsciously. It's time to wake up, be aware, and make excellent conscious choices. Be grateful for dissent and different points of view. They can be your greatest allies and source of creative thought when approached intentionally. And be conscious of the reality of the magnitude of the challenges you face. Usually the reality is far less tragic than your current perspective.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Century 21 Ditton Realty Launches Mobile Real Estate App to Search All Local Homes for Sale on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Palm and Standard Cell Phones

Century 21 Ditton Realty, a leading real estate firm in Oakhurst, CA today announced the launch of a mobile app that works on standard cell phones and smartphones across all mobile carriers. The public can download the app to their phone to view all homes for sale in Madera, Mariposa and Fresno Counties.

Century 21 Ditton Realty’s mobile app uses GPS, when available, to locate the user and display listings in the immediate area. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for.
Century 21 Ditton Realty partnered with Smarter Agent, the leader in mobile real estate app development, to be able to offer clients and prospects a mobile house-hunting app available across all carriers on standard cell phones and smartphones including BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and the Palm OS.
If a user has questions or wants a tour of the property, the “Call” feature within the app connects the user to a Century 21 REALTOR®.
Consumers can text DITTON to 87778 to send Century 21 Ditton Realty’s mobile app to their cell phone or visit http://mobile.smarteragent.com/c21/dittonrealty to download the mobile real estate search.
About Smarter Agent
Smarter Agent invented and patented mobile, location-triggered real estate search and is now the largest mobile real estate network in the world. Brokers and agents can private label and customize the Smarter Agent apps giving them a powerful marketing tool. CTIA, the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, named Smarter Agent the Winner in its Emerging Technology Awards LBS/GPS category.

Cleaning Up After Mother Nature

Recent storms have left some of our yards looking like we were struck by a tornado.  The sound of chainsaws and the smell of smoke has permeated our mountain air.  
To check if it's a permissable burn day in your area you must call the Air Quality Control District at 1-877-429-2876.  Additionally, you must obtain a burn permit from one of the local Cal Fire locations.
The following are burning permit requirements:
For burning debris in small 4-feet x 4-feet piles:
▪▪ Maximum pile size 4 foot in diameter.
▪▪ Clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10-feet of the outer edge of pile.
▪▪ Keep a water supply close to the burning site.
▪▪ An adult should be in attendance with a shovel until the fire is out.
▪▪ No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.