El Cerrito Home Home Improvement Expo

Planning a home improvement project?
In the middle of a project and need expert advice?

The event will be held on Saturday, October 11th at the El Cerrito Community Center. Come join the EXPO from 10:00 am till 2:30 pm. Admission is free, with lunch provided!

Experts from a wide variety of companies will be on hand to meet and answer your questions. (See participant lists.) Learn more from one of our great breakout sessions. Topics will include Working with Contractors, City Permitting & Approvals, Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels, Green Remodeling and more!

More information at City of El Cerrito Website

Bay Friendly Gardening Workshop

Free Hands-on Workshops have started!

“Bay-friendly gardening means simplifying garden, reducing chores and using as few resoures, from water to fertilizer, as possible.”

The workshops are offerd by the StopWaste.org and it’s partners.

www.StopWaste.org Bay-Friendly Gardening Workshops

Judging A House By It’s Cover

EXPERIENCE SHOWS that this is the season for the serious home buyer. And with so many listings for that buyer to look at, the successful seller will be the one whose house stands out in the crowd.

In the trade, this is known as “curb appeal.” How a house looks from the street, the National Association of Realtors says, is often enough to bring a prospective buyer in for a look.

Though the condition of the house itself is a critical part of curb appeal, so is the landscaping. If the yard is filled with unraked leaves, frozen flowers and fallen branches from the last windstorm, it’s hard to see much past the curb to the house.

Source: ContraCostaTimes.com – Alan J. Heavens – Read The Full Article