Ode to February

Posted In: Good ol' Fashion Humor, Local Market Statistics, Mortgage & Finance
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Goodbye February, Hello Mayor! 1. Unbelievable. Did you know that some 14 percent of all Americans have more than 10 credit cards? This according to a recent study conducted by Experian Consumer Direct, a leading provider of online direct-to-consumer credit reports, scores and monitoring products. When will all of this crash the economy? 2. Phew! Mortgage rates eased back down [...]

Chicken and Waffles?

Posted In: Good Eats, Neighborhood Businesses, Oakland
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Many of you who know me know that I love food! If you are looking for a taste of retro East Oakland, look no further. Today I had lunch with some clients at Merritt Bakery in Oakland. I have had their cakes, but never actually sat down at the restaurant. The hostess, who called me “hon,” immediately looked at us [...]