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3 Bed 2 Bath Home For Rent In Tracy California

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

This 3 bed, 2 bath home is 1,661 square feet and located in the sought-after area of Tennis Village. It has been recently painted inside, boasts a roomy kitchen with stainless-steel refrigerator and black dishwasher. There is a nice dining room area, plus a fireplace in the living room. Both yards are fully landscaped with a covered patio in the back.

Available now for $1,550.00 per month.

51 N Hickory Ave Tracy

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

For Rent In Tracy, CA: Spacious Home In Established Neighborhood

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Call today for a private showing! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

This 3,200 sq. ft. home boasts 4 full bathrooms and 5 bedrooms, including a spacious Master Suite with jetted tub.

There is newer paint, vaulted ceilings, and a fireplace.

Both yards are fully landscaped, with a covered spa in the backyard.

Close to shopping, with easy freeway access.

Located in well established and prestigious neighborhood.

Available for $2,300 / month.

Call today for a private showing! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

for rent in tracy ca 1571 riverview avenue

Single Story Home with Pool For Rent in Tracy, CA – 3 Bed/2 Bath

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

Available for $1,500 per month, this single-story 1,500 sq. ft. has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an attached 2-car garage.

The home boasts hardwood floors, a breakfast nook, high ceilings, central heat & air, fireplace, inside laundry area; cable and internet ready.

Gorgeous swimming pool; fully landscaped yards.

Close to schools and shopping.

Call (209) 610-3431 or email info@tony4greathomes.com for more information.

1133 Marie Antonette Ct For Rent

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

Coming Soon! 4 Bed 3 Bath Home For Rent In Tracy California

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

Available September 1st for $1,450 per month, this 2-story 1,800 sq. ft. home was built in 2005, with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

The home boasts newer paint & carpeting, granite countertops in the kitchen, a fireplace, a storage shed, fully landscaped yards, and more!

Located on a safe cul de sac, near shopping and schools, with easy freeway access.

Viewings by appointment only. (209) 610-3431 or info@tony4greathomes.com

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

For Rent In Tracy, CA – 5 Bed, 3.5 Bath, $1,600/month

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

This 2-story 5 bed, 3.5 bath home is available now in a great neighborhood for $1600/month.

It includes the refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, and dryer. There is a double-door entry, new carpet, and newer paint.

The property is fully landscaped with a wood patio in the backyard. Close to schools and shopping, with easy freeway access.

For Rent in Tracy CA 105 Carmel Way

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

Planning The Landscaping Of Your Garden

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Author: Owen Jones

Landscaping techniques allow the gardener to transform a simple backyard into a lovely garden. There are many paths to having a beautiful garden, because there are many types to choose from and there are different tastes too. Chacun a son gout. Some types of garden need a great deal of maintenance and others less so, but even a slabbed or concrete backyard requires some maintenance.

The best way of going about making something beautiful out of your backyard is planning and perhaps the easiest way of planning is to create a plan or a drawing of your garden.

If you decide on this route, the first thing you will have to do is obtain some graph paper and plot the exact size and shape of your garden onto it, using as large a scale as will fit on the sheet of graph paper.

When you have done that, put in in unmovable objects like a brick shed, a drain or septic tank, a fish pond and doorways et cetera. Then you should photocopy it, maybe five or ten times. This is so that you can make mistakes, change your mind or even allow everybody in the household to make their own design from their own investigations and imagination.

If you consider that this is beyond your abilities, you are probably wrong. It really is not difficult, kids draw on graph paper all the time in maths lessons. Nevertheless, if you do not want to do it this way, then you will have to rely on plans cut out of magazines.

So, collect all your ideas from magazines and place them in a file. Similarly, if you are making a diagram on paper, save your ideas in a folder, but also draw them on your graph paper.

Set yourself or your team a deadline of say, a fortnighy or a month, but you do want to do the majority of your work in the spring or the summer, when the weather is warm. On the appointed day, get together and combine all your plans into one.

Put all the superfluous material aside and forget about it. Do not overcomplicate the situation by having all the designs in the active file. Now you are ready to go to work and instigate the ideas.

The choice is now whether you do the work yourself or whether you get a contractor in. A builder will have experience, and so will be able to get the work done quickly. They will also be able to offer practical suggestions, if what you want to accomplish is tricky. The other side of the coin is that it is a great deal more expensive.

If you decide to do it yourself, you might find it a good idea to divide your plan into segments. It could be done in quarters of the garden at a time, if that is feasible, or you could do all the groundwork first, followed by the brick and blockwork, then the pond etc. Depending on your plan. The only thing that should to be done last is the planting of the plants

Owen Jones, the writer of this article writes on quite a few topics, but is at present concerned with outdoor accent lighting. If you would like to know more or check out some great offers, please go to our website at Outdoor Wall Lamps.

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About the Author: [Owen Jones has traveled extensively for many years and has various websites]

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2 Bed / 1 Bath Unattached Triplex Unit For Rent In Tracy, CA

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

If you like what you see, call me today! Tony Martin (209) 610-3431.

This unattached Triplex unit in Tracy, CA is move-in ready!

Available now for just $950 per month, the cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and is approximately 1100 square feet.

The cute Kitchen has tile counters, a large sink, and comes with a stove and refrigerator.

The bathroom has been updated and includes a tiled shower over tub.

The home also includes ceiling fans, an inside laundry area, as well as storage in the backyard.

Nicely fenced in the front yard the triplex unit is close to schools and shopping, and has easy freeway access.

1625 Bessie Ave, Tracy

Real Estate Investing Mistake #2: Inspections and Repairs

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Real Estate Investing Mistake #2: Inspections and Repairs

Real Estate Investing Mistake #2: Inspections and Repairs

The only real solution for real estate investing mistakes is consistent action! You’ve got to stick with it and realize that part of learning process. You WILL make mistakes… and you will continue to make them for as long as you choose to invest.

The key is to learn from each and move on. Add it to a policy and procedure manual so to speak! And avoid that particular real estate investing mistake in the future!

When I first started in real estate, I would document every real estate deal in detail. I would be sure to document: (1) What went well, (2) What didn’t go well!, and (3) How to improve on the next deal.

In this article series, I’ve highlighted 17 mistakes that I made early on and share with you what you can do to avoid making the same real estate investing mistakes I made…

Real Estate Investing Mistake #2: Assuming the repairs and maintenance

This is a biggie early on for real estate investors. They assume that properties have been maintained and/or that the owner is telling them the “whole story” about everything. I know that some will tell you it’s a waste of time and money to have inspections done on all of your deals.

When I got started in real estate investing, I primarily rehabbed properties, and because I had ZERO construction knowledge going into it all, I had a formal inspection on every single property I purchase. And without fail, 100% of the time, I made the inspection costs back in renegotiations with the homeowner.

Think of your home inspection costs early on as a invaluable education! People will spend 10s of 1000s of dollars on home study courses, but will balk at $200 on a home inspector that will literally give you on the job training.

On my very first deal, I assumed that everything was in good working order because I knew the owners. They were related to my business partner! Well, needless to say, I was VERY wrong! Fortunately, things worked out in the end, but this “mistake” SHOULD have cost me nearly $5000. And it w

as something a home inspector would have easily caught! Sure the obvious stuff stood out on this real estate deal… things like the rotted wood siding and the “pond scum green” pool! But I didn’t know the first thing about what to look for in terms of plumbing, roof, electric, structure, etc.

How to Avoid Real Estate Investing Mistake #2

First and foremost, the key to avoiding this real estate mistake is to LEARN the majors of rehab!

These include:

1. Roof

2. Structure (Including the foundation)

3. Electrical

4. Plumbing

5. HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioner)

These are the items that can cost you (or your retail buyer) BIG dollars on a deal… and these are things that will make or break a deal in a matter of minutes. In some cases, they can take you right out of the real estate investing game (I’ve got lots of stories of deals – some good and others… a good learning lesson). These are things that can literally make or break a deal and you certainly don’t want to turn into a motivated seller yourself!

These items might seem scary when you’re first getting started in real estate, but in reality, a little education goes a long way. And the best type of education is hands-on. I asked questions and got involved. I also worked closely with my home inspector as I took on more and more rehabs in the beginning of my career.

After I negotiated the contract, I always got a professional inspection. This has earned me thousands and thousands of dollars in my real estate investing career. After simply having a third-party expert do the inspection, I found it’s virtually always possible to renegotiate the price of the contract and receive credit for repairs.

To Avoid Making the 17 Most Common Real Estate Investing Mistakes, Claim Your FREE eGuide Entitled: “17 Mistakes New Real Estate Investors Make” at http://www.RealEstateTrainingAcademy.com/Mistakes . Inside, you’ll learn the 17 most common mistakes and, more importantly, how to avoid them!

Save Money! Improve Your Home With Artifical Building Materials

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Believe it or not, you can build with plastic and no one will ever know! It’s virtually impossible to tell the difference between artificial materials and materials found in nature.

And artificial is so much cheaper!

Here are some of the best state-of-the-art building material look-alikes:

Fiber Cement Siding

Average price: $13,000 to replace existing siding and trim with fiber cement
Savings: 25% less than wood

Unlike vinyl siding, which comes in large sheets, this consists of individual shingles or clapboards nailed in place one at a time to closely resemble wood. Made from recycled wood fibers mixed with cement, this siding won’t rot.

home improvement fiber cement siding

Manufactured Stone

Average price: $1,700 to create an interior floor-to-ceiling wall above a fireplace
Savings: 50% less than real masonry

Get the look of real stone for a chimney, a fireplace or porch posts with these artificial rocks that are molded from concrete and then individually tinted to slightly different colors for an authentic appearance.

home improvement manufactured stone

Engineered Stone Countertops

Average price: $2,500 to $5,000 for an average kitchen countertop
Savings: Same price as granite, but needs no sealing

Made from chips of quartz pressed together with resins, the best-engineered countertops look like real stone that just happens to have an extremely uniform pattern on its surface (man cannot mimic a highly variegated look yet – maybe in a couple of years).

home improvement stone counters

Cellular PVC Trim

Average price: $120 per window or door, installed
Savings: Costs 20% more than cedar up front but lasts longer and better

Made by injecting air into vinyl chloride (a liquid form of vinyl) and then forming it into solid pieces of trim, the resulting boards get cut, nailed and even shaped into custom profiles by the same tools and techniques used for wood.

home improvement cellular pvc trim

Stamped Concrete Patios

Average price: $4,000 for a 16 x 20 patio
Savings: Half the cost of bluestone

Instead of laying individual bluestones, cobbles or bricks, a contractor can simply pour a slab of concrete and then emboss and tint its surface to make it look like any one of those far more expensive materials.

home improvement stamped concrete

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How To Make Perches For A Hummingbird Feeder

Friday, March 26th, 2010

How to Make Perches for a Hummingbird Feeder

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The best hummingbird feeders are easy to disassemble and clean, and have perches for the birds to sit on while drinking nectar. The most commonly available hummingbird feeders have a base and a removable nectar reservoir, but no perches. You can get more enjoyment out of your hummingbird feeder by adding perches. The birds will be much more likely to stay for several minutes, and you’ll have better luck seeing and observing them. Heavy coated wire can be used to make an inexpensive but effective perch for the birds to sit on.


  1. Prepare the feeder. Remove the base from the reservoir and place the base on your work surface.
  2. Make the anchor wire. Measure around the point where the reservoir attaches to the fee plus 1″ (2.5cm).
  3. Secure the anchor wire. Bend the last 1/2″ of each end of this wire into a little hook. Bend the wire into a circle and hook the ends together. Bend the wire a little more if necessary to make it round. Fit it over the feeder base. It should be a loose fit.
  4. Make the perch wire. Measure the circumference of a circle about 1″ larger than the circumference of the feeder base. Cut a length of the heavy-guage coated wire equal to this length plus 1″.
  5. Secure the perch wire. Bend the last 1/2″ of each end of this wire into a little hook. Bend the wire into a circle and hook the ends together. Bend the wire a little more if necessary to make it round. Lay it around the feeder base.
  6. Make the connector wires. Measure the distance between the two round wires. Cut connector wires equal to this length plus 1″. The number of connector wires you’ll need is equal to the number of feeder holes in the base.
  7. Use the connector wires to connect the anchor wire and perch wire. Bend the last 1/2″ of each end of each connector wire into a little hook. Hook each onto the anchor wire with the hook facing upward spacing them so that the connectors are between the feeder holes. Put the perch wire into the hooks at the other end of each connector wire. You will likely have to “play” with bending the various wires to get everything to fit together.
  8. Clamp it together. Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, use the pliers to clamp down all the connector wire hooks. The whole thing should look like two wheels connected by spokes. It should be rigid enough that if you pick it up, the various parts don’t rearrange themselves.
  9. Fill the feeder. Fill the feeder with hummingbird food, and hang it where you can see it.
  10. Enjoy visits from your new friends!

Video (see below)

The hummingbirds will use the perches, and stay at the feeder longer, increasing your chances of seeing them.


  • If your connector wires are too short, you can always bend the perch wire in a little bit where it meets the connectors.
  • If you don’t have a tape measure, you can just start bending the wire “freehand” around the feeder base and cutting the wire when you meet up with the end.
  • If the heavy wire is not very flexible, (i.e. it doesn’t flop or bend much if you shake it gently) you may not need to bend the ends into hooks. You can just “butt” the ends together bending the wire so that the ends are close together. Hummingbirds are very small and only weigh a few ounces so they aren’t going to bend the wire by sitting on it.
  • Use coated wire as some believe that birds do not like to stand on metal.
  • Don’t worry if it’s not perfect or beautiful — the birds won’t care. In fact, they’ll likely show their appreciation for your efforts by hanging around more.
  • Remember to clean and refill the feeder every few days. Perches won’t entice the birds to come if the food is moldy or the feeder is dirty!

Things You’ll Need

  • Hummingbird feeder with wide base and removable reservoir
  • Heavy-guage coated wire
  • Thinner wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • Tape measure (optional, but helpful)

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