Thu04242014

Business & Real Estate

Realtor program seeks to assist seniors May 5-9

Seniors and the homebound residing on the Peninsula and in the South Bay may request free assistance with household tasks through the Realtor Service Volunteer Program (RSVP), scheduled the week of May 5-9.

Realtors and affiliates from the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors and neighboring realtor associations offer RSVP annually to qualified seniors who cannot perform certain household tasks due to physical or financial constraints. The deadline for seniors to apply for assistance is Saturday.

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Don't overlook the risk in your investments

Investment companies and the financial media generally spend most of their time focused on returns and other benefits of the various investment opportunities they recommend.

Yet when it comes to communicating the risks associated with those investments, the industry is a lot less forthcoming, according to Larry Doyle, author of “In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

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Timing the stock market proves futile

Stocks moved higher Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average within striking distance of all-time closing highs of 16,576.66 and the S&P 500 in record territory of 1,866.66. Anything above those levels would be a good reason to review your portfolio.

Of course, the bears have no shortage of reasons to be pessimistic, as they will claim that stock prices are unusually high relative to corporate earnings and stocks will suffer when profit margins revert to normal.

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Timing the stock market proves futile

Stocks moved higher Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average within striking distance of all-time closing highs of 16,576.66 and the S&P 500 in record territory of 1,866.66. Anything above those levels would be a good reason to review your portfolio.

Of course, the bears have no shortage of reasons to be pessimistic, as they will claim that stock prices are unusually high relative to corporate earnings and stocks will suffer when profit margins revert to normal.

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101 2nd Street #10, P. Wood to S. Fong for $890,000

38 3rd Street #106, Aasen Trust to S. & M. Firme for $805,000

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Los Altos

101 2nd Street #10, P. Wood to S. Fong for $890,000

38 3rd Street #106, Aasen Trust to S. & M. Firme for $805,000

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No slowing down : First Street hardware store owners celebrate 30 years in Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Henry and Sue Nesmith, pictured with daughter Christina, are celebrating Los Altos True Value Hardware’s 30-year anniversary. The couple was inspired to open their own hardware store after learning how to flip houses while in college.

For Sue and Henry Nesmith, the seeds that led to the founding of Los Altos True Value Hardware can be found in a fixer-upper Menlo Park house, of all things.

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