Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Great Local Resource for Both Newcomers and Lifers

If you have been in the real estate business for awhile, you might remember the McCormack's Guides. These are terrific little books with everything you could possibly want to know about a geographic area, and more. And, I mean EVERYTHING, from school scores to history to the local zeitgeist. All of this information is now online, and I wanted to make sure that everyone knew about it. For Alameda County, just visit this link to the McCormack's website.

Want the 2007 school scores? Got it! Want to know how to read the scores? Got that too! Need information on topics ranging from garbage collection to property taxes? That is there too, of course! Have to go to the emergency room? Find out which hospitals are nearby! Ready to go have some fun? Look here for ideas! (Like all good things, you have to take the good with the bad, so that means you can also look up crime statistics.)

What I love is that all of this information is now free. So, bookmark it today. Of course, you can still purchase the hard copy books, but all the information will soon be completely and exclusively online. And, if you need information on other California regions, you can find it on the home page.

I am always happy to be a resource, but you will probably get a pretty good start with And, when you are ready for more detailed or up-to-date information, please let me know. I am always happy to help. I can be reached at 510-547-5970 x57 or

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