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Health & Wealth: Annual home maintenance; real estate broker renewal

As you embark on the exciting journey of homeownership, we would like to remind you of the importance of scheduling  annual Home Maintenance for your property. Regular maintenance is a proactive measure to ensure the long-term health and safety of your investment. As we enter summertime, here is the timely Annual Home Maintenance Checklist:

      1.Inspect your roof, gutters and downspouts.

      2.Clean all your exterior drainages ad make sure the        drainages are not clogged.

      3.Replace your smoke and carbon monoxide detector       batteries and test the detectors.

      4.Replace the furnace filter.

      5. Vacuum heat registers and air vents.

      6.Ensure that indoor/outdoor air vents are not              obstructed.

      7.Flush hot water from the water heater to eliminate        sediment.

      8.Clean mineral deposits from faucets and shower        heads.

      9.Check your home plumbing for leaks.

      10.Inspect and seal exterior steps.

      11.Clean your doors and windows.

We are here to remind and support YOU in making the most of your homeownership experience. We are happy to help YOU  in your real estate needs like SELLING or BUYING real estate.  Call us today! We wish YOU many years of happiness and comfort in your homeownership.

For ALL your real estate needs, call or contact us at: (650) 438-3531 or (415) 584-7095 or


As licensed Real Estate Broker (DRE#00635976) in California since 1981, I’m glad that I was able to submit last month my Real Estate Broker license renewal to the California Department of Real Estate without the required Continuing Education because I qualified for the CE Exemption requirements.

CONTINUING EDUCATION EXEMPTION INFORMATION: Only applies to individuals who have been licensed in good standing for 30 continuous years in California and who are at least  70 years old  or older(Section10170.8 B & P Code).

Renewal applicants who desire to qualify for the continuing education exemption under Section10770.8 of the Business and Professions Code must submit this form (RE 203) with their renewal application and fee. All items must be filled out prior to the licensee’s expiration date for an on-time consideration.

B  & P Code S10170.8 – EXEMPTIOJCONDITIONS – “The provisions of this article shall not apply to any real estate licensee who submits proof satisfactory to the commissioner that he or she has been a real estate licensee in good standing for 30 continuous years in this state and is now 70 years of age or older.

A licensee in good standing is the one who holds an active license which has not been suspended, revoked, or restricted as a result of a disciplinary action.:


As author, columnist and licensed Real Estate Broker (DRE#00635976) in California since 1981, I am delighted to announce that copies of the best-selling and  updated “REAL ESTATE & YOU” are now available through Amazon in Hardcover ( $25.95 per copy plus shipping & handling), Paperback ($19.95 per copy plus shipping and handling); and E-book ($9.95 per copy).

To commemorate our 50th Wedding Anniversary and my 77th Birthday on August 18, 2024, I am offering FREE autographed copy of the updated REAL ESTATE & YOU” (391 pages), subtitled “Your Basic Guide & Information for Successful Investing in Home, Land and Income Property,”  together with the autographed copy of the original “HISTORICITY OF JESUS” subtitled “Facts and Evidences for Agnostics, Atheists and Believers.”

  I am offering  the FREE autographed paperback copies as appreciation to  loyal readers of my weekly column. Just pay for the cost of shipping and handling. For your FREE paperback autographed copies of the two books, just send $15 (in check or money order) to: ART G. MADLAING, 730 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA 94112. Tel. (650) 438-3531 or (415) 584-7095 or This Special FREE offer is good only in the United States until August 18, 2024, my 77th Birthday.

(ART GABOT MADLAING is accredited and commissioned Notary Public and licensed Real Estate Broker (DRE #00635976) in California since 1981. He is the  founder of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, FITNESS FOR HUMANITY (aka FITNESS FOR CHRIST) and ACAPINOY. Art is active Evangelist with the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California USA.)


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