Oscar Bautista
Coldwell Banker Infiniti Group
1435 Huntington Ave., #300
So. San Francisco, CA 94080

Oscar & Lina Bautista Team -  South San Francisco, Daly City, Pacifica, San Francisco CA Real Estate Specialist.

April 2012 Newsletter
Service For Life! ®
Insider Tips for Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Living
Inside This Issue...

  • Eight Quick Fixes To Try Before Paying A Computer Expert...
  • How To Prevent Embarrassing Cooking Mistakes...
  • Fun Facts and Laughs: 3 Healthy Spices For Your Body,
    How To Monitor Kids Online Activity, And More...
  • Trivia Challenge
  • Real Estate Q&A: How Is Market Value Established For My Home?
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Oscar Bautista Oscar Bautista
Coldwell Banker-Optima Realty
Phone: 415-370-7703


Dear Friend,

Are you ready to pull your hair out from computer problems? In today's Service For Life!® Free consumer newsletter you'll learn eight quick fixes to try before spending time and money taking your computer to a repair shop — a quick checklist of items to get you back up and running again.

You'll also learn how to prevent embarrassing cooking mistakes, get three spices to make your body healthier, plus funny jokes, a trivia challenge, and lots more.

Oscar Bautista

Oscar Bautista, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker

PS.  When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information I provide?

They may be people wanting to move this year, and you can tell them about my Free Consumer Report: "How To Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home". You'll give them a huge boost in confidence because this guide shows how to net the most money from a home sale in the least amount of time. To request a copy for a friend, simply email me at, or call me at: 415-370-7703.

Today's Brain Teaser . . .
What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it?

  (see answer below)
8 Simple Solutions For
Computer Problems . . .
Is your computer stuck and you don't know what to do? Wait! Before calling a computer expert or taking it to a repair shop, run through this checklist of quick fixes to save time and money:

1.  It won't turn on.  Look for a loose power cord. Check at the back of the computer, at the wall, and in the power strip. Make sure all connections are firmly in the socket.

2.  It loses the internet connection.  Unplug your modem's power cord and the wireless network router, if you have one. Wait a full minute. Plug them back in again. Give the devices time to restart. Try to open the internet again.

3.  It won't respond to keyboard or mouse clicks.  Check if the cords attached to your device are connected fully into the computer ports. With wireless devices, replace the battery.

4.  It takes too long to start up.  Confirm that your anti-virus software has been updated. When you know that you have the latest version, run a full system scan to see if you have any viruses that need to be removed.

5.  Your password won't work.  Look at your keyboard to see if the CAPS LOCK light is on. Many passwords are CaSe sensitive.

6.  The CD or DVD drive won't open.  Straighten a paper clip, slide it into the small hole near the door of the drive, and push gently. The door should open a little and you can slowly pull it open.

7.  One program continues to freeze up.  Try updating the software. You can usually find an option to update in the help menu. If not, visit the software publisher's website to see if new updates are available.

8.  The internet is too slow.  Check to see if someone else in the house is downloading or streaming something like a TV show or music. If they are, just know your internet speed will return when this ends.

Last Tip: Post this list on your refrigerator at home or in the break room at work. You may save someone else from pulling their hair out.
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Thinking Of Buying A Home Soon?
If you're planning to buy a home in the next 6 months, you'll want a copy of my Free consumer guide, "49 Essential Tips Every Home Buyer Should Know." My exclusive report will help you avoid frustrations when finding, buying, and financing your next home. To get a copy, just email me by clicking here, or call me at: 415-370-7703.
Do You Make This Embarrassing
Mistake When Cooking? . . .
Many people make mistakes in the kitchen that can compromise the flavor and quality of the food they prepare. Use this tips from top chefs to make the food you serve more delicious:

Don't test doneness of meat by slicing into it.  When you slice into the meat, you are releasing the juices along with much of the flavor.

Don't use water as an ingredient.  Most recipes can be improved by replacing water with something more flavorful. For example, you may want to try cooking rice with chicken broth to enhance the taste.

Don't buy vegetables because they look good.  Grocers often use tricks to make the vegetables look good such as waxes and preservatives. Instead, touch the stem, roots, or stalk. Find the ones that are bendable and not dried out.

Don't depend on the clock.  This is particularly true with meat or fish where the cut of meat can vary greatly. The stove, pan, or even weather can affect the time it takes for a dish to be properly done. Test using a meat thermometer. Most grocery or home goods stores sell meat thermometers. You'll also want a reference list of temperatures for different types of meat. Search for a "temperature guide" at
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Would You Like To Know How Much Your
Neighbor's Home Listed Or Sold For?
Maybe you're just curious. Or maybe you want to know how much your home is worth. Either way, I can help...with no "sales pitches" or run-arounds. Email me by clicking here, or call me at: 415-370-7703. and I'll give you all the facts.
Fun Facts and Laughs . . .

Monitor Kids Online Activity . . .

Free software is available that will show you which websites kids visit, record what was typed and show how much time is spent on the computer. Find out more at:

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Silly Definitions . . .

Selfish (sel-fish) what the owner of a seafood store does.

Paradox (par-a-doks) two physicians.

Primate (pri-mat) getting your spouse to leave the television.

Relief (ree-leef) trees do it in the spring.

Pharmacist (farm-uh-sist) helper at the farm.

Rubberneck (rub-er-nek) a way to help your wife relax.

Heroes (hee-rose) what someone does to keep the boat moving.

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Spice Up Your Body . . .

Many cooking spices have benefits to the body beyond tasting good. Try adding these 3 healthy options to food:
  1. Peppermint is useful to soothe a sore throat. Its anti-inflammatory properties can even reduce coughs and congestion.
  2. Cumin contains a phyto-chemical that gives the spice its bright yellow color. Promising research is being done in the treatment of diabetes and cancer.
  3. Cayenne Pepper is known for its fiery taste but there is more to this spice than its pungent taste. They aid in digestion, cleanse the intestines, boost immunity kill parasites, and improve circulation.
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Have A Laugh — "Adam, Eve and ???"

Eve questioned Adam after he spent a lot of time away from the garden with her. Convinced that he had been running around with another woman, she challenged him to admit it.

Adam responded, "What other woman could it be? You are the only one."

That night, he was awakened by Eve poking fingers into his chest.

"What are you doing?" Adam inquired.

She told him that she was counting ribs.

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Answer from the Trivia Question for the Month...

Which ex-Beatle recorded "The Girl Is Mine" with Michael Jackson?

a) Ringo    b) George    c) Paul    d) John

The answer is c) Paul McCartney. This was the first single released from the Thriller album. Paul and Michael were good friends until 1995, when Jackson bought the publishing rights to most of the Beatles' songs. So, let's move on to this month's trivia question.

Which classic actor got his start as a circus acrobat?

a) Red Skelton
b) Burt Lancaster
c) John Wayne
d) Bob Hope

Brain Teaser Answer:
Thanks For Thinking of Me!

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Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q.  When I put my home on the market in a few months, how will market value be established?

A.  Market value is simply what a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept. This answer assumes that both parties are well informed about closed home sales that are "comparable" based on four important factors:

1.  Location.  Even within the same city, different neighborhoods can have completely different market values. Compare prices of recent sales in the same community.

2.  Age.  Comparable homes should be built within a couple of years of yours. Building codes and style trends vary with time and greatly affect value.

3.  Size of home and lot.  Buyers are sensitive to the price per square foot. Your home may be unique but buyers will compare the price per square foot with neighboring properties for both the home and the land.

4.  Property condition.  As the seller, you have many opportunities to increase the attractiveness of your home by getting it in tip-top condition and staging the rooms before placing the home on the market.

If you're thinking of selling your home in the next year, you need to know about my "Maximum Home Value Audit." My audit is much more than a simple home valuation you'll get from another agent. It's a complete top-to-bottom analysis not just of the value of your home, but every aspect of your home.

To request a no obligation audit of your home's value or if you have any questions, please call me at 415-370-7703 or email me at
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