Friday, February 27, 2009

32 Months Old Updates

32 months and 5 days old


I think I misssed Gwen's 31 months old updates..hehe. I was busy and tired with the moving that time so I guess I missed Gwen's 31 months old milestones. Actually, there is not much difference just a bit more achievements in terms of speech development.

Height: Forgot to measure. Last time I measured, she was already 92 cm. Definitely taller now. She is considered tall at her age coz many people told me she is tall. Hubby's friend told me that Gwen is taller than her 4 years old girl!

Weight: 12-13 kg


Able to express herself better now
1. Although she is not talking clear enough but to me is good enough coz she is able to tell me what she wanted. But most of the time when she is fussing or doesn't know how to tell me she would speak in her own language.
2. Able to have short conversations with her.
Eg:
Mummy: What are you doing?
Gwen: I'm reading a book.

Gwen: Mama, what are you eating?, What are you doing?


3. She can differentiate big and small and tell me in comparisons which is smaller or bigger.
4. She knows when something is heavy. Her 'heavy' sounded like 'happy'..hehe.


Getting more stubborn and cheekier
1. Always says NO when ask to take shower, eat, change diaper,...
2. Doesn't want to hold our hands when we go out. I hate this behaviour!
3. Uses her fingers to squeeze, pinch our faces/lips(making funny faces on us) and laugh out loud.
4. Sitting on Daddy's belly and bounces on it..hehe. Actually Daddy likes it. Some daddy and daughter bonding there. Me, I will scold her for bouncing on my tummy coz it hurts. :P
5. Now, she invented a new game which is the human slide. She climbs up on the sofa and slide on my lap/legs. T_T


Cute behaviours
1. Likes to bring the handphone to me when there's an sms or a call for me. She knows which is Daddy's or Mummy's handphone.
2. Telling me that she wanted to see the photo that I had just taken. Eg:"Mama, see see."
3. When I put on a hat/cap, sunglasses on her, she sometimes request to see herself in the mirror. Eg: "See mirror."


Physical Development
1. She is getting better in going up the staircase now. Able to climb the stairs by holding on to the side rails. Sometimes crawling up the stairs..haha. But she still prefers to hold my hand when going up adn down the stairs.
2. Jumping with feet above the ground. Likes to jump on the sofa and bed too! Even when holding our hands.


Sleeping habits
1. Refuses to nap. This has been going on for quite sometime. She will kick up a fuss and cry when I ask her to nap. To stop the power struggle, I just let her be. Sometimes, she will end up sleeping in the car when we go out in the evening.:(
2. Her bedtime is around 10.30 - 11.00pm.
3. Luckily, for bedtime she obeys without a fuss. *phew*
4. Lately, no more waking up at night. Hope this will lasts.*fingers crossed*

Eating habits
1. Eats better at home compared to eating out.
2. She likes eating with her hands and she likes cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, brocolli. She likes veggies more than meat!
3. She likes fishballs, hotdogs, fries, nuggets.(Kids just love unhealthy foods..hehe)
4. Constantly snacking. Always want to eat yoghurt, cereals, cheese, oranges and crackers. She often fusses because she wants to eat! Sometimes I don't give her any snacks coz it's way too close to mealtimes. But she still could eat her main meals after snacking..haha...but quite forcefully. :P

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One Of The Best Dating Site

Are you considering joining an online dating site but not sure it's for you?

A couple of years ago online dating still had a stigma attached to it. Although people were using the internet as a method of dating, they did not discuss it with friends or colleagues for fear of coming across desperate.

I recall a friend of mine who was initially embarrassed to tell me she had joined an online dating site. At the time, I was rather surprised as she was an attractive girl who would be considered quite a catch. However, after chatting to her I completely understood why she had resorted to this method of dating; she was simply tired of meeting timewasters who were not interested in committing to a relationship. She was simply being proactive in her search for love; after all life is far too short!

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Eating With Style

As I have posted pics of Gwen wearing my old sunglasses before, Gwen was really having fun wearing those sunglasses. During weekends we usually eat out. There was one particular day, Gwen was playing and wearing my sunglasses when we were about to go out for lunch at a nearby food court. I told her to leave the sunglasses behind but she was so reluctant to part with it and was about to make a big fuss over it. In the end, I just let her take the sunglasses along.

When we were at the food court, some of the patrons and waiters were looking at her and smiling at this silly little girl..hahaha. The whole time when we were eating, she was still wearing the sunglasses so mummy took the golden opportunity to take some photos of her...hehe.


Smiling from ear to ear with her 'purple' sunglasses..hehe


Her favourite vege, cucumber and her orange juice(actually it was mine):P


Like father like daughter

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gwen's Baby Cousin

Last Saturday, we attended my younger sister's baby boy fullmoon party. Finally, my only sister has become a mother. Welcome to motherhood my dear sis. :) Gwen was walking in and out of the baby's room admiring her newborn cousin..haha. She was saying "Baby sleep" and standing by the crib watching him sleep or maybe she was eyeing on the toys hanging over the crib..haha.

My baby nephew was sleeping the whole time we were there so we didn't get a chance to hold him. But we still managed to take some photos crowding around the crib...haha.

Here's an inspirational quote dedicated to my dear sis:

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."



Baby Ian


My Family


Baby Ian, Yee Yee(aunt) and Gwen

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pregnancy and Delivery Story Tag


I was tagged by a new blogger friend, Maria on this very interesting tag. Thanks for the tag dear. I really appreciate it.

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Not really.
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes.
3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? I was in disbelief coz we just got married like 2 months ago!
4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? Never.
5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? I was 31. Yup..I got married quite late.
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? I missed my period. Also used the pregnancy test kit to confirm.
7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? My hubby.
8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Of course.
9. DUE DATE? 2 July 2006
10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Yes..really really badddd. I vomitted out everything everytime I eat. I was losing weight for the 1st 3 months. I couldn't stand the smell of anyone's cooking. Luckily, it was only in my 1st trimester..phew.
11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? I have no special craving.
12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? I never eat broccoli during the course of my pregnancy ever since a small piece of broccoli made me vomitted big time. Other than that, I was fine.
13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD SEX? A little princess.
14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? Yes. :P
15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? I gained 8kg(16 pounds).
16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? No. Just a simple fullmoon celebration with my family.
17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? No surprise coz didn't have any.
18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? I had UTI(Urinary Tract Infection). I thought I was having dengue fever at first because of the vomitting and shivering. I was under 2 blankets and still feeling damn cold. My dad took me to HUKM(government hospital) coz it was a Sat and already late at night. We waited like 6 hours and my name still not being called. We walked out of the hospital and I had a blood test taken at a clinic the next day. Thank GOD it was not dengue.(My Hubby was working abroad during that time)
19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Pantai Cheras Medical Centre.
20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? I was induced coz my cervix was open when my gynae examined me during my 38 weeks. Got admitted the next day. My labour lasted 3 hours. I was very lucky coz I didn't endure any labour pains like backache or leg cramps. Just the need to push..hahaha.
21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? My hubby. I had nasi lemak for breakfast before being induced...haha..
22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? My hubby.
23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? Natural birth.
24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Just painkillers where they injected on my buttocks twice. No Epidural.
27. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 2.8kg
28. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ? 22 June 2006
30. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Gwen
31. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? She is 32 months now.

Share with me your delivery and pregnancy story please dear friends: Serene, Kylie, Joanne, Caroline, Judy, Mummy Moon, Slavemom, Fussy mum, Kristie, Umma, Cookie, Niko, Merryn, CathJ, Ummi Rosma, Mery, and Nicole.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Seeing Straight With Zenni Optical

I wear contacts most of the time, but I needed a spare set of glasses. Prescription eyeglasses nowadays are very affordable which does not burn a hole in your pocket. At ZenniOptical.com, in terms of eyeglasses, shopping for them online is very easy. According to an article by New York Times, you could get a cheap pair of backup glasses, from zennioptical.com, which sells generic frames, including lenses with antiscratch coating, for as little as $8. That’s a bargain considering the average frame price is $118.

ZenniOptical.com offers stylish prescription eyeglasses online from as low as $8.00 and there are a wide variety of frames to choose from. It is just a matter of knowing what style looks good on you, finding a pair that you like, and choosing them. As far as your lenses go, you have many choices of single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic) lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens, progressive lens and lenses that are thinned out to better fit your frame without compromising your prescription. The prices at ZenniOptical.com is so low because they sell only their own manufactured frames direct to the customer, with no middlemen and virtually no advertising budget.

I found a pair of eyeglasses from ZenniOptical that really suits me. It even has an embossed peacock design on the temples.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cute Blogger Award


1. Copy Badge “2008 Cute’s Blogger Award” and put it on your blog

2. Link or tell a bit about the person who gave you the award...

This award was passed to me by quite a few great blogger friends and family members. Thank you so much for this award. I really appreciate it. If I leave any of your names out, I'm sorry. Just let me know ok.

Bonnie
She is a young and pretty mum with a cutie pie little boy named Wawa. She likes blogging and shopping online. She is really a friendly and nice person.

Kristie
I agree with other mummies about how hot and pretty this mummy is. She is a bubbly and friendly person. She adores her hubby and Jayden very much. She loves to eat good food. Thanks for your frequent visits and comments. I really appreciate it.

Joanne
She is a very good mother. Always whip up nice and nutricious dishes for little Sarah. She is a warm and kind person. I truly appreciate your sweet comments dear. You are indeed a good friend.

Fussy mum
I like reading her blog about her darling Sharlene. She is a friendly and nice person, who always leaving sweet comments to my blog. Thank you for always including me on awards and tags. You are so sweet.

Cherish Tulips
She is actually my SIL. Married to my hubby's eldest brother. They actually just got married. She is pretty and good in ballroom dancing. She has a good sense in fashion too.

Fiona
My Hubby's youngest sister. She is a bubbly and friendly person. Always happy go lucky and love photography alot. She adores Gwen to bits.

Ummi Rosma
She is the only person who tagged me that is not a Malaysian..hehe. She is a Bruneian. She is blessed with 2 charming kids and a wonderful husband. She is friendly and talented in cooking and baking. Thanks for being a friend.

3. Each one of you who receive this award must list down 10 facts / hobbies about yourself...

Here it goes:
1) I was an Analyst Programmer before becoming a SAHM. I enjoy programming without the stress..haha

2) I'm into sewing now but still learning. I've sewn most of the curtains for our home. When I have more time, I would like to learn to sew dresses for Gwen.

3) I used to own a manual car which was a 850cc Kancil. I'm used to driving my Hubby's automatic car now..haha..I'm not going back to manual cars anymore. :P

4) I love spicy food. My favourite food is nasi lemak. The most important element in nasi lemak to me is the 'sambal'(chilli). It must be spicy but not sweet.

5) My delivery was quite a fast one..I think. I was induced and in 3 hours time, I delivered naturally without epidural. I never suffered any labour pains like backache or leg cramps.

6) I might have a smooth delivery, but my recovery was a suffering experience. My episiotomy sores for months. Guess nothing is perfect right?

7) I like watching labour stories, parenting programmes, how to take care of babies..My Favourite channel is Discovery's Home and Health. Actually, I'm really petrified of giving birth.

8) I have good memories in remembering people's face and their names.

9) I'm a little bit shy by nature. I love making new friends though, just that I'm the quiet type. I'm more of a listener.

10) I like eating junk food.

4. Pass this award to 10 bloggers and link them in your blog.
I'm not tagging anyone coz most of you have already done the tag. I'm one of the last one..hehe

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Honey Stars..Yummy

Ever since I introduced Honey Stars to Gwen, she has been asking me for it everyday. She would pull me to the kitchen and tap on the cabinet's door and say "Honey Tar(Star), Eat Honey Tar". In a day, she could request for her favourite snack more than once or twice. I think cereal is not categorized as junk food huh..I presumed.

She only eats the Honey Stars when I pour it in a bowl..haha..she gets angry if I hand it to her in the wrapper..haha. She used to eat it using a spoon..hahaha..whereby she put the Honey Star on the spoon herself coz she doesn't know how to scoop it up using the spoon.*slap forehead* If there are 2 honey stars sticking to each other, she won't eat it instead she passes it to me and say "Open". I have to break the 2 apart and then she would gladly eat them..hahaha..

I think most kids like Honey Stars huh..hehe.



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Best Mom Award



Wow...I received a very awesome award from sweet Kylie. Thanks dear. You are always so nice to me. :) It feels so good that somebody thinks that I'm a good mum and the best some more..haha.

Also, I just found out CathJ passed me this meaningful award too. Thanks ya. You are so sweet. It's nice knowing you. :)

The rules:
1. Show the award logo in your post.
2. Pick a picture you have with your kiddo(s).
3. Post should include your best experience as a Mom.
3. Nominate other blogger mom's out there that you consider the best mom, like yourself.


This is quite an outdated photo which was taken last year. I don't have many photos with Gwen that she actually look at the camera..haha.

I never thought being a mum can be so rewarding and complete. Everyday is a blessing having Gwen around to accompany me and just being with her really make my day. I cannot imagine being alone only with Hubby without my darling Gwen. Life will be meaningless. I will do my best to bring her up and nurture her the right way. I Love You, Gwen.

I'm not tagging anyone coz most mummies already been tagged. :) Infact all mummies are great too.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Google's Mummy Needs


My dear blogger friend, Ummi tagged me on this first. Thanks for remembering me and passing me the tag. It's really a fun tag! Also Kylie and Kristie also tagged me on this. It's really sweet of you pretty ladies for always including me in tags and awards. Really appreciate it. :D

The way it works is you type your name in Google and then needs i.e (Mummy needs), and see what comes up!

When I type Mummy Gwen, the contents of my own blog appeared on the search results..haha. So I'm using Mummy instead. :P

Tired mummy needs very clear cut advice
- Wuah..Jackpot! I'm beat coz of interrupted sleep and really need some advice on how to deal with Gwen's sleeping issue.

Mummy needs help dealing with homework
- Is homework = housework? haha.. If Yes, then I really need help with the house chores. Damn tiring cleaning this big house.

Why mummy needs plastic surgery
- Oh no. Nope, I don't need plastic surgery. I want to age gracefully.

Mummy needs some fun!
- Absolutely agree with that. I wanna have some fun. Let me goooooo!

Mummy needs a playdate
- Huhh?? I think this is more of Gwen's need..hehehe.

I'm passing this tag to Umma, Serene, Caroline, Fiona and Cherish Tulips.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

How Do I Love My Husband Tag


I've been tagged sometime ago by my dear friend, Umma. She actually created this tag dedicated to our hubby. Thanks for the tag, my dear. Another hot momma, Kristie also tagged me on this. Thanks Kristie.

Here's mine:

* He is my soulmate. We never keep secrets from each other. He tells me everything even his friends' secrets..hahaha.

* He is a good father who always pampers his little princess and showers her with unconditional love.

* Buys me whatever thing I ask for. Of course I don't always pester him to buy me stuff. I'm not a high maintenance wife. :P

* He is ambitious and intelligent, always thinking to find more money for us to live comfortably.

* He never finds any flaw in me. To him I'm always pretty.

* Always makes me smile or irritated with his funny jokes and his silly antics.

* He likes my cooking and eats whatever I cook..hehehe.

* He is very patient with me but not so patient with other people..hehehe..

I'm lucky to have a husband like you, honey. Love forever. :D

I'm not passing this tag to anyone coz most of you already been tagged. If you haven't been tagged and are interested to do the tag, please help yourself ok.

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Career Opportunities For Everyone

abc-exchange.com is expanding and looking for new employees from around the world. abc-exchange.com is an online stock exchange company. They are currently looking for new employees, and you could be one of them! Their job offer is perfect for parents, students and those who can spend over 2-3 hours a day at home. The job doesn't require any special training or job experience; everyone can give it a try without any personal expenses! All you need to do to get started is complete the application form and wait for a response from abc-exchange.com.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Do You Want To Be An XML Superstar?

You might be an XML Superstar and not even know it yet. There is a programming contest running at XMLchallenge.com. This competition consists of five different contests aimed at students and professionals alike. Each contest offers its own recognition and set of prizes. The range of skills encompasses those with a passing interest in XML and database technology to those with hardcore programming skills in DB2. Before participating, you will first need to take a Quick Quiz, a short questionnaire that requires no prior XML or database experience to complete.

Start now by registering for one the following contests at XMLchallenge.com: Video Contest, Gadget Contest, Query Contest, Ported App Contest and XML2 Contest. Earn participation points for each entry. A special prize will be given to the contestant—the “XML Grand Master”—that amasses the most participation points.

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What Happened To Our New Sofa Set

We bought a new 3+2+1 sofa set from Lorenzo for our new house. When the new sofa set were delivered, we did not open the wrapping to check for any defect coz we were not moving in yet that time. As the wrapping was tightly secured, we were too confident about the state of the product and we didn't want to trouble ourselves to rewrap it again.

We only unwrapped the sofa set 2 weeks after the delivery date when we officially moved in to our new house. Checking for defects did not come to our mind mainly because we were too occupied with loads of boxes to be unpacked. Only after about 2 weeks did my Hubby noticed a slight scratch below the arm rest of the 3 seater. Ooops..how careless of us to forget about checking for any defect on the sofa. During the weekend we went to Lorenzo, Sunway Pyramid to complain about the issue. The manager told us to take a photo of the defective part.

About 3 days after the complaint(we haven't taken any photo of the defect yet), Lorenzo called us to inform that they will be coming to collect the 3 seater back to the warehouse for repair. True enough they were here last Monday and they will return the 3 seater after a week. Now, our living room is left with the 1+2 seater. I have read from one of the forums that Lorenzo service is bad but I think they have improved maybe they have received too many complaints already..hahaha. Lets see how the repair turn out later.


A scratch under the arm rest.


Wrapping the 3 seater.


Transporting the 3 seater back to the warehouse.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Drive More Visitors To Your Blog

Are you yearning for more traffic to your blog? If your answer is yes, simply submit your blog in My blog directory. All blogs are listed randomly and every blog will get equal exposure. If you want your blog to emerge as blog of the day, just link back to them. Blog of the day will be chosen on the basis of the number of unique visitors sent by the blog per day. The blog of the day will get the whole traffic of this website.

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Triple Awards and Your Blog Is Fabulous Award

Triple Awards

Eventhough I was having a long break due to moving, some of you still remember me and had been nominating and passing me awards and tags. Thank you all for remembering me. I will try my best to post all the awards and tags but give me some time to dig them out first..hehe.

First, let me post this Triple Awards that were given to me by these lovely mummies: Fussy mum, Slavemom, Bonnie, Joanne, Nicole and Olive. Thank you ladies for your sweet and kind gesture. :)

Here are the rules for the recipients:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Your Blog Is Fabulous Award


Thanks Caroline for this fabulous award. Of course you are fabulous too. ;)

As part of this award, I must now list 5 addictions and then pass on to 5 more fabulous blogs.

Here are my addictions:
1) Sweets and chocolates
2) Online Shopping
3) Blogging
4) Reality shows
5) Sleeping

I'm passing these awards to these pretty ladies who are related to me. :D
1. Cherish Tulips
2. Fiona

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lawsuit Funding

If you've hired an attorney because you've been injured due to an accident, are you still waiting for the compensation you deserve? If you are trying to secure lawsuit funding or a lawsuit loan, you can begin by applying online. LawsuitFunding.com offers an assortment of plaintiff funding option. They offer structured settlements to meet your financial needs. Structured settlements can vary greatly according to your case specifics and they can help answer all your questions and provide the structured settlements you deserve. From large to small they offer funding for nearly every possible commercial litigation cases. Lawsuitfunding.com is a leader in lawfirm financing.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Ford Cars

So you’re looking to buy a New Ford car? You’ve probably been into your local Ford dealer and are now looking to compare prices and find a cheap Ford car on the Internet. BuyYourCar.co.uk has the perfect answer with huge discounts on new Ford cars, all direct from main franchised Ford dealerships.

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Free Online Chat Chatrooms

The benefits of joining a chat room are that you can find someone to talk to on just about any topic, no matter how obscure. You can also find people nearby who want to hang out or hit a club with you, debate religion and politics or get new insights about your hobby.

Chat with a ton of users all over the world at Local Chat City where tons of Online Chat users from everywhere in the world join their chatrooms and enjoy themselves absolutely free! Get on your internet cam and show tons of people talk and see you while you enjoy their broadcast!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Gwen's New Thai Costume

Couple of weeks ago, Hubby's Thai colleague bought Gwen a very traditional Thai costume from northern Thailand. It was really thoughtful of Hubby's colleague for her kind gesture. Gwen looked so cute in the costume and she was even posing and looking at herself in the mirror..hahaha.

Here are some photos of Gwen posing in front of the mirror.


Do I look like a model?


How's my posing?

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San Diego Real Estate

Are you looking for agents to assist you with your real estate needs from purchasing a San Diego foreclosure to selling your property? The Oak Tree Realty Group specializes in working with buyers, real estate investors and sellers throughout San Diego County. www.oaktreergsandiego.com is proud to offer their buyer Clients access to a large inventory of foreclosed properties, beautiful estate and ranch properties.They are the professionals in San Diego Real Estate.

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