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Christmas Is For Kids - 10:37 PM
Christmas is one of those times throughout the year that we gather with family and friends to celebrate. Christmas is a time to reflect on what is, was, and will be important in your life. Christmas is about who is important in your life. Christmas is about The Joy of that First Christmas. Christmas is many things to many different people, to some it is a time for rejoicing and celebrating, to others it simply another day on the calendar. While watching Oprah's Christmas Kindness show today I could not help but be reminded of the number of children around the (9 comments)
Is SAFEMLS Making You Crazy, Or Is It Just Me? - 09:18 PM
For most of my life, keeping track of my keys has been a challenge. If it weren’t for the intervention of my favorite saint, St. Anthony, I’d waste even more time looking frantically through my house or office for the darned keys.One of last year’s New Years resolutions was to get the key thing under control. And as we’re about to roll out 2007, I thought I had it licked. There is this one spot just inside the front door that is the key place. And they are there, much more often than not.Well, that was a true statement until Monday, (58 comments)
Merry Christmas - 04:53 PM
Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and hoping your New Year is bigger, better and happier than before. Best of luck to you! Darren (0 comments)
Housing apocolypse revisited - 09:37 PM
I ran across a post on Active Rain that pointed me to an outside article that talks about the need for at least a 20% reduction in home prices in order for families to be able to afford to buy. Well, I love it when there are specific claims and statistics. I can usually verify and refute or support specifics. When someone tosses out some general and off the cuff stats, they can’t be verified. So, I ran into one problem, there was an affordability index that was quoted, and I couldn’t find it in order to check the methodology. But, (3 comments)
Fraud a major cause - 06:54 PM
According to a Wall Street Journal article fraud is one of the major causes of some 50% of default sub-prime loans. Fraud maybe something small like overstating income or some large and grand scheme. The article sites examples of schemes in Atlanta that required at least 3 willing participants A Lender, A Lawyer and A Buyer ... some are more complex. The hard part is seeing how easy it was to pull the schemes off. Reading these articles makes me think that in some situations the banks deserved to be defrauded if they were sooooo blind ... but I would never go (5 comments)
Know Thy Trends - 07:02 PM
Each year our company produces a Trends Report of the things that are impacting the real estate profession. Not to spoil all the fun of reading the 2008 Trends Report, but ActiveRain is mentioned in the section on Social Networking and Sub-prime Meltdown is also discussed. It is interesting that the sub-prime meltdown is a TREND, because it happened in the past and we are just feeling the effects that will eventually go away ... not true. The reason the sub-prime meltdown is a TREND is the lasting impact it will have on the real estate business. The impact comes in two (3 comments)
PROPERTY TAX AMENDMENT - 05:22 PM
"Yes on 1-Save our Homes NOW," the FAR-supported campaign that advocates passage of the property tax amendment going before voters in January, recently unveiled a new Web commercial highlighting Orlando residents Keith and Elizabeth Markowitz. The Markowitzes have a growing family and need a bigger home; and portability, according to Keith, will "help us afford more house. It's going to help us attain our dream." According to Gov. Charlie Crist, "Property owners are overwhelmed by their taxes, and families like the Markowitzes deserve a break." To view the commercial, go to: http://www.yeson1florida.com (0 comments)
Did you get a new cell phone for Christmas? Did your kids? Did anyone you know get a new cell phone? My son is in Cub Scouts, and his den has started a community service project involving used cell phones. You can read more about the program on the web - click here. I know that I get a new cell phone at least every two years, and I know a lot of people that get a new one every time a new "techie feature" gets invented! This program was started by a couple of kids. KIDS! I think this is a fabulous, absolutely NO COST way to (0 comments)
Adding a military page to my website. - 04:53 PM
I have a few military bases near me and I would love to add a page to my site to help them out. I was in the military for four years and have some understandings of their needs. I would like to see if you guys out there have a site that is helpful so I can add some links and such. I was looking at about 10 sites, but they are all private and I don't want to take their info. I would love to find some government sites that would be helpful for me to link to.. Let me know if (18 comments)
Now that Christmas is done. Here are some local New Years Eve Parties in Austin, Texas - 05:20 PM
I collected a few parties that people here can attend in the Austin Texas area. Let me know what you will be doing this New Years. J. A romantic place to go for two on New Years. Restaurant Jezebel 914 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX Enjoy a candle-lit meal at this great downtown eatery offering two seatings: five courses at 6pm ($89) and seven courses at 8:45pm ($125.) Some adults fun places to visit. Ninety Proof 333 E Second St, Austin, TX Chicago house music with Boo Williams, Eric Scholwinski's "Grin Music" and burlesque performances by Ruby Revue, plus VIP bottle service, drink specials, party favors and (0 comments)
I am a one month old blogger so reading, thinking and writing became my routine. Finally, today I curiously clicked on the headers, my instrument panel. Wow, what a treasure trove I found. First, The real reason we are all blogging REFERRALS. A Referral Exchange, a place were my fellow active rainers can post criteria for their client and see if any member has the match. A dating service for Realtors, how great is that. We get to make a proposal. Will there be acceptance and a ring? Then came the Q & A, where we get to answer a question to from the public to show (6 comments)
2008: The Year I Treat My Family Like Clients - 11:20 PM
Yes, you read that right. I did not misplace any nouns. 2008 will mark the year that I endeavor to treat my family like clients. Oh, the things my wife puts up with being married to a Realtor. She did agree to love, honor and watch me wander away in mid-conversation when the cell phone rings, but she most likely assumed the minister was kidding. If anything, Pastor Ron was underselling. Odd hours, interrupted dinners, last minute scrapping of plans ... we've run the gamut. I won't complain, as the hectic life of a Real Estate family has provided us much. I won't shortchange the sacrifices that (109 comments)
WOW, This Christmas thing is AWESOME!!!! - 08:29 PM
So let me get this straight................ 1. This is the day that Jesus was born and he would go on to die for my sins............... 2. You get presents from everyone............ This is unbelievable!!!! Why can't we have Christmas everyday? Or at least once a month? OK, OK, I know why.........because my Dad would be broke, that's why, haha. (0 comments)
Tips to Improve Your Credit Score! - 06:58 PM
Tips To Improve Your Credit Score25 December 07 04:08 AM | Sherry Armstrong | 1 Comments [Edit] If you've reviewed your credit report and are not happy with what you see, here are some simple ways to start to improve your score. First of all, accuracy is the first thing to address and the best way to raise your score. Review your credit reports and fix any errors that could be reducing your score. This score is based on the information contained in your credit reports. If you've never seen your credit report or if you haven't seen it in several years, (0 comments)
Happy Christmas to all in AR - 12:23 PM
As a newer member of the community i am delighted to see all the positive people that gather here, the attitude and sharing is wonderful and uplifting. i would also liketo wish you all a wonderful Christmas season to you all and your families and here's to a prosperous new year in 2008. Thank you all and god bless (4 comments)
A new home search tool for the Phoenix Metro area. - 02:49 PM
I have used a tool called Homequest for the past year here in Phoenix, i use it to have a easy way for the buyers and Sellers to have access to information about homes, it allows the client to search and view homes on a map, with the listings being Geo coded into the map. As the user mouses over the home it pops up the listing picture and basic information, the client can then click to view all the listing details. I know that i i can attribute at least 4 sales and most likely more to this system. Feel free to (0 comments)
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