I've Got Gas! (Fair Housing Act 1988 Ammendment - Get Under The Bus!) - 10:35 AM
Last night we had a "not-a-birthday-party" party for my wife's birthday. We made home-made pizza right there with everyone at the party and it was a blast! I found out my favorite girl-buddy is going to be a mommy and then we all did fireworks, which Lane Bailey will tell you is a household favorite trick. We ate and ate and ate and ate and this morning, thank God, I have gas.
Yes, my tank is full. You see we haven't had much gas since Ike knocked down production. By Federal law we have to use a special "Summer Blend" of
How To Own Real Estate In Your Retirement Account - 11:38 AM
It was June 18th and Europe was at war. The French army had marched through the region and wrecked havoc on many cities. The year was 1815. Under the leadership of Napolean they army marched against the "aggressor nations" as they were attempting to mobilize for an assault on Paris. In a town called Waterloo they found a great surprise: the liberators may have appeared unprepared but they delivered the final blow to Napolean's army.
The British suffered huge losses in the battle.
A financial market panic caused a liquidity problem.
Baron von Rothschild saw an opportunity and uttered his now
Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah 5769 - 09:55 AM
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown tonight and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, October 1st.Rosh Hashanah which literally means 'head of the year' is the first day of the Jewish New Year 5769.
Rosh Hashanah begins a ten day period of holy days of introspection and contemplation culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.L' Shana Tovah! - Happy New Year!
The thrill of "the Surge" - 06:59 AM
This surge has nothing to do with politics or Iraq...
ActiveRain settings NOW allows us to automatically post our content to Twitter. Shannon Gilmore's featured post
I have one widget on my blog that I love. I have taken most of my widgets off because widgets and customization slow a blog down. However I can not bear to remove my Who's s Amung US widget. I can't bear to removed my cornfield customization either, but that's another story. I am clinging to my corn. I love to see the surge in traffic when I tweet a post on my ActiveRain
Virtual Road Trip to Austin - 10:30 PM
There is something in Austin for everyone! We have 3 lakes so fun in the sun is always just minutes away! But we can take a swim and soak up some rays at Barton Springs. The best swimming hole ever! Still swimming weather here!
We have great food of all kinds. Although Texas is probably know best for its BBQ, I am a huge Tex-Mex fan. My favorite place is Chuy's. They have the best Queso of anywhere I have been. You can watch while they make the best tortilla's. I haven't tried anything on the menu that I don't like.
The financial crisis...if you own a computer, it's probably YOUR fault! - 01:02 PM
It's finally all making sense to me!
As a former scientist, trained in forensic chemistry, I should have seen this long ago. I should have been able to SEE that the banks and world markets were headed for trouble and that at the very center of the problem would be the average home computer user.
The signs were all there. The emails were sent out and ignored. Many of the emails were called "spam" or "scam", but it was right there for us to see.
We didn't understand the possible impact that leaving so much money unmoved from foriegn investors
Distance to Subject - 08:29 PM
I'm looking for another website other than google maps, mapquest or mapblast that can tell me the
distance between two properties. I believe someone mentioned here before. It gives options for
coordinates, addresses and latitude and longitude.
Another Important Point on Real Estate Photography - Seasons - 03:59 PM
The air is crisper, the nights are cooler, and the leaves on the trees are changing colours. It must be fall. With any change of season, keep in mind, it is soon time to take new photos. Why? Soon enough the leaves will be gone, and the snow will fall, and your exterior photos will become dated. If you have a house on the market that has a beautiful exterior photo taken when the flowers were in full bloom, and there is now snow on the ground, the listing will look old before even reviewing the details. A fresh photo brings
The world I know needs an editor, it will make me seem smarter... - 10:48 PM
I've said before that I communicate via the written word best, when I am crying. Before I can properly tell the story, you should know where I came from. This isn't a sob story, this is a perspective that you may be inclined to follow. I'm making this public (meaning you don't have to be an Active Rain Member to read this) because my guess is there are folks who could benefit from what I'm about to write.
I come from a middle class family. When I left and went about my own way, there were challenges at each horizon. I've lived
It's Twilight Time! A tribute to the Platters and the 50's - 02:01 PM
Last night, 9/28/08, I attended the Sun City Recreation Association's free concert. How nice to sit under the stars on a warm, balmy night listening to such songs as Only You, Twilight Time, and the unforgettable Unchained Melody as well as many others. (digression, how do grown men sing falsetto? Doesn't it hurt?)
These concerts occur almost every weekend during the fall in Sun City, and are free to RCSC members (all homeowners in Sun City Belong) and their guests.
The October Sun Bowl Concert schedule is:
10/5/08 6:30 p.m. Desert Winds Community Steel Orchestra, Latin, pop, and island tunes.
Judgments - What It Means & How to Remove From Your Credit - 09:23 AM
This is very good information about judgments and should be considered by all investors that are considering short sales.
Via Justin Hutto:
If you have a judgment it means that a lender has sued you in order to recover payment of an outstanding debt. It is a legal proceeding that gives a lender a large amount of time to collect on the debt.
A judgment gives the debt collector up to 20 years to collect on a debt. This is beyond the 7 year statue of limitations that applies to most debts. Often judgments are granted on unsecured debts.
It has become common for
Announcing a Major Price Reduction on this Wide Watefront Estate in Jensen Beach, FL - 04:13 PM
Rio, Jensen Beach - Announcing a price reduction on 646 NE River Ter., a 8,371 sq. ft., 5 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story "Key West Style". Now MLS® $1,975,000 USD - Below recent appraisal. More information and listings at http://www.TreasureCoastFLHomes.com
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Top 100 Most Influential Women in Real Estate Leadership for 2008 - 07:38 AM
I am astonished and honored to be chosen as one of the top 25! What a wonderful list of truly inspiring women!!!!
Thanks Stefan for the work in doing this.
Via Stefan Swanepoel:
With 3,460 respondents casting 6,099 votes, Rainers and the real estate professional community has decided who the Top 25 Most Influential Women are. And what an incredible list of powerful women this list represents.
Nine months ago when the 2008 edition of the Swanepoel TRENDS Report was published, the demographics that included women, youth and minorities were identified as key drivers in the future of the residential real
Country Walk Fall Yard Sale - 02:10 PM
This Saturday, Oct 4, is the fall yard sale for Country Walk Subdivision in Powder Springs. We already have 35 homes signed up and more are joining each day. You will find just a little bit of everything for sale.
There will be "treasure maps" available at each subdision entrance. Chef Rian MacDonald will be cooking lunch at 3266 Country Walk Drive. The sale officially starts at 9 a.m. but many people will be set up before then.
For maps and more info click here
Click Here - To see current homes for sale in Country Walk
To see other Homes
NEW HOMES IN ROUND HILL. LOUDOUN COUNTY REAL ESTATE PRICES SLASHED! - 05:08 PM
NEW HOMES IN ROUND HILL are a good buying opportunity. The new home below is now priced at an unbelievable $599,900.
THIS HOME IS FINISHED AND READY FOR QUICK OCCUPANCY.
This beautiful home offers
4 spacious bedrooms * 4 1/2 baths * 2.87 acre wooded home site * extended Gourmet kitchen with Granite counter tops * stainless steel appliances * gas cooking and hot water * 3 car side car garage * extended library * large family room * gas fireplace * walk out basement
Beautiful Wooded home site with daylight windows, 3 car garage, stylish
TAG CLOUD - 05:31 PM
WHAT HAPPENED TO MY TAG CLOUD??
How can I find anything? I remember reading that they were not indexed. Fine. But, it's gone!
I want my tag cloud.
Elk Grove CA Bank Owned Foreclosed Homes - 11:24 AM
Elk Grove, CA has more bank owned foreclosed homes than any other city or community in the Sacramento area.
With banks being slow on the uptake and not moving these foreclosed homes for sale in a timely manner while home buyers are interested, this could mean just another thorn in the banks side.
Sacramento is fining banks for unsightly properties and sometimes the fines out value the house in foreclosure.
It's time for the banks to get with the program. We know you don't know how to handle real estate, it's obvious. Get some real estate professionals on board to help
The Fox Has Been in the Hen House and Still Is - 11:39 AM
It seems the fox has been in the real estate house for a long time.
Now, after all the damage in real estate we are looking at bailing the fox out.
While on the hens are suffering, lost their hen house, the fox get a nice retirement check with a bonus and the rest of them are still out there targeting the hens.
Just a little memory of mine back in the day when reading children's books and yet oh so true today.
I've read blogs where agents feel sorry for the banks and make excuses for their delays in replying
Solution: Let's Revive Assumable Loans - 08:43 PM
There are very profound fears that our credit markets are crumbling, and that life as we have known it may be in for serious change.
Now, as never before, we as real estate professionals need to help create solutions for our clients and bring sense to the market wherever and whenever we can. We need to know not only available mortgage programs (and savvy mortgage pros), but also become familiar with creative financing and alternative ways of selling real estate.
One thing lenders could do immediately is to allow existing loans to become assumable.
Many agents are unfamiliar with assumable loans,
Galloway Twp, Egg Harbor Township, Hamilton Township. NJ FHA approved condos - 11:36 AM
If you are thinking about buing a condo and would like to use FHA financing or many of the first time home buyer grant programs the condo needs to be FHA approved. Also, If you are using the Atlantic County first time home buyer grant program for down pament and closing costs you will need to purchase a condo that is FHA approved.
Here is a list of Galloway approved FHA condos.
SOCIETY HILL @ GALLOWAY II
SOCIETY HILL @ GALLOWAY III
Egg Harbor Township approved FHA condos.