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Easter Story Cookies - 03/31/10 04:53 PM
Here's a fun way to tell the Easter story of Jesus and his death, burial, and resurrection to your children and grandchildres. > EASTER STORY COOKIES > To be made the evening before Easter >
You need: > 1 cup whole pecans > 1 tsp. vinegar > 3 egg whites > pinch salt > 1 cup sugar > zipper baggie > wooden spoon > tape > Bible > Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't wait until you're > half done with the recipe)! > Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden (1 comments)
Via Richard Vetstein (Vetstein Law Group, P.C., TitleHub Closing Services LLC): Buying a condominium unit can be more involved than buying a single family home. This is because you have to worry about both the unit itself and the condominium project as a whole. 10 Questions You Must Ask Before Purchasing A Condominium Unit To borrow from a famous phrase, not all condominiums are created equally. Some condominiums are very well run; some are quite poorly run and underfunded. Buyers interested in purchasing a condominium unit must do (0 comments)
What does Easter mean if your a Realtor? - 03/29/10 12:16 PM
"In the midst of a generation screaming for answers, Christians are stuttering." -Howard Hendricks.I was convicted this weekend as a Christian to look at my walk. My profession is Realtor. I am bound by a National Realtor Code of Ethics. Additionally as a Christian, I am bound by the responsibility that name carries. Why are relationships with others important? Because God made us relational people and never intended us to do life alone. "Without relationships, no matter how much wealth, fame, power, prestige and seeming success by he standards and opinions of the world one has, happiness will constantly elude him" (5 comments)
A Banker Is...... - 03/21/10 04:20 PM
"A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining but wants it back the minute it begins to rain" - Mark Twain
Many in the market for a house these days empathize with Mark Twain's perspective. Most are now familiar with the FHA dilemma and projected rising interest rates as FED ceases to buy mortgage backed securities this spring:
I have also heard rumblings that rural development loans may run out of money by the end of April. Typically in the past rural development funding runs out of money around September and (1 comments)
Changes in EPA Clean Air Act Effects on Homeowners - 03/11/10 11:51 AM
By now most of you have heard of the EPA;s phaseout schedule for HCFCs including R22 mandate. Effective January 1, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency, under Title VI of the Clean Air Act, will no longer allow air conditioning equipment that uses the refrigerant R-22 (commonly known by the brand name Freon®) to be manufactured. This new mandate is designed to protect the environment from ozone depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) that can be released through leaks and improper disposal. A new refrigerant, 410A, (commonly known by brand names like Puron®) is available and is less harmful to the ozone or environment if it leaks from (2 comments)
Come and join us for an enchanted and magical evening for the entire family. The "candy cane lane" setting will take you through life-sized new and familiar Storybook modules. Every Storybook will have an activity or project item for each child to take away with them. The Storybook Ball will also feature a carriage for photo shoots, along with other settings to pose in, train ride and more. Adults and children are invited to dress as their favorite storybook character or cocktail attire. A silent auction is planned, as well as a raffle for two round trip tickets on American (0 comments)
Brace Yourself Gas Prices are On the Rise Again - 03/02/10 03:46 PM
One of the unavoiadable costs in our real estate business is gasoline. While we can screen things on the phone and use the internet, it comes down to gas to drive to a listing and put the sign in the yard, etc. Or with a buyer to get in the car and view homes. This morning I read the article Brace Yourself, $3 Gas Is Coming Back and reflected on the days when it was over $4 here in Baton Rouge. In these days of slow economy all of us have to conserve our resouces, and two of a Realtors most valuable (2 comments)
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