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This Week in Spam - 01/26/09 09:25 PM
We all get it and there's nothing we can do about it but have a good laugh. Here's the overview of my week in spam. I was nominated for a PHD! Not sure how this happened but apparently someone with less than fluent English writing skills thinks I deserve a Doctorate. I'm not sure what subject I qualify for, but I'm anxiously awaiting it in the mail. I won free tickets to Disney World! WOOHOO! Love Disney! The only catch is I need to provide some bank info in order to receive my rightly deserved winnings. Haven't heard back quite yet, (5 comments)
Pierce County Foreclosure | Bank Owned - 01/26/09 12:16 PM
I have no illusions that banks or investors will heed my advice, but I've got to get this off my chest. The financial institutions are in a tough spot with the rising number of foreclosures and REO's they are burdened with, I understand that. What I do not understand is their lack of business sense used to deal with this problem. The solution seems to collect as much TARP money as possible in hopes of buying up weaker competitors while not addressing the issue at hand. So Mr. or Mrs. Fat cat Banker, since I am now footing the bill for (5 comments)
Tacoma Real Estate - 01/19/09 09:45 PM
Hey, while I was wandering around downtown Tacoma today I ran across this interesting bit of history.
Ever wonder why it is that we all stand and remove our caps for the star spangled banner? Of course we do it out of reverence for our country, but I actually stumbled across the man that is responsible for the custom while roaming the streets of Tacoma. It seems that Rossell G O'Brien actually started the custom in 1893 right here in the Bostwick building in Tacoma WA. This info was new to me, so upon returning home I did some research (0 comments)
Tacoma condo | Marcato - 01/19/09 09:15 PM
I was out touring several Tacoma condos on a foggy, gray morning here in the city of destiny. Wading through the months of inventory available to find the "deals" has become a weekly exercise that I've really started to enjoy. With the high end finishes, 10 year tax abatement, lower prices, cheap rates and so much to do now in the city, Tacoma condos are starting to look like a good buy again. Something I've learned to really focus on are the resales in the newer buildings. Great deals can be had if you know where to look.
I ended my tour at (3 comments)
Puyallup Foreclosure | Bank Owned - 01/16/09 01:10 PM
Foreclosure homes Hello Puyallup foreclosure Buyers! Thanks for reading part 2 of my foreclosure series! We've already covered the pre foreclosure opportunity- short sales. Purchasing a short sale in Puyallup is certainly one way for buyers to take advantage of the current low rates and high inventory. Another opportunity you may consider is the bank owned or Reo home. Bank owned homes or reo (real estate owned) are simply homes that have already gone through the short sale or deed in lieu process and are now owned by the bank. They present a unique opportunity to buy quickly at less than retail prices. (0 comments)
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