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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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GOOD NEWS? - 09/30/08 10:05 AM
If there is any good news from the failure of the initial bail-out bill to pass, it is the huge negative effect on Wall Street. So far, it demonstrates that drastic hits will occur to the economy. I just hope that we don't sink too far, before something is in place. This almost reminds me of the situation where the townsfolk debate the value of installing a stop light at a busy intersection. Lot's of talk about the expense and effects to the community. Then one day, someone's child is struck by a motorist, while riding his bike across the street. (4 comments)
SIMPLE AND PROACTIVE - 09/28/08 10:20 AM
Seems like the same things come up over and over again. Escrow is about to close and the excited buyers hop in the car with their agent for the final verification of condition. All of the promised repairs have been completed, including the replacement of the septic system. Only five more days, and they will own the place. Gulp! What a sight meets them. First of all the beautiful manicured lawn has disappeared, only to be replaced by what seems to be an exploded mine field. The agent hastily explains that the fine print on the bid for septic replacement had (3 comments)
SLEEPLESS IN PARADISE - 09/24/08 09:38 AM
I recently made a whispered promise to myself to post one blog per week, which will hopefully provide a way to get things off my chest and possible provide a means for others to relate. Due to a fitful night's sleep and a much too early wake up call, I find myself in front of the computer just two days past the last posting. The nighttime news programs can be entertaining and somewhat informative. O'Reilly, Cooper, Van Susteren---each has a unique way to grab my attention. Of course the big topics are the financial bail out and presidential election. Almost daily, (10 comments)
BACK HOME AGAIN - 09/22/08 12:02 PM
I just returned home from a trip to Southern California. I hardly read the newspaper, didn't watch TV and avoided the computer like it was the plague. This morning I deleted all of my past E-mail news feeds and followed my usual routine of reading the days financial, local and world event stuff. It's almost like staying indoors during a storm. It wreaks havoc and causes damage, but it soon passes. Yes we are in the middle of the worst financial crises since my father was born, but it seems we have enough wherewithal and history to know that it too (6 comments)
Fannie, Freddie and You - 09/08/08 10:08 AM
Two days after the storm, the dust has yet to settle. This is a great time for real estate professionals to get informed and understand what this does and does not mean to the typical buyer, seller and the market in general. Once you have a good understanding of what actually happened and the impact...would it not be a great time to communicate such to your sphere of influence? Do it and be the expert in your folks' mind. Don't delay, or someone else will do it for you. I will liken this to stockbrokers and financial advisers informing their clients (2 comments)
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