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All Hail the Turkey! Destroyer of the Market! - 10/29/07 02:53 PM
Ahhh...the holidays. Is there anything more enjoyable and satisfying about the holiday season than porking out on a bunch of turkey, stuffing, and pie? I think not. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to a good friend of mine: Tryptophan. I am sure that the vast majority of you are aware of this friend even if you have never been formally introduced. You see, tryptophan is an amino acid found in turkey that is responsible for a rise in the level of serotonin, the chemical that causes relaxation and sleep. In the past few years there has been some debate (32 comments)
The Rental Market is on Fire! - 10/24/07 04:44 PM
Ever since the Countrywide crash, the rental market in Southern California has taken off. I suspect that there are many reasons for this, but I would hazard a guess to say that the main reason is this: It is harder than ever to qualify for a home loan, that good quality people are turning to the rental market instead! Before the crash, applicants in my area were coming to us with an average credit score of about 550. Since the crash, our applicants average scores have risen impressively. This leads me to the conclusion that people who could have been (15 comments)
A Convenient Truth - 10/22/07 03:56 PM
An interesting phenomenon has come to my attention lately. With foreclosures on the rise and people struggling to make their mortgage payments, it seems as though people would be anxious for a way out. Surprisingly however, very few of them will even consider renting out their properties. I have had a hard time trying to understand what could possibly keep someone from considering that route as an option. For example, I spoke with someone not long ago who had their home on the market hoping for a sale. They had it listed at about $60,000 higher than the competition, and (10 comments)
A High Desert Six Pack - 10/21/07 08:50 PM
I have noticed that several of my favorite bloggers have been doing a "six pack" blog to reminisce about their most popular writings. In light of that discovery, I figured, what the heck? I may as well slap up my six just for giggles! Ladies and gentlemen, a drum roll please... Topping my charts was a blog that I wrote about personal maintenance... 1). Good Looking People Succeed More Often That blog got pretty good reviews, so I followed it up with a sequel: 2.) Good Looking People Succeed More Often...Part Deux! I then wrote a blog about my life motto and philosophy... 3). Grab Life (2 comments)
To Eviscerate or not to Eviscerate? - 10/20/07 08:07 PM
I decided to write a blog and ask all of my fellow Rainers a question that has had me wondering for a while. You see, one of the rental homes that we manage had a water leak in the middle of the night about six weeks ago. We contracted an emergency water restoration company to come out and fix the problem and dry out the carpets. They originally quoted a cost of about $700-$800 to complete the task. The weeks began to roll by, and the work was far from completed. I tried calling the company several times to find out what (9 comments)
Stand Up Comedy is No Longer Funny! - 10/13/07 12:23 PM
I was inspired to write this post after realizing that I was becoming more and more of a target for stand up comedy. Of course, being the good natured fellow that I am, I usually don't mind being the cause for someone else's laughter. However, with the gas prices the way they are, I have come to the conclusion that other people's merriment at my expense is no longer comical. Ah, the stand up... For those of you who did not see this coming, I am not talking about the Dane Cooks of our time. Nay, I am talking about (5 comments)
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