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Call CARE IF YOU CARE TO VOLUNTEER OR WANT TO ADOPT A PET - 04/26/08 04:01 PM
Posted by admin @ 8:46 pm, April 26th, 2008 CARE is an all volunteer organization whose responsible for the Adoption of abused or abandoned Pets brought to the Evanston Animal Shelter. CARE is currently looking for new volunteers over the age of 18. If you are interested please fill out the CARE Volunteer Application. CARE is also in need of donations and has its annual walk-a-thon called Struts for Stray on May 10, 2008 to help raise money for the animals at the shelter. EDWARD IS LOOKING FOR “HIS KING” 2 year old “Neutered” Tabby. This Alpa Male Cat needs (0 comments)
I have just created the Walking and if asked Talking Ugly Yellow Sign. For the next 30 days i plan to wear this shirt wherever I go and see if anybody approaches me or calls my 800 number. Thank you By Referral Only. FYI I have the same information on my back just in case someone wants to write down the number without me looking. (8 comments)
250 Square Feet in London The Smallest House has all of the conveniences of a large home right at your finger tips.
175,000 Square Feet Biltmore Home The Largest House has 250 rooms almost 1 room for each day of the year . Buying your first Home? Do you want a small home or a big home? The average size home in the United States is 2,500 Square Feet. (3 comments)
The Talking (Frog) Realtor- Real Estate Joke - 04/21/08 03:13 PM
Good times, bad times, Agents will be advertising. In good times agents want to advertise; in bad times they have to. Two women were walking through the woods when a frog called out to them and said: "Help me, ladies! I am a real estate agent who, through an evil witch's curse, has been transformed into a frog. If one of you will kiss me, I'll be returned to my former state!" One woman took out her purse, grabbed the frog, and stuffed it inside her handbag. The other woman, aghast, screamed, "Didn't you hear him? If you kiss him, he'll (2 comments)
Where Do You Go For Inspiration! - 04/15/08 09:06 AM
Recently I was introduced to a web site that I would like to share with people. It is called Ted. Ted is a think tank where creative minds share their work. I am sharing this information to ActiveRain members because I find every time I visit this site I am amazed at the work people are doing in Art, Music, Technology around the world. When you have some free time I encourage you to visit this site and see the works of Jonathan Harris Then there is Tod Mochover of MIT and Dan Ellsey creating music together. I had to wipe (3 comments)
Poem: Spring Real Estate - 04/14/08 11:43 PM
Poem: Spring Real Estate I think this speaks volume for the current Spring Market. 61rate this pageBy Hazel Crawner Spring Real Estate Here is a house, dear robin. the floor and walls are strong. It's safe from wind and snug from rain and yours for just a song. (2 comments)
Senate Bill Falls Short To a Real Solution - 04/14/08 03:15 PM
According to Christopher Dodd, Chairman of the the Senate Banking Committee, he proposes to move legislation which will assist distressed borrowers, particularly those who owe more money to the bank than what the house is worth and encourage lenders to forgive a portion of the loan and issue new more affordable loans in exchange for the Federal Governments financial backing. In addition there would be tax breaks for homeowners, home buyers, more money for foreclosure counseling, and grant money given to cities to buy foreclosed properties. There are several critics including myself that think this solution to the banking and foreclosure (1 comments)
Senior Foreclosures Are On the Rise According to AARP. - 04/14/08 12:33 AM
I recently read an article in AARP magazine devoted to Foreclosures and Seniors. When we think of foreclosure we think about young people, but the young are not the only people being affected by foreclosures. Currently, I am working with an older couple who has lived in their house for 29 years and were about to lose their home to foreclosure before they met me to help them with a short sale. You might ask how can someone who has lived in the same house for 29 years be in foreclosure? Well, according to AARP more and more seniors are borrowing (9 comments)
Do you have a Green Thumb? Evanston has several community gardens where you can put to use your gardening skills. If you want to be involved in a larger community project then join the Talking Farm Enjoy the outdoors, meet people, become organic and help feed people. (0 comments)
INTERESTING FIRST QUARTER RESULTS FOR EVANSTON IL - 04/02/08 10:16 AM
We just ended the first quarter and it is always interesting to look at the numbers and make assumptions about the relative strength or weakness of my local real estate market of Evanston IL. As we all hear the national news about tumbling real estate prices, large numbers of homes on the market and rising foreclosures I am always challenged to make sense out this information and see how it applies to my local market in Evanston. The information I will be sharing with you here comes from my local MLS but the interpretations are strictly my own. I am sure (0 comments)
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