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Your blog is a living thing - 10/30/08 09:03 AM
I went to look at my statistics a bit ago, for some unexplainable reason, and I realized that the viewership of some blogs has grown tremendously lately. Why? I don't have a clue, but I did realize this ... what I wrote a few days ago, a few weeks ago, some months ago, is still being read. I knew that whatever one writes stays online forever, its out there! I have cautioned new bloggers to be about this very thing, don't say something that you could regret later, that can come back to bite you in the tush. We all have (13 comments)
Drive Thru Flu Shots in Travis County Texas - 10/30/08 06:39 AM
Yesterday morning I heard about this on the news and 2 of my colleagues and I went over during our lunchtime, donated our $$ and rolled up our sleeves, YES it really was drive thru. Now how convienent was that? So easy I couldnt believe it and I also got a BUGS BUNNY BANDAID! All shots are free-suggested donation is $10.. Here are the upcoming dates. Drive-thru Clinic - Givens Recreation Center Wednesday, October 293811 E. 12th St 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Drive-thru Clinic-Travis County Expo CenterWednesday, November 5 7311 Decker Lane 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Walk-in Clinic - South Austin Neighborhood CenterSaturday, (1 comments)
Early Voting in Travis County in record breaking numbers - 10/30/08 06:22 AM
There is an unusual amount of activity in early voting all over the country this year. This election has so much energy in it and not many people are "sitting it out", it seems everyone has an opinion and the best way to voice that opinion is to vote. Most of Austin, Tx is in Travis County and I found this information this morning that I thought was timely and of interest so I thought I would pass it along. From the KVUE, TV News report "We've shattered [the] 2004 record for the entire early voting period," said Dana DeBeauvoir, Travis (0 comments)
Where did the PMI go? - 10/24/08 10:17 AM
I have a question that has been plaguing me.... having sold many homes to folks with less than 20% down and watching at the closing table the closer explain PMI... and stating it will cost the new homeowners $70-100 a month... here is the question... IF ALL THE MORTGAGE MELTDOWN WAS CAUSED AND CREATED BY THE LOWDOWN PAYMENTERS THEN WHERE DID THE PMI COMPANIES COME INTO PLAY AND WHY ARE WE BAILING OUT THE BUNDLED LOANS? Isn't that what the PMI was for? I know the bailout is a done deal ... I just can't figure out how and why I am (12 comments)
a few words about greed and sharing - 10/24/08 08:37 AM
Yesterday I heard Alan Greenspan who was a champion for so much deregulation say he thought the banks would "self regulate" and "deregulation would be good" ... did he forget the basic animal premises of people.. GREED. Many years ago I read a book about Corporations that only cared about their bottom line, not about the Rain Forest or the Environment or the Atmosphere... the bottom line, Cash IS KING. As I recall it was a novel about a man who made a choice to not climb the corporate ladder anymore, some part of my brain has never forgotten that book although (3 comments)
A riot nearly ..... Gas at $2.09 a gallon? - 10/24/08 07:00 AM
What could cause a near riot in a quiet Austin Texas neighborhood yesterday? Well, some nice gas station owner dropped gas for a limited time yesterday to $2.09 a gallon. Lines ensued, tempers flared, there was no shortage of angry words. Humans are amazing creatures and in this case it was almost like a pack of hungry lions arriving at a freshly fallen antelope. One of the local news teams was nearby and filmed some of the antics. I saw a senior aged man getting all upset because he thought someone crowded in front of him, the police had to be (26 comments)
Welcoming Google to Austin Tx - 10/15/08 07:33 AM
I just heard on the local morning news over at KEYE-TV, that the mega tech company GOOGLE is having an OPEN HOUSE Today. They are showing up at the Scarborough Building and are employing 100 engineers and support staff. Welcome GOOGLE to "Silicon Hills". A tag that Austin Texas has earned over the years with many silicon chip makers moving here, AMD, MOTOROLA, SAMSUNG, INTEL, and many I don't know but who help to make up our local economy. Austin has a growing economy because of its diverse and varied industries and jobs. We have a large music (Austin City Limits) and entertainment (6 comments)
Active Rain is a ONESTOP shopping trip to Awaken my Brain in the morning. - 10/12/08 08:36 AM
Active Rain is a ONESTOP shopping trip to Awaken my Brain in the mornings. I am an early riser so I have an hour or so of coffee time most mornings. I spend that time with my AR friends, whether they know it or not. I read their blogs, I comment, I enjoy the pictures and catchup on news around these parts. Sometimes I just vegetate here and read blogs. I have found folks can read or not read what they chose so I can pass up any blogs I don't want to read. My time is limited here and I (14 comments)
100% Financing still exists for rural areas - 10/03/08 08:57 PM
An advertisement on the radio station this morning said. .. 100% financing is still available, even if you have poor credit... contact XYZ Finance Company for this USDA Loan. I thought the ad was a bit misleading since USDA Loans are limited to certain areas in our locality... nothing in the ad addressed this.... USDA Loans are for underdeveloped areas, with small populations. USDA Loans also have income caps, meaning, limited income but as the number of family members rise so does the dollar amount of the loan available. This varies with areas. A link to the USDA Loan Website... where you (9 comments)
Blogging is a different kind of FACE TO FACE - 10/01/08 07:51 AM
Sometimes when I am commenting on a blog I realize I have many thoughts on the same subject, or a personal reference to relate and the old wheels start spinning. So here I am again with the spinning wheels turning. Every Tuesday we have a Team Meeting, also known to some as an Office Meeting, it takes an hour and we discuss the market, buyers needs, sellers needs and ways to stay on top in your business. The normal stuff. Yesterday we had an informal panel of 3 Top Producing Agents who all started their real estate careers during the last real estate slump, (23 comments)
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