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There was an interesting article in the Washington Post this morning, 12/17/07. Written by Shankar Vedantam, the article titled 'Bad Ideas Can Be Contagious,'discusses the phenomenon of 'group think' and how it affects the decisions we make. What I found most compelling about the article was the assertion that this phenomenon largely contributed to the Real Estate bubble. Also discussed is the idea that those of us in the Washington D.C. metro area felt largely distanced from real estate market corrections, but now that the correction has been accepted as fact, it is believed by all. Read the article, link below, and let me know your thoughts. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/16/AR2007121601472.html (4 comments)
Great Townhouse For Sale in Lake Anne Area of Reston,VA - 12/12/07 01:03 PM
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Send a Letter to a Soldier - 12/12/07 12:48 PM
I received this information as part of a 'forwarded' email, but I followed the links and it appears to be legitimate (I hate that we all have to be so suspicious, but we do). Take a moment to follow the link below and send a card to a soldier that can't be with his or her family at this very family-oriented time of year. Thanks to Xerox for making this happen! If you go to this web site, http://www.letssaythanks.com/ , you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that (2 comments)
Social Networks: Do they help your business or waste time? - 12/04/07 10:13 AM
I am the parent of 2 teenagers and a pre-teen. We spend hours in our house discussing Facebook, checking Facebook and looking at pictures on Facebook. While I have my own profile, mostly to (irritate) check-up on my kids, I really don't use it much. For those of you not familiar with Facebook, it is similar to MySpace. Both are on-line social networking sites. Have any of you had any success marketing yourself, or your listings, on these sites? I have read that the potential is there, but I am still not sure what would drive a consumer to look for a (5 comments)
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