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Humor, joke, - 07/31/08 09:45 AM
Never Choke in a Restaurant in the South (7 comments)
Some findings on the state of our Healthcare system. - 07/30/08 11:27 AM
There is mounting evidence that we are in need of a complete overhaul of our healthcare system. The Commonwealth Fund has concluded that "despite spending more (money) on health care than any other industrialized nation, the US overall continues to fall far short on key indicators of health outcomes and quality." Even with our extensive spending we as a nation are "last among 19 industrialized nations when it comes to premature deaths that could potentially have been prevented by timely access to effective healthcare." The fact that the Commonwealth Fund has a distinguished World wide reputation should not go unnoticed. The (2 comments)
Ted Stevens indicted on seven counts! It's a start! - 07/29/08 12:11 PM
Some of you thought that Nancy Pelosi was a problem, well what do you think of this fine example of a politician? Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. Senate and one of the chamber's most powerful members has been indicted today. Another banner moment for the taxpayor. Maybe now some of the yahoos out there will get that this administration has been stealing us blind. Oh some of you will ignore the evidence as you always do, and make excuses for these people or even better you make something up lke the swift boat incident or Willie Horton. (6 comments)
First it was mortages, then car loans/leases, now it is student loans. - 07/29/08 08:45 AM
Where and when is this credit crunch going to stop. I don't know the answer do you? I think it will stop with a new administration. One that will not run the federal deficit to $490 billion dollars or 20% higher than our commander in chief said it would be just this past February. I know that he was a horrible student but doesn't he realize that he can not keep spending more of our money than we have? If he does and he is doing it on purpose than he should be impeached and criminally indicted. We had three straight (0 comments)
Katrina, three years later what have we learned! - 07/28/08 09:29 AM
I was watching HGTV's Design Star with my wife last evening and they were speaking of the devastation in New Orleans that still exists today. It is unbelievable to me that in this great country we can not put people back in their homes a full three years later. I know that many of the displaced have no money and no jobs. I know that the levees will probably fail again and that rebuilding there does not make much sense. I also know that we need to take care of our own and that it is not an option to ignore (19 comments)
Another Celebrity foreclosure example - 07/25/08 08:59 AM
Scott Storch is losing his $10 million dollar home in Miami Beach Fl. Just last year this 34 year old was worth an estimated 70 million. Maybe his friends Christina Aguilera and Beyonce can help him out. After all he was their producer. Should I feel bad for him? Well I wouldn't wish it on anyone but I can't say I feel bad for him. Not when so many people are facing the same situation and they have no way out at the moment. At least Scott got to have some fun with his Ferrari Scaglietti and his Bones Bike before (6 comments)
Final solution to facing foreclosure? - 07/24/08 11:25 AM
Today in The Boston Globe I noticed an article about a poor soul that was being pressured by her lender with a scheduled auction of her families home. She evidently was afraid of sharing this knowledge with her husband and family. On the day of the scheduled auction about 1.5 hours before it was to begin she committed suicide by shooting herself. She left a note telling her spouse that the insurance money could help them save their home. Please read this article in the Boston Globe and pray for this poor soul and her family. No one should have to (3 comments)
Tax Free shopping days? - 07/24/08 11:09 AM
My home state of Massachusetts is again going to offer a tax free holiday shopping weekend. I know that most of our residents are looking forward to this but I really think that we would be much better served if they lowered the state income tax back to the 5% level that was voted on and approved yet never inacted. We should not be condoning shopping our way out of the credit and financial mess that we have created. With a negative savings rate nationwide, you would think politicians would wise up to the fact that we can not spend our way (3 comments)
A few things I would do if I were elected President Part 1 - 07/24/08 09:25 AM
Number 1, There were 356,000 acres of tobacco planted in this country in 2007. Simply put I would outlaw the farming of tobacco on U.S. Soil. In it's place according to the dept of agriculture if we planted the same acreage with corn we could expect 152.8 bushels per acre yield which at $3.40 in 2007 prices would be 54,396,800 bushels equaling $184,848,120 worth of corn. Put another way , the average person consumes 1500 pounds of corn product per year. One bushel weighs 56 pounds This would mean that over 2,030,000 people more could be fed in the world. Perhaps (14 comments)
Open House Sunday and I'm praying for decent weather, - 07/23/08 09:45 AM
you know, not to hot not too nice but good home viewing weather. The kind that makes people not wish they were at the beach. Though for this particular home they have to drive by a beautiful beach to get to it. Anyway I don't wish for dozens of house hunters, but I do wish for just one serious buyer who loves this home. I think this home deserves that. It served its last owners well for over twenty years! Anyway if you have the time p[lease stop by and see this lovely colonial with its 1.5 baths and 3/4 bedrooms (0 comments)
Another great tool for helping your buyer clients with information on the neighborhoods that they are interested in. I've spent some time looking through the site and it seems fairly easy to use. Some information like traffic offenses is probably not that useful but I suppose if someone had in excess of more than a couple that would be good to know also. Anyway it is one more tool that I can put in my belt, you may want to also. (4 comments)
So the "Donald" sold his home for 95 million recently, - 07/21/08 08:56 AM
and the talking heads on all the news stations picked up on it. Boy am I glad. The poor guy was asking 125 million and had to settle. At least this time he didn't file for bankcruptcy like the times before. I wonder if he paid a commission or was he a F.S.B.O. You might guess correctly that I am a tad jealous. After all he is a self made man according to his BIO. Then again he must have a memory problem because he seems to forget the millions in seed money he got from Dad. OH and let's not (6 comments)
Are mortage rates still considered low? - 07/18/08 08:39 AM
When I bought the home I currently live in the interest rate was 12.9% fixed for 25 years. I thought I got a bargain because I knew that others had recently paid as much as 17% fixed for 30 years. With the rates on fixed loans somewhere near 6.5 to 7% I really do not understand why some folks are sitting on the sideline. Homes prices are down and may still head lower but I doubt it. At least in my area. Land is scarce and God is not making anymore of it around here. If you want to live in a world (1 comments)
Back when Men were Men and sheep were scared. - 07/16/08 11:58 AM
In the "old days" before the time of the internet and the invention of the microchip, people actually had to learn a few of life's lessons the hard way. The first lesson I learned was that no matter how painful you must own up to your own mistakes and shoulder the burden. I have seen so many posts here from mortage lenders that say they are not to blame for the credit crunch we are in. Truth is most of them are not to blame. Truth also is that the federal government has filed charges against over 500 of them recently. (1 comments)
I won't repeat the whole list here but there are a couple of things that we might not want to see on the list. The first change that I would make to it is the possible disappearance of the real estate agent! If we as a nation can not solve the current crisis in the mortgage market then we will see an ever shrinking number of agents in the future. Now I (7 comments)
New Yorker Magazine cover has gone to far! - 07/15/08 10:30 AM
Has anyone seen the cover of the New Yorker Magazine? I really think that when the (press) starts going after family members as easy targets we need to let them know that this is unacceptable behavior by not buying their product.
What do you think? (4 comments)
Just another targeted bailout? - 07/14/08 08:06 AM
When did we become so complacent in this country? When did we become so unaware of history repeating itself? Why do we not even attempt to stop the insanity that is being pushed on us from the current political regime. If a corporation fails the first question should be why. Then having found out the answer is because they used questionable if not illegal business practices why would we wish our government to step in and bail them out. Save Indie Mac, absolutely not. We can not God forbid have a national healthcare system in this country for fear that we (4 comments)
Quick comparison of all Quincy homes sold from January to June 2208 to2007 - 07/11/08 11:01 AM
If you didn't already know, home sales are down as well as prices and volume. Here are the grom numbers from 2008 to 2007. Remember however that all is not lost! If you price the home right it will still sell. It just may not be sold for what you thought it was worth before this year.
www.rottenneighbor.com, What a great idea! - 07/10/08 07:54 AM
Wish I thought of it first. This site should be checked out by all realtors. It contains not only the bad neighbors but the sex offenders and the good neighbors as well. Certainly it is at the least another tool to show your clients that you have inside (if not biased) info on there neighborhood. (6 comments)
Have Quincy homes reached the bottom yet? - 07/09/08 08:09 AM
Here are the statistics comparing single family homes from June this year to June last year. As you can see, sales and prices are down. Hopefully July will be better!!
What's wrong with Leona Helmsley! - 07/03/08 07:23 AM
Oh I know she's dead, I just can't believe what I heard on the news last evening. The former Queen of Mean decided that she would leave her $8 Billion dollar estate to the dogs! I love dogs and have one of my own but lets be serious for a moment. There are approximately 24 million people in this country on food stamps. That's 8% people! I can think of so many other uses for the common good than giving so much to our canine friends. Maybe if she even paid her taxes like the rest of us I wouldn't be (1 comments)
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