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What's Your Favorite Holiday Movie? - 11/28/07 09:20 AM
The Denver Daily News asked if I could write a quick column on the best holiday movies. What's missing? Any good unheralded gems? The Five Best Holiday Movies EverIt's a Wonderful LifeSure it's a holiday cliché, but if you don't watch this, your wife will hound you until you do. If you don't have a wife it's probably because you haven't seen it. If you've seen it every year since you've been married, then spice it up with a drinking game; chug every time something bad happens to Jimmy Stewart. The first person to cry pays for the booze. Beware: Don't (5 comments)
What's With All the Mugshots? - 11/21/07 03:40 PM
Why is it that real estate agents have a closeup shot of their face with all of their ads. You'd think they'd want to save that space on the bus bench for a picture of their sweetest listing, but it's always a bright, shiny smile under an umbrella of big hair. (Are there any bald agents? If so, are they barred from having their picture in public?)If anything, society owes agents and brokers the world over a big, fat "thank you." It's not often in your day that you see someone as happy and enthusiastic as a Realtor on a billboard. (4 comments)
By The Numbers: Ameriquest - 11/21/07 11:13 AM
$2,000,000,000,000Recent estimated loss to America's overall home values. (New York Times)30Number of states with regulators investigating fraudulent loan schemes at Ameriquest Mortgage Company, the nation's largest privately held mortgage company.62,000Number of claimants in class-action lawsuit in California alone, many losing homes or declaring bankruptcy.$325,000,000Money Ameriquest CEO Roland Arnell has set aside to settle his company's predatory lending practices.$76,192Amount of money in 2004 that Arnell donated to political candidates.1Ambassadorships bestowed upon Arnell. President Bush appointed Arnell as America's diplomatic representative to the Netherlands. Better put a finger in that home loan levee...No indictments, no lawsuits, no allegations of illegal misconduct, and not (5 comments)
How to Really Mess up a Home Inspection - 11/19/07 07:14 PM
My friends just found what they believe is the FSBO deal of the century. It's a big home, probably six bedrooms and four bathrooms. It's in a pleasant, well-groomed neighborhood with homes ranging from 500-600 grand. The houses could best be described as McMansions. You might have heard of these massive shelters that fall somewhere between practical and ostentatious, well-built and shoddy. Their big selling points are, typically, granite counter tops. The one they want to buy is selling for about $150,000 less than the areas comparable sales. It seems like one heck of a deal, or so we all thought, (6 comments)
Beowulf $$$, but because you must see it in 3-D, $$$$ - 11/16/07 04:39 PM
I review movies for a living. My radio and newspaper report is sponsored by the new multimedia portal for real estate professionals, MyREALTY.com. I post the recorded bi-weekly Showbiz Scene here, and I'll post some of the latest movie reviews for you on this blog. $$$$$ = Put down everything and drive to the nearest theater. $$$$ = You won’t regret paying for theater tickets. $$$ = Wait for DVD. $$ = Wait for someone else to get it on DVD. $ = Send a friend as a practical joke. This isn't your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, (0 comments)
Top 9 Reasons Why Homeowners Tank - 11/16/07 03:45 PM
Divorce, death, job loss and medical expenses are commonly cited as reasons for losing a home. But many of today's record number of foreclosures happen to happy, healthy, gainfully employed (and living) people blindsided by the changing housing market.You can avoid foreclosure by steering clear of our Top 9 Reasons why happy, healthy, gainfully employed (and living) homeowners foreclose...The Top 9 Reasons Homeowners Foreclose1. They buy more home than they can afford. When the loan officer says, "You're approved for half a million dollars!" They say, "Great, we'll take it," without finding what they can actually afford. 2. They liquidate all (0 comments)
Steep Competition? Slow Market? Bring it on. - 11/16/07 03:39 PM
Today's real estate agents and brokers have a higher calling. How many times have you straightened your tie or put on that little, black dress when you'd rather throw on some sweats and veg in front of the tube? But you did it. You took a deep breath and left another lazy evening in the almighty name of Networking. Everywhere you go, anything you do, you comfort yourself by saying, "It's great networking." You could end up in prison and still make good use of the time. But you know what? You're lucky. Really. You've killed entire Saturdays shopping for little (0 comments)
By The Numbers: CEO - 11/16/07 03:37 PM
$2,240,000,000 Amount of money the world's largest brokerage, Merrill Lynch, lost in three months under CEO Stan O' Neal. $161,000,000 Amount of O' Neal's "exit package" after he was forced to resign. 3 Number of years Merrill will pay for office space and a secretary for the departing executive. Anyone looking for a admin gig? (0 comments)
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