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Riot Police Attack Protestors in Oakland - 10/27/11 08:29 PM
Watching these demonstrations turn into violence in Oakland really concerns me. Several of us talked about this a week or so ago when we speculated that George Soros might be behind the Occupy Wall Street protests. I'm deeply troubled by the turn of events in Oakland. An Ex-Marine Scott Olsen, who served two tours of duty in Iraq was blasted in the face by a tear gas canister launched by police at the protestors.foreign Our country was born out of protests. Our Founding Fathers were themselves protestors. It is as American as apple pie to gather and protest. (7 comments)
A Word About The Upcoming 2012 Election From - JFK - 10/09/11 10:46 PM
Sometimes I'm in awe or utterly amazed when I read quotes from our forefathers or historical figures I admire. I've always been a big fan of John F Kennedy. Tonight I was scrolling through some of his quotes. I found he had a typical dry New England sense of humor. "Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."John F. Kennedy JFK believed in in our freedoms and our liberty. He was not boastful about our resolve, but stated it fairly simply. "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us (15 comments)
Your Home Is An Investment Not A Lottery Ticket. - 10/09/11 06:48 PM
The aftermath of the real estate bubble should make us all aware of what home ownership really means. It's a basic human need, not your retirement nest egg. Via Lorraine or Loretta Kratz-Certified Negotiation Consultants (Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.): Your Home Is An Investment Not A Lottery Ticket. The good old American Dream of home ownership is in need of a major revision, with so many families struggling to rebuild their life's, after they have had to deal with foreclosure, short sale, and a major loss of equity in their homes. Today's buyer/sellers need to face (0 comments)
Attach To Things That Are Worth It !! - 10/09/11 06:42 PM
Some attachments make lifelong memories. Investing some of you and your time can make a huge difference. We always encourage giving pets a second chance at the life they deserve. If you don't have time to spend rescuing a pet, please make a donation at your local animal shelter. Preferably a no kill shelter. Via Gary Woltal - Assoc. Broker REALTOR® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty): As you get older you learn about the consequences to attachment. What I mean by attachment is investing of yourself, your time, energy, talents, even money to things, organizations, people, pets, causes and projects. (0 comments)
Jay's School of Inspectology - Fall/Winter Seasonal Chores List - 10/09/11 06:25 PM
It's that time of year again. Leaves are turning, nights are chilly and soon the winter will be upon you. UGH!! Do you have your fall checklist ready? Time to get busy before the snow starts to fly. Via Jay Markanich - Virginia Home Inspector (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): It's that time of year again. Fall and winter provide excellent opportunities to do some sprucing up and getting ready for the season ahead. So, once again, it's time for: Jay's List! Specifically, the Fall/Winter Seasonal Chores List. You have to do it anyway, so this gift is for you. (0 comments)
Why do we celebrate Columbus getting lost? - 10/09/11 06:15 PM
We all know that in 1492 Columbus discovered America. But where the heck was he really going? The East Indies. We are reminded that Monday is a Holiday to celebrate Columbus and his discovery. Anyone even remember his first name? Christopher. In New York we find a monument dedicated to the famed explorer in Columbus circle. Try and get around that at rush hour. No wonder the guy got lost. Via Barb Van Stensel, 3rd Generation - Chicago Real Estate (Century 21 United:: Chicago - Lincoln Square): Columbus Day 2011
October 10, 2011 is a nationally declared holiday (12 comments)
A little "Faith" And A Lot Of Courage - 10/09/11 05:44 PM
Thought I'd pass along with very uplifting story about a dog named "Faith". To those folks who own and gave Faith a chance at life - You are an inspiration we should all follow. Via Charlottesville Real Estate (Charles McDonald 434-515-1585): His name is Faith!This dog was born on Christmas Eve in 2002. He was born with 3 legs - 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which need to be amputated. He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him. His first owner also did not think that he could (1 comments)
"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat in our drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labors and in our amusements, for our callings and our creeds...our people.. must come to labor sixteen hours in the (6 comments)
Scranton Pa Real Estate Drops 11% In August - 10/09/11 04:04 PM
According to a recent article in the Scranton Times, home values have dropped in the Scranton Wilkes-Barre real estate market. Home prices have shown a decline in recent years in the Scranton real estate market. Price drops were not as fast or significant as markets in Las Vegas, Florida, Arizona and some parts of California.
Those areas were hit hard and fast early on as a result of the real estate bubble. CoreLogic a real estate data aggregation firm reported that in the month of August home values fell in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazelton metro area by 11%. The report (4 comments)
Why FSBO's will always need a Realtor - 10/05/11 07:43 PM
Many home owners feel they can save the real estate commission and sell their own home. When I was first licensed in 1985 we had a one page sales contract. Legalities and the protections of participants rights have expanded that document to 20 pages, plus numerous disclosures and legal notices which have to be signed by both parties. The purpose of these voluminous documents is not to make the transaction more complicated, but to bind legally both parties to their respective responsibilities and duties, at the same time protecting the interests of each party. If a home owner feels they have (8 comments)
Five Savvy Home Buyer Tips - 10/04/11 09:41 PM
Whether you are looking for a home in Scranton Pa or Charlotte NC being a savvy buyer is still the same. This is a great article to remind buyers the 5 most important steps while searching for a home. Via Debe Maxwell - Search Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (iCharlotteRealEstate.com Savvy + Company Real Estate): How to be a Savvy Charlotte Home Buyer Today, buying a Charlotte home can be both easier and more difficult than in years past. Yes, it IS a buyer’s market, which implies that prices are lower, but it also means there is a large (2 comments)
Would You Know The Face Of Courage If You Saw It? - 10/03/11 12:21 PM
Would you know the face of courage if you saw it?This blog is meant to send a very important message to all my friends on Active Rain. I'd like to introduce you to the faces of Courage. Our Military, Firefighters, Police and First Responders all possess the kind of courage heroes are made of. We know that, and should always give them their due. They are entitled to our utmost appreciation for their skills and selfless sacrifices for us and others. Ordinary people you see on the street or meet in the grocery store can possess that quality, but you would (23 comments)
Candyland Has Sold - Bath Water Included - 10/03/11 11:18 AM
Candyland Finally Sold - Bath Water Included Candy Spelling the widow of Gazillionaire Aaron Spelling has been trying to sell her little digs for the past two years.
56,500 sq feet with a little attic containing 17,000 square feet. Pick a bedroom there are 14, if you can find them within the other 123 rooms and 27 bathrooms.
Parking for 100 vehicles, gift wrapping rooms, beauty salon, bowling alley and of course the ever necessary flower cutting room. Candy has been trying to unload this monster for $150 million. She finally accepted a fire sale price of $85 (10 comments)
Located just minutes from Scranton Pa, Clarks Summit and the surrounding communities offer some of the finest luxury homes available in North East Pennsylvania. Close to major interstates, shopping, recreation and popular schools Clarks Summit offers upscale living choices for families of all sizes. For the most current list of Luxury homes click on CLARKS SUMMIT PA LUXURY HOMES For appointments or additional information on any property listed please contact Jayne or Bonnie Vaughan via email, text or phone 570-878-8120 Feel free to use our website without restrictions, to search the latest (2 comments)
Sorry if I offend you..but your house stinks. - 10/02/11 09:24 AM
When you get ready to spruce up your home and stage it for selling....don't forget the smell test. Some times lingering cooking odors will be present the next day. Be sure to have a system in place to remove odor from your home. Even if you don't think your home has odors - do it any way. Plug in room deodorizers are very inexpensive and do a good job freshening the air. Via Amy Jones, AZ REALTOR ~ Chandler~ Sun Lakes~ Ahwatukee~ Gilbert~ Tempe (RE/Max Infinity): Houses smell. Yep, every single one. Oh, they don't all smell bad...but they all carry (4 comments)
The Senior Citizen Texting Dictionary - 10/01/11 10:53 PM
I recently came across this blog about Seniors texting and I thought it was hilarious. Any of us who were not born with a cell phone in our hands or are accustomed to writing with full sentences will appreciate the humor. The auto spell correction on my text also drives me wild. I send the damnedest messages some times. Via Carl & Ceil Winters Canyon Lake/New Braunfels /Comal TX (Complete Inspection Service): Here's a Thought Provoker for Senior Citizens - Yes we are senior citizens trying to keep up with all this Texting stuff. If we can only remember all the short-cuts. (9 comments)
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