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Should Obama Kill Bin Laden? - 09/28/12 06:14 PM
Jeff Richards left the comment on my blog To Keep Your Mouth Shut? and there was a link, that I did not follow at first. I, however, followed it today and learned such fascinating stuff that I just could not resist the temptation to put it in a blog for you to check this absolutely hilarious YouTube Video. Watch it and you will learn what some Obama supporters said about their choices. You will learn what they think Obama should do when he catches Bin Laden, you will learn that people really do not care that Paul Ryan is black and (39 comments)
In the discussion following my blog “Redistribution...How Sweet It Is I asked Mitchell Hall “what does Obama have to do so that you say "Basta"? He answered “How about NYC being attacked during his Presidency.” And while he was referring to September 11” happening on Bush’s watch, we know that preparations for it started at time when Clinton was in office. By the way, Clinton knew about the training camps in Afghanistan, but paid little attention to a small bump on the road (in today’s terms) in foreign policy. It was shadowed by close to his heart and penis Monica… (15 comments)
Daytona Beach Shores. Oceans Grand Condominium. September 2012 - 09/24/12 03:06 PM
Oceans Grand is an 187-unit condominium in Daytona Beach Shores. This is ot a direct oceanfront building but you will enjoy the views of the ocean and Intracoastal. Oceans Grand is the last building in the Oceans complex. It was completed in 2006. 21-story building, outdoor pool, large gym, saunas, steam room, game room, social room... The condominium building is in the middle of a golf course. It is a short walk to the Beach, to the Shopping Center with Publix, Walgreens, Bank... 3 bedr/3 baths are over 2,000 sf, 2 bedr/2 baths plus den start from 1,649 sq. ft. plus (4 comments)
We Do Not Have Socialism in America... - 09/23/12 11:58 PM
It came in the comment from a wonderful woman on AR – Karen Anne Stone. My blogs and comments surprised her. She does not see it the way I see it. It does not surprise me a bit. We have very different backgrounds, Karen Anne was born here, while I lived in the Soviet Union until the ripe age of 40. For Karen Anne socialism was in the books, maybe movies... I envy her a lot in that sense. For me it was life. It was in my blood, like many I developed the ability to feel the danger with my (27 comments)
To Keep Your Mouth Shut? - 09/21/12 06:01 AM
I recently ran into an article about falsely accused famous Russian scientist academician Igor Reshetin, who spent nearly 7 year in prison. He wrote that at one of the safe houses in Moscow, where they help preliminary interrogations he had to use the bathroom, and there was a handwritten note stuck to the door, that read: If you think, keep your mouth shut... If you do not keep your mouth shut, then do not write... If you write, do not sign anything... If you think, speak, write and sign... do not get surprised In English it loses that sub-context that (26 comments)
Redistribution...How Sweet It Is - 09/20/12 05:54 AM
Ran into this interesting speech by our still current President. It is about redistribution in which he intimately and ultimately believes, and which we now so well know. The problem with redistribution is that though intentions might be considered by some as noble, whenever it goes beyond what is already a distribution in the tax system, it results are disastrous. When in the Soviet Union after winning power in 1917, they made redistribution their priority, the country had the rich, and the country had the middle class. In just few years (1921) they had a terrible famine. Was it because (53 comments)
Sweetie, You Are Such A Moron - 09/19/12 11:22 AM
Natasha is a Russian Jew, who, like me, came to the United States in 1991. She recently retired. She is very concerned with what is happening in this country, and she measures everything against the Soviet Union. She feels that we are going in that direction, and it is bothering her immensely, that Americans around her do not feel the same way. (count me in the same category, as I have the same background) She understands that Americans are fed the same media stuff for decades, and do not even know how different the world became in the last decade. That (27 comments)
Daytona Beach. The Plaza Resort & Spa. End of Summer - 09/18/12 06:56 AM
It is still a slow market. Spring gave a lot of hope with crazy March, when the prices jumped about 20% for condos in Florida pretty much across the board. But after a great start, it was going slower and slower. At the same time the sales outnumbered the influx of condo-hotel units on the market, and the inventory was still decreasing Low inventory is what makes for Sellers’ market, but we do not have it, at least not yet. Currently there are 8 units for sale in Plaza Resort & Spa. It is an astonishingly low number. It is nearly (2 comments)
Daytona Beach. Fountain Beach Resort. September 2012 - 09/18/12 06:14 AM
Time to visit Fountain Beach Resort in Daytona Beach. Looks like Fountain Beach Resort is more in line with a normal market tan many other condo-hotels and condos in the area. For a 148-room resort 11 units available for sale per our local MLS is a healthy number. Since August 15 to today there were 3 units sold. This is a darn good number, and actually, it is higher than average number of units sold in one month in the Fountain Beach Resort Many other condo-hotels and condos have much lower inventory percentage-wise. Why at the same time properties, which are (2 comments)
Sunday morning in Daytona Beach Shores. - 09/16/12 10:30 PM
We are on our routine Sunday morning walk on the beach. There is a guy standing with the phone. The white Beach Patrol truck stops, the officer gets out, bends down and picks up a… tiny baby turtle, and puts the turtle to the bucket and goes back to the truck. A girl asked the officer where he was taking the turtle, and he said that he was taking the baby turtle to Marine rehabilitation center in Ponce Inlet. Wow, we were a few steps away and did not even notice the turtle. We looked around and saw a nest maybe (12 comments)
Why Are They Selling? - 09/16/12 03:37 PM
- Why are they selling? The buyer is looking at me waiting for the answer. She has asked me this question in every condominium unit that I was showing to her that day. She asked me 8 times… And every time I said “I do not know”. My buyer has difficult time with my answer. The train of thought is that if they are selling it, there is something wrong with the unit, and we do not know what. But there may be nothing wrong with the unit. People sell for a lot of reasons: The owner died and his heirs (16 comments)
The Lure of The Auction - 09/15/12 03:10 PM
Couple of days ago I was at the Tax Deed Auction. On one of the properties, a nice 3/2 in seemingly good shape, there was a real fight. Starting bid was a bit over $4,000, but quickly escalated. When they got to $90s, suddenly one of the guys sitting with an I-Pad, got excited and went to the Clerk of the Court, who was conducting the auction.
He told her that he had just checked the county records, and it showed that the tax has just been paid. There was silence in the room. According to the rules of Tax (7 comments)
You Don't Like The Price? Neither Do I... - 09/11/12 06:52 PM
There are tons of blog posts about overpriced listings. The gamut of emotions runs wild. Majority believes that overpriced listings are bad in all respects. But life has more shades than black & white. This happened long ago. Michael, a new broker in Palm Coast, FL was struggling. He was eager to grab whatever he could, even if the chances of winning were slim to none. With time he started getting a bit more business, and was no longer living on the edge. That's why I was surprised to learn that he was working with the investor from (13 comments)
Couple of Years After Tomorrow - 09/09/12 10:39 AM
I think managing expectations is one of our biggest challenges. It is surprising how buyers and sellers often get wrong expectations. I always tell buyers that if they buy for low prices of what we think is the bottom of the market today, they would turn profit. The thing, however, is that between purchase and turning profit there is time. Usually, they can’t expect to buy today and flip immediately. They all say that they understand and that they do not plan to sell it for a few years… And they say they know that if they do, they may lose (50 comments)
About HERE and NOW... - 09/03/12 11:32 PM
I was watching House Hunters on TV today. In this episode a couple was looking for a condo in Santa Monica. Their budget was $500K, which made me jump. The first condo was on 11th street, which was 11 blocks from the ocean. According to them, it was very close to the beach, and this was a prime location. Condo was… well, nothing great (should I say it was “crappy”?), and the price was just under $500K. No view, just a back alley... Then they showed 2 other condos, one for $525K and one for $549K, nicer than the first (14 comments)
Daytona Beach Shores. Oceanside Inn. Septemeber 2, 2012 - 09/02/12 11:02 PM
Oceanside Inn is one of the best condo-hotels in Daytona Beach Shores. This 191-room hotel was converted in 2003-2004, was tested by 4 hurricanes of 2004, and we thought that we were not going to see any Special Assessments there any time soon, and I was wrong. The parking garage concrete structure had problems, and it turned out trying to fix it was too expensive and did not make sense, so the decision was to replace it, and this was an expensive proposition.
It is still not clear what the final verdict would be, but for now the announced (3 comments)
Too Good To Be True? - 09/02/12 07:52 PM
Otherwise reasonable people often get unreasonable ideas about Florida real estate market. I am not sure whether they could buy a parking space for $50K in New York, but they call and ask for a 2-bdr/2-bath condo on the ocean and expect it to be for under 50K. Isn’t $50K too good to be true in the first place? Shouldn’t there be a reason why a condo on the beach is only $50K? That it might be small, noisy, high maintenance, etc?
Yesterday we showed a direct oceanfront studio in the Fountain Beach Resort to a visitor from New (2 comments)
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