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Ppppffffftttttt! - 12/23/09 09:52 PM
Remember these? Go on, click on over, refresh your memory. I'll wait. Can I just say that this is officially the year of cookie hell. Teensy little confession: when I wrote that last post, I was complaining about the whole thing but I was actually kinda proud of my little sweets. So what if it took a full 48 hours to achieve a not-so-dazzling array of 24 cookies? I thought these really were charming in their whimsy. That was the night before.
THIS was the morning after, worse than any hangover:
Cracked foundation, door falling off (19 comments)
And in rental news... - 12/22/09 01:11 PM
...reality 'star' wins two nights in the home featured in the film A Christmas Story. See the article here. Have you ever wanted to step into a movie? Well, you had your chance and missed it. For the low, low bid of just $4,200 you could have slept in Ralphie's room (bunny pajamas not included) for a couple of nights, basked in the warm glow of a 'major award,' or perhaps even practiced target shooting with your very own Red Ryder carbine action, two hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock - please, TRY not to (4 comments)
What was I thinking? - 12/19/09 08:09 PM
There's nothing worse than some ActiveRain goddess telling us what we all should be doing. Ppppffftttt. Last time I jump on some bandwagon. I've been baking. 'Nuff said. I'm not a baker. I like to cook. But a confectioner, I. Am. Not. Ever watch Top Chef and hear them whine and moan about how they aren't pastry chefs? That was kinda me the last couple of days.
I made the mistake of reading a real estate blog where said blogger talked about how she used to bake a gingerbread house for each of her past clients. It eventually got to (15 comments)
Don't be a moron - 12/18/09 07:05 AM
This is an excerpt from an actual published article from our local online news: Nick McCay reported the theft of his father's car - an expensive silver BMWZ3 roadster - from downtown.He said he had parked it at the 800 block of Cherry Street and it was no longer there.Officers soon spotted it at the 400 block of Walnut Street.Mr. McCay said he "must have had a bit more to drink" than he thought he had and he said he "was a moron for not checking and for freaking out and calling police."An officer said he agreed he was a moron (8 comments)
We've all been told that the way you live in a house isn't the same way you live in a house that is for sale. Holiday decorations can make a home feel more welcoming, and will help potential buyers see themselves not only living there, but also enjoying (9 comments)
Forbes, I have a bone to pick with you... - 12/07/09 08:19 PM
Forbes.com has finally come the realization that I've been screaming talking about for a long time. Chattanooga is a great value for the money. Because of everything from real estate taxes, to commuting times, to housing values, Chattanooga is a lovely little town to hang your hat whether you're retired or gainfully employed. Forbes has named Chattanooga as 8th "Best Bang for your Buck" out of the top 100 metro areas in the US. So why am I mad at Forbes? I was digging it until I got to this travesty of reportage: "Cities from McAllen, Texas (No. 7), to Greenville, (3 comments)
North Chattanooga Real Estate Market for November 2009 - 12/07/09 06:34 PM
Stats listed are coming from the 37405 ZIP code. In other words, if you're a North Chatt snob purist be forewarned that this is going to include Stringer's Ridge, a little of Red Bank and some of Signal Mtn Blvd too.
All Northshore/North Chattanooga Real Estate Sales through the Chattanooga MLS All active listings as of 12/7/09: 119 Pending or contingent listings (under contract) as of 12/7/09: 26 Residential listings closed (sold) during November 2009: 13 Number of months to sell current actives at November's sales pace: 9.2 North Chattanooga Real Estate, Under $200,000 Active, residential listings: 50 Pending (0 comments)
Nothing's changed, I'm still a real estate geek All Hamilton County Residential Real Estate Sales through the Chattanooga MLS All active listings as of 12/7/09: 2,617 Pending or contingent listings (under contract) as of 12/7/09: 374 Residential listings closed (sold) during November 2009: 285 Number of months to sell current actives at November's sales pace: 9.2 Hamilton County, under $100,000 Active, residential listings: 607 Pending or contingent listings: 89 Residential listings closed during November 2009: 78 Number of months to sell current actives at November's sales pace: 7.8 Hamilton County, $100,000-200,000 Active, residential listings: 962 Pending or contingent listings: 173 (0 comments)
Ooltewah Real Estate Market for November 2009 - 12/07/09 11:46 AM
These stats are pulled from the 37363 ZIP code All Ooltewah Residential Real Estate Sales through the Chattanooga MLS All active listings as of 12/7/09: 326 Pending or contingent listings (under contract) as of 12/7/09: 74 Residential listings closed (sold) during November 2009: 48 Number of months to sell current actives at November's sales pace: 6.8 Under $200,000 Active, residential listings: 100 Pending or contingent listings: 36 Residential listings closed during November 2009: 25 Number of months to sell current actives at November's sales pace: 4 $200,000-400,000 Active, residential listings: 168 Pending or contingent listings: 35 Residential listings closed during November (1 comments)
Ever Heard of the Lazarus Effect? - 12/01/09 08:31 AM
The Lazarus Effect is what happens when a person with full blown AIDS is given Anti-Retrovirals (ARV's). In as little as a month, that person can go from knocking on death's door to healthy and thriving. It is truly miraculous. This video is only one minute long. In honor of World AIDS Day, please watch it and do what you can to help. HIV/AIDS is not the death sentence that it once was. HIV is now a chronic but manageable condition. It only takes a little bit of money to save a life.
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