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Albuquerque Academy Chargers suffered a Heartbreaking Loss - 11/28/09 06:00 PM
Earlier this afternoon the Chargers suffered a heartbreaking loss to Lovington High School, 31-0 in the New Mexico AAA Prep Football semi-finals. Having watched the Chargers defeat Bloomfield High School last week, I am certain that today, something went terribly wrong. What a difference one week makes. In their previous meeting, Lovington also won, 28-24. So, the question that we must ask ourselves is: How did this happen? And how could we have changed the outcome? With four dropped passes and a few other key turnovers, the Chargers basically sealed the fate. Lovington took advantage of the situation and that was (4 comments)
Game Day: Albuquerque Academy Football - 11/28/09 01:05 PM
It's about 12:00 midday in Albuquerque, New Mexico Home of the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. One hour away from kickoff time for the New Mexico AAA Football Semi-finals. Today, Albuquerque Academy Chargers will take on Lovington High School. Lovington, after defeating the Chargers, 28-24 in the regular season game is the the favorite to win. But if the Charger Fans have anything to do with outcomes, Lovington will have a very disappointing trip home this evening. A victory here today for the Chargers would be MONUMENTAL!!!!~GO CHARGERS! For all Charger Fans in and around Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, East Mountains Belen, Los Lunas, (0 comments)
A Thanksgiving Wish For Everyone - 11/26/09 12:36 AM
On this the eve of Thanksgiving 2009, I would like to extend warm wishes to each and everyone who gets the opportunity to read this post. Wherever you are, it is my hope that you have good health, a great meal, and family or friends around to celebrate with. After all, this is a time for thanksgiving...a time to reflect on times gone by, but most of all, a time to be thankful. I am thankful first of all for being an American. I am thankful for the American fighting men, who currently serve at a distance to afford me the (4 comments)
Drinking & Driving is a Tragedy - 11/23/09 09:09 PM
Drinking & Driving is a Tragedy Today, I took some timeout to watch the local news at midday. Halfway into the program, I had to walk away. I walked away saddened, because it dawned on me that there are so many precious lives being wasted. Yes, wasted for short-term pleasure. In the featured story, there was a young mother of 31 years old who was placed behind bars, with bail set at $200,000 cash, while her infant child was admitted to the University Hospital, suffering from injuries sustained in an auto accident. The accident occurred yesterday morning as they were returning (14 comments)
I have Chosen the IPhone - 11/23/09 12:13 AM
I had to go back to basics two months ago when my palm centro died on me. It was my ekey. Since I had no intention of continuing my service with SPRINT, I just contact the Board of Realtors and purchased a Display Key. I am very satisfied with it, and it's cheaper than the ekey. So to date I have used the services of Verizon, Sprint and Cricket. My goal is not to pursuade anyone here about carriers. All I require is good phone service, and to get what I pay for. If I pay for 1000 minutes per month that's what (12 comments)
Why Albuquerque Academy on a Real Estate Blog? - 11/21/09 11:22 PM
Today I received an email from an individual who asked, ‘Why are you blogging about Albuquerque Academy (AA) on a real estate blog?’ I thought for a minute then I decided to make it the topic of my blog. First of all, let my preface my answer by giving you some background information. My affiliation with Albuquerque Academy (AA) started in 1999 when the older of my two sons was accepted there. Seven years later he graduated and went on to further his studies at MIT. In 2001 the younger of my two sons got into the Academy. During his tenure, (29 comments)
Albuquerque Academy Chargers Whipped Bloomfield Bobcats in AAA Quarter-final, 42-6 - 11/21/09 05:15 AM
Last night in the cold and balmy chill of Bloomfield, NM the Albuquerque Academy Chargers whipped Bloomfield Bobcats 42-6 in the quarter finals of the NM Prep AAA Football Playoffs. It may have come as a surprise to the Bobcats and NM Prep Insiders that the Chargers were able to DOMINATE...the entire game, but not to the normally low-keyed CHARGER FANS, who seemed to have found their voice in their somewhat melodic chant..."We Believe! We believe! We believe! We Believe in the Chargers! Their cheers and chants resonated throughout the stadium; their small antics and constant encouragement to the team seemed (0 comments)
I Challenge You To Give Back - Of Yourself - 11/18/09 12:03 AM
There is something to be said about a mother who commits herself towards a cause that's bigger than herself. Take a moment to visit Lise Howe's s Blog and give her a few words of encouragement. Living in the richest country on earth, we often times get caught up in our lives and forget the plight of the poor and the needy. Give a Helping Hand.
Via Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,Coldwell Banker (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Chevy Chase): I just came back this evening from a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis. My daughter has cystic fibrosis, and (2 comments)
Golden Corral Hosted Military Appreciation Dinner - 11/17/09 12:59 AM
Today, November 16, 2009, Golden Corral hosted Military Appreciation Dinner. It opened its doors to all who have served in the military. As a military retiree myself, I took the opportunity to visit the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill on Central Avenue in Albuquerque, NM. And what a surprise they had in store for us. First of all, we were greeted by volunteers from local ROTC. Each veteran was given a tag displaying a Gold Star on top of a silver banner stating "I Served" and surrounding it was a navy blue background with simple message from Golden Corral, "We thank (5 comments)
If Capital Gains Rates Go Up, 1031 Exchanges and Net Leases Could Too - 11/15/09 03:24 AM
This information is a must for investors or realtors who work with investors. Please stop by Steve's blog and leave a comment for him. Via James Brennan, JD/LLM, 1031 Exchanges (ES Group): If untouched, capital gains rates will automatically revert to 20% on December 31, 2010. Currently the rate stands at 15% and if the Obama Administration makes good on earlier indications, the rate could be raised even higher to 28%. With capital gains rates set to increase, it only makes sense that more people will want to defer their impending tax burdens by transferring their wealth through 1031 exchanges. Furthermore, it (3 comments)
It is the envy of New Mexico; the pride of Albuquerque; an institution where many families have had to relocate, in order to allow their children to attend. Albuquerque Academy is a private independent school, with an endowment matched only by some of the top institutions of higher learning across this country. It has a very rigorous academic program, unmatched in the state of New Mexico. It is the most competitive of all schools in the state, not only in academics, but also in sports and extra-curricular activities. It has received national recognition in many areas. For all (3 comments)
Gary Woltal has highlighted a very pervasive problem in the Real Estate industry. 1. Agents are not available during their Hours Of Operation 2. Some Agents Never Check their Voicemail 3. Some Agents are labeling themselves as 24/7 Realtors Why is this such a big problem? Many prospective clients are not available to do business during morning hours. Why? They are at work. In response to this, agents try to tailor their schedules to match that of the consumers. (This would not apply to consumers who are relocating). The inherent problem though, is that the brokerages are advertising their hours (4 comments)
Last evening, the eve of Veterans’ Day 2009, the Leadership of Kirtland Air Force Base conducted a Commander’s Call during which two chapters of the New Mexico Blue Star Mothers, Rio Grande Valley and Rio Rancho Chapters were recognized for the support they have given to the men and women of “Team Kirtland.” Blue Star Mothers is an organization with roots dated back to WWII, where the mothers of deployed service members volunteer their time and efforts to help from the home front. Since 9-11, they have been a visible presence all across the United States. Here in New (4 comments)
The below vided is a must see for all REALTOR. Check it out! Let me know what you think
Via Nancy Moeller (Seven Gables Real Estate): This video had me laughing and crying at the same time. As agents who list REO properties and also represent entry level buyers who are frustrated by the system, this video sums it all up and hopefully will remind all REO listing agents that we must rise above the insanity and do things right - every time, with every offer ... or simply say "no" to more listings. We're still in "yes" mode, but (0 comments)
Remembering our Heroes at Fort Hood - 11/05/09 10:57 PM
Today the world witnessed tragedy on one of our nation's finest military installation. Fort Hood, located in Killeen, Texas was the site of carnage. A lone gunman killed 13 and wounded 31. If not for the brave and quick reaction of the base security personnel, the death toll would have been worse. I am especially saddened by this event because of 13 falllen heroes. How many more will have to die? My heart aches at the loss of our brave warriors. They give so much of themselves. They even make the ultimate sacrifice. Please keep the injured, the families, and the (9 comments)
Appraisal Fraud is up 46% From Same Time Last Year - 11/03/09 10:29 PM
Are there problems in the Real Estate Industry? You bet! Please visit Bills's blog and leave a comment for him. Via Bill Ladewig Your FHA Guru - FHA and VA Loans Since 1970: For those of you who missed Think Big, Work Small this morning... according to InterThinx, the mortgage fraud specialists, appraisal fraud is up 46% from the same time in 2008. InterThinx But wait, who would be the perpetrators, has not HVCC made us safe? Thanks to HVCC, Mortgage brokers, those evil, underhanded, self-serving scourges of real estate and sole cause of the mortgage crisis have not been able to order appraisals (except (0 comments)
Is it time for more stringent regulation in the real estate industry? - 11/01/09 01:52 AM
This subject might not appeal to many real estate practitioners because none of us like regulations. However, with the barrage of misleading information out there, I wonder if our lawmakers are paying attention. After all, it was only in the recent past that we almost experience financial collapse. Were there co-conspirators from the real estate industry? Will we be on the radar screen in the foreseeable future? As a consequence of the aforementioned crisis, the current administration is taking measures to reform the way business is done in the financial industry. Yes, they are re-writing the rules of the game. Considering (50 comments)
Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico are among the most stable real estate markets in the United States. This has caught the attention of the national media. As such, it is incumbent on local Realtors to provide information about our cities for those interested in investing, relocating, or visiting. My goal with this blog is to highlight issues or topics in real estate, and where appropriate apply them to the local markets.
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