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Not Just for CALIFORNIANS ! to make a difference in 'politics as usual'. - 11/21/09 05:18 PM
This post by Gene Wunderlich, a realtor in California, makes me wonder if we are begininning to see a grass roots movement of change in our country. Yessterday I heard 5 more stories, just from people I talk with in passing, of people being laid off from jobs they have had for more than 10 years. Every time someone loses their job, there is stress about where the money will come from for health insurance, mortgage payments, and food and education for the children. Our government is supposed to be "of the people, by the people, and for the people" (4 comments)
Funny Fridays? Shuttlecocks in Kansas City - 11/20/09 03:57 AM
These are shuttlecocks on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art here in Kansas City. They always make me smile so I thought they might make you smile too.
The shuttlecocks are the work of Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen. They created quite a stir here when they were originally placed in 1994. You can just imagine some of the letters to the editor in the Kansas City Star, can't you? ^_^ There's another shuttlecock, not in this photo, on the front lawn and yet another around back - as if giants were playing Badminton and the main (10 comments)
There are thousands of lights which are all turned on simultaneously every Thanksgiving.The lights are strung along the roofline, windows, doors and sometimes architectural dteails of each building on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.
They started stringing the lights in October.
Picture on the right is of workers going up on cherry pickers to get one of the towers.
It was a cold and rainy day in Kansas City. Not the preferred time to have TWO flat tires, but better now than in the snow and ice. At the moment, I am enjoying coffee & football at the Firestone on 75th & Wornall. Brandy & Bob helped me select the appropriate tires and now the mechanics are putting them on. My car is also getting an alignment. I can bring it back twice annually to have it aligned at no charge. The Kansas City Chiefs are WINNING! 13-10 Chiefs against Raiders YAY! Now, (22 comments)
Google Wave - 5 Things You Need to Know - 11/15/09 02:09 AM
Mike provides an excellent review of the next "wave" in internet communication. I find the advances being made in computers, and the way we use them, fascinating. Via Mike Conner, City Realty Inc. Olympia, WA (City Realty Inc.): The 5 Things You Need to Know about Google Wave You may have heard some rumors by now about Google's new venture, Google Wave. If you aren't one of the lucky ones who have had a chance to explore it first hand, here are 5 things you need to know: 1. Email as we know it is on its way out the door. The format of (3 comments)
Merry Autumn It's all a farce,—these tales they tell About the breezes sighing, And moans astir o'er field and dell, Because the year is dying. Such principles are most absurd,— I care not who first taught 'em; There's nothing known to beast or bird To make a solemn autumn. In solemn times, when grief holds sway With countenance distressing, You'll note the more of black and gray Will then be used in dressing. Now purple tints are all around; The sky is blue and mellow; And e'en the grasses turn the ground From modest green to yellow.
Best In Show - 11/11/09 03:44 AM
Best In Show Tuesdays are Agent Tour in Kansas City. This is when all of the real estate agents from all of the companies hold open listed homes that have recently come on the market, are going to come on the market, or have had updates or staging done. The agents holding the homes open provide lunch so that we can have a slice of pizza or a tacqita as we take in all the new inventory. The object is to see as many homes as you can between 11am and 1 or 2pm. Oh, and exchange information with all the (2 comments)
Tax Credit Vote In - 11/05/09 12:21 PM
The Senate approved the Tax Credit Extension through May 1, 2010. First Time Homebuyers can still receive an $8000 Tax Credit if they purchase before the date. In addition, a $6500 Tax Credit has been approved for repeat buyers providing they have lived in their home for 5 of the previous 8 years. The cap for home price is $800,000. Income limits have been expanded to $125,00- for single filers and $225,000 for joint filers. There are prorations for incomes up to $145,000 single and $245,000 married. Buyers with contracts in place by April 30 have an additional 60 days to (2 comments)
Tax Credit May Be Approved Soon - 11/04/09 01:06 PM
Tax Credit May Be Approved Soon The $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit ends November 30, 2009 - just 26 days from now. The House and the Senate are near agreement on extending the credit. The Senate is voting today and the House will, hopefully, vote on or before Friday of this week. The new measure will extend the credit to include homes under contract by April 30, 2010. There is a possibility that the new bill will include people beyond First Time Buyers. There is also verbiage in the bill to increase the income limits.
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