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The Art of FriendSHIP Through ActiveRain - 08/30/11 12:37 PM
"A ship in a harbor is safe, but that's not what ships were built for." This quote by J. Shedd is as true for friendSHIP as it was in the author's context. Mike in Tucson Via Patricia Feager (Keller Williams Realty): FriendSHIP To be successful, people rely on social media and networking. Being sociable has many advantages. Blogging is a great way to tie the two together. People who blog and enjoy the social interaction between people develop friendSHIP, resources, technological assistance, ideas and a better way to do things to achieve success. FriendSHIP is the vehicle that carries you forward. A good friend doesn't sink the ship (3 comments)
~ Desert Bighorn Rams near Lake Mead, NV: "Me boss. You not." ~
~ "Okay. Now that we've got that settled..." ~ NEVER be without your camera! You never know what you'll see. A week ago, I was in Boulder City, NV getting a haircut. The barber was talking with another customer about the Bighorn sheep that had come down from the ridges of the mountains that overlook Lake Mead to feed on the lush grass near his subdivision. My ears perked up. I'd seen three overpasses on Hwy 93's Arizona side that were constructed solely to let (16 comments)
Too much money "Deposits are flooding into the biggest U.S. banks as customers seek shelter from Europe’s debt crisis and falling stock prices. That forces lenders to raise capital for a growing balance sheet and saddles them with the higher deposit insurance payments. With short-term interest rates so low, it’s hard for financial firms to reinvest the new money profitably." So says Bloomberg this morning in an article titled "U.S. Banks Seek Relief on Swelling Deposits." Let's see... When the big banks feared they didn't have enough in capital reserves to weather the credit crunch back in 2007-2008, they (5 comments)
ActiveRain University Webinar Training Calendar - 08/24/11 07:02 AM
It's time for this old dog to learn some new tricks. ...or at least brush up on some that I haven't used for awhile! Mike in Tucson Via ActiveRain University (ActiveRain University): ActiveRain University offers a wide variety of on-line real estate and social media training sessions for real estate industry professionals. Our classes are designed for new and experienced members. All classes are FREE to our RainMaker members. Come learn about the various tools on ActiveRain, enhance your social media skills, learn about successful business applications, and grow business using the knowledge, experience, and tools used by other TOP PRODUCERS and experts in all (9 comments)
You can't make this stuff up! Congress has a bill going to DISALLOW the reduction of the VA Funding Fee. It seems that they think they need the money more than our Veterans.
What can you do? Pick up the phone! Get involved. Call your senators to complain! Here's a link to find YOUR SENATORS and their phone numbers. Let's do it now! Congress doesn't worry about getting paid. They don't worry about healthcare. The only thing they worry about is what their constituents think about them, and in my humble opinion, they don't worry enough. Give them something (12 comments)
Effective for Loans closed on or after October 1, 2011, the VA funding fee will decrease dramatically! REALTORS If you are a REALTOR fortunate enough to be selling real estate in a military town like Tucson, AZ, this is great news. The VA has not given us a complete chart yet; I will post again when that happens. For the moment, this is what they have sent us. VETERANS If you're a Veteran looking to use your VA eligibility, this will reduce the upfront cost to you. Call your favorite REALTOR and let them know that you are in the (26 comments)
I Don't Care Who You Are, This Will make You Cry...We Let A Stranger In Our House...And A Friend Into Our Hearts - 08/15/11 07:46 AM
What a touching story, and what an unexpected ending! My mother was an Army Nurse before I was born. She passed on years ago, but I wish I could share this story with her. She would have loved it! Mike in Tucson Via John McCarthy Your Seacoast NH REALTOR® (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group): I Don't Care Who You Are, This Will make You Cry...We Let A Stranger In Our House...And A Friend Into Our Hearts In early July, I admit, we did something most people would consider a very foolish thing. We let a total stranger in our house. (4 comments)
~ Heavy Choppers Flying Into the Sunset ~ There's no mistaking the sound of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter. I could hear these two approaching from the east, behind me, as I searched for a place to park my car at Gates Pass. The sunset was exceptional tonight, and I was late. Every spot seemed to be taken. Then one opened up, and I pulled into the space, jumped out with my finger manipulating the zoom as I ran to the top and snapped this photo. Ten seconds later they were out of sight.
_____________________ I'm Mike in Tucson, (16 comments)
~ MasterCard Stock Hits 52 Week High August 3, 2011 ~ Okay. You need a smile, and I'm here to help out. Credit on demand was the stock market winner today, keeping the market from having its longest losing streak since 1978. Do you know how Credit Cards came to be? I have a Bank of America story for you... The year was 1958. Bank of America wanted to get into the credit card business. Diners Club, the very first credit card, was established in NYC in 1950 by a man named Frank McNamara. It was accepted at its outset (31 comments)
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