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WHAT ARE YOUR PREDICTIONS FOR 2009? This morning, I was sitting here reminiscing about all the events of this past year. Who among you had heard the term "Credit Default Swaps" at the beginning of the year? Who would have guessed they would help bring down many of the Wall Street giants, etc.?I thought it might be fun for us to make some predictions for the coming year, and to see in December 2009, how close we came in accuracy. So what are your predictions for this coming year? Sorry - No points will be given for the prediction, that (12 comments)
Old Sacramento will host New Years Eve with a bang on December 31.During the New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular featured activities will include fireworks, and activities for families and children at the Waterfront Park tent. The first fireworks show, featuring children's music, is scheduled at 9 p.m. and will launch over Tower Bridge. The second show is at midnight. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with street entertainment, including fire jugglers; Disney Frequency Dangers, magic and science shows, as well as multiple strolling bands followed by 9:00 p.m. and midnight fireworks.Time: 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost: Free Age: Everyone (4 comments)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR'S I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families, the most Joyous of Holidays, and a prosperous New Year. Looking back through this year, I count as one of my most treasured blessings, my discovery of the ActiveRain community, and ALL of you. The friendships, and the collective knowledge gained, has been beyond what I could have imagined. . .Thank you for that!Myrl Jeffcoathttp://www.myrljeffcoat.com
Statistical Sales Data for Sacramento - November 2008 - 12/23/08 06:41 PM
The following graph provides sales statistics for the county of Sacramento. In addition there are links to the surrounding counties of: El Dorado, Placer and Yuba. They compare November 2008 to the year prior (November 2007), as well as data for October 2008 vs. October 2007. In most areas the number of sales posted was significantly greater to the year prior. However, prices have significantly declined for the same time period. Also linked is a statistical data sheet by zip code for Sacramento, and surrounding areas. Statistical graphs for 4 counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba
There’s Nothing Like Being MEME’d :-) - 12/22/08 08:42 AM
While my kitchen oven was percolating away at 400 degrees turning the color of Christmas cookies, I decided to check my email, and voila' I find that I've been MEME'd by Martha Brown. This has happened to me before, but the last time, it came during a busy time, and I'm not so sure I even came close to getting it right. So let's see if I can read instructions, and comply accurately.Here are all of the ground rules that need to be followed:
Create a blog post with a link to the person who so happily tagged you. See (14 comments)
Great Article on MSNBC About Difficulties Surrounding Mortgage Modifications - 12/18/08 03:12 PM
MSNBC has an article on their website today which is very informative. It answers many of the questions about "Why It's So Difficult to Modify a Mortgage"The article delves into (1) Unscrambling the egg (2) Who's in charge (3) Tranche warfare (4) Two mortgages (5) Taking a haircut (6) No rules (7) Legal tangles (8) Doing the math (9) Loans that will never work.I found this piece to be one of the easier explanations to understand for lay people attempting to grapple with this difficult topic.It can be reached in it's entirety at: MSNBC - "Why it's So Difficult to Modify (10 comments)
Awhile back I lamented that as a child, I would often daydream about living in a home similar to the doll house I had. The doll house had became among the most cherished of my memories. As we grow older and hopefully mature to a certain degree, we realize that what we wish for as a child isn't always possible. However, something about that little Victorian doll house, decked out in holiday grandeur, had never drifted far from my dreams for the future.Little did I know, years later I would become a Realtor, and would often become the instrument or channel (10 comments)
Statistical Sales Data on Sacramento - and Surrounding Areas - 12/04/08 04:46 PM
The following graph provides sales statistics for the county of Sacramento. In addition there are links to the surrounding counties of: El Dorado, Placer and Yuba. They compare October 2008 to the year prior (October 2007), as well as data for September 2008 vs. September 2007. In most areas the number of sales posted was significantly greater to the year prior. However, prices have significantly declined for the same time period. Also linked is a statistical data sheet by zip code for Sacramento, and surrounding areas. Statistical graphs for 4 counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba Statistical Data by Zipcode for Sacramento and (2 comments)
The "Simple Life" in Lancaster County PA - 12/02/08 08:11 PM
A few days back, Elizabeth Weintraub coaxed me into blogging about a trip I had made while visiting the Amish in Lancaster County PA. "The Trip" which is how I would refer to it in the Fairytale Factory of my mind for many years before actually making the journey had began with a watercolor picture on my bedroom wall. The picture which always managed to calm me, or settle me, even on the most stressful of days. It was of an Amish family in one of their traditional horsedrawn buggy, as they traveled down a road into the mist.For several years, I had promised myself (17 comments)
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