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The 700 Billion Dollar Question? - 09/30/08 03:25 PM
The 700 Billion with a "B" question is, to bail or not to bail? So if we bail we will: increase liquidity to the market by removing their bad debt encourage banks to loan money to each other encourage banks to lend to individuals instill confidence to Foreign investors lessen the impact of current create a debt that will be felt for generation to come So if we don't bail The credit markets may seize up The economy may go into a deep recession people may feel a hurt not seen since the great depression force Wall Street to fend for (3 comments)
Get ready to Polka! - 09/24/08 01:21 PM
It is that time once again, you know the time to put on your leiderhosen and do the Polka. Better know as Pulaski Home Mortgages Oktoberfest. Each year this festival gets bigger & bigger. This years event is tonight Wednesday September 24th from 5-8 pm at the Farmers Market in downtown Overland Park. If you have never used Pulaski Bank you might want to give them a try, they have in house underwriting, fund their own loan and even allow your client towrite personal checks at closing. My personal lender is Kim Schulz, stop by I and give her a shout. (3 comments)
Olathe's annual wild West Show and Bullwhacker Days Festival this weekend - 09/24/08 11:26 AM
The city of olathe is celebrating 2 annual festicvals this weekend, the Wild west show & Bullwhacker Days events will take place where the Sante Fe Trail meets the Mahaffie Stage Coach stop. The event will feature old west reenactments and a traditional Mexican cowboy and horseman show. The event was designed to give a window into how life used to be on the prairie. Events will be happenning all weekend, you can go to their website by clicking here for details on all of the weekends activities. (0 comments)
Overland Park Fall Festival this weekend - 09/24/08 11:11 AM
Overland Park will be holding it's annual Fall Festival this Saturday September 27th. The annual festival features over 200 artists displaying their fine jewerly, crafts & paintings. The Sante fe Trail Days Parade will roll through downtown at 2pm. There will also be live music and a motorcycle show at the new Matt Ross Community Center. For the kids there willbe an inflatable moon walk, slide and a childrens stage with puppets shows, jugglers and singers. The Festival runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and there is parking available at Overland Park elementary. (1 comments)
I'll Slap you so Hard! - 09/23/08 10:47 AM
Do you remember when you were a kid plays snaps with you buddies. You would say things like, I will slap you so hard your unborn children will feel it. Well, our governement is about to slap us that hard. The pain from these bailouts will be so hard that the unborn children of your unborn children will feel it. Just like pulling a band aid off fast is supposed to make it hurt less, congress is trying to get this done fast before the pain really sinks in. Unfortunately America is going to be feeling the sting from this one (13 comments)
The $7500 dollar question? Why buy an Overland Park Home? - 09/22/08 11:28 AM
Now don't be affraid to raise your hand, but who wants $7500 dollars? Once again don't be affraid to raise your hand, but who wants to buy an Overland Park Home? It seems that the news keeps getting lost in the shuffle that as a first time home buyer you can receive up to $7500 US dollars for buying a house.
Want details? Click Here Want to search for Houses? Click Here Dont want $7500? Click Here
Copyright 2008- The Russell Home Team, Your Overland Park Homes expert, www.SearchjocoHomes.com 913-681-1383 (0 comments)
I smell Bacon! Your tax dollars hard at work. - 09/22/08 10:27 AM
Gee what a shock, the Democrats and the President differ on how to bailout all of the junk mortgage loans on Wall Street. Obviously there is just not enough pork in the bill to make them happy. Does anything get passed in this country anymore without adding three slabs of bacon and two tons of baby back ribs to it. Are you as sick & tired of corporate welfare disguised as a bailout for the average American. You can sure tell it is an election year, if it wasn't we would all be left to twist in the wind. I saw (6 comments)
Listings not driving the bus anymore - 09/21/08 10:16 PM
It used to be that listings meant buyers. You would receive lots of sign calls or grab a couple of buyers from an open house but it seems listings are starting to become a little bit of a liability. Gone are the days of mutiple offers on the first day and sign calls by the dozen in prime neighborhoods. It was always said that if you want to be succesful in this business that you need to list properties. I had the luxury of commiting career suicide almost 3 years ago by moving to a city that I knew exactly zero people. (7 comments)
Note to Hollywood stars, we don't care what you think! - 09/21/08 08:51 PM
I am sick & tired of these self righteous Hollywood stars trying to tell us what we are supposed to think. I like it a lot better when you just act. You are entertainers period. Tom Smothers, I didn't realize you were still alive and neither did most of America. You are a comedian, make me laugh. Do you really think that your spew won you any fans tonight. Well I guess maybe a few, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn & George Clooney. Your desperation to win this election is pathetic, why don't you spend more time on your day job because (11 comments)
Leawood KS Homes, Steeplechase Home Sales Report - 09/18/08 03:40 PM
Steeplechase in Leawoood Kansas is a fantastic family friendly subdivision. Developed by Pulte, Steeplechase features and array of 2 story homes, many of which feature a very popular side entry garage. Steeplechase is located in Southern Leawood and is bordered by 143rd Street & Mission. Steeplechases location is very central to everything the area has to offer, including shopping, schools, churches & more. Last 6 months Home Sales Report for Steeplechase
The Russell Home Team specializes in Steeplechase & Leawood Kansas Homes. Start your search now at www.SearchjocoHomes.com or give us a call at 913-681-1383 for a private consultation. (1 comments)
New Guiness World Record for Active Rain - 09/16/08 09:44 PM
Active Rain is attemping to break a world record by having the Most Realtors on a social Networking site at one time. Right now we are at 31,973. We will need to be at 35,365 by 11pm eastern to be certified for the new world record. Guiness is planning a ceremony for next week to present Mr Washburn with the award. So call up your friends. Just kidding but what the heck is going on with the counter. It has to be wrong because nobody commented on my awesome posts about Transiberian circus clowns, it is a feature for sure.
A.I.G. stands for... - 09/16/08 08:38 PM
America's Indebtiness Grows by another 85 Billion Dollars What's next? Are we going to start passing the hat at church? Maybe we can have a lemonade stand for corporate welfare. A government that was established of the people, by the people and for the people is now a government of the rich people, by the rich people and for the rich people. They just throw a couple scraps down so the peasants don't revolt.
A letter from my Senator and why I am going to vote you out! - 09/16/08 02:22 PM
When I found out our elected officials were going to get rid of Seller Funded Down Payment assistance I spent the day calling my Senators and congressman. They politely thanked me for my opinion and then kindly ignored it by voting to eliminate Down Payment Assistance. Below is a copy of a letter I received in response from my lovely Senator Sam Brownback. ******** Dear Mr. Russell:Thank you for your correspondence regarding the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. There is no better guide for making tough decisions than hearing from the people whom I serve.Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are privately-owned, (7 comments)
Bear Stearns,Fannie, Freddie, Lehman Bros., Merryl Lynch, AIG & the fed, whose next? - 09/16/08 01:50 PM
Anybody else want to screw us today? There are prisoners in the jailhouse shower who are less scared to bend over than the average American. Is there anything or anyone else we can bail out today. The line for corporate welfare is getting longer than the soup lines during the great depression. So whose next? There is an acronym for this, it is called BOHICA Bend Over here it comes again!
My first 50,000 points, tougher than I thought - 09/15/08 10:19 PM
Wow, I finally reached 50,000 points on Active Rain. I have read blog posts from agent who have amassed over 100k in points in 6 months or less. Well it took me over a year to generate this mini-milestone. I am still waiting for my ellusive featured post. Maybe in my next 50,000 I will finally get one. I know a couple of posts lately have been agaist the point system but I think it is ingenous and when I introduce new agents to AR they usually don't get it. If they only knew the power of the Rain. 100k here (20 comments)
Overland Park Homes, Sylvan Lake Home sales report - 09/15/08 09:58 PM
Sylvan Lake in Southern Overland park is not a huge subdivision but when quality counts it stack right up there. Sylvan Lake has a fantastic mix of 2 story homes with an average price of $223,000. It's highly desireable location near Blue Valley High School makes it a top destination for first time buyers & move up buyers. Sylvan Lake is close to shopping, restaurants, plus easy access to HWY 69 to KC. Below is the last 6 months Home Sales Statistics If you think that Sylvan Lake is your next destination click on the link below to see all (0 comments)
overland park Homes, Willow Bend home Sales Report - 09/15/08 09:44 PM
Willow bend located in Southern Overland Park is a perfect subdivision for first time buyers looking to get into the Blue valley school system. with its close proximity to shopping, restaurants & HWY 69 it is also an easy drive to everything Johnson County & KC has to offer. The last 6 months home sales show that Willow Bend is affordable & strong. Listed Sold Days to sell
If you think Willow Bend is your place to call home then click on the link below to see all of the homes available in Willow Bend & overland Park.
Overland Park Homes, Brittany Park/ Highlands - 09/15/08 04:48 PM
If you are looking for an affordable alternative in Souhtern Overland Park, look no further than Brittany Park or brittany Highlands. There are not many subdivisions in Southern Overland park where you can buy a home for less than 200k. Brittany combines affordable living and family friends with a location that meets all of your needs. Brittany located just off 151st & Metcalf is close to schools, supermarkets, restaurants & HWY 69. The last 6 months have seen home sales at a very brisk pace, with homes selling quickly and for top dollar. There is no buyers market in Brittany. Last (0 comments)
Overland Park Homes, Birchwood Hill/Place Home Sales report - 09/15/08 04:20 PM
South Overland Park is known for a lot of things including good schools, lots of restaurants and large family friendly subdivisions. One of those subdivisions is Birchwood Hills & place. Developed in the early to mid 90's Birchwood feature a fantastic selection of 2 story homes. The subdivision has a fantastic community pool and the location is right in the middle of all of the areas best attractions. To the north & south you will find tons of great shopping including supermarkets, Sams club, Home Depot and the Palazzo movie theatre. Birchwood is also close to schools, churches & HWY 69. (0 comments)
Feature: 4 Bedrooms 2 Full & 1 half bathroom Traditional 2 story fllor plan Spacious family room with fireplace & built ins beautiful kitchen w/ granite counters & stainless appliances, hardwood floors large master suite w/ huge bathroom Come see this beautiful 2 story located in the fantastic Hampton Place subdivision. Located in Southern Overland Park, walking distance to new elementary school. Click Here To see all overland Park Homes For (0 comments)
What $179,000 get's you in Brooklyn - 09/10/08 01:10 PM
I received this fantastic email today and it made realize how lucky I am to not live in NY. I love NY, love to visit, eat, go to shows, museums and everything this beautiful city has to offer but you won't believe this house and what it is selling for. (2 comments)
No Really, What are you waiting for? - 09/09/08 01:53 PM
With the down turn in the economy and a looming presidential election, I don't think people know what good news sounds like anymore. Take for instance the $7500 tax credit for first time buyers. This is an incredible deal, you buy a house and come next April you will get $7500, Wow Mike $7500 dollars. I don't know if I am ready yet, the media hasn't given me permission to buy a house. Plus my parents think that I should wait till it is a sellers market again. Well if $7500 wasn't enough interest rates dropped over a half percent yesterday. (1 comments)
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