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Fannie Mae's new strategic default rule could amount to very little - 07/31/10 02:51 PM
This is a great post, for a number of reasons. It's beautifully written, and IMHO this should be what MSN Money, etc. should be posting -- as opposed to the "100 Great Places to Live" tripe. I'm a firm believer that most home buyers / consumers where fleeced by the banksters who manipulated each and every mortgage they touched, packaged, sold off and pimped. When values of homes dropped, there was no / is no safety nets left for those who hold property that has devalued. Treading water while the house is underwater makes people very tired, very fast. Those that (1 comments)
Sales Tax in Oregon - 07/30/10 01:44 PM
Sales Tax in Oregon This post was inspired by a very new member to Active Rain, Ridhi Raheja. In her post Sales Tax Holiday!!! she let's us know that in many states across the Nation there will be "no sales tax" on school supplies, and selected clothing items. This got me thinking about sales tax in Oregon. Every day is a sales tax holiday here in Oregon. Why? Because there is no sales tax in Oregon. Yup. None. If the store clerk rings up $4.99, and you had over a $5.00, you'll get a penny back. There's no sales tax in Oregon, so (16 comments)
Defendant No. 8 - 07/29/10 05:31 PM
This past Tuesday I had an interesting day. I was known as "Defendant No. 8." This is how one is referred to when appearing on the Judge Joe Brown show. Plaintiff No. 1, Defendant No. 5, etc. My case was the 8th of the day . . . hence, Defendant No. 8. Not sure if "fun" is the way to put it, but when Todd (associate producer) called to ask if I would appear, I immediately said . . . NO!! Then, after several days of mulling it over, I relented. I knew my case was strong, even though a named defendant. I was in (31 comments)
On Sunday I posted a crossword puzzle. For those of you who want to check your progress -- or get a clue -- here is the KEY If you want to work the crossword, here it is: Sunday Real Estate Crossword Puzzle It was fun making the puzzle. When I get inspired again, I will do another one.
Via Richard Weisser Coweta Fayette Real Estate: Most economists agree that recent rashes of government spending will ultimately lead to significant inflation. The constant infusion of cash that is intended as a short-term solution will eventually have a long-term effect on the value of a dollar. One of the best hedges against this expected phenomenon is the purchase of a home (6 comments)
Miss Bad Manners Guide to Highway Etiquette - 07/25/10 08:38 PM
If you went out today -- you ENCOUNTERED the SUNDAY DRIVER!! I know you did, because I did too. Which is why this post is hilarious!! Also, Liz and Bill are new to Ative Rain, but are blogging maniacs!! Their posts are good, and they are great commenters too! Not only is this a funny, but a nice way to introduce yourself to Liz & Bill. ENJOY!!
Via Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite (Southwestern Ohio): Although Miss Bad Manners suspects that Sunday evenings is the absolute worst time to blog and expect people to read, Miss Bad Manners has just (10 comments)
For-Lease Signs . . . - 07/24/10 07:25 PM
For the past several months, I've been calling our meltdown "TRICKLE DOWN PROPERTY LOSS". Because that's exactly what it is. I've gotten used to seeing the FOR SALE signs in my neighborhood, and even noticed a few 'Auction' signs . . . but now I'm seeing the FOR LEASE signs. While I live in a residential neighborhood, there is an area of upscale business/office complexes that string along a very large area. Driving home last evening, I started to count 5 FOR LEASE signs. Within three blocks, I counted five. That's A LOT!! For EACH sign, that means there's one less SMALL BUSINESS renting/leasing (10 comments)
"DO NOT BUY ASK US WHY!" - Buying a Brand New Home Without a Realtor® and Inspector! - 07/24/10 02:44 PM
For anyone looking at NEW construction this is a good post by Andi Grant, a Realtor® in the Long Beach, CA area. This is a true life tale about buyers who might not have had: a) buyer representation when they purchased a newly constructed home, and/or b) a home inspection. I sell new construction, and as the Buyer's Realtor® I never think that just because it's new, it will be perfect. There's a lot of my own stories that come to mind, but I'll let you read this by Andi Grant . . .
Via Andi Grant | Long Beach, Lakewood, Downey CA (8 comments)
Kicking it in Downtown Portland - 07/23/10 11:02 PM
Kicking it in Downtown Portland -- Williamette River, Waterfront Park, Hawthorne Bridge Today was a glorious day in Portland town! I went to Waterfront Park, and was kicking it in Downtown Portland. The Portland Brew Fest was in full swing, but my friend forgot his ID, and they wouldn't let him in. So we decided to make the best of the day, and thought kicking it in Downtown Portland was second best. Strolling up and down Waterfront Park was nice. You forget how pretty Downtown Portland is sometimes, when you just rush by in your car.
Riverfront Marina with RiverPlace (9 comments)
What Goes Up . . . The Derivative Game, PART I - 07/23/10 06:21 PM
Lenn Harley makes good comments. She made another one today on Richie Nagger's post: FHA . . . Forgive & Forget . . . And so here we go . . . The greed was at the top. And that greed did compel. The situation -- and by situtation, I refer to the decline in property values, the foreclosure nightmare of millions, the short sales that go to the wayside, the loan mod fiasco -- isn't complicated. Not really. If I showed you a glass of water, and asked you what it was, you'd tell me it was a glass of water. If I asked the Chemist, or (9 comments)
(Continued from: What Goes Up . . . PART I) Okay, remember that it's not complicated . . . for some.
Remember, like the chemist who sees a glass of water as a scientific equation, so too, the banksters treat mortgages (amassed) as "investment vehicles" -- which carry with them very REAL mathematical formulas. For an example of a "PUT OPTION" formula, CLICK HERE AND SCROLL DOWN Remember it's not complicated: SEC -- didn't regulate. AIG -- "As Lehman Brothers (the largest bankruptcy in U.S. History) suffered a catastrophic decline in share price, investors began comparing the types of (4 comments)
Why Do People Move? - 07/22/10 02:35 PM
Why Do People Move? Liz and Bill Spear posted a great read: Your Nirvana Might Be My Hades - The Fallacy of Best Places to Live Lists When I was thinking about why do people move I wondered if it had anything at all to do with what they've read on-line and/or in a published list. Sure, people will read about a particular area . . . which is why Active Rain Localism is a great tool But why do people move to one particular area over the other? Is the why do people move answer have anything to do with the best places (8 comments)
"Pretend and Extend" -- Elizabeth Warren the Town Crier - 07/19/10 03:04 PM
Pretend and Extend While channel surfing a few nights ago, I caught the tail end of PBS "Need to Know" with host Alison Stewart. Her guest was Elizabeth Warren, and the conversation I walked in on had to do with "Extend and Pretend." I've never heard of: Pretend and Extend. Realizing they weren't discussing VIAGRA, I paused to listen. Oh how the saying "ignorance is bliss" didn't ring true! Sometimes I wish I could bury my head in the sand! And speaking of ringing . . . Elizabeth Warren rang the hand-bell of caution. As in the days of yore . . . (6 comments)
Supra Lockbox Activity Week Ending 7/11/10 NOTE: The Supra Lockbox is the magic access key that allows agents to open the doors on listed property. It also keeps statistics, and as you can see, there has been an INCREASE in activity for Oregon, which also includes Portland, OR real estate activity. The Metro Porltand market is the largest in the State. But this is an all encompassing Statewide stat. Keep in mind: This does NOT mean that sales, closed transaction, inventory have INCREASED or DECREASED. This does NOT represent INDIVIUDAL BUYERS looking at property. This just demonstrates how many times the Supra Lockbox was used during the week. In last week's (2 comments)
"The Voice of The American People" --- UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE - 07/16/10 06:45 PM
The Voice of the American People update. As some of you already know, I made an announcment last month about a project I was undertaking. "The Voice of the American People" is taking shape. The logo is done!! You like??? I met with the web developer who showed me the mock-up layout, and approved that today. Now for coding, coding, coding -- and hopefully a website launch in two-three weeks. The Voice of the American People will be an interactive website. It's being developed in order to bring the VOICE of Americans who have gone through, are going through, will go through the (19 comments)
Call to Save Carla's Trees!!! - 07/16/10 06:06 PM
Deborah Garvey has used me! But, it's OKAY by me! I love being used this way . . . she makes a point!! The funny thing is . . . when I was out this morning, and most likely Deborah was posting her blog, I was actually stopped at the railroad tracks because a large shipment of timbered logs was rolling by. It happens all the time to me when I'm out . . . being stopped at the RR crossing, and watching car, after car of freshly logged timber roll by. It's very Oregon to see this. We're a nice, thriving (4 comments)
Too Big to . . . JAIL - 07/16/10 05:52 PM
As we're all heard, Goldman Sachs got a wrist slap by the SEC the other day. They did not have to plead guilty, or anything messy like that. They did not have to admit any "wrong doing." Goldman Sachs is touted as being a "blue blood" investment house. Very little dealings with consumers, or small business. They cater to high-end, out of our league banking. Yeah, and we all know what happens to the blue bloods . . . they imbred, and taint their own blood line. In John Mulkey's post, The SEC Announces Christmas in July for Goldman Sachs. John (5 comments)
LOL of the Day Goes To . . . LOLCATS.com - 07/16/10 12:28 AM
There is a hilarious site I found . . . all about cats, their funny owners taking pictures of them in funny situations. If you like to LOL . . . check out www.LOLCats.com You won't be able to see them all, unless you're REALLY obsessed. There's a TON of photos. They're all good and funny. LOL of the Day worthy!
The downside (at least for me) the site loads rather slowly. But it's a funny site. Hope you LOL!
The (OTHER) 6 "Phases" of Foreclosure - 07/14/10 04:30 PM
On Real Estate MSN there's an article: The 6 Phases of Foreclosure -- which should not be confused with the 7 Stages of Grieving, although I'm sure any family going through foreclosure is in grief. Personally, I have problems with articles that omit the human factor. There's a family, or a single homeowner, or SOMEONE living in that house. Oh, it's "Just a Phase" Yeah . . . right! Do you ever wonder how a society can become DESENSITIZED?!? Do anyone even care?!? In this article, the steps are outline quite nicely. And yet . . . in my head I can hear (27 comments)
Via Pamela Seley, REALTOR® - Short Sale Specialist (Meritage Real Estate, Inc.): Congress is at it again -- trying to take away more of our freedoms. Let's contact our Senators and let them know what we think of the DISCLOSE Act. Is it fair to have a two tiered system of freedom of speech? Aren't we all guaranteed the right to freedom of speech? Not according to (4 comments)
Good MSN Article..... - 07/14/10 01:56 AM
This is a re-blog . . . and I do NOT find anything GOOD about the MSN Article. The basic steps of foreclosure. It's so sanitary. Why, it's only a 'process' and Jean Folger of Investopedia makes it sound so sterile. Tomorrow I'll write my own post about the 6 steps to Foreclosure. Do you ever wonder how a society can become DESENSITIZED?!? Do you even care?!? In this article, the steps are lined out, and in my head I can hear the sad cadence of the death drum beating down to the final day when they come to kick you (8 comments)
Oh the GOOD OLD DAYS -- When it was ONLY a BUBBLE . . . Not a MELTDOWN, NOT A FINANCIAL CRISIS, NOT EVEN A RECISSION - 07/13/10 11:51 PM
I love to read comments on blogs posts -- mine included -- where people toot their horns: "I knew it was coming" And then . . . I bow down to them in utter amazement. Mesmerized by their Wizard of Oz powers. I mumble at their feet: "WOW -- you knew "it" was coming . . ." I'm now worthy. I'm not worthy. Then sanity is restored, and I realize they are NOT the Wizard of OZ -- and they just love to blow smoke up peoples' butt, trying to convince everyone how "in tune" they were to the market. Hey Einstein . . . we all knew (7 comments)
"They Bought More Than They Could Afford"-- OH SURE . . . BLAME THE HOME OWNER - 07/13/10 12:31 AM
An interesting read this afternoon: A post about an agent who does not sugar coat, gloss over, but knows the facts and is direct with her local market (which has lost 30% of value, overall.) In a comment I read: " . . . there are no short sales [in a particular area] because people do not buy more than they can afford . . ."
Shhhhh . . . I have a little secret. Promise not to tell??
MOST PEOPLE BOUGHT WITHIN THEIR BUDGET! MOST PEOPLE DID NOT BUY MORE THAN THEY COULD AFFORD! Through no fault of their own . . . (189 comments)
Supra Lockbox Activity Week Ending 7/4/10 NOTE: The Supra Lockbox is the magic access key that allows agents to open the doors on listed property. It also keeps statistics, and as you can see, there has been a DECREASE in activity for Oregon, which also includes Portland, OR real estate activity. The Metro Porltand market is the largest in the State. But this is an all encompassing Statewide stat. Keep in mind: This does NOT mean that sales, closed transaction, inventory have INCREASED or DECREASED. In last week's (week ending 6/27/10) report I wrote: There is a slight uptick in activity, but we're still under a little from last year's numbers. Sunday seems (0 comments)
The World Cup . . . Portland Style!! - 07/12/10 02:50 AM
The World Cup . . . Portland Style! What a great Sunday to be Downtown Portland. The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, the temperature was hovering around 80 at about noon! PERFECT. I went Downtown to do a hyper-localism on a brand new urban park, Director Park -- and that post is coming. I got side tracked when I noticed that Pioneer Square was filling up. Pioneer Square in the center of town. During Christmas, we have the tree lighting ceremony, and the big tree is displayed in Pioneer Square. There's concerts, farmers' markets, "Flicks on Bricks" (summer outdoor films), a (15 comments)
FANNIE, FREDDIE KILL AGAIN - PACE PROGRAM SCARES THEM - 07/09/10 02:22 PM
Earlier this week, Active Rain colleague Cynthia Larsen had a featured post regarding the very issues Steve Gregory is discussing. Cynthia's post: Fannie and Freddie Jeopardize Energy Retrofit Programs Because Steve is on the East Coast, and Cynthia is on the West Coast . . . I thought these two posts pretty much cover it: From SEA TO SHINING DIMMING SEA Via J. Stephen Gregory (ERA Cape Real Estate): Fannie, Freddie Kill Again - PACE Program Scares Them This is indeed unfortunate. Fannie and Freddie, the evil twins of social engineering excess, have reached from the crypt to destroy a really useful (0 comments)
Buying a Home in Portland -- Consider VA Property - 07/09/10 01:47 PM
Buying a Home in Portland -- Consider a VA Property The U.S. Dept. of Veternan Affairs is making it very advantageous when purchasing a VA owned property. And I have to interject that it's sad to me that someone lost their home. This is the down-side of the mortgage meltdown. But, unlike quite a few bank owned properties, the VA has stepped up to offer their homes to buyers who qualify with some very lucrative terms. If you're buying a home in Portland, you might consider VA property. The flyer will explain the program. Highlights include: Low interest rates Seller (VA) (10 comments)
LOL of the Day Goes to . . . Ken Eisold, PhD -- For His HILIAROUS "Take" on Banksters - 07/08/10 10:03 PM
While web surfing this afternoon, the wave took me to Psychology Today, and a very funny article written by Dr. Ken Eisold. On June 30, 2010 Dr. Eisold wrote a blog on Psychology Today entitled: "Banksters: How Can We Demystify Bankers" HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Yes, let's "demystify" them . . . oh those silly banker folk. All we need to do is understand them and "demystify" them. Then . . . we'll all have balance restored, and HAVE OUR POWER again. We'll be able to CONTROL OUR DESTINIES! In fact, to quote Dr. Eisold: "Most of us who approach bankers -- or (10 comments)
Credit Suisse Monthly Survey of Real Estate Agents The report you've been waiting for?!? I'm not pleased . . . but not suprised. Most areas are "thumbs down" -- lower housing prices, lowered expectation on buyer traffice. There are, however a few exceptions -- Boston being one market that has seen some rise in the housing prices, and buyer traffic. Other states have mixed bags: Denver - traffic remained unchanged Las Vegas - prices remained stable, inventory declined Los Angeles - seems to be the most "stable" with all three categories unchanged (traffic, home prices, incentives) And a few others which seemed (6 comments)
Democrats Hiding Their Culpability in this Mess??? - 07/06/10 06:52 PM
This could be sub-titled "The Road to Perdition" . . . OR . . . "The road to hell is paved with "good" intentions" The video is an AMAZING historical look at the "WARNING, WARNING WILL ROBINSON" . . . All I can say is . . . HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Let the finger pointing, and accusations fly. It's ALL of them. Both Republicans and Democrats. The video is a one-sided, at best, pointing a finger at Democrats. But, we (6 comments)
In the Olden Days of Real Estate . . . They Were Called Move-Up Buyers - 07/06/10 01:22 AM
Once upon a time, in the land of condos, a young man purchased a 2 bedroom / 1 bath and 4 cabinets in the kitchen. He was single at the time. A few years passed, and he took on a spouse. And, as these things happen . . . a child was born. The child grew and became 4-years old. The little 2 bedroom / 1 bath and 4 cabinets in the ktichen condo, which was fine for a single dude . . . even fine for a family of two . . . was outgrown by the family in the child's 4th year. In the olden (17 comments)
Supra Lockbox Activity Week Ending 6/27/10 NOTE: The Supra Lockbox is the magic access key that allows agents to open the doors on listed property. It also keeps statistics, and as you can see, there has been an INCREASE in activity for Oregon, which also includes Portland, OR real estate activity. The Metro Porltand market is the largest in the State. But this is an all encompassing Statewide stat. Keep in mind: This does NOT mean that sales, closed transaction, inventory have INCREASED or DECREASED. In last week's (week ending 6/20/10) report I wrote: I'm hoping that the down arrow, especially for Sunday June 20 which dropped about 1,000 from the previous Sunday, (4 comments)
New Law in Oregon . . . Prohibits Credit Checks On Job Application Screenings - 07/05/10 01:47 PM
Since stirring pots is an important part of life, here's something that's sure to get that pot boiling. A new law was enacted last Thursday in the State of Oregon which prohbits potential employers from using applicants' credit history checks in their screening process. I, for one, like this new law. Call me whatever you'd like, but when it comes to a person's ability to perform a job, a credit history doesn't always lend itself to accurately portray who would / should qualify for a job. We will never know the 'back story' of someone's travails. Unless, we take the time to inquire. Most people (68 comments)
Lake Oswego Real Estate Market -- Trends 6 Months In Review - 07/05/10 12:36 AM
Lake Oswego Real Estate Market The following details what's been happening the Lake Oswego Real Estate Market. This information is based on condo/townhomes/detached properties in Lake Oswego in the past 6 months. Lake Oswego Real Estate Market Report Summary
Overview: Lake Oswego Real Estate Market shows listings dipping in May, solds holding steady throughout the six months. Prices on sold properties had 5 months of selling slightly off list price, to almost 20% off list . . . a very mixed bag on pricing during this six month trend review. More Portland Real Estate Market trends: Portland Real Estate Market NE (6 comments)
MUTANT DOG discovered in Beaverton, OR German Shepard seen with an abnormally large rabbit's head! What is my dog, Poppy, doing?!? MUTANT DOG If the Fourth of July fireworks weren't traumatizing enough, we had to put a rabbit's head on the poor dog to snap a funny picture?!? Where's the SPCA when you need them??
And the other half of that costume -------------------------------> My little darling, Carlson, is shooting a short film: "The Man Who Went Hunting" based on the 1845 works of Heinrich Hoffmann, a dentist who penned a book of poems Struwwelpeter. German people know (17 comments)
THIS IS A RE-BLOG. The original post follows. This is rather long . . . sorry! Now boys and girls . . . when the general public holds real estate professionals in such disdain, after reading the (below) post, I don't blame them. When they complain "What do they do?" after I read this (below) post, I would ask the same question and hold the same complaint. The poster DOES NOT ATTEND HOME INSPECITON WITH HIS BUYER CLIENTS. His excuses "reasoning" seen inane: "I do not join my buyers when they apply for their loan." -- NOR DO I! It's their finances and that has nothing (1 comments)
Beaverton Real Estate Market -- 6 Month Trend Review - 07/01/10 10:41 PM
Beaverton Real Estate Market The following details what's been happening the Beaverton Real Estate Market. This information is based on condo/townhomes/detached properties in Beaverton in the past 6 months. Beaverton Real Estate Market Report Summary
Overview: Beaverton Real Estate Market inventory was holding at a 2 to 1 over sold properties, until a drastic dip in inventory in May. Which correlates with the pendings . . . but they don't seem to have sold in June, since June sold properties dropped from May's high. Sold homes in April and June were above list by, but the months on Jan., Feb., March, and May show sold (0 comments)
Portland Real Estate Market -- SW Portland Trends 6 Months In Review - 07/01/10 10:26 PM
Portland Real Estate Market SW Portland The following details what's been happening the Portland Real Estate Market SW Portland. This information is based on condo/townhomes/detached properties in SW Portland in the past 6 months. Portland Real Estate Market SW Portland Report Summary
Overview: The Portland Real Estate Market SW Portland shows listings are at a 2 to 1 compared to sold properties. In my opinion, this is reflected in the sold prices with an overall negative percentage change off list price -- particularly in March. But getting closer to list in April and June. More Portland Real Estate Market trends: Portland Real (1 comments)
Hillsboro Real Estate Market -- Hillsboro Trends 6 Months In Review - 07/01/10 10:13 PM
Hillsboro Real Estate Market Hillsboro The following details what's been happening the Hillsboro Real Estate Market Hillsboro. This information is based on condo/townhomes/detached properties in Hillsboro in the past 6 months. Hillsboro Real Estate Market Hillsboro Report Summary
Overview: The Hillsboro Real Estate Market Hillsboro shows inventory dipping in May as sold rose. The sold prices are reflective of an overall negative percentage change compared to list pricing. Three consecutive months (April, May, June) of 10%-15% selling below list price. More Real Estate Market trends: Portland Real Estate Market NE Portland Portland Real Estate Market SE Portland Portland Real Estate Market N Portland Portland Real (0 comments)
Portland Real Estate Market N Portland Report Summary
Overview: The Portland Real Estate Market N Portland shows listings vs. sales at 3 to 1, meaning, there is a lot more inventory than what is selling. Selling, it is, but listing certainly outweighs solds. A bit of a high/low mix when it comes to percentages ABOVE or BELOW list price. Makes for a nice pattern (2 comments)
Portland Real Estate Market -- NE Portland Trends 6 Months In Review - 07/01/10 09:08 PM
Portland Real Estate Market NE Portland The following details what's been happening the Portland Real Estate Market NE Portland. This information is based on condo/townhomes/detached properties in NE Portland in the past 6 months. Portland Real Estate Market - NE Portland Report Summary
Overview: The Portland Real Estate Market NE Portland shows listings topping solds 2 to 1 in April and May, then dropping in May. Average sold prices reflect an overall negative percentage change compared to list pricing -- but showing steady, gradual improvements in the first 6 months. More Portland Real Estate Market trends: Portland Real Estate Market SE Portland (1 comments)
Fourth of July at PGE Park Portland - 07/01/10 07:58 PM
Fourth of July at PGE Park Portland Forget about laying on the ground from noon until the sun goes down just to secure your spot. Plan on seeing fireworks on the Fourth of July at PGE Park Portland. Enjoy the Minor League baseball game, at PGE Park then enjoy the after game fireworks! AND . . . since the Fourth of July is on Sunday, PGE Park has a "Kids Sunday" where kids eat free prior to the first pitch! Not only will there be fireworks on Sunday, celebrating the Fourth of July at PGE Park Portland, but kids will enjoy: (12 comments)
Portland Real Estate Market -- SE Portland Trends 6 Months In Review - 07/01/10 06:58 PM
Portland Real Estate Market SE Portland The following details what's been happening the Portland Real Estate Market SE Portland. This information is based on condo/townhomes/detached properties in SE Portland in the past 6 months. Portland Real Estate Market SE Portland
Overview: The Portland Real Estate Market SE Portland shows listings dipping in May, sold prices are reflective of an overall negative percentage change compared to list pricing. More Portland Real Estate Market trends: Portland Real Estate Market NE Portland Portland Real Estate Market N Portland Portland Real Estate Marekt SW Portland Portland Real Estate Market (0 comments)
Portland, OR -- IN THE NEWS!! - 07/01/10 02:38 AM
WOW -- what's going on with Portland, OR? We have one hot mess of a sex scandal brewing -- Al Gore being charged with sexual assault charges? Case is being reopened. Chief of Portland Police, Mike Reese, made the final decision to reopen the "alleged" sexual assault on Molly Haggerty. Keep in mind that Tipper Gore just filed for divorce a few weeks ago. Hmmmm . . . was there something brewing in the Gore household? Tipper's outta there . . . and then . . . sexual assault charges filed against Al. MORE sordid details . . . . We have twists and (16 comments)
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