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Buyers option - 05/26/08 02:29 AM
Buyers, what are you thinking right now? I use the term "buyers" loosely. Let me qualify what I term are buyers.
A buyer is a person that has a strong desire and the need to buy something, anything. You can not classify a person a buyer by virtue of putting them in your car and driving them around for months. That's a person using you to site see your town and just might not be that interested in jumping in the pool yet.
OK, now that I have that out of the way, let me ask the question again. (7 comments)
New park in Santa Clarita - 05/23/08 12:19 AM
If you have lived in Santa Clarita for some time, then chances are you have driven past a large vacant piece of Santa Clarita real estate at the corner of McBean and Decoro, that in the past few months has undergone a transformation. The parcel is owned by the Metropolitan Water District, and was built by Newhall Land & Farm. The fences are due to come down sometime in June and in July the responsibilty of maintianing the area will be in the competent care of the Land Maintence District of Santa Clarita. Emilio Blanco who's job it was to build (2 comments)
You be the judge! - 05/22/08 02:06 AM
Recently I bought an Epson v200 photo scanner. After scanning and touching up with the scanners software I still was not satisfied with the end result. Then I remembered a post that Jeff Turner of Real Estate Shows had done last year talking about a site called Picnik that he used to really snaz up his pictures. I think that the following pics speak for them selves. Not bad for a free site!
This picture was taken in the late 60's (who would have guessed) as you can see the first picture looks washed out, and this is after I (15 comments)
This one should stick! - 05/20/08 01:30 AM
All right Mr Moderator, you win!! Recently I have had several of my posts pulled on Baseball talk 101 because they were lacking......to say the least in baseball content. So I have only baseball content for this post. (for the most part anyway) Are you a little fed up with these touted phenom wonder arms racking in the cash from Japan, only to belly flop when they get here. I am speaking of the Dodgers Hideki Kuroda, if memory serves correctly they paid him like 45 million for a couple, three years or such, and so far, aside from an opening day (17 comments)
Free Energy-Home Generator-Zero Point Energy off the Grid - 05/14/08 01:50 AM
Recently I read a post Missy Caulk wrote about how the government has a goal that by 2030 20% of our electricity will be generated from wind using windmills. While I am glad that we are looking for natural resources to produce power. It disturbs me that we will forsake the beauty of a horizon by polluting it with windmills no matter how remote the location is. While I am not a tree hugging extremist. I am a person that would like to manage better the way I live and use resources. And by doing so save some money. I have a dream that some day my home (3 comments)
An option to stretch your $$$ at the pump - 05/13/08 03:49 PM
How many times has this happend to you. You are driving down the road and in front of you is the worst polluting vehicle you have seen in some time. You can't roll up your windows and shut off the fan fast enough (if you live in California you can call 1-800-cut-smog to report them) before you turn a shade of green that you have never seen before. What can be done with a vehicle like this. Well there still is hope other than kicking it to the salvage yard. It's called H2O, yep good ole water. I am sure you know by now that there is Hydrogen (5 comments)
Be careful Santa Clarita, and the rest of California - 05/13/08 01:29 PM
New laws for the CHP to enforce starting July 1, 2008 Drivers 18 and over Drivers 18 and over will be allowed to use hands-free device to talk on their wireless telephones while driving. The new law does not prohibit dialing, but drivers are strongly urged not to dial while driving. It is legal to use a Blue Tooth or other earpiece as long as only one ear is uncovered. Speaker phone is acceptable to use while driving. The law does not specifically prohibit it's use, but an officer can pull over the vehicle and issue a citation to driver of (4 comments)
Important Notice for Santa Clarita and all of California - 05/12/08 01:26 AM
I recently received this in an email and I would like to pass it along to all Californians. It is unusual for REATORS® to talk about Ballot Porpositions with clients, but this is an extraordinary circumstance. The upcoming June 3rd Primary Election Ballot includes a voter-sponsored initiative that will protect homeowners and businessess private property rights. You've worked hard to invest in real estate, and government should not be able to use eminent domain to take it without appropriate cause. In these challenging economic times, some local governments are abusing eminent domain to take private property and give it to big (4 comments)
Whats tougher than this real estate market? - 05/11/08 12:23 AM
Whoa man if you love baseball (and I do) you can appreciate good hitting. Take the Houston Astros 3, 4, and 5 hitters. In there last two games they are 10 for 21 and Lance Berkman is hitting an astronomical .732 in for his last 20 plus at bats. Even this real estate market isn't as tough to face as these guys. I just wish the Astros had not rolled into town on fire like they are. This is the last thing the Dodgers needed. (14 comments)
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