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I don't know what happened...I used to be a lot more romantic and did a lot more planning but 7 years into marriage and kids and job and stress and bills and....well, you get the picture. So I hear on the radio this morning: GO now and you can get a special deal. 1 Dozen red roses in our ruby vase with a box of chocolates and if you have it delivered on Feb13th instead of 14th, (17 comments)
Stimulus Bill Passes, but the $15,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit is Wiped Out - 02/11/09 05:04 PM
This says it about as good as anyone can at this point. The economy is driven by housing and yet our lawmakers did everything they are supposed to except LISTEN. Thanks for posting Mirela... Via Mirela Monte, Your Myrtle Beach Connection: Minutes ago an agreement was announced on a $790 Billion stimulus plan. Unfortunately, the $15,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit was effectively wiped out in order to accommodate the new, lower overall limit of the bill. Large corporations will get the money, but the average Joe will not get a tax break when buying a home. Done! I'm sorry! (2 comments)
Enough already! We can not afford to be owned by CHINA! - 02/10/09 10:09 AM
I'm not normally a very politically outspoken guy. I have my own beliefs but understand that I am a business owner and do not want to offend people that might otherwise do business with me. Religion and Politics are very devisive in our society and are usually best left alone in the business world. Normal, sensible people become irrational when their religious and political beliefs are questioned. I don't seek to do that here...Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, and independent alike are welcome to share their views. Communist and Socialist (legitimate parties with followings in our nation because THEY CAN BE) are likely (6 comments)
505 Bastrop, Downtown Mid-rise with style, location! - 02/09/09 03:54 PM
This beautiful Mid-rise Condo is located right in the heart of everything going on downtown! It's the ideal situation for someone who wants to have and active lifestyle downtown (Convention Center, Theater, Astros Baseball) and it's about $40,000 under the lowest priced unit in the building (40 units in the condo). Secure access as well as two underground parking places reserved really set this place apart! Call us today for your appointment or to hear more details, call our toll free number anytime: Call Direct: 281-935-7255 Call the info hotline: (877)472-5390 CODE 2223 anytime!
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Inspections. Must be present to win? - 02/04/09 09:11 PM
I've never really seen this blogged about before. I know it's not a unique line of thought but it is something that comes up from time to time. Should agents attend inspections with buyers? Here are some thoughts on the Inspection process: 1. The inspection is for the buyer to understand the condition of the house he/she is buying. 2. The inspector is fiduciary to the buyer, meaning that he has a responsibility to the buyer and NOT to the seller, listing agent or buyers agent. This is an important distinction. 3. The inspector is responsible, within his scope of expertise, (4 comments)
Free Denny's Grand Slam Breakfast 2/3/2009 - 02/02/09 04:07 PM
Here is the freebee you've been waiting for...ok, maybe not really, but you can get a free Denny's Grand Slam Breakfast on Tuesday 2/3/09 from 6am to 2pm ! I know of two Denny's in Katy: One by Katy Mills Mall just off of I-10 and one over near Seven Meadows off of Fry and HWY 99. I'm sure I'll be at one or the other!
THe disclaimer is worth a good laugh though...This offer is good at every Denny's in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico EXCEPT the one at 350 Baker BLVD Baker CA! DENNY'S FREE BREAKFAST OFFER (7 comments)
Twitter ins and outs - 02/02/09 01:07 PM
Twitter... I've heard about that. What did I know about it? Not much. What did I THINK I knew about it? Everything. Actually, the answer was closer to NOT MUCH than Everything. I've now spent 4 days on Twitter (give or take an hour or two!). I have followed 173 people (some of whom I have no idea of their actual activity yet) and I have been followed by 104 people. It's been interesting. Lots of cool information coming through there and to be honest, more useful than I ever thought it would be. So far, I see two main downsides. 1. (10 comments)
Short Sale Katy Texas - 02/01/09 09:20 AM
Short Sales in Katy Texas... A short sale is when the bank or lender holding the note on a home allows the seller, who has gotten behind on their payments, to sell their house for less than they owe on the note. Not all banks or lenders will participate in a short sale and certainly not ever real estate agent in capable of conducting a short sale. It takes a lot of work on the part of your agent to successfully market, sell and close a short sale, but if the agent knows what they are doing, it can be done, (2 comments)
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