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Renters often pickier than Buyers - 06/14/09 02:48 PM
Despite having less to choose from, renters are often pickier than buyers. Why? Perhaps because they will be living in the house or condo as it is. Buyers may be changing the flooring, or painting, or tearing out walls. They can make it theirs - renters are lucky if they can paint. Generally renters are picky about the property, but perhaps they should be picky about owners as well. I think the renters should vet the owners just as the owners vet the tenants. What's the owner's credit rating? Is he current on his mortgage of the rental property? Has he (5 comments)
Pinellas County Florida's the center of Coffee - 06/14/09 02:27 PM
Step aside, Seattle, and let me tell you about the role that Pinellas County, Florida, plays in enjoying coffee: Terry Davis, of Ambex in Clearwater, is the third largest builder of coffee roasters in the US - machines that cost from $3,500 to $150,000. Whether it's St Petersburg, Oregon, or China - you're likely to find one of Terry's coffee roasters. There are then about two dozen small coffee roasters in Tampa Bay, including Kahwa. Then there's the matter of coffee filters. Enter Melitta cone filters. Melitta has been here in Pinellas County for 15 years. You like flavorings in your (0 comments)
Signature Place staging - 06/14/09 02:00 PM
We attended a VIP reception this week at Signature Place, the architecturally striking new condo in downtown St. Petersburg. This was a chance for a couple of hundred people to view the furnished models, and check out the common areas, enjoying food stations scattered throughout.It started with flutes of champagne in the elevator. When we went outside into the 6th floor Sky Garden, we were impressed at the staging here at the end. The artificial turf never needs mowing or watering and you won't be bothered by noisy lawnmowers. We thought it was nice to stage this picnic.
After the (1 comments)
Scansnap makes it SO easy! - 06/14/09 12:48 PM
You've heard me brag about the Fujitsu Scansnap before and I like the new S1500 better even than the older ones. Today was a great example - I bought a new 16 GB flash drive to take with me to Costa Rica later this month. You never know when you'll want the details on what you bought, instructions, warranty and the receipt. Where did you buy it and how much? (well, maybe you don't care when it's a flash drive, but you sure do when it's a computer or a camera). So - I put the opened cardboard instructions/warranty from the (4 comments)
Twitition on the new iPhone 3GS - 06/10/09 03:27 PM
What's a petition on Twitter? A Twitition. After spending hours on hold and online with AT&T today to complain that they wouldn't give me a $199 upgrade on the new iPhone 3GS until next March (they really need to allow upgrades as fast as Apple makes them on the iPhone), Tami pointed out to me that there's a petition on Twitter, a Twitition that "we the undersigned petition AT&T to offer reasonable iPhone 3GS upgrade prices. AT&T should give existing customers the same rate for the new iPhone 3Gs that they do for new customers. New customers or not, another 2-year (6 comments)
Who will make their mortgage payments? Credit card data mining. - 06/07/09 08:24 AM
This morning our paper had a long and interesting article from Charles Duhigg, business reporter for the NY Times. He wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine on all the data mining done by/for credit card companies. So, for example, someone who charges felt pads for chair legs or a carbon monoxide detector is far more likely to pay his credit card bill than someone who charges a chrome skull car accessory. Avoiding for the moment the privacy or ethics issues ... Wouldn't this data also work to determine who's most likely to pay their mortgage payments? Could doing (11 comments)
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