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Sunrise Over Cooksville, Maryland - 11/29/07 06:26 PM
There was a beautiful sunrise this morning so I took a photo of it from my deck. The colors lasted about 10 minutes and faded quickly. Enjoy. (7 comments)
Home Updates in the Twilight Zone - 11/26/07 05:26 PM
You've reduced your asking price, updated the kitchen and baths, repainted, replaced carpeting and decluttered your home. . .but it's still sitting on the market. What to do? Consider getting your head into another "zone" and seek help from the spiritual world. All of the following methods have supporters with first-hand successes. St. Joseph-- if you believe in the power of prayer, try burying a statue of this saint in your front yard. Be sure to dig it up when you move and put in a place of honor in your new home. Many people swear by this method. Locally, kits with small plastic St. Joseph statues (5 comments)
Starbucks and The Housing Market - 11/17/07 01:35 PM
This goes in the Believe It Or Not annals. In the Business Section of today's Washington Post there is an article about Starbucks and their 1% drop in customer traffic (the first ever). Starbucks' stock shares dropped 3.9% yesterday. Okay, all that's straightfoward enough. Now for the kicker, and I quote: "There are other problems besides competition. Dairy costs are up, leading Starbucks to raise its already-not-low prices; customers are spending more on gas; and bad housing market news continues. That adds up to fewer venti lattes." To begin with, the "bad housing market news" is a total media thing and not a reality in many, (27 comments)
The Realtor Diet - 11/15/07 09:43 PM
Yesterday, one of the new agents in our office was saying that ever since she started real estate she has developed a bad habit of eating at McDonalds. A lively discussion ensued about the terrible things we, as Realtors, eat -- if and when we eat. I know that I am very bad about that. When I'm busy, I miss lunch and sometimes dinner. I'll grab pretzels or something out of the vending machine, and even convince myself that Peanut M&Ms are a healthy choice because of the peanuts. So this made me wonder if it's just me and a few others. . .or (29 comments)
Autumn Walk in Maryland - 11/13/07 12:48 PM
Hello, Here are some pictures I took last week on a walk near my home in Maryland. I wanted to capture the Fall colors and the countryside. Enjoy! This is a close up of the next picture. . .Maryland Country Lane. . .and a little further down the road. (4 comments)
Topics in the Wash Post Real Estate Section - 11/03/07 11:51 PM
Saturday is my favorite newspaper day because the Washington Post has the Real Estate Section on Saturdays (and they do a couple articles in the Business section on Sunday). For those of you who don't get the Post here are the articles in today's section: --Ways to get a down payment when you don't have the cash saved up. This is a fairly informative piece about who is/isn't offering 100% loans anymore and how much a buyer can expect to put down (5% for convention and 10% for Jumbo). They also mention the usual ways of scraping together the cash (gifts, 401K, selling (0 comments)
LEAGUE OF MARYLAND HOMEOWNERS -- Legislative Update - 11/01/07 03:28 PM
Hello, hope everyone had a great (spooky) Halloween -- me, I'm trying to avoid this dish of candy on my desk. . . Now for something REALLY S-C-A-R-Y! Maryland's Governor O'Malley has proposed a tax on Property Management commissions (which for all the Realtors -- is one step from a tax on our commissions -- as if enough hands weren't in our pockets already! Just an aside, if anyone thinks that real estate agents are rich beyond our wildest dreams they don't understand how hard we work just to earn a reasonable living -- it's not easy money, folks!) Anyway, I digress. . . Here are (0 comments)
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