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News None of Us Wanted to Hear - Housing Sales Plunge in July! - 08/24/10 11:17 AM
Even though leads are coming in, some better than others, it appears that on the national level the housing market is in for still a rougher ride. I should say it is going to be a tough row to hoe for real estate agents, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, etc. Here is the article on the front page at marketwatch.com (3 comments)
Who I Want To Be When I Grow Up - Create A Housing Utopia for Lower Income Families - 08/09/10 08:29 AM
No, This is not a government throwback to the Johnson Administration or "The Great Society." This is a private business enterprise run by developer John K. Freeman who bought a run down townhouse development in Falls Church, VA and has turned it into a modern day utopia for (I don't want to use the words poor or disadvantaged) families with limited incomes. If I go to my grave having completed a project like Mr. Freeman has done, other than raising two fine sons, my life would have been well worth living. I would understand my reason for "being" on this earth. Please (2 comments)
Need a Job in Northern Virginia? - 08/03/10 10:18 AM
I recently did a post on the job market and housing market in the Northern Virginia (Fairfax County) area. This morning while working at my computer, I heard the garbage truck making its way down the block. I rushed out nearly falling and breaking my neck to get the can out to the street. I noticed the truck was moving slower than usual down the street. The driver hopped out and grabbed my can and dumped it the truck. He apologized for not getting my trash quicker and said "we need more workers!" Throwing trash might not be your idea of (3 comments)
Dow 14000 in 2011! Sounds Great But Will it Happen? - 08/02/10 09:16 AM
Many of us have had our rear ends booted in the recent stock and real estate meltdown. Usually when real estate is down stocks are up. If not stocks, bonds or something. In the current market, everything seems to be a "no go." Long term though, if history is any example, stocks will go up and trend up over time as will real estate. Good to be invested in both. I am a firm believer in keeping your eggs spread out in separate baskets. Just keep your (AGI?) income under $250,000 if you want to keep your tax bill low (for (0 comments)
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