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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
If Mr. Bush or his advisors had asked me, I would have said that instead of this crazy idea of sending everyone in the country a check for a few hundred dollars ... instead of that .... how about
1. Reinstate the personal interest deduction
2. Place a national cap on credit card interest rates
Up until Regan's tax reform of 1986, interest paid on credit cards was deductible. When I first wrote the comment yesterday, I was thinking that we lost the personal interest deduction in the 1970s under Carter; not the 1980s under Regan. But here it is, right on the U S Treasury web site. Ronald Regan's Tax Reform of 1986.
The official line was that removing the personal interest deduction would stimulate savings. Hello? Has the U. S. individual saving rate improved since 1986? And WTF anyway? Mr. Bush is telling us that spending is what this country needs right now.
And think about this: The non-deductability of credit card interest was a factor for many people in deciding to re-finance their homes or take out HELOCs. And in the process they burdened a long term asset (their home) with debt for short term items (After all, credit cards are often used to pay for food, clothing, gasoline ... all stuff that is rapidly consumed in the short term.)
What did happen in 1978 was a Supreme Court ruling: Minneapolis v. First of Omaha Service Corp., that stated national banks actually could export interest rates across state lines. That's why big banks opened offices in states such as Delaware and South Dakota, which have no ceiling on interest rates. Now you know why your VISA bill has a Delaware address. Here's more.
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What is a CAT BLOG?
According to Seth Godin: "Cat blogs are for, by, and about the person blogging. A cat blog is about your cat and your dating travails and your boss and whatever else you feel like sharing in your public diary."
Well, I am the boss, my dating years are behind me, but I do love my cats.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.