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Tips and commentary For Home Buyers & Sellers and REALTORS with primary focus on LIVE - Work - Play - Life Rhythm - Life Performance Oriented thinking for regular folks

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2012 

    The Law of Conservation of Energy   ” Energy in a system may take on various forms (e.g. kinetic, potential, heat, light). The law of conservation of energy states that energy may neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore the sum of all the energies in the system is a constant.” At the conc...
09/30/2012
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  Bill O’Reilly‘s “factor tip of the day – there never has been nor will there ever be a better time than now to buy a house” There are plenty of folks who don’t like Bill very much, but I can say with certainty that if they follow his advice, they’ll be thanking him profusely in a few years. We ...
09/29/2012
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  Business shows up in the most mysterious ways sometimes, yet it doesn’t happen accidentally. As we all meander along in life, we strive to do the best with the cards we are dealt. Some people seem to be a lot luckier than others, though! Why? If you really want to know, follow one of those “luc...
09/28/2012
  OK Mr. & Mrs. Seller, I know your house has been on the market for a couple of months now and you were hoping it would be SOLD by now, right? I received your email this morning saying that you would like to take your house off the market in mid-October because you don’t want to be moving during...
09/27/2012
  Everyone has a story about needing some very specific help or guidance and calling the person they think is the right person only to learn (after a lengthy explanation) they’ve got the wrong person and will need to re-tell the story to someone else. Sometimes, sales people put lots and lots of ...
09/26/2012
  Real estate negotiations can sometimes get comical. Beware the “cry wolf syndrome” (CWS). I’m remembering a deal a few years ago in which I was told “FINAL OFFER” 6 (SIX) times before we came to terms . . . and in the final FINAL OFFER, the Seller added “AS-IS with Seller to make NO repairs” Th...
09/25/2012
  It’s been said that even atheists become keenly religious in foxholes. When we are faced with what seem to be insurmountable obstacles, we do have choices: QUIT DEFEND ATTACK Every member of every team has a say in which of these 3 paths the team takes. 1 member can bring every down resulting i...
09/24/2012
  WHEW! seems like everything is EXPENSIVE these days. Do you think things will get less expensive or more expensive in the coming months/years? I’m betting on MORE expensive. Here we are at what many folks are calling the “the bottom” of the recession. Reports are that home ownership affordabili...
09/23/2012
  I saw it unfolding on the soccer field today. Our team of mostly 5th graders were playing a team of ALL 6th graders from the same school. Our 5th grade girls are a FABULOUS soccer team with plenty of ability and tenacity. In the right mindset, they could have blown these 6th graders off the fie...
09/22/2012
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  Every one of us has many reasons to hyperventilate several times  darn near every day. Seriously! In this frenetic-paced overstimulating electronic whirlwind of a world, the minute we think we have a grip – something significant changes. Even the steady rocks shift without notice sometimes. Thi...
09/21/2012
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