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A few days ago I asked "Can Lakers recover?" .  They couldn't .  San Francisco Chronicle and a few other newspapers called their 6th and decisive loss by 39 points to Boston Celtics a "Boston Masacre"! Congratulations all Celtics fans! Here in the Bay Area we are thinking already about the new se...
Are you a soccer fan? The stage foe quarterfinals is set!  Here is paring of 8 quarterfinalists for the Europe Cup 2008: 06/19/2008 Portugal - Germany  @ 2:45 p.m. ET 06/20/2008 Croatia - Turkey @ 2:45 p.m. ET 06/21/2008 Netherlands - Russia @ 2:45 p.m. ET 06/22/2008 Spain - Italy @ 2:45 p.m. ET ...
                                               Many of us realized that lenders and mortgage servicers are giving short sales a “cold shoulder”. It simply doesn’t make sense that lenders and mortgage servicers don’t seem to care for success of short sales, as they don’t seem to have incentives (!...
Did you know that Point Montara Lighthouse on the San Mateo Count coast, California was moved there from Mayo's Beach near Wellfleet, MA on Cape Code? It was built in 1881 and "lost" approximately 80 years ago.  However it actually was disassembled and moved across the country in the late 1920s. ...
                                      "Worst (is) over for U.S. if financial crisis ends" according to Greenspan, Doesn't sound it like "It is going to stay dry if it doesn't rain" or very "Clintonesque" (read: says nothing)?  Here is the link to the Reuters news CLIP. I guess now we understand b...
Have you looked to HotPads service?  If not, make sure you do.  It is another easy to use tool (like Trulia or Zillow) empowering clients and helping them to make a decison rent vs. buy. They have just introduced rent ratio heat maps. They allow users to visualize sale and rental properties and t...
Lakers fans out there! Can Lakers recover? I guess we have to go with Kobe said - "We're thinking about beating them on Sunday,'' Bryant said. "Then, you move on from there. Take one swing at a time to chop down a tree. We'll take care of business on Sunday.'' So on Sunday I will have to share my...
                                            You possibly have read the post “NAR should ban Short Sales”. Let me strongly disagree. Even if they could, they shouldn’t. We all need succesfull short sales and no-one more than lenders. I understand the frustration with the process. Lenders present t...
                                    Are you a soccer fan? I am . So, if I didn't have a full time job, I am trying to see as much of the Euro Cup as possible. For us in the West games are at 9 AM and 11:45 AM, so while watching both of them would be highly desirable it is rather impossible to acc...
                               While taking my kids to soccer practice or to a doctor, I make sure to have my PC with me. Phones are banned in most of lobbies, so returning your calls is not an option. Yesterday, I forgot to take my PC and as a result I was sentenced to scanning through the magaz...

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