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  Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees are the classiest organization in all of Major League Baseball. Last night they proved it once again as they played the final game ever in the “House that Ruth Built”.     On April 18, 1923 Babe Ruth opened a new stadium in the Bronx with a home run...
OK, it's pouring outside. My clients are not returning my calls today, I don't have any appointments scheduled and gas is over $4.00 a gallon.So I've decided to just take a mental health day!For me, a mental health day means I'm still working on my Real Estate things. I'm just not getting all dr...
On Monday, one of the original members of Pink Floyd, Richard Wright died of cancer at the age of 65. Born in England on July 28, 1943, Wright's unique keyboard playing was an integral part of the Pink Floyd sound. David Gilmour, guitarist for Pink Floyd had this to say, "In my view, all the gre...
Happy Birthday B. B. King! B. B. King is without question the King of the Blues. And today the king celebrates his 83rd birthday! (Shameless plug moment: Other famous people who share September 16th as their special day: Lauren Bacall, Peter Falk and Craig Rutman too!) Born September 16, 1925, on...
On September 18th the Durham Blues Festival kicks off its 21st season bringing the Blues to the Triangle area. Running from the 18th through the 20th this year the festival will feature such notables as Clarence Carter, Marcia Ball and Taj Mahal. Only minutes from Raleigh in downtown Durham, the ...
OK, here I go again! Yes, I'm getting older! No, I can't fight it...although I try every day! I go mountain biking as often as I can and now I'm eating healthier than ever before. So, every weekend, I find myself heading over to the Farmer's Market in Raleigh to get my week's supply of fresh fru...
In today's market, nothing can turn a buyer away quicker than poor curb appeal. Buyer's are picky to begin with, and they have the right to be. They're about to make the biggest purchase of their lives. And, with all the inventory available to them these days, they can afford to be choosy. Below ...
The federal government has stepped in and bailed out mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae; a move that can help bolster the U.S. housing market. As Realtors, that's the best news we've had in a long time as we struggle through this market downslide. As taxpayers, that's another story. But ...
As I approach another birthday and try to fight off old age, I continuously look for ways to stay in shape. I no longer can stay out until dawn and function like I did in my college days! So, realizing my limitations, I've found that the one thing I've always enjoyed to keep in shape has taken ov...
The Triangle Area Residential Realty Report (TARR Report) numbers are in for the 2nd quarter of 2008. Published by Stacey P. Anfindsen, an active real estate appraiser, educator and consultant, the TARR Report is the premier publication for Real Estate statistics in the Triangle Area of North Ca...

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