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Just some random thoughts about the business in general, the problems of day to day life and the occasional attempt at some light adult type humor along with telling you about upcoming community events.



Tomatoes won't be far behind!...I bought my first couple of dozen ears the other day, saved a few for dinner, and blanched the rest, cut it off the cobs and froze it in 'dinner size' freezer bags...I do this every year when sweet corn first becomes available and is at it's freshest so I have it f...
Something that I'm sure everyone is running into...Thank you to the Johnsons.A lack of comps is compounding the slide in home lending.Many proposed refinancings and purchase loans have been scuttled because the appraiser could not find enough comparable sales of similar homes. Part of the problem...
Thanks BradThe ActiveRain Point System ActiveRain awards members points based on participation and their individual involvement within the network and community.  While there is a much more complicated and technical explanation of how the point system works, this post is to provide you a general ...
Thanks to Richard for putting this out there...Beware of 'those people' that you know would try this.  You would think that this would be an anomaly, but with the June 30th deadline approaching more and more buyers that were not under contract by April 30th are getting the feeling that they are m...
I found this list to be really interesting..Thanks Brad The Top 50 Google Tools for Business This compilation is for all of you out there who use Google for searching and SEO, but may not be aware of all the other tools and services that Google has to offer for your business.  My inbox used to ge...
Something agents need to consider...Thanks GloriaWe all need a break from time to time, and one important decision facing you before you take that well deserved break... is "who is going to take care of my clients in my absence?" First and foremost, you need someone who is trustowrthy and honest,...
The Senate has amended a bill to give homebuyers who were under contract on a home purchase by April 30 an additional three months to close the deal and claim the federal homebuyer tax credit.  Extending the deadline for closing from June 30 to Sept. 30 would allow lenders more time to clear a ba...
Interesting statistic.Unmarried Women Trump MenUnmarried women accounted for 21% of home purchases in 2009, while unwed males were 10% of the buyers, according to a National Association of Realtors report in November. It's a dramatic shift from 1981, the first year the numbers were tracked, when ...
Subject: DR. LAURA SCHLESINGER   In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant OrthodoxJew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, andcannot be condoned under any circumstance.  The following response is anopen letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US reside...
With appreciation to Dawood Mirza.The recent Global Financial Crisis has made people in various states and probably across the globe to rethink the way they use electricity and other energy resources. Even if energy deregulation in certain states such as Texas have given consumers the power to se...


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