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2008 

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Anyone remember that term?  I thought about it recently because in this slowdown I am spending more time at my computer than I have in the past.  I remember passing up those strange looking chairs for that tall leather bound chair that looked so good in the store.  It still looks good but my back...
02/29/2008
David Wright of the New York Mets recently purchased a condo at Harbour Heights.  One day you may catch him shopping at "The Market at Harbor Heights".  Of course his condo needs to be competed first.  The project is off to a good start with 59 of the 99 units under contract.  He probably asked f...
02/29/2008
This guy is 4 feet tall and has a wing span over six feet and is thriving here in our area.  In fact it seems to be everywhere.  I was at Rudee Inlet the other day and there must have been thirty brown pelicans hanging out.  They wait for the fishing boats to come in and try to feast.  They certa...
02/29/2008
The city is ranked sixth of the most fit cities (Men's Fitness)The city was ranked 20th as best city to fish in (Field & Stream 2002)The city is ranked 7th for taking a walk (American Podiatric Medical Association)The best city in the nation for for women and families (Ladies' Home Journal 2002)L...
02/29/2008
Landlords since 2005 were required to have their apartments inspected before renting them.  That was good except there was no penalty if you didn't get them inspected.  Now the city has closed that loophole.  It is now a Class U misdemeanor which is similar to a code violation.  The fines could b...
02/27/2008
How do I clean the soap scum in the shower?  I have used bleach, nylon pot scrubber, baking soda, dishwasher Magic, X-14 and White Rain Shampoo or any white shampoo will do.  They all work in their own way.  The best way I have found is to do away with soap and use a liquid type soap to wash with...
02/27/2008
How can you tell the difference between mold and mildew?  Well mildew is almost never inside your house unless it is on your plants.  Mold can usually be detected by smell if you want to get close.  If you suspect you have mold, paint it with a bit of household bleach.  If it changes color or dis...
02/27/2008
I haven't seen it in our area yet but I read about places that are offering to have the buyer spend the night in the home they are looking at.  The idea is get the buyer comfortable with the house and the surrounding area.  Kind of like test driving a vehicle I guess.  Any one had any experience ...
02/27/2008
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Location, location, location. That seems to be one of the biggest attractions of The Reserve at Tarleton Oaks, a newer condominium complex in Virginia Beach. The community of 148 homes was constructed in 2002 on Kempsville Road next to City View Park. The area is right at the city's border with C...
02/26/2008
A Wal-Mart and Cracker Barrel will be coming to Edinburgh soon but only after the city agreed to pay $4.5 million in road improvements.  The developers of the Edinburgh West subdivision will kick in about $6.5 million themselves for the improvements.  The city is putting in the money to make the ...
02/25/2008
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