Vintage Homes in Sonoma County California, etcetera

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2009 

  I have to admit to some ambivalence about the heavy snow storms that have dumped close to two feet of snow from the North Carolina mountains to Boston in the last couple of weeks. We experienced several major snowfalls when we lived in the Washington D.C. area ... and I miss them because they b...
12/29/2009
 Why Today's Recovery Is Jobless..Krugmann's answer....HOUSING. Prior to 1990, recoveries from recession, as measured by industrial output, were closely correlated with the return to higher levels of employment and a generally healthy job market. Since the recession from 1990 to 1992, the pattern...
12/28/2009
  The wreaths we take for granted as part of the Christian celebration of Christmas have an ancient and multi-cultural history. In the late 18th and early 19th century in Northern Europe and America, wreaths of evergreen branches came into use as symbols of everlasting life and other Christian id...
12/18/2009
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thanks Sandy...This is empowering for people who feel hopeless.This is an excellent article to pass on to anyone who is in default or thinking they may be in the future. I think the fact that so many ARMs are going to reset in the next couple of years is going to make a huge difference in our bus...
12/17/2009
Built in 1999, this home offers a blend of architectural style and finish. An eight foot, six panel door opens onto a tumbled marble entryway and gracious center hall leading to the kitchen/family room. All Electric Profile appliances, gas cook top, double self-cleaning oven, microwave oven and w...
12/15/2009
  Animal Shelters are always under financial pressure and they, and other, non-profit organizations are having an especially hard time in an economy that is 8 to 9 million jobs short of full- employment! People, facing an uncertain economic future, naturally cut back on giving to private charitie...
12/14/2009
   In further reference to the mortgage lending, loan modifications and the foreclosure crisis you might want to look at this article in the New York Times by David Streitfeld. It is a good summary of the problem and the implications of the  affects that this is having on the overall economy. You...
12/14/2009
 Earlier this month I wrote an aticle and asked if anyone was a aware of a successful loan modification. Our local paper, The Press Democrat devoted the the front page of the Business section to a story titled "Trying to Modify" which describes the struggles a local family is going through to obt...
12/11/2009
  Everyone knows about BUY LOCAL campaigns. Every local chamber of commerce supports the concept and municipal governments encourage their citizens to keep their shopping within their boundaries and that is about as far as it goes. Most of these efforts do not distinguish between locally owned an...
12/07/2009
thanks for this blog....people are afraid because they are concerned about the future but low interest rates and low prices are a rare combination.It's The Perfect Storm, but a good storm, no, a great storm.  Now is probably the best time to purchase a new home in many years. Interest rates are a...
12/04/2009
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