Welcome to Rick's Blog

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate

Hello.  Welcome to my blog.  Just getting started here and am really looking forward to this. 

I want this to be an open discussion and forum of all matters real estate, especially related to Frederick Maryland and the surrounding area, personal finance, current events  or any other topic of interest.  Please feel free to express your thoughts on any topic or question, local or national.  What you say on Rick's Blog (I need a better name) stays on Rick's Blog.  (gee that was original). 

With the recent almost meltdown in the subprime lending market, I'm sure that's on everyone's mind.  It has certainly affected us in Real Estate and it's not over yet.  The Fed pulled a quick one yesterday and lowered their discount rate on Fed loands to banks to 5.75% from 6.25%.  The Dow finished the day up 233 points at 13,079.  Thank you,  Mr Bernanke.  I thank you and my portfolio thanks you.  I'll admit it was pretty thrilling watching the market open and surge 300 points after the Fed decision which hit the wires at 8:30 AM.  After 2 weeks of bad news and dropping indexes it was quite relief. 

That's all for now.  Please check out my links while you're here.  I welcome your comments.



Comments (7)

Nick M.
Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser
 Rick, welcome to Active Rain!! :)   Beware of its power and the fact that blogging wamongst some great people can be addictive ;)     enjoy! :)
Aug 18, 2007 05:43 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Rick - welcome to AR I think you are going to fit right in.  There is alot to learn and we look forward to your future blogs.
Aug 18, 2007 05:47 AM
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL

Howdy Rick,

Welcome to A/R...

You`ll have a great time here..

Aug 18, 2007 05:48 AM
Rick Lancaster
Long & Foster Real Estate - Frederick, MD

Wow! That was fast.   

Thank all of you for the warm welcome.


Aug 18, 2007 06:00 AM
Rosario Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY

Welcome Rick,

In no time you'll discover your area of interest has expanded well beyond Frederick Maryland. AR is a great neighborhood.

Aug 18, 2007 06:33 AM
Leon Austin
Mobile Notary Services - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Mobile Notary
Welcome to ActiveRain, Rick.  Be sure to check out localism.com, the companion site to ActiveRain. 
Aug 18, 2007 12:50 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Rick, pls. view OUR Lancaster RELO message - http://actvra.in/4jHG

Aug 15, 2014 11:58 PM