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2013 

FHA Condo Approvals - More On Leasing Restrictions In the past, I have written articles on the "no-no's" of leasing restrictions when it comes to getting FHA Condo Project Approvals and about an exception to rules on leasing restrictions. Recently, I have had a couple of condominium projects get ...
11/28/2013
My Favorite Thanksgivings As I mentioned in my Pre-planning post regarding holiday plans, Thanksgiving was never much of a holiday in my home growing up.  My Mom is one of 6 and my Dad is one of five.  That makes for the potential to have at least someone over for Thanksgiving.  But, other family...
11/27/2013
Men Buy Functional Clothes This is a topic that consistently provides much entertainment to me.  For some reason, women love clothes and shoes.  Every woman that I have ever known has lots and lots of both.  Most of them love to go "shopping", a term that I use loosely because many times, items a...
11/26/2013
Volunteering at Food Share in Bloomfield, CT   Yesterday, a group from our office volunteered at Foodshare in Bloomfield, CT.  The wife of one of the guys that works in our office is employed by Foodshare and they needed volunteers to accept food and monetary donations by curbside.  Madhu, whose ...
11/25/2013
Be Careful What Your Email Says About You Recently I read this fantastic article about email addresses by Cindy Westfall.  This important topic is instrumental for business folks to take us seriously and I had to help spread the word. Luckily, one of my GRI instructors talked about this almost 10...
11/24/2013
Earning Versus Taking Away Following a couple of articles that posted this weekend regarding methods that my boys have for earning money in our home, I received a couple of comments about the strategies that we employ. One of them is a token-based strategy where my younger son, Zac, would earn to...
11/24/2013
Earning Even More Money in Our Home Last school year, Zac was struggling in school.  The reasons for this was unanimous amongst his teachers.  They said that Zac is a very bright kid but lacks organization and a motivation to complete his homework. I sat down with him after the parent-teacher con...
11/23/2013
Earning More Money in Our Home Since meeting my girlfriend, Joyce, some 4 1/2 years ago, she has provided to me strategies based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  ABA focuses more on a rewards-based system of behavior modification than on the punishment procedures.  In very short time, we have...
11/22/2013
I Wish My Son Had Turned Out Like You One of the first gentlemen that I met when I lept into this field with both feet was Jacob.  He is in his 60's and owns a small property management company in Connecticut; he manages 3 condominium projects.  One of my Realtor-friends had a listing in one of J...
11/21/2013
Social Media Works, Even Though it May Not Always Seem To I have been blogging on ActiveRain on and off since 2008, more frequently since 2011 and much more frequently since July of this year.  I hadn’t been involved in the “social” piece of AR and initially was only interested posting material t...
11/20/2013
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