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Home fashions come and go. The more they change . . . Home fashions come and go. The more they change . . . Noah has some excellent thoughts on home design. I have been around for a long, long time and have seen some hot trends come and go. Why, I even remember when wall to wall carpet was the ne...
05/02/2013
I think I saw your cat this morning -- you know, the one you have not seen for a while. I know I have seen him several times before in my yard, arguing noisily and at length with other neighbors' cats. And even when I have not seen him I can tell that he has been there because he seemed to believ...
03/08/2013
On this fourth of July Independence Day celebration we hear speech after speech extoling the virtues and advantages that we here in the USA enjoy. We certainly are better off than 95.6% (my unofficial poll) of the people in the rest of the world. We are taught that we got here by being fiercely i...
07/04/2012
Credit reporting errors are hard to correct, according to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. Reporters Riepenhoff and Wagner studied the complaints made by consumers to the Ohio Attorney General's office and the Federal Trade Commission. The conclusions they drew as a result of their stud...
05/06/2012
According to the organizers, participation more than doubled this year as the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Swim raised more than $80,000 for three cancer related charities, the American Cancer Society, Stewart's Caring Place Cancer Wellness Center, and Camp Quality USA Ohio, a program for children wi...
02/19/2012
I was driving down my street yesterday and saw several homeowners who seem to be inviting thieves into their homes! The next day was trash pickup day, and out on the tree lawn (or devil's strip) was the trash which include some well marked cardboard boxes which had contained flat screened TV's, C...
12/28/2011
As a Realtor I get this question often: "Since I do not want to take a loss, should I rent out my Home?" In my reply I point out that the seller already may have a loss on her home, whether she "takes it' or not. When values go down does it really matter if you have converted the asset to cash? Y...
10/20/2011
WE ARE TOLD TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES by those who feel that we may be working too hard. They tell us that all work and no play etc, or that when we are on our deathbeds we will remember the vacations, not the long workdays, work balance is critical, etc, etc. Of course if you cannot feed your ...
08/21/2011
Signs were posted throughout the city of North Las Vegas. "Warning: Due to recent police layoffs, we can no longer guarantee your safety". That seems to me to be an interesting concept. I had not realized that my safety was guaranteed in any city or town. According to the Associated Press, those ...
08/18/2011
Why do Dads veto deals in so many cases when your buyers have seen enough houses to know what they want and can afford? Tim Maitski inspired me to bring up a subject that is clearly an issue for most of us Realtors at one time or another. You show 50 houses -- some good, some not so good -- and t...
07/25/2011
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