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It seems at times that no matter how much society does to help those in need, there will always be the few that don't possess the solid decision making capabilities to survive. Sounds harsh, but after learning of the "Extreme Makeover" home that has had all of the "gifted" equity sucked out of i...
07/28/2008
We all know the tale of poor ol' Humpty Dumpty, after all, he had that great fall. Then of course, all the Kings horses, and all the Kings men, couldn't put poor Humpty back together again. With banks total announced losses to date of $400 billion, and bank write-down's just getting started, it w...
07/20/2008
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The newest scam people are getting is the "update your paypal account" email. It's fairly realistic looking and I have no doubt its worked on a few folks. I know my super-smart colleagues would never fall for this, but I'll put it out there just the same. ----- Original Message ----From: "servic...
07/19/2008
Residential sales volume for June 2008 decreased 3% from May 2008 all Sales 2007 (vs. Year-to-date 2007) Residential sales volume: off 57% to $1.3 billion Residential transactions: off 54% with 3,680 Mobile home sales on land: off 65% to $22 million Plexes (2-5 units) sales: off 61% to $21 millio...
07/18/2008
Residential sales volume for June 2008 is up 5% from May 2008  All Sales Residential sales volume: off 44% to $1.4 billion Residential transactions: off 41% with 4,704 Mobile home sales on land: off 63% to $38 million Plexes (2-5 units) sales: off 54% to $33 million Land sales: decreased 66% to $...
07/18/2008
Residential sales volume for June 2008 increased 16% from May 2008  Year-to-date 2008 (vs. Year-to-date 2007)   Residential sales volume: off 40% to $477 million Residential transactions: off 35% to 1,471 Mobile home sales on land: off 43% to $18 million Plexes (2-5 units) sales: off 69% to $5 mi...
07/18/2008
Residential sales volume for June 2008 decreased 6% from May 2008  All Sales Residential sales volume: off 42% to $6 billion Residential transactions: off 42% to 12,006 Mobile home sales on land: off 52% to $19 million Plexes (2-5 units) sales: off 55% to $106 million Land sales: off 67% to $172...
07/18/2008
Over the last two years I've become a bit of an expert on the Nigerian 419 Scam as a hobby. The 419 covers everything from rental, lottery, inheritance, to employment scams; all done via emails. Many originate on craigslist.com and occur when you place a rental or sales ad there; others just find...
07/18/2008
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In 1994 I was visiting friends in Orange County California and they were experiencing some real estate woes of their own. At the time Orange County was heading into bankruptcy, the real estate values were plunging much as they are now. Peoples position at the time was similar to that of so many I...
07/16/2008
At times it seems we simply don't listen to the very people we pay to warn us. I recently ran across this article detailing an FBI report that essentially told us exactly what the future held for the mortgage industry, yet no one did much to prevent it. What could have been done? Did the governem...
07/13/2008
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