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The thoughts and ramblings of Walter Hayes on real estate as well as local state and federal issues and politics.
Getting the price of gasoline and oil for that matter down is not that difficult. All Congress has to do is get rid of the regulations that force oil refineries to pay market price for their crude oil. Most U.S. companies at least, still have upstream and downstream operations. However, even if S...
9404 Finley Lane Joplin, MO 64804 MLS #: 120976 $255,000 3 bedrooms 2.50 bath Kids Driving You Crazy? More space can help! Escape to the private master suite, 2nd living area, entertainment friendly, wrap-around deck all on 10 acres. Close to the city w/ all the benefits of country living. Liste...
January 20th, 2011   Dear Ward 2 Resident: The people of Ward 2 have allowed me to serve as an Alderman in Carl Junction since 2003 and for that I thank you. This year is the first time someone has put their name forward in addition to my own so you will have a choice in whom you select for Alder...
The real estate market in Carl Junction has been the driving factor in the City's ability to continue to decrease the property tax levy from 2000 through 2008 while at the same time spending on the order of 6 million dollars to build a new Police Department and City Court building then most recen...
Another year has come and gone. The good news for home sellers is that it appears that the market has bottomed out, the bad news is that it doesn't appear to be gaining ground, at least not yet. Here are some numbers worth noting. Listings: In 2002 there were 922 new listings that came on the ma...
517 S Porter Joplin, MO 64834 MLS #: 120038 $74,900 3 bedrooms 1.50 bath Price is definitely right on this 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home in Joplin. Offers the best of the basics. Great Price, Great Location, Great Home. Large unfinished basement, family room great for a video/game room, office or othe...
I enjoy a good quote. They can be uplifting and inspiring. A good friend of mine gave me a CD to listen to called "Bliss to You" by Dean Koontz. I haven't gotten to listen to the CD yet but a quote on the back caught my eye and is now my favorite. "My goal is to someday be the person my dog think...
According to a post I just got from Silver Dolar City on Facebook today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! I don't know about the rest of you but this is a holiday worth celebrating. Get busy people. Permission to consume choclate has been given. After all, its a holiday!
  We have a lender in our office who was good enough to compile this information and has said I can share it with everyone else. Waiting Periods for people who have sold short or had a foreclosure: There is a lot of misinformation regarding buyers who sold a home in a short sale and want to purch...
Something in me decided to do some research yesterday to try to determine what, if any, real impact on the economy tax cuts have when tried. People have belittled the massive restructuring of the tax code under President Reagan saying that it only resulted in a run up of the debt. People have cr...

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The thoughts and ramblings of Walter Hayes on real estate as well as local state and federal issues and politics.