Sorry about the "RANT!"  But after reading this LA Times Article, I had to let out some steam...Unfortunately, the folks who made hand-over-fist-money during the boom will be the only ones laughing when it all finishes falling down. (ie, the ULTRA-RICH lending tycoons who are the only ones TRULY ...
 I rode the exercise bike this morning for an hour and a half. If it was a real bicycle, I would have been in Belgium by now. - Allison Janney in The West WingI love this quote because it reminds me to evaluate whether-or-not my efforts are 'spinning my wheels' or if they are really moving me tow...
 Happiness is a direction, not a place.  - Sydney J. HarrisIf you are expecting the world to make you happy today, you will be dissappointed.  If you expect to go into the world and to choose to be happy today, you will find EXACTLY what you are looking for.Move in the direction of what you want,...
 Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. - Ralph Waldo EmersonToday, I am on a roll!!  This is quote #3 today...I guess I have a message to send, and that is:GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY!!!Stop blocking your sunshine, stop creating shadows.  Be light and life.  B...
 So, a few days ago I posted that I was going to be on a local radio show, Radio Real Estate on KGMI 790.  Well, I was and it was great FUN!!!  I was nervous at first.  Sheesh!  What do you fill 1 hour of radio time with???  But, with all of the commercial time and breaks and news, it was only ab...
 The best way to predict the future is to invent it.  - Alan KayWhat do you believe???  What do you want the next 5 years to look like???  Buy in to the bad news, behave as though what they say is true...and it WILL BE. Move in the opposite direction of the herd, and you will find a very differen...
"If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet."Isaac Bashevis SingerFunny thing about economics...they are 'prophetic'.  Economics seem to stem from a collective belief system.  And, BOY, are we doing a bang-up job of making our current economic a...
Hello Active Rain Friends!Thought I would send a quick post to let you know that in a few short hours I will be on the radio in our area discussing the Women's Council of Realtors, our Real Estate market...etc...with my good friend and fellow Realtor, Mike Kent.Mike has a radio show on 790 KGMI c...
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. -G.K. Chesterton My Mom came over for dinner last night.  She is at the edge of life change, trying to figure out what to do now that she is at the doorway of retirement.  I am trying ...
Steve Jobs is on the "Mimi's short list of all-time inspirational people."I posted the Commencement address to Stanford Grads by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005 in 3 parts, focusing on each of Steve Jobs 'stories' in it.  But you know, ...

Mimi Osterdahl, Managing Broker, 2014 Realtor Board President

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