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2010 

Today, President Obama called for a freeze on federal employees' pay.  The reason given is the deficit. Perhaps an austerity course is good for America, but the solution doesn't seem to address the problem.  We have a deficit because tax revenue is down.  The cause of the decreased revenu...
11/29/2010
When I needed a job and found my way to Northwest Airlines in 1968, I soon learned of the notorious company president, Donald Nyrop.  He was feared and respected by everybody in the company who had the brains to fear and respect him.  He seemed to know more about most of us than we knew about our...
11/28/2010
As a nation, we set aside the fourth Thursday in November to recognize and give thanks for our good fortunes.  In varying degrees, we are thankful for our friends and families and their well-being, and we are thankful for our health, both physically and fiscally.  No matter how good or bad the la...
11/25/2010
According to city data, there are approximately eight thousand renter occupied homes in Burnsville. If you are one of those eight thousand folks currently helping someone else make a mortgage payment, why not consider giving him an annual review? Here are a few questions about your landlord that ...
11/22/2010
According to city data, there are approximately two thousand renter occupied homes in Apple Valley.  If you are one of those two thousand folks currently helping someone else make a mortgage payment, why not consider giving him an annual review?  Here are a few questions about your landlord that ...
11/22/2010
The retailers' favorite day is this week, Black Friday.  Although there are some really good blowout prices on a few items, retailers are not excited because they are almost giving away merchandise.  The millions of shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving will mostly buy at or close to normal ...
11/22/2010
Home buyers often question the reason for earnest money when making an offer on a home.  Sometimes they feel as if they are paying the seller to look at their offer.  They also often want the earnest money to be the least amount necessary. During our initial orientation, earnest money is one of o...
11/18/2010
If you are thinking about buying a new home, some of the most attractive properties and prices that you come across in your internet searches will be property that has been reposessed by the lender.  Foreclosed homes come in all sorts and sizes, and they carry risks and rewards that all homebuyer...
11/13/2010
The housing market is comprised primarily first time home buyers and investors.  Move up buyers and relocation buyers make up a shrinking portion of the pool of buyers, and the trend will continue unless there are some changes in lending practices and products. Mobility among potential move-up bu...
11/09/2010
The time change that gave us an extra hour of sleep this morning is a good time to make battery replacements.  We are reminded about the alarms, and this is a great time to replace the batteries that keep them operating. One battery replacement that is less publicized is the battery in your therm...
11/07/2010
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