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2011 

According to an article published by National Geographic, of the ten best summer trips in the world, two are located in the contiguous forty-eight states.  San Juan Islands, Washington, and Minneapolis, Minnesota were the representative summer destinations.  It's true that the best (according to ...
04/27/2011
It's interesting but not surprising that a major component of the net worth of past presidents was real estate.  Book royalties and appearance fees seem to have had an effect on post-presidency wealth, at least for more recent office holders. A fair number of presidents died with nothing. From Bu...
04/25/2011
Nash Law Firm, PLLC sends me a newsletter periodically with some really informative stuff.  This month's letter includes information on Wells Fargo's new short sale addendum, which Wells wants both seller's broker and buyer's broker to sign.  Stephen Nash points out numerous issues with this docu...
04/21/2011
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The Associated Press reports that an ex-marine, decorated combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, has taken his own life.  Clay Hunt was a man who risked his life in combat and was chosen to make a public service media promotion reminding veterans that they are not alone. On march 31, he locked h...
04/15/2011
If you're thinking about changing cell providers, or if you're planning a residence change, this site may interest you.  The name of the site is Open Signal Maps, and it shows the locations of cell towers and the companies that they serve.  Along with helping with possible signal issues at a new ...
04/13/2011
According to information provided by the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc., there are 2,525 homes listed for sale in Dakota County.  of that total, 927, or 37% are priced at or below $150,000.  In comparison, Eagan has 361 homes for sale with 147 of them (41%) priced at or belo...
04/13/2011
There are many ways to measure affordability, and they all have their attributes and shortcomings.  For this report, I chose to simply measure the ratio of homes priced at or under $150,000 over the total number of active home listings. According to information provided by the Regional Multiple L...
04/13/2011
There are many ways to measure affordability, and they all have their attributes and shortcomings.  For this report, I chose to simply measure the ratio of homes priced at or under $150,000 over the total number of active home listings. According to information provided by the Regional Multiple L...
04/13/2011
The boys and girls who won the latest popularity contests are again busy doing nothing in the nation's capital.  They're so busy blaming each other for all that is bad in America that they have never considered that they are all right.  Frankly, I don't care if they fail to get together and the g...
04/06/2011
  Sharon Lord, a respected Phoenix home staging authority, has some simple yet excellent advice for the advent of outdoor allergy season.  A few easy changes to your routine could pay a huge return in the comfort zone.  Thanks for some excellent advice, Sharon.   It's that time of year (here in P...
04/05/2011
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