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Yesterday as I walked into the grocery store I was given a list of items in short supply at the local food bank and asked it I would contribute.  I always buy gifts cards that the charities can use for fresh items and for emergency situations.This morning I read Nicholas Kristof's essay in the Ne...
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their jus...
Every week, at times it seems every day, I get an email from someone in my data base asking me to click on this or that link, open the attachment etc.  I know it's spam or something even more evil.  I always reply and in the subject line:  "YOU WERE HACKED, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD".  Most of the tim...
  The real estate market of my youth was quiet and gentle with lots old family firms.  Many fiercely talented women - Marge Rowe, Sally O'Brien and June Peters owned or were partners in top firms.  Slowly their companies faded away or were absorbed into larger entities.  Preferred Properties, my...
“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”  I read this quote from Brad Paisley and it got me thinking.  Like much of life, the promise of a new year can seem overwhelming with choices and possibilities.  But if you break it down like those pages, it's just a day at...
George Washington proclaimed the first national-wide day of thanksgiving in 1789.  He noted that this should be "a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God" Like many other holidays, Thanksgiving has evo...
Just posted a video for my land listing on Rock Rimmon Road in Stamford.  It was a lot of fun to do.  Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6EOif2f99s&feature=youtu.be
Bloomberg today has a great article "Home Sales, Values Probably Increased: U.S. Economy Preview".  It is a quick primer as to where we are and where we may go if we fall off that fiscal cliff.  One of the things that helps me most in my business is knowing not only the current conditions for my ...
As Realtors our language skills are vital.  This inspiring video reminds us of the power of words.  Correct choices may make a world of difference in your life and in your career.   If you haven't seen this Youtube video yet, please see it now.  You will be moved. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3...
This article in THE WASHINGTON POST is a must read for anyone interested in today's real estate market.  There may be a much more positive housing market going forward into the rest of 2012.  If the trend continues it may have a large effect on overall economic growth. http://www.washingtonpost.c...

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