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Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.
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The following charts show the month to month residential real estate sales volume of the Greater Athens Ga metropolitan area for the months of Sep 2009 through Oct 2010. Sales volume of residential real estate has decreased in October after a small increase in September. The October decrease of 9...
12/07/2010
I had already decided to use December to get ready for 2011 and was thrilled when I saw posts about/from this group, even though it wasn't until a few days into December. I have already found a few ideas here that I will incorporate for next year. So, what have I done in the first 5 days to enric...
12/07/2010
Wise words by Satchel Paige, a pitcher in the Negro Leagues of American Baseball, and eventually in the major leagues. While he officially retired from baseball in 1953, at the age of 47, Paige pitched his last game in the 1969 preseason at the age of 63. Satchel Paige, like many, was quoted many...
12/06/2010
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I watched the Dennis Miller "The Big Speech" special on HBO the other night. His usual highbrow wit with a lot to say about a lot of things. One of his best lines in the special was in reference to President Obama's several reminders to John McCain and other republicans that he won. Well, this sp...
12/02/2010
We keep hearing President Obama and the democratic leadership say that we can't afford to borrow $700 billion to support "tax cuts for the rich" (which in itself is a misnomer). If that is the case, how can we afford to borrow another $3 trillion to pay for the remainder of the tax cuts that they...
12/02/2010
The Federal Government is apparantly looking at disabling the use of cell phones in all vehicles in the United States. According to Sec. of Transportation, Ray LaHood, in an MSNBC interview, that possiblity may be coming sooner rather than later. In his own words: "I think the technology is there...
11/29/2010
I had seen and heard a lot about the three books by Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. They make up what is referred to as The Millenium Trilogy. They were all published after the author's death, so that may hav...
11/29/2010
Former President George W. Bush was on the Leno program last night and one of the comments Leno made to President Bush was "Thanks for 8 years of material." It was actually said with respect and Bush responsded with appropriate humor. This was a very good interview with the usual personality type...
11/19/2010
  Elizabeth makes some excellent points in this. Home owners really need to look deeply into the benefits of a loan modification vs. a short sale. But, for many people, the thought of keeping a home and not having a foreclosure or short sale hit the credit report might overpower potential negativ...
11/17/2010
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."       Joseph Stalin In light of what has been happenning in recent elections, today in Alaska, 2 years ago in Minnesota, and every election in...
11/16/2010
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