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Real Estate Agent - Retired
Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.
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Trader Joe's at The Markets at Epps Bridge While I am growing accustomed to living in the South, one thing that I have continually missed after moving from Oregon is shopping at Trader Joe's. For those of you familiar with Trader Joe's, no explanation is needed. For those of you not familiar, we...
11/08/2010
It looks like President Obama is willing to discuss an extension of the Bush Tax Cuts for all income levels. How far that goes remains to be seen. Yet lost in all of the rhetoric about those tax cuts, repeal of last years health care reform, cap and trade, etc. 95% of Americans are scheduled to g...
11/04/2010
I like San Francisco. I enjoyed working there, spent 4 years on the 32 floor of 101 California. I can still see in my mind two windowwashers in a panic during an earthquake in 1984, with the only thing between them and safety being 1/2" of glass. I remember celbrating 49er Super Bowl victories, w...
11/02/2010
There is a new plug-in for Firefox, called Firesheep, that allows those that have implemented it to "sidejack" some of your accounts, such as Facebook, Gmail, etc. when you are logged into a public wi-fi network. The author of this plug-in states that his intentions are not malicious but that he ...
11/01/2010
The Athens, Ga unemployment rate dropped in September to 7.4%. This is while the Georgia rate remained unchanged at 10% and the U.S. unemployment rate is at 9.6%. This is down .4% from August and the same as Septemer 2009. The Athens area has the lowest unemployment rate of any of the 12 MSA's (M...
11/01/2010
Earlier this week, the GAWKER published a story about an alledged Halloween on night stand between Christine O'Donnell, republican senate candidate in Delaware, and an unidentified man. The story has since been discredited and the Gawker admitted paying the author for it. However, the big story i...
10/29/2010
I have been around through 25% of our presidents. Ok, I really don't remember anything of Truman, or even much about Eisenhower, but I do remember the actions of the 10 since. And, for the most part, 9 of them, at least when speaking, treated the American people with, if not respect, at least no ...
10/28/2010
Taken from the walkway along the Des Moines, WA Marina behind Anthony's Home Port on an October evening. Photo taken with my iPhone. Mike Saunders Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens For information about buying or selling property in and around Athens call me at 706-207-5290 Find out more abou...
10/27/2010
According to the Wall Street Journal, the presidents Deficit Reduction Panel will target the elimination of the home mortgage interest deduction as one of its recommendations to help balance the federal budget. According to the Obama administration, this, along with Child Tax Credits and other cr...
10/25/2010
Nope, there won't be a lot of dogs but there will be a lot of chili. You can support 10 different charities by attending this years Athens Area Charity Chili Cook-Off at Pittard Park in Winterville, GA. Tasting starts at 12:00 Noon and goes until 3:00 PM. At 3:30 awards will be presented for the ...
10/21/2010
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