Mike's Greater Athens Area Blog and Then Some

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Real Estate Agent - Retired
Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Obama Administration Justice Department is appealing the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a decision by a three judge panel that overturned the conviction and life sentence of a cocaine dealer because a GPS device was placed on his vehicle which was then trac...
09/22/2010
The following charts show the month to month residential real estate sales volume of the Greater Athens Ga metropolitan area for the months of July 2009 through August 2010. Sales volume of residential real estate has decreased in August for the third consecutive month. The August decrease of 34...
09/20/2010
It appears that the city of Rock Hill, S.C. is threatening to cut off water to residents in unicorporated areas that are resisting annexation. Apparantly the city put in the water infrastructure at the developers request when the sub-divisions were built with the option to annex the areas at a la...
09/15/2010
Livability.com has just rated Athens Ga as the second best college town in the country to live. Using a variety of rating criteria, such as quality of education, quality of live both for students and non-students, culture, etc. the top 10 college towns in the country are listed. Athens, located ...
09/14/2010
It was called the American Recovery and Re-Investment Act of 2009. It cost U.S. taxpayers over $1 Trillion (with interest added in). We were told it would create up to 5,000,000 jobs in the U.S. and keep unemployment below 8%. Well, we all know how that worked. And here is a good example of why w...
09/14/2010
Matt Listro wrote a blog post about the new credit card rules for 18 - 21 year olds. Basically, in order for members of that age group to get a credit card, they need a co-signer, unless they can show proof of employment. Granted, this was a knee-jerk over reaction to the targeting of that age gr...
09/13/2010
The federal reserve is proposing new rules that will allow home buyers to cancel their mortgage loan within three business days. Additionally, it will require that all fees paid, except for credit checking fees, to be refunded. It also appears that it will allow the borrowers to make multiple app...
09/05/2010
I am thinking perhaps yes. I am not  a conspiracy theorist, far from it. However, while perparing a casserole this evening, yes, I do cook, much of it from scratch, I had little else to occupy my mind and it wandered into he topic of the Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona. First, the ques...
09/03/2010
Last week, liberal talk show host Ed Schultz went ballistic about Fox News. In an address to Netroots Nation Schults said: And you have no idea, in my bones, in my very soul, in my heart I want to kick Fox's ass. I want to drive them into the ground I want to spike the ball! I want to kick 'em in...
09/01/2010
In a letter to his wife, John Adams explained why he spent so much time studying politics and preparing for public service. He does this making a case for the stateman and why he pursued that path. He continues: "My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and na...
08/31/2010