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2015 

What a Difference a Year of Practice Makes Tonight was my son, Tyler’s, high school talent show.  Last March, after 18 months of playing drums, he had the courage to get on stage in front of nearly-full high school auditorium and play his stuff.  During his performance, he dropped a stick, picked...
03/27/2015
March Madness Contest - And the Winner Is... ...Roger Mucci? Our final competitors, Michael Jacobs and Praful Thakkar are two outstanding bloggers that you should follow if you don't already. Michael had his hands full as Praful was coming off a 4th Round victory in which he scored 124 comments.....
03/26/2015
March Madness Contest Round 5 - The Finals After a hard-fought round 4, we now have the final two competitors remaining in the competition.  The final results are in and can be found here or in .pdf format here. The Midwest-West battle was poised to be a tough one, and it didn’t disappoint.  Mich...
03/23/2015
March Madness Contest Round 4 - Final Four Well, here we are folks...down to the final four remaining competitors.  It was a great round with a couple of close match-ups that were decided by 4 or fewer comments.  Make sure to visit the competitors’ blogs over the next couple of days and show your...
03/19/2015
March Madness Contest Round 3 - Elite 8 Well, it was another thrilling round with a couple of very close match-ups! The closest was between Michael Jacobs and Dick Greenberg.  They were tied with 35 unique comments apiece but Michael won the tie-breaker by collecting 13 “Likes” to Dick’s 11. I di...
03/15/2015
March Madness Contest Round 2 - Sweet 16 The results are in and are posted in here or in .pdf format here.  I want to thank Jon Kolsky for double-checking my numbers. There were a couple of close match-ups this round.  The closest of which was Nina Hollander and Dick Greenberg.  After counting an...
03/11/2015
Condo Unit Financing Almost Killed Due to Reserve Contribution Last week a loan officer friend of mine contacted me regarding a loan he had in  process.  At the 11th hour, the lender was rejecting the conventional (Fannie Mae) loan based on the association’s contribution to the reserve account.  ...
03/10/2015
March Blogging Madness Contest - Round 1 Thank you all for submitting your articles.  Because we had 33 participants we created a 32-person bracket which you can view here or if you prefer the .pdf version you can use this. Round 1 looks like this… West Jon Kolsky vs Chris Webb Christine Donovan ...
03/06/2015
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March Madness Contest Hello all!  March is upon us and for those who live in snow regions know that spring is around the corner.  Those of us in the Northeast wish that it would come very quickly this year! But for much of the country, it’s March Madness time and even those who don’t watch or fol...
03/02/2015
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