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Luckily I have wi-fi, and can get online from the garage. If given a choice, that is where I am. Between MLS searches, arranging marketing, and pre-viewing homes, I will try to get in a little welder time, or at least clean some of the tools from the last wrenching session.



Image via Wikipedia Last year I started a series of posts, cheerleading for "American" car companies.  I have never meant to be their cheerleader.  In fact, it wasn't that long ago that I was on the opposite side of the fence.  Some folks that have known me for a while asked what changed... Amer...
Image via Wikipedia Just last week I wrote a post highlighting the results of the Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value study.  And in this month's Realtor® Magazine, the newest results are published.  The reason I like this particular study is that it breaks down the results by region.  It would...
Image via Wikipedia Two years ago this week, I posted up my predictions for the next year.  That year would be 2009.  I got a few right, and got a few wrong.  I was just looking back and I was surprised by them... some were pretty bold. Here is the original post... Here is a quick rundown of how...
    Image via Wikipedia Market stats for Buford, GA, November, 2010 indicate that there were 584 properties on the market. Overall, there was about an 11.2 month supply of properties.  September was slightly below last year (52 v 60 for 2009).  October was back to the pits (60 v 89 in 2009).  Nov...
Image via Wikipedia In 1984-88, Pontiac built the only mid-engine production car in the US... the Pontiac Fiero.  It was "sold" to the accountants at GM as a commuter car.  It was light, reasonably inexpensive, and with the 2.5L 'Iron Duke' 4 cylinder it got up to 40mpg on the highway. Enthusias...
Image via Wikipedia For Christmas, I thought I would talk a little bit about gifts... and one that you might consider giving.  Give a kid a Junior Achievement experience.  For free... Yes, I said FREE... Sure, you can donate some cash to Junior Achievement, but what the kids REALLY need is adult...
Image via Wikipedia Do you know anyone that just likes to throw time, money and energy at a home renovation project, without a care for the value added?  I sure don't.  In fact, almost everyone I know is looking for ways to maximize the value of the dollars they spend renovating. Last year, I wr...
Image via Wikipedia Two years ago, we were in the midst of the financial system meltdown.  real estate was looking bleak... and so was everything else.  Unemployment hadn't really reared its ugly head.  It was swirling up, but still seemed manageable. So, I thought that a blog about market psych...
Image via Wikipedia Market stats for Sugar Hill, GA , October, 2010 indicate that there are 239 properties on the market. Overall, there is about an 12.3 month supply of properties.  Sales have been fairly steady since July, but inventories have been rising. In the sub-$200k arena, there are 160...
Image via Wikipedia Market stats for Suwanee, GA, November, 2010 indicate that there are 582 properties on the market. Overall, there is about an 10.9 month supply of properties.  There was less that 8 months of inventory as recently as June.  Even though inventories are down since then, sales a...

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