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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 Market stats for Norcross, November, 2010 indicate that there were 386 properties on the market. Overall, there is about a 10.3 month supply of properties. October and September sales were down v 2009 (42 v 57 and 43 v 55), but August was way up (52 v 43).  November was a thr...
Image via Wikipedia In 1963, Chevy built some of the rarest Corvettes ever.  There were 125 planned, but only 5 were actually built...  They were the Corvette Grand Sports.  And they had some impressive specs. Thinner fiberglass panels to reduce weight 377 aluminum small block with side draft We...
Image by richtpt via Flickr The new year is always a time we make resolutions.  They are all but inevitable... Lose weight Quit smoking Eat better Spend more time with the kids Get a better job Finally go on a vacation You get the idea...  But those are all introverted. What about doing somethin...
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...

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