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It appears that Google is feeling the pinch of the recession. Or preparing themselves for the long haul. They will be closing three engineering offices, and cutting 100 recruiters. Their global work force has over 20,000 people. They will soon stop accepting new users for Google Notebook, and...
Public perception is that real estate agents make a very good income. Some people think agents make too much money for what they do, but is it true? Is it really that easy? Everyone strives to be paid well, and be appreciated for their efforts. A real estate career can be very rewarding and p...
Rochester, NY's proximity to Lake Ontario and its being on the Genesee River and the New York State Canal System makes it ideal for boating. Rochester, NY is also close to the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York.
I took this picture in the summer of 2008 while we were waiting to be seated at The Bayside resteraunt on Irondequoit Bay in Rochester NY. There are many swans that make the bay their home. I have read that swans have the same mate for life. They are usually seen in pairs. I am looking forwa...
You've decided that you'd like to buy your first house or purchase a new one. Where do you start? Credit Well, the first thing you need to do is find out how your credit is and how much you can get pre-qualified for. There is no point in looking at houses above your price range. This will onl...
I would like to wish all my friends and family a Happy New Year! I know some have had a tough time in 2008, but soon that will be behind us. The economy is not as good as we would like it to be. My wish for you is that you find a way to hold on to hope. Hope for a better future. Hope for a...
COUNTY HOME SALES FOR NOVEMBER With the holidays, and the weather this time of year, a seasonal slowdown in the market is to be expected. However, I remain optimistic. We have a more stable market here in Rochester. We may not experience the housing booms that have occurred elsewhere, we are ...
Last week I mentioned that we received a snow storm like many other areas in the country. Today I'm happy to say that we've had weather in the high 50's and most of the snow has melted. Our city is well prepared to handle anything that may come our way. They did a great job clearing the road...
I would like to thank all my friends, clients, and co-workers for making 2008 a year to remember. I hope you all have a peaceful and healthy holiday season. Best wishes for the new year!
When I was in my early 20's, I started a small business, and in December I sent out Christmas cards to everyone on my list. I later found out that many of them were Jewish. Boy was I embarrassed. I never paid any attention to what religion someone may folllow. I just liked people, and wanted ...