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Real Estate Agent - Highline Residential
As a Las Vegas real estate agent specializing in short sales, it's hard to reach homeowners in distress. It makes sense that if you're not paying your mortgage, you're going to get calls and letters, maybe even a visit to your home by the bank.  So many people stop answering their phones, reading...
As we celebrate Veteran’s Day today, I want to extend my personal thanks and gratitude to all the servicemembers who have served (and currently serve) our country. In too many cases, they’ve paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom and our lives. That selflessness does not go unnoticed and ...
I want to start today by sending our thoughts and prayers to anyone who was in the path of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy and I hope that you, your family and loved ones are all okay. Mother Nature can sure wreak havoc and destruction and the extent of the damage is unbelievable. I also want to ackno...
Just in time for Halloween, I want to tell you something scary that’s no ghost story. Over the last few weeks, I’ve laid the groundwork for today’s topic – Fannie Mae – and their sinister plan to change the world! OK, maybe that’s a little dramatic and overstated – you tell me. Two weeks ago, I t...
Let me start off by saying that I’m not a political or politically-motivated person. Like most of us, I’m concerned with the issues that impact my life and vote to protect whatever is important to me. Of course, that isn’t always the right path to follow but we usually don’t find that out until i...
Yesterday would have been my dad’s 74th birthday and I dedicate this week’s article to him. My dad was a court reporter (you know, the guy – mostly women now – who “types” on that little machine in the courtroom.) It certainly wasn’t a common job when I was growing up and most people didn’t under...
Over the last few weeks there have been a lot of stories about folks going a little crazy. First was the filmmaker of “KONY 2012″ – Jason Russell, who was running up and down the sidewalk in San Diego naked, cursing at cars passing by. Then there was the soldier in Afghanistan who went on a shoot...
If you follow the news, you’ve heard that Apple sold over 3 million iPads in the first four days of releasing their updated device. Just as a comparison, they sold 15 million in all of 2010 and just under 40 million more in 2011. While the numbers are staggering, you may still believe you can wal...

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