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Richard Barbee offers his persona views on all things financial.
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How Soon Before the Bank Takes My House? How Soon Before the Bank Takes My House? I'm often asked this question by homeowners who are facing difficulty making mortgage payments.  Of course, there is no 'one' answer that fits all situations however these are the major milestones if you are having ...
07/13/2010
My name is Richard Barbee.  I am a licensed Realtor and licensed marriage and family therapist.  I founded the Knoxville Family Foundation in 2008 as part of my private practice. The website www.knoxvillefamily.com contains many links to information about schools, events, sports, and much more he...
07/13/2010
Home is sacred.  Selling a property and moving bring a load of stress and instability.  The process is challening. I want to encourage you to separate the idea of home and the idea of property / house.  We cannot sell our home.  Home exists in the heart, even in our spirit.  A house or a property...
07/13/2010
I am trying to ramp up my ActiveRain activity and point total. I would love to hear from others on ActiveRain with a point total over 20,000 about the top 2 or 3 ways that you rack up big points. I have never posted a listing of my own on ActiveRain.  Is that helpful? I have linked AR to one of m...
07/11/2010
In the early 1990s, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held its first large-scale, pay-per-view tournament.  It was marketed as a contest between the world's elite martial artists.  Several masters of Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kung Fu, Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do, and more cam to battle. Some of the fight...
07/11/2010
There is a story circulating online and on Fox News today about the complications involved in real estate ownership and transaction within Jerusalem.  As one can imagine, the Israeli - Palestinian issue is at play.  However, much like Tokyo and Manhattan, there is a very limited amount of real es...
07/11/2010
Who sees you on a daily or weekly basis?  It is usually church members, neighbors, staff at the grocery, fellow fitness fans at the gym, and so on.  Do they know that you are a Realtor, or Lawyer, or CPA, or gift basket expert, or whatever? It is no shame to market your business, your way of feed...
07/10/2010
Isn't it always nice when someone offers you a cold drink on a hot day?  The idea of offering a cool, refreshing drink to a heat-beaten stranger or neighbor is a theme thousands of years old.  The offering of a thirst-quenching beverage is like the giving of first aid to an injury or a hug to the...
07/10/2010
My friend Becky Fox is owner of Fox Fitness here in Knoxville, TN.  She owns the site www.foxfitness.com . She is a writer, personal trainer, model, actress, and more.  Most of all, she is an amazing marketer.  She has a YouTube presence, is very qualified in SEO, and maintains a great personalit...
07/09/2010
I just watched Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.  This was the 2nd movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I have the extended version that is almost 4 hours long. Anyway, everything seemed dark and hopeless to Frodo, Gandolph, and the gang.  This movie paralleled the dark days of England durin...
07/09/2010
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