“Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Mark Twain – American humorist 1835-1910
The Tortoise, you know, carries his house on his back. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot leave home. They say that Jupiter punished him so, because he was such a lazy stay-at-home that he would not go to Jupiter’s wedding, even when especially invited.
After many years, Tortoise began to wish he had gone to that wedding. When he saw how gaily the birds flew about and[..]
This has been going on a long time, but now it is being seen in several sectors of our economy at one time. The Government puts out statistics showing how well the economic recovery is going. You know: no inflation, higher home resale prices, new home sales surging, stock market gains, lower unemployment, etc. Yet you and I on the ground aren’t “feeling” the recovery.
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
Benjamin Disraeli – Prime Minister of England 1874-1880
There was once a little Kid whose growing horns made him think he was a grown-up Billy Goat and able to take care of himself. So one evening when the flock started home from the pasture and his mother called, the Kid paid no heed and kept right on nibbling the tender grass. A little later when he lifted his head, the flock was gone.
He was all alone. The sun was sinking. Long shadows[..]
Here’s a consideration for agents and brokers: Is there a business opportunity still in distressed real estate? For our clients, is there a realistic chance they will garner that loan mod or short sale? For that matter will they actually be foreclosed on?
We are in an economic and real estate recovery…just ask the President, Treasury Secretary, Fed, HUD, FNMA, Wall Street, Banks,[..]
“Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.”
Alfred North Whitehead – English mathematician and philosopher 1861-1947
A Dog asleep in a manger filled with hay, was awakened by the Cattle, which came in tired and hungry from working in the field. But the Dog would not let them get near the manger, and snarled and snapped as if it were filled with the best of meat and bones, all for himself.
The Cattle looked at the Dog in disgust. “How selfish he is!” said one. “He cannot eat the[..]