Monthly Archives: January 2010

Home Sales Drop Nearly 17 Percent

Only three days after the RGJ reported a 45 % increase in home sales we find another report that existing home sales suddenly dropped by the largest amount in more than 40 years. Sales of previously occupied homes took their … Continue reading

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Fraud Alert: At Your Friendly Local ATM

Could you recognize a Skimmer?  The thieves are getting very good. This particular skimmer was found Dec. 6, 2009, attached to the front of a Citibank ATM in Woodland Hills, Calif. Would you have been able to spot this?

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Home Sales 45 % Above 2008 Levels

The RGJ reported that Washoe County home sales 45 % higher than in 2008. Overall, Washoe County had 5,231 sales of existing single family homes in 2009, which is a 45 percent jump from 2008. They also noted that the … Continue reading

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More on the Ethics of Voluntary Mortgage Default.

More discussion on the ethics of voluntary mortgage default can be found here. Here is my original post.

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Loan Underwater: Just walk away?

As you  probably already know about 25 % of the mortgages nationwide (In Nevada the numbers are higher) are upside down.  Well, the solution, according to this NY Times article by Roger Lowenstein is to just walk away.  University of … Continue reading

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Nevada is # 1

Nevada is # 1.  Do you think it’s a distinction we can be proud of?  This will be a long hard grind.

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Government Neglects Residents:RGJ Says Expect More

The RGJ Editorial, “Governments at all levels must take a serious look at what they do” discusses the lack of snow removal and that we should expect similar things in the future. Northern Nevadans got a good look into the … Continue reading

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