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November 2008

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Melody Beattie In her best selling book "Simple Abundance - A Day Book of Comfort and Joy ", Sarah Ban Breathnach takes the reader on a daily inspirational and transformational journey toward self-discovery and awareness weaving these 6 major themes... Read more →


Take Action - Support NAR's Four-Point Housing Stimulus Plan

NAR recently issued this Call To Action - I urge you to Take Action Now to support this plan. We need ALL members to support NAR's efforts to have the NAR Four-Point Housing Stimulus Plan included in any future stimulus bill. As REALTORS┬«, we know that at its core, the current economic crisis is the result of problems in our nation's housing and mortgage markets. With Congress considering a return to Washington this month for another economic stimulus effort, NAR has put forth a Four-Point Plan that must be included in any stimulus effort in order to boost the economy... Read more →


Don't Miss the Social Media Marketing Webinar Series from Domus Consulting Group

Domus Consulting Group will be offering their well reviewed Social Media Marketing Workshops starting this week, offering their one hour weekly webinar every Monday at 10:30-11:30 Nevada time over 12 weeks. Their first session is being repeated this Thursday and Friday at 10:30am. Please register for it at http://domusconsultinggroup.com/americana. The Social Media Marketing System gets real estate agents an online presence that generates leads without blogging. You essentially become the go-to source for breaking real estate news in your area. You can see a slide presentation of the Broadcasting System at Transparent Real Estate. I've seen how the System works.... Read more →


Hope Replaces Fear as America Decisively Chooses 44th President.. Barrack Obama

November 4, 2008, 8:00 pm PST - is that date destined to become another "Do you remember where you were on that date and time?" I think the answer is unequivocally yes! Whether you voted for Obama or not you have to admit - that moment was powerful, emotional, historical, and inspiring. Some of my random thoughts and feelings as I experienced that historic moment in time: Hope & change have emerged victorious over fear and apathy. Hope. Unity. A New Era. Heal the divide. A clear, decisive victory - record voter turnout. Overwhelming positive response around the globe. I'm... Read more →


Nevada Law & Reference Guide is an Excellent Resource Available at the NV Real Estate Division Website

The Nevada Real Estate Division announced the publication of its first textbook on Nevada real estate law, the Nevada Law and Reference Guide. The book covers six areas of Nevada law including: Agency, Fiduciary Duties, Brokerage Agreement, Disclosures and Advertising. Visit the Nevada Real Estate Division website to access the specific chapters and download the PDF files. Chapter 1 - Nevada Law on Real Estate Agency Chapter 2 - Nevada Law on Fiduciary Duties Chapter 3 - Nevada Law on Brokerage Agreements Chapter 4 - Nevada Law on Offers and Purchase Agreements Chapter 5 - Nevada Law on Disclosures Chapter... Read more →


Two of the most closely watched barometers of U.S. home prices are the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight home-price index and the S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index. Read more about these indices at the Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog: Ofheo vs. Case-Shiller: A Primer. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices measures the residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of the residential real estate market in 20 metropolitan regions across the United States. For a fifth consecutive month, all areas showed a decrease in prices in August compared with a year earlier, led by 31 percent declines in Phoenix... Read more →