Today we come together…

american-flag1Quiet tears stream down my face…

My whole life, and all that I have witnessed and experienced, flashes past as if in fast forward ┬áin my brain…

I believe in God…I pledge myself to this Country and its people…

Words I once heard very long ago, and have never forgotten, come to the forefront…

“Keep us, O Lord, from all pettiness…and let us forget not…to be kind.”

It is a great day…truly the first day…of the rest of our lives.

The Five-Minute-a-Day Habit

[photopress:brazilsoccerhead_small.jpg,thumb,alignright]It’s been a while since we did a plug for David’s AHI blog. His blog is insightful, fun and for the price of only a few minutes a day, you can learn a lot! I don’t know how he does it, but he manages to write a quality article every day and they are almost always at the high level of today’s article on the relationsip between the World Cup, the world’s future, and affordable housing.

(You can learn more about David from this RCG interview!)

Keeping Real Estate Entertaining…

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David A. Smith, founder of the Affordable Housing Institute, has a great blog that is loaded with articles that are both interesting and informative (is that possible?). In terms of readability, his posts are up there with grow-a-brain except David keeps more focused on real estate.

He posts on a wide variety of topics. Today he gives some lessons on how home owners can learn from haggling in third world contries in the Economics of Haggling. A few days ago he had an article (What destroyed your home first) where he relates the killing of Rasputin to whether or not insurance companies will pay to rebuild homes in New Orleans (read the article and it will make sense!).

All in all, David is a great writer, and if you’re interested in real estate, I highly recommend adding him to your reading list.