Happy Thanksgiving to One and All! Hope you are HOME with your Family.

Allison are very thankful we’ve been able to meet the needs of our clients in these trying times. We’ve had the opportunity to counsel and assist many of you to STAY in your homes or to exit gracefully with your dignity and credit rating somewhat intact.  Our real estate hour family of listeners never cease to amaze us with their generosity. Our two top winners of our recent contest for new Ezine subscribers had BOTH winners donating the 1st place Turkey Dinner and 2nd place Turkey to families  in need! So in this time of Thanks we both give Thanks to you our listening family and hope you are safe and secure with your families and able to enjoy this time of the year and the upcoming Holiday Season.

And don’t forget–This is MY Favorite time of the year as I get to chat up my favorite Holiday Movie! A Xmas Story! Stay tuned!! You long time listeners and “Xmas Story” fans KNOW what the above is! No–not a gaudy, sex-laden lamp–But truly a Major Award!” And we know it’s of french origin as it has on the outside of the shipping box the french term–“fragilly!” The bigger question though is–HOW did the lamp come to its demise? I suspect Ralphie’s mother!

Lou Barnes Column for November 19–QE2, Robo-foreclosures and thou!

     The formation and execution of economic policy this week entered a new level of chaos, complete with good news, bad news, and silly news.

     The best news: two different Federal-deficit study groups came up with the same basic solutions: cap spending and revenue at a sensible level of GDP, broaden the tax base by cutting special exceptions, and cut tax rates. Spending: in Alan Simpson’s line, “Harpoon every whale in the ocean.” The people are way ahead of political leadership, the average American eager to implement any deal like these two. Continue reading Lou Barnes Column for November 19–QE2, Robo-foreclosures and thou!

Join The Real Estate Hour in Supporting Injured Bodega Firefighter, Ben Hakala…

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!! However, you can contribute to firefighter Hakala’s recovery by going to any Exchange Bank and asking a teller to transfer a donation to the fund set up in his name. Organized by Bodega Volunteer Fire, Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services….and our friends at CalFire.  This event is selling out fast. They are expecting  a full house of 650 people at the Santa Rosa Vets Building. Proving,  once again, what a great place we  live, where people from all walks of life come together for a common cause.

HakalaFundraiserBen Hakala is the firefighter who was severely injured in the Bodega fire on September 25th when he accidentally came in contact with a downed power line.

Hakala is a volunteer for Bodega as well as a seasonal firefighter for CalFire,

Listen in on Sunday for more information from CalFire….Thanks!