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INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: GOBBLE! GOBBLE!

by Rob Zwemmer

"The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes."
- William Shakespeare


GOBBLE! GOBBLE!

Remember when you were a teenager leaving the house on a date? Your parents' last words as you went out the door were, "We'll leave the light on for you". Think about that. So what if they did or didn't leave the light on? Their words were really more of a verbal hug. They cared about you - wanted you to know it - and applied the hug with kind words.

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, why not take the time to "leave the light on" for someone who may not get many hugs? There's still time, and it's easy.

First, learn who needs hugs. Check with your local fire, police, or sheriff's department. Ask whether they know of three or four families or individuals who could use a hug. Ask also whether they would consider delivering your hugs at the appropriate time. Two groups stand out as needy - the elderly and families with small children. Of course, we're talking about individuals who are experiencing difficult circumstances in their lives, be they physical or financial.

Next, consider what type of hugs you have to offer. Perhaps you might prepare three or four Thanksgiving turkeys with all the trimmings. Live in the country where people heat their homes with a wood stove? Deliver firewood. Live in a cold climate? Add some warm socks or a sweater to your dinner box. It's really not that difficult to come up with ideas that would make a difference to your chosen recipients. If you aren't able to provide "things," consider visiting with some nursing home residents. Brighten their day by listening for a while.

It goes without saying that our country is truly blessed. Although practically invisible to most of us, however, there are some individuals who are being challenged. They need a hug, and we can brighten their lives by way of simple gestures. Make a family project out of it - involve your kids. Do it anonymously. Afterwards, when you get home, we'll leave the light on for you!

Let's Say Thanks!

by Rob Zwemmer

 

My dear Friends & Family,

A Happy Thanksgiving,  and let's not forget those who have and are giving us the opportunity to be with our families. Let's Feast, Celebrate, Remember, Laugh and watch Football.

Rob Zwemmer

 

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by Rob Zwemmer

 

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XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL

by Rob Zwemmer
If you go to this web site, 

http://www.letssaythanks.com 

you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in  Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

 

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!    It is FREE and it only takes a second.

 

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?    Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.

 

This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you.    Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do.  We can never say enough thank you's. 

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

by Rob Zwemmer
"The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes."
- William Shakespeare


GOBBLE! GOBBLE!

Remember when you were a teenager leaving the house on a date? Your parents' last words as you went out the door were, "We'll leave the light on for you". Think about that. So what if they did or didn't leave the light on? Their words were really more of a verbal hug. They cared about you - wanted you to know it - and applied the hug with kind words.

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, why not take the time to "leave the light on" for someone who may not get many hugs? There's still time, and it's easy.

First, learn who needs hugs. Check with your local fire, police, or sheriff's department. Ask whether they know of three or four families or individuals who could use a hug. Ask also whether they would consider delivering your hugs at the appropriate time. Two groups stand out as needy - the elderly and families with small children. Of course, we're talking about individuals who are experiencing difficult circumstances in their lives, be they physical or financial.

Next, consider what type of hugs you have to offer. Perhaps you might prepare three or four Thanksgiving turkeys with all the trimmings. Live in the country where people heat their homes with a wood stove? Deliver firewood. Live in a cold climate? Add some warm socks or a sweater to your dinner box. It's really not that difficult to come up with ideas that would make a difference to your chosen recipients. If you aren't able to provide "things," consider visiting with some nursing home residents. Brighten their day by listening for a while.

It goes without saying that our country is truly blessed. Although practically invisible to most of us, however, there are some individuals who are being challenged. They need a hug, and we can brighten their lives by way of simple gestures. Make a family project out of it - involve your kids. Do it anonymously. Afterwards, when you get home, we'll leave the light on for you!

Are we moving to a sellers market?

by Rob Zwemmer

 Monday, November 9, 2009

 

By Rob Zwemmer

 

www.desertonline.com

 

 

Good Monday Morning

84°F | 55°F

 

 

Are we moving to a  sellers market?

 

 

Many of us are asking where is the housing inventory.

Are we moving to a  sellers market? The answer is ?  not yet!

 

The government introduced a new program for home owners who are behind in their payments. This program is called MHA  “Make Home Affordable”

 

Before Home owners can apply for a short sale! They have to work with their bank to see if they can modify their exciting mortgage.

 

If they are not able to modify their mortgage (s) than they can apply to do a short sale.This only apply to primary home owners.

This will reduce the inventory for short sales by 20% - 25% on top of that banks and investors are releasing the foreclosures in smaller numbers as before. I am expecting more foreclosures in the Luxury home market this season.

 

 

 

What else do we see ?

 

·        Existing home sales rose 28 percent from October 2008.

·        The median home price came in at $195,000 . This is the fourth straigt month has gone up.

·        The highest-priced property out of the 780 sales fetched $2.2 million.

 

 

With the Canadian dollar holding strong , low interest rates and great tax incentives for first time homebuyers, there has not been a better time to buy.

 

1 Canadian dollar = 0.940999 U.S. dollars

 

 

There are still great deals to be made! Don’t miss the opportunity this time !

http://www.DesertBankOwnedHomes.com

 

E-mail me with any questions you might have

 

Have An Awesome Week!

Rob Zwemmer

 


AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

http://www.desertonline.com/Morning-coffee

 

PS:

 

if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please e-mail me with their name and number, and I'll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!

by Rob Zwemmer

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
~ Dante


STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!

Think there's any "moral crisis" going on in our country right now? What about in our city? Our schools? Our neighborhood? Where did it come from, and why are we facing these challenges?

We are a country - city - neighborhood - blessed with peace and prosperity. Our daily choices range from which SUV we will drive, to where we will dine next, to how we will redecorate our home this year. Our concerns include our child's upcoming soccer match, whether or not to refinance the house, making "Salesperson of the Year," and taking more time for golf or tennis.

With all the choices complemented by our affluence, we have also become compliant, accepting, and politically correct. We strive to please everyone, avoid "rocking the boat," and prefer the status quo. It's so much easier that way, isn't it?

In doing so, however, we may also abdicate responsibility for teaching our children the value of principle-centered living. What principles should we be teaching - and practicing? Why not adopt and teach the value of courage, diligence, faithfulness, generosity, cleanliness, honesty, encouragement, frugality, humility, industry, justice, moderation, order, resolution, silence, honesty, sincerity, temperance, and tranquility?

Imagine how the world around us would change if we taught and participated in more of these time-honored values. Remember that our country IS our cities, our neighborhoods, and our homes. What begins at the grass roots level - literally in our own backyards - can be spread throughout the world. Abandon neutrality and you can change the world!

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