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When All Else Fails Do a Rain Dance

As a note broker, I’ve had my share of notes that I simply couldn’t do anything with. Here’s one I was presented with recently:  A delinquent seller carry back note secured by commercial property in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The original deal looked like this: Purchase price:$510,000 Down payment:$76,500 1st TD:$433,500 Interest rate: 7.5% I/O…

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Don't be Afraid to Mix It Up

I love walking into a room and finding a design scheme that is completely unexpected. Sleek, modern pieces mixed with traditional antiques and fabrics can be lively and fresh.
In fact, one of my favorite dining rooms is in a modern home with floor-to-ceiling windows, modern art decorating the walls, and the owner’s ornate antique Chippendale dining chairs paired with an IKEA all-white surfboard-shaped dining table. It’s fabulous and clever, all at once.

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A Calm Port in the Perfect Storm

One Example of the Powerful Senior Reverse Mortgage By Steve Aranda I recently got a phone call from a past client of mine.  She asked how I’d been doing.  I told her about my kids, about business, about the things that people talk about in polite conversation when they haven’t spoken for some time. Appropriately,…

Arcadia Police Blotter
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Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, June 28, through Saturday, July 4, the Police Department responded to 943 calls for service of which 142 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

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Green Shoots or Shot in the Foot

Forget 2010 . . . a major mortgage player predicts falling home prices till 2011. U.S. home prices will likely continue falling all through 2010, says a report from mortgage insurer PMI Group.  According to bean counters there, home prices in 30 of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas of the U.S. have at least a…

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Arcadia Realtors Plan Charity Golf Tournament

Santa Anita Golf Course will be the site for the Arcadia Association of Realtors Annual Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for Thursday, September 24.  The event is sponsored by the Real Estate Professionals Auxiliary (REP), the charitable auxiliary of the Arcadia Association of Realtors. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to numerous local charities….

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Designing With Pets

I admit it. There have been times when I’m so fed up with pet hair, I’ve considered dropping the idealistic notion that my house will ever be pet hair free. With all the dogs and cats running around our house, it can be overwhelming keeping that pet hair under control on upholstery, and sometimes I…

Arcadia Police Blotter
Crime

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, June 21, through Saturday, June 27, the Police Department responded to 935 calls for service of which 137 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

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