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Why Memorial Day?

Sat, 25 May 2013 -

WHY MEMORIAL DAY?

Shame on us if we have to ask!

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. I repeat. A day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Nothing else!

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."

Nowhere is any mention of…

Mattress sales.

Used car sales

Appliance sales

Television sales

Grocery store sale events.

NO MENTION AT ALL.

On Monday, the nation will be honoring those who have fallen defending our country's freedom. None of us would be doing what we are doing today if we had not been protected by those who gave their all.

For anyone in my part of town, there is a Memorial Day ceremony at Purple Heart Park, 10050 E. Rita Road. Tucson 85747. Nothing fancy, but you can thank the Veterans that show up and participate.

Attending will be the Military order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 442. Recognition of guests and support staff, and live music courtesy of University of Arizona Alumni Band. Free. 10 a.m. Monday.

It would be really nice to see a big turnout. 

My personal thanks to all who served this wonderful country.

If I can ever provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding areas, the housing market, or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search, please contact me by phone or text at (520) 850-5995, call me toll free at (800) 557-9798 or email me at TucsonAgent@msn.com

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Jon Quist is Tucson’s Buyers Only Agent

Serving Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail, Sahuarita, Saddlebrooke, La Reserve, The Catalina Foothills, The Sabino Canyon area, and Eastern Pima County

 

 

 

 

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The Reasons People Moved in 2012

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 -

Thom was smart enough to look to the Census Bureau for these statistics. How bright was that? If there were more jobs to go to, and so many people weren't unable to sell due to being underwater on their loans, we'd see a different balance in those numbers.

Everybody moves in one way or another.

You move when you walk. But the kind of move I'm talking about is the place you call home. Some people will move more than others. It could be out of need, or they simply have the "ability" to move. Ability could mean they have equity in their home, a job transfer with some relocation benefits, who knows?

The Reasons People Moved in 2012

But moving is a big deal. Whether by necessity or by choice. Whether it's across the street, across town, or across the state, it's a big deal. Besides packing, and all that, there is the process of selecting the right real estate agent to market your home or condominium. And, if you are moving within the same city, do you use the SAME agent for both the sale of your current home, and the purchase of your next? Ah, that's another topic.

But there can be many reasons you need to move. Whatever YOUR reason, I'm here to help make the real estate part of your move as smooth and easy as possible.

 

The Reasons People Moved in 2012

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Thomas Ramon Realty @ Palmer House Properties

2911 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Direct: 770.713.1505  Office: 404.876.4901  Fax: 404.478.8495

 

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11th Annual Tucson AZ Valley Animal Hospital Arizona Animal Fair

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 -

 

11th Annual Valley Animal Hospital Arizona Animal Fair

Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10AM until 4PM

Join the Hermitage Cat Shelter at the AZ Animal Fair! They’ll have kitties for adoption, as well as t-Shirts, Bumper Stickers and more for sale, all benefiting the Hermitage Cat Shelter. Founded in 1965, and dedicated to the shelter, protection, and care of homeless cats. Especially those not considered adoptable by other organizations.

The Valley Animal Hospital Arizona Animal Fair is a festival celebrating animals! It is the largest of its kind in Arizona and one of the largest in the Southwest.

The fair features non-stop demonstrations and entertainment such as professional Frisbee teams, miniature horses, canine fly ball & agility, search and rescue dogs, training demos, police K-9s and therapy dogs and more.

The event also includes a 3.1 or 1 mile walk or run (formerly known as the Tucson Canine Classic). You can either walk your dog, or take your cat for a drag. Cats don’t do leashes, you see. So don’t try that! Not a pretty picture.

The entertainment is free for everyone, but you'll want that extra spending money for the awesome vendors, delicious food, refreshing beer and of course the many animals in need of forever homes and available for adoption!

Do something terrific. Give a forever home to someone.

Located at the Reid Dog Park located on the Country Club side of Reid Park. Easy to find.

If I can ever provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding areas, the housing market, or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search, please contact me by phone or text at (520) 850-5995, call me toll free at (800) 557-9798 or email me at TucsonAgent@msn.com

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Jon Quist is Tucson’s Buyers Only Agent

 

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6444E TANQUE VERDE ROAD

Tucson, AZ 85715

520-850-5995 Direct

800-557-9798 Toll Free

520-546-1978  Fax

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An End to the Housing Crisis on the Horizon as Banks Loosen Credit Standards

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 -

Erika has disabled comments on her nice post from the AR readers, but not the re blogging ability. So here is the comment I would have written.

I don't think that the requirements need to be loosened so much as the big banks need to quit sitting on the funds. They are sitting on billions and billions of dollars, partially due to the low interest rates they would have to charge in today's market, but really they are sitting on the money because THEY CAN!

A side note. This re blog puts me over 200,000 points, not that I was counting. Right.

According to a new report released last week by Capital Economics, the housing crisis is expected to end this year as banks loosen their credit standards. The report shows an average credit score needed to obtain a mortgage is now 700. The number is still higher than it was before the crisis, but it is much better than a year ago.

2012 Real Estate TrendsAnother survey from the Federal Senior Loan Officer, shows credit requirement in the last quarter of 2011 were consistent with the prior three quarters. Combined with these reports, there are many indicators that point to housing stabilization and more available credit. Now, banks are lending up to 3 ½ times the borrowers earnings. This is an increase from 3.2 during the crisis.

In addition, many banks are loosening the loan-to-value ratios, which is a clear sign of improved credit conditions. Many banks are now lending an average of 82 percent, which is higher than the 74 percent lending average in 2010.

However, even though there has been some slight loosening on credit conditions, many potential buyers are still having trouble meeting the credit requirements. Capital Economics reports 8 percent of potential buyers could not qualify for the loan, which ended up cancelling many contracts.

While the news of loosed credit standards opens the doors for great opportunities, it does not mean there will be actual housing price gains across the nation.

Originally posted at: http://livinginstgeorge.com/2012/01/31/housing-crisis-horizon-banks-loosen-credit-standards/

Erika Rogers, your St George real estate specialist

Stout & Associates Realty

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2012 Accenture Match Play Golf Championships

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 -

2012 Accenture Match Play Golf Championships

Buy a ticket and attend the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship February 20 – 26, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain. Parking has never been closer and now you can bring your cell phone. Hip hip hooray!

Tickets start at $25 and each of your kids 18 and under will be admitted FREE of charge when accompanied by a paid ticketed adult.

EIGHT That Will Capture Your Attention

THOMAS BJORN … HE SENT TIGER WOODS PACKING IN 2011

DARREN CLARKE … HE HAS A 14-7 RECORD IN EIGHT APPEARANCES

BILL HAAS … HE HAD THE BEST SEASON OF HIS CAREER IN 2011

RICKIE FOWLER … HE’S A BIG FAN-FAVORITE RIDING THE WAVE

SERGIO GARCIA … HE’S A TERRIFIC MATCH PLAY SPECIALIST

PAUL CASEY … HE RETURNS WITH 8 STARTS and 2 RUNNER-UPS

GARY WOODLAND … HE’S ONLY ONE OF 11 TO MAKE THE CUT IN ALL FOUR

GEOFF OGILVY … A TUCSON FAVORITE, HE’S GOT MULTIPLE VICTORIES – A REMARKABLE RECORD

A match-play specialist, Geoff Ogilvy is one of just two players (Tiger Woods) to have multiple victories at the Accenture Match Play Championship, with Championship Match victories over Davis Love III (2006) and Paul Casey (2009), and a runner-up to Henrik Stenson (2007). His overall Accenture Match Play Championship record stands at a remarkable 20-4.

AND…WILL TIGER SHOW UP? THAT’S THE BIG QUESTION. HE LIKES TUCSON, AND IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST REASON WHY WE HAVE THIS GREAT TOURNAMENT HERE. LET’S ALL KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED.TIGER’S PRESENSE INSURES MORE ATTENDANCE, AND THAT MEANS MORE REVENUE FOR CHARITY.

If I can ever provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding areas, the housing market, or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search, please contact me by phone or text at (520) 850-5995, call me toll free at (800) 557-9798 or email me at TucsonAgent@msn.com

Website is www.TucsonBuyersAgent.com

Jon Quist is Tucson’s Buyers Only Agent

 

Want a great REALTOR in Tucson?

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Jon Quist, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI

REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE

Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Agent

6444E TANQUE VERDE ROAD

Tucson, AZ 85715

520-850-5995 Direct

800-557-9798 Toll Free

520-546-1978  Fax

Email : TucsonAgent@msn.com

WEB : www.TucsonBuyersAgent.com

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