Monthly Archives: August 2009

A Layman’s View of the Proposed Health Care Bill (HR 3200) – I am reading through the whole thing….slowly

Tweet I decided about 3 days ago to read the entire proposed health care bill, HR 3200, also known as America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.  It has been hotly debated lately, and I wanted to know firsthand what was contained therein that could inspire such passion on both sides.  I have never been…

I am on a Quest That I Started Last Night – It’s only 1,100 Pages Long, After All

Tweet After watching debates about the proposed health care bill HR 3200 over the past few weeks, I have heard one common refrain from both sides: “Have you even read the bill?” To this point, I didn’t feel comfortable entering a detailed discussion about this bill, because I couldn’t honestly state that I had. That…

Are you in Austin this week? Come meet us for lunch! You are cordially invited.

Tweet Several of my ActiveRain friends contacted me this week about meeting during the Keller-Williams Mega Camp event.  Today, I had a chance to meet with Marie Westerman, and tomorrow I am meeting Ryan Shaughnessy for lunch.  If you are in town over the next few days, I would love to meet you! You are…

“Real Estate the Rome Way” by Margaret Rome – Book Review

Tweet Not too long ago, while speaking with my friend Margaret Rome, award-winning Baltimore Realtor, I asked how I could get a copy of her book, “Real Estate the Rome Way”.  She replied, “You give me your address and I will get it sent out to you soon.” Well, that was easy. I finished reading…

Buying a Home in Austin, Texas – Step Seven: Closing on Your Home!

Tweet This is the final installment in a seven-part series about how to buy a home in the Austin, Texas area.  All of the previous posts in the series are here: Buying a Home in Austin, Texas – Step One: Get Pre-Approved for Mortgage Financing Buying a Home in Austin, Texas – Step Two: Selecting an…

“Author Month” Continues – Social Media Edge welcomes Shel Israel, author of the upcoming “Twitterville”

Tweet Last week, we had an absolutely awesome show with Tara Hunt, author of “The Whuffie Factor”.  If you haven’t already heard it, I would encourage you to check it out here: http://budurl.com/fdbr.  Tomorrow morning (or afternoon, depending on where you live), we are excited to have Shel Israel joining us for the second time. …

QUICK REMINDER about upcoming social media book project – Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Tweet I recently shared this post:  My Big Announcement – Would YOU like a chance to be published? An opportunity for my ActiveRain friends I just wanted to mention that the deadline for chapter entries is just one week away now (August 31st).  If you are interested in being a part of this exciting project,…

Buying a Home in Austin, Texas – Step Six: Preparing for Closing (Ducks in a Row)

Tweet This is part six of a seven-part series intended to teach you more about the homebuying process in Austin, Texas.  The first five parts are here: Buying a Home in Austin, Texas – Step One: Get Pre-Approved for Mortgage Financing Buying a Home in Austin, Texas – Step Two: Selecting an Area of Town…

Christ Presbyterian Church – Georgetown, Texas – UPDATE!

Tweet Over the past year or so, I have been helping to start a new church in Georgetown, Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA).  I am pleased to announce that we will be having our first Sunday morning service on September 6th (Labor Day weekend).  Our first “official” service will be held on October 11th, 2009, so…

Buying a Home in Austin, Texas – Step Five: Inspection and Repairs

Tweet This is part five of a seven-part series intended to teach you, the home buyer, about how the process typically works here in Austin.  The first four parts are listed here for your convenience: Buying a Home in Austin, Texas – Step One: Get Pre-Approved for Mortgage Financing Buying a Home in Austin, Texas –…