Monthly Archives: September 2010

The other part of government that I like

Professor of economic Bill Weaton at MIT said once that the role of government is to provide businesses a level playing field in which free markets can operated. I think in many places we have stepped well past that. As you all know I … Continue reading

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There are two forms of Govt that impress me

If you read my posts you know that I think in general the govt needs to be much smaller and let free markets determine what happens.  I do think the Govt does a good job in two areas. This post … Continue reading

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37 Governorships are on the block

In November there are 37 states that will vote for a new governor. There is one that we like in particular. Carl Paladino won the republican nomination for governor in New York. I have no idea if we are related. … Continue reading

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Dave’s prediction of the Omaha real estate market

I predict that we have bottomed out in the real estate market and things will not actually get worse.  I also predict that we will not see values go up significantly till  after the elections in 2012. They may go … Continue reading

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Omaha makes another List

Jim Posey, a close friend, the developer of the Kimball lofts and Giovanni rows, and one of our agents gave me this article from the SF Gate. It talks about which cities are the best to rent or the best … Continue reading

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Its going to get a whole lot worse

I was on the phone with a real estate broker in Phoenix last night and he indicated that Fannie Mae is getting ready to put 60,000 house that they have in inventory on the market in Phoenix alone in the … Continue reading

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Where to send your kids to college?

There was an article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday about which schools big company recruiters liked to hire.  It was not Harvard or Yale.  They like public schools that were close to where the companies were headquartered.   MIT did make the list. Although … Continue reading

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What do you do when you get a letter from the FBI?

I came home from work the other night and Lisa said ” You got a letter from the FBI?” I said finally.  She was very puzzled by my reaction.  I got selected to attend the FBI’s citizens academy.  Not sure … Continue reading

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Recall Omaha Mayor Suttle

I have been getting more and more emails about the recall Suttle campaign. I think it takes a petition of 27,000 registered voters to get the recall put up for election.   Any one have any feedback?  I can tell you … Continue reading

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Are you really that Stupid?

One of my sales people had a client that had a home inspection and the home inspector missed a significant amount of termite damage. It was not the fault of the inspector. The damaged was behind a wall and not … Continue reading

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