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Heat in Arizona vs. Nevada Determines Where to Buy Real Estate

Posted on: July 31, 2006 I Written By

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Today, I could certainly feel why they call Las Vegas the desert. It was miserably hot. Not that this is anything new. Sure, you can find a bunch of nice houses at Las Vegas Real Estate sites. In fact, the city is growing so much you can get just about anything you want in Las Vegas.

However, today I realized that I’m in the wrong heat. The newsman reported that in Arizona they didn’t even break the triple digit temperatures today. What’s going on here? Arizona must be hotter than Nevada. I guess I was wrong. I’ll have to go visit Scottsdale Real Estate Services and see if I can find me a nice house where I can move out of the heat of Nevada. I wonder how big a mortgage I’d need in Arizona.

100 Oldest .com Domains Currently Registered

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I thought this list was interesting. Here’s the top 25:

1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM
2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.COM
3. 24-May-1985 THINK.COM
4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.COM
5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.COM
6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.COM
7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.COM
8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.COM
9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.COM
10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.COM
11= 19-Mar-1986 IBM.COM
11= 19-Mar-1986 SUN.COM
13= 25-Mar-1986 INTEL.COM
13= 25-Mar-1986 TI.COM
15. 25-Apr-1986 ATT.COM
16= 08-May-1986 GMR.COM
16= 08-May-1986 TEK.COM
18= 10-Jul-1986 FMC.COM
18= 10-Jul-1986 UB.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 BELL-ATL.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 GE.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 GREBYN.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 ISC.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 NSC.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 STARGATE.COM

Here’s the rest of the list.

Getting a Residential Mortgage to Buy a Home

Posted on: July 25, 2006 I Written By

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The American dream is to buy a home and own land. Don’t ask me why. It’s just something that is deeply rooted in all of us. Maybe it goes back to our heritage where owning land was a sign of power and honor. By owning land you showed that you could provide for your heritage.

Whatever it is, purchasing your own land and specifically purchasing your own home is one of the most important things in a person’s life. Owning that first home is a time to be proud. Owning your first home is one of the most exciting and scary days of your life. You are embarking on the American dream and purchasing a home.

Too bad you have to go through all the pains and decisions of figuring out mortgages and how it all works. Of course there is the term of the mortgage and the interest rate which changes daily. Those are rather easy except they’ve now got so many different types of terms for mortgages that you have to choose 10, 20, 30, 50 years for the term of the mortgage. How do you know which one to choose?

Of course besides the term and interest rate of a mortgage they throw in things like 3 and 5 year arms. I already have 2 arms so why do I need an arm on a mortgage? You can purchase points for your mortgage, you have a down payment and you are trying to get to 20% of the purchase price so you don’t have to pay mortgage insurance which just adds to your payment. Let’s not even get started on interest only loans or having 2 loans to be able to avoid the mortgage insurance.

Sounds like a nightmare to me. Is owning a home really the American dream?

Well, it is so let me offer you one piece of advice that will help you more than anything. Ask lots of questions and talk to multiple mortgage brokers. If you don’t know where to go for a mortgage broker then check out a website like Myhomething – Online Marketplace for Mortgage Brokers and Lenders. You fill out one profile with Myhomething and you will get in contact with a number of mortgage brokers and lenders that fit your unique home buying needs.

Myhomething also offers a number of other services that provide: residential real estate, financing, home improvement, moving services, and soon to come insurance.

Once you get in touch with these different mortgage brokers and lenders then ask lots of questions and get all the information you need to make your home buying experience a good one.

Dmitry Chaplin and Martha Nichols Get Sent Home on So You Think You Can Dance – Mormon Dancers

Posted on: July 22, 2006 I Written By

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I know this post is a little late, but I’m glad that Martha is gone from the competition. She deserved to leave. Dmitry should have stayed since he was competing against someone who is a nice solo dancer, but sucks in all of the partner dancing. What was America thinking.

Either way, Benji Schwimmer is rocking and rolling and I think has one of the best chances to win. He definitely isn’t the best dancer. I personally think Heidi or Ivan is. However, I think Benji just might be like they are saying “America’s Favorite Dancer.” I just can’t imagine Benji dancing in Celine Deion(However you spell her last name).

As an update to a post on So You Think You Can Dance on Fox I have further found out that not only is Benji Schwimmer a mormon, but his cousin Heidi Groskreutz is indeed a mormon(at least someone on a message board said they knew her and said she was). Not to mention she’s still my favorite(and HOT). If you don’t believe she’s hot and an amazing dancer then watch this Youtube Video of Heidi and Benji dancing. I’m 99% sure Jaymz Tuaileva is a mormon. Otherwise, why would his profile say:

“My dad used to dance at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii when he was younger. I would call that dancing professionally. He used to do a mean fire dance that’s for sure.”

Jaymz should have busted out a fire dance and he’d still be on the show. For the record, the fire knife dancers at the PCC (Polynesian Cultural Center) is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in my life. My jury’s still out on Allison Holker(that last name looks way to much like hooker…she needs to get married) being a mormon. I’m not a betting man, but I’d bet she is a mormon living in Orem, UT.

Other So You Think You Can Dance Info:
Old School Video of Benji Schwimmer Dancing – A Benji TV Network or DVD?
Benji Schwimmer and Heidi Groskreutz (From So You Think You Can Dance) Dancing at Showcase Division 2005 US Open Swing Dance Championships
Still Healing from Allison Holker’s Departure from So You Think You Can Dance, Watch Disney’s High School Musical
So You Think You Can Dance Tour
Enlightening Questions About So You Think You Can Dance(SYTYCD)
Benji and Heidi’s Club mambo, Black Mambo and Broadway Dance, Fake Your Way to the Top

Mortgage, Insurance, Ditech com, DUI Attorney, Mesothilioma Lawyers, Auto Insurance Quotes California

Posted on: July 19, 2006 I Written By

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I’ve been recently looking into what words get the most bang for the buck for my website. The subject: “Mortgage, Insurance, Ditech com, DUI Attorney, Mesothilioma Lawyers, Auto Insurance Quotes California” pretty much describes some of the most popular. It makes sense if you think about it. Mortgages cost a lot of money and so there is a lot for someone selling a mortgage to make. Insurance is the same since you will keep paying your insurance month to month.

Many people should look for insurance if they have a DUI and more importantly people who have a DUI need a really good DUI attorney. Although, I don’t think I want to encourage anyone that has had a DUI to find a good DUI attorney because I hope people with DUI get whatever the book throws at them despite how good of an attorney they have. I really think there’s no excuse for a DUI.

Mesothilioma was a surprise to me, but I guess there are a lot of people searching for lawyers that do mesothilioma because they want to sue over mesothilioma and make some money. Makes some sense. Not sure the details, but all of those medical lawsuits need a good lawyer and I’m sure mesothilioma lawyers would be no different. Despite many mesothilioma lawyers being considered ambulance chasers.

I also thought that Auto Insurance California was poignant because auto insurance in california has got to be so expensive. Driving in California is the worst. With so many cars there is a lot of money to make. Auto insurance is really about getting the most people on board as possible and letting the volume make an an auto insurance company the most money. California auto insurance is the hotbed for this since California has so many people.

Here’s a list of 500 terms and they relative price from CyberWyre:

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Imitation Woots – One Deal A Day Websites

Posted on: July 17, 2006 I Written By

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Everyone who doesn’t know about Woot should visit their site and check out their daily deals. They aren’t always that good so be careful, but sometimes they are a nice buy.

It turns out there are a number of similar websites that follow a similar strategy. Here’s a few examples:

-Great Daily Deals at Yugster.com
-One Jewel, One day at BFIZ.com
-Discounted Software and Programs at Bits du Jour

Don’t ask me why you want the last one since almost anything you could spend money on you can get open source. However, it’s an interesting concept.

Paid Search Advertising, Natural Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Call Management, Affiliate Management, Search Engine Marketing Training, Search Engine Marketing Analysis

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Today I ran across a website for an austin search marketing company called Apogee(http://www.apogee-search.com). I thought the site was well done and I espescially loved that was green reminding you of how much money they can make you.

A good search engine marketing company is essential to a growing business. If you have a business and aren’t marketing to search engines then you are losing customers. Apogee seems to be covering all of the bases like the following:

Paid Search Advertising
Natural Search Engine Optimization

Pay Per Call Management
Affiliate Management
Search Engine Marketing Training
Search Engine Marketing Analysis

Understanding each of these functional areas is important for you to drive traffic to your website. The 2 keys are to first drive targeted traffic to your website. Second, you must analyze the marketing you are doing. Reporting and analysis tools can gather a wealth of information on your search engine marketing. Understanding, optimizing and adapting your search engine marketing is essential.

If you don’t have these skills yourself then look to someone like Apogee(http://www.apogee-search.com).

Tech Bargains The Way You Like It

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I think in the past month I’ve been asked by at least 5 people here at work to help them purchase a computer. The first place I go to help them order a computer is a site I learned about a long time ago called Tech Bargains.com. I think the site has lost some of its flavor because it doesn’t seem to have the super deals on computers that I found before. However, it will give you a decent deal for the price.

Christian Employers and Seekers – The Monster of Christian Employment

Posted on: July 16, 2006 I Written By

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Yesterday I was talking with a friend about her interest in finding a website that listed christian people that offered certain services she needed. I thought it was a great idea and I thought I found a website that did just that called Christian Placement.com(http://www.christianplacements.com) Well, I wasn’t quite right about this website doing what my friend wanted.

However, I was completely fascinated with the idea the Christian ministers or people wanting to work with a christian organization could use ChristianPlacement.com(http://www.christianplacements.com) to find employment. Sounds like a great idea. Here’s a better description of exactly what their mission is:

ChristianPlacements.com connects Churches and Christian ministries with prospective staff members.
We provide the largest freely searchable database of Christian and Ministry jobs on the internet and can
connect you with a powerful collection of resources to help you with your search today.
For Christian Employment and Church Staffing: You can instantly publicize your position openings to our
3,500+ daily visitors. You can search over 5,500 resumes; research salary packages; glean ideas from
over 250 free online Christian job descriptions; and even perform background checks on potential
employees.

The Toilet Seat Principle

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I really don’t know this person, but I think they are a pretty big VC guy. Regardless of who it is the story is great. Rick describes what is what like for him to walk around a store with a toilet seat and why that matters.

Moral of the Story: I think I’ll continue renting for a while longer.