Links Back to the Week That Was 1/4

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I really waffled over whether to keep doing these links-back posts as we go into the new year.  They’re not often completely real-estate related, and sometimes I include just one or two links.

BUT, I like recapping the big news from the week I just experienced.  Now, if only I could link to certain conversations I have every week at home or the office…THOSE would be scintillating reading, let me tell you.  Sometimes real life is ever so much more exciting than the news.

Over at Rain City Guide, Ardell penned a post about balloon frame housing and the inherent fire-risks therein.  Over on this side of the mountains, very few houses were built when balloon frames were regularly constructed.  However, because I know I get readers here from all over the country, AND because it’s just plain interesting, I’m linking to it here.  Click through to the links about that kind of construction, and read the comments, too.

I hate monkeys.  And every year, my family thinks it is high humor to provide me with a monkey (of the stuffed animal variety) at Christmas.  This year, I fervently pronounced, “Well, maybe even Santa is feeling the effects of the economic downturn and I won’t get a monkey this year!?!?”  Clearly, Santa didn’t invest with Madoff, and I therefore received YET ANOTHER monkey.  Heavy sigh.  Before the big day, though, I read this post on grow-a-brain and followed the links through.  It’s all about how the Wall Street bailout should be just peachy-keen!

And speaking of Madoff and grow-a-brain, this New Year’s post provided interesting info re: Madoff’s vistims, AND hilarious LOL Lists (check out the presidents one).

This is so sad – a profile of a family and their small part in the massive mortgage meltdown.

The annual list of over-used words/phrases which the publishers wish could be banished was published this last week.  And one of 2008’s words was used in the story linked to above.  And I’m proud to say I used one of this year’s words in this post I wrote in October.

That’s all for today.  Have a great week!

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My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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