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robthompsonrealtor.com

05-May-13

I’ve started a new chapter. I am in the last couple of years of my military service and am laying the groundwork for a post AF career. I’ve just become a licensed real estate agent for the state of Colorado. If you are looking to buy, sell or rent in the Colorado Springs/Denver areas, please […]

Lance Armstrong books to be moved to Fiction section of Aussie library…

21-Jan-13

…it’s fitting but that’s got to sting. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on Facebookshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this post

Dead horse post: Vegas declined 10% from one year ago

26-Dec-11

Just to re-emphasize this is NOT the place you want to buy. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on Facebookshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this post

Vegas condos now selling for $50K

26-Dec-11

I’ve been sounding the alarm about the Vegas market for awhile now, using Detroit as an example of what can happen to a single industry town. ┬áVegas is, IMHO, particularily susceptible because the Reid-Goodman-Goodman triad is doing nothing to help the city, much less the state. ┬áThe market is almost assuredly going to continue to […]

Does a bad credit score make you a risky employee?

11-Nov-11

I do not think so, but it can be an indicator.  Taken alone, it would (IMHO) be an unfair discriminator against a potential employee.  However, it remains the employers perogative to use this as a criteria for employment.  Bigger picture, I think it’s another way that those on the edge of the financial abyss are […]

Allstate insurance: above and beyond, being human, or both?

11-Nov-11

The Consumerist has an http://consumerist.com/2011/11/allstate-denied-mans-insurance-claim-because-he-went-to-the-hospital-5-hours-too-early.html.  The insurance company twice denied his request for coverage before coming back (after media pressure) and paying the claim.  On the one hand, I agree with the commenters who say All State had no contractual obligation to pay the claim.  On the other, what’s the ethical, socially responsible thing to do? […]

However will banks survive without the debit card fee?

02-Nov-11

Consumerist asks how will banks maintain profits w/the debit card fee going away?  The answer: they will find a way. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on Facebookshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this post

The rule of law as a bedrock…

20-Oct-11

Barry Riholtz eloquently sums up my feelings on the rule of law (and where it’s gone) in our country:  “The Rule of Law is yet another bedrock foundation of this nation. It seems to get ignored when the criminals involved received billions in bipartisan bailout monies. The line of bullshit being used on State AGs […]

Most underwater cities in America

20-Oct-11

Las Vegas leads the pack.  I think this chart is not accurate, though.  I think the ratio is far greater than 119% property/mortgage debt.  Just two years ago, we were $170,000 underwater on a $300,000 mortgage.  We were not the odd man out, either. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on Facebookshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet […]

Economists see doom and gloom ahead…

05-Sep-10

…I tend to agree with this negative outlook. What say you? Battle Rhythm enabled… Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on Facebookshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this post