September 30, 2016

Wanted for President(?): Whoever Pays the MOST Taxes

Civic Penury . . . and Its Opposite I don’t what it makes you, but somehow, I don’t think being a billionaire who manages to pay zero federal income taxes makes you “smart.” Maybe “greedy” or “crafty” or “callous,” but not definitely “smart” — especially if you think you’ll ever run for President. “But,” you say,...
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“If I Can’t Be Your First Agent . . . Maybe I Can Be Your Last”

Telling Sellers What They Want to Hear . . . While Trolling for Other Business [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.] If you aren’t a Realtor (and don’t have a magnifying glass), the photo above is...
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The “Très Magnifique Ceiling” (or is it, “Tray??”)

I’ve got a hunch how — at least in some people’s minds — “tray” ceiling became “trey”:  “très” is French for “very” (as in “very beautiful”). From there, it’s just a small step (and single letter) to “trey.” Of course, that’s also how the word sounds phonetically. However, the correct adjective for a recessed ceiling...
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