September 22, 2019

Clothes Shopping Now 3 Times More Annoying

“Classic Fit” . . . “Modern Fit” . . . “Slim Fit” . . . Fit to be Tied (Huh?!?) I didn’t like clothes shopping before. Now, it’s even worse. In fact, thanks to proliferating custom sizes, I’d say exactly three times worse . . .** **Or maybe just 2x; it’s been awhile since I...
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Housing Advice from Country Singer Maren Morris

“When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter Let it rain ’cause you and I remain the same When there ain’t a crack in the foundation Baby, I know any storm we’re facing Will blow right over while we stay put The house don’t fall...
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Quick! What Do You Call a “Dedicated Homework Area” in the Upper Midwest?

“A Rose By Any Other Name?” “Alison Bernstein, the president of the Suburban Jungle real estate agency, based in New York City, finds that buyers are “highly focused on, how do we functionally work at home?” And that focus extends to work space for their children. “Dedicated homework areas are very, very popular,” Ms. Bernstein...
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The Limits of Sales Incentives

If offering Buyers’ agents 2.7% ” the most common payout in the Twin Cities ” will motivate them to show a “For Sale” home, will offering 3% incentivize them even more? Why not offer 4%?!? Unfortunately for would-be home Sellers, goosing the payout to Buyers agents suffers from diminishing returns ” and at some point,...
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