2 Old Guys Dancing

James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar’s Club Meeting back when actors were real performers. Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56. The year was 1955.

For the young folks, here is something you’ve probably never seen before and, unfortunately, you may never see again.

For us older folks, this is the best of the best, and we had it for many years! This is a side of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw, but it shows you their enormous talent. Bob Hope, the best of comedians, and James Cagney, mostly cast as the bad guy, a gangster in the movies.

Click HERE to watch the video!

Happy Friendship Day

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When we think of friendship, we may think of Facebook, but this holiday actually dates back to 1919. Although it was created by the Greeting Card industry, it has found footing once again thanks to how social media has changed the way we interact with our friends.

Thanks to Facebook, we can now reach thousands of people in just one post, and also stay connected with people that we have known for a very long time. This being said, nothing changes the value and timeless impact the institution of friendship continues to have on who we are.

On friendship day, take this opportunity to reach out to your closest friends and let them know how much they mean to you.

Wishing you a Happy Friendship Day! 

Click here to read more about Friendship Day!

 

STREET Transformations…… Fantastic!

Incredible After & Before Street Art Transformations

That Are Simply Stunning

For those individuals among us who possess a talent for art, opportunities to create something beautiful can be found all around us.

Everywhere you look, there are empty walls that are just crying out to become something more beautiful, if only someone would take the time.

Thankfully, there are plenty of incredibly talented street artists out there who are doing just that, turning drab public spaces into explosions of color and creativity.

Check out the gallery below to see some truly incredible transformations.

 

“Knowledge Speaks – Wisdom Listens,” Athens, Greece  

After and Before

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“Juliette Et Les Esprits,” Montpellier, France

After and Before

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3D Mural In Poznan, Poland

After and Before

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“Renaissance,” Le Puy en Velay, France

After and Before

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Giant Starling Mural In Berlin, Germany

After and Before

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“Au Fil De Loire,” Brives Charensac, France

After and Before

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Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland

After and Before

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Full Moon Hostel, Bristol, UK

After and Before

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“Topart,” Budapest, Hungary

After and Before

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“Porte Des Lavandières,” Aurec Sur Loire, France

After and Before

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Your Real Estate Market Snapshot for June 2017 from SFAR

There has been a general slowdown in sales across the country, and this cannot be blamed on negative economic news. Unemployment remains low and wage growth, though nothing to overly celebrate, has held steady or increased for several years in a row. There is strong demand for home buying, emphasized by higher prices and multiple offers on homes for sale in many submarkets. As has been the case for month after month – and now year after year – low inventory is the primary culprit for any sales malaise rather than lack of offers.Snip20170717_4

New Listings were down 18.1 percent for single family homes and 36.0 percent for Condo/TIC/Coop properties. Pending Sales increased 6.6 percent for single family homes and 7.3 percent for Condo/TIC/Coop properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 10.8 percent to $1,468,000 for single family homes but decreased 2.6 percent to $1,145,000 for Condo/TIC/Coop properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 30.4 percent for single family units and 40.0 percent for Condo/TIC/Coop units.

With job creation increasing and mortgage rates remaining low, the pull toward homeownership is expected to continue. Yet housing starts have been drifting lower, and some are beginning to worry that a more serious housing shortage could be in the cards if new construction and building permit applications continue to come in lower in year-over-year comparisons while demand remains high. Homebuilder confidence suggests otherwise, so predictions of a gloomy future should be curbed for the time being.

Click here for full report: SFAR_MarketFocus_2017-June