Fun Facts and Inspiration for September 18

Fun Facts and Inspiration for September 18 

Inspiration . . .                 

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein


Did you know that . . .

In the movie ’The Wizard of Oz’, Judy Garland’s salary was $500 a week?  The dog, Toto, received a salary of $125 a week.

Xerox’s first copier that was sold on the market overheated and caught fire so often it came with a fire extinguisher?

All mammals, except humans and monkeys, are color blind?

The word ‘corduroy’ comes from the French word ‘cord du roi’ which means “cloth of the king”?

Gullible is not actually a word and cannot be found in any dictionary?

A small percentage of readers of this blog will look up the word ‘gullible’.

The Iditarod Dogsled Race got its name from Iditarod, a small mining village along the race’s route.  The race is held annually to commemorate an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome, Alaska following a diphtheria epidemic.

In real estate, The Federal Reserve can do a lot to influence mortgage rates.  Recently, the Federal Reserve Board has authorized the purchase of mortgage bonds to help maintain low mortgage rates, which has been a great influence in maintaining the low rates and spurring the economy.  Today, September 18, 2013, the Fed is expected to announce a “tapering off” of the purchase of those bonds which may result in interest rates taking a jump up.  However, I do not expect any serious increase in mortgage rates, and in any event, the rates are still extremely low and make home ownership an ideal situation for people.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a REALTOR who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 615 417-8182 or email me at



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