Fun Facts and Inspiration for May 17

Fun Facts and Inspiration for May 17



 “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”                                               Albert Einstein

 Did you know that…

 In 1989, the IRS created a procedure for collecting taxes in the event of a nuclear war.  The guidelines instruct employees to focus on taxes with the highest revenue.

The saying is that “You can have any color Model T you want as long as it is black.”  The production of the model T was limited to black because black paint dried quicker.

There is a city in the United States by the name of El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.  We know it as Los Angeles.

A reporter for the San Francisco Examiner was terminated from his job.  The reason given was “…you just don’t know how to use the English language.  This isn’t kindergarten for amateur writers.”    That reporter was Rudyard Kipling who is renown for his writings of poetry, novels and was regarded as an innovator of short stories. Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.

The word “McJob” is an actual word in the dictionary that refers to low paying jobs with little to no chance of advancement.

There was a well-known actor in the United States by the name of Marion Michael Morrison.  We know him as John Wayne.

In real estate there is often confusion between the difference of a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) and an appraisal.  Although more often than not, the two numbers will be compatible, it is important to understand that one of the differences is that the CMA looks at the current value of the home, while the appraisal will take into effect the life expectancy of the property.  For example; if a single family home has a life expectancy of 50 years and the house is 60 years old that will factor into the appraisal.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – 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 301-712-8808 or email me at





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