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  • Steve Young 8:18 AM on December 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Time for Humility 

    By: Kirby Anderson with Point of View

    As 2016 is winding to an end, I think it is time for some humility from many of the so-called “experts.” That is something that Stephen Moore writes about in a recent Investor’s Business Daily column.

    He reminds us the on election night around 6 PM, a Hillary Clinton political operative went on television to say she believed they had a 95% chance of winning. That is a high level of certainty. But a few hours later, “the one in twenty long shot named Donald Trump came in.”

    She certainly was not the only person to make such a prediction. Throughout the presidential campaign many confidently predicted that Donald Trump had no chance of becoming president. Even after the election, Paul Krugman, who writes for the New York Times and has a Nobel Prize in economics, predicted that the stock market would not recover after the election of Donald Trump.

    Many experts were wrong about the housing bubble. He provides some examples of economic predictions that were wrong. Long-Term Capital Management was a company using a computer model developed by Nobel Prize winners and other mathematical geniuses. It made money year after year until it crashed and went bankrupt.

    Environmental predictions by so-called experts also need to be questioned. A 2005 National Geographic story predicted “The End of Cheap Oil.” The shale oil and gas revolution now has given us a planet that is drowning in cheap energy.

    Stephen Moore used to work with Julian Simon who often challenged the conventional environmental wisdom of the 1970s. In previous commentaries, I have written about the famous bet between him and Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich based on their predictions. Julian Simon won, and Paul Ehrlich lost.

    This coming year, let’s hope some of these experts exhibit some humility. If not, then lets at least be smart enough to ignore their predictions.

    I might add 2 Scriptures that remind me of Kirby’s article…

    Romans 1:18-32 and Psalm chapter 1 & 2. 


  • Steve Young 9:27 AM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    To Behold the Beauty of the Lord… 





    Psalm 27:1-6 a Psalm of the power of Trust in God…V.4- One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. Cowgirl

  • Steve Young 1:05 PM on December 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    A day late but happy birthday Beethoven 

    One of my favorites.


  • Steve Young 8:41 AM on December 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Time keeps on flying by… 

    It was on this day December 17th, 2004 that The Arlington Board of Realtor’s had it’s official “Groundbreaking” ceremony. I can’t find the picture I had so if someone has kept theirs please feel free to add it! I do have some pictures of the building when it was just starting to go up taken October 3rd, 2006 thought you might enjoy. Boy, do I miss the rocket!


  • Steve Young 1:23 PM on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    November 2016 Newsletter by Steve Young 

    Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

    Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends November 2016 Newsletter                Steve Young’s Housing Trends Newsletter

    The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources.

    If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report:

    Home and Property Evaluator Free Evaluation Report

    Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future.

    Sincerely yours,

    Steve Young
    RE/MAX Associates
    4105 S Bowen Rd Arlington TX 76016



  • Steve Young 12:37 PM on December 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Cara Cards Testimonial… 

    To all our wonderful donors, sponsors, partners, helpers and family, thought you might like to see a note I just received regarding a family that was blessed by the Cara Cards and to see what we’ve been seeing from these families for several years now. Thank you again for your love and support, your time and generous donations are what makes all this possible!…

    My family greatly appreciates the Cara card we have received while admitted into Cooks Children’s Hospital. My 13-year-old daughter has CF and we travel 3 1/2 hours just to see the great CF crew. As you know the obstacles of juggling life with a child with an illness can be a roller coaster. So many thank you and your beautiful family for giving us our high for today!
    God Bless You,


  • Steve Young 5:30 PM on December 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Great Christmas Music…& it’s FREE! 





    December 12, 2016,     First United Methodist Church Granbury

    December 13, 2016,     First Baptist Church Cleburne

    December 15, 2016,     First United Methodist Church Burleson

    At the Granbury concert,  there will be barbecue sandwiches, snacks, and drinks for sale in the church lobby.  There will also be an Art Exhibit.  Come early and enjoy some time socializing with friends and family.

  • Steve Young 5:32 AM on December 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

    Born: January 27, 1756, Salzburg, Austria
    Died: December 5, 1791, Vienna, Austria

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