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Roger’s Thought of the Day: Nov. 20, 2014

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Don’t hold together what must fall apart.  The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin.

— Bryant McGill


Roger’s Thought of the Day: Nov. 19, 2014

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Compassion is a verb.

— Thich Nhat Hanh


Roger’s Thought of the Day: Nov. 18, 2014

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Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

— Lin Yutang


Katharine Hepburn’s former estate for sale at $14.8M

Katharine Hepburn’s former residence hit the market at $14.8 million

“On the banks of the Long Island Sound in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, lies the 8,368-square-foot former home of legendary film actress Katharine Hepburn. Surrounded by water on two sides, the spacious estate features 15 rooms designed in a chic take on nautical style.” — reports Lonny.com.

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Thought of the Day: Nov. 12, 2014

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You know you have made the right decision when you have peace in your heart.

— Unknown


Roger’s Thought of the Day: Nov. 6, 2014

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They always say that time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourself.

— Andy Warhol


Roger’s Thought of the Day: Oct. 30, 2014

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Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.

— Charles Dickens


San Marino attracts Chinese all-cash buyers

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Chinese buyers eagerly buy up homes in Southern California community

In an October 24 interview with the China Daily, Angela Wong, Ewing & Associates vice president of international marketing in Asia, divulged why so many wealthy Chinese buyers are moving to San Marino, Calif. According to Wong, the Chinese regard San Marino as the “Chinese Beverly Hills.” The community is so desirable that buyers commonly bid up the price of a house to ensure they get what they want, Wong shared with the China Daily.

“They like this neighborhood because of the schools – that’s their No 1 priority,” she told China Daily… It’s also very pretty. There’s very easy access to Newport Beach, which is good for the really wealthy Chinese because they can park their boats over there… In that city, the Chinese don’t care. They just want [to be in] that area.

“Prices have never fallen, even during the financial crisis. The prices have increased by the month instead of by quarters or six-months. Whereas in the so-called ‘white areas’ where Americans live, the prices have not gone up so much just because the competition is mostly not from the Chinese. This is a really a Chinese-desirable area and the prices have gone up at least every month 3 to 5 percent,” Wong said in the article.

Ninety percent of Wong’s clients pay in cash, including a $14 million deal she just closed in Hawaii, the China Daily reports.


Roger’s Thought of the Day: Oct. 27, 2014

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Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting.

— Anne Lamott


Roger’s Thought of the Day: Oct. 23, 2014

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May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

— Nelson Mandella


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