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TH E M OR G AN R EA L ES TA TE G R OU P, LL C

Nan’s News
2200 N. W 50th Street, Suite 127# Oklahoma City, OK 73112 Phone: 405-842-1070 Email: nancy@okcmls.com WEB: www.okcmls.com

After a long absence, where does one begin? Fill in the gaps...or move on from here...I’ll do a little bit of both….the lapse all began with the broken wrist… then breast cancer surgery...I’m back and on a roll!!! Fun and exciting events have filled a lot of our time this year...new name- (the name we always wanted— so when it became available we snatched it!) The Morgan Real Estate Group, LLC...same World Class Service...New address to better accommodate access to our office for our wonderful clients and visitors...no more stairs...2200 NW 50th Street, Suite 127E...and the colors in the suite are, let me say, bright...new web... www.okcmls.com—under construction, but progress-not perfection—at this point anyway. And the big thing, Jack is back...bringing all of his many financial credentials to benefit you…one of which is ―Certified Liability Advisor... Schedule an appointment with Jack for exact figures on your current financial situation, and assistance in setting your goals for your financial future. No cost—you’ll be glad you did! We started playing golf again this summer. I had a several year hiatus—and Jack had foot surgery from which he has mostly recovered. To improve my game, I got new clubs, bag, shoes etc. and have hit the links a few times. Look great—game terrible! To give a clue, I have a blister on top of my finger from improper grip. Perhaps lessons and practice would be the answer. Wow, what a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the new and impressive Armstrong Auditorium on the campus of Herbert W. Armstrong College. The 2010-2011 Armstrong International Performing Arts Series has scheduled some amazing talent...check out the website: www.ArmstrongAuditorium.org. I’m getting our tickets early as I’m sure many of the performances that we want to see will sell out quickly. A reminder— When you are talking with someone about real estate, but sure to talk about me! Your referrals will all receive ―World Class Service” . That is my commitment to you! Until next time...think about it ―While doubt stands still, faith erects skyscrapers‖. Be sure to count all your blessings! Nan

Low Mortgage Interest Rates Create More Incentive Than First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit...The low interest rates show the long term benefits of owning a home is more beneficial today than the customer who bought 3 to 6 months ago. The reason for this phenomena is due to interest rates creeping down to all time low levels between 4% and 5%... Call for details 842-1070.

Inside This Issue… Just… “Fun Stuff”

Happy Anniversary To You!
Malcolm & Linda Champlin Ryan & Kristen Harris Doug & Ana Parsons Evan & Anna Mason Matt & Lauren Newsom Butch & Tracey Rodriguez Bob & Heather Jones Brian & Alexa Humphries Randy & Gayle Dekker

Be thankful you’re not moving there…..
The most expensive ZIP code in the country, in terms of home cost, is Alpine, N.J. (07620). Forbes magazine reports that the median asking price of a house there is $4.14 million (down 23 percent from the previous year). No. 2 is Atherton, CA (94027), with a median asking price of $4.85 million; that’s followed by New York City’s West Village neighborhood (10014), where home sellers are looking for a median price of $3.5 million.

Now look at OKC Metro on following page….!
Seek alternatives to brainstorming when you need a range of ideas….
Everyone knows that brainstorming is the best way to generate ideas in a group, right? Actually, some recent research suggests that might not always be the case. In experiments conducted by researchers at Texas A&M University, participants were found to produce fewer ideas when they were part of a brainstorming session than they did when working individually– a difference of 44 percent in some cases. When working separately, participants also generated a wider variety of ideas. In addition, the researchers found that people in brainstorming meetings have a tendency to quickly conform to the first few ideas they’re exposed to, thus leading to a narrower range of options overall. The researches were careful to point out that they’re not advocating for the complete elimination of brainstorming sessions. But in situations where you need the widest variety of ideas possible, you might get better results letting people work separately before sharing their ideas with the group. On the other hand, when you want to explore a limited number of options in depth, interaction during a traditional brainstorming meeting is probably your best bet.

Congratulations!!!

Rearrange the letters
Word Rearranged
          Presbyterian Best in Prayer Astronomer Moon Starer Desperation A Rope Ends It The Eyes They See George Bush He Bugs Gore The Morse Code Here Come Dots Dormitory Dirty Room Slot Machines Cash Lost in Me Animosity Is no Amity Election Results Lies—Let’s Recount

“The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker”………..Helen Keller

Eureka! The accidental origins of some
famous products..
Some well-known products and inventions weren’t the result of careful research and planning . They were accidents that someone with a creative mind spotted some potential in Imagine your life without…  Potato chips. In 1853, a chef named George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY., grew frustrated by a diner who kept sending his potato crisps back, complaining they were soft and soggy. Crum sliced some potatoes as thin as he could, fried them in oil, and sent them out. The customer loved them– and a new snack food was born.  The Slinky. A naval engineer named Richard James was looking for a way to hold navigation instruments steady while a ship was in motion He began experimenting with springs, hoping to use them as shock absorbers, but when he saw one of his prototypes drop gracefully from a shelf onto a table, he had a different idea. Introduced as a toy in 1945, the Slinky (named by James’ wife) became a best-seller.  Corn flakes. The Kellogg brothers were searching for healthy foods to feed patients at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan. They inadvertently left some boiled grain on the stove for a few days, but decided to try putting the stale remains through rollers to make dough. It turned into flakes instead, and they decided to try toasting them. After a bit of development, they came up with a tasty food that patients enjoyed, and in 1906 one of the brothers, Will Keith Kellogg, founded the Kellogg’s food company.

Be thankful you’re living here….. July Housing Statistics
July 2010
Average Price $164,645 Median Price $135,000 Days on Market 81

July 2009
Average Price $158,572 Median Price $135,000 Days on Market 80

Three simple Words (tenfold) For a better life
Improving your life begins with your attitude. You don’t need subliminal tapes or hypnosis. Just try using some of these three-word phrases more often:  I thank you.  Please forgive me.  I trust you.  Let me help.  I believe you.  I forgive you.  Maybe you’re right.  Count on me.  I understand you.  Go for it.

Time really is money in meetings...meetings that waste time also waste money, but the amount of cash
burned up in the conference room is harder to measure. A time measurement clock called TIM ( Time is Money) visibly counts the dollars slipping away with each minute: Just enter the number of people in your meeting and their total hourly rate of pay, hit the start button, and begin your meeting. Go to the website www.bringtim.com for details. TIM costs $25. As a free alternative, you can shorten meetings with a simple rule: Everyone has to stand up for the entire meeting.

Balance Awareness Week, Sept. 20-24. Millions of people are affected by inner-ear balance disorders. Balance Awareness Week was created in 1997 to improve public understanding of ―invisible‖ innerear balance disorders and their impact on the lives of affected individuals of all ages.

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day, September 13. Trade places with your boss– and
have him or her try to do your job for a day. A day for bosses and employees to switch roles and responsibilities in order to appreciate one another’s point of view.

Conquer ennui by pushing yourself in a new direction
Are you in a rut? Do you need to make a change– but you don’t know how to start? You don’t have to completely overhaul your life. Try some of these exercises to stretch your perspective a little:  Talk to one new person every day.

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Eat something that you’ve never tried before. Read a random page from an encyclopedia (or Wikipedia). Pick an object in your office or home, and think up a completely different use for it. Commit to telling the truth for one

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full day (without being rude). Perform a random act of kindness for a stranger. Go to a museum, and spend some time looking at a piece of art you’ve never examined before. Learn a magic trick.

Can you trust that e-mail? E-mail is quicker and
more informal than regular mail—and maybe less trustworthy. The Journal of Applied Psychology has published a study observing that people are 50 percent more likely to lie in an e-mail than when writing letters or notes by hand. This is in line with other research showing that people are more likely to lie in text messages than when talking in person or on the phone. Most people apparently think of e-mail as a conversation, not a stand-in for an enduring document like a letter, creating a sense of impermanence that makes fibbing a little easier.

Snacks that won’t undermine your diet…
You’re hungry, but you’re trying to lose some weight and snacks are a bad idea. Right? Actually a healthy snack can support your diet by making you less likely to binge at your next scheduled meal. Better yet, you don’t have to limit yourself to endless snacks of carrots and rice cakes. Here are some idea for satisfying, low– calorie hunger stoppers:  Sliced bananas and fresh raspberries (1 cup)  Air-popped popcorn (3.5 cups)  Peanuts (2 tablespoons)  Olives (5)  Hummus (1/4 cup, with 4 carrot sticks.) From Mayo Clinic’s website come these suggestions for quick, healthy meals when you don’t have time for anything elaborate:  Toast half of a whole-wheat English muffin and top it with a slice of Canadian back, a slice of tomato, and a slice of low-fat American cheese, and microwave it until the cheese has melted.  Spread half of a small cinnamon-raisin bagel with one tablespoon of part-skim ricotta cheese and top it with a few thin slices of apple.  Take one flour tortilla (6 inches) and sprinkle two tablespoons of shredded low-fat cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack. Microwave until the cheese melts, and cut the tortilla like a pie. Eat with salsa.

The Morgan Real Estate Group Family News
Expecting Parents
Albert & Cherice McDonald Craig & Michelle Buck Kyle & Allyson Robinson Bob & Heather Jones Benjamin & Jennilee Buckley

Welcome to Our World
Gavin Grunow, London Slocter, Sophia & Alex Bartlett, Hunter Wendt, Landry Judd, Ruxson Montgomery, Ford Boecking, Katie Middleton, April McDonald, Owen Calvarese, Clayton Huston

Clutter Assistance
Need help getting cluttered or packed storage areas cleaned out? Let me help you clean storage rooms, garages, attics, closets, etc. Will help you get your items sorted, so you can keep what you want, donate or sell the rest. If a garage sale or moving sale is on your agenda, I can help with getting your garage set up and your items organized so you can enjoy a successful sale. Please call Susy at 720-0738 or email: Protec068@aol.com. Reasonable Rates!

New Employment and Businesses
Brian & Alexa Humphries Audra Blair Barbara Shields

How not to lose your job with social networking
A survey of companies with 1,000+ employees by internet security firm Proofpoint found that 8 percent have fired an employee for misbehavior related to social networks like Facebook or LinkedIn. How can you avoid joining them? Steer clear of these obvious online mistakes:  Complaining about your boss or company  Posting that you’re looking for a new job  Sharing confidential information about your organization  Criticizing your co-workers online  Posting inappropriate (or stupid) photos of yourself  Sharing workplace rumors online  Spending too much time on social networking sites when you should be working “When all think alike, then no one is thinking.” Walter Lippman “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” Norman R. Augustine “Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no one can live.” Fyodar Dostoyevsky

Twist your mind in new directions...Puzzles and games are useful
tools for stretching your mind. Challenge yourself with these brain teasers: 1. A child was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents who were both born in Boston, Massachusetts. But the child was not a United States citizen. How is this possible.? 2. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain on Earth? 3. A child is born on December 27, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible? 4. How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25? 5. An electrician and a plumber are waiting in line for admission to the ―International Home Show.‖ One of them is the father of the other’s son. How could this be possible?

Creativity……….Left side, right side, all around the brain……………
You probably know that the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and vice versa. Understanding where the different brain functions reside inside your head, and which side of your brain is dominant, can help you access your creativity and inventiveness better. Left Brain Right brain  Logical, factual Emotional, oriented toward feelings  Detail-oriented Looks at “big picture”  Controls words and language Imaginative  Better at math and science Better with symbols and images  Prefers classical music Better at art, sports  Prefers realistic stories, documentaries Prefers rock music  Organized Better with spatial imagery  Hierarchical; prefers authority, having one person Team-oriented, prefers collaboration in charge

“The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across virtually every field is a singleminded passion for what they do, an unwavering desire for excellence in the way they think and the way they work.”...Jim Collins

“A race is not well run unless you’ve crossed the finish line knowing that you couldn’t have kept going for one more step. If you could have, then you didn’t give it everything you had.” Jackie Dugall

“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings”. Peter F. Drucker

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Answers:

The child was born before 1776. Mount Everest. It just hadn’t been discovered. She lives in the southern hemisphere. Only once. Then you’re subtracting it from 20. They are husband and wife.

Happy Birthday To You!
Iliana Bauman, Andrew Wyatt, Melanie Remy, Jason Morales, Bob Jones, Adrianna Cheverie, Gisele Walko, Katelyn Parsons, Mark Darrah, Kacie Cozens, Brad Stevens, Ruth Boone, Jim Collins, Jon Anderson, Ashley Haan, Alisa Nelson, Moose Tyler, Eileen Ahern, Twyla Gable, Michelle Garrison, Kay Klein, Darla Bierig, Sophia Anderson, Jennifer Edwards, Tracy McLain, Rylan Eccles, Katy Miears, April Richardson, Ian Calvarese, Joey Coleman, Collin Weibel, Landon Collier, Barbara Shields, LaDell Emmons, Katelyn Redman, Dora Stewart, Russel Ryals, Carolyn Muse, Mark Emmons, Ken Bobal, Sherry Blair, Kimberly Hyde, Michael Longobardi, “Erika Ashcraft, Amy Williams, Malorie Litle, Kathy Robinson, Nathan Altadonna, Cheri Grunow, Jennifer Hollins, Darlene Rogers, Charlotte Molander, Steve Baker, Curtis Ferrill, Jaycie Cook, and Elia Ball

Do you know someone who wants to buy or sell a home!

Let us help them just like we helped you! Referrals of your family and friends are always appreciated. 842-1070

Welcome New Clients
Jason Musgrove (Referred by Ed & Laurel Musgrove) Dan & Mattie Kilpatrick (referred by Heath & Dana Burge) Dave Pepue (referred by Melanie Pana) Patti Hudson (referred by Tony & Beth Robinson) Welcome Back Billy Swindell Josh & Cynthia Rollins Barbara Shields Cris & Melanie Pana Jeff Huston & Elisa Davis Welcome to our Real Estate family. We welcome you and wish you all the best! We love giving recognition to all of you wonderful folks who refer your family and friends. Referrals are the essence of our business and we always strive to be worthy!!! By using our knowledge and expertise we are dedicated to providing all clients World Class Service. There REALLY is a difference!

Wishing you all a joyous birthday and a wonderful year!!!

Home Maintenance Tip—Tennis, Anyone Old tennis balls sitting around losing their bounce?  Cut an X in a tennis ball and slip it over the end of an old broom handle. Rub the ball over scuff marks on wood or hard surface floors, and viola...they’re gone...with no bending, stooping, or scrubbing!  Cut an X in a tennis ball and slip it over the head of a hammer, to prevent dinging up fragile or expensive wood.  Cut a tennis ball in half and use one of the sides to open those stubborn jars.  In the garage, hang a tennis ball on a string from the ceiling so that the ball touches the windshield. Now there is a marker to know exactly how far to pull the car in the garage every time.

UNCERTAINTY IS AN ENEMY OF THE HEART. It preys on the human spirit. We need to remember this and
defend ourselves against its demoralizing influence on our emotional well-being. Our spirit is one of the most precious things in life. Though invisible—like gravity, wind, or magnetism—it’s a powerful force that permeates our personal world. In fact, it lays the foundation of our life experience. Spirit is far more than mere “attitude.” It’s a mysterious blend of emotional strength, energy, mental outlook, character, passion, and will. You might think of it as the X-factor in life, the internal force that can defy circumstances, helping us rise to whatever occasion we face. You know what it feels like when our spirit is strong. You feel enabled. You’re sturdy and buoyant. Spirit juices us up for the challenges of life—it helps you believe in yourself, gives you resilience, and brings out your best. Other people—even animals—warm to it . Spirit is the antidote of choice for the discomforts of uncertainty. Sometimes a highly charged spirit just comes naturally. But at those times when it fails us—when we allow this inner fire to flicker and fade—then uncertainty steals its way into the heart. A weak spirit lets worry take hold. We begin to doubt ourselves...question the possibilities...maybe feel like a victim. This is when we have to claw our way out of deep, dark cisterns of fear, losses, or pure undiluted defeat. So how can we do this? Better still, what might we do to protect and even strength the spirit? Well, it can be as simple as vowing to ourselves that we absolutely refuse to surrender our spirit to circumstances. We can reach deep within, to the far corners of our psyche, tapping the quiet emotional reserves that ordinarily go untouched. We can pull forth the makings of an iron will that refuses to bow to troubling or painful times. People do this every day, amazing themselves at their fortitude, their emotional fiber, their raw inner strength. These are our heroic acts, the shining moments that reveal our best character even as they further build it. Spirit is emotional muscle, and it responds to exercise. When it’s tested is when it gets a chance to grow. You can build your spirit by facing reality straight on—accepting what is—and resolving to be big enough to take it, however much it hurts. This is not meant to deny grief...let it have its proper moment. If grief can bring healing value, give those feelings time to do their work. But grief should be a passing thing, a transient, not a long-term resident aching inside your chest and draining the life force from you. Your ability to restore yourself emotionally will determine how your future unfolds. Here lies the secret to mastering the psychology of uncertainty: Never underestimate the power of the human spirit. from “These are the times that try men’s souls.” “If we recognized that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.” - Hazel Henderson

Let nothing break your spirit.

This newsletter is intended for entertainment purposes only. Credit is given to the authors of various articles that are reprinted when the original author is known. Any omission of credit to an author is purely unintentional and should not be construed as plagiarism or literary theft. Copyright 2010, The Morgan Real Estate Group, LLC. This information is solely advisory, and should not be substituted for medical, legal, financial or tax advice. Any and all decisions and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a qualified physician, attorney, financial advisor and/or CPA. We cannot be held responsible to actions you may take without proper medical, financial, legal or tax advice.

The Morgan Report
Jack and Nancy Morgan The Morgan Real Estate Group, LLC 2200 NW 50th Street, Suite 127E Oklahoma City, OK 73112 Phone: 842-1070 Email: nancy@okcmls.com WEB: okcmls.com

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