Fees, income, and expenses, are continuing topics for running Counties, Cities or your own business. Increases are proposed for day-use at regional parks, bus fares, airport parking and building permits. In our Private Money Lending business, we are continually looking at ways to increase loan volume so we are adjusting our fee structure (downward), just as I am sure a lot of businesses are doing right now.
We are also pleased to report that we recently sold one of our REO properties. Yes, it was with seller-carry financing, but it is sold and the borrower is making payments.
The various political campaigns for 2012 are heating up the race for cash. Each election seems to raise an incredible amount of money; this year is expected to be in the Billions of dollars. I am sure that various advertising venues and the postal service will see an increase in revenues. However, it is nice to see that gas prices are a little lower, at least this week.
A FREE event in Petaluma on Saturday, April 28th is the Butter & Egg Days Parade, call 707-762-93489; or pay $10/adult and take in the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival on either Saturday or Sunday, call 707-875-3866