KISS-ing at Preston Center Task Force’s Final Meeting Before Public Show and Tell

Published May 5, 2016 by Jon Anderson

First KISS

KISS has many meanings including being the acronym for “Keep It Simple, Stupid.”

For nearly three hours we sat through the latest, painful presentation by Kimley-Horn, who is being paid $350,000 for their efforts.  It’s getting better, but either these guys don’t present to lay people often or they’re fresh off the MBA boat. Thankfully I’d pre-downloaded the deck before the meeting and was able to question them on how they’d presented their data.  Let’s just say that...


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Fairmount Historic District Mother’s Day Tour Features Home With Interesting Lineage

Published May 5, 2016 by Joanna England

When you buy a historic home, you purchase it with the understanding that some day, at some time, you’re going to need to throw down some simoleons. This wasn’t a problem for Tony Sims, who bought 1901 Fairmount in 1992 and started work on restoring the home from a duplex to a single-family home.
And then in 2006, disaster struck. A giant hackberry tree fell on the house, and that’s when the real work started.
Not only have Tony and his wife, Amy, poured hours of labor and truckloads...

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Local Realtor’s (Cat)Fishing Expedition to Pink Wall HOAs Offers Weak Bait

Published May 5, 2016 by Jon Anderson

Hours before the Preston Center Task Force Meeting, an email was sent to the HOAs of 14 Pink Wall complexes from Hanson Walker, assistant to Logan Waller of Waller Group Homes, a RE/MAX affiliate.

FYI, pretty bad timing to send a note like this hours before a meeting many would likely be at and able to compare notes and gossip.

Those receiving the note were: 6040 Place, Diamond Head Condos, Edgemere on the Parkway, Fontainbleu, Harcourt House, Imperial House, Park Carillon, Prestwick Manor, Royal...


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