1. The old Hunt mansion on White Rock Lake, Mount Vernon, is up for sale (for something like $50 million). I have three questions. First, why doesn’t this DMN story name the owners — especially since Keith Nix, a PR rep for the real estate broker, says they are downsizing? Well, the owners are Teresa and John Amend. Second question, this one for the Amends: the aforementioned real estate broker is Eleanor Mowery Sheets & Associates. Your home was apparently put on the market before the feds sued the Sheetses for not paying taxes. Any second thoughts? Third question: how come the DMN story doesn’t mention the lawsuit?
2. Homebuilder D.R. Horton lost $400 million in the latest quarter. The sound you hear is me snapping my chin strap, because I’m not sure my hands alone will allow me to hold on to my hat.
3. Speaking of bad financial news, you know what is no fun? When your locked-in electricity rate expires after a year, and your rate automatically resets without your knowing it. In the Rogers house, it led to a $513 bill last month, so I know how some of these people feel. Make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to you.