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Archives of real estate blog entries for December 23, 2007 (Page 7)
Christmas is for nostalgic flavors - like my Mother's Frosted Mincemeat Diamonds - 04:36 PM
Holiday Grettings to all AR folk! Vanessa Stalet's Red Chile Posole recipe offered for New Years caught my eye, and that led me to the AR Cookbook Group. I'm not baking this year, but was inspired to share one of my favorite Christmas Cookie recipies...and replay the memories of baking them many times over the years. I'm not sure where the original recipe came from, but I do know my mother Margaret McCready added her own special touches. She is a talented 'from scratch' cook, and always added plenty of love ;^) I hope you will enjoy them. Frosted Mincemeat Diamonds
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Playoff Fantasy Football - Any Interest? - 04:33 PM
Congratulations to Desiree Daniels (Soprano Slaughters') who won the regular season version of the Active Rain 2007 Fantasy Football game hosted by Yahoo. For those who played and those who didn't get a chance to participate, there is playoff version hosted by the NFL.com's satellite web site, SuperBowl.com. I have run a league for the past couple of years, and would be happy to host an Active Rain Members-only Playoff Fantasy Football game, where like the regular season version, you can win absolutely nothing. The league rules are quite different from Yahoo's game, but as far as I know it's the (0 comments)
Best Real Estate Photos of 2007 - 01:23 PM
Larry from Photography for Real Estate has chosen 36 of the best real estate photos from the PFRE flickr group. These “best of” photos were chosen from 1,258 photos submitted this year. Between the photos and discussion on this flickr group, a wealth of photography knowledge can be gained.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. (8 comments)
How to take twilight shots - 09:38 PM
I have been asked to detail how to take twilight shots of listings. Someone said they were glamour shots for real estate; probably very accurate. What you need: a camera with some manual control and a tripod. Arrive about 30 minutes before sunset.Take some test shots to determine the right angles.Go inside for interior shots (turn on ALL the lights in the house and leave them on for the exterior shots)After sunset, turn on ALL exterior lights and set back up for the exterior shot you determined earlier.Flash – Off (At this distance, it’s useless)ISO - Low (Low ISO’s will yield (24 comments)
The Sorrento Ridge neighborhood in lights! (Beaverton, Oregon) - 01:39 AM
Yes, it is Christmas time again and that means the neighborhoods are all lit up with Christmas lights. So, the family put on our Christmas hats, turned on the Christmas music, put new batteries in the camera, and headed out. The Aloha neighborhood is a neighborhood with the average days on the market of the homes sold in the last 30 days being only 45 days. For more on that please visit my Sorrento Ridge neighborhood home sales page. But, here is what me and my family got to experience tonight as we went out in the neighborhood. I hope you enjoy them (0 comments)
Beaverton, Oregon home sales (Sorrento Ridge Neighborhood) - 01:40 AM
The Sorrento Ridge neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes east from Murray to Hall Blvd and then South from Hart Road to Brockman/Greenway Road. Hyland Forest park is the only park in the neighborhood. View Larger Map As of 3/7/2008 here are the stats for the Sorrento Ridge NeighborhoodTotal number of homes for sale: 65Average List Price: $341,855Average Days on Market: 76 Total Pending home sales: 14Average List Price: $329,424Average Days on Market: 66 Total sold in the last 30 days: 9Average list Price: $339,683Average Sold Price: $331,028Average Days on Market: 101 Click here to view the last few weekly reports and the averages since I started keeping stats For a complete (0 comments)
Are You Going To Sell-A-Bration? - 11:07 AM
Hi CRS Buddies! We're working on getting a group together while we're in Hawaii for Sell-A-Bration. Are you planning to go? Would you like to be included? Email me at email@example.com and let me know you're interested and I'll keep you posted on the details. Marlene Bridges-2008 President Elect SoCal CRS 949 363-0901 (2 comments)
Home | Meet Gregory | Listings | Relocating | Special Reports | Community Info | Email Gregory Maley Keller Williams Preferred Properties 9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 102 • Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 Direct: 202.528.0495 • Office: 240.737.8119 Fax: 202.478.1735 • Toll Free: 877.217.2153 (c) 2007 Gregory D. Maley (7 comments)
37 Yacht Club Dr #205, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 - 10:25 AM
WATERFRONT!!!! Watch the sunset from your screened balcony in Yacht Harbour Landings looking over the yachts in North Palm Beach Marina. Enjoy all the benefits and pleasures of living in Paradise for only $200,000.
This spacious, great One Bedroom North Palm Beach condo has been totally, beautifully remodeled. Find a gorgeous kitchen with wood cabinets (some with glass front doors), new appliances, new bath, new carpet, new texture and paint, two new fan/lights. This waterfront condo is ideally located for anyone with a boat in the North Palm Beach Marina. Use it for a home base or crew quarters. This is the (14 comments)
Ever Made Sand Castles Or Art Like This? (WHhhhhooooaaa..Big Santa Production) - 07:32 PM
Got your cruise booked? As a broker, you work hard, long hours and with lots of fire in your belly to get the job done the best way you can. But plan that cruise now so you have something to look forward to..in Maine february or april break are good times to skiddaddle with the kids to somewhere with green water, palm trees and carribean music. Ya Mon...(sound of 55 gallon drums being played). While you are at the beach, build one of these will yeah? Bring you plastic pail, shovel and lots of sunscreen if you are attempting something (9 comments)
Is Your Blog Reaching Your Goals? - 05:45 PM
I am about to wrap up my first year on Active Rain. One of our goals as real estate professionals should be to gauge all our marketing platforms on an annual basis and decide if the effort and/or money expended is worth the results. With many forms of advertising and marketing, it is fairly easy to measure success. For example, with print advertising it's pretty easy to measure success by asking people how they found you and if they answer, "In the newspaper," you know it was cost effective. With the Internet, although a great deal of marketing has no cost involved, there is A (10 comments)
Kauai Real Estate & News UPdate ~ Coconut Marketplace UPgrade - 12:20 AM
Stats below are for Kauai Homes, Land & Condos (excluding timeshare and fractional or interval ownership and leasehold properties) Today on Kauai: Active Listings: 1414 Homes: 520 Land: 464 Condos: 430 Contingent/Under Contract: 137 Homes: 49 Land: 41 Condos: 47 In the past 14 days on Kauai... New Listings: 80 In Escrow (contingent or under contract): 25 Back on Market: 23 Price reductions: 89 All information is gathered using Hawaii Information Services, Kauai MLS and is not guaranteed. Listings DO NOT include pre-construction sales of Kauai's newest projects. Sales include pre-construction project sales recorded on MLS. IN THE NEWS: Facelift for Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa! http://www.kauaiworld.com/articles/2007/12/16/business/bus01.txt (0 comments)
Techy Tool 6 - 08:36 PM
This might be a little off target as a techy tool but it is close enough. I discovered this great site to add borders, enhance, crop and add all types of features to your photos. It is free to download your pictures add borders for the season and save your new picture to your computer. This is also a great tool for non business photos so just have fun with it. I found this to be one of the easiest free sites to add effects to my photos. If you are having luck with another site, please post it below. (7 comments)
Psychiatrist files Bankruptcy because of Active Rain - News at 11 - 02:44 PM
IS ACTIVE RAIN THERAPY FOR YOU????? I have a daily routine that I follow. In the morning I get up check my email and then read the "dashboard". During the course of my day I'll check in and out. And in the evening I grab my friend (my laptop), pull on my favorite blanket (Green Bay Packers of course) and catch up with all the daily AR activities in front of the fire (How picturesque is that ::::eye roll:::) I have to admit that I am a little behind with the year end here and the holidays I have slacked off a lot on my posts (55 comments)
How many licks does it take to get to the center of ....... - 10:58 PM
...........Desiree Daniels' Mind. Now Get your minds out of the GUTTER!!!!!! Yeah Yeah... paybacks are what you say? I did a MeMe post (A Soprano (family) MeMeMe ... read it or you Die!!!! Yeah I am talkin' too YOU!!) a couple of months back and tagged well a friend. I have been paid back, thanks to Ms. Jessica Horton taggin' me in her most recent MeMe post. (read it she's quite the nerd) So here goes my short sweet and to the point meme post. Sorry for the lack of enthusiasm... it is 1 day before Christmas eve and I leave the 26th for Hawaii (49 comments)
The Running Man Gets MeMe'd - Again - 07:12 AM
This worked out perfect... Marc Grossman tagged me for a MeMe just in time for my 200th post! One - The first thing I will share just popped into my head as I looked back at my first MeMe. The title I had chosen for this post was exactly the same as I used back in May so I added "Again". The moral if it isn't clearly evident is I am a man of unwavering consistency. I have always been and will most likely continue to remain very solid and dependable in my thoughts and actions. Four - The bicentennial year (26 comments)
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