Archives of real estate blog entries for December 31, 2007 (Page 2)
Miss Grace In Cambodia - 06:28 AM
If you were around Active Rain back in December of 2006, you might remember that I wrote a short post telling how one of our employees, Grace Ortiz, was leaving for Cambodia, to serve as a missionary: Godspeed, Grace
Several members mentioned that they would love to see photos of Cambodia. I really wanted to see photos, too. But Grace did not have an internet connection where she was staying, and she said connection at the local internet cafe was p.a.i.n.f.u.l.l.y s.l.o.w.
Anyway, Grace is back in the States for a couple weeks to visit her family, so we finally have some photos
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 05:33 AM
JUST A QUICK NOTE TO WISH EVERYONE HERE ON ACTIVE RAIN A HAPPY AND REWARDING NEW YEAR WITH MUCH SUCCESS IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE...MAY IT BE THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE!
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MUCH THANKS TO THE FOLKS OF ACTIVE RAIN WHO CREATED THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS BLOG SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!
My Vacation To Key West & Miami Is Over, Now Back To Reality.... - 08:31 AM
I had family from Michigan come down for Christmas and we decided to drive down to Key West & Miami since none of us had been there. We had *so much fun*.
We saw some very interesting folks there....LOL....You could just sit for hours and people watch and be entertained. There was a guy riding a bike down the street with a *large* iguana on the back of it....not in a cage! A guy walking down the beach with a Macaw bird sitting on his shoulder.
On Duval Street in Key West, there were lots of "interesting folks" there too. Duval Street seemed to be the
ActiveRain Year In Review By Colleen Kulikowski - 01:12 PM
Wow what a year! Significant ActiveRain Events and Fun Posts in the Rain for 2007
"Year In Review" was a great idea by Jennifer Fivelsdal as a combined effort of several Active Rain Members. To find other posts in this series, please check out the ActiveRain 2007 Year In Review group.
Significant ActiveRain Events in 2007:
We end 2007 on a joyous note. Monkia McGillicuddy had a dream, the best things in life always start with a dream. She had a dream one night and woke up inspired to write a post right here on ActiveRain to her husband Jay's birth mother in an attempt to find her;
May You Have A Most Prosperous And Happy 2008! - 10:51 AM
A happy New Year! Grant that I May bring no tear to any eye When this New Year in time shall end Let it be said I've played the friend, Have lived and loved and labored here, And made of it a happy year. ~Edgar Guest
My Unique Active Rain Story for 2007. . . - 01:31 PM
The other day I was contacted by Jennifer Fivelsdal regarding a story I might like to share that was associated with being a member of Active Rain. At first the question was difficult for me and then I remembered!
What I would like to share is the thankfulness I feel for every-ones support when they heard about my brain tumor and surgery. (See Bob's post Just a note to ask for prayer, my Cyndi needs your help... for the full story.) I truly appreciated the calls, the cards, the prayers and the generosity of one person to donate money to help us through. It's been a challenging few months
Austin Architect AD Stenger - 06:27 PM
Though AD Stenger wasn’t as prolific as Joseph Eichler, or as well known as Frank Lloyd Wright, he built some of Austin’s most unique homes that are now considered mid-century modern.
Arthur Dallas Stenger first began building homes in the 1940s in Austin, mostly on Arthur Lane in the Barton Hills area, which was named after his father (the first Arthur Dallas Stenger), who was also an architect. Though Stenger attended architecture school at the University of Texas after returning home from World War II, he never graduated. He did get his architecture license as an undergraduate, and began building
Ready, Set, GO! Business Planning 101 - 10:16 PM
Ready, Set, GO! Business Planning 101by Jaclyn Erwin, ABR, RealtorCharlotte NC Real Estate
Friends, we are finally in the last hours of the 2007 Year! For some, this year proved to be very challenging---filled with dramatic changes within the market as well as unexpected decreases in not only clients but businesses too. Many of us witnessed the closing of doors to many mortgage companies and investment firms. We've bid farewell to colleagues who we believed had potential, but lacked the faith and endurance. In the end, those of us that prevailed, remained.
Despite the transformations, we overcame the barriers that made it extremely tough
December 31, 2007 Listings update - 05:45 PM
First of all I would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The Palos Verdes Peninsula only has a total of 148 single family home listings at the present time, of those, there are only 84 in Rancho Palos Verdes. Only 26 0f those listinga are under $1 Million. So, as you can imagine, the inventory is quite managable and in some cases it is still hard to find the right property for your qualified buyers. I am currently working with four different buyers and at this point I am at a standoff until more listings come on the market.
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program - 03:29 AM
Property owners, whether residential, municipal, commercial or industrial, need to keep aware of programs that are available through the state to provide incentives, including monetary, to promote energy efficiency and use of renewable resources. It can yield direct benefits to their pocketbook. But, more importantly, it will improve the quality of life for all of us who live and work in New Jersey. The New Jersey Clean Energy Program "promotes increased energy efficiency and the use of clean, renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, and sustainable biomass. The results for New Jersey are a stronger economy, less pollution, lower costs, and reduced
FYI: C/NET Offers Free Online Courses - 03:56 AM
C/Net's "Tricks & Tips" help section of it's web site offers free online introductory courses and interactive tutorials covering a wide variety of technology topics related to photography, mobile phones, automobiles, software, computer hardware, networks and more.For example, Hybrid Car Buying 101 is a group of lessons that let their experts take you "under the hood" and explain how hybrid technology works, and if your next car should be a hybrid.Visit my web site for additional services and support: LawrenceYerkes.com and visit Besthomes-NJ.com to shop for the latest New Jersey Real Estate property listings (Residential, Commercial, Multi-Family, Farm, Land). Copyright 2007 by Lawrence Yerkes. All Rights
New Year's Day: Watch The Philadelphia Mummers Parade Live Or On TV - 05:36 AM
If you have lived in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area (or Delaware Valley region) for any length of time, you know that every New Year's Day, the City of Philadelphia is host to the Philadelphia Mummers New Year's Day Parade, celebrating it's 102nd year.This tradition involving Mummers is unique to the area. I know of nothing like it anywhere else. It is considered by some to be the most authentic folk festival in the United States. Their sight and sound are distinctive. Adults in elaborate customes march and strut through Philadelphia streets, many while playing instruments, to entertain us and welcome in the new year. If you don't know
Mummers Show of Shows - February 23, 2008 at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ - 05:58 AM
For those that were not able to see the Mummers at the Philadelphia Mummers New Year's Day Parade, now you can see them live at the fabulous Philadelphia Mummers Show of Shows, presented by Trump Entertainment Resorts. It will be held Saturday February 23, 2008 at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. See up close the prize winning performances and spectacular costumes of the String Bands from the comfort of your seat at beautiful Boardwalk Hall.There will be 2 shows at Noon and 5:00pm. Don't wait until after New Year's Day to order your tickets. Seats will be available, including limited "Golden
Freshly Fallen Snow - Nature's Beauty in Portsmouth NH! - 08:47 AM
To me, one of the beauties of Mother Nature is looking out on freshly fallen snow. And if the sun's shining right after a snowfall, even more beautiful!
There's something so magical about freshly fallen snow - the big flaky soft kind of snow. It's quiet and serene, all peaceful and perfect. Some of the beauty can be seen and touched, some can only be felt, and pictures never ever capture any of that the way you see it and feel it in person.
I was out shoveling my back walkway this morning, and these words kept running through my head, "a freshly
Portsmouth NH ~ Ringing in the New Year!! - 11:18 AM
Here in Portsmouth NH, we surely know how to welcome the New Year in style! Lots of fun things going on around the area for the whole family, and some of it has already started!
We just got a beautiful new coat of freshly fallen snow, so we're all dressed up in our finest white snow to ring in 2008! It's gorgeous outside, the temperatures hovering around 32, so not too cold, and the sun is shining.....what a beautiful New Year's Eve Day!
Come on out to the NH Seacoast area and join in the festivities!You have your choice of several fun
Michigan Real Estate Reflections on 2007 - 08:11 PM
As the old year passes and we prepare to cross the threshold of another, I've been reflecting on many changes in the past year.
Since I was licensed in 2001 and Michigan didn't experience the post-9/11 boom of the rest of the country, I've never experienced a 'hot' Michigan market. Through the years, I've been told that real estate is cyclical and that what goes up must come down.
But even those who have weathered the many cycles over the past 30+ years haven't seen a market quite like this past year. The reasons are well documented, and so is the
Being Quoted ... - 07:54 PM
Public Relations is often more valuable than advertising, and certainly less expensive - but it takes work to become a resource - you can't just throw money at it. People block out ads in newspapers and magazines - and yes, even on web pages - UNLESS they are looking for what's advertised - then they care.
Most readers also ignore Letters to the Editor. When recently, much to my surprise, the St Pete Times published my letter concerning their skewing of statistics, I never got a comment from anyone I knew.
Yet yesterday an article on green building started out by quoting me,
Cincinnati Real Estate Market Report 24 hour update 12/30/2007 - 03:41 AM
Here is a daily update of Cincinnati real estate activity.
In the Cincinnati area currently your home must be in top condition and priced correctly to sell. If you have any questions about Cincinnati real estate or need a Cincinnati realtor please feel free to contact me.
Happy New Year! - 09:58 AM
Best wishes to everyone in 2008!
Stay on top of your 2008 Goals! - 05:15 PM
There is an auction for a copy of my excel spreadsheet that helps keep track of your actual vs goal income, units, and estimated taxes for the year.
Item number: 260198956460
New Members for 2007-12-31