Archives of real estate blog entries for December 8, 2007 (Page 2)
"But I thought I got the kitchen sink!" - 07:28 AM
Lately, I have been looking at tons of videos added to real estate listings around the country.
Some are really impressive and look like they were done by professional videographers (and some were) while others look like the ones I have done (and that ain't good).
Folks, that is not the purpose of this blog.
To start out with, I know that kitchen sinks are not appliances. My reference to the kitchen sink was just to get your attention (hope it did). I want to talk (OK write) about appliances.
Here in Fredericksburg VA appliances normally convey with the sale of a home. In some
Waterloo Records: An Austin Original - 06:11 AM
Since 1982, Waterloo Records has been providing Austin with music for all tastes. Winning “Best Record Store” in the Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll since its inception explains why Waterloo Records still stands when many other record stores have fallen.
John Kunz partnered with Louis Karp to open Waterloo, and five years later he became the sole owner. Waterloo Records was originally located at 221 South Lamar, and sold vinyl records exclusively. After outgrowing the 1200 square-foot store, Waterloo moved 2/3 of a mile north to its current location at 600 N. Lamar. Though they have expanded into CD and DVD
Can jail hold Jack? - 10:19 AM
Jack Bauer is in Jail...
Golden, Colorado Executive Home - 09:58 PM
A Reflection of Your Success Awaits you...Location: Riva ChaseBehind the gates of prestigious Riva Chase, in Golden Colorado, sits an elegant home on 2.44 acres. Nestled in the foothills just above Denver, 20 minutes away and yet a world apart you will find peace and serenity. This Grand home makes a statement from the street, two story, full brick, walk out basement, patio, deck, hot tub, side entry garage and a view. An impressive two-story foyer with tile and wood inlay medallion will welcome your guests. The lovely floating stairway adds distinction and style to the sunny great room. Architectural details
Commercial Real Estate Group -- 400 Active Members and Growing! - 06:36 PM
The Commercial Real Estate group recently passed the 400 member mark and is continuing it's growth in number day by day! Thanks to all of you who are contributing blogs and comments and sharing with the others in this group. We desire to continue providing a venue for commercial real estate information and resources that is useful as well as interesting -- to which you can keep coming back, knowing you will be learning something new, picking up a new idea or sparking new understanding that will be useful to you and/or your business. Please don't hesitate to provide feedback and suggestions on how to improve the group.
Peace and Joy: A Christmas Celebration - Sunday, December 9th, 2007 - Medford, NJ - 08:36 PM
For those that looking for a great way to celebrate the holiday season, here is a rare opportunity to enjoy a great musical program with professional artists that are usually only accessible in major cities and on Broadway.This Sunday, "Peace and Joy, A Christmas Celebration" will be hosted at Saint Mary of the Lakes Church, in Medford, NJ on December 9th at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $40 (Phone information for tickets: 609-654-6381 or available at the door while seating lasts). FREE tickets are being offered to active members of the military as well as local fire and police organizations.The music program stars renouned Irish tenor
Seniors Issues Group -- 100 Active Members and Growing! - 10:30 PM
The Seniors Issues group recently passed the 100 member mark and is continuing it's growth in number day by day! Thanks to all of you who are contributing blogs and comments and sharing with the others in this group. We desire to continue providing a venue for information and resources that are useful as well as interesting to seniors and those planning for that time when they too will be seniors -- to which you can keep coming back, knowing you will be learning something new, picking up a new idea or sparking new understanding that will be useful to you and/or your family, your business and your retirement. Please don't hesitate to provide feedback and suggestions on
Holiday Music for Your Enjoyment - 10:58 PM
A big part of the Christmas season is the special music we all listen and helps get us in the spirit of the holidayHere are some links of prior articles to help...Christmas Music On The Internet- links to a variety of styles and formats of continuous holiday music with good quality sound.Christmas Carols and Song - Words, chords, music, downloadable versions so you can sing along while listening to your favorite records and for sharing with family and friends.And our annual favorite: Music Christmas Card - Santa and Singing Reindeer - an animated music Christmas card that made the rounds last year, based
New Low Price For 11975 Old Glory Drive Orlando, FL - 11:09 AM
11975 Old Glory Drive Orlando, FL 32837 $$$$ 249,900 $$$$$
This Home Says Come On In!!! Large 3 Bed / 2 Bath Home Features 42" Deluxe Cabinets,Tile In Kitchen And Bath Areas, Upgrade Carpet Throughout, Corner Lot With Vinyl Fencing For Privacy, Spacious Entryway That Lead Into Living Room, Dining Area Off Kitchen, Trayed Ceiling In Master Suite, Double Vanity In Master Bath And Jaccuzi Tub, Large Walk-In-Closet, All Major Appliances Included, Close To Major Shopping And Roads, Best Price In Heritage Village At $249,900, Here Is One You Will Love So Take Advantage Of This Deal. For More Information
Portsmouth NH Holiday Concerts Around the Area - 09:59 AM
Holiday concerts abound in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas right now! If you love Christmas and holiday music, you'll certainly want to make note of some of these concerts for some glorious holiday sounds.
** Dec. 8 - Portsmouth Men's Chorus, performing at St. John's Masonic Temple at 7pm, in Portsmouth. - "Amare Contare" being performed at St. George's Episcopal Church at 8pm, in Durham. - "Sing We Joyously" performed by the NH Gay Mens Chorus at Christ Episcopal Church at 7:30pm, in Portsmouth.
** Dec. 9 - "Sounds of the Season" Holiday music, performed by the Seacoast Wind Ensemble at South Church at at
Need advice and counsel from employing Brokers! - 05:21 PM
I will be an Associate broker for a year in March, and want to start my own business here in Sunny Arizona. For those of you who are already Employing Brokers, I welcome your advice and counsel on starting my own brokerage. I've also seen agents build a huge business as an independent agent working with a team and working for say, Realty Executives or John Hall. What would be the upside of that compared to your own named company?
What are some suggestions you could provide to me when starting my own company? What are some warnings? What are some
Changing a website name - 07:41 AM
Jennifer Horton recently posted about choosing a blog name. I'm wondering how best to change one.
I know www.ssimms.com isn't a good name - not only because it's a personal name and nondescriptive of the content, but more importantly, because it has two sets of double letters - the S and the M are doubles. People are always leaving out an s or leaving out an m, which doesn't get them to my site. Originally I wanted just simms.com but that was taken by a company in England. ssims.com also belongs to someone else, so I can't get the misspelling domain and
Scansnap Mobile Scanner - 03:16 PM
Fujitsu Scansnap S300 Mobile
Less than a month ago Sam Miller posted about this Fujitsu Scansnap S300 "mini". I checked every day to see if it was in stock anywhere and last weekend I found it - retails for $295 but I got it at CostCentral.com for $260. Had to pay $10 in postage but I get a free carrying case.
Anyone who loves the Scansnap will love this one two. I tried to show the size by comparing it to my cell phone. It's small and light but you can put a dozen sheets of paper in the feeder for it to
What did that website look like? - 05:36 PM
Have you ever wanted to go back and see a previous version of a website? For example, I loved a version of Judy McCutchin's site that showed Chester in a trench coat - she's since revised it many times, but I long for the old Chester.
Check out archive.org and try it. It's interesting to go back and look at your own website in its earlier editions.
I knew there was a site like this, but I hadn't bookmarked it and hadn't gone back to it in years, so it took a bit of searching to find it. If you like it -
Appliances - Included or Not - 05:48 PM
There's been a discussion going on here on Active Rain about whether refrigerators, washers and dryers are included in a sale. Historically, it's been a definition of fixture - if it's permanently attached, it's a fixture and it stays unless it's included; if it's just plugged in, it's not a fixture and would only stay if it was specified in the contract. Status quo ... until somebody Moved the Cheese.
The Florida Association of Realtors came out with a contract revision in April of this year - the FAR-9. Unfortunately, not every agent read the new contract. Fixtures is just an example.
Why Does Paper Grow Like an Atomic Bomb? - 06:09 PM
Whoever said that electronics were going to put the paper industry out of business certainly didn't come to my house.
Yes, I use e-mail a lot, day and night, really a lot.
Yes, I scan things. I have a scanner on every team member's desk, a scanner at home, and now a scanner for my laptop on the road. So why do I get buried in paper? (I have folder after folder of "Things To Scan", by the way)
Take this week, for example. Almost every night I had an appointment or we had a function - so when I finally get home I
Owning a Home - 08:54 PM
Owning a home is a dream that should come true for everyone. This dream might be a lot easier to realize than you think especially now with such a large inventory of homes and foreclosure properties.
This is a big and exciting step to take and if you would like to find out if you qualify financially, give me a call or email me at any time. I have lenders that I work very closely with and they can tell you within an hour whether you can afford a home and how much.
Don't forget that my complete home buying services are paid
Owning a Home is a Great Investment - 09:03 PM
Of course we all know that owning a home is a great financial investment. Why give money to someone else every month when you can use that money to invest in your own future? Plus when you buy a home the interest that you pay each month on the loan is a tax write off. Now doesn't that sounds great???
If you've considered buying a home and you'd like some information, please call or email me any time. I can provide information on the market, mortgage financing and the entire home buying process. I would also be glad to let you know why
Famous People's Houses in Takoma Park, Md - Sarah Ban Breathnach - 03:30 PM
One of my favorite authors, Sarah Ban Breathnach lived in this colonial house in Takoma Park, Md. She lived here from 1980 to 1998. This is the house where she wrote my all time favorite book - Simple Abundance - a daybook of comfort and joy. The book was published in 1995 and became a runaway bestseller after Sarah made an appearance on Oprah.I got my, now dog eared, well worn copy of this book in 1998. This book never ceases to amaze me. The book is set up as daily meditations, there is a meditation for every day of the
Famous People's Houses in Silver Spring, Md - Annie Lebovitz - 04:08 PM
The famous photographer Annie Lebovitz lived in this split level house in Silver Spring. Because of her father's career in the air force, Annie's Parents, Sam and Marilyn moved many many times. Transfers sent the family throughout the country and to The Philippines; Mom and Dad finally landed in Silver Spring, Md. Her parents owned this house in the Forest Knolls subdivision of Silver Spring, Md 20902 from 1962 to 1978. Forest Knolls is a tidy neighborhood of modern early 1960's split levels, and ramblers. Annie Lebovitz attended Northwood High School in Silver Spring.In 1977 her parents sold the split level and built a
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