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Since quite a few people have asked, emailed and commented about optimizing images for blogs, I thought I'd do a quick tutorial explaining... - what it is - why it's important - and how it can make your blog look better and run faster
Almost every week I receive an email or see a post/comment like this one I hate it and I may as well tell you that I hate it! Barbara's not alone in her frustration with slow, ugly blog pages. The thing is that when done properly and tastefully, customizing a (88 comments)
Lipstick on a Pig - 12:49 AM
I have not made a decision on who will be my next President or Vice President yet. I have to admit that I loved Governor Palin's comment about Hockey moms and pit bulls. The difference is the hockey mom wears Lipstick! I want something different and I think she has brought something dynamic to the republican ticket. That being said. Senator Obama makes a comment about Pigs waring Lipstick. A day later. Unfortunate choice of words, right? A day or two after her big speech. Of course, right? I thought so too....Until the news media trotted out several clips of John (18 comments)
Gulf Access Properties Under $200,000 - WOW! - 12:27 PM
Did you know that you can now find properties in Cape Coral with access to the Gulf of Mexico for under $200,000? Many of these homes need repairs - from minor to major but for these prices - WOW! Check out the current available properties: Cape Coral Gulf Access Properties under $200,000
Florida Future Realty, Inc. (239) 542-8521 Susan@SusanMilner.com Copyright 2008 Florida Future Realty, Inc. Your Future in Florida Awaits! (0 comments)
Never Sent a Letter - 01:57 PM
Today I hand wrote a thank you card to another agent for sending me a referral. I went to leave it at the front desk for the mailman and I had a brief lapse of current postage. I turned to my part-time receptionist for the answer. Do you know what her response was? Some of you may not be ready for this but here goes: "I have never mailed a letter in my life." Seriously She's a high school senior. She's a FUTURE BUYER/Customer. And she has "never mailed a letter in her ENTIRE life". When we talk about the methods of communication (23 comments)
Have YOU Incorporated YOUR Real Estate Business? Should You? - 12:34 PM
I suspect many here, at least those who have been in the RE business for a while, have incorporated. I don't know who you are here in AR (although I can guess), and perhaps folks will weigh in on this issue. I have not done so, and in fact never really gave it much thought. My bad. No one has encouraged me to incorporate until recently, or explained the advantages of being incorporated even as an independent agent. I imagine many out there are in the same boat. As a result of having to make recent changes in medical plans here (61 comments)
Northeast Colorado Springs Home Sales Report for August 2008 - 10:03 PM
The northeast Colorado Springs real estate market for August 2008 includes the Colorado Springs neigborhoods of Northwind and Greenbriar Park, Sundown and Antelope Meadows, Vista Grande, Woodland Hills, University Park, Newport Heights, Wagon Trails and Garden Ranch. Northeast Colorado Springs Real Estate Market - August 2008 Single Family Northeast Colorado Springs Homes: Active homes for sale: 399 (103 new listings in August) Homes sold in August 2008: 69 Average Sale Price: $238,129 Median Sale Price: $202,500 Average Days on Market: 59 days (down from 63 in July) Average Sale Price/List Price: 96.1% Townhomes and Condos in Northeast Colorado Springs Active homes for sale: 127 (26 new listigs in August) Homes sold in August 2008: 9 (1 comments)
Hickory Nut Forest Gerton N.C Evolving Eco-Community - 12:05 PM
Hickory Nut Forest in Gerton N.C. is an evolving eco-community and conservation neighborhood . This eco-community- is an easy drive from Asheville's, cultural amenities, arts, music and delicious cuisine, as well as excellent healthcare all nearby. (17 miles, 23-27 min.) And just 4 minutes to the CSA. If you enjoy farm-fresh produce, you will appreciate how close it is to the eco-community. The Greater Asheville area is an important "hub" for green and sustainable development. Buyers and investors and sellers of real property will tell you- "GREEN" is the word here in Western North Carolina's mountains. "We are in a sustainable (6 comments)
Whitestone SD Colonial with Pool - 04:28 PM
This SD Colonial in Whitestone features 3 BR, 1 Full Bath, LR with Fireplace, FDR, EIK, Large Attic with Closet Space, A Full Finished Basement, Front Enclosed Porch, Huge Backyard with Deck and Semi Above Ground Pool, and a Private Driveway! Conveniently located Near Shopping and Transportation! Visit CarolloRealEstate.com for more information Asking: $530,000 (0 comments)
Just Listed Clearview Gardens Upper Corner Unit - 04:29 PM
This Clearview Gardens Upper Corner Unit features 1 Sunny BR, 1 Full Bath, LR, DR, Kitchen, and a Maintenance of 674 which includes all Utilties, 24 hour security, and garbage removal. Visit CarolloRealEstate.com for more information Asking: $159,000 To set up a private viewing please call 718-747-7747 or email email@example.com
Whitestone Two Family (1 Family Colonial + Cottage) - 04:35 PM
This Two Family in Whitestone features a 1 Family Colonial with 2 BR 2 Bath LR, DR, Kitchen and Unfinished Basement with a 2nd Family Cottage with 1 BR 1 Bath Living Area and Kitchenette both sitting on a 50x100 Lot! Visit CarolloRealEstate.com for more information Asking: $579,000 ****House is now in contract**** (2 comments)
Real Estate Website Review Service (Screenshots) - 04:03 PM
I wanted to share some screen shots from some of the most recent website reviews I've been conducting lately. If you didn't already know... a few weeks ago I partnered with the Real Estate Tomato to launch a professional real estate website review service. For a long time now I've recognized a need for real estate website owners to have a service that would give an accurate and balanced review/audit. There was really nothing out there like it. Most real estate professionals these days have websites. But let's be honest... very few of them are succuessful or profitable. I beleive there (13 comments)
Springfield Missouri Real Estate - August 2008 - 09:01 PM
Springfield Missouri Real Estate - August 2008 Springfield Missouri Real Estate, Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Republic, Willard and surrounding areas. With the number of new homes down in the Springfield Missouri Real Estate market, so too are listings. I see this as a good sign indicating the percentage of listings to sales is a little over 10%. For first time home buyers, there are still several home loans available with low interest rates. Missouri bond money is no longer limited to first time home buyers. Buyers with good credit scores are able to take advantage of these great loans and still have a large choice of homes to (0 comments)
Ribbon Cutting Photos from Chocolate Creations by Connie - 10:06 PM
This afternoon we were at Chocolate Creations by Connie to welcome them to the Chamber of Commerce with an official Ribbon Cutting. We are proud to have such a creative business in the area. Connie and husband, John, hand pour Belgian Chocolates. They are amazing. Mmmmmmmmmm.
Connie Matey and John Matey from Chocolate Creations by Connie (www.chocolatesbyconnie.com) are joined by Sheri Goldberg (center) Executive Director of the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce
Connie Matey and John Matey from Chocolate Creations by Connie (www.chocolatesbyconnie.com) receive a warm welcome from Honorary Mayor Elaine Bassinger (r)
In Remembrance on Sept 11 This is the war memorial located in front of the Delran Municipal Center. The plaque on the left names local residents from World War II and the Korean Conflict. The one on the right are names from the first World War. This photo is in my Delran NJ photo set on Flickr. All rights reserved (0 comments)
My tribute to those who were lost in the 911 attacks, and to those they left behind. We lived in NY on that awful day. A friend lost his son in the twin towers, and a close friend was with the NYFD and in charge of recovering the remains. I wrote a couple of songs in honor of that day. This one is about a widow of one of the heroes of flight 93. We will never forget.
There was a bright September sky that day They hugged so tight (26 comments)
If you are seeing Hot Rods all over the Hudson Valley this is no surprise.These cars are heading to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck to the 17th Good Guys East Coast Nationals Hot Rod & Custom Car Show . This is an activity that the whole family can enjoy. It is always great fun to see how creative people can be in restoring and customizing these beauties. For some of us it may even bring us back to the days of our youth. So if classic cars are your thing, head over to the Fairground this weekend. Entrance fee (10 comments)
This club is a member of California Garden Clubs, Inc, Cascade Districts, Pacific Region and National Garden Clubs. There are approximately 75 members (and growing). I'm here with grandma Doreen, Michelle and Kim. When we bought our country home a few years ago, I realized quickly I had to learn alot about gardening. I don't know everything, but whatever I do know I learned it from Velma, my favorite person in the club! Some of the club's projects include: Support and Local Projects on an ongoing basis Annual (3 comments)
A Blog Post Dedicated to our Heroes and Victims of 911 - 12:03 PM
Somehow today just doesn't feel like a normal "blogging day", my thoughts are interrupted by that feeling in my stomach, the feeling of horror of fear of sadness, do you remember that feeling? My alarm clock went off as the "radio boys" announced the first plan crash, I rushed to the living room and watched live as the second plane hit the tower. This is the day America cried. I didn't lose a loved one as some of you did, but I cried with you and felt the pain too. I wasn't there to see it with my own eyes and experience (4 comments)
Do you remember where you were when first hearing the news? What was your first thoughts? I still remember to this day, exactly where I was. I was at a red light, just about to make a left turn, about 500 yards from my office. My first thought was what kind of idiot would fly that close and hit a building. Was it a mistake? Did the pilot fall asleep? My mind was racing. As I drove up to the parking lot, there was another news flash that another plane just flew into the South Tower. At this time, I (14 comments)
Dallas Georgia Homes For Sale - 07:57 AM
Finding Paulding County, Georgia real estate and homes for sale is easy with the services offered by Dwayne West with Solid Source Realty we are experts in the Paulding County real estate market, builders' reputations, local schools, and other area services. These professionals work for you, the homebuyer, safeguarding your interests, negotiating prices, arranging financing, and managing the closing. Most importantly, the Buyers' Agents' services are free to the prospective buyer. If you find a Homes For Sale In Dallas Georgia call Dwayne West with Solid Source Realty at 678-233-4159 for a private showing of the property or home.
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