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What used to be the San Diego Wild Animal Park is now Safari Park. What a great idea too, you can spend the night, and camp out with the animals in your backyard. It's called the Roar and Snore Safari. The campground overlooks the park's African Plains exhibit, where you can see so many different wild animals such as: gazelles, rhinos, giraffes, antelope. The safari's are offered year round and with different themes. You bring your own sleeping bag and sleep in their tents. You get to have a after-hours look (2 comments)
Route 66 Road Trip ~ At Disneyland!! - 11:33 AM
I've found some more fun family things to do this summer! The greatest thing....they are all so close to home! This June at our own beloved Disneyland, they are going to open a 12 acre town. I bet you know which one too! Radiator Springs, from the movie CARS. How fun does that sound!
The town is nestled in Ornament Valley, a 280,000 square foot mountain range, just like in the movie. They flew in artists from all over the world to hand paint and sculpt the backdrop. Some came from Japan, Ireland and even Hungary and France. WoW!
Fountain of Youth with Four Easy Lifestyle Changes - 09:02 AM
Fountain of Youth with Four Easy Lifestyle Changes Most people would fret aging as the years go by. You don't need to be too drastic with cosmetic surgery or intense and expensive diet and exercise programs to keep your face youthful-looking, and your body in the best shape. By as simple as tweaking your lifestyle to an improved healthy one, you'll: (1) have a better disposition, (2) decrease your risk for disease, (3) be physically strong, and (4) mentally alert. Control the aging process and discover the fountain of youth by following these 4 lifestyle changes. Exercise – Sure we have (1 comments)
Warrington township Bucks County Real Estate market report May 2012 - 06:05 AM
Warrington township, Bucks County, Real estate market report, May 2012 I looked up the mls for real estate activity in Warrington township in May 2012. I looked for residential listings sold in May . This does not include homes not listed, commercial and multi units . It is deemed to be correct but subject to errors and omissions. There were 14 homes that settled in May 2012. The average original list price was $ 300,370. The average last list price was $292,613 The average sale price was $ 282,608 Highest sale price was $518,000 The lowest sale price was $45,010 The average (5 comments)
Real Estate FAQ: Is It A Buyer's Market? - 05:32 AM
Is It A Buyer's Market? Georgia real estate professional and ActiveRain blogger Anita Clark responds to a very common question in real estate. Her formula to determine when there is a buyer's market is a good one to know.
Via Anita Clark Realtor® Warner Robins Homes for Sale ~ Warner Robins Real Estate ~ (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 ): Real Estate FAQ: Is It A Buyer's Market? I get asked at least once a week from Houston County GA home buyers and sellers "Is it a buyer's market?". YES, but to understand HOW and WHY an explanation (0 comments)
Google+ Business Pages - 06:22 AM
Google+ Business Pages Virtual Assistant and ActiveRain blogger Pamela Cendejas provides simple instructions for setting up Google+ business pages. Real estate professionals may wish to have multiple Google+ business pages.
Via Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance): By now, you should be well aware of how important a business page is on the internet. If you don't have your real estate business listed on Google, Yahoo and/or Bing, you're behind the times. Of course, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are also great places to create business listings as well as interact with your peers and potential (0 comments)
A Windy Day on the Golf Course Beats a Day in the Office Anytime - 09:43 AM
A bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at the office! Colorado real estate professional and ActiveRain blogger Belinda Spillman reminds us to take advantage of every opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty provided by nature. A windy day at the golf course is just fine.
Via Belinda Spillman Colorado Real Estate Professional (Cornerstone Homes/Metro Brokers Marina Square): A Windy Day on the Golf Course Beats a Day in the Office Anytime
Yesterday afternoon, my husband took me out for 9 holes of golf. It was very windy as we were loading our (1 comments)
Buyers Want Move-In Ready Homes! - 10:09 AM
Buyers Want Move-In Ready Homes! Delray Beach professional home stager and ActiveRain blogger Kathy Streib reminds home sellers to make their home move in ready to attract the most prospective purchasers. New paint and carpet is much better than an allowance.
Via Kathy Streib-Home Stager-Palm Bch County South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging): Boca Raton Staging FAQ’s-The Buyer Will Want Their Own Color, Why Paint? When selling their home, one question Sellers ask during our Home Staging Consultation is “Why paint/replace the carpeting/change the light fixtures? The Buyer will want to choose their own, won’t they?” Hear This...More (0 comments)
Kentlands TGIF Happy Hour June 15 - 10:48 AM
Kentlands TGIF Happy Hour June 15 Join your neighbors for a TGIF Happy Hour on Friday, June 15. The fun starts at 5:30 pm at the Clubhouse and goes on until 7:30 pm. They will be serving wine, beer, soft drinks, and light hors d'oeuvres for everyone to enjoy while they meet old friends and new. RSVP today by calling 301-948-2071 by June 12. Spring flowers are blooming in Kentlands. Be sure to have your camera in hand as you take walks through the community. Posted on ActiveRain as a community service. Character counts in Gaithersburg.
Clematis, Kentlands, Spring Flowers IMG_9395 (11 comments)
Photowalking in the Kentlands Community in Gaithersburg, MD - 10:51 AM
Photowalking in the Kentlands Community in Gaithersburg, MD Photowalking through the community is a good way to take a close look at the spring flowers and to benefit from the exercise at the same time. I am also seeing a lot of sold signs as buyers select this neo-traditional community as their preferred location. When you are considering a home purchase, I recommend walks through the areas you are considering. Walking will always provide a better perspective than a quick drive by in the area. Have an outstanding week and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the (24 comments)
The Amazing Impact of a Thank You Card in Real Estate - 01:48 PM
Using Thank You Cards in Real Estate "The magic of a Thank You card is that just about everyone who receives it reads it." Toronto real estate professional and ActiveRain blogger Rich Gaasenbeek reminds us of the importance of hand written thank you cards. "Don’t be tempted to send a card with a cookie-cutter message. It will come across as insincere. Take the time to write a personal message, in your own handwriting."
Via Rich Gaasenbeek (IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM): It may seem old-fashioned, but a Thank You card — the kind you actually drop in the mail — (0 comments)
Gaithersburg Summer Recreation Guide Now Available - 03:00 PM
Gaithersburg Summer Recreation Guide Now Available The Summer 2012 Leisure Times, Gaithersburg’s comprehensive guide to recreation programs and services, is now available at City facilities. It is also mailed to most households within Gaithersburg City limits, and can be viewed online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/classes.
Summer class registration for City of Gaithersburg residents begins June 4. Nonresidents may register beginning June 6. This summer edition of the Leisure Times introduces a variety of new classes and programs for the whole family. Get in shape with the latest fitness craze Piloxing, a mash-up of Pilates, boxing, and ballet. Put a new spin on your (10 comments)
Which Mobile Device or Application Allows You to Remain on the Go? - 05:56 PM
DocuSign and ActiveRain realize that the world is going Mobile and real estate is no exception. This month's ActiveRain and DocuSign challenge focuses on how you use mobile devices in your business. Everybody that enters this challenge will be winners. Carefully follow the rules and we will be reading the interesting posts. Good luck!
Via ActiveRain Corp.: You're in real estate. Communication is essential. How did we ever get anything done 15, 20, 25 years ago? Today you are expected to communicate at a moments notice. It's not always via a voice conversation over the phone (and yes, your cell phone will (1 comments)
For some reasons sand crabs fascinate me. They are always watching not only for the large humans close by but for prey coming at them from above or other crab invaders. Almost every day they have to start digging again after the tide wipes out their carefully dug holes. I give two thumbs up to these little guys for their take no prisoners attitude. (31 comments)
Thinking About Buying A Springfield VA Home? Commuting Options Are A Big Consideration - 03:19 PM
No one will dispute that the phrase "Location, Location, Location" is just as important today when it comes to buying a new home than it every was. For home buyers considering Springfield VA as the place to live the location is hard to beat. One of the reason Springfield has been one of the areas of choice for home buyers for over 60 years is the number of commuting options available for home buyers. Located 20 miles south of Washington DC, Springfield offers home buyers not only the Metro but a commuter rail station, multiple park and ride lots and slug (12 comments)
One of the ways you can become a homeowner is getting an FHA loan. With FHA, you could get a mortgage for as low as 3.5%. In order to verify the condo complex is FHA approved, you can check on the HUD website and search by town. Here is the link!
If the complex is not FHA approved, which is the case for overwhelming majority of townhomes in the Danbury area did lose their FHA certification, there are alternative mortgage products available. The standards for conventional loans or programs geared toward first time buyers are a little bit different than what (0 comments)
Be Nice - 10:41 AM
In sometimes-complicated relationships between residents and their condo or homeowner associations, neighborly love can go only so far. When it comes to association decorum, the more you know about the CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions), the better. It’s the homeowner’s job to reinforce these governing rules and regulations, which can easily pit residents against association members. Here are a few hot-button issues that, according to Realty Times and Condobenefits.com, are important to keep in mind: Pets. Many condominiums restrict the permitted size and number of pets, if they allow them at all. Check in with the head of the association before (1 comments)
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