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This is a picture of an ad for the condo project 55 WEST right near Church Street Station in downtown Orlando, Florida.
The poster is set about 2 stories up and is inside a window on the left hand side of a covered pedestrian walkway over Chuch Street.
I am sure the poster gets visablility, BUT: It is set right next to the corner of the walkway near the adjoining wall. The poster is firstly inside the window.....not out on top of the bricks next to the window, more centrally located. Second...it is set INSIDE the facade of the colums making it harder to see. The (17 comments)
Now here is a bit of news that is not so good....or if you are an investor....it might be nice... I wrote about this a while back and it seems the Orlando Sentinel is backing me up with hard data.
In central Florida (Orange County and the surrounding areas) the year over year statistics for foreclosures has hit 106% That means there was a little OVER 2 TIMES the amount of foreclosures as there were last year.If you bought a home during the HOT market and got one of those wonderful adjustable rate mortgages with the wonderful beginning "teaser interest rate", you are in (3 comments)
These are some of the theatre, movie and concert happenings going on in and around central Florida:
WHAT: The songs may sound familiar, but the concept is new in I Love a Piano, a musical revue of the songs of Irving Berlin, conceived by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley. The show, which features more than 60 of Berlin's songs, focuses on a piano as it moves in and out of American lives during the first half of the 20th century. It's receiving only its second production in Florida at Winter Park Playhouse, with direction (3 comments)
What do you do when you go wrong.......? - 03/26/07 12:29 PM
This is a picture of the tree I sat under at a Christian Mens retreat shortly after my dad died. I was so close to loosing it because the pain of loosing my dad was so terrible. A funny thing happened in the middle of that pain.... I called my wife on the cell phone; She helped me through it. That is one of the reasons I KNOW she was Gods choice for me; She didn't say,"Chin up, shoulders back...tough it out, BE a MAN.." She knew I was hurting and met me where I was in my pain.
That is how God is when we hurt because of (12 comments)
Do you go the EXTRA degree to please a client? - 03/21/07 08:22 PM
Now I know you know what makes this Space Shuttle keep going UP, right? It's those two furry tails of FIRE coming out of those TUBES on either side of the underbelly of the ship, right? You would only be partially right if you agreed with me. It's ALSO the wings, the little nose fin pointing up in the air on the end of the shuttle, the three little glowing orbs at the end of the shuttle, the fuel in the tanks of the boosters on either side, the computers making the little adjustments to the attitude and navigational situation, and THOUSANDS of other (9 comments)
Ever had a GREAT idea and forgot it during the day? - 03/19/07 01:07 PM
Lately I have had so many times during the day that I have had ideas for a good blog. BUT I did NOT write them down. =-/ GEEZE..... how many times that has happened is staggering to me! I would walk around just being me..not looking for anything special AND BOOM..... An "Idea" would come to me for a REALLY cool topic to post here in "The Rain".... I am beginning to wish my GREAT ideas would come to me ONLY while I am sitting here at the computer, hehehehe! =-) I MAY have to get a tape recorder to put the ideas down and listen to them later... OOPS...I HAVE (19 comments)
This is what happens when you have patience... This is what happens when you have endurance.... This is what happens when you keep at it...
This what happens when you DO NOT give up...
I have had so many financial hardships it is unbelievable in the past two and a half years.
I was involved with HouseValues and lost about $7500 to them because of the CRAPPY leads they sold me over a 10 month period of time.As a result of my putting all my marketing dollars into this hair brained idea that another agent in the office I was working at turned me on to, I LOST (30 comments)
What is happening with The Knights Team? Things are changing for the better....more visibility and MORE leads are happening... Central Florida Real Estate is seeing a real estate team that serves their customers AND works in an ethical way.
They are seeing a group of agents that live what they say to EVERYONE.
How many times have you been told something by an agent or office assistant and been lead to believe something.... And after a while find out what you were told is just not true....
Then you have to go and "pick up the pieces" and start over again. (10 comments)
Meadow Woods.... a community on the edge.... - 03/12/07 08:39 PM
Meadow Woods is a community on the edge of Orange and Osceola Counties......gotcha didn't I..... it sits right in the middle of the two counties. =-) It is a middle income to low-higher income homes selling currently from about $250K to just over $450K. There is a quite a mix of homes in the community with single level homes on up to homes with 3 stories. Homes with wrap around driveways and 3 car garages can be found here along with screened in pools and many properties with other extras. It borders Buenaventura Lakes to the south and Southchase to the north. (2 comments)
Do YOU take time to take a DAY of REST to relax, rejuvenate, and re-energize yourself?
Or are you constantly ON THE GO? (You GOTTA do it, because NO-ONE ELSE WILL)
I know a man who is the epitome of a workaholic....... and he is PROUD of it; He told me his routine:
He wakes up at 4AM every morning. Takes the dog out at 4:30AM. Takes a shower at 5AM. At 5:30AM he has breakfast and watches the morning news. At 6:15AM he drives to work and arrives at 7AM. (11 comments)
Lately I have had SEVERAL customers come into the restaurant I work at and they have (or I have) brought up central Florida real estate as a subject as they were ordering their food.
Either they had questions about real estate. OR they were talking about it with someone else they were with in line. Sometimes we just talked about business opportunities that are out there and the subject turned to real estate. As a result I have picked up some NEW buyers and I am excited.... some of them ARE investors some (12 comments)
Everything is in place.......the countdown has begun...... - 03/05/07 11:43 PM
What a wonderful thing that has happened to me: I made the move to a Keller Williams Realty office that will give me accountability and more productivity! I am in the process of moving from the Keller Williams office that prompted me to join the company in the first place AND I am moving to an office with a Team Office Leader that told me she will make SURE I become a "Mega Agent" like she was when she was an agent. The 1st reason I joined Keller Williams was for the constant training they provide any time of the month on ANY subject in (17 comments)
Everyone needs to find inspiration and here is some help:
For those of you who are into this.........Here are some great sites on the internet to look at when you need to do some bible research or if you are doing a teaching for your group or preparing for a sermon:
http://www.crossdaily.com/ http://www.biblegateway.com/ http://www.oneyearbibleonline.com/http://www.panachurch.com/biblestudy.htmhttp://www.familybible.org/Teaching/Reference/BibleStudyTools.htmhttp://www.wayofthemaster.com/wotm_flash.htmlhttp://www.hoshanarabbah.org/parshiot.htmlhttp://www.esword.com/ I KNOW there are MORE great sites out there, but this is just a partial list of what I have found..... I have a couple of sites I can go to that have great inspirational movies and other things that i will post at a later date. Feel free to add YOUR (9 comments)
I am asking that any and ALL members of Christianity and real Estate chime in with their votes for another moderator to help me administer the group. I do NOT care whether the person is male or female, young or old.... The ONE over riding principle of what I am looking for is...maturity, wisdom and the ability to be able to say,"I was wrong" when things happen.
As most everyone in here more than likely knows I do not care about popularity... so PLEEZE base your votes on who You (15 comments)
The Unseen blogs... are You looking for them? - 03/02/07 11:32 PM
This is a National Geographic picture of a rainbow appearing to be on fire.... This rainbow is NOT typical of MOST rainbows, is it? It appears bent and twisted by a brush stroke of the Creators hand. The picture is not retouched to LOOK like that...the rainbow JUST exists that way..... This wonderful rainbow spanned several hundred square miles of the sky and lasted for about an hour, according to the London Daily Mail.
Now.....as I have seen...there are LOTS of people who are lighting UP the Active Rain network. They are new people who for lack of a better term...are UNSEEN, until you look for them. They (8 comments)
Ask an Expert...what is IT all about? - 03/02/07 05:54 PM
Have you seen the top of the homepage for Active Rain lately? The area for "most points agents" have been replaced by "Localism Beta" and "Ask an Expert..." That is prime real estate on a webpage... In light of that change I am wondering out loud....
How does "ASK an Expert" work? How can We get the leads generated from it...? I have not seen a blog about it on the network.... so..... I and I am sure hundreds of others are wondering the same thing..
I hope I get an answer to this question...I am a curious sort by nature...and this question is killing me...... hehehehehehe.. =-D (18 comments)
Stocks, CDs, 401K, real estate? All, none or choose which one... - 03/01/07 12:19 PM
The recent 'blip" on the stock market has some people justifiably jittery. Yesterday it lost 400 points...... Today it lost another 200, but bounced back 100 points for a net loss of over 500 points so far. The economy did NOT do recently as well as economists predicted it did.... gaining a lackluster 2.2 % when they thought it did a more modest 3.4%. The housing market is SLOWLY rebounding, but not at a great pace. Interest rates are at 5.77%......NOT a bad rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage with good credit (Rates are as of 3/1/2007 via http://www.orlandore.net/courtesy of Bankrate.com...get CURRENT interest rate news (10 comments)
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