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Don't Monkey Around When Buying A Home Call The Experts - 03/31/10 07:37 PM
Don't Monkey Around When Buying A Home Call The Experts When it comes to buying a home depending on the size of your community, there could be hundreds if not thousands of Real Estate Agents/Home Inspectors to choose from. Find out who the experts are in your area and hire them to help you, don't monkey around with what is usually the largest purchase that most people make. This is not the time to hire your neighbour, co-worker, relative or friend. If they are not the local expert, do yourself a favour and call the expert. Don't live to regret a bad (22 comments)
When you drive through the community, you are struck by the red brick buildings off set by the white millwork, detailed porch columns, the street patterns were planned for privacy and pride of ownership is evident by the meticulous state of this condominium complex.
Stornwood Estate Condominium Complex in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, (6 comments)
A 100,000 Point Milestone On Active Rain! How Do You Get There? - 03/31/10 09:05 AM
A 100,000 Point Milestone On Active Rain! How Do You Get There?Well by being like Jim Cheney, who consistently blogs and more importantly makes an appearance and comments on other members blogs. We have been taught by Russel Ray to persistently and consistently blog and well persistently and consistently do anything. Speaking of Jim Cheney, he is a thoughtful and caring real estate agent who specializes in the Rincon Valley area of sunny California. If you have anyone moving to that neck of the woods you can be assured Jim will handle them with the best of care. Read about him (0 comments)
You Like Free Don't You? How About Free Movies? - 03/30/10 09:00 AM
You Like Free Don't You? How About Free Movies?Who doesn't like free and especially free movie tickets! Right now General Mills is offering free Cineplex movies on their specially marked boxes of Multi-grain Cherrios. Hey, multi-grain is good for you anyway, so that's a trifector! Your morning cereal, multi-grain that's good for you and a free Cineplex movie!
The free Cineplex movies are offered for the month of April, they buy you a free bag of popcorn in May, in June it's a buy one get one free Cineplex movie ticket and in July General Mills buys you (16 comments)
Boxing Cat On A Roomba - 03/29/10 02:06 PM
Liz made our day! It's Monday and you may need a little laugh to kick off your week. Turned the comments off here so you can let Liz know how much you enjoyed this! Happy Monday! Al and Peggy
Via Elizabeth Bolton - Cambridge MA Real Estate Agent (Coldwell Banker Cambridge, Massachusetts): It's Friday night - I worked until 9 pm - it's time for some laughs. And truly I almost fell off my chair when I watched this video. This is the best advertisement for a Roomba I ever saw. It's a carnival ride for cats! And since cats - (0 comments)
The Results Are In and Have Been Reported - 03/29/10 08:05 AM
The Results Are In and Have Been ReportedEarth Hour has come and gone for another year, but we hope the affects and awareness last all year. Earth Hour 2010 saw a reduction in power of 4%. It doesn't sound like much, but in this report from MSN, they claim that was enough to power the City of Brampton. The City of Brampton has a population of more than 450,000 residents and in excess of 266 square miles. That is a lot of area to power up and people's needs to fulfill. It proves that in reality that was indeed quite a (14 comments)
The Kerbel & Rice Groups marketed "The Crown West" condominiums (Brampton Condominiums) when it was under construction, calling it a place "where dreams come true". They called it right! They must have focused on a lifestyle for its residents, not just somewhere to live, because it was so well thought out. They chose an idyllic neighbourhood, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, with amenities and transportation arteries easily accessible. They built The Crown West condominiums at 20 Cherrytree Drive with facilities to compete with the best of fitness clubs and then (12 comments)
Give Credit Where And When Credit Is Due! - 03/28/10 10:01 AM
Give Credit Where And When Credit Is Due!It took a lot of work, it's a job well done. Wanda Kubat-Nerdin is celebrating reaching the right side of the top of the statistics page, in the number 2 position in Utah on Active Rain!
If you have not yet met Wanda Kubat-Nerdin then take a tour of her blogs here in the rain. By reading her posts you will see that Wanda is an outstanding real estate agent who services the Utah area out of St. George. Wanda spends a great deal of time, commenting and adding her thoughts (0 comments)
You will love living in the Camelot, from the gracious lobby with fireplace to the serene grounds that back onto Etobicoke Creek. The Camelot condominiums at 8351 McLaughlin Rd. S. in Brampton, Ontario, Canada consists of only four floors and 160 suites that range in size from 393 sq. ft. to 1145 sq. ft. There are studios, one and two bedroom models, with some of the ground floor units having their own patios. (see floor plans below)
Life is good and full of (10 comments)
It's Good News In Oshawa, Ontario, Canada - 03/27/10 07:43 AM
It's Good News In Oshawa, Ontario, CanadaIt was hurrays and high five's here in Oshawa, Ontario Canada yesterday, as GM recalled approximately 600 workers back to work and about a 100 more to the Ingersoll plant! It's been a long haul for the over 2600 employees that were shed last year when the truck plant closed. It may seem like a drop in the bucket, but at least its a step in the right direction.
The jobs are being created to handle the new demand for the popular 'crossover' vehicles. There is hope of a third shift (15 comments)
We Are On The Countdown To Earth Hour, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada! - 03/26/10 09:06 PM
We Are On The Countdown To Earth Hour, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada! On March 14th we reminded you of Earth Hour 2010. Join the forces of more than 92 other countries, Saturday March 27th at 8:30 p.m. by turning off your lights and reducing the usage of any other power possible.
This was a single event held in Sydney Australia back in 2007 and is now observed by hundreds of millions of people across the world. The goal of Earth Hour is raise global awareness about the climate change. Last year in 2009, only about 52% of Canadians participated in (17 comments)
Carter's Homestead is a family friendly neighbourhood, in the area known as Heart Lake, situated on approximately ten streets, bounded by Kennedy Road on the east, Conestoga Drive on the west, Wexford Road on the south, and Ruth Avenue on the north in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.Built in the 1980's, the Carter's Homestead consists of twenty two different floor plans. (see slide show below). Ten styles range (13 comments)
OK It's Time - Name That Photo - What Is This? - 03/23/10 10:01 PM
OK It's Time - Name That Photo - What Is This? It's time to have a little fun, as the saying goes "All Work and No Play, Makes Jack Dull Boy". Let's have a little fun and "Name That Photo".
Here are a couple of hints: it is not a cow's tongue that is not a little dinosaur in the bottom left of picture Maybe tomorrow we will give you another hint, good luck!!! (28 comments)
Speechless Sunday - If Only You Could Read His Mind - 03/21/10 09:16 AM
Speechless Sunday - If Only You Could Read His Mind As we write this post it is 32ºF, the Sun rose at 7:18 am but you wouldn't know it on this overcast day. Our subject today looks like he is having one of those "blue days". Can you imagine what this sad looking polar bear is thinking? Leave your idea in the comments sections... maybe we can read minds through expressions.
I Won't Take It and You Can't Make Me! Nah! Nah! - 03/20/10 10:02 PM
I Won't Take It and You Can't Make Me! Nah! Nah!Oh yes you will, oh no I won't, yes you will, no I won't. If you have ever tried to get the furry member of your family to take medicine in the form of pills, you know this is the game you play. Recently we told you how the smallest member of the family, Joey, our little Siamese cat had surgery which was followed by not one, not two but three pills to be taken. Prescribed not to be given just once a day, but twice!
Did You Hear Russel Ray Is Having Another Contest? Check the Cunningham/Brookfield entry... it's a winner! At the bottom of the Cunningham/Brookfield entry is a link to the Russel Ray's contest... 5000 points up for grabs! BEWARE: If I get out of here, you should know I'm very very hungry... tired of this Zoo feed. (7 comments)
The 5000 Point Contest - Enter To Win - Points Could Turn Into Dollars - 03/20/10 08:43 AM
The 5000 Point Contest - Enter To Win - Points Could Turn Into Dollars Did you know there is a new contest out there just waiting for a winner. Everyone who enters wins, you will get 500 points for your efforts, but the top three prizes are 5000, 2500 and 1000 points for the top three entries. You don't have to buy a ticket... it's free and best of all you get two cracks at it. You may ask yourself, "what do I need points for?", the short answer is, if we had a client that was moving to (18 comments)
Do You Need A New Printer? Try Brother! We Did And Are Glad We Did - 03/19/10 09:20 AM
Do You Need A New Printer? Try Brother! We Did And Are Glad We Did We just wanted to share our experience with Brother Canada. About a year ago we were in the market for a new printer. We have always been HP fans but decided to give Brother a shot. We purchased an all in one wireless printer, MFC-6490CW (probably a Canadian model number), it prints, scans, copies and faxes and can also handle 11" x 17" paper, not many home office machines can do that. (still a current model) Here we are a year later, we had made (20 comments)
The Canadian Lynx is a North American mammal of the cat family. It ranges across Canada and into Alaska as well as some parts of the northern United States. The Canadian Lynx has dense silvery brown fur, on the average weighs 24 lbs. stands 24 inches at the shoulder and is 36 inches in length. The males are larger than the females and on average larger than it's cousin the Bobcat. The Canadian Lynx is a solitary and secretive animal, mostly active in (33 comments)
Circle This Date, Mark This Hour! - 03/14/10 06:12 PM
Circle This Date, Mark This Hour!Now that we have sprung our clocks ahead to Daylight Saving Time; circle this date March 27th, 2010, mark this hour 8:30 p.m.. Why you ask? To honour our planet by turning off our lights, reducing our power usage for Earth Hour 2010! Join this powerful force of more than 92 countries participating in Earth Hour. For the second year in a row even casinos in Las Vegas will go dark for that hour. According to managing director Leslie Aun, when Las Vegas signed on in 2009, it put Earth Hour on the map!Back home, (17 comments)
Can you believe it's here already, that time of year when we turn the clocks ahead and jump one hour closer to Spring? Well we are happy about getting closer to Spring, but not about losing on full hour of sleep! How do we get ahead and lose all at once like that?Daylight Saving Time, arrives tonight. There are benefits to the extra hour of 'awake' time, more time to cross things off the to do list, some will now be able to get in a round of golf before work, have more Active Rain (17 comments)
Things you always wanted to know about the Giraffe:The Giraffe is from Africa and is the tallest living land animal and could reach 20 feet and weigh in at as much as 3,960 pounds.It's population has been reducing since the (23 comments)
It Was A Quite Day At The Office - 03/10/10 03:54 PM
Okay guys we need your collective help and support. We are holding a surprise cyber-space birthday party for one of our very own Ambassadors, Russel Ray, today March 11th! He has done so very much for all of us, now its our turn to do something for him. Remember; shhhh, it's a big huge surprise for his 55th birthday.
Here's the plan, we'll host the par-tay for him here. So please help us, we need lots and lots of fun decorations, party food and music (Russel loves The Beatles) left here in the comments and then once we have brought (62 comments)
Name That Photo - Can You Guess What This Is? - 03/10/10 01:08 PM
Name That Photo - Can You Guess What This Is?It's time to put your thinking cap on! Have a look, take a guess. It's a toughie, read the comments and maybe someone will say something that will inspire your best guess.We have a lot of very smart people here in the Rain, so read their comments, read between the lines and make your best guess. Good Luck...
As you walk up to the front enclosure and open the front door; you realize you are going to enjoy the unexpected pleasures found in this elegant home. The formal living room has eye catching stripped hardwood flooring and is enclosed by French doors. Quality ceramic flooring leads you down the main hall and is featured in the dining room & kitchen for easy clean up.Richly stained cabinets, ceramic backsplash and stainless steel appliances accent the family ready kitchen. Many happy mealtimes (2 comments)
Happy Birthday to Toronto, Ontario, Canada! - 03/09/10 11:19 AM
Russel Ray post this amazing insight into our wonderful City as a celebration tribute to Toronto Canada's 176th birthday. Thank you Russel, you did an outstanding job! We disabled the comments here, please go straight over and give credit to the man who deserves it! Thank you again Russel Al and Peggy
Via Russel Ray, San Diego Marketing & Business Consultant (Russel Ray): I haven't been to visit the blogs of all my Canadian friends today to see if they are celebrating Toronto's birthday, but I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't wish Toronto a Happy (0 comments)
Hello Active Rain Moose Lovers, Another Moose Monday is upon us. We didn't want to let Gerry from Red Lodge Montana down, so we took a trip to the Toronto Zoo yesterday in search of Bullwinkle a Moose. Now you have to know that the Moose headquarters is the farthest from the entrance of the zoo. At the bottom of a huge hill that was tough even going down, yes we were puffing going back of the hill. So anyway, here we are trying to get a couple of shots (21 comments)
Facts - Most of Them You Probably Don't Know - 03/07/10 10:27 PM
Facts - Most of Them You Probably Don't Know First we have to admit we did not compile all this information, matter of fact, we don't even know if it is true. However, it is interesting. We received this via email and no author's name was attached. We are sure you will enjoy the trip...
More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska. Amazon
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%of the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one (26 comments)
Located in an ideal neighbourhood with amenities including the YMCA and Sheridan College all nearby, this spacious family home offers enough room for the extended family! The home welcomes you with formal living & dining rooms that are both accented with honey hued hardwood floors and filled with natural light from picture windows in both rooms.The back of the home is reserved for family living. There is a renovated kitchen with beautiful Maple cabinets that include double pantries, china cupboard & (5 comments)
We see Red Tail Hawks all the time, but never two together. We guess this must be a true sign of Spring not to far off in the future. We were some distance from them and only had time for a quick picture and off one would fly, looked liked it was trying to distract us. They never landed on the same branch together, so this was the best picture we could get.Here's to an early Spring...
The 2010 Olympics in Vancouver have come and gone. Just a memory, but not a memory that will ever be forgotten. We just wanted to "take our hats off" to all of the participants, you made Canada proud. Take a couple of minutes and watch this video.
What an amazing home this is! Brampton Real Estate at it's best. The spacious living room filled with natural light views the dining room, ideal for entertaining and quiet conversation, while the updated kitchen has newer cabinets, ceramic backsplash and breakfast bar. The family room addition will be the ‘hub of activity'. It's a spacious room with easy clean laminate flooring, wood stove and sliding door walkout to the covered patio. Many happy hours will be spent in this room. (10 comments)
Discover a comfortable & carefree lifestyle in this fantastic end unit nestled in prestigious Rosedale Village! This well planned unit welcomes you and your guests with a spacious foyer that offers easy clean ceramic flooring and mirrored closet doors.Your favourite spot for relaxing when you are not at the recreation centre is the spacious living area with walkout to a balcony for a breath of fresh air. The eat in kitchen is ready to host your (11 comments)
This meticulous home offering flair in design & convenient location, is in “move in” condition, has been freshly painted and has easy care laminate flooring. Brampton Real Estate has always been a good investment, so don't wait long to see this one.
The spacious living room with the soaring cathedral ceiling, fireplace & sliding door to balcony viewing the park. The living room is overlooked by the separate dining room.
Recently updated the eat in kitchen boasts new (10 comments)
Absolutely charming, this sought after bungalow is immaculate inside and out! Rays of sunshine flow in through the living room windows and dining room sliding door walkout, inviting you to sit and stay awhile. Updated, the kitchen will look great against the groceries with quality cabinets that include pot & pan drawers, an upgraded lazy Susan cupboard, ceramic backslash & flooring, granite counters & lunch bar. Honey hued hardwood flooring is featured on this level and leads (7 comments)
You will create lasting impressions with this absolutely outstanding home that has been beautifully maintained and lovingly cared for. This family home offers hardwood flooring in the living and dining rooms that open to each other allowing for quiet conversation when entertaining and flexible furniture placement. Both rooms offer bay windows for lots of natural light. The chef in the family will delight in the kitchen. Bright & cheerful, it features ceramic flooring & backsplash. Many (8 comments)
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