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Bringing in the New Year - the Finnish Way! - 12/31/08 10:28 PM
Maybe I am a bit late for this - it's already New Year in Finland! Onnellista Uutta Vuotta (Happy New Year in Finnish). As my last post for this year, I thought I'd share how we celebrate the arrival of the New Year in Finland. This is what my family used to do on New Year's Eve. Somebody always hosts a party on New Year's Eve. Mom, Dad and I used to hop on the snowmobile (I love snowmobiles!) and drive through the frozen and snowy lakes to our friends house. Sometimes the parties were out in a cabin in the woods (14 comments)
Twitter Tutorial Part 5 - Modifying Twitter e-mail settings - 12/28/08 01:57 PM
TWITTER TUTORIAL 101 - Part 5 Are you getting a lot of e-mails from Twitter? @heyyou is now following you, @elvis is now following you... etcHere is a quick tutorial on how to adjust your twitter settings to receive e-mails you want.If you missed any of the previous Twitter Tutorials - see belowPart 1 - The VERY Beginning click here STEP-by-STEP Starter Guide Part 2 - What Next? Reply, Direct MessagePart 3 - Find people to follow that can help you and your business Part 4 - The FollowersPART 5When you are on your Home page on Twitter you see something like this...Click on (11 comments)
Twitter Tutorial Part 4 - The Followers... - 12/27/08 08:49 PM
TWITTER TUTORIAL 101 - Part 4 I was going go over how to set a twitter background in Part 4 but after reading a post by Liz Moras I decided to switch gears and go over more about Followers. If you missed the previous Parts, feel free to visit the posts (links below)Part 1 - The VERY Beginning click here Step-by-Step guidePart 2 - What Next? Reply, Direct MessagePart 3 - Find people to follow that can help you and your business PART 4 FollowersThey (people) are following you. How do they find you? There are several ways people find you.1. They (8 comments)
Twitter Tutorial Part 3 - Find people to follow that can help you and your business - 12/26/08 10:30 PM
TWITTER TUTORIAL 101 - Part 3Quick, find somebody to follow... How to find people to follow that can help you and your business. Finally, here is Part 3 of the Twitter Series. WOOT! If you missed the STEP-by-STEP Part 1 here it is The VERY Beginning click hereAnd Part 2 - What Next? Reply, Direct MessagePART 3Look, listen and learn. Twitter can be extremely helpful for you and your business, so you want to know how to leverage its potential to the max. Start by following some people - not just any people.1. Follow some top dogs.I read in several places that you (14 comments)
Fireworks in Downtown Denver - Hello New Year 2009! - 12/25/08 04:57 PM
Denver Downtown Fireworks Show - New Year's Eve Are you ready for the New Year? New Year is around the corner. Celebrate the end of 2008 and welcome 2009 with Downtown Denver Fireworks festivities. Two idential shows are scheduled.You can watch the fireworks show from anywhere along the 16th street Mall. When and Where?DEC 31st - Downtown Denver (16th Street Mall)The first fireworks show is at 9 pm and then the second at midnight. RTD (buses, light rail), Taxi and Super Shuttle RTD offers FREE New Year's Eve light rail and bus transportation starting from 7 pm until 6 am the next (7 comments)
So it is Christmas - Finnish Christmas Tradition - 12/24/08 01:50 AM
Christmas in FinlandI grew up in Finland. My small hometown is located just above the Arctic Circle. And yes, this time of the year, you really don't see the sun. During the summer time we have 24 hours of daylight. There are many things I miss from and about Finland and one of them is spending Christmas time with my family. I was the only one that made it to this side of the big pond. This is my Christmas Story, a Finnish Christmas tradition.Written by Rita 7 years A few days ago my dad, our dog Pennu and I went (10 comments)
How was your customer service today? - 12/24/08 12:51 AM
How was your customer service today?When holidays are near people tend to get "absend-minded", frustrated and angry with crowds, shopping, post office, other people - anything. I get that. Holiday preparations can create a lot of stress. But please, if you are in a customer service profession - please provide customer service to the best of your abilities. Every day of the year! If we ever, ever, provided the type of lousy customer service I have seen in the last couple of weeks - we would be out of business.Here are 12 Customer Service Tips/Notes Smile. Even if you are having a (5 comments)
Denver CO Foreclosures - Denver Real Estate - 12/23/08 10:25 PM
Denver CO Foreclosures - Denver Real Estate Some parts of Denver are seeing higher number of foreclosures than others. Foreclosed homes that are on the market, are referred to as lender owned homes or bank owned homes. These homes foreclosed and the lender bacame the owner of the home hence the name lender owned. Total number of lender owned homes currently on the market in the nine cities in Southern Denver area is 148. See the breakdown on the chart below.
*Disclaimer: Data based on information from Metrolist, Inc. on 12/22/2008. Metrolist Inc. does not guarantee nor is any way responsible for (0 comments)
Happy Holiday Wishes - 12/22/08 04:35 PM
Warmest Holiday WishesWe wanted to extend our sincere thank you for being part of our lives this year. We have discovered new friendships, learned a lot and had fun it the process.We truly appreciate and cherish our clients and friends, collegues, and family. Thank you. From our Family to yours.May your holidays be filled with peace and joy.All the Best for the New Year. Brian, Rita, Matthew, Jesse - and Maddie (our kitty)
Highlands Ranch CO Trails - Winter Closures - 12/20/08 11:53 PM
Highlands Ranch CO Trails - Winter Closures Starting January 1st 2009 the Wildcat Mountain trail system in Highlands Ranch CO - which by the way is a great trail system - will be closed for the winter, until March 28th 2009. Over 400 elk live in the land around the trail systems and in the Backcountry Wilderness Area. The trail system closes each winter to let the elk get through the winter with least amount of human interaction possible. The Wildcat Mountain Trail system is located on the East side of Monarch Blvd, just North of Castle Pines North and Daniels Gate. The Wildcat (3 comments)
Highlands Ranch CO Holiday Closures - Recreation Centers - 12/20/08 11:36 PM
Holiday Closures in Highlands Ranch - Rec CentersIt is time to enjoy family, tasty holiday cooking and yummy treats.All the recreation centers in Highlands Ranch will be closed for Christmas.BULLETIN!Recreation Centers - Highlands Ranch COEastridgeWestridgeNorthridgeSouthridgeHoliday Closures/HoursDec. 24th ~ Closing at 5:00 pmDec. 25th ~ CLOSEDDec. 31st ~ Closing at 5:00 pmHappy HolidaysELF RitaDisclaimer: Kenna and Co. Blog does not guarantee nor is in any way responsible for the accuracy of the information provided herein, and provides said information without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. Blog posts on the Kenna and Co. Blog represent the opinions and ideas of the author. Kenna (0 comments)
Oh Fudge! - 12/19/08 10:40 PM
Oh, Fudge - so easy and Oh, so goodOk, not that kind of fudge. I admit and I apologize that I will be contributing to the New Year's resolution of getting back in shape with this fudge recipe.But I had to do my duty and share how to make delicious fudge - the easy way.This Fudge Recipe was handed to me - OK I did beg for it - several years ago. I had to have it. It had two words associated with it QUICK and EASY! I have made it every year since. So, here it goes. Delicious Fudge - QUICK (6 comments)
Living in Highlands Ranch - hungry coyote - 12/17/08 03:52 PM
Hungry Coyote in Highlands Ranch There are a number of coyotes living in Highlands Ranch. Occasionally you can see them running across an open field or in the open spaces that surround Highlands Ranch. Today Brian spotted this hungry guy about 2 pm right next to Southridge Rec. Center in Highlands Ranch. He even "jogged" across a recently finished playground area. The coyotes must be hungry and they are coming closer to homes. You can see this fellow is standing right next to some houses. On the photos where is is very attentive - he is looking at a dog on a (5 comments)
Homes for Sale Highlands Ranch CO - 80129 - 12/16/08 11:41 AM
Homes for sale Highlands Ranch - 80129 Currently there are 90 homes for sale in Highlands Ranch in 80129 zip code. The 80129 zip covers Western and Northwestern portions of Higlands Ranch, including Westridge and Highlands Ranch Colf Club neighborhoods. The price per square foot of available homes ranges from $115/sf to $293/sf. The average price per square foot of homes sold in November was $155/sf. The days on the market range from 1 day to 420 days. Average days on market for homes sold in November was 66 days.The average price of homes sold in November was $294,066 and only one (0 comments)
Color your world - Capture any color from your screen - FREE tool - 12/15/08 11:20 PM
Pick a color, any color, directly from your screenFREE color selector software Ok, I have been spending too much time today doing other things than working - must be the cold weather. Found this great FREE tool! Have you ever looked at a page or a website and thought "man, I love the color they used. I'd love to use it! Wonder what it is?" Wonder no longer - with this FREE color picker software you can now pick a color, any color, on any screen with a few simple steps and use it as you please. AdesClrPicker can capture (14 comments)
Homes for sale Highlands ranch - market watch Nov 08 - 80126 - 12/15/08 01:13 AM
Homes for sale Highlands Ranch - market watch Nov 08 - 80126 Currently there are 197 homes for sale in Highlands Ranch in 80126 zip code. The price per square foot of available homes ranges from $107/sf to $500/sf. The average price per square foot of homes sold in November was $166/sf. The days on the market range from 1 day to 487 days. Average days on market for homes sold in November was 86 days. Below is a comparison of number of homes sold in November vs. the number of homes currently on the market.24 new listings came on (4 comments)
The price per square foot of available homes ranges from $113/sf to $229/sf. The average price per square foot of homes sold in November was $161/sf. The days on the market range from 3 day to 506 days. Average days on market for homes sold in November was 61 days. 21 new listings came on the market in November and 4 so far (1 comments)
Living in Denver - Holiday Mail Deadlines - 12/13/08 09:33 PM
Living in Denver - Holiday Mail - Get it in the Mail!There is still a little bit of time left to get your Holiday packages and cards out! To make sure your packages will arrive on time, this might be the time to finish wrapping the packages up and head out to the post office.Below are deadlines from the U.S. Post Office to help you guide through the mailings this holiday season. According to USPS their busiest mailing day of the holiday season is this coming Monday the 15th!Happy Holidays!USPS Holiday CalendarFind a Post Office Near Youh a p p y (2 comments)
Lone Tree Homes and real estate - Heritage Estates Market Report Nov 08 - 12/13/08 09:03 PM
Lone Tree Homes and Real Estate - Heritage Estates Nov 08 No homes sold in Heritage Estates Luxury Homes community in November and no homes are currently under contract. Yet there are 12 homes for sale in Heritage Estates. 11 out of the 12 homes have been on the market for over 100 days. Two homes has sold in Heritage Estates in the last six months. Only 5 homes have sold within the last year. No new listings came on the market in November. The price range of the available homes varies from $999,999 to $3,490,000. The price per square foot ranges from (0 comments)
Park Meadows Mall Holiday Shopping Hours - 12/13/08 07:53 PM
Park Meadows Mall Holiday Shopping HoursThere is still time to shop for the holidays! Whether you have already done most of your holiday shopping (that is excellent!) or just getting started, Park Meadows Mall has extended shopping hours for you. Expect to see many shopper scurrying around at the mall, as it is a tremendously popular shopping mecca.Park Meadows Mall has a plethora of shops and stores so you should be able to satisfy even the pickiest gift requests. They also have a great food court and areas to sit down and take a breather - this is no time to stress out. (2 comments)
Lone Tree Homes and real estate - Heritage Hills market report Nov 08 - 12/13/08 11:20 AM
Lone Tree Homes and Real Estate - Heritage Hills Nov 08 In November two homes sold in Heritage Hills in Lone Tree. Two homes are currently under contract. One of the homes sold was a cluster/patio home in the Enclave of Heritage Hills The winter months are typically slower in terms of sales and new listings coming on the market (specifically November and December). Receive future posts via e-mail by clicking here Subscribe in a reader *Disclaimer: Data based on information from Metrolist, Inc. for period of 10/1/2007 through 12/12/2008. Metrolist Inc. does not guarantee nor is any way responsible for its accuracy. Content (2 comments)
Highlands Ranch homes for sale - Firelight market report Nov 08 - 12/10/08 12:36 AM
Highlands Ranch Homes for Sale - Firelight Nov 08 In Firelight neighborhood of Highlands Ranch there are 32 homes currently for sale (in zip code 80126). 16 homes are listed under $400,000 and 16 $400,000 and above. Six new listings came on the market in November. The listing prices range from $255,000 to $749,000. All homes for sale in Firelight are residential single family homes. Number of homes for sale in Firelight by price range *Disclaimer: Data based on information from Metrolist, Inc. for period of 06/01/2007 through 12/09/2008. Metrolist Inc. does not guarantee nor is any way responsible for its accuracy. Content (0 comments)
Littleton CO Homes Wildcat Ridge - Market Report Nov 08 - 12/09/08 12:00 AM
Littleton CO Homes Wildcat Ridge ~ Market Report Nov 08 In November one home sold in Wildcat Ridge community in Littleton CO (Zip code 80124). The home sold for $345,000 which is 92% of the original listing price. The home was on the market for 29 days and sold for $174/square foot. Currently two homes are under contract. 11 homes sold in Wildcat Ridge in the past six months. The average price per square foot of the homes sold in Wildcat Ridge within the last six months. *Disclaimer: Data based on information from Metrolist, Inc. for period of 10/1/2007 through 12/08/2008. Metrolist Inc. does (2 comments)
Carriage Club Lone Tree Colorado Homes - Market Report Nov 08 - 12/07/08 12:41 PM
Carriage Club Lone Tree Colorado Real Estate ~ Market Report Nov 08 In November one home sold in Carriage Club community in Lone Tree CO. The home sold for $422,500 which is 88% of the original listing price. The home was on the market for 112 days and sold for $182/square foot. Currently one home is under contract in Carriage Club. 14 homes sold in Carriage Club in the past six months. Here is a breakdown per month - number of homes sold in Carriage Club in Lone Tree .
The average price per square foot of the homes sold in Carriage (1 comments)
Say what? - Commonly used Real Estate Abbreviations in Denver - 12/06/08 11:53 PM
Whether you are searching for a home for sale in Denver or selling your home in Denver, you may run into some terms and abbreviations widely used in real estate. You may come across these abbreviations when searching for homes on the internet or they may pop up in a conversation. In other parts of the country you may find some variations to the terms used. Here are some abbreviations commonly used in Denver Real Estate. DOM = Days on Market PSF = price per square foot ACT = active, as in currently on the market U/C ~ under contract = this is when (6 comments)
Greenwood Village Colorado Homes - market report Nov 08 - 12/06/08 05:53 PM
Greenwood Village CO Homes and Real Estate Market Report Nov 2008 In November seven homes sold in Greenwood Village CO and 12 homes are currently under contract. One of the homes sold was new construction home and two were bank owned homes. [DOM = Days on Market - This report includes only residential homes.] *Disclaimer: Data based on information from Metrolist, Inc. for period of 11/1/2007 through 12/06/2008. Metrolist Inc. does not guarantee nor is any way responsible for its accuracy. Content maintained by Metrolist Inc. may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Disclaimer: (0 comments)
Denver Colorado Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Market Report Nov 08 - 12/06/08 02:01 AM
Luxury Homes Denver Real Estate Market Report Nov 08 In November five luxury homes were sold in Denver. Total number of Denver luxury homes sold year-to-date is 171 which is lower than a year ago - 195. There are 12 homes under contract (pending sales). Five of the twelve homes are located in Washington Park area. The average sold price was $1,658,269, the average % of list price was 87.2% and the average days on market (DOM) was 253. The average Days on market was higher than it has been since May, and higher than last year at the same time.November Quick Stats *Disclaimer: (0 comments)
Weatherstone Highlands Ranch Colorado Homes - market report Nov 08 - 12/05/08 01:16 PM
Weatherstone Highlands Ranch Colorado Real Estate Market Report Nov 08 In November no homes sold in Weatherstone in Highlands Ranch. Two homes are currently under contract. These homes were priced at $500,000 and $924,900. Only Residential homes are included in this report. Currently there are two homes for sale in Weatherstone in Highlands Ranch. The home are priced at $675,000 and $946,444. Both homes have been on the market for over 100 days. There were no new listings in November in Weatherstone. Two homes sold in Weatherstone within the last 6 months. *Disclaimer: Data based on information from Metrolist, Inc. for period (1 comments)
The Highwoods Highlands Ranch Colorado Market Report Nov 08 - 12/05/08 01:01 AM
The Highwoods Highlands Ranch Colorado Real Estate In November no homes sold in the Highwoods Luxury Homes community in Highlands Ranch.Currently there are no homes under contract. This Market Report is for RESIDENTIAL homes only. The number of homes sold (per month) within the last year in the Highwoods in Highlands Ranch
Currently there are eight homes for sale in The Highwoods in Highlands Ranch. The home prices range from $925,000 to $2,350,000. The price per square foot ranges from $204 to $387/sf. Six of the eight homes have been on the market for more than 200 days. (3 comments)
Cherry Hills Village CO Real Estate - Market Report Nov 08 - 12/05/08 12:08 AM
Cherry Hills Village Colorado Homes and Real Estate In November five homes sold in Cherry Hills Village. Last November six homes were sold. Total number of homes sold year-to-date in Cherry Hills Village is 80 compared to last year 2007 year-to-date which was 87. The lowest price of the homes sold was $657,000 and the highest $2,863,000. The average days on market (DOM) was 182 for November. *Disclaimer: Data based on information from Metrolist, Inc. for period of 10/1/2007 through 11/10/2008. Metrolist Inc. does not guarantee nor is any way responsible for its accuracy. Content maintained by Metrolist Inc. may not reflect all (0 comments)
Photo by Rita Burke in San Jone, Guatemala. San Jose is located on the Atlantic Coast of Guatemala. If you follow the coast North you will be in Mexico, and if you follow it South, you will be in El Salvador. All rights reserved. The photo may not be reproduced without express written permission of Rita Burke, Kenna and Co. Denver Luxury Real Estate. Permission usually granted if credit is given with a link back. (4 comments)
Cherry Hills Village Colorado Real Estate - Market overview - 12/01/08 12:08 AM
Cherry Hills Village CO Real Estate Market Overview There are several ways to display data about any particular real estate market, in this case Cherry Hills Village CO Real Estate Market. You can analyze graphs, estimate future conditions and contemplate the current market. Here is a collection of ways data can be presented to give a you an idea of the market condition and trends. Residential homes only (no condos or town homes). When you put the two above graphs together...
In general the trend is ~ the quicker the home sells the closer to the listing price (1 comments)
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