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New Storm Brings Increased Danger To The High Country (And A Nice Picture) - 02/28/12 05:40 PM
New Storm Brings Increased Danger To The High Country (And A Nice Picture). In most of the Western Mountain areas of Colorado up two new feet of heavy snow fell over the course of last night and today. This means the avalanche danger is at a high level. The strong winds are also adding to this problem. This comes directly from the Colorado Avalanche Center....The avalanche danger is HIGH (Level 4) in all avalanche terrain today. Natural avalanches are likely and human-triggered are very likely. Some of these avalanches could be some of the largest we've seen this season. Back-country travel (16 comments)
Now That's A Lot Of Bull - 02/25/12 02:31 PM
Now That's A Lot Of Bull. Hopefully I've got your attention, and now let's direct it to the High Wire Ranch in Hotchkiss, Colorado. It's so neat to just drive by this ranch and see all the elk and bison they raise. In the fall the elk are sporting their large racks (antlers) and it's really something to see. On this particular day the elk were playing it cool away from the road. But the buffalo are also really something to see. Dave and Sue Whittlesey own High Wire Ranch and have been raising buffalo since 1981 and elk since 1987. All of the animals are grass (26 comments)
Parents Join the Fight against ODD – Save Our Kids! - 02/20/12 08:15 PM
It's true and this illness starts at home. We as parents can do all we can to stop it, but at some point it will hit your household. It's been known to get worse as your children get older. Gene Riemenschneider is to thank for the original blog. Via Gene Riemenschneider East Contra Costa Home Sales 01492725 (Home Point Real Estate): Parents Join the Fight against ODD – Save Our Kids! I love me kids, all of them and they are the most important thing in the world to me. So when a illness like ODD strikes what are we to do? ODD (4 comments)
increase your success Buying Foreclosures - 02/16/12 02:18 AM
When you are buying a house "as is" or, "where is" that means that what you see is what you get, and what you don't see is what you get. Keep this in mind when buying a foreclosure, or any house. A home inspection is always recommended. Via dale taylor chicago illinois realtor chicago illinois homes townhomes condos (Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois): One of my greatest challenges when working with Buyers wanting to invest in foreclosures, is helping them to fully understand what "as-is" really means. It means the only negotiation a bank may participate in is price. It is important for (3 comments)
The basic social contract of personal responsibility is to Repay bad debt??? - 02/16/12 01:49 AM
This blog left me with mixed feelings. It hits home with me on a few points, but this situation isn't black or white. There is no one entity to blame. It comes down to a system that failed and needs to be re examined. Please thank Paul Francis for the original blog. I just thought I would re-share a view point with all of you. Via Las Vegas Real Estate - Summerlin Homes Paul Francis - (702) 592.3058 (Prudential Americana Group - REALTORS): Is Debt backed by collateral a Social Contract of Personal Responsibility to Pay Back? If you give your word that you are going to pay (7 comments)
We've all heard horror stories about fraud - 02/15/12 08:35 AM
This blog is a great check list on how to protect yourself in case your wallet or purse is stolen. There is helpful information on how to store your credit card information and about what you should do right away. Protect yourself by following these easy steps. Thanks for Dale Taylor for the original blog. Via dale taylor chicago illinois realtor chicago illinois homes townhomes condos (Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois): A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:1.Do not sign the back of yourcredit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'2. When you are writing checks to (4 comments)
Valentines day fun facts - 02/14/12 09:11 PM
Amidst the Valentine's Day wishes flying around tonight, I thought I would share some fun Valentine's Day facts. Thanks for Juli Vosmik for the original blog. Have a great night everyone. Via Juli Vosmik - Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ): Fun Valentine's Day Facts & Trivia The ancient Romans celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia on February 14th in honor of Juno, the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. Juno was also the goddess of women and marriage. Many believe the 'X' symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn't write (3 comments)
The Story of St. Valentine - Janice Roosevelt, Licensed in PA & DE, ABR, ePro, Ecobroker - 02/14/12 08:39 PM
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY everyone. Thanks to a re-blog I saw this great story of Valentine's Day. I hadn't heard this story before now. So I thought I would keep the sharing going on. Thanks for Janice Roosevelt for the original blog. Via Janice Roosevelt,Ecobroker, ABR, e-PRO (Susan Manners Team, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors): The beautiful holiday that celebrates the gift of love on February 14, originated in 270 A.D with an amazing man named Valentine. The humble Christian Valentinus lived under the oppressive rule of Roman Emperor Claudius II. Claudis had ordered all Romans to worship state idols, and ordered death to those (1 comments)
Dinner Anyone? - 02/11/12 01:53 AM
Here are some great ideas to change things up in the kitchen. Two and a half years ago, I lost my chef husband to the job requirement that he now work nights. There goes my great dinners, but Lindsey Hasford has some great ideas for making simple and great tasting meals. Check it out. Via Lindsey Hasford (Coldwell Banker Vision): I know, I know... some of you let your significant others do the cooking and that is wonderful. I myself have a resident cook that can't stay out of the kitchen. With Valentine's Day right around the corner and special romantic meals a (8 comments)
Are you driving your marketing home? - 02/11/12 12:35 AM
The great play on words credit belongs to John McCormack, of Albuquerque Homes Realty, as does the original blog. I've always wondered how other agents feel about this type of marketing. Does it work for you? I do think it's a great way to get your name out there. I think perception is everything. If people see you everywhere, they think you are everywhere. Via John McCormack- Owner/Broker REALTOR, e-PRO (Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com): Are you driving your marketing home? I have always been of the opinion that making yourself and your brand as visible as possible is an important component of any marketing (3 comments)
You Have To Watch This! - 02/09/12 06:41 PM
If you are a parent, you must watch this video. This is one ticked off Dad. He has a right to be, and he's done what I think so many parents would like to do, but don't think they can. Thanks to Al and Peggy for the original blog. Via Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers Brampton Ontario 905-450-5500 Houses For Sale (We have a home for you! Call Us! RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.): You Have To Watch This! Do you have a Son or Daughter that spends like it seems every waking minute on the computer. They are not doing homework, they are on (8 comments)
Why do we call them Generation Y? - 02/08/12 10:57 PM
Here's a great take on the new generation...funny, but also sadly true in a lot of cases. Please leave comments on Pacita Dimacali's original blog. She deserves all the credit.
, SRES, CDPE, MBA Alain Pinel in Alameda County CA (Alain Pinel): Via Pacita Dimacali - ePRO, SRES, CDPE, MBA Alain Pinel in Alameda County CA (Alain Pinel): Generation Y?People born before 1946 were called The Silent generationPeople born between 1946 and 1964 are called The Baby BoomersPeople born between 1965 and 1979 are called Generation XAnd people born between 1980 and 2010 are called Generation YWhy do we (9 comments)
Home Buying Lease Purchase Or Lease Option What's The Difference - 02/04/12 11:09 PM
Here is a great, short explanation of the difference between a lease purchase and a lease option agreement. Thanks to Nick Pappas for the original blog. Please leave comments for him. Via Nick T Pappas - Madison and Huntsville Alabama (Assoc. Broker ABR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty, Huntsville AL): Home Buying Lease Purchase Or Lease Option What's The Difference There are two optiions of buying and selling residential property in Madison or Huntsville Alabama that I want customers to know about or if you simply need more information as a SELLER or BUYER you might try those links to my website...I'm always available (3 comments)
Most Of You Thought The Ground Hog Had Bad News, But Listen To This... - 02/02/12 09:55 PM
Most Of You Thought The Ground Hog Had Bad News, But Listen To This...When I came out of my house I realized a politician saw his shadow today and we are going to have 9 more months before the big election. That means we are going to have 9 more months of candidate bashing, my side is better than your side, what a candidate ate for lunch, what a candidate's spouse is wearing today and fights with your neighbor over who is going to win this November and your political yard sign is encroaching on my political yard sign. BTW in (20 comments)
Yikes! I Thought I Was Kidding - 02/02/12 09:22 PM
I learned a lot by clicking the link in Marte Cliff's blog. I didn't know the solar flares were going to be bad for the whole year, or that they cycle every 11 years. I saved the article in hopes that my teenage daughter might do an extra credit science report on solar flares...oops must be the solar flares that have me thinking that way. Via Marte Cliff (Marte Cliff Copywriting): The other day, when I wrote about all the strange things going on with computers, I said "Maybe it's sun spots." Then yesterday, the owner of our local health food store (1 comments)
Putting The Cart Before The Horse When Buying Real Estate - 02/02/12 09:10 PM
Today this old phrase has modern meaning. We've all seen the gung ho buyers that think they need to find a house before they can finance it. Doug Durran and Gloria Todor of Century 21 Absolute Realty have summed this situation up pretty nicely. Please comments on their blog. Via Doug Durren and Gloria Todor - Delaware County PA Real Estate (Century 21 Absolute Realty ): Putting The Cart Before The Horse When Buying Real Estate You probably know this expression “putting the cart before the horse”, well this is one way to describe a buyer who wants to start seeing houses before (2 comments)
What Is Wrong With Some of You? - 02/02/12 09:03 PM
This is just a reminder that I think we all need. Most of us want to do it, but very few refrain from it. Thank Jackie Connelly of Century 21 AA in Lindenhurst, New York for the original blog. Please leave comments on her blog. Via Jackie Connelly-Fornuff Century 21 AA Lindenhurst NY Real Estate (Lindenhurst Babylon West Babylon N. Babylon West Islip Islip): What Is Wrong With Some of You? My office to home is literally a five minute drive. What could possibly happen during that time? You would think not much but I beg to differ...... Lovely Lexus Lady blew (1 comments)
What do you want to learn from a 30-year plus Loan Officer - 02/01/12 10:03 PM
Everyone please welcome Bob Caldwell to ActiveRain. Bob is a veteran loan officer with 30 years experience in the business. He's asking us what we want to hear from him, and how he can help us learn more. Please leave comments on Bob's blog. Via Bob Caldwell (Monarch Mortgage): Clients and other real estate professionals have more questions than ever about home loans, home valuation, credit/credit scores, and so on since the beginning of the housing crisis in 2007/2008. With this blog I fully intend to answer as many of these questions that I can. But if you have any topics you would (0 comments)
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