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Active Rain's staff is doing an OUTSTANDING job of communicating updates and changes to its members! Here is a recent change to the Default Blog Post visibility. You may have missed this post when it was originally shared, so here I am re-blogging to be sure the message it out there too! Have a great holiday weekend! Via ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop! (ActiveRain Corp.): Here's the nitty-gritty: Beginning this week, the default visibility for blog posts will start as "Draft." When you're ready for your post to be read by others, you must change the visibility to the appropriate setting. As soon as you (0 comments)
Time is running out! The contest ends on Thursday, June 30th at midnight! You could WIN a piece of Active Rain history! Don't miss out. Put on your thinking cap and start typing! Via ActiveRain Corp.: As you all know, ActiveRain celebrated our 5th anniversary with a big birthday bash earlier this week at the Hard Rock in downtown Seattle. We have a few limited edition, one of a kind, never to be replicated coffee tumblers left over and I'm dying to ship them out to a lucky few. 20 lucky winners will win and be the envy of all their (0 comments)
Do you have plans to celebrate Independence Day? Will you be spending your day with family, friends and neighbors? Are you going to have a picnic or a backyard BBQ? Maybe you have guests visiting from out of town. If you haven't made plans, why not head over to Salisbury Park on the evening of Monday, July 4th for some fun, family friendly activities, entertainment, refreshments and FIREWORKS! Join the festivities! Don't forget to bring blankets or lawn chairs! Arrive early too, parking is limited. (2 comments)
When I hit 100,000 points I was thrilled. I thought it would NEVER happen. I couldn't believe it when I hit 200,000. Now I am very close to achieving a quarter of a million points (sounds better than 250,000)! I can't even imagine how it will feel to achieve 500,000. I know someone who does! Please join me in congratulating my friend, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin. (I am disabling comments. Please visit Wanda's post and share in her celebration!) Via Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - St. George, Utah Realtor® (Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374): I knew I was close and had (2 comments)
My first blog post was short and boring. I was scared and didn't know what I was doing. My writing improved, but my blogs were still boring. I didn't have enough "white space" which made it hard to read and I didn't inlcude any clipart or photos. Kristine Ginsberg, a stager in New Jersey shares some insight to "stage" your blog posts. (Nice play on words, Kristine!) If your posts are boring or they are awesome but no one is reading them, this may be the reason. Don't be afraid to try something new. Who knows, you might like it! (And (2 comments)
Things to do in Parker, Colorado: Movies in the Park 2011 - 06/28/11 05:10 PM
Things to do in Parker, Colorado: Movies in the Park 2011 Mark your calendars for FREE Movies in the Park! Bring your family and join your neighbors for Movies at O'Brien Park this Summer. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on. You can bring your own snacks or purchase from the onsite vendors. Free entertainment starts at 6:30pm and the movie begins at dusk. Be sure to arrive early to stake out your spot in the park!
Saturday, July 9thPrincess Bride (1987)Length: 98 minutesDirector: Rob ReinerStars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin WrightRated: PG Summary: A (6 comments)
If you regularly read my blog, you know that I love to encourage and support my fellow Active Rain members. I couldn't pass up the chance to help my friend, Emily Read with Real Estate Extraordinaire in Vancouver, BC. Emily is on a quest. She's set a goal for herself to reach 100 subscribers by the time she hits 100,000 Active Rain points. I'm asking my readers to go over and visit Emily. Read her blog and decide for yourself. Is she someone you'd like to subscribe to? I hope you will! :-) Via Emily Read Vancouver REALTOR/Virtual Assistant (Virtual Assistant (0 comments)
Featured Townhouse HUD Home: Douglas County, Colorado: June 2011 - 06/27/11 05:08 PM
Featured Townhouse HUD Home: Douglas County, Colorado: June 2011 Each week we feature HUD Homes. Some weeks it will be information about purchasing HUD homes (see the links at the end of this post). Other weeks we will feature available HUD homes in Douglas and the surrounding counties. This week's featured townhouse is loacted in the Red Hawk Subdivision of Castle Rock, Colorado. For more information about Douglas County, please visit the Douglas County official website and/or visit the Douglas County Relocation website. For information about the Town of Castle Rock, please visit the town's official website.
Price: $135,000Style: Two StoryCar Storage: 2-car, (4 comments)
Featured Single Family HUD Home: Douglas County, Colorado: June 2011 - 06/27/11 01:03 PM
Featured Single Family HUD Home: Douglas County, Colorado: June 2011 Each week we feature HUD Homes. Some weeks it will be information about purchasing HUD homes (see the links at the end of this post). Other weeks we will feature available HUD homes in Douglas and the surrounding counties. This week's featured single family home is loacted in the Castlewood Ranch subdivision of Castle Rock, Colorado. For more information about Douglas County, please visit the Douglas County official website and/or visit the Douglas County Relocation website. For information about the Town of Castle Rock, please visit the town's official website.
Kristin Hamilton with Keller Williams in Redlands, California is a new Rainmaker and she needs our help! She has set a few Active Rain goals for herself and she's getting close to checking them off, one by one. Please do your part to encourge Kristin! Via Kristin Hamilton Realtor Redlands Homes for Sale, CA (Keller Williams Realty): New Rainmaker Striving for 20,000 Points. I signed up last year for the free account and commented on a few blogs but then switched RE companies and just lost touch. Last month I finally re-set my passwords and started commenting and realized I was having (0 comments)
I'm a big believer it supporting and encouraging each other. Margie Kopp with Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty & Lake Country in Georgia recently celebrated a very big day in her Real Estate career. Please stop by and congratulate Margie! Via Margie Kopp - Greensboro GA and Lake Oconee (Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country): Yesterday was a very big day for me as I sold my very first home as a Realtor! 6 months in, a lot of long, hard hours and days wondering if it was ever, ever going to pay off, and it finally has. It was an (0 comments)
Things to do in Parker, Colorado: Music in the Park 2011 - 06/23/11 11:00 AM
Things to do in Parker, Colorado: Music in the Park 2011 What a great way to spend a Summer evening! Grab your family, friends and neighbors and head to Downtown Parker for Music in the Park. Don't forget to bring lawn chairs or a blanket.
What: Music in the Park! FREE ENTERTAINMENT Where: The Park next to Victorian Peaks Business Center (11024 S. Pikes Peak Drive) When: 7pm (usually Tuesday and Thursdays) Admission: FREE (Tips to performers appreciated) Parking: Mainstreet Center on Pikes Peak Court, or St. Matthews public lot
June Schedule: Thursday, June 23: Shawdow Mountain Friday, June 24: (6 comments)
Bike to Work Day: Metro Denver, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 06/13/11 03:02 PM
Bike to Work Day: Metro Denver, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 What: Bike to Work Day Who: Organized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) in partnership with community partners. When/Where: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, the Town of Parker will host the Bike to Work Day Breakfast at the Cherry Creek Trail under the E-470 overpass from 6:30-9:00am. In other areas of town, you can find Bike Home stations that will be open from 4:30-6:00pm. The first 100 bikers to stop at the Parker Breakfast station will recieve an official Bike to Work t-shirt. Bikers will enjoy refreshments and coupons provided by: (14 comments)
Answering HUD Questions: What is the Meaning of 203K Eligible? - 06/12/11 07:11 PM
Answering HUD Questions: What is the Meaning of 203K Eligible? A consumer is searching the HUD Homestore website for available homes. He/she finds one that sounds interesting. It has the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms and a good price. He/she clicks on the Property Case number for more details. The Listing Information indicates the home is 203K Eligible. What does that mean? The HUD website gives the following definition: 203(k): this FHA mortgage insurance program enables homebuyers to finance both the purchase of a house and the cost of its rehabilitation through a single mortgage loan. What does that mean (8 comments)
Pay It Forward: Santa Fe Chicken for Dinner! - 06/11/11 02:56 PM
Pay It Forward: Santa Fe Chicken for Dinner! In October 2008, I had hip replacement surgery and the agents in my office rallied around and helped with meals for 2 weeks. Since then, I'm always thankful when the opportunity presents itself to repay that kindness. A member of our Rotary group has been in and out of the hospital recently. She has a husband and 2 children. Our members have been taking turns preparing meals for their family. Wednesday was our turn. I prepared one of our favorites, Santa Fe Chicken. (Of course, I made a double batch so we could have (17 comments)
Join the Active Rain Book Club! - 06/09/11 07:36 PM
Join the Active Rain Book Club! I have been a lover of books all my life. When I was a kid I was a regular visitor to our local library. Although it's more of a challenge to find the time to read these days, I make time. It's my favorite way to relax and "getaway" in the middle of the work week. I've never been a Book Club member. Not really sure why. I would probably really enjoy gathering in fellowship with other avid readers to discuss some good books. Looks like I'm going to get that opportunity. I'm going to join (27 comments)
Things To Do in Metro Denver: Summer 2011 - 06/08/11 12:05 AM
Things To Do in Metro Denver: Summer 2011 Summertime is the best time of year for concerts, car shows, charity runs and walks, festivals, exhibits and so much more. KOSI 101, Denver's continuous lite rock radio station will be hosting many fabulous events this summer. Here's a quick look at the summer calendar: CONCERTS The Ultimate Thriller: The Michael Jackson Tribute ConcertFriday, June 10th, 8pmRed Rocks Amphitheatre Nitty Gritty Dirt BandSunday, June 19th, 6:30pmHudson Gardens Super Diamond: Neil Diamond TributeSunday, July 10th, 6:30pmHudson Gardens Tony BennettTuesday, July 26th, 8pmEllie Caulkins Opera House ABBASaturday, July 30th, 8pmRed Rocks Amphitheatre Frampton Comes Alive: 35th Anniversary (7 comments)
Available HUD Homes (Condos): Arapahoe County, Colorado: June 2011 - 06/06/11 06:35 PM
Available HUD Homes (Condos): Arapahoe County, Colorado: June 2011 Every Sunday we feature HUD Homes. Some weeks it will be information about purchasing HUD homes (see the links at the end of this post). Other weeks we will feature available HUD homes in Douglas and the surrounding counties. This week we are featuring HUD homes (Condos) in Arapahoe County, Colorado, priced under $125,000. For more information about Arapahoe County, please visit the Arapahoe County website.
Price: Under $100KStyle: Ranch/1 StoryCar Storage: None, Off StreetBedrooms: 2Baths: 2Sqft: 908Year Built: 2004Neighborhood: Colony at Cherry CreekTown: Aurora
Debbie Gartner is a flooring expert, who services Westchester County in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Debbie strongly believes in educating the public, enabling them to make good decisions about their flooring needs. Do you currently have hardwood floors? Are they looking a bit dull? Not sure if you should replace or refinish? Debbie has some good advice. Via Debbie Gartner - Westchester Flooring -Hardwood Floors Carpet Tile Refinish - (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Fairfield CT): Should you replace your hardwood floors or just refinish your hardwood floors in Westchester NY? Well this depends on a number of factors (8 comments)
Parker Days Festival: June 10-12, 2011 - 06/03/11 12:02 AM
Parker Days Festival: June 10-12, 2011 Every year in June, the Parker Chamber of Commerce hosts its Signature Event, Parker Days Festival. (Sometimes referred to as Parker Country Festival or Parker Days.) This year the event will be held on the 2nd weekend in June. This year's event will also feature Sneak Peak Carnival night on Thursday, June 9th from 5-10pm. The Festival includes Carnival rides and games, a Marketplace of vendors, Entertainment and many, Food and Drink options. The 2011 Parker Days Marketplace will be the place to "shop" while visiting the Festival. Of the 200+ vendors, many will be crafters (9 comments)
Just about everyone is using some form of Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and many others. It's a great tool to share information with friends and family, co-workers and neighbors. A word of caution. If you are buying or selling a home, be cautious about what you share through online social media. Your intention may be to share some exciting news with the people you care about, the result may be that you are sharing information that could cause some challenges with the purchase or sale of your home. Please read this informative post from my friends Liz and Bill Spear (6 comments)
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