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Fall Season of Miracles Contest | Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group - 09/29/11 08:25 PM
This looks like a great new contest. It's not up on the Contests channel yet so I thought I'd reblog it. Lots of chances to win and great point awards. Thought I'd pass this info along so you can enter, if you like. Via Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, RA, CRS, HAWAII Real Estate & Relocations (Century 21 Liberty Homes): The leaves change colors during the fall season and are a signal that a miracle is about to take place. It is the season of miracles. The weather turns cool after a hot summer and it becomes more comfortable. We experience a sense of (2 comments)
Black Rock CT Mass Media and Society Class - 09/29/11 07:50 PM
Wednesday, September 28th3:30 - 5:00 PMBlack Rock Branch – Teen Center Mass Media and Society Class Join Professor Gisela Gil and her Communications class for the first of a 7 part weekly series to learn about the how the media affects us in everyday life–movies, television, advertising, social media, internet websites and more can send messages that we may not pick up on. Refreshments will be served at each session and the final session will be a party along with a celebration of the series with rewards and more Black Rock Branch2705 Fairfield Ave.Bridgeport, CT 06605(203) 337-9676 (2 comments)
It is still clearly a Buyer’s market in Fairfield, Bridgeport, and the Black Rock area of Bridgeport in 2011 so far with 12+ months of inventory (more than 6 months of inventory is considered a Buyer’s market). Fairfield is holding steady on the number of two family properties sold, but prices have declined by 9%. Fewer two families are selling in Bridgeport, volume is down by 20%, and prices have declined by 10%. Black Rock is holding steady in terms of number of two family properties sold, but prices are down 22. In all (0 comments)
Black Rock CT Library - Monthly Family Night Movies - Wallace & Gromit - 09/28/11 06:40 PM
Thursday, October 5th6:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Please join us for the wacky Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. By Nick Park, the creator behind Chicken Run and other wonderful films for families. Bring the kids and PJs are okay! We will have some treats for all.Part of our series of monthly Family Nights! Black Rock Branch2705 Fairfield Ave.Bridgeport, CT 06605(203) 337-9676 (0 comments)
The FSW’s, Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP), in partnership with the City of Bridgeport, provides a grant of up to $4,000 to Bridgeport homeowners who are at least 60 days behind in their mortgage payments and are temporarily in a demonstrable financial crisis situation. versión en español Who Can Qualify? Must be a Bridgeport homeowner and live in the home for which you arerequesting assistance. Must be willing and able to provide documentation regarding financial situation. (0 comments)
History Tour of Fayerweather Island Saturday, October 15 at 1 pm Walk on out to Fayerweather Island in Bridgeport, CT and learn about its colorful history and nature on Saturday, October 15 at 1 pm on a guided tour. Join historian Charles Brilvitch and landscape architect Stuart Sachs for this fascinating narrated walk sponsored by the Black Rock Community Council History Committee The walk will go out to the 41 ft octagonal stone Fayerweather Lighthouse on the tip of the 7 acre Fayerweather Island in Seaside Park. A stone breakwater provides access from the mainland to the island. (1 comments)
It is still clearly a Buyer’s market in Fairfield, Bridgeport, and the Black Rock area of Bridgeport in 2011 so far with 11-12 months of inventory (more than 6 months of inventory is considered a Buyer’s market). Fairfield has maintained high prices for its condos, but there is a slight decrease in the number of sales and sales prices. Bridgeport has increased its volume of condo sales, but prices are still decreasing. Black Rock has doubled the number of condo sales from the previous period, but prices are down 20%, primarily due to foreclosures (0 comments)
Best Practice: Dominate a (Very Tiny) Market! - 09/27/11 02:01 PM
Best Practice: Dominate a (Very Tiny) Market! One of the biggest mistake agents make is to take on listings and buyer clients from a wide geographic area.It’s tempting because in working our SOI, we know people from many areas, and it’s hard to say no to business.However, a laser-like focus on one neighborhood or community can create efficiencies in terms of marketing, expenses, and allow you to dominate the market. My niche is a one square mile area of land – that’s right.That’s not a typo!I can walk to all my listings.I spend very little on gas.I see my face on (28 comments)
All levels of yoga students are welcome to participate in hatha yoga classes taught by a Kripalu certified yoga instructor, Edie Cassidy. Classes are offered in Black Rock at Black Rock Pilates, 2889 Fairfield Ave. or in Edie’s studio at 245 Ellsworth St. Mats, blocks and straps are available at the studios but each practitioner is urged to bring his/her own mat. SCHEDULE: Beginning the week of September 26 . The cost is $12 per class (tax included) To register for a class or for more information contact Edie at 366-2415 or email@example.com For more information: www.blackrockyoga.com (1 comments)
Black Rock Library: Are American Voters Being Misled by the Media on Purpose? - 09/23/11 06:46 PM
Tuesday, September 27th6:30 PMBlack Rock Branch ARE AMERICAN VOTERS BEING MISLED BY THE MEDIA ON PURPOSE? Author Steve Miller says this is the case. “Concrete proof is contained in a revealing book by New York Times (NYT) reporter Philip Shenon who wrote THE COMMISSION. Shenon did not intend to divulge his own effort to mislead his audience. The two most important facts Shenon revealed in his book were sensational but were never published in the NYT for all Americans. Dealing with reality is the goal for this engagement. American problems are not being caused by bad luck and solutions will never (2 comments)
Framemakers of Black Rock, Connecticut will hold an Artist Reception for Jill Harrington Nichols on Friday evening, October 7th, 5:30-7:30 PM at Framemakers Picture Framing and Art, 2004 Fairfield Avenue, Black Rock, CT, 06605 (203) 338-0332 New paintings and prints, plus Elia jewelry-new fusions Jill’s artwork will be on display at Framemakers through the month of October. www.jillnichols.com Originally posted at Black Rock's Community Blog at www.blackrockonline.org (0 comments)
Best Practice: How to Send 50 E-mails a Year Without Becoming a Pest! - 09/19/11 02:09 PM
How many times can e-mail or call a prospective or former client before they feel you are a pest? This post is inspired by a recent post by Ruthmarie Hicks of White Plains, NY The Vicious Cycle Called Marketing...(a.k.a. Spam), which was in turn inspired by Inna Hardison of HA Media in her post “Do consumers think Real Estate is a Relationship business? – one consumer’s perspective….” I send out 50 e-mails a year to 475 people and have only had a few unsubscribes. I use Constant Contact e-mails subscribers sign up on their own and can unsubscribe any time (8 comments)
How do you decide who to friend, link with, or accept a relationship with in social media? Do you have a social media strategy? I'll share mine with you and feel free to share yours as well. I shared a version of this earlier this year on AR. I started with social media by creating a community blog (a blog external to AR) to interact with my community and to obtain subscribers for my Constant Contact e-mails on the community, real estate, and my non-profit environmental organization (all volunteer). ActiveRain came next and I use that primarily as (12 comments)
Black Rock Library - Mass Media and Society Class - 09/15/11 10:09 AM
Wednesday, September 21st2:00 – 5:30 PMBlack Rock Branch – Teen Center Mass Media and Society Class Join Professor Gisela Gil and her Communications class for the first of a 7 part weekly series to learn about the how the media affects us in everyday life–movies, television, advertising, social media, internet websites and more can send messages that we may not pick up on. Refreshments will be served at each session and the final session will be a party along with a celebration of the series with rewards and more (4 comments)
Black Rock Library Family Film Festival - Matilda - 09/15/11 10:06 AM
Thursday, September, 15th6:00 – 8:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Family Film Festival: Matilda Come join us for the Black Rock Family Film Festival, a new monthly series of movies for the whole family to enjoy. MATILDA is based on the story by the wacky and beloved Roald Dahl (in whose honor we show this since his birthday is in September!) View trailer. Poor Matilda’s stuck with the MOST odious parents. EVER. And the MOST hideous school principal EVER. And the MOST charming teacher EVER. Can Miss Honey and Matilda keep the Trunchbull and her parents from ruining her life? Find out in (0 comments)
A nearly five-mile long bike route is being created to link Black Rock with Seaside Park. Work is under way on the route, which begins at Fairfield Avenue and Gilman, runs along the water and through Black Rock to Park Avenue, ending at Seaside Park. “ This route will link two of our city’s most scenic areas, providing a safer area for bicyclists to traverse the city,” said Mayor Bill Finch.This route is one of a series of paths that will be marked throughout the city to make roads more bicycle-friendly. The route will be designated as a “ Shared-Road” (2 comments)
Scanner Pro puts power in your pocket. - 09/14/11 10:25 PM
I'm always on the lookout for great iPhone apps and this sounds like one. I've used my iPhone to take photos of documents and send them, but can you imagine the time and cost savings just in scanning land records? At $6 this app is expensive, but sounds like it is worth it. Via Norma Wall, Broker, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney Texas (North Point Realty): Scanner Pro puts power in your pocket. Regardless of the horse power you have at your office or home, there comes a time when you need to take action "right now" and Scanner Pro could save the day - as it has for (7 comments)
Black Rock Community Council's 35th Anniversary Celebration!Saturday, September 24, 20117:00 pm -MidnightCaptain's Cove SeaportProceeds will benefit the Burroughs Community CenterCome join us for a great evening to include:Hearty appetizers4 hours of open bar (beer, wine & soda)Music by DJ Jim DunnSilent auction showcasing works from local artists and businesses$35 per personSmart casual attireYou can purchase your Tickets below or by sending a check by September 17th to:Black Rock Community Council2470 Fairfield AvenueBridgeport, CT 06605-2647E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. (1 comments)
MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES DOWN FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 2, 2011. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO HOME BUYERS? A MARKET REPORT - 09/11/11 11:24 PM
It's so important that our buyers understand that historically low interest rates are not likely to last. Deflationary periods are few and far between. Inflation will rear its ugly head again, so the time to lock in a mortage is now! If you can afford a 15 year mortgage, make a plan to own your home in a decade and a half, giving you more time to save for retirement, which is becoming more crucial with government uncertainty over funding Social Security in the long run. Via Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker, Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and (1 comments)
Food for Thought Book Discussion on September 21st - 09/09/11 08:47 AM
Wednesday, September 21st 1:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Food for Thought – Book Discussion The Black Rock Branch Library’s lunchtime book club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM - bring your brown bag lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert. Our next book up for discussion is: In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson In the Garden of Beasts is a vivid portrait of Berlin during the first years of Hitler’s reign, brought to life through the stories of two people: William E. Dodd, who in 1933 became America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s regime, and his scandalously carefree daughter, Martha. Call the (4 comments)
Lunch & Learn Program on Interviewing - 09/08/11 08:38 AM
Friday, September 9th1:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Job Interview Techniques Learn basic interviewing techniques including what to wear, which questions to ask the interviewer, how to answer important interviewing questions, how to interview the interviewer and much more. Bring paper and pencil to participate in the activities. A “Lunch & Learn” program. Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll supply the coffee and dessert. This program is free but seating is limited. To register call: 203 337-9676 Most recently Sharon was the Director of Career Services for a vocational school. She has helped hundreds of individuals realize their career goals through coaching, career mapping and (2 comments)
Dinner at the Artisan Restaurant in Southport CT - Tavern & Garden - 09/06/11 08:33 AM
Celebrating the end of summer. It was the end of a long holiday weekend, the Labor Day weekend, but I had to work all day and at the end, I just wanted to celebrate the end of summer with my husband in a special way. All our favorite haunts were closed. Most of the area restaurants were closed due to a combination of the holiday and falling on a Monday, so what to do? I figured a hotel would have to be open on holidays and Mondays, so we decided to check out the rather pricey, but fabulous Artisan Restaurant at the Delamar Hotel in (10 comments)
130th District City Council Candidate Forum - 09/05/11 01:01 AM
Wednesday, September 7th7:30 PMBlack Rock Branch 130th District City Council Candidate Forum The Black Rock Community Council and the Black Rock Branch Library invite you to meet the four candidates for City Council in the upcoming Democratic Primary. Incumbent City Council members Susan Brannelly and Martin C. McCarthy will be joined by challengers James T. Fox and Jill Hughes for a discussion of issues important to the 130th District and to the city of Bridgeport as a whole. The forum will be moderated by Phil Blagys of the Black Rock Community Council and audience participation will be encouraged. Refreshments will be provided by (2 comments)
The Facts are in the Stats... - 09/04/11 10:46 AM
Take a look at your statistics by going to your Home page and clicking on Statistics. to me Views mean nothing. It just means it shows up on someone's screen. If they don't read your post, it doesn't matter. Clicks mean something because they took the time to go past the teaser and probably read your post. Most consumers don't comment and I don't even allow non-members to comment on my posts because of problems with spam, so comments aren't the best indicator. Take a look at your Market Reports Localism posts and see if they are getting Clicks not Views. That will (5 comments)
Please join us in a neighborhood beach clean up Labor Day, Monday September 5th, 7:00am to 9:00am. Bring rakes, gloves, garbage bags, and leaf bags. If you are unable to attend you can still help by lending tools and donating garbage bags. It would also be helpful to remove the kayaks so please tell your friends to move their kayaks to give the sea grass a chance to reestablish. The thirty plus kayaks that have been kept at the beach killed the first twenty plus feet of tidal flooding protective sea grass. Thank you and spread the word Ed Milton (3 comments)
After a very busy and difficult week due to tropical storm Irene, power outages, and complicated real estate transactions, it was time for relaxation with my friends. The Fayerweather Yacht Club did not suffer any damage during the storm and it was a beautiful day, so cocktails on the deck with shrimp cocktail and a lobster roll sounded idyllic and it was! We had so much fun that we moved indoors as the evening began to chill (where did autumn come from)? The Black Rock Yacht Club is closed due to damage from the storm, but members have (5 comments)
155 Grovers Avenue in Black Rock - Listed at $645,000, Sold for $633,000, Closed on 6/27/11 Listing Agent: Gail Robinson, Selling Agent: Gail Robinson
MARKET REPORTS January through August 2011
SINGLE FAMILY - FAIRFIELD
Single family home sales have also slowed down in Black Rock to nearly half from the same period a year prior. Prices, however, have also increased by 22%. Inventory is much higher than Bridgeport or Fairfield. What does this mean? First of all it shows that when you deal with fewer units, statistics (0 comments)
The number of United Illuminating customers without power in Bridgeport is down to 4% (2,278 customers). The majority of Easton is still without power probably because of downed trees on power lines. Easton is also less densely settled and the power companies said that they would restore service in a certain order of priority that resulted in more dense areas, such as a urban area like Bridgeport getting power prior to a suburban/rural area like Easton. (2 comments)
While many communities stlll have power outages, electricity has been restored to most homes in Black Rock. As a safety precaution, I'm not going to post the addresses or streets without electricity. Please call UI every day that you are without power and leave a message so that they are aware. The phone number to report an outage at UI is 203-499-3333 or 1-800-722-5584.
If you see suspicious activity, call the Bridgeport Police on their non-emergency line at 203-576-7671. In an emergency, of course, call 911. Also contact your Block Watch Captain. Block Watch information is available (5 comments)
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