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1 can (10-3/4 oz) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken soup 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1 Cup Pace Picante Sauce 2 tsp Chili Powder 2 Cups Chopped cooked chicken 1/2 Cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 6 flour tortillas (6") warmed 1 small tomato, chopped 1 green onion, sliced
Stir the soup, sour cream, picante sauce and chili powder in a medium bowl. Stir 1 CUP picante sauce mixture, chicken and cheese in large (1 comments)
Looking for a Real Estate Broker to help you buy or sell? - 04/18/10 02:33 PM
Looking For a Real Estate Broker? Flexit Realty® is the featured broker on the Mlive.com site for Grand Rapids and West Michigan. As the online representation for Multiple newspapers in West Michigan including the Grand Rapids Press with a direct link to our website www.FlexitRealty.com providing neighborhood information and the opportunity to search all active real estate listings with the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors. We have another link for all active listings covering 18 Lakeshore, Northern and Southern Michigan counties. More search options with information on sold homes to add to your research information. Check out neighborhoods, take advantage of (5 comments)
Brokerage Technology - 04/18/10 02:26 PM
Changes for Flexit Realty using technology to improve buyer and seller options. Flexit Realty has just added another technology component to increase buyer exposure of listed properties. Now using any smart phone with an internet connection a user can text 53555; put the word "FLEXIT" into the text box press send. A link will be sent back to you, click the link and see any Flexit listing specifications and photos. Information at your fingertips, the way it should be. Get more buyer exposure without the use of a computer or knowing a website address. One more way Flexit Realty® uses technology to promote (3 comments)
Selling Faster, Marketing for Results - 04/18/10 02:18 PM
Selling Faster, Marketing for Results is your property next? When you are selling your home, investment property or small business the key is showings. To gain the desired results more showing and a faster sale, exposure to buyers is king. Not just any exposure but relevant exposure. Getting the right website exposure creates buyer awareness. The wrong website and you won't get exposure and nobody every sees your property for sale. How can you use the wrong website? How do you know it is the wrong website...many times you won't know until you get no showings. Remember exposure to buyers is (0 comments)
Results from Activerain.com - 04/18/10 02:08 PM
Looking for reasons to use activerain.com? Locally I have been involved with activerain.com since 2006. The help I have given to buyers and sellers providing expert local information for neighborhood demographics at my website http://www.flexitrealty.com/communityinfo.html has helped buyers and seller make an informed decision because of them finding me on activerain.com Expert doesn't mean talking about it...it means action, advanced certifications in real estate specific education. Experience with a wide variety of real estate situations negotiated successfully for the clients best interest, this is the reality of expert. Representing sellers and buyers provides experience but having the additional training and experience (3 comments)
12 Days left For the First Time Buyer Credit - 04/18/10 02:03 PM
12 Days left For the "First Time Buyer Credit" If you are going to take advantage of the "First Time Buyer" credit you have to have an accepted offer by April 30th at midnight and close by June 30, 2010. This means you need to find your dream home and submit an offer if you are going to take advantage of the "First Time Buyer Credit". If you have a home to sell and you have lived in your home 3 years you can get a $6500.00 tax Credit a current homeowner. If, you accept and make an offer on another (0 comments)
1 Cup Nabisco Graham Cracker Crumbs 3 TBSP Sugar 3 TBSP butter, melted 5 pkg (8 oz ea) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened 1 Cup Sugar 3 TBSP Flour 1 TBSP Vanilla 1 Cup Sour Cream 4 Eggs 12 Kraft Caramels 32 Planters Pecan Halves MIX: Crumbs, 3 TBSP sugar and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9" springform pan, Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes Beat cream cheese, 1 Cup sugar, flour and vanilla until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time mixing on low speed after each addition just (4 comments)
Family Birthday Celebration - 04/18/10 08:57 AM
Yesterday was a great day! My son and his family drove up and we spent the day together celebrating his 42nd birthday and our granddaughters 10th birthday. They both share the same birthday.. We had a beautiful day (a bit cool compared to the gorgeous, warm weather we've been having), but still sunny and spring like . Just enjoyed the day by grilling out, blowing out candles on the two birthday cakes after singing Happy Birthday, and just laughing and enjoying the time together. We always enjoy when we get a chance just to spend the day with family and (1 comments)
Changing Home Images, Curb Appeal and More. - 04/11/10 05:20 PM
If you are readying to sell, getting your exterior to match your interior appeal can be a trick sometimes. I have a client right now that is looking at removing a small waterfall and pond with fish because the maintenance is more than most people want. My recommendation was to clean and leave the pond as is, do not remove. The client knows how much effort it takes to keep algae out,fish feed, pumps running and maintain water levels. Buyers look at ponds, fish and waterfalls as romantic, alluring with a soothing benefit. My seller looks at it as one more (5 comments)
National Open House Weekend Participation Grand Rapids Michigan! - 04/11/10 04:46 PM
This weekend was the National Open House Weekend with it being reported that nearly 800 homes were help open by local real estate agents. The normal weekend is less than a third or that number based on the counts set as open houses on our local MLS system. My open house was well attended and met several couples that are looking for a lifestyle change. They are retirement ages and my clients condo fits the bill. Others were there because they have busy lives and reducing the maintenance and lawn care was thier reason for coming. Each buyer has a specific reason why (0 comments)
HAPPY EASTER! - 04/04/10 10:27 AM
Happy Easter Everyone! Today is a beautiful, sunny day and a new beginning. We have so much to be thankful for... My family & I wish you all a very Happy Easter and wonderful day. Hope you will be able to spend time with family and friends and just enjoy the day. Days like these spent with family are a great way to create memories for many years to come. Relax, Take care and Enjoy!
Foreclosed Homes on the Rise? - 04/03/10 03:17 PM
Foreclosed homes on the rise? Here is a link to an article by the Wall Street Journal, it has already been reported that more home owners will lose their homes this year than last. This article out lines what can be expected. Michigan has the continued dubious honor of leading the nation in the highest unemployment rate. Based on the unemployment rate we can see that we are in for a bumpy ride.
Here is the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703523204575129861685086570.html?mod=WSJ_Real+Estate_LeftTopNews These homes will devastate the families that lose them and erode the selling prices for those homes around them. The current methods (3 comments)
1 (2-lb) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed 1 Medium onion, finely chopped (1-1/2 cups) 1 (10.75 oz) can condensed low-fat cream of mushroom soup 1 (16 oz) carton nonfat sour cream 2 Tablespoons corn-oil margarine, melted 8 oz. Low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated (2 cups) 1 cup (2 oz) crush non-fat potato chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inches glass baking dish with a nonstick vegetable coating and set aside. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except potato chips; mix well. Spoon the mixture into (2 comments)
Time to Upgrade - 04/03/10 09:21 AM
Activerain glitches... I usually don't say much but the number of time outs and processing errors for Activerain has become increasingly difficult to grasp. Some of this can be contributed to load, the number of people accessing the server at the same time. The bandwidth of the servers capability is to small. The server might not be able to process the load...being to slow but the bandwidth is find...a number of reason including conflicts with software. I have the latest and greatest but many times the places I am going has older software that is not compatible. Regardless of the cause the (11 comments)
Good Friday ~ Great Friday - 04/02/10 08:43 PM
Good Friday...this was a great Friday...the 80 degrees and what a way to celebrate Good Friday, the end of the week and spring fever has arrived. Today was a top down day if you had a convertible. I have the sun burn to prove it. We wait all winter for weather like this, and people that had Good Friday off, the day was exceptional. People were enjoying the sun, warm weather and each other. Walking, talking and riding bikes...sitting on porches was the rule of the day. For those that were trapped inside all they could do was look out the (0 comments)
The Final Four ~ March Basketball Madness! - 04/02/10 08:16 PM
The final Four...it may not be real estate, then again it is just like real estate, Location, Location, Location! The players position themselves to control the opposing team. We promote, to find buyers; we position our listings to grab attention. Our offense is our best defense so the more promotion, (offense) the faster we sell (defense from an expired listing and lack of income). Some of the final Four games are nail biters and others are blow-outs. We have those same issues in real estate. The nail biter is the listing that is ready to expire and then you get an (11 comments)
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