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Almost Wordless Wednesday - You are not stressed if.... - 07/28/10 09:30 AM
I saw this little machine up in Daytona Beach last weekend. It says " This is a highly accurate computerized instrument..." Just as I was about to ask who would put a quarter in such a machine my sister-in-law throws a quarter in the machine next to it that says "Life Longevity Tester" - another highly accurate computerized instrument!
I say you are not under stress if: You have a quarter to throw away in a "highly accurate computerized instrument" in the IHOP! But..... You may be stressed if: You are buying or selling a house! Call a local Realtor (14 comments)
How Do Successful Bloggers Choose Their Topics? - 07/27/10 09:33 AM
I never had to choose a subject - my subject rather chose me. Ernest Hemingway The range of topics presented on Activerain run the entire spectrum from “How to” to “Yesterday’s experience” to “Wordless and Speechless” photo endeavors. Many times the article is simply information directed to home buyers and sellers in a specific area (this is our purpose, right?). What do I write about today? Could it be the Activerain member relocating to Florida who called me yesterday for assistance? [That is quite an honor and a real endorsement!] I could write about my back ache this morning. Maybe I slept wrong (10 comments)
It seems many times sellers have a difficult time understanding the need for lighter, neutral paint schemes. Further, they don't ask for advice. This provides some easy to understand information, useful for all.
Via Margaret Oscilia-Home Stager, Salem Oregon (Creative Concepts and Contracting, Salem Oregon): Dear Creative Concepts: I’d appreciate some home staging advice. After watching some additional home improvement shows yesterday, I’m wondering if I am too bland in my approach to colors for the broader market? I long ago accepted the concept of going with neutral colors, but many of the television designers seem to consider some pretty (6 comments)
How do I know if a neighborhood is right for me? - 07/19/10 12:44 PM
How do I know if a neighborhood is right for me? The truth is not all neighborhoods are nice ... nor are all neighbors nice. When shopping for a house or condo, your real estate agent can not mislead or steer you to or away from any specific neighborhood. As a seller your real estate agent will almost always say the obligatory “nice neighborhood” or even “established neighborhood” someplace within the narrative. As an added bonus many times the agent will even throw in “excellent schools nearby” as well! The truth is not all neighborhoods are nice. Some are old (10 comments)
Heritage Isle in Viera Florida - Affordable condos in premier 55+ gated Florida community - 07/15/10 01:36 PM
Heritage Isle in Viera Florida - Affordable condos in premier 55+ gated Florida community Heritage Isle located in Viera (between Melbourne and Rockledge) Florida offers those seeking a gated 55+ community several choices. For some who are downsizing the patio style homes may be what they seek. While others, although they are retiring to a 55+ community, still want that 3,000 square foot house. And then some choose the condo lifestyle. In Viera's Heritage Isle, regardless of structure, they all enjoy the same facilities in a perfect location! As of today there are nine active condo units for sale within Heritage (0 comments)
Why Choose to Live in Brevard County, Florida? - 07/10/10 09:47 AM
I came to Brevard County Florida 15 years ago for a job. I had been retired from the U.S. Navy about a year and found living in Maryland too cold! [Disclaimer: Maryland is not that cold, just a Florida native!] For me I guess it is the climate, no state income taxes, close to the beaches, year round golf...not sure which one is the best resason! Now when you get ready to sell your Viera or Suntree house, answer these questions. Why would someone want to live in your house? Why would someone want to live in your neighborhood? The answers (11 comments)
When Will Homeowners Be Made To Take Responsibility????? - 07/05/10 08:16 AM
My response to Barbara-Jos post got too long. I agree it is a difficult decision for some many. I can see where some may be working now and doing fine but will be forever under water until they reach their 70s or so when the income will be less. If one can afford to pay now should they take all their income and pay and go into "older" age with even less? This is a challenging time for many. Affordability today may not be affordability in 5 years so are they being responsible to walk now? There are so many questions (13 comments)
Ocassionally I see recipes - great sounding recipes on Activerain. They sound so good that my comment to Gary's post should be a new Activerain guideline...
"You really should mail a batch of these to all who comment on your post. That is should the rule for recipe posts!"
Via Gary White~ Grand Rapids Homes for Sale, FlexIt Realty, a call or click away! (Flexit Realty~Serving West Michigan): Crispy Peanut Butter Bars 1 bag (4 comments)
Sometimes it is best to just mail a check, I guess… - 07/02/10 10:47 AM
I am not a “luddite” but sometimes I hate computers! Strange coming from someone who has several blogs, a Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in accounts and more. But sometimes “they” are in charge and we mere mortals can do nothing. Take, for instance, the online system at the local unnamed power company. My wife attempted to make her usual online bill payment earlier this week. We had changed checking accounts recently and she updated the system. She entered the payment amount, click and…it went to the old closed account. The system has an edit button but it would not do anything. (I (14 comments)
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