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The Facebook Fridays group is designed to promote sharing with Facebook in mind. We encourage members to visit 5 Facebook pages of Rainmakers and give them a big thumbs up each Friday. We want this group to be a positive influence to increase our networks with each other on Facebook, support all of our Facebook pages, to learn more about Facebook for business and to get answers to the questions we have about Facebook. There will be few rules. Both posts and comments should be positive. This is not a forum for debate. Content which does not relate to (2 comments)
The Ford Ironman Race held in Kailua Kona every year, just got lot tougher. Its not like the 2.4 mile swim, then riding their bike another 112 miles, and then, running, yet another 26 miles wasn't grueling enough - mother nature just threw one in. In the last 3 days there have been 2 Shark attacks near the swim course - REAL NEAR the swim course. The Shark is estimated to be a 16 foot Tiger Shark - both, by the eyewitness accounts, and the size of the bite marks. The first one was a grandmother and her grandchild (May (0 comments)
Miss Magoo needs a home - Orphaned, Blinded, puppy looking for a special home - 05/25/11 03:38 PM
Poor Miss Magoo is in need of a special home. Miss Magoo was born blind, and orphaned at 3 days old. let's go back a little bit here. We do "fostering" for the Hawaii Humane Society and a couple of weeks ago a man walked into the humane society with 9 little puppies, whose mother had been run over by a car, and he said it was just too much for him to handle, so our favorite animal control officer gave us a call at 5:00 pm and said they really needed some help on this one - she got my (2 comments)
16 foot Shark attack - 30 feet offshore in Kailua Kona - May 22, 2011 - 05/23/11 03:42 PM
Amazing story of a Grandmother and her 3 year old grandchild ! Estimated 16 foot shark knocked them off of their SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) and into the water, 30 feet offshore at Lyman's on Alii Drive. Watch the video to hear what grandma did to survive. Hawaii Shark Attack
www.KonaHomeTeam.com - Update for Oct 7 2011 - recently sold - 05/20/11 06:33 PM
Foreclosures, short sales, and Bank Owned Specialist - Realtor Lance Owens, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Update for May 20, 2011, real estate for West Hawaii and the Big Island. Couple of new things happening this week - take a look below (0 comments)
Facebook Fridays - Please Read this Facebook Business Members - 05/20/11 03:36 PM
OK - I did my Facebook Friday - pay it back - and "liked" a bunch of fellow members, business pages, but I took it one step further and wrote a blog - adding in there names and links, only I couldn't find there names on their business page? Excuse me, but I was like, what a bunch of dummies, not even taking advantage of the whole thing. I can say "what a bunch of dummies" because I went to see how good of a job I had done on branding "ME" on My business page, and I was the biggest (1 comments)
If you don't know about Facebook Fridays, take a stroll over and check them out. Basically we all get together on Fridays and help each other get your "likes" to the minimum 25, so you can get your designated business page - for free! And we all like FREE. So Here are my 5 - feel free to ad yours in below in the comments, and giver your fellow activerain friends a helping hand. Don't forget - even if they already have 25, even more "likes" helps you through the rankings, and with tracking. Happy Aloha Facebook Friday And (5 comments)
CFPB and Fannie Mae, test new simplified mortgage loan form - preview here - 05/20/11 01:58 PM
If your busy at all in real Estate, I don't even need to tell you how frustrating it is these days to get your clients financed - Well Fannie Mae and the rest of the mortgage industry have gotten together and standardized the loan process, one size fits all type of application. They are actually claiming, that as long as you filled everything in, and attached the needed documents - and it is all spelled out in this new application, that you are guaranteed an answer with in 3 weeks, that's all the time it will take NASA's new supercomputer to (1 comments)
Lets do something for the Animal Shelter Today - 05/19/11 03:34 PM
You know, I don't event talk much about my involvement with our local Humane Society or Animal Shelter, I guess just because it is self rewarding - don't need to talk about it. But for some reason I wanted to share with the world today - get more people involved. We are set up with the Hawaii Humane Society to foster pets when needed, uaully just emergencies, well that call came in last week. It seems that it was late in the day, and they found a puppy dead in the holding area, after doing a check, it was the dreaded (2 comments)
Are Dual Agency Realtors Acting Ethically? - 05/19/11 02:10 PM
If you don’t watch "Think Big Work Small" on a regular basis - you should. I admit, daily may be too much, but a few times a week keeps you in the loop. So this morning’s show asked an interesting question, and it had over 160 comments - so far. But are Dual Agency Realtors Acting Ethically? I personally do - Dual Agency - but I feel it is a little different in my situation - I know, every Realtor says that, but by dealing in short sales almost exclusively, it really helps handling both sides - for them, as well (4 comments)
www.WestHawaiiCondos.com - Update for May 13, 2011 - 05/13/11 03:08 PM
Busy week, this week, in real estate for Kailua Kona, Hi. We have a couple of price reductions, 1 price increase, and a couple of "back on the market's", some going under contract, and a great "sneak preview". We also have the updated April sales number provided by the Hawaii MLS - just follow the links over to mhy website for more
Open House Today - 2 at Kanaloa, 1 Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club - 05/12/11 01:45 PM
3 open houses today 1: Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club #4-202 2: Kanaloa at Kona #2002 3: Kanaloa at Kona #2601 All at the Keauhou End of Alii Drive = call for directions 936-8383 View more photos of this property at: http://KonaHomeTeam.com – Click on Featured Listings to the left and they are sorted by price. http://KonaForeclosures.com – Click here to sign up for instant updates on the Hawaii MLS system Aloha and have a great day! Lance Owens (RS) (808) 936-8383 Email me direct Visit my website below for more listings, current Hawaii MLS market reports, Maps, Big Island Links, Kona Coffee, Mortgage Calculator, Weather Reports, and more! http://KonaHomeTeam.com Aloha Kona Realty Inc. 78-6740 Alii Dr. (0 comments)
According to Hawaii Information Service, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, (local MLS). Number of Sold units, April 2010 vs April 2011
Homes Sales: Down <13.64%> from 2010 Condo Sales: Down <33.33%> Land Sales: Up 8.33% I know the headlines are saying we have officially hit our Second DIP – here is a quote from Frank and Brian at TBWS
May 6, 2011 – It’s Official! You’re in the Double Dip. New report shows prices are now lower than our previous bottom in March of 2009. What’s the reason? Of course we know it’s all inside. Foreclosures (3 comments)
Sneak Preview - 5 Acre Kona Coffee Farm, Home, Cottage, REO $475,000 - 05/07/11 03:40 PM
I am going to let you in on a new listing, we cannot put it on the MLS until the tenants move out. Once listed at $1,400,000 (im sorry but it was never worth anywhere near that - But still thought it was worth mentioning). This property was purchased in 2005 for $750,000, then had major renovations done to it, the bad news is they stole or sold most of the appliances, fixtures, and cabinets out of it before they left. And as in most REO properties, the grounds have become overgrown, the good news is that the coffee is still (2 comments)
The importance of keeping your Activerain signature up to date - 05/04/11 04:22 PM
When was the last time you took a look at your signature line? Is it up to date? I recently took a "Social Media Networking" workshop and one thing led to another, (very special thanks to Julie Ziemelis by the way for a, great - short - networking class), and the first thing I did was go out and get, 25 "Likes" for my business page on Facebook (25 "likes" gets you your own URL to advertise - free) , then I broke down and opened up my first Twitter account - which I linked together, so if I update one, or (6 comments)
Usama or Obama - How many others think FOX news missed the boat with this one? - 05/04/11 03:19 AM
I had never heard Osama Bin Laden, called Usama Bin Laden, before? I was watching CNN and when they would go to a break, I would switch over to FOX news, and all they would talk about was Usama, I kept thinking they were talking about Osama's son? How many viewers did they lose, trying to be different? I think they totaly missed the boat with this one, looking for others opinions? Here is the Wikipedia explanation There is no universally accepted standard for transliterating Arabic words and Arabic names into English; bin Laden's name was most frequently rendered "Osama bin (2 comments)
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