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LOUISA ART CENTER Presents PLUNKY & ONENESS February 25, 2012 - 01/31/12 11:12 PM
Set aside Saturday, February 25, 2012 for a wonderful evening of entertainment close to home. Plan to make a full evening of it with dinner at one of our local restaurants followed by a musical treat from Plunky & Oneness. Invite friends and family to join you and you'll all have a great time. We are fortunate to have such a variety of acts performing a short drive away. This group is back by popular demand so make sure you reserve your tickets before it is too late. This performance could well sell out. Make the most of it and see (2 comments)
MARKET REPORT - LAKE ANNA...Louisa County WATER ACCESS Homes SOLD in 2011 - 01/09/12 11:43 PM
MARKET REPORT - LAKE ANNA...Louisa County WATER ACCESS Homes SOLD in 2011 There are three counties bordering Lake Anna. They are Louisa, Spotsylvania, and Orange Counties. Both Louisa and Spotsylvania encompass the majority of the countryside while Orange County covers a much smaller section in the northwest area of the lake. This market report* lists the water access homes sold in Louisa County on the Private Side during 2011. The Private Side is located entirely in Louisa County.
Water access homes are homes located off water. When we talk about water access homes we are actually including four categories: (4 comments)
"Our Best Thoughts Come From Others"..... Ralph Waldo Emerson - 01/09/12 05:11 PM
As I commented on Barbara's post, the more we share the more we gain. I really believe that is true. Active Rain has been a wonderful example of that. You don't have to spend that much time here before you realize that is true. Think of what you have shared here and how much you have received. Life is like that. Via Barbara Todaro "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ): One of the most beneficial elements of participating on this ActiveRain platform is networking and sharing of important information that will assist us in making more money and working more efficiently. (4 comments)
TRUST...I'm Better Off With Than Without - 01/08/12 06:55 PM
Growing up in a family where there was never any doubt that my parents loved me and my three sisters certainly provided the foundation for my trust in others. We were part of an extended family that provided a sense of security. This contributes to a willingness to trust others. There have been times that I have been disappointed but for every time I have faced disappointment there have been multiple times when my trust has been rewarded. I like those odds and so my trust continues. My life has been spent in many places with many different people. I have lived (7 comments)
Fredericksburg, VA Has the Beatuy and Charm of a Small American Town - 01/07/12 11:20 PM
Fredericksburg, VA has the beauty and charm of a small American town. One of the reasons is that it is an old town filled with homes that look as though they should be on postcards or calendars. Fredericksburg's history is long and filled with interesting events. When you stroll up and down some of the street within this small town you can see sites that have been seen by generation after generation of residents.
When I think of small towns along the east coast this is part of the vision that I conjour up. Fredericksburg fits the bill perfectly. It (3 comments)
WINTER HASN'T HIT US YET AND ALREADY I'M THINKING OF SPRING & SUMMER AT LAKE ANNA - 01/07/12 10:32 PM
Winter hasn't hit us yet and already I'm thinking of spring and summer at Lake Anna. We have only had a couple of wintry days when the weather has been down in the 40's. Other than that we have had unseasonably warm days, many of them sunny ones. We really have nothing to complain about...unless you like to freeze, and yet I find myself thinking spring is right around the corner.
It seems like it will only be days from now when I'll be passing by the vineyards where Lake Anna Winery grows the grapes for the award winning wine (7 comments)
I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours. or How NOT to Stage a Post! - 01/07/12 10:12 PM
This is a good reminder to all of us that our first post may not be our most memorable post but it was at least a stepping stone along the right path...the path of blogging. We learn as we go although sometimes time dictates how 'pretty' our post becomes. After all, we do work for a living and that tends to take us away from the computer and our life in Active Rain. Via Kathy Streib-Home Stager-Palm Bch County South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging): I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours! How NOT to Stage a Post!This (4 comments)
Obrigado...A Culinery Treat Near Lake Anna - 01/07/12 12:19 PM
Obrigado is a local restaurant that has become a favorite spot for not only Louisa residents but also many folks at Lake Anna. Located on Main Street in downtown Louisa across from the County Courthouse it is easy to find and will be hard to forget. The menu is varied and the food is delicious. Obrigado is open six days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 - 3:00 and 5:00 to 9:00. On Sunday they serve brunch from 10:30 to 2. For Reservations, please call 540-967-9447 I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself and be happy you have discovered Obrigado. Please (0 comments)
Can I Buy Again? After A Short Sale? When? - 01/06/12 04:59 PM
There's not a great deal of good news for homeowners of short sales but there is some at least for a good number of them. Losing their home in a short sales leaves many wondering what their home buying chances are in the future. This will give them some idea. This may not be true for all but for those that will qualify it provides a glimmer of hope. Be sure to check with a knowledgeable, professional lender. Via Keller Williams Realty North County San Diego: Can I Buy Again? After A Short Sale? When? Can I Buy Again? After A Short (5 comments)
REMINDER - BLOOD DRIVE AT LAKE ANNA RESCUE...SAT. JAN. 7TH 2012 - National Volunteer Blood Donor Month - 01/06/12 04:45 PM
REMINDER - BLOOD DRIVE at LAKE ANNA RESCUE...SAT. JAN. 7TH 2012 - National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. What better month than this to make your donation which helps patients in need. The Red Cross supplies almost half the blood supply in the United States and that is a huge amount. Every day, year round, about 44,000 pints of blood are needed. That's a staggering amount. In the winter donations decrease but the need does not. If you have never donated perhaps this is the perfect time for you to consider beginning. 300 Bumpass Road, Bumpass VA 23024 will be held (0 comments)
WINTER BUYERS ARE ALMOST ALWAYS SERIOUS BUYERS AT LAKE ANNA - 01/04/12 10:24 PM
Winter "buyers" are almost always SERIOUS BUYERS. Most buyers that are out looking at properties at Lakek Anna during the winter months and especially during the holidays are usually goal oriented. They are looking at the calendar and realize that if they begin looking now they will have a very good chance of finding something well before the recreational season begins. By recreational I'm talking specifically about the water oriented activities. Many of the other activities can be done year round or almost year round. There are many times buyers' thoughts turn to warm weather and having fun even in the midst of winter. (6 comments)
YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN A POST ON ACTIVE RAIN WILL RESULT IN A COMMISSION...BUT IT NEVER WILL IF YOU DON'T BLOG! - 01/03/12 10:39 PM
You never know when your post on Active Rain will result in a commission...but it NEVER WILL if you don't blog! It's as easy as that. I was reading a "Success Story" post by Ava Anderson who had stopped blogging on Active Rain when out of the blue she was contacted by a purchaser because of her Active Rain blog. When that contact turned into a commission check Ava became a believer. There are probably many others that wavered in their confidence that blogging was going to benefit their business. However, if they stick with it long enough, and write the (49 comments)
Moving out of Town? The Benefit of Asking Me for a Referral - 01/03/12 07:52 PM
One of my fellow agents on Active Rain, a site for real estate professionals and read by those interested in real estate, has written a post that I'd like to share with you. I'm available not only to help you with all of your real estate needs in the Lake Anna-Fredericksburg area but anywhere in the country you may need help. I have gotten to know many agents, from coast to coast, in the four plus years I've spent on Active Rain. Anytime and anywhere you need my help I will be there for you. Via Al and Cal Realty Group Al (1 comments)
Russel Ray Photos January contest: Win a copy of Corel PaintShop Pro X4! - 01/02/12 07:32 PM
Looking for terrific software to make some of your not so good photos look much, much better? Here's your chance. Russel Ray and his number one sidekick, Eric, are providing you with a chance to win one. There's also a link so you can download a 30-day trial of Corel PaintShop Pro X4. Sounds like a helpful tool to make sure that 2012 turns out to be a better year. Via Eric Cooper (Russel Ray Photos): January contest
Win a copy of Corel PaintShop Pro X4! The boss (Russel Ray) and I have decided that for the new year of 2012 (3 comments)
REALESTATE.COM/MARKET LEADER...Any Thoughts or Opinions? If So, Please Share - 01/02/12 06:49 PM
Recently I had the benefit of watching one of the webinars offered by Active Rain. The title was, Tackle Your 2012 Business Plan, which was exactly what I need to do. It was all about Market Leader, a company that claims it can help you close more business. Although I have had many successful years in real estate without using a lead generation program, like many of you, I'm more than interested in increasing my leads. The more "good" leads we receive should translate into even more transactions closed. I remember in the past that Active Rain was helping to promote Market (3 comments)
U.S. Bank Loses Loan Modification Suit Brought by Mortgage Holder - 01/01/12 07:01 PM
I was very pleased today when I came across the following quote from Georgia Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon. 'Clearly, U.S. Bank cannot take the money, contract with our government to provide a service to the taxpayer, violate that agreement, and then say no one on earth can sue them for it.'* U.S. Bank motioned to have a lawsuit filed by a mortgage holder, facing foreclosure, dismissed. The bank had received billions of dollars from the United States Government to modify loans for homeowners struggling with their payments. When the bank refused to put in writing the reasons for denying the (10 comments)
Make Your Reports Excel With Excel 2007 - 01/01/12 02:22 PM
There are so many posts here on Active Rain that provide useful information. This one really does for those of us that would like to create better and more varied market reports. For anyone else thinking of doing the same thing do yourself a favor and save John Novak's post. One of my goals this year is to increase the number of market reports I do. Now I will be able to do that in a much more interesting way. I really appreciate that as I think it will be more helpful to the readership (hoping there is one) of my (1 comments)
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