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There's a story to be told about this photo. Note the pile of trees. (16 comments)
Anticipation... one of my favorite things - 11/28/09 10:05 PM
Sometimes my buyer clients purchase a home and are "strictly business" about their "investment". That's okay, I don't mind. Buying a lake home on Lake Sinclair is a good investment. But once in a while I have one of those buyers that is filled with anticipation. One of the Lake Sinclair homes I sold this year was a journey with my clients. A LONG journey. For the sake of this story I'm going to call them Ken and Barbie. She was bubbly just like Barbie. And they started looking at property in March of 2008. In fact on my birthday that (10 comments)
The year Thanksgiving took on a new meaning for my family - 11/24/09 02:03 PM
I have to admit that for many of my years Thanksgiving was just about turkey, dressing and football. But then in 1992 my life changed forever. I've thought about it more this year than in years past because of the days on the calender this year. You see in 1992, Thanksgiving was also on November 26th. And the Sunday before thanksgiving was when a disaster hit and changed things. It was a warm day. I was in town at a meeting with my 4 year old in tow planning my 10 year high school class reunion. A storm was brewing with (27 comments)
Leftovers for Thanksgiving... - 11/21/09 03:23 PM
I am fortunate that I have a wonderful family. My mom and dad have been happily married for 45 years and they both worked jobs that allowed for wonderful long summer vacations. My mom didn't work until I was about a year and half old and then took another year off work when my little brother was born. I remember my dad used to take off the two to three weeks I was out of school for the Christmas holidays. And when my parents worked, for the most part we stayed at my grandparents house up the street. Of course occasionally (10 comments)
No good deed goes unpunished! - 11/20/09 04:19 PM
It is in my nature to trust. I always give the benefit of the doubt and trust people until they give me a reason not to. This week I got one, no, make that a dozen reasons not to trust someone that my initial instincts told me not to trust from the first moment I saw him. I'm not about to say that because a person "looks like" he belongs in prison he should be there, but in this case I now believe that is exactly where this person should be. As a favor to a friend I helped a potential (18 comments)
Politics in general just make me unhappy, but... - 11/19/09 05:15 PM
I am not telling any person in Georgia that you should vote for this candidate for Governor, but I am asking that you at least check him out before you cast your vote next year in the primary. I'm personally supporting Ray. I feel strongly that his views on policy reflect many of my own views. I am thrilled with some of the legislation that he has already authored in part that will be introduced as early as January in the state legislation. Ray McBerry is a strong beliver in state's rights. I'm excited about his campaign tours and look forward (6 comments)
Date night was fabulous in downtown Milledgeville - 11/18/09 04:32 PM
If you ever read my blog before you might know that I adore my nearly perfect husband. Last Thursday after a particularly stressful day at the office that ended with an agent finding one of her listing left unsecured by another agent being the 5:01 issue... my sweet husband showed up at the office to go take down one of my signs and take me to our weekly "date night". There's a new place in downtown Milledgeville, which is actually filled with a wonderful array of dining, called the Asian Bar and Grill. For those of you familiar with downtown Milledgeville (21 comments)
When buying a new phone... make a call before you leave the store! - 11/17/09 12:04 PM
Last night I went out to dinner with my husband and then we stopped by the Verizon store because it was time for me to get a new phone. I love their coverage, so I choose to stay with Verizon, but I have to admit I'm never usually satisfied with the service in the local store and last night was again, no exception. First of all, there were 5 employees in the store and 3 customers, yet I still had to wait. I truly do not like to wait. I'm known for asking for the first appointment of the day for doctor (13 comments)
New on the market at Lake Sinclair - 11/13/09 04:29 PM
My new listing, priced at $199,900 isn't about the "house", although there is a very 1216 sq. ft. singlewide manufactured home in great condition with 2 Bedroom and 2 full baths, a large covered porch, on nearly an acre with 125 feet of shoreline with seawall built. There's also a beautiful view. The lot is very gentle sloping from the house to the lake. It would make a really nice weekend/vacation place for wonderful memories to be spent on weekends and summers on Lake Sinclair. But ideally at some point the new owners of this property wil build a lovely retirement home (11 comments)
Lake Sinclair buyer says "It doesn't really matter what agent I talk to" - 11/12/09 10:38 AM
Yesterday I read a post by Liz Moras on this subject and it prompted me to talk to buyers in my area a little. I got a call Saturday evening at home. The customer dialed the office number, but at Lane Realty if you dial our office number after business hours, you still get an agent (please don't call after 11, we do need sleep). It's been a long standing practice at Lane Realty to forward the phone to a full time agent for customers who call during evening hours or before the office opens at 9 a.m. We strive to (14 comments)
Thank you to my husband and my daddy for helping to keep our nation safe. (14 comments)
My American Soldier, my hero, my Donald! - 11/11/09 12:45 PM
My husband is my hero! He served our country in the U.S. Army for 12 years. He grew up being one of those "military brats", he was born in Virginia, spent time in Japan and ended up in San Diego as a teenager. His father walked out of his life when Donald was just 14 years old. For the past 30 years my husband has not seen nor heard from his father, yet he is the best daddy ever to MY daughter, Abigail. Donald and I met just over 11 years ago. I was on line in a chat room talking (13 comments)
A real American HERO! - 11/09/09 04:31 PM
Today I had the pleasure of speaking to a true American Hero on the phone. His name is Robert (Bob) Paschal and he is an American Soldier. Of course at 79 he's retired. He served 5 tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam and served in the Air Force for 22 years. But his work on behalf of soldiers continues. He says the Lord lead him to do this work. Today 5 purple heart veterans arrived in Crawford County Georgia. They are all in wheelchairs. Tomorrow they are going hunting thanks to Bob. That's right, hunting. The Crawford County Lion's Club, (7 comments)
Fall on Lake Sinclair - 11/07/09 04:13 PM
It's really still warm for this time of year, the highs have been a little above average in the 70's this week and finally we've had a week without 5 days of rain. It is really beautiful this time of year on Lake Sinclair. The fish are biting and water is calm and most of the ski boats and seados have been put away for winter. Fall is really my favorite time to be out on the lake putzing around in a pontoon boat. (I long ago gave up water skis and fast boats). My husband is the fishing fan in the family. (17 comments)
Bargain priced foreclosure... Putnam County on 15 acres - 11/06/09 02:44 PM
This beautiful 6 bedroom brick home went to auction last month, but the bank did not accept the highest bid. It's back on the market and the price has been reduced. It's now listed for $359,900. It's a huge house with big rooms, a two car attached garage, a full finished basement. The basement is plumbed for a second kitchen to be added. The master bedroom suite is on the main floor with additional bedrooms and baths on the upper level and in the basement. The basement is a walk-out with a view of the pond.
It's on 15 acres (6 comments)
Oh be careful little mouth what you say.... because my ears can hear! - 11/04/09 02:26 PM
I had a phone call yesterday asking me to recommend a home stager. I was about to go to my handy dandy little file box of numbers, but the caller kept talking and I withdrew my hand from my box of numbers and listened. It seems this caller was making an attempt to "deceive" an appraiser. They are in the "process" of a refinance deal and are telling the bank this is their primary residence. I suspect it is not. My reasons are quite valid for my suspicions. 1. I previously had this home listed 2. I had done an interior (154 comments)
I know now, I did a good job! - 11/03/09 12:37 PM
This morning my phone rang around 11:00 a.m. It was my daughter and there is nothing unusual about her calling me. She calls me every day. Some days multiple times. We're very close and so when I saw her name on the caller ID I figured she was just saying hi and checking in. But today she had a question. "Mom, do I need to drive home and vote?" My answer was no. You see we have nothing to vote on this November in my county. No candidates being elected this year and no referendums to vote on this year. It (10 comments)
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