lake properties: But I thought... - 06/03/11 08:43 AM
There are three words that are often used, misused, overused and abused.  Let's take them one at a time.  You will see that when used alone they are harmless.  The first word, BUT, could mean excuse me... in addition to... wait a second and could possibly mean more than we even care to imagine.  The second word, I, means me... no other word for that one.  I means me.   The buck stops here, so-to-speak.  And the very last word, THOUGHT, wow, now there is a loaded word if ever there was one.  Thought... think in the past tense... an idea that … (0 comments)

lake properties: Remember... - 05/29/11 03:13 AM
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Remember...  Remember...
Today is the day to remember.  Remember those who came and are now gone.  Those who were so much a part of our love and life. 
However, the holiday was really meant to remember those who died defending our freedoms.  Our very being depended upon the success of their plight.  The horror of war and death was all around and still they fought on so that we may enjoy the life we have today.
Today, Memorial Day, what are you doing?  Boating?  Picnicking?  Biking? Or, just staying home... remembering those who made you who you are today.
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lake properties: Anticipation... Hope... Frustration... Disappointment. - 03/28/09 02:04 AM
Emotions are like the wind, they change regularly and with that change comes attitudes that can sometimes affect the decisions that we make every day.  Whether good or bad, our actions and decisions are usually the direct result of the mood that we may be in at any given time.
Have you ever worked with a client who, for whatever the reason, had mood changes that were so baffling that you didn't know how to react?  One minute they are happy and filled with anticipation on finding the perfect property only to have that happiness and hope turn into despair and frustration? 
I … (3 comments)

lake properties: Does Life Get In The Way Of Your Plans??? - 03/26/09 02:32 AM
The title of this blog is from an award winning song by John Lennon.   When you come right down to it, truer words could never be spoken.  Life does in fact get in the way of our plans.
Today is a day like any other.  I am sure that many of you got out of bed and began your day like every other day in your life.  Bathroom stop, think about the days activities, say good morning to family, or in the case of a single person, your pet, or if alone, just meditate on the days coming events.   In my … (8 comments)

lake properties: Hang On To Your Hats... - 03/25/09 01:15 AM
I am amazed at the amount of client inquiries that are surfacing of late.  The phone doesn't stop ringing and the amount of interested buyers are coming out of the woodwork.  I for one am extremely happy about the turn of events from a year ago. 
It seems that there are a number of reasons for this increase in buyer activity.  I, in my opinion, think the reason cannot be attributed to just one event, but rather to a combination of events.   Stimulus???  Perhaps.  Low interest rates???  Perhaps.  Lower prices on all existing inventory???  Maybe.  How about buyer and investor confidence?  … (8 comments)

lake properties: Lender vs Lender... The Short Sale. - 03/25/09 12:48 AM
I recently was asked to set up a showing with a lead from RE/MAX Lead Street.  Our companies way to distribute inquiries from the Internet.  I was pleased to oblige and immediately called the Lister to set up the showing request. 
I was somewhat amazed to hear the response from the listing agent.  Seems the first mortgage holder has allowed this property to be marketed as a short sale.  There is a second mortgage on the property also with a very nominal balance owed.  The property has had several offers which, according to the listing agent, are all very good offers considering the circumstances. 
I was … (2 comments)

lake properties: The Media and Panic - 03/08/09 03:12 AM
 
As I sit here watching "Meet The Press" this Sunday morning, I am amazed at some of the comments and verbiage that is being used in this economic crisis.  There are words such as:  Crash, Panic, Hysteria, Fear, Trepidation and many more that are causing to some degree, the current lack of confidence in our economic system. 
I have felt for many years now, our news media, as good and necessary as they are, have over the years Created the News rather than Reported the News.  And there is a difference. 
It reminds me of a story that goes something … (9 comments)

lake properties: The Jitters... Do you have them? - 03/06/09 12:33 AM
With the ever increasing trauma in the financial world, there are more and more individuals who are beginning to panic.  They are pulling their money our of the market with standing orders to sell all of their stocks.   At least this is what national headline news is saying.
It is true that there is more concern and panic in our economy than we have had in a long while.  Another announcement is that GM may be filing for bankruptcy.  Just heard it 5 minutes ago.
I have always been a very staunch supporter of the free economic system.  Supply and demand … (5 comments)

lake properties: Tax Credit... Not Tax Loan. - 03/05/09 12:56 AM
$8000.00 Federal tax credit.  If you only owe $2000.00 in taxes at the end of this (2008) and buy a home after Jan. of 2009, you will be eligible for the tax credit of $8000.00 in the form of a Government check , a reduction of the amount of income taxes that you owe, or a combination of the two.  Do we all really understand this?  I suggest that you get on the computer and do as much research on this topic that you can. 
Home prices are at a low point in our economic cycle of ups and downs.  Do … (7 comments)

lake properties: A good day... A bad day. - 03/03/09 10:52 PM
Did you ever have one of those days when everything went your way and whoever you talked to or interacted with was positive?  Didn't that make you feel great?  If you are like I am, you probably became happier and in turn treated everyone around you differently.  You were more enthusiastic, joyfull and probably filled with anticipation. 
Happiness is contagious.  It sinks into our very being and the result of this is the feeling you give others. 
Just think if everyone around us were happy most of the time.  Just think of how we would feel and how we would then make all of those … (4 comments)

lake properties: The Extra Mile - 03/03/09 12:13 AM
I have only been selling real estate for a little over six years now.  One might say that timing is everything and that my timing sucks.  LOL.  I got into a new career that has been on the decline ever since I entered this profession.  I never experienced any of the boom years that so many of you have had the pleasure of seeing and hope that before too long that I will see and enjoy the times that I know are ahead. 
I work with every client, prospect or inquiry as if they are going to buy their next home from me, … (31 comments)

lake properties: These Shoes are made for Walking. - 02/27/09 01:24 AM
Shoes...  how do yours look?  Are they new, old, stylish?  Tennis shoes, walking shoes, heels, flats, loafers or whatever?  Do they shine or are they dull, dirty, muddy, scuffed?
Now, I am the first to know that the economy is difficult today and that many of us do not have the money to purchase new items of clothing, such as shoes.  This is a given.  BUT, have you ever looked closely at people who you admire?  People who you may respect because of their success in the profession or occupation that they have chosen to be involved in?  Take a look … (11 comments)

lake properties: Helping others in a time of their need. - 02/22/09 05:31 AM
I am happy to say that because of my two children, I have enjoyed the company of two of the most wonderful animals anyone could ever want.  Benie and Shasta.  Benie, who has gone to doggy heaven, was a beautiful Hybrid.  Part Wolf and Part German Shepherd.  She was a real joy and gave my son and our entire family, 14 years of love, courage, dedication and joy.  A perfect dog for a young man.  Shasta, a 13 year old Yellow Lab, is the sweetest dog anyone could want.  Loves you to death and is loved by all around her.  Anyone … (5 comments)

lake properties: How to prepare for the upcoming surge in real estate sales - 12/10/08 03:49 AM
Hello all.  Yes, I am a firm believer that the new year will create multiple opportunities in this business known as Real Estate.  We have seen the worst, I believe, and are ready for the surge of sales in the coming months. 
There are many reasons for this but the two that are most obvious are pent up demand and monumentally low interest rates that are about to surface next year.  The talk from the banking community is that a 4 to 4.5% interest rate scenario for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage are likely.  This coupled with the lowest home … (3 comments)

lake properties: My Introduction to Activerain and all that it holds for me: Larry Stanul - 05/17/08 10:13 AM
Hi, I would like to introduce myself.  I am a Commercial and Residential Realtor specializing in Lake Country and surrounding areas.  I work at RE/MAX Realty Center in the heart of Lake Country.  My office is located in Oconomowoc, WI.  If I can be of service or help any of my fellow Activerain New Colleagues, please feel free to send me an e-mail or call me.  
Sincerely,
Larry Stanul
RE/MAX Realty Center
262-751-1386   E-mail:  Larrystanul@remax.net   www.activerain.com/larrystanul   www.larrystanul.com  
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