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Wordless Wednesday- I'm Squeezing in One More! YAAAYYY! - 12/30/09 09:49 PM
I know you're all SOO excited! I got to squeeze in one more Christmas picture before December is over! Woo Hoo! lol It's the LAST Wordless Wednesday of the year! O_O Must... not... miss... out....... (he he) Yes, I've been programmed. So enjoy my final Wordless Wednesday post for 2009... there will never be another one! Is that deep or what? No? OK. You're right. I'm just being silly. And I like this picture =D
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Mmmmwaaa! (hee hee)
For information on buying or selling real estate in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ponce (12 comments)
New Year's Eve River Cruise in Daytona Beach - 12/30/09 12:43 PM
Looking for a safe, fun way to spend your Daytona Beach New Year's Eve? How about an elegant dinner cruise with 10 choices of entree, fabulous dessert, party favors, a live band, cash bar, and a champagne toast at midnight? StarLite Dining Cruises; Florida's #1 Dining Cruise Line offers all this plus reserved, banquet-style seating, aboard the StarLite Princess Paddlewheeler. For reservations, call 386-562-5550 or go to www.StarLiteDiningCruises.com. And for all your real estate needs, make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill. For more information on Daytona Beach Real Estate, just click the preceding link. Or click here ---> for information (1 comments)
I've held true to my word. I celebrate Christmas for the entire month of December! And I still have 3 more days! LOL. So as I was enjoying our new (4 feet taller) Christmas tree this year, I got inspired to take some photos of the decorations. I hope you enjoy this little slide show of our Christmas tree, and possibly the last bit of Christmas music you'll be able to hear for 2009.
I may get inspired to post one more Christmas-themed post in the next 3 days, but if not...
Getting Ready to "SHIFT"! - 12/29/09 12:27 AM
I was wondering why I kept seeing so many posts about this book! Now I know, there's another Active Rain contest/promotion happening. And this book is the center focus. Now I'll be honest and say that since I'm late to the party on this one, I have not yet read the book. But anyone in the real estate industry already knows that a major shift has been happening in the minds of real estate buyers and sellers, and in the entire real estate industry. In order to succeed, real estate agents, and all real estate professionals will have to shift as (8 comments)
YES! I Will Hold Open Houses for My Real Estate Sellers! - 12/27/09 01:24 AM
I recently read a blog post from a REALTOR® (yes, it was a REALTOR®... IE: Member of their local Association of REALTORS® and subscriber of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics... not only a real estate agent) who absolutely refuses to do open houses, no matter what. Now this particular agent was very well educated on the statistics of how buyers find the real estate properties they buy. And many good reasons were given as to why open houses were not productive. Statistics given, which were obtained from the National Association of REALTORS® were... Approximately 90% of all real estate buyers now (11 comments)
Yeah... some of these pictures are kinda gross. But I suspect that some of you will appreciate "kinda gross". Follow the link, then scroll down just a little bit. Or play with the links at the top of the page... whatever =P I personally enjoyed the "disturbing snowmen". LOL Most Disturbing Snowmen
<-- This snowman is not on the "disturbing" list. But he was Copyright Free! =D
HAPPY NEW YEAR! And a Silly Saturday to you too! =P
CHRISTMAS AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY - 12/26/09 12:05 AM
I'm late on this one, but I felt I had to re-blog it. If there's any chance that someone has not yet seen this post, I hope it touches your heart(s) as much as it did mine. This is truly amazing. (Post is below my personal logos) MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Via Ed Silva CDPE, GRI, ABR, Real Estate Agent (RE/MAX PARTNERS, LLC): CHRISTMAS AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY Sometimes we wonder why the press doesn't take the time to enlighten the public about the Christmas tradition at Arlington National Cemetary
Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has held, your (5 comments)
Real Estate Buyers and Sellers and ALL of Our Prevailing Attitudes - 12/24/09 09:15 AM
Today I’m going to tell a real estate story. This is a story of a hypothetical real estate transaction, and the parties involved. I chose to tell this story in a manner that is obviously slanted toward one side, but that’s not really the point. It could easily be told from a different angle. Regardless, don’t get overly focused on the story of real estate. It’s about people. It’s about attitudes. It’s about the way people have changed in the last few years. It’s about the kind of person you are, or want to be... or DON’T want to be! Hold (28 comments)
Since my last Wordless Wednesaday post for "Anticipating Christmas (again)" was such a hit (he he) I decided to share two more photos from the series of pictures we took that day, in front of our Christmas tree. The first picture is just another silly pose. The second, well... sometimes there are consequences with too much tomfoolery! Doh!
<< ------- TA DAAAH!
OOPS! (I HATE WHEN THIS HAPPENS) ------->>
I hope you've enjoyed the fun, happy photos. My (4 comments)
Speechless Sunday in December: The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree - 12/20/09 10:23 PM
So far for my Christmas photo posts we've had... Anticipating Christmas =^.^= Oh Christmas Tree Anticipating Christmas (again) Still Celebrating Christmas... He Makes It So Easy And as we were playing with the camera that day, my daughter left me a little something extra to find later. So I'll just call this, "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree"
And be sure to read about her "Hooptie" from yesterday's post! HAHA! I live to embarrass my child. Is that a bad thing? C'mon... you MUST read that one! I'm counting on your comments to further embarrass her! ROFL!
Time for Silly Saturday! And since it's still December, it means... Yep! I'm still celebrating Christmas! And sticking with the series of photos taken in front of my Christmas tree (you have no idea what's still to come!), I'll just call this "He makes it so easy!" *sigh* Don't you feel sorry for him. You do see his "Christmas shirt" don't you? >.<
**YES this is copyrighted. Don't touch it. Don't download it. Don't use it. Don't even think about it!** Lisa Hill is a Daytona Beach Native and professional real estate consultant with experience selling real estate in (8 comments)
Wordless Wednesday on Lisa Hill's Real Estate Blog: Anticipating Christmas (again) - 12/16/09 10:36 PM
As I stated in my last Speechless Sunday post, I really enjoy the month of December. For me, Christmas is a month-long celebration of all that Christmas represents. So guess what kinds of pictures I'll be featuring all month? =D So here we go again. And for all you real estate buyers and sellers out there, what better gift to give your family than a new home for Christmas and the upcoming new year? If you're a real estate seller in the Daytona Beach area... or if you're interesting in buying real estate in the Daytona Beach area, Lisa Hill is (14 comments)
Speechless Sunday: Oh Christmas Tree... - 12/14/09 09:30 AM
It's (was) Sunday... again... (but I left this in draft mode) =P So anyway... I'm really enjoying the month of December. In my opinion, December is Christmas ALL month long =D And I'm not talking about just the presents. And I'm certainly not talking about shopping! (I hate crowds!) Every year, my goal is to finish all my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. (I REALLY hate crowds!) Of course, the most important part of Christmas is Christ. But since I don't have a picture of Him, this week's Speechless Sunday (with words) photo is my own Christmas tree =) I really like (8 comments)
Good Family Christmas Movies Online: Lots of Fun and Good Moral Themes - 12/13/09 10:01 PM
I thought this might be a fun post for the month of December; especially in an economy when many people are saving money by dropping their cable or satellite TV. The absolute, best replacement for TV (you can watch all your same TV shows, and possibly have access to more than you had before, for free!) is found at www.hulu.com. You can register for free, and add your favorite TV shows to your "queue", then you can watch your shows at your own convenience. Most of the time, your subscriptions will show up in your queue the day after they were (8 comments)
Daytona Beach Peabody Auditorium Presents: Dean Martin & Friends Holiday Special - 12/13/09 09:59 PM
If you've been following all the local events I've been posting this month, from parades to parties to movies, to outdoor family events and as of late, great theater productions at The Daytona Beach Peabody Auditorium, and the Daytona Beach Playhouse, you know that we've had a LOT going on this month! There's no lack of culture when it comes to Christmas productions! And this next feature is no exception... it's probably the best one yet! On Monday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Daytona Beach Peabody Auditorium presents Dean Martin & Friends Holiday Special! This is sure to be a (0 comments)
Silly Saturday: Groovy Dancing Girl #4 - 12/12/09 04:00 AM
Okey Dokey. Following up on last week's Silly Saturday post of "Groovy Dancing Girl #3" (and Broker Bryant's post of Groovy Dancing Girl #1), this week's post for Silly Saturday is "Groovy Dancing Girl #4" because.... she rocks! And she even changes it up a little bit. Her movements are more fluid in this video... Very cool. Now get up and dance with her! (Like I did) =D Enjoy!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Silly Saturdays! =D
Daytona Playhouse Presents: Amy's Wish... Details on Lisa Hill's Real Estate Blog - 12/12/09 03:35 AM
Daytona Beach residents and visitors; here's your opportunity to enjoy an affordable theater experience at the Daytona Playhouse in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach residents and visitors can enjoy holiday productions at several local theaters, and the Daytona Playhouse is one of the most affordable ways to enjoy the arts in the Daytona Beach area. This Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, 2009, the Daytona Playhouse is featuring "Amy's Wish", a romantic comedy by Tom Sharkey. (You can find details about this production in the previous link.) For more information call 386-255-2431 or visit www.DaytonaPlayhouse.org. I hope you get a chance (0 comments)
Daytona Beach Peabody Auditorium Features: Avenue Q - 12/12/09 01:26 AM
Daytona Beach residents and visitors; once again, you can enjoy fine theater at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. If you're in this area and interested in buying real estate here, I'd love to help! And while you're visiting, be sure to enjoy the Broadway series showing of "Avenue Q" on December 12, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Auditorium, located at 600 Auditorium Blvd., adjacent the Ocean Center. For more information, call 386-671-3462 or visit www.peabodyauditorium.org. For all your real estate needs, make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill with Adams Cameron & Co., REALTORS®. <-- Contact Lisa (0 comments)
Ormond Beach Real Estate and Christmas Events - 12/08/09 11:33 PM
Fun Christmas events for Ormond Beach this weekend. If you're planning to buy or sell real estate in Ormond Beach, here are a few fun reasons to live in Ormond Beach, or anywhere in the Daytona Beach area. For those of you who are not aware of this, Ormond Beach used to be the winter home of John D. Rockefeller! His actual winter home is what is now known as The Casements, located at 25 Riverside Drive. The Casements Guild is responsible for sponsoring many fantastic Ormond Beach activities. This past weekend's 30th annual Christmas Gala in Rockefeller Gardens was a (1 comments)
Episode X: Frank and Sally Explain Real Estate Contest - 12/07/09 09:48 PM
Getting Started and Explaining Procedures at First Encounter with a Real Estate Buyer (This blog post is in regards to Matt Stigliano's "Video" Contest) (Introducing 1 new character: Home Buyer, Elizabeth Grant)(Sally’s phone rings) Sally: Hello, this is Sally with XYZ Realty. How may I help you? Elizabeth: Yes. I’m calling about the riverfront house at 2212 River Edge Drive. Can you tell me the asking price? Sally: Certainly! (as she starts getting excited about this particular home) That home has spectacular, panoramic river views, a private boat house with electricity and water to it, and the home has been completely (3 comments)
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Volusia County Christmas Parades this Saturday and Sunday-Take Your Pick or Attend Them All! - 12/04/09 10:55 PM
This weekend seems to be the weekend for Christmas Parades in East Volusia County. I already blogged about the Port Orange Christmas Parade which will take place on Sunday. Since then I've discovered that on Saturday, both New Smyrna Beach, and Holly Hill will be holding their annual Christmas Parades. New Smyrna Beach: This year's Christmas Parade AND Boat Parade! The Christmas Parade is from 4:00 p.m. til 6:00 p.m. It will begin on Flagler Ave and end on Canal Street. And the Boat Parade will begin after dark, shortly after the "land" parade ;-) Holly Hill: This year's Christmas Parade (4 comments)
Daytona Beach Peabody Auditorium: The Nutcracker Ballet - 12/04/09 10:10 PM
If you're a Daytona Beach area resident, or even if you're a visitor, here's something we can all enjoy this weekend. On Saturday, December 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., The Peabody Auditiorium in Daytona Beach will be featuring performances of The Nutcracker Ballet. To buy tickets, get more information, and/or reserve your seats, call 386-671-3462 or visit www.peabodyauditorium.org. You may also be interested in the Port Orange Christmas Parade on Sunday afternoon. eal estate data for the city of Port Orange, as well as a link to real estate MLS listings for sale in other local cities. If you're (3 comments)
Port Orange Christmas Parade This Weekend! - 12/04/09 01:54 AM
If you're a Port Orange resident, or if you're planning to become a Port Orange resident, I hope you're enjoying these posts about the wholesome, fun events that are happening in the next few weeks in the city of Port Orange. December is bursting at the seems with fun events at The Port Orange City Center. If you haven't read my last couple of Port Orange posts, let's get you caught up to speed first. Let's start with the real estate statistical part... Port Orange Real Estate MLS Listings For Sale, November 2009 Volusia County Real Estate Partial Update; November 2009 (0 comments)
Port Orange Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Info on Lisa Hill's Real Estate Blog =) - 12/03/09 10:41 PM
If you're a Port Orange resident, or if you're considering buying real estate in Port Orange, here's some more fun for you to enjoy. Just yesterday I blogged about the outdoor movies being played at the Port Orange City Center Municipal Complex and Amphitheater for the next two Friday nights. Well to top it off, on next Saturday night (December 5) at 6:00 p.m. there will be a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Community Choir =) There's always lots of wholesome family fun to be had at the Port Orange City Center. It's just another great reason to live in beautiful (0 comments)
Photo: Port Orange Lake-Front Park and Gorgeous Clouds at Sunset - 12/02/09 05:06 PM
For this week's Wordless Wednesday post (with words =P) I wanted to share a photo from a beautiful Port Orange lakefront park with walking/running paths around the lake, and on wooden bridges across the lake. This area is small but peaceful. I've walked this park and paths myself, and can attest to the pleasant atmosphere, and the relaxing sound of the fountain in the lake. But on this particular day, the sky was spectacular!
I hope you enjoyed this peaceful shot. And if you're interested in buying or selling real estate in Port Orange, Lisa Hill is a Port (7 comments)
Christmas Movies at Port Orange City Center: Info on Lisa Hill's Port Orange Real Estate Blog - 12/02/09 04:32 PM
If you're a Port Orange resident, or if you're considering buying real estate in Port Orange, here's some fun for you to enjoy for the next two Friday nights. This Friday, Dec. 4, and next Friday, Dec. 11, bring a blanket and come to the Port Orange City Center Municipal Complex and Amphitheater at 6:00 p.m. Brought to you by Family Days Community Trust, and Metro PCS; your family should arrive prepared to enjoy free games and activities, and then a Christmas-themed outdoor movie! Remember it's being held outdoors, so dress accordingly and expect to have lots of fun with your (0 comments)
Holly Hill Real Estate MLS Listings for Sale, November 2009 - 12/01/09 10:39 PM
I'm now on post number 8 (plus the additional post that compiled the active real estate listings of the first 4 cities in this series) of my blogging series for each city in East Volusia County, providing real estate information on the available MLS listings; the types of properties, the number available, and the price ranges for each group. This will be the final post for this series; featuring the little town of Holly Hill, located between Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, but not crossing over to the beachside/peninsula. If you're looking for affordable real estate, you'll find plenty in the (3 comments)
Ormond-by-the-Sea Real Estate MLS Listings for Sale, November 2009 - 12/01/09 10:34 PM
We're now on post number 7 (plus the additional post that compiled the listing information of the first 4 cities I researched and posted), as I provide you with the current climate of the Volusia County real estate market, based on the active listings on the market, based on information from the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® and Multiple Listing Service (MLS); with this post focusing on the current real estate listings in Port Orange, Florida. Today is actually December 1, and since these posts are all using data from November, today I'm finishing this series with this post plus (1 comments)
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