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How About Implementing a Daily Archive of Blogs? - 02/24/08 07:27 AM
How About Implementing a Daily Archive of Blogs, or Blog Titles? I've often seen the Blog roll scroll very quickly, as new posts are added. And try as I might to search through them, I'm certain that I miss a few on a daily basis. Now sure enough I can find some, because they have been written by members to which I subscribe to their blogs. But often I think many a good suggestion, idea, or scenario has escaped my inquisitive eyes because it is lost in time. Now, "Active Rain" creators have utilized their infinite wisdom, to show off New Members, daily, (2 comments)
Columbus Indiana EDUCATION Information - 02/23/08 01:05 PM
Columbus Indiana EDUCATION Information Definitely an asset to those residents of Columbus Indiana, or those living out of state considering relocation to Columbus Indiana. That might be in need of general information about our Education system, The Bartholomew County School Corporation the local schools, with connections to some of their school websites. Including Public Schools, Private Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, and Post Secondary Schools. If you are considering a move out of state, and moving to Columbus Indiana, Call Me! Martin Dorgan 812-603-1368 I would be happy to Fed EX or UPS You a Columbus "Newcomers Package" which includes maps, phone book, guides, current (3 comments)
Columbus Indiana Usefull Information For Residents, Relocators or Visitors - 02/22/08 12:34 PM
Columbus Indiana Community InformationHere are a few places you should get to know:UtilitiesELECTRICITY: Bartholomew County REMC 372-2546; Cinergy PSI Energy (800) 521-2232. GAS: Indiana Natural Gas 988-2512; Vectren Energy Delivery (800) 227-1376.WATER: Columbus City Utilities 372-8861, Eastern Bartholomew Water Corp. 526-9777; Southwestern Bartholomew Water Corp. 342-4421.CABLE TV: Comcast, 1470 Jackson St., 800-226-2278.TELEPHONE: SBC Ameritech 800-742-8771.; AT&T 222-0300. ServicesDRIVER'S LICENSE: 745 Schnier Drive, 379-9323. LIBRARY: Fifth Street and Lafayette Avenue, Columbus 379-1255; 635 Harrison St., Hope, 546-5310. TRANSPORTATION: ColumBUS 376-2506; City Taxi 314-2227. EmergencyPOLICE: Columbus Police Department, 123 Washington St., 376-2600; FIRE: Columbus Fire Department, 1101 Jackson St., 376-2679.SHERIFF: Bartholomew County Sheriff's (0 comments)
Housing in Columbus Indiana - 02/22/08 08:08 AM
Columbus Indiana has a Diverse Assortment of Housing Alternatives: The Urban Columbus areas contain many varieties of style, age, cost and surroundings as alternative choices for a place to live. The current vacancy rate which changes constantly, are 3 - 5% for single family homes, and 4 - 5% for apartments. Columbus has many downtown apartments available in former single family homes. There are approximately 20 apartment complexes across the city, with 1,854 total units. Columbus may be historical but it is a 20th Century city with seven condominium developments. There are more than 25 rural subdivisions within 6 miles of Columbus. Some (5 comments)
Point2NLS Change is Coming! It Seems The Free Ride Is Over! - 02/21/08 04:59 PM
Change is Coming! It Seems The Free Ride Is Over! It saddened me to read this today. For months now I have been working on a strategic plan to fully implement and use Point2NLS to totally dominate my marketplace. In fact today, just before receiving this email alert I just finished purchasing 75 more domain names. You can guess where they were to be used, maybe not how they were to be used. I started my real estate career researching, researching the best product for the money. And as far as I was concerned you couldn't have found a better product/web site (20 comments)
Hanging out in Active Rain requires Flu Medication - 02/20/08 04:10 PM
Hanging out in Active Rain requires Flu Medication, not for me, but for my wife. But that's Okay! So I'm at the drugstore picking up some Flu medication for my wife, my focus is on medication, Not Real Estate! I'm scanning the isles, finally zeroing in on the correct location and begin searching for what I consider to be viable medication. A gentleman walks up beside me, I glance up momentarily, and there stands a salesman for Sam's Club that I know. He doesn't ask me how I am, he asks How Is Real Estate? I explain the current market conditions, almost (6 comments)
Columbus Indiana Public Schools For the benefit of Columbus Indiana residents, and those people relocating to Columbus Indiana that would like information about our local public schools, here is a list of the public schools in Columbus Indiana. Public Schools in Columbus, IN Central Middle School - 725 7 Th St (07 - 8) Clifty Creek Elementary Sch - 4625 E 50 N (PK - 6) Columbus Area Vocational Program - 1400 25 Th St (00 - 0) Columbus East High School - 230 S Marr Rd (09 - 12) Columbus North High School - 1400 25 Th St (09 - 12) Cross Cliff (0 comments)
Is Having an Online Marketing Blog, a Real Estate Paradigm Shift? - 02/20/08 05:12 AM
Good Morning Active Rainer's! An interesting topic was presented by George and Nicole this morning. NEW GROUP! FREE online marketing blog! I think it will undoutedly become a very interesting topic! Like yourselves I too was awake at 3:10 this morning, doing my usual internet reading. When I received a message in my inbox, which I will share with all of you. ************************************************************************************** What Every Agent Needs to Know about Blogging, Social Networking, RSS Feeds and SEO by Michael Parker While I know a lot about how to market and sell products, I don't pretend to know all there is to know. However, ever since the advent of (9 comments)
Columbus Indiana AREA RECREATION - 02/14/08 05:09 PM
OUTDOOR RECREATION Five of Indiana's 23 State Parks are within 45 miles of Columbus. Two of the largest recreation areas in the state are located within that distance. Brown County State Park: 16 miles from Columbus off 46 west. 15,547 acres, scenic rolling topography. Two small lakes. Camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, picnic areas, horseback riding. Lodge with restaurant, guest rooms, cabins. Monroe Lake State Reservoir: 42 miles west of Columbus, using 46 west, past Bloomington. 10,750-acre lake, 190-mile shoreline, maximum depth of 55 ft. All major water sports. Boat docks and rental; houseboats, cabin cruisers, sailboats, fishing boats, 9 public boat ramps, camping, (0 comments)
Safety Tip! For Male or Female, Real Estate Business People - 02/10/08 04:47 PM
We've all heard the horror story recently involving agents and showing properties, or even "open houses" have a similar amount of potential danger. No one expects anything sinister to happen, but there are evil people out there, lurking in the crowds. Well while driving along the other day I had an idea! Lights started going off! Here I sat, leaving a message to myself through voice-mail, but that wasn't it! I looked down and there in front of me was my "voice recorder!" Perfect!, tapes are pretty good length, so just before you encounter a potential sinister scenario, "Click it On!".Why not? You (20 comments)
In an effort to keep Columbus Indiana residents current, concerning the ongoing planing and meetings for the Columbus Indiana Dog Park, here is an over-all view of the proceedings. Columbus Indiana Dog Park Association, Inc. For Meeting February 7, 2008, at 7 p.m., Donnor Center (Draft revised 2-8-08) Dog parks can be designed and constructed for relatively low costs, i.e., metal T-posts with wire, a gate, and non-irrigated turf, to relatively high costs, i.e., irrigated turf, wooden fences, shelters, etc. We hope to base our design decisions for our Columbus dog-park not only on utility and cost, but also on how the overall use and appearance (5 comments)
"Quit Passing The Blame!" REALTOR® do share a portion! - 02/06/08 09:01 AM
"Quit Passing The Blame!" REALTOR®/Real Estate Agents, Do Share a Portion! I can remember back in Real Estate school listening to my teacher/instructor discuss the variations of loans available to the public, for the aquisition of property or a home. I also recall the debates that went on during class about the complexity of the situation, which I always challenged. We had 3 or 4 Mortgage Brokers taking the class, and they agreed with my point of view; "ONLY! Those that are capable of monitoring their finances, keeping their credit in check, Not! over extending themselves, and those that ACTUALLY READ a (11 comments)
Columbus Indiana; Upcoming Events! This Public Service message brought to you by your local Columbus Indiana Realtor "Martin Dorgan" always trying to keep residents up to date on Columbus Indiana, events, points of interest for family enjoyment, and the real estate market in our beautifull city. Martin Dorgan Coldwell Banker South Central Realty 1015 Third Street Columbus Indiana, 47201 Office: 812-378-3331 ext.122 Cell: 812-603-1368 Email:email@example.com Website:Http://www.columbusareahomesforsale.com Spectacular Results! That's what you want! That's what you deserve! That's what you really want, Right? You want to find the home that's right for you-at the right price. You want to find a home by negotiating the best (0 comments)
NY Giants Win Superbowl & Takeaway Patriots 18 - 0 Record for Naught - 02/03/08 09:15 PM
Another Superbowl goes into the record books tonight with the NY Giants beating the undefeated NE Patriots making their record of 18 - 0, all for Naught! Better yet it was another of the Manning brothers to do it to them this year after Peyton defeated them last year, when the Colts knocked them out of the playoffs! Way to Go NY Giants! (5 comments)
Todays Super Bowl game has an erie ring of similarity to the current political scenario of the ongoing campaign. And all candidates are in it for, all there worth, their dedication, experience, and you know the rest! But I see an analogy between the two campaigns, both are after the ultimate goal, "The Superbowl or the Presidency". From the political ring we see, "It did take a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush, and I think it might take another one to clean up after the second Bush," Hillary said to enthusiastic applause. From the NFL ring of football and a national sport, (3 comments)
To Point! or Not to Point! a "Catch 22" - 02/02/08 07:16 AM
I just finished reading Mary McKnight's blog and found it very interesting, she writes great articles that should interest everyone on AR. But it stimulated some thoughts,....Maybe its a "Catch 22" scenario? If having multiple domains pointing at one site is "not recommended"? Is it not so much a case of not pointing the sites to the one, but more not pointing them all towards the site in a short time frame? Its my understanding that Google penalizes your site for having multiple sites, point to one site, in a short period of time? If thats the case, how frequently should you (8 comments)
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