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Get your flag ready for 09/11/2007 - 08/31/07 11:36 PM
It's unbelievable it's September 1st already...as I sat here this evening and went over my goals and business plan that I had set up for August, I could not believe that the month had come to an end already! I try to do this every month, on the last day of the month, and I also set up my plan and goals for the next month. I was thinking I only had to do this three more months and then I would be planning for the new year! One day of importance to us every September is 9/11...how could we ever forget! Let us not forget...I received (8 comments)
Why should you hire a Realtor to sell your House? - 08/31/07 09:09 PM
This was sent to me by one of my lenders this week. I've attended many of his classes and seminars and they are always very informative. He writes from his own perspective and gives some wonderful advice. I trust you will find it helpful and informative in your decision as to whether using a Realtor is the right decision. Why should you hire a Realtor to sell your House? This question is posed to me when I do public speaking, when I talk to clients & when I meet people at a restaurant. The question I always ask them is "Why do you think (8 comments)
NV, LAS VEGAS: Angel Point Update - 08/28/07 09:54 PM
Angel Point is located close to many amenities...it borders Summerlin (without the additional fees) and is across the street from Angel Park, which touts golf and tennis, as well as the usual park amenities. It is close to Boca Park Shopping with great shopping like Ann Taylor, Joseph Banks, Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma. Also great dining like Cheesecake Factory, The Melting Pot, and P.F. Changs. There are currently 9 condos available (one new listings since I last wrote and one listing that has been withdrawn) and 9 have closed since the first of the year. There is one LARGER unit (1188 square feet) to $179,900 and 8 SMALLER units (1016 (0 comments)
NV, Las Vegas: Bits and Pieces Around Town - 08/28/07 10:44 AM
School started Monday 8/27/05 for most Las Vegas children...some students did not have their required shorts and had to be sent home to make plans to receive them. Despite the wet weather, it was back to school as usual for more than 314,000 students Monday in the Clark County School District. As of August 27, the district is 396 teachers short. Interested in jobs, or just information....please freel free ro contact Clark County School District. On Saturday Evening at the Grand Opening ceremonies of the Fremont Street East, Las Vegas' Mayor, Oscar Goodman, took a tumble while toasting to the crowds....he admittedly was on 'his 5th (2 comments)
My Favorite Things....What are Yours? - 08/27/07 10:42 PM
I love the song that Julie Andrews sang in the Sound of Music: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with string, These are a few of my favorite things. I received this via e-mail today saying that Julie Andrews sang it at Radio City Music Hall in NY on her 69th birthday a few years ago. In doing some research I find that Ms. Andrews did not sing this after all. But I still thought it was worth sharing here for all us ‘oldsters' and even for the (2 comments)
Las Vegas, NV: Indain Wells Update - 08/25/07 01:20 AM
Nestled in the Northwest on the outskirts of Summerlin is the beautiful 144 unit condominium complex of Indian Wells. Ten 1 and 2 bedroom condos are currently for sale in the complex. The prices are reasonable for first time home buyers or retirees. They are also at a reasonable enough price that an investor would probably see a positive cash flow. There is currently one condo currently in escrow and three have closed in the last 8 monthss. Prices range from $125,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 821 square foot unit to $204,999 for the highest priced 1108 square foot unit. The average price on the (0 comments)
Sugar Bowl Scottsdale AZ - The Real Scoop - 08/23/07 10:37 PM
Chris Griffith put out a challenge a week or so ago asking those interested to enter in the Carnival of Ice Cream - The Real Scoop...being a connoisseur of good ice cream I could not resist saying a resounding YES! I've been hemming and hawing all week trying to decide which is my favorite ice cream shop. It's a HARD decision and I could not limit it down to one. So I will blog on several: My VERY favorite of all Ice Cream Shops is Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor on 5th Avenue and Scottsdale Road in Downtown Scottsdale...The Sugar Bowl has been around since (13 comments)
Las Vegas, NV: Bits and Pieces Around Town - 08/21/07 01:51 AM
Counterfeit money abouds in Las Vegas...more than $3 million dollars in counterfeit money has passed through Las Vegas in the last year. Click here to read more. 'The Flying Elvi'...Ten Elvis' skydiving impersonators will perform for your party....Want something different for your next party or event? Check out their website for further information. School starts Monday, the 28th, there are still positions open in the Clark County School District, specifically for 393 more teachers (special ed and science teachers are in high demand) plus 150 crossing guards. The crossing guard positions pay $9.00 an hour. Check out the CCSD jobs page for more information. COMMUNITY (6 comments)
Salmon - Near Perfect - 08/20/07 09:52 PM
Salmon is both yummy and good for you...it's the near perfect food. It's low in calories, low in saturated fats, and high in protein. It's great for fighting cholestrol. We love most fish...except my husband hates to deal with the bones sometimes found in fish...salmon fillets are bone free. We have salmon about once a week and this is one of my favorite recipes (when my oven is working!) Salmon and Avocado with Salsa: 4 six-ounce fillets of salmon (fresh is better)1/2 cup of chicken brothLemon Butter (to taste)Bake for 30-40 minutes @ 375 degrees (until fish flakes with a fork) Salsa: 1/4 cup Virgin Olive (14 comments)
A Test for Old Kids - 08/18/07 03:43 PM
I've got a birthday coming up within a month that I'd like to forget! Every year around this time I'm reminded of the good ol' days...my memories are sketchy of childhood but pretty good from about 14-15 on up (although it's going again the older I get!). Anyway...writing about the Good Humor Truck on my blog the other day Ice Cream: Sneaky, Sneaky! started me in on memories again! And then this came in my e-mail...I couldn't resist sharing it with you all. I will post the answers as a comment later today. I'm sure there are some who can answer all...I got all but (5 comments)
Ice Cream: Sneaky, Sneaky! - 08/17/07 11:18 AM
As kids we all use to 'chant'....'Ice Cream, Ice Cream, we all yell for Ice Cream'....we use to be able to go to the corner drug store and buy an ice cream cone (1 scoop) for a nickle and a double scoop for 10cents! Then there was the 'Good Humor' truck....are those even still around? For those too young to remember these were trucks LOADED with ice cream in all different assortments and sizes. What fun to listen for the music and stop whatever we were doing to get to the curb before the truck went past. The man would jump out of (7 comments)
http://www.MaryW.mom or www.MaryWarren.com All information from GLVAR MLS and is deed to be correct but not guaranteed (1 comments)
Las Vegas NV: Bits and Pieces Around Town - 08/13/07 11:46 PM
University of Nevada, Las Vegas rates as one of the fastest growing universities in the United States. Read about it here Guardian Angels will be watching over downtown Las Vegas...after 25 years the Guardian Angels are back helping to make the streets near the Fremont Street Experience a safer place....click here for the entire story. Teachers in Clark County started back to school on Monday the 13th of August. School for students is scheduled to open on August 29th. There is still a need for over 460 teachers. Contact Clark County School District for information. Bill Medley (formerly of the Righteous Brothers) will be appearing with his daughter @ the (5 comments)
Cheap Advertising - 08/13/07 06:36 PM
Advertising wherever you go is the way to go. We do so much driving that it's nice to use your vehicle for a billboard. In the past I've used magnetic signs with my companies name, my name, phone on them. But I have these get lost a lot....from driving the freeways/expressways at higher speeds and having the wind blow them off, to parking in an area that's 'less than desireable' where they get stolen, or just from having them lose their 'magnet-ism' after a year or two. It has never happened to me but I've heard Realtors say they've received 'whacko' phone (11 comments)
Las Vegas, NV: Star Trek Convention - 08/11/07 01:05 AM
While out and about today I happened to be at the north end of the 'strip' and saw some mighty 'weird characters' wandering aroud. Now mind you I've seen some pretty 'weird' people on the strip...from Elvis impersonators on up. But I could not help but wonder why so many....then I noticed that the "OFFICIAL STAR TREK 2007" convention was being held at the Hilton Hotel! It was fun to just drive and see all the "Trekies' wandering around. The convention is being held at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel at 3000 Paradise Road, home of Star Trek: The Experience! The convention runs (9 comments)
Clients are calling asking what is happening with the Mortgage business & how will it affect my home value? Here is a brief outline of what is happening: We are in an unprecedented mortgage market equivalent to a category 5 hurricane if it were a storm. For those that are "pre-approved" with a Lender, the loan program they are "pre-approved" on may no longer be available an hour later. Many programs that were available two weeks ago are gone today, second mortgages are extremely hard to find, "Stated Income" loans are being priced so high it does not make sense, (4 comments)
Tried Honey and Cinamon as a Cure-all? - 08/09/07 11:59 PM
These are some of the diseases that can be helped by taking a mixture of honey and cinnamon. I encourage you to seek the advice of your doctor before taking any or all of these remedies as gospel! I don't know if all these remedies are correct but they are sure worth a try! And I'm game for giving most anything that sounds reasonable a try: Did you know that HONEY is the only food that does not spoil? It has been found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most of diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the (12 comments)
Las Vegas NV: Angel Point Update - 08/09/07 12:49 AM
Angel Point, like the rest of Las Vegas, has come to a virtual standstill, although it is starting a 'slow crawl' back. There are currently 9 condos available and 9 have closed since the first of the year. There is one LARGER unit (1188 square feet) to $184,900 and 8 SMALLER units (1016 square feet) ranging in price from $169,500 to $199,999. Yes, those figures are correct. Why such a difference in price? For new loan purposes the appraiser takes into account what has closed in the last 6 months, and with todays changing market many resist going back that far and try to limit to (0 comments)
Las Vegas, NV: Bits and Pieces Around Town - 08/07/07 09:34 AM
School starts three weeks from yesterday (August 27, 2007)...there is still a need for 482 teachers. There will also be a need for bus drivers and crossing guards, as well as other support staff. If interested please visit www.ccsd.net/jobs. Tonight, August 7, 2007 is the 24th Annual National Night Out 2007 - Communities are encouraged to get out and meet your neighbors in an effort to help prevent crime. To read more on this visit the National Night Out Web Site UNLV's Running Rebels Coach, Lon Kruger, is back at home after a successful sextuple heart bypass surgery last week. He plans to be back (4 comments)
A couple of months ago I did a couple of blogs on the grand opening of VERGE LAS VEGAS....Verge is a luxury mid-rise condominium complex located near the Fremont Street Experience and downtown Las Vegas...it is part of the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. Expected completion is the end of 2008. Verge Living - Las Vegas and Verge Las Vegas - Update 80% of the complex sold out durning the grand opening. Below is a list of what is still available....it's NOT too late to get in on the action.
Studios ranging from 572-609 sq.ft. for $249,900 to $269,900 One (2 comments)
Sage Words on Aging...... - 08/04/07 10:21 PM
I received this via e-mail today...I thought it very appropriate after a full week of working: "I've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medicationsthat make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license." It's kind of scary though...over and over again you hear (7 comments)
Open Houses Revisited - 08/04/07 09:56 PM
This is my 3rd blog this week on open houses...Open Houses: Make Them What You Want and Open Houses - To Do or Not To Do. I promise this will be my last word on the subject (for the time being). I currently have my home for sale...so I decided on spur of the moment to hold it 'open' all day...I started at 10 a.m. and ended about 3 p.m. and had a total of 16 people come though...only one was with a Realtor. I received many contacts from this...a couple commented that 'it's hard to find open houses anymore'...this tells me no (11 comments)
Las Vegas NV: Indian Wells Update - 08/03/07 12:46 AM
Indian Wells, like the rest of Las Vegas, has slowed down. There are currently over 23,000 active listings in Las Vegas. That's A LOT of competition! There are currently 8 condos available in Indian Wells, 2 have been withdrawn from the market (by the owner) in the last month. Several have reduced the price...hopefully this will get some activity on them and help get them sold. Three have closed in the last 7 months. All have been listed for 2 to 9 months. Why do you think the price range on these is so WIDE ($169,900 to $224,000 for an identical unit)? For loan purposes the appraiser is going (1 comments)
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