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Here's To The New Year - 12/31/09 01:13 PM
This just came to all RE/MAX Associates. Something nice to pass along to all of you. Here 's to the new year...May it bring more joy and successAnd less grief and regret.To our dreams...May we never stop believing in themAnd taking the actions that will make them a reality.To our friends, loved ones, associates (or colleagues)...May we take the time to let them knowHow much it means to usTo have them in our lives.Let us encourage more and criticize less,Give more and need less.And whenever we can,Let us create harmony and peace.To new beginnings...Let us start fresh, right now,To make this (6 comments)
Small Projects, Big Bang - 12/31/09 09:23 AM
I recently read this article in Realtor Magazine and thought I'd share. There are some great cost-saving tips here for remodeling. Small Projects, Big BangJudicious home remodeling is still worth the investment, according to Remodeling magazine's annual "Cost vs. Value Report." By G.M. Filisko Uncertainty and restraint are the order of the day in this economy, and that sense of caution is reflected in home owners' return on their investment in remodeling projects, according to REALTORS® in 80 metropolitan markets surveyed by Remodeling magazine for this year's Cost vs. Value Report. The majority of the 10 remodeling projects with the (1 comments)
Tonight is New Year's Eve, and while we are all thinking of celebrating with friends and family, I can't help but think of ways to help everyone be safe on the roads tonight. You've heard it before - don't drink and drive. I'll repeat just so it's fresh in all our minds - don't drink and drive. If you want to drink, please have a designated driver get you home safely. Or better yet, stay where you are and enjoy breakfast with your friends and family. I wish you all a happy, safe, healthy New Year. May 2010 be the (3 comments)
Meet Cuervo, our 11-month old orange tiger adopted from the Milford, MA Humane society. We were told he would be a small cat, but you know how that goes. He spends half his time sleeping on someone's lap and the other half of his time eating. He is 13 pounds and seems to be still growing. Our relationship with different animal humane shelters began several years ago. Every spring we would adopt a mother cat and her littler of kittens from Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton, MA. We would raise them until they were about three months old. At that (2 comments)
Freddie Sees Mortgage Rates Hitting 6% in 2010 - 12/29/09 03:21 PM
Thought I'd share an article written by Dina ElBoghdady, a Washington Post Staff Writer and forwarded to me from our in-house mortgage consultant, Paula Collins: After hitting an all-time low in early December, the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 5.05 percent this week and could climb to 6 percent by the end of 2010, if not sooner, according to giant mortgage financier Freddie Mac. The results are noteworthy because rates have not topped 5 percent since the last week of October, when they reached 5.03 percent, based on the results of this closely watched survey, which polls (1 comments)
Does Top Producer Work on an Apple Computer - 12/29/09 10:37 AM
I'm gathering information to possibly purchase an Apple computer. I am reaching out to anyone who uses an Apple computer and also uses Top Producer on that computer. I called Top Producer this morning, and they indicate that they do not support Top Producer on a Mac. However, they also said that 10 percent of their Top Producer customers use a Mac. So I assume there must be a way to use Top Producer on a Mac. If anyone has specific experience with using Top Producer on a Mac, I'd be very interested in hearing your opinion of how it works, how difficult (0 comments)
If you are looking for an extensive menu to satisfy every member of the family, try Big Papi's Grille in Natick, MA. It's on the eastbound side of Route 9, just across from Shopper's World. We wanted to try something new last night and ended up at Big Papi's Grille. We were very pleasantly surprised. We expected a sports bar with the typical burgers and beer. What we found at Big Papi's Grille was the sleek elegance of leather upholstry, a foyer heated with warming lights, a very pleasant and knowledgeable waiter, and American food unfused with Dominican accents. It's (1 comments)
I am considering purchasing an Apple computer for my home. I'd like any of your thoughts on how this computer will handle all the real estate sites I use on a daily basis. Does anyone have any information about whether Top Producer will work on a Mac? Any other thoughts about a Mac versus a PC for real estate? After fighting with my PC and paying a lot of money to have my PC fixed over and over, I'm ready for a change. Even with virus protection, I'm still getting numerous viruses. Each time my computer is down for several (5 comments)
I just read the top 10 New Year's Resolutions. Here they are: 1. Spend more time with family and friends 2. Get fit. 3. Lose weight. 4. Quit smoking. 5. Enjoy life more. 6. Quit drinking. 7. Get out of debt. 8. Learn something new. 9. Help others. 10. Get organized.
I'd like to do a little of everything. Do you have any New Year's resolutions? (11 comments)
Spacious Farmington Woods condo with 2 bedrooms on main level and loft bedroom on second level. One car garage with opener plus outside parking. Storage area in garage. Kitchen in process of being replaced with new cabinets and granite countertops. Newer stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. Neutral carpet, tile and the condo has just been repainted. Includes weekly trash pick up. Condo situated on the Farmington Woods Golf Course. Beautiful water features on grounds - great for walking. Stop in to the clubhouse for a delicious meal. Three swimming pools and (0 comments)
I thought it appropriate to share a little story that someone was kind enough to share with me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. **_True Story of Rudolph_** A man named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bobs wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer. Little Barbara couldn't understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad's eyes and asked, "Why isn't Mommy just like everybody else's Mommy?" Bob's jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves (2 comments)
Christmas music, a fire, family, friends and health! What more could we ask for on Christmas Day 2009? I hope all of you are spending a wonderful day with your friends and family, as I am. I am taking a break from all the wonderful pleasures of this day to wish you and your family all the best during this holiday season. It's nice that we can all take the day to enjoy our family and friends in a festive atmosphere. Have a wonderful day. (2 comments)
I just heard that Santa has started on his long journey tonight. It must be time for all the little children to go to bed so that Santa will visit. I wanted to take a minute to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. I hope 2010 brings you peace and happiness, and much success in your business. Thanks to all of you who referred business my way in 2009.
Just wanted to share our vision and mission statements with all of you: Our Vision Statement To consistently provide top quality service in all dealings with our clients, customers, colleagues and affiliates. Our Mission Statement We will conduct our business honestly and ethically, promote the highest level of integrity, and enhance the public image of Realtors. We shall accomplish this through continued education and through fully developing and challenging our talents while adhering to the basic principle of "doing the right thing." Through successful pursuit of this commitment, we expect to maintain recognition as leaders within the real estate industry. As (4 comments)
The McBride Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty would like to congratulate Thomas Weaver on his award for Student of the Month. Tom is a senior at Hopkinton High School where he plays tight end for the Varsity Football team. Tom is also the treasurer of the student government. In his spare time, he trained to become a member of Mentors Unite, which is a program where older students mentor younger students. Tom was recently chosen as both Prom King and Homecoming King. He co-coached the girls' powder puff football team during his junior and senior high school years. He is (2 comments)
Most of us are lucky enough to wake up on Christmas morning to a mound of Christmas presents under the tree. Some are not so fortunate. That's why we all need to help. Have you ever seen a Christmas tree in a mall or in a community center that is loaded with pieces of paper listing families in need? Let's all choose a child or two, or an entire family to help this Christmas. This is December 21, and if there are still families and children in need, it's time to step up quickly. For a few dollars we can (1 comments)
Good Morning Active Rain Members, Does anyone know of a home coming on the market that resembles this antique colonial. If you know of an antique coming on the market within 45 minutes of Bellingham, MA, please let me know. I have a buyer who is actively looking and very interested in purchasing an antique colonial. The property must have a garge, and must not be on a busy street. My buyer is looking in the up to $500,000 price range. The home should have character, but my buyer would like some of the updates already completed. If anyone knows of a (2 comments)
If you live in southern Massachusetts, you have probably opened your eyes this morning to a beautiful blanket of about 15 inches of snow. Time to make a snowman! It's Sunday, so pretend you have nowhere to go. You can finish shopping when the sun comes out and the roads are safe. Or you can shop on the intenet today, bake some cookies and watch the Patriots. That sounds like a plan to me. So, enjoy this lovely, white snow. Enjoy the day. And enjoy the wonders of the holiday season. (11 comments)
Christmas presents, shopping, wrapping - all the wonderful words we associate with Christmas. But then there is the dreaded mall, the parking and the crowds. I arrive at the mall just to pick up a few last minute things. I spy a shopper loaded with bags headed to the parking garage. I track her every move. She's a little slow with the weight of her packages. But she finally slows down and I get excited. Then she cuts right through two lanes of parking spaces and heads to the other side of the lot. Oh, well. I just go (3 comments)
RE/MAX Executive Realty Charitable Foundation - 12/18/09 06:53 AM
Holiday greetings to all of you on this bitter cold Friday morning! RE/MAX Executive Realty in Massachusetts has just started an organization to help the community. The RE/MAX Executive Realty Charitable Foundation is a dual purpose, non-profit, charitable foundation organized to carry out the philanthropic mission of RE/MAX Executive Realty Associates. The Foundation is established to fund financial or service based needs in the Company's market area. Through requests from our agents or other individuals, the Foundaton's primary goal is to improve the lives of families or individuals in the Foundations general market area. Among the many fundraising activities that are (3 comments)
Offered at $234,900 - 32 Pleasant Street, Upton, MA MLS # 70995996
This is a lovely antique colonial with updated electrical and bathroom, and newer windows. The kitchen is spacious, the dining room has a built-in china cabinet and the flooring is wide pine. This home is in a wonderful location near Nipmuc Regional High School and Memorial Elementary school, and just a short walk to the center of town. There is a large, level back yard with sitting area and mature maple trees. The storage shed is included. This is a great opportunity to (1 comments)
Caramelle Recipe - 12/17/09 12:47 PM
As I prepare the traditional holiday cookies and candy that my family has made throughout the years, I thought I'd share a particularly yummy recipe with all of you. This is a caramelle candy recipe from my great grandmother that is difficult to make, but delicious when you figure out the secret of the timing of the firm ball stage of cooking. Try it and let me know how you make out. Your family and friends will be begging for this treat (as mine does every year). Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup (1 can) condensed milk 2 cups (one pound) brown sugar 3/4 (2 comments)
On December 14th I went to the Nipmuc Regional High School program entitled "Rachel's Challenge." This was certainly stimulating and inspiring. Rachel Scott was the first student to be shot at Columbine High School in 1999. Family and friends are carrying out her story through the program, Rachel's Challenge. Before Rachel's death, she presented 5 challenges to the American society: Eliminate prejudice by looking for the best in others; Dare to dream by setting goals and keeping a journal; Choose your influences, input determines output; Kind words, small acts of kindness = huge impact; Start a chain reaction (2 comments)
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ABOUT KAMAOLE SANDS: Kamaole Sands has been voted the "Best Condominium Complex on Maui" three times by the travel industry. This upscale property is located in beautiful, sunny South Kihei directly across from the Kamaole III beach. The complex is set on 15 acres of lush tropical gardens including fountains and a waterfall. Enjoy Hawaiian birds and the scent of tropical flowers while you relax on your lanai. This property is superb for families or couples (0 comments)
Spacious Farmington Woods condo with 2 bedrooms on main level and loft bedroom on second level. One car garage with opener plus outside parking. Storage area in garage. Kitchen in process of being replaced with new cabinets and granite countertops. Newer stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. Neutral carpet, tile and the condo has just been repainted. Includes weekly trash pick up. Condo situated on the Farmington Woods Golf Course. Beautiful water features on grounds - great for walking. Stop in to the clubhouse for a delicious meal. Three swimming pools and tennis (1 comments)
Offered at $234,900 - 32 Pleasant Street, Upton, MA MLS # 70995996
This is a lovely antique colonial with updated electrical and bathroom, and newer windows. The kitchen is spacious, the dining room has a built-in china cabinet and the flooring is wide pine. This home is in a wonderful location near Nipmuc Regional High School and Memorial Elementary school, and just a short walk to the center of town. There is a large, level back yard with sitting area and mature maple trees. The storage shed is included. This is a great opportunity to own a move-in-ready home in (0 comments)
Land in Douglas offered at $125,000. MLS # 70655723
Choose one of these beautiful, wooded lots in Deer Crossing today! This is the perfect opportunity to build your dream home in Douglas on a desirable piece of property. Deer Crossing is one of the most exclusive subdivisions in Douglas. Come and take a look. You won't be disappointed. The owner has approved septic design in hand. Take advantage of the beautiful New England fall weather we are having, walk the land and choose your parcel now to get started on your dream home. (1 comments)
Have Buyer Looking for Antique Colonial - Garage a Must - 12/04/09 01:25 PM
Good Afternoon, I have a buyer who is very interested in purchasing an antique colonial within 45 minutes of Bellingham, MA. The property must have a garge, and must not be on a busy street. My buyer is looking in the up to $500,000 price range. The home should have character, but my buyer would like some of the updates already completed. If anyone knows of a property that fits my buyer's preferences that may be coming on the market, or is already on the market, please let me know. I would appreciate your help. Thanks, and have a great weekend. (0 comments)
Residential Land For Sale Eastview Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748 $199,900
This is a rare chance to own a lot in an established subdivision in Hopkinton near the center of town. Public water and sewer. The foundation needs to be torn down, which will cost $3k. Owners are leaving the foundation so the next owner will have the hole already dug. Lot size needs to be confirmed, but should be very close, if not exact. Two parcels were joined together to make buildable lot. Hopkinton was voted #19th best place to live in Massachusetts in MONEY MAGAZINE. This is a wonderful opportunity. Call for details (2 comments)
This bright and sunny studio apartment on the third floor just became available for rent. The ceilings are extremely high and oversized windows provide wonderful light and a view of the park-like grounds across the street. Utilities are not included, but run at a very reasonable rate per month. There is an on-site coin-operated laundry for your convenience. Just a short walk from the apartment you will find the Hopedale Town Common and playground area. Hopedale Pond is just down the street as well. One parking space is provided, and there is an optional (1 comments)
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