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This parade has a great turn out, so get there early. The weather will be crisp, so dress warm! Watch for the Shorewest Elves....you won't miss our float! (5 comments)
Thanks and Thanksgiving - 11/26/08 09:13 PM
While the world does seem to be topsy turvey, Thanksgiving will give EVERYONE a chance to sit down with family and friends and count their blessings! This year I am thankful for many different things. Most importantly family and friends. Our grandkids are the cutest! For everyones good health, yes some are challenged, but nothing life threatening. I am thankful for the great career I have. Moving offices this fall, I am thankful for everyone at my old office who helped me grow my business to a large group of happy buyers and sellers. I am very grateful to my new office (1 comments)
Why we love Wisconsin, and "snowbirds" go south! - 11/24/08 05:51 PM
We had our first real snow today! Now, many people shudder at that thought...I love snow, well at least til Jan 31st, then it gets alittle old! But it was so gorgeous this morning...and the snow hung on the tree branches most of the day....you have to look at this photo!
This is what we love about the winter, the sheer beauty! (the cold is what makes those snow birds fly south!) So now, I have also changed my personal photo here reflecting the new season....'SEASONS CHANGE, SO DO HOUSING NEEDS!" Can I help you or (7 comments)
Iron Chef is Coming to MILWAUKEE? - 11/21/08 02:04 PM
YES!!! I was lucky enough to meet Michael Symon Iron Chefs this past Tuesday evening. We met at a meet and greet at the Hotel Palomar in downtown Milwaukee. The project is a luxury boutique hotel being launched by Kimpton Hotels....they have several others around the country. The complex will be a mix of high end retail, hotel, condos,and restaurants that will break ground late 2009. Michael Symon is newest of the IRON CHEFS on the popular Food Network Channel. Michael has midwest roots, and is excited about coming to Milwaukee and opening the restaurant within the future Hotel Palomar. Milwaukee being the hometown of (7 comments)
Santas On HIs Way! - 11/15/08 07:17 PM
The annual Germantown Christmas Parade was a success this year...but missing all the snow from last year!
Our Theme was "we can sell anything!" We had an amusing float with an outhouse....one of the kids was sitting inside reading "Shorewest Luxury HOMES" magazines - he must be dreaming of his new home?, We had an old sleigh on the float, and a for sale sign on each side with a SOLD SIGN on it....Participating agents from our office were dressed as elves and handed out goody bags,candy, drawing slips and fun stuff. I handed out holiday pencils....You get further (2 comments)
Stocks, real estate, now our city's Christmas tree? - 11/13/08 09:53 PM
The stock market has been disappointing, the real estate market is too, now the Christmas Tree suffers a devasting event....what more could go wrong around here? You won't believe what happened today when the City went to cut down the giant Christmas tree for downtown! Every year it is a big event, covered by local tv channels, interviewing the family who donated some giant fir tree from their yard...."we planted it when Susie was a baby, and look how big it is now!" the owner would proudly say....This year it wasn't quite so idyllic. Watch this video, most entertaining is the (4 comments)
I'm thinking of my dad today! - 11/11/08 09:14 PM
I think about him alot...but being Veterans Day today, I have thought of him often! On the radio you could call in and pay tribute to a veteran. Most people had a touching patriotic story. Seeing that my dad was somewhat of a comedian, I always think of his "veterans story"...it goes like this... My Dad, Herbert Christopher Gust (1925-1998) was in the Navy right out of school, so I would guess that would have been 1940's. He was stationed on the USS STOCKHAM, a navy destroyer, in the Pacific. Well, my dad had a deformed finger tip. It was the result (2 comments)
GERMANTOWN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE! - 11/11/08 08:58 PM
Join in the "Winter Fun" of the annual Christmas Parade in Germantown Saturday November 15th, 2pm. Will it be mild weather like we had in late October and early November, or will it be a repeat of last years "winter wonderland"? If you were there, you will remember it was a BLIZZARD!!! It was great fun for all. Whether you were on the curb watching the parade entries, catching candy thrown to the crowds or you were in the parade it was just plain fun. How perfect for a Christmas parade? A full all out blizzard that never let up. It (0 comments)
The State of our Market - 11/10/08 10:18 PM
You may be interested in reading this article on the challenges of todays market. While Germantown values are holding their own, we have to be careful! The real estate market is just like the stock market. If you are retiring today, unfortunately your 40lK balance is not what is was just 6 months ago....but you are stuck with that...yes, you could put off retirement, until that number comes back. If you HAVE to sell your home, due to a job transfer or some other reason that is urgent, you are stuck with todays pricing. The market pricing has nothing to (0 comments)
Tired of the negative press? - 11/08/08 11:08 PM
A MUST SEE PHOTO BELOW! In a bi-partisan expression of hatred of the press, Barney the white house dog took a bite out of a reporters hand this week! It seems Realtors arent the only ones sick of the negative reporting, the gloom and doom of the market...Let's start reporting on some of the good news out there in this market! Low rates, great selection of inventory, tempered prices all mean a great time for buyers to get out there and write offers! Take that you negative reporters!
HOW DO WE GET POSITIVE PRESS? If your paper is (4 comments)
How smart do you have to be to vote? - 11/03/08 10:59 PM
Apparently, not very smart at all...YOu won't believe this video from our local news tonite: http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/33745859.html It is really unbelievable! Shouldn't you know most of the answers to these questions? Don't you think if you graduated from high school you should be able to answer these quesitons? I guess that is what makes America so great, it is for ALL, educated and uneducated, rich (soon not to be any longer) and poor (soon to be richer!).... (8 comments)
I think my vote won't count! - 11/03/08 10:02 PM
It seems most people are planning on voting..Many have already voted either in person or by absentee. We thought we'd outsmart the crowds and vote absentee...so we got the forms, filled them out, sent them back last week. I got home at about 6pm tonite to find a message on our machine from the village clerk. Seems something wasn't signed on one part, and we had til 5 pm today to come in and sign... Hmmmmm....well, now what? I have a feeling we are out of luck, as we didn't get in there today, and if we cant do it (4 comments)
TRIX CANDY IS FOR KIDS, SILLY RABBITT!!! Well it is about day #15, and I am doing pretty well....I have now survived one of those holidays that in the past I would have eaten a TON of candy!... I started by buying candy I didn't like (the list is short), and didn't open the bag. Then my husband comes home with 3 bags of candy, all of my favorites, opened them up and put them in the Trick or Treat bowl right on the table! So all week it was there...well, I moved it by the front (2 comments)
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