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OFFICE SWEET OFFICE THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE OFFICE Office Sweet Office. It's small, it's ugly, but it's mine. After a summer of conducting business out of my mother-in-laws basement, Starbucks, and the public library, I finally have an office to call home office. With all the positives it's easy for me to overlook the ugly color of the building (which I will repaint this spring) and the fact that the interior needs a little spritzing up. The next big step is to get that secretary I've talked about for 2 or 3 years. I hired one and she quit (22 comments)
minot north dakota: Oh Man! Where Is That Package??? - 07/22/11 07:28 PM
Oh Man! Where Is That Package??? Hi everybody! First my apology for being so absent. Losing your home, your business, and your rental property has a tendency to keep you very busy. Big things like not being homeless and living on the street. Making plans on how/where to build or re-build. Trying to get answers from about 6 government entities as to what the heck they are doing and how is it going to affect you. While everyone we have worked with has been very kind and understanding but none of them have a clue as to what the other is (8 comments)
minot north dakota: A "Green" Tip That Will Save You Money - 11/12/08 04:13 PM
I have been in contact with my favorite plumber just a little to often lately but this last time I have no doubt will save me money and be good for my "Go Green" image as well. Larry had recently replaced a furnace and water heater in a rental of mine. As I was pointing out the work that needed to be done it made me think of a long ignored problem in my own home. It was bugging me that every morining when I would take a shower it seemed like just as much water came out of the spout as did (7 comments)
minot north dakota: Our First Blizzard of the Season - 11/06/08 02:59 PM
Their Here! Millions and millions of snowflakes that is. It's our first snow storm of this winter season and it certainly is a mess. I'm making this post in an effort to help all the NEW folks in Minot due to our Air Force Base as well as all the Texans up here working on our oil boom. Watching traffic here would be comical if it was not for the fact people are getting hurt and their automobiles are sustaining a lot of damage. Here are some pointers for you:
1) If you are not scared to drive on snow you should (3 comments)
minot north dakota: YIKES VIKES! - 09/09/08 07:56 PM
I'm embarrassed to say I'm a Minnesota boy. Last night was the last straw. I'm going to start claiming Arizona as my State of preference. Many of you reading this know I live in North Dakota (Minot to be exact) but I was born and raised in Minnesota. So whats the fuss about? I've been a Vikings fan for more years then I care to acknowledge but NO MORE! I am sick and tired of the team with all the potential and talent that always leaves me cursing. Even if I don't choose a new team I will need to get (10 comments)
minot north dakota: Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion - 08/27/08 07:21 PM
The 55th Annual Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion is this weekend so I expect all Active Rainers to jet right out for the weekend. This is a GREAT family event that lasts all weekend. I will tell you more in a minute but first check out these pictures.
This event is HUGE! It covers many acres and includes 100's of Steam Engines, Tractors, Locomotives, Ships, Steam Shovels, a Steam powered Merry-Go-Round, a Mill, and so so much more. This event is held just outside of a small town of about 20 people and about 30 miles (0 comments)
minot north dakota: Thrift Stores - 08/20/08 10:27 AM
This post is for ALL Realtors as well as folks moving to Minot North Dakota. A lot of people, myself included, like to hunt for bargains so as community promoters (Realtors) we should be able to tell clients where the bargain shops are. I work with a lot of young families due to the Minot Air Force Base and these kids can use all the help they can get. I also work with some very affluent people and they often ask where they can donate items that they have updated or items they just don't use. Everybody can use a Thrift (13 comments)
minot north dakota: The Great Tomato Festival - 08/20/08 09:56 AM
Things have been so crazy busy here in Minot I have not been able to keep up with my goal of sharing one great thing about Minot North Dakota every day. Therefore I will share a few thing today just to get caught up. Speaking of "GREAT", last Thursday was the 20th Annual "The Great Tomato Festival".
Picture courtesy of KXMC-TV News in Minot
The Great Tomato Festival is a wonderful event that is put on by three different groups in town, The Minot Public Library, The Western Plains Opera, and The Taube Museum Of Art (pronounced Taw-bee). Each (0 comments)
minot north dakota: Minot North Dakota on the National News. - 08/13/08 03:19 PM
Yesterday on ABC National news they started out a story with a line something like: "One of the last places you would expect to find oil is North Dakota". I thought that was rather curious, where would you expect to find oil? They have been drilling and finding oil in Western North Dakota for 50 or more years. Do you only expect oil where a hillbilly might be shoot-en at some food (Beverly Hillbillies (TV) for you young ones) or in the Middle East? Oh well, it still was a good story. What I liked most was the part about people (2 comments)
I am so excited even though I will not be moving in until September. I also had to photo-shop my sign into the picture. What a GREAT location! I am right next to Oak Park Center which houses several businesses including an appliance sales and service shop, Coffee Kiosk, and much much more. How great to that if I'm watching the kids and a client comes in I can send them next door to a movie or the Arcade. Directly across the street is Oak Park where I can exercise for lunch instead of just sit and get fat. This (12 comments)
minot north dakota: Pictorial Tour Of Roosevelt Park, Minot ND - 08/09/08 09:39 PM
I feel Roosevelt Park is Minot's most under acknowledged park and one of the least heralded attractions. This is a GREAT Park with something for the whole family. A part of the Park is the Roosevelt Park Zoo which I have acknowledged in an earlier post so this post will concentrate on the Park itself. Please enjoy, all 30 some pictures were taken on August 9th 2008.
Park Entrance at Burdick Expressway and 13th Street SE
Soo Line Locomotive
This gazebo gets a lot of use for weddings.
Just beyond the gazebo.
ND Medal Of Honor (7 comments)
minot north dakota: 1%, a short note with no funny pictures. - 08/08/08 03:47 PM
1%. I am often asked why I live up North and how I (or anyone else) can tolerate the harsh winters. I believe my response has always been "it's the people". The people up here in North Dakota have a fantastic work ethic as evidenced by our extremely low unemployment. The people up here have a high respect for the law as evidenced by the lowest crime rate per capita then any other State. NOW the ND-NAR has added another fantastic statistic for us to brag about. In the last 12 months less then 1%of North Dakotains defaulted on their home (5 comments)
It was another Father - Son day. I try to have a Father/Son day and a Father/Daughter day at least once a week. Don't get me wrong, I am married to and live with my kids mother but I try to have at least one special day a week with each one. My father was a workaholic and I think just like some other "aholic" behaviors this can be hereditary. I did not get to know my dad until I was in my 40's and by then I really wasn't to interested anymore. Even though I think I'm (6 comments)
minot north dakota: It's pronounced My-Knot, not Minnow! - 08/02/08 09:30 AM
At least in North Dakota we pronounce Minot as My-Knot. Until a close friend of mine made fun of people pronouncing Minot as Minnow I had not really noticed. Now over the past two years I'm wondering if anyone outside of North Dakota knows how to pronounce it properly? Maybe in Minot Massachusetts they say Minnow. Our town slogan might help: "Why Not Minot". Wouldn't you know that our beloved soldiers (and I mean that, we truly love our soldiers and their families) at the Minot Air Force Base have a reply: Freezin is the Reason". Keep in mind these wonderful folks (3 comments)
minot north dakota: Is Your Advertising Legal? - 08/01/08 07:27 PM
Are your Real Estate ads legal? Prior to my recent change of brokers I checked with our State Real Estate Commission about some legalities of advertising. I found it unbelievably restrictive. My past broker did not contribute a dime to my advertising so I always felt why promote him? I was also curious about some activities that other agents used so I asked those questions as well. Instead of giving you the whole list I have just included a few. After reading them it should be clear that your broker owns your butt when it comes to advertising (at least in ND anyway). 1) (8 comments)
minot north dakota: I'm Longing for the Good Old Days. - 08/01/08 08:02 AM
I'm longing for the Good Old Days. No not the days of my youth, the good old days of a few thousand years ago. This may sound strange coming from a North Dakota boy but I thrive on HOT weather. As far as I know today may be the hottest day so far this year. It is forcasted to get up to 90. I like the 100's. I know that doesn't seem to make since, I live in North Dakota and I love weather associated with that found at the equator. Well that is why I long for the good old (5 comments)
minot north dakota: I'm Moving! - 07/31/08 07:48 AM
This is some what of a re-post as what I put up yesterday ended up on localism only and I wanted to share it with my Active Rain friends. I have made the decision to leave RE/MAX Signature Properties in Minot North Dakota for a small independent Brokerage called Oak Park Realty. My broker operates another office and I will be alone in this one for now but I hope not for long. I am also working on my Broker license and hope to keep both operations going if my current broker should retire. Thanks, Bob (14 comments)
minot north dakota: I Am Moving My Office and License - 07/30/08 10:22 AM
I have applied to move my license from my current broker to another broker here in town. Many factors worked into this decision and I'm sure I am making the correct choice. Also I am working on my brokers license and this change will eventually lead to me owning the agency, I hope. If you have questions about my future please feel free to call or email me. I will post more about it as the procedure progresses. Thanks, Bob Timm, Minot ND (0 comments)
minot north dakota: Re-Visiting a House - 07/27/08 11:45 AM
I have a buyer who has been getting discouraged due to the run/demand for houses up here in oil boom country. He has made offers on two houses (one a full price offer) and has not won either offer. For those of you who are new to my blog the area I work in, Western North Dakota, is growing in leaps and bounds. With the oil boom and the announcement that the Minot Air Force Base is expanding by 1200 troops and their families there is a buying frenzy between those who need a home and investors who want to rent (3 comments)
I've noticed from many of the Active Rain communities "About Me" biographies I've read that a lot of us are photography hobbyists or professionals. I really enjoyed seeing the photography submitted to The North Dakota State Fair when I was there on Wednesday. I am a member of the local camera club, which I joined hoping someone could show me how to use my camera. I have noticed that a lot of people posting pictures to the MLS could use some lessons in photography. Don't you love those pictures of a toilet? My favorite is the shot of a corner (9 comments)
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