national marketing realtors: Minot ND Housing Report for the week ending 08/27/2016 - 08/27/16 07:23 PM

We dialed back this week with only 11 closings compared to 16 closings last week. Of the homes that closed this week the average days on market was 126 days (going the wrong way from 114 days last week).
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.
 
Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There were 11 homes sold in this limited category. The most expensive home sold for $365,000 … (2 comments)

national marketing realtors: Some People Like Bees - 08/26/16 07:30 PM

When I posted about destroying a wasps nest one or more comments were of concern that I had killed the bees. I get that, I understand bees are dying off at an alarming rate BUT wasps can be nasty neighbors when they don't like you being around.
The little fellow to the right is much more to my liking.
I do mean little, from noise to tail he/she is about 2" long.
I think these little bats are cute (as long as they are sleeping). I also understand they eat a lot of insects.
Just to be clear, I like the little guys, not the … (10 comments)

national marketing realtors: Open House/Condo Tonight at 2703 SE 6th Street - 08/25/16 07:20 AM

Please join me tonight at 2703 SE 6th Street, Minot ND, from 6:00 PM to 7:00PM for our Open House. Located just to the East of Menards this large, 4 Bedroom 3 bath Condo has a wonderful view of Puppydog Coulee. This condo has a fenced back yard and pets are allowed! Come see and make an offer!


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national marketing realtors: I'm "Banking On It" - 08/24/16 07:31 PM

 Coming up very soon I and four other business owners are having a Customer Appreciation Event. We decided to make it an outdoor event in Oak Park, Minot's largest and most popular park. I will post more about the event it self very soon.
 
For each stack of literature I have I'm going to put one of these little banks on it, each holding about $3.00 in coins. At the end of the event I will pick names from an "entry box" and a dozen or so winners will each get a bank. I don't normally do hand-outs but I thought this … (11 comments)

national marketing realtors: Government Competition In Housing - 08/24/16 06:31 PM

The government has had it's hands in the Real Estate business for a long long time. I'll admit that some of it has been good for ethics and public safety but some of it has been intrusive as well. I didn't particularly like this headline in yesterdays Minot Daily News.
Realtors in the Minot area have been very fortunate to have the Minot Air Force Base just 12 miles away. Until very recently they have always been short of housing, creating a steady demand for housing here in the BIG city.
About a year ago the housing on base was turned over to … (5 comments)

national marketing realtors: You Say Tomato... I Say... - 08/24/16 05:57 PM

My Bride could not resist adding eyes to this slightly deformed tomato.
It's been tomato mania around our house for over a month. The picture below is just today's blessings. I've been trying to keep up, and doing a pretty good job of it, by eating every cherry tomato but I don't think I'm going to be able to do it today. We have been sharing the bigger ones with neighbors and our church family but it's been an awesome crop from just four plants and only three of them have really been producing.

 
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national marketing realtors: Deck Maintenance - 08/22/16 05:05 PM

Pressure treated lumber, some times referred to as "green treated" lumber is not the same as maintenance free decking. Treated lumber generally does not need to be painted or stained for up to a year but the main purpose of it being "treated" is to increase it's durability and resistance to wood damaging insects as well as fungus.
If you want actual maintenance free decking you need to go with composite materials or with metal (generally aluminum), both considerably more expensive than wood. Of course there is the good old fashion cement patio too.
My solution to maintenance free decking... let my kids do the … (8 comments)

national marketing realtors: Two Young Leaders With Servants Hearts - 08/21/16 02:20 PM

All of my social media friends know how proud I am of my kids. I’ve got another proud moment to share with you about Tina, my 16 year old daughter. Rev. Rick Jones, the Chaplin at North Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot ND, is heading up a mission trip to Chile and asked two High School students from our church to join his group, Taylor Benno and Tina Timm (my daughter). The trip will be in November so Tina and Taylor will miss 10 days of school but what a GREAT opportunity! Tina and Taylor both have big hearts for … (5 comments)

national marketing realtors: Bob... Bruce... Nothing Alike! - 08/21/16 11:11 AM

Fairly often I am asked if I'm Bruce Willis. What would Bruce Willis be doing in Minot ND. Now we do see Josh Duhamel and even Ferggie here once in awhile walking down the street but Josh was born and raised here in Minot ND. Not Bruce.
As you can see from these side by side photos I don't even remotely resemble Bruce Willis.
  
 
  
See! Not even remotely alike.
So, when you walk into National Marketing Realtors in Minot ND know for sure thgat Bob Timm is the Broker/Owner, not Bruce Willis.
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national marketing realtors: Sun Arise! - 08/20/16 06:22 PM

The sun has been getting a little lazy these days and waking us up around 7:00AM instead of the 5:30AM awaking we were getting just a month ago. I captured this sunrise on Friday once I got to the office. I'm glad most of the color came through on the photo.
I can imagine how beautiful it would have been had I been out in the country without all the man made objects in the way.
 
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national marketing realtors: Say It Isn't So! - 08/20/16 05:43 PM

Very few North Dakotian's complain about the length of our summers. Most, like myself, dread seeing these signs of it's demise. The two pictures following were taken in my yard/garden.
 
 
 
All to soon I/we will be seeing  this scene...
The last few evenings have been in the 50's and just a 100 miles South of us in the Capital City of Bismarck it's been as low as the 40's. The Fall brings wide swings, like the projected high of 98 for Monday.
It looks like summer is comming to a close, say it isn't so!
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national marketing realtors: Minot ND Housing Report for the week ending 08/20/2016 - 08/20/16 03:54 PM

We did do better this week with 16 closings compared to 11 closings last week. Of the homes that closed this week the average days on market was 114 days (going the wrong way from 98 days last week).
 
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.

 
Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There were 16 homes sold in this limited category. The most expensive home sold for $650,000 … (3 comments)

national marketing realtors: Go Forth And Bear Fruit! - 08/16/16 07:55 AM

While walking through the park I was surprised by this little apple tree that already had so much fruit on it.
I'm sure this is either the first or second year that the tree has been planted in this location.
We have all heard the expression of "Bloom where you are planted" but how much more important is "Go Forth And Bear Fruit"?
This little tree shows me that you don't need to be a mighty tree to be fruitful. I'm sure the load that this tree is bearing very challenging to the trees spindly trunk.
How much effort are YOU/We putting out to bear … (13 comments)

national marketing realtors: Where is Albert? Do You Recognize This Statue? - 08/15/16 06:20 PM

This was in the stack of photo's my sister and I went through yesterday. We both agreed it was a really cool statue but neither of us have a clue as to where it is located. Do you?
 
I know I could Google it but I'd rather hear from you plus I thought you might enjoy thepicture of the  statue as much as I did when I saw it.
 
 
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national marketing realtors: Stop And Smell The ... Succulents??? - 08/14/16 08:31 AM

The Minot Parks Department always does a beautiful job of planting gardens on Park property. I feel like they have really out done themselves this year, at least in Roosevelt Park, a half block from where I live.
I didn't even notice till yesterday that they even had a little area planted with succulents, very unusual for our harsh Nothern climate. Enjoy the pics I took yesterday BUT if you live in the Minot area get out to the parks and enjoy!
 

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national marketing realtors: Minot ND Housing Report for the week ending 08/13/2016 - 08/13/16 06:33 AM

NOT so good this week with 11 closings, a pretty big slip from last week. Of the homes that closed this week the average days on market was 98 days, same as last week’s solds, which is good news.
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.
Today there are 263 homes for sale in Minot with 134 pending sales. The Most expensive home listed in Minot is $995,000 and he least expensive home listed in Minot … (4 comments)

national marketing realtors: Welding Day - 08/11/16 06:02 PM

Today, actually tonight, after diner was welding day. A couple or three times a year I usually take an evening to repair broken Real Estate signs.
 My welds are not pretty but they do the job and usually last longer than the manufactures welds. What prompted tonights welding was a sign damaged on a property I'm selling across the street from a bar. No doubt a bar patron wanted to show his girl what a man he was, that he could beat up a Real Estate sign.  
I'm sure his girl was thinking: "Boy if he could do that to a Real … (13 comments)

national marketing realtors: The 28th Annual Great Tomato Festival - 08/10/16 07:38 PM

Tonight was the 28th Annual Great Tomato Festival.
 
Tonight, August 10th 2016, was the 28th Annual Great Tomato Festival in Minot ND. The Great Tomato Festival is a benefit event for the Minot Public Library, the Taube Museum of Art, and the Minot Symphony Orchestra. The event keeps growing and this year attendance was well over 1,000. Being my best friend was the Minot Public Library's director for 30 some years I've been a volunteer at the Great Tomato Festival as long as I've known him (and of course I've dragged my wife into it as well by volunteering her labor as … (12 comments)

national marketing realtors: Back To School, If You Can Get There - 08/07/16 05:38 PM

Every year it seems like the City Of Minot ND has a real bone head street project going on. The idea behind the project is usually good, it's the timing that is usually so stupid.
We currently have several main thorough fairs under construction greatly restricting travel in Minot ND but the one that has me scratching my head is this.
This is the way things look on 3 of the 4 streets bordering Minot's Central Campus. School starts in 2 weeks. The only street open to the campus is 2nd street.
If your student drives to school you may want to head down there with … (11 comments)

national marketing realtors: Coffee Table Repair, A Good Lesson. - 08/06/16 07:13 PM

Repairing a broken coffee table was a good teaching time for my son and I.
This old table really doesn't have much value as a piece of furniture, in fact it was a rescue from a school shop trash bin about 18 years ago. Originally I had a piece of glass cut to fit into the top. That lasted for years until I let some renters of my duplex borrow it.
Today my son Timmothy and I decided to tackle the task of cutting a sheet of fine plywood with a very fine veneer to it to replace the glass with wood. The table was … (3 comments)

 
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