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Via Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Premier Realty Group): If you own or plan to purchase a home, then you know that insurance is not just a luxury, it’s a requirement. While you should not skimp on certain coverage items, there are some steps you can take to reduce your overall premium. If you have a security system installed (and operating!), you might lower your premium by 5% or more. You'll just need to provide your insurer with a copy of your contract or latest statement. Also, while newer homes have smoke alarms already installed, hooking them up in an (8 comments)
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to playing cards a few times a week. One day when playing cards, one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me. I know we've been friends a long time, but I just can't think of your name. I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me your name." Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and (17 comments)
A good friendship is based on TRUST and a willingness to SHARE yourself with others. Here are some traits of being a good friend: Honesty Reliability Availability A Good Listener Positivity Being Yourself Caring A true friendship is reciprocal and has the ability to last over decades and into our older years. These are friends you know are there for celebrations of life and to back you up during times of grief and trust that you will do the same. A good working relationship is based on TRUST and a willingness to SHARE yourself with others. Here are some qualities of being a good (12 comments)
Opening Up Opportunities At Open Houses - 10/27/09 09:28 AM
Here are some great tips from Pat Kennedy for holding Open Houses! Via Patricia Kennedy (Evers & Company Realtors): This is inspired by a post by newbie blogger, Eric Hempler. It's right here. And he talks about holding other agent's listings open (until he gets a bunch of his own). Eric's blog reminded me of an experience very early in my career. My first Open House was memorable, because I let one of my office's old timers totally take advantage of my newbieness. Oldie Agent approached me at a sales meeting and said she had this really great condo and she needed (11 comments)
Are there days or weeks when you feel your life is similar to a busy bee? Always on the move, flitting from place to place in a frenzy to get as much done as possible so that all your efforts seem to fade into the blur of day-to-day, week-to-week monotony?! Working long hours without rest or relaxation results in exhaustion and opens the door to costly mistakes professionally while negatively impacting your personal life. Remember to stop and smell the flowers... bees do it...and don't you deserve it?!
As I was taking pictures of nearby horses, this colt followed me, not so much by getting closer to me but he continued looking at me with his eyes! How beautiful he is! We made eye contact several more times and I finally took a picture of him looking directly at me! I still wonder what he was thinking?! I would have loved to touch him and rub my hand along his muzzle but his mother was closeby and that may have been another story altogether!
274 South 200 West-Downtown St. George, Utah MLS #113114 / $172,500 Beautifully restored 1930's historic home in downtown St. George. Location close to schools, library, new Town Square, shopping and dining. Historic restoration design in cooperation with the Utah Heritage Foundation. Eligible to be listed as"Property of Historic Significance". Restoration enhancements include: Claw Foot Tub, Pedestal Sink, Shaker Cabinets, Solid Surface Countertops, Hickory Hardwood Downstairs and Original Hardwood in Loft, Stainless Appliances, All New Plumbing, Electric and Cooling. *Also Includes Drought Tolerant Landscape And Other "Green" Features. ARCHITECTURE • Cottage Style • Built in 1939 • 1,380 Sq. Ft. (4 comments)
Against all odds by the critics due to off-season management changes and player tradeoffs, the Denver Broncos are now 6-0 after the Monday Night Football game! The Chargers scored first with a field goal and then Bronco Eddie Royal took the ball all the way down the field to the endzone that resulted in a 93 yard touchdown return. Score now 7-3. The Chargers scored next with a touchdown. 7-10 and the Broncos kicked a field goal to tie the game. 10-10 Eddie Royal struck again with a 71-yard punt return that put Denver up 17-10. The Chargers headed into the third (11 comments)
Do you feel you need more forward momentum in your business? Here are 5 tips that can get you up & going! Develop a Business Plan. Include short-term as well as long-term goals. It doesn't have to be extraordinary and complicated. Even if it's as simple as writing down 2 listings and 2 closings per month. Keep it Simple: I learned this in college. Do not overcomplicate things by adding too many duties and responsibilities to your list. If you take on too many things, it may be self-defeating and disappointing. Meet Face to Face: Get out and meet people...in person. (8 comments)
Some beautiful faces smiling back at me! I have to admit since my surgery I have been somewhat confined to being indoors while recovering but imagine my surprise when I walked outside this morning and was greeted by Mother Nature and her many children! Most of our flowers have gone dormant due to falling temperatures during the night but these are thriving! What a fabulous gift I received today! (12 comments)
Hiway started playing with her bean bag tiger and it reminded me of the Buck Owens song "I Gotta Tiger by the Tail." Do you remember Hee Haw? It was one of my favorite shows growing up and I was lucky because my dad liked to watch it as well! Some of country music's greatest musicians were featured on the show, not to mention the many laughs that were rolled out consistently. I especially loved Kornfield Kounty when Roy Clark and Buck Owens would crack themselves up before they even told the joke! That made me laugh more than the joke itself! What (15 comments)
A New Musical: Life Devine by Michael Wiest - 10/16/09 07:45 PM
I recommend everyone go see Life Devine, a new muscical, the 16th, 17th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, and 26th at 7:30pm at the Green Valley Spa Theater located at 1871 West Canyon View Dr. in St. George, Utah. A fellow REALTOR(R) and friend, Michael Wiest has written this amazing story. Julie Wiest, Sara Childs, Tammy Houchen and Lee Boerckel are also part of the cast. Admission is FREE and tickets can be reserved. You'll be glad you did! Click here for the press release and history behind the musical: http://lifedevinemusical.com/files/Life_Devine_Press_Release Here is the link for showtimes: http://iutah.tv/event/view/152642
1 Bedroom / 2.5 Baths / 3 car garage / 3,500 sq. ft. on .35 acre / MLS# 09-111672 / $789,000 Totally custom, one-of-a-kind modern masterpiece complete with lavish amenities including: Imported Brazilian granite, a gourmet kitchen boasting top-of-the-line Miele appliances & high-end kitchen fixtures. State-of-the art bathroom faucets and fixtures. The custom pool with stunning waterfalls and floor-to-ceiling windows maximize the amazing views of Pine Mountain and the City below! Home is located in Stone Cliff, a gated Community boasting resort-style amenities.
Three men were discussing aging on the steps of the nursing home. "Sixty is the worst age to be," announced the 60 year old. "You always feel like you have to pee. And most of the time, you stand at the toilet and nothing comes out!" "Ah, that's nothing," said the 60 year old. "When you're 70, you can't take a crap anymore. You take laxatives, eat bran - you sit on the toilet all day and nothing comes out!" "Actually," said the eighty year old, "80 is the worst age of all." "Do you have trouble peeing too?", asked (17 comments)
I just noticed the membership numbers again. The last time I noticed was July 7 when there were 151,728 members...and now it reads 161,980, as of today. I am impressed to see the numbers have continued to climb at a rapid pace! This means that Activerain has caught the attention of even more professionals out there who wish to be part of a great family! Yippee! And I do mean that sincerely! Many thanks to the dedication of the support staff, to the Ambassadors and to members who continue to contribute and never fail to impress me on a daily basis!
According to the Utah Association of Realtors, Washington County, Utah has seen a steady decline in homes prices SOLD. (This includes Condominiums as well.) The figures reflect sales reported by the area's Multiple Listing Service. Average Sales Price for 2006: $337,913 Average Sales Price for 2007: $318,047 Average Sales Price for 2008: $284,537 And as of October 2009, the Average Sales Price is $203,505
HANG ON!!! The Skycoaster ride at Lagoon starts at 143 feet in the air and mimics skydiving and hang gliding. My husband and son were harnessed and then connected to the flight support cables. When given the signal, the flyers pull the rip cord, releasing them from the launch cable and rapidly swing towards the ground at speeds reaching up to 80 mph! The overall feeling is similar to that of swooping along the ground in a hang glider, or that of skydiving. It was exciting and thrilling just to watch them swoop down and (10 comments)
Sky Mountain Golf Course is a public 18-hole golf course owned and operated by the City of Hurricane in southern, Utah. The backdrop is amazing and showcases Zion National Park and the Pine Valley Mountain range. 6,383 yard / par 72 course SkyMountain Golf Course is offers carts and also has a restaurant / snack bar and clubhouse.. Sky Mountain Golf Course1030 North 2600 WestHurricane, Utah 84737(435) 635-7888
They Offer: PGA Golf Professional Full Service Golf Shop Full (13 comments)
In order to offset the spread of H1N1 or seasonal flu to patients in hospitals, Intermountain Healthcare announced stricter visitation policies. According to the new rules: Children under 14 years of age are not allowed in Intermountain Healthcare hospitals during the flu season unless they actually are patients Only 2 visitors at a time in a patient's room Patients with cold or flu symptoms will be required to wear a mask and wash hands frequently The Utah Hospital Association recommended the changes in order to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus and the seasonal flu. For more information (0 comments)
It seems that our household is a safe haven for lost, discarded and abandoned animals. This is Dixie the Cat and my son. At football practice one evening, Sebastian saw movement under a pine tree in the park. Once practice was over, he went to see what it could possibly be. To his surprise, it was small kitten! And this kitten wanted-to-play-and-they-did! By the time my husband arrived to pick him up, Sebastian had decided we needed to bring this baby home, of course, with our permission. How could we say NO? Needless to say, we gained another family member that day! (17 comments)
Go Denver! You are the team to beat this year! - 10/11/09 07:23 PM
Yahoo! The Broncos are 5-0! The last time they were 5-0 was in 1998 and they won the Superbowl!!! I became a fan when: 1975, when I saw a VW Bug that was painted orange and blue in honor of the Broncos! Reasons I like Denver Broncos: The players aren't spoiled, overpaid athlete prima donnas. It is considered an honor to play for the Broncos and players are accountable for their actions on/off the field. (That is my opinion and I own it!) After their back-to-back Superbowl wins, they were the team to beat! Favorite Games: Any game against the Raiders! (8 comments)
One of our favorite family places to go fishing & camping is Otter Creek Reservoir in Antimony, Utah. When we finish for the the day, the boys LOVE jumping off the boat and taking a swim, always racing each other back! The temperature of the water is usually around 60 degrees and they just relish it with shrieks of laughter and splashing each other! It's great fun...even if you are just watching!
Windermere Real Estate Southland Weekly Residential Report For Washington County, Utah SOUTHERN UTAH RESIDENTIAL WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 ~ SEPTEMBER 07, 2009
Current Week New Listings Closings Pendings Residential - 191 Residential - 65 Residential - 50 Land / Lots - 52 Land / Lots - 15 Land / Lots - 8 Prior Week September 23 - September 30, 2009 New Listings Closings Pendings Residential - 149 Residential - 61 Residential - 78 Land / Lots - 42 Land / Lots - 10 Land / Lots - 8 Month Ending September 07 - October 07, 2009 New Listings Closings Pendings Residential - 579 Residential - 229 Residential - 289 Land / Lots - 162 Land / Lots - 31 Land / Lots - 34
Prior Month August 07- September 07, 2009 (0 comments)
$225,000 Approved Short Sale in St. George, Utah and Close by October 26th! It's TRUE! - 10/10/09 11:13 AM
$225,000 will get you this clean, pristine, gently used 2,112 square foot home conveniently located just off Tonaquint Drive in the Legacy at Southgate, a golf course community. Complete with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, granite countertops, fully equipped kitchen, plus gas fireplace and 3 car garage! Buy as a second home or as a cozy year 'round retreat! Close to community pool, clubhouse, shopping and schools. MLS# 09-112682
Just Call Me Bloggy-Anna! - 10/10/09 10:37 AM
Let's help Candice WIN! Via Candice A Donofrio, Broker Fort Mohave, AZ Txt 928-201-4242 : I've been accused of Pollyanna overoptimism many times. I'll own that. But why change that if it works/? To me, that's just practicality!
I just figure that things will work out if I keep moving forward. And even something that seems negative on the surface is actually a blessing. In other words, RETROFIT A SETBACK INTO A STRENGTH. Aside from the occasional, temporary crash/burns a 52-in-December-post-menopausal-married woman (juxtaposition thoroughly intentional) would have ... I'm pretty darn lucky and would not trade my life with anyone else's. (3 comments)
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It's interesting how animals manage to find time to relax during their days while we tend to squeeze every waking moment in a frenzy to get as much done as possible. How do you relax? Is it reading, taking a nice brisk walk, meditation, going to the gym, taking an afternoon nap, driving to a place of reflection...blog?
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