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A BPO or a DPETGOOTCO? A Broker Price Opinion aka BPO is done so quickly, I have to question its accuracy. The $25 to $50 the bank pays a real estate agent to take a photo and place a value on a property is hardly worth the effort. It should instead be called a DPETGOOTCO or Doesn’t Pay Enough To Get Out Of The Car Opinion! Are the upgraded features in a home considered when hurriedly fulfilling their obligation to the bank? Based on my experience regarding BPOs, I'd have to say no! A house that has laminate countertops and (21 comments)
Motivational Monday: Looking ahead and planning accordingly - 05/30/11 01:03 PM
Motivational Monday: Looking ahead and planning accordingly Usually by now we’re on the lake, poles in the water anticipating the next tug on the line. Cooler is stocked with food and drinks, music is playing, the day set for family time. Instead, my husband is working in the yard, our youngest son is at a friend’s and I am here attempting to write an inspirational post. Our oldest will now begin his first full-time job in Pittsburgh and time off will come a few weeks a year. He begins a new chapter of his life while we adjust to the void (20 comments)
Southern Utah's red rock vistas and sandstone bluffs create a veritable playground that is waiting to be discovered by you! Yes, you! Experience warm days and cool nights while playing a round of golf at the Ledges or hiking Snow Canyon State Park. Panoramic views exude a timeless beauty like no other, anywhere. Come out and play today! (14 comments)
Attention Buyers: If you want it, then show it or kiss it goodbye! It is difficult to escape the fact that everyone has been talking about how it is a buyers market and everything seems available just for the asking! So as you prepare to submit an offer to purchase that dream home, keep in mind that if you low ball, then ask for unreasonable terms, your offer may be quickly rejected, setting the tone, perhaps preventing you from a successful transaction. If you want it, then show it! As a listing agent, my priorities to my clients are to (13 comments)
Overcast skies with opaque cloud play create a monotone atmosphere until a small amount of sun begins to burst through lighting up the blue! Everything that it touches comes alive while yearning for more of its concentrated efforts. As I rounded the volcano right before getting home in Veyo, Utah, this was a gift and wanted to share it with all of you! Thankful for small bursts of sunshine this day! (15 comments)
Prior to my nephew's home purchase, he needed some lender advice. The information he received was paramount to the loan approval. He followed his mortgage professional's directions without deviating. Right in the middle of qualifying, his girlfriend's car broke down and instead of racking up another bill, they carpooled until the transaction closed and recorded. I am so proud of you, congratulations Rocky and Amber!
........................................... A credit score is what lenders use to determine if you are credit worthy when applying for a loan or opening a line of credit. (8 comments)
Are you doing your best to achieve your goals? This Century Plant is and will expect no less of itself. Set those goals and reach and reach and reach, the sky's the limit! There is much we can learn about accomplishment by observing nature. ........................................... The flowering of the Century Plant's main stem is an amazing event and quickly shoots up seemingly overnight with big yellow flowers, reaching heights up to and over 25 feet. The Century Plant is an agave or succulent originally from Mexico but also exists nationwide in warmer, drier climates including the St. George, Utah area. It has a series (16 comments)
And I am so, so proud of the young man that he has become! Kind, generous and with a heart of gold is how others describe him. With a touch of humor that can lighten any mood and keeps me laughing through tears at times.
Sebastian will graduate from Dixie High School in two days and will travel to Pennsylvania to take a job shortly after. It will be the first time he has been away from home for more than a weekend (31 comments)
Uninvited house guests...er pests! Some of the best things in life grow on trees and pecans especially bring back the memories of childhood days living at my great-grandfather's house in Cataula, Georgia when we used to: gather these nuts peel the husks off wash the shell clean / dry put them in penny candy paper bags sell them at the curbside Those were the carefree days of summers growing up, enjoying the mild winters and playing outside year 'round. We often had times when the cockroaches overran our house and learned quickly that by putting food in airtight containers reduced their (11 comments)
There are eight homes on the property. Many were built on-site while others were rescued from destruction piece by piece. Green Hedge Manor (circa 1872) aka Thomas Judd Home - National Register of Historic Places) Bentley (11 comments)
What is the difference between being grateful and showing gratitude? Being grateful is usually a verbal response to an action and showing gratitude is an action to a response. A heartfelt Thank you is nice but a heartfelt Thank You with a Hug may mean more to the receiver. Right? Allow people to know that you are appreciative of their efforts and every now and then, add a little something: A gift certificate A favorite plant A personal greeting card A call to express thanks An invite for coffee or lunch It (20 comments)
Peppermint sticks, salt water taffy and tangy hard candy. This is what comes to mind when I think of these whimsically colored roses. It appears that Mother Nature hand-painted each one when she designed these vibrant southern Utah blooms!
These attention-getters are not shy whatsoever, visually reaching out to all admirers.
I'm taken in by their beauty! How about you? Happy Wednesday to you all! (22 comments)
MERS, MARS & MID - Oh My! The Washington County Board of Realtors monthly luncheon was held a Bloomington Country Club in St. George, Utah. The presentation was given by Chris Kyler, Utah Association of REALTORS Chief Executive Officer. The agenda included the following subjects: MERS - Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems or MERS, is a registration system for mortgage lenders. MERS was created by the mortgage banking industry to streamline the mortgage process by eliminating the need to prepare and record paper assignments of mortgages. Quiet Title Lawsuits are coming to Utah - Lawyers may ask for trust deeds from (11 comments)
Motivational Monday: Can or Can't? You're right! Being successful comes from possessing a true belief in the direction you have chosen. A desire that spans every waking moment, a straight-on drive toward achieving set goals, whether long-term or short-term. It takes focus and: Overcoming negative influences Focusing in a positive direction Formulating a cohesive plan Challenging yourself to move ahead Confronting fears early on that may hold you back If you think you can or can't, you're right! Do I think I can fail? It's possible. Do I believe it? Heck no because I think I Can! How about you? (26 comments)
A youngster commits to the moment, not a second back nor a glimpse ahead and sees a world without taint, intolerance, anger or blame. Their unbridled joy lights from the eyes spreading throughout the face, igniting the hearts of those present! I am thankful for the little ones. Happy Sunday to you all! ........................................... “Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of to-day. It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of (21 comments)
The southern Utah area is thriving with plenty of sunshine and good weather as we continue through Spring! There is never a lack for activities to participate with new events coming on every year! The Ford St. George Ironman was an amazing success and will be back again next year along with the excitement of iron-clad competition! Now is a great time to buy in the St. George area with a great selection of homes at amazing (8 comments)
Southern Utah ~ May 12-15th, 2011Nestled at the foothills of Zion National Park!
The Boys Are Back In Town!! Join the PBR as they take Southern Utah by Storm Once Again!! St. George Utah, May 8th, 2009 the PBR swept into town and blew over 4000 fans away! With PBR riding fans numbering the millionsaround the U.S., emerging stars that give PBR ticket holders their money’s worth, and one of the fastest growing sports in the world , the PBR is a one-way pass to exhilarating competition and stunning action. (6 comments)
Thankful Thursdays: Cardboard Campout at Dixie State College What do Dixie State College students and the homeless have in common? The Cardboard Campout overnight event! It helps raise money to give the the local Dixie Care & Share facility for those in need! Students ask friends, peers and family for donations, find a cardboard box and decorate with designs and sleep outdoors overnight with fellow classmates in order to make our community a better place through giving. For a $5 donation any student can participate. Homelessness is growing in our country due to: divorce drug abuse declining mental health poor (11 comments)
Happy Other's Day! Your Day, your way! Feel like celebrating but it's not a holiday? Make up your own! That's right! Create a holiday all your own and cut loose! You can: Bake some cupcakes Can some tomatoes Have a pizza eating contest Ride a unicycle while juggling Make up a new dance Or do absolutely nothing Your day, your way! And it can happen any other day of the week, month or time of year or every other day of the year! You are in charge! So have FUN and Happy Other's Day to you!
Motivational Monday: Get out...Now! Feeling drained or running near empty? Take a break! Get out! And about! Re-energize! Now that Spring is indeed here, the outdoor sights, smells and sounds just beg for attention! You can: Birdwatch Visit a peer Ride your bicycle Go for a walk Run with your dog Sit in a city park Go take a hike Plant some flowers Picnic in a park Whistle a tune Sing a happy song Read on a bench Grab a pole and fish Smell some flowers Call a friend for lunch Pull some weeds in your garden Grab your camera (14 comments)
When I think of Mother's Day, many words come to mind; nurturing. loving, caring, it's those exact actions that mean the most. A person who is nurtured, loved, cared for tend to show others the same. Moms come in all sizes, shapes and personalities but one thing is sure, without them we wouldn't be who we are today. So Thank You mom for being you and loving me, for ME! p.s. I picked you some of your favorite flowers, enjoy them! (15 comments)
It has helped my business but I'm NOT going to pay for it! Huh?! I read a post a while back and the blogger admitted she had gotten referrals from her participation on ActiveRain. She went on to say that she didn’t want to pay for AR’s membership and was thinking of leaving the site. I thought "Why?" and think, why not pay for something that works and has the power to move your business forward? A yearly membership would pay for itself after a transaction or two. The power of ActiveRain is far reaching and the ongoing benefits are (26 comments)
As the margaritas flow in many bars and restaurants throughout the day and into the night in celebration of Cinco De Mayo, a quieter alternative to the evening's festivities is the SUSWA Concert Series in Ancestor Square, downtown. Enjoy the evening’s cool breezes in St. George, Utah while relaxing to music brought to you by the Southern Utah Song Writer’s Association members. Tonight’s featured artists are Laura Lounsbury and Jerone Wedig. Bring a chair or a blanket and relax, the entertainment is free and easy on the ears! The (13 comments)
We all need a place to escape, somewhere there are no pressures, deadlines or demands. A destination that allows you to feel free to travel about its space without hinder or judgement, to slice through one point of view to another with ease. For us, it's floating on the lake. Ahhh! And first one to catch a fish has to kiss it...I've kissed more than just a few! Thankful indeed for the opportunity to reflect. (21 comments)
Yesterday I posted a blog about the Ironman coming back to St. George, Utah and guess what, I am still on page one, that's #1 on Google when I look up Ironman St George 2011! How sweet is that?! I do like the positive impact of ActiveRain and Google. Together they make a powerful team! http://activerain.com/blogsview/2277183/the-ford-ironman-st-george-is-back-for-an-encore-may-7-2011-st-george-utah This got me excited and wanted to share it with all of you. Blogging works, just ask me! (9 comments)
It's a game we play, Ashley and I! I've looked into those vivid green eyes several thousand times, each time astonished with their beauty. Does she know that? Most likely not. Her needs and demands are simple: Be our #1 outdoor kitty Full body rub including tummy Catnip when she's feeling frisky Fresh food & water daily in dish Tasty treats / tuna on special occasions All she has to do is give me that look and eye give in to her special demands! Did you blink? Eye bet you did! (19 comments)
The Ford Ironman St. George is back for an encore! May 7, 2011 ~ St. George, Utah They're baaaaack! Those indestructible, ironclad triathletes will return for another grueling 140 miles of running, biking and swimming in St. George, Utah, May 7th, 2011! The race encompasses some of the most beautiful country in the United States of America, right here in southern Utah! 1. The race starts at Sand Hollow Reservoir in Hurricane, Utah at 7:00 a.m. where nearly 2,000 athletes will go for a 2.4 mile swim. 2. The athletes, on their bikes begin the next phase of the race and go 112 miles from (5 comments)
Things To Do in southern Utah ~ LOS LOBOS at Tuacahn Ampitheatre - May 4, 2011 Just in time for Cinco De Mayo, Los Lobos, a Mexican folk music, Tex-Mex mixed with rythym and blues group will be performing at Tuacahn Ampitheatre on May 4th, 2011. This group has been playing together and producing records since the second half of 1970s. Los Lobos ("The Wolves") are a multiple Grammy Award-Winning band. One song that comes to mind when I think of Los Lobos is "La Bamba," the Ritchie Valens classic. Loyal fans will love this show! La La La La Bamba... Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 ~ 8:00 PM MST PURCHASE TICKETS NOW! ~ $19.50 (6 comments)
Motivational Monday: Growing Season never ends! Are you into your Growing Season? I hope so! When it comes to improving business, every day is an opportunity to expand and realize newer and greater ways to gain measurable results by pushing your business forward. It's as simple as: Contacting past clients Reaching out to new contacts Creating a farm in an outside area Getting out to meet and greet Advertising in a popular venue Sponsoring a community luncheon Volunteering time to a special cause There are many ways to reach out and gain community exposure in your area or cultivate outside selling areas. (18 comments)
What an amazing turnout in southern Utah for American Cancer Society Relay for Life! As I walked aound the track, I began to take pictures of the Survivor Displays and ask questions. I was very humbled by the many stories told of loved ones who are survivors and touched by the families of people who had passed. Wow! This is one amazing experience that grabs the heart! There is a passion that exists among the many volunteers and purple is the color that describes the energy, creativity plus the dedication of (17 comments)
Southern Utah has over 300 days of sunshine per year while offering mild winter temperatures for outdoor activities every day! Add that to the picturesque canyons, red rock cliffs, sandstone bluffs, clean air plus small town atmosphere you’re Home, Sweet Home! Come and experience Southern Utah for yourself!
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