linkedin: How much did you make off Trayvon Martin today? - 03/23/12 01:44 PM
How much did you make off Trayvon Martin today?

How much did you make off Trayvon Martin today?
$10 each. “Get your Trayvon Martin Memorial Rally shirts here!”  Or something like that.  Amazing how so many folks want you to believe they’re in favor of “justice”, while they’re all in it for fame and the Almighty Dollar..or $10.  I don’t know if this entrepreneur is strictly a local franchisee of some sort…or if he’s part of some entrepreneurial co-op…or… Never mind- this guy is just flat-out making money off of a dead kid.  Nothing cute about that.  And nothing cute … (9 comments)

linkedin: Oh where have you gone, Common Courtesy? - 03/23/12 10:19 AM
Oh where have you gone, Common Courtesy?

Common Courtesy (and it's significant other, Common Sense) seem to have become much less common over the last week or so...or maybe it's just that some of my tenant prospects are just plain rude and inconsiderate.
Need to re-schedule a showing appointment?  No problem.  Forgot about me until I called to confirm- so you need to call back with a better date?  Cool.  Gotta cancel (even at the last minute) 'cause your dog ate some homework from that Pre-Med class you're takin', and you just have to re-do it right now?  OK, not … (16 comments)

linkedin: Love America? Hire a Veteran Today - 03/20/12 01:56 PM
Love America?  Hire a Veteran Today
Why are the simplest of things often hard?  Why is “common sense” so uncommon?  And why the heck is the unemployment rate for our returning war heroes higher than our nation’s overall unemployment rate?
As my granny used to say, “Somebody oughtta be ashamed”.  In this case, America, that “somebody” is all of us.
Love America?  Hire a Veteran Today
12.1% to 8.7%- veterans lose.  Our country’s heroes leave the Jersey Shores, South Beach and all points between there and California‘s coastline. They leave family, friends and all luxuries behind- from a trip to that great steakhouse down the street to making … (10 comments)

linkedin: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #21 - 03/19/12 02:52 PM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #21

Another senseless Central Florida fatality... this time, a young girl taken from us far too soon.  This falls under the watch of Deland Police Chief Bill Ridgway and Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson.
May God bless young Julianne Hobbs' family- and may the motorist responsible for her death be found soon.

FHP: Girl, 14, killed by hit-and-run driver Updated: Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 10:53 AM EDTPublished : Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 10:53 AM EDT
DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a … (0 comments)

linkedin: Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #20 - 03/19/12 09:50 AM

Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #20

I've hit better milestones, I can assure you.  But today's story is my 20th one about a needless or careless pedestrian fatality here in our Central Florida area.  We can surely do better, folks...a better job of following the traffic laws ourselves, and a better job of teaching our children how to do so.
 
And law enforcement can surely do a better job of enforcing our pedestrian laws.  Does anyone really enjoy driving down the road at 40-50 mph and having someone just stroll out in front of them?  … (5 comments)

linkedin: Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #19 - 03/19/12 03:05 AM

Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #19

Falling under the watch of Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood and Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson, here is yet another example of what happens when human meets machine.
It's a battle on the machine's home turf that the human will never win.
 
Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #19

Police name pedestrian killed in Daytona Beach A pedestrian has died as a result of a Thursday night traffic crash in Daytona Beach, police said.
The victim has been identified as Ralph Albert, a 50-year-old transient, … (0 comments)

linkedin: Tragedy, racism and a circus: the death of Trayvon Martin - 03/18/12 06:48 AM
Tragedy, racism and a circus:  the death of Trayvon Martyr Martin

 
Tragedy, racism and a circus:  the death of Trayvon Martyr Martin
 
Editor’s note for those outside of our little part of America:  Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old young black man when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a Hispanic man.
I hate this Trayvon Martin story….hate it, hate it, hate it- for it’s a story filled with nothing but losers.  Death crowns no victors save the one(s) who’ve gone home to see the face of Jesus- and the circumstances surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death are known but to … (11 comments)

linkedin: Legends...Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier...Dennis Burgess? - 03/17/12 03:06 AM
Legends...Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier...Dennis Burgess?
 
Legends...Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier...Dennis Burgess?
 
Legends...Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier...Dennis Burgess?
Let's go back to grade-school...Which of these doesn't belong with the others?  OK, you got me!  While I'm a pretty good guy and all, I've got no dang reason to include myself in with these true legends of college football.
Except that...yours truly, Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess, has switched brokers- and is the newest member of...here it comes- Legends Realty.
After a period of thought, advice, counsel and prayer, I arrived at my … (4 comments)

linkedin: Real estate's hot...from "OC" to shining "OC" - 03/14/12 07:34 AM
Real estate's hot...from "OC" to shining "OC"
 
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/home/la-fi-rents-20120313,0,1272680.story
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-03-14/business/os-orlando-home-sales-20120314_1_orlando-realtors-sales-pace-existing-home-sales
 
Real estate's hot...from "OC" to shining "OC"
It's been a long time...for many, a looooong time.  Signs that the overall real estate market is improving are everywhere, though- from Orange County, CA to Orange County, FL (or as I see it, from the West coast's "OC" to our "OC").
 
The story from California is encouraging, and goes along with what I've seen here in the past few months- it's become an investor's market once again.  Rents are going up- and that serves to help me overcome what it often my biggest … (5 comments)

linkedin: Dear Dwight Howard: Please go...just go! - 03/13/12 09:55 AM

Dear Dwight Howard:  Please go...just go!
A ton of folks have tried to get our Orlando Magic All-Star Dwight Howard to stay here- including the fine folks who crafted this sign:
 

Dear Dwight Howard:  Please go...just go!
Me?  I arrived here as a Houston Rockets fan over 4 years ago, and I can honestly say I've become a true Orlando Magic fan.  Went to the NBA Finals with 'em a couple of years ago...saw Kobe and Pau hoist that dang gold trophy as I swiped confetti from the top of my head.  I've seen some great Magic wins and … (2 comments)

linkedin: ACCENTuate the positive...ATTITUDE is everything - 03/13/12 04:17 AM
ACCENTuate the positive...ATTITUDE is everything

ACCENTuate the positive...ATTITUDE is everything
Sounds simple enough, right?  Well, many folks have trouble with this concept- leading me to believe it might be a bit harder than I've always thought it to be.
Or perhaps the concept is easy and the practice is that elusive and unsolvable riddle many of us would be well served in by mastering.
ACCENTuate the positive...ATTITUDE is everything
I don't use ACCENT by accident- or solely for the cuteness of ACCENTuate.  Rather, a funny thing has happened over the last few days involving the way I talk.  I've had … (4 comments)

linkedin: THIS post won't be a feature...but maybe it should be - 03/06/12 11:27 AM
THIS post won't be a feature...but maybe it should be
  
THIS post won't be a feature...but maybe it should be
In honor of Steve Noble.  Semper Fi.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/obituaries/os-obit-steve-noble-20120306,0,5836227.story
Posts like this one don't get featured- and I think I know why.  I mean, this is a "real estate site".  It's one where few of us would visit were we not a little interested in "real estate stuff".  Features are about mortgage rates, closing techniques and even some boring ol' property management-type things like repairs.
I'm honest enough to admit that I've written posts I considered feature-worthy, only to be disappointed when they weren't included … (46 comments)

linkedin: Support our military, Mr. President- and leave TRICARE alone - 03/04/12 05:40 AM
Support our military, Mr. President- and leave TRICARE alone

Support our military, Mr. President- and leave TRICARE alone

Support our military, Mr. President- and leave TRICARE alone
In recent days, much has been said and written about Rush Limbaugh and a Georgetown law student who may or may not be a prostitute or a slut.  It's shaped up to be a nice diversion from President Obama's budget proposal that does our nation's active duty military folks and retirees a great disservice.
Obama calls for $1.8 billion in cuts to TRICARE (the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and … (4 comments)

linkedin: How are YOUR New Year's resolutions going? - 03/04/12 03:54 AM
How are YOUR New Year's resolutions going?

How are YOUR New Year's resolutions going?
Today's edition of the ActiveRain Daily Drop includes a post from Kerrie Greenhalgh (Marching Into Success, http://actvra.in/wH6).  In it, Kerrie questions why blog posts are up versus last year's statistics, but commenting is down (and markedly so, I might add).  Heck if I know.
You see, I wrote a post on the subject as well- ("In 2012, I resolve to..", http://actvra.in/rjL).  I looked back on the number of posts and comments I'd made over my then-year on ActiveRain, and felt I'd done a bit too much posting and … (0 comments)

linkedin: Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #17 and #18 - 03/04/12 02:48 AM
Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #17 and #18
Man....after a brief pedestrian death hiatus, the Lord's calling folks home in two's!  For the police on the scene to go with "they appeared to have beem drinking before the crash" without the benefit of any blood tests or breathalyzer readings, I'd say they found must have found some beer cans in the vicinity.
Yet another preventable tragedy- this one falling under the less-than-watchful eyes of Leesburg Police Chief William "Bill" Chrisman and Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders.  Enforcement of our traffic laws is a great deterrent- and can save lives … (0 comments)

linkedin: A good agent is key as market improves - 03/03/12 05:26 AM
A good agent is key as market improves

A good agent is key as market improves
In the past month or so, a number of stories have heralded what many of us here in the Orlando area have known for some time now- the market is improving.  I've written of how rents are increasing for the first time in a long time, and REALTOR.com's list of "Top Ten Turnaround Towns" has Orlando placing #3 in America as median sales prices continue to increase:
http://www.realtor.com/blogs/2012/01/31/realtor-com-top-ten-turnaround-towns-central-florida-orlando-lakeland-winter-haven/
This is all well and good, but none of this matters if you don't have a … (0 comments)

linkedin: My problem with Rush Limbaugh is... - 03/02/12 01:39 PM
My problem with Rush Limbaugh is...
Both the politically-inclined and the politically averse have surely heard tell of radio king Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke (or the lady who may forever be known as the "third-year Georgetown law student").
Following her testimony in front of some Nancy Pelosi kangaroo congressional hearing (where she lamented that birth control pills are just too danged expensive and could very well cost her upwards of $3,000/yr if she had to pay full price), Rush referred to Fluke as both a slut and a prostitute.
My problem with Rush Limbaugh is... not that he called … (28 comments)

linkedin: Baseboards, tile, grout, vent fans..and the all-important shower curtain - 02/29/12 03:39 AM
Baseboards, tile, grout, vent fans...and the all-important shower curtain

Baseboards, tile, grout, vent fans...and the all-important shower curtain

Baseboards, tile, grout, vent fans...and the all-important shower curtain

Baseboards, tile, grout, vent fans...and the all-important shower curtain

Baseboards, tile, grout, vent fans...and the all-important shower curtain
In dealing with rental properties, the home/townhome/condo's bathroom may very well be the room in the place that presents opportunities for problems like no other area.  I'll just touch on a few of them here, and- you guessed it- they deal with baseboards, tile, grout, vent fans...and the all-important shower curtain.
Baseboards... … (4 comments)

linkedin: Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #16 - 02/28/12 07:46 AM
Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #16
It's been a while... Admittedly, I haven't actually been reading the print version of the Orlando Sentinel every day- so there's always a chance that some deaths slip by me.  I truly think we've had a couple of weeks without one, though- which may be a record in these parts.
At any rate, this is a short story.  It's not sweet by any means, though.  It's yet another preventable death, yet another family left to mourn- and yet another young lady of 28 years old that must carry the memories of this … (0 comments)

linkedin: Poor Trulia advice: Their 5 things to consider before renting out your home...and my thoughts - 02/28/12 06:06 AM
Poor Trulia advice:  Their 5 things to consider before renting out your home...and my thoughts

Poor Trulia advice:  Their 5 things to consider before renting out your home...and my thoughts
Today's issue of LinkedIn Today contained an interesting column by Tara-Nicholle Nelson.  She's Trulia's Consumer Ambassador of some sort, and she's written the following Q/A on the topic of 5 factors to weigh before renting out your home:
http://www.rethinkrealestate.com/http:/www.rethinkrealestate.com/5-factors-to-weigh-before-renting-out-your-home/#
I respectfully disagree with her in some areas, so I'll offer my thoughts here and go according to her points...
1.  What's the state of your state?  First thought is "What … (9 comments)

 
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