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2011 

Here's Your Reality Check, Mr. Seller         In a vacation-oriented community like Fishhawk Lake, where most homes are quite often second homes, selling your vacation home in less than a month of being on the market is a miracle.   Here’s the scenario: older widower decides to put his 17-year ol...
10/29/2011
A sad tale this is. This home had been on the market for a very long time. It had been bought, totally remodeled and put up for sale for a long time, going through two different realtors. It had been bought in February of ’08 for $59,900 and 7 months later, after an extensive remodel, went back o...
10/28/2011
There are times when I feel like I’m the luckiest girl in the world!  I live on a lake in the country, I get to do what I love and when I drive anywhere out here, it always offers opportunities to take delightful pictures of the countryside, weather changes, out-of-the-way places. Being on Active...
10/26/2011
    Fishhawk Lake Creepy Creatures Nature with all of her faces can be interesting, and well….creepy, too. I have sometimes been in the right place at the right time at Fishhawk Lake to catch some of those creepy creatures…some you may not recognize because they don’t frequent your area. Some are...
10/24/2011
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      I believe that people who leave us give us gifts. It is up to us to find them, unwrap them and treasure them. Whether that means holding them forever in our souls as a part of us to hold close or whether that means to share this gift with the world is up to us to figure out.       Some leav...
10/21/2011
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Our Day in the Sun! Today was one of those October days that everyone wishes for.  I had to head into “town” for the whole day (Portland) and basked in the amazing bursts of color and the autumn leaves skipping across the road as I drove the 90 minutes from Fishhawk Lake...
10/18/2011
You Better NOT Talk to My Sellers- The Ethics of Being a Realtor   As a new real estate broker, you better read up on the ethics of being a realtor or you are going to find yourself in trouble.   Just recently, this came up because a new agent, BRAND NEW, who used to be a mortgage broker and live...
10/16/2011
  I heard a song yesterday that resonated with me both for the timing of it and the lyrics. I was busy doin’ my thing, and then all of a sudden, I really heard these lyrics. And sometimes, it’s just the right song for the moment. It reflects what many of us are going through when we, as people in...
10/16/2011
STEP AWAY FROM THE ELECTRONICS!   I’m having computer problems and it’s in being repaired, so I’m having to get creative (a little black magic?) about getting my work done out here in the middle of nowhere at Fishhawk Lake without my main system.   Well, the way this morning has gone, it is begin...
10/12/2011
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate Fall Frenzy!   Today has been a frenzy of activity. It started out with three new listing appointments set up, a counter offer, an agent calling about acreage I have listed, a ridiculous repair addendum, a seller who said an agent couldn’t find her listing on RMLS (CRAZY...
10/11/2011
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