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2012 

  The Best Laid Plans       Around the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas there seems often to be an extra PUSH at times from your buyers to be in "by the holidays”. It can add more stress (for everyone involved) to the usual stress around the holidays.       Trying to take a deep breath and ...
11/29/2012
    Fishhawk Lake Real Estate         What you need to know about your niche market  The devil is in the details!       In the minds of your clients, buying a home or lot is usually much more than just the price and location. There are many small pieces of information that when imparted by your c...
11/28/2012
                       What you can do with an abandoned building.           In the aftermath of the devastation of Sandy, this single young lady has an idea that she formulated while living in New Orleans.       Simple, impactful.       It can take devastation and give people opportunities to sh...
11/27/2012
  On the morning walk today, there was a cacophony of sounds coming from the higher elevations.  It started with the choral coyote chorus from the hilltops up past Fishhawk Lake (where I went hiking last month and found all of the "crap")...first one in a high-pitched howl, then others joined in,...
11/26/2012
New Girl Spreads Her Wings from Florida to the Mountains!   I would like to introduce a sparkly and fun lady I just met, Donna LaConte, whom I ran across while writing/reading the AR blogs and it was truly a fun post!   She’s a realtor, an artist and I thought she seemed like she had been writing...
11/26/2012
Fishhawk Lake Record Heavy Rains for Pacific Northwest This week proved to be a bit dicey in the potential flooding of our Fishhawk Lake area as well as Vernonia. The first real flood we had here at Fishhawk Lake was in 2007. We had torrential rains, mudslides, fallen trees and all in about 4 hou...
11/23/2012
After reading Debbie Reynold’s post about her most memorable Thanksgiving being any that she spent with her dad, it has prompted me to write about what I miss most about sitting around that table with my family as a kid at Thanksgiving.   We certainly feasted, as Mom always prepared tons of food,...
11/22/2012
Fishhawk Lake Realtor Walk Through Nature   In doing research for my recent blog about the Northwestern Salamander, there were many photos of frogs that popped up, too.   And since I have a closeup of the Common Tree Frog, (which I found to be very elusive, he didn’t seem so common to me!) I deci...
11/19/2012
Speechless Sunday Salamander   This pretty fella is one of the regulars that we see on land as the season becomes a rainy one at Fishhawk Lake. These salamanders are found often in the waters of Fishhawk Lake throughout the year and rise to the surface to grab bugs, or take in some air (I’m guess...
11/18/2012
  Fishhawk Lake Real Estate Recycle your writing skills!       In the many webinars I’ve taken through ActiveRain, someone along the way mentioned to write for your local paper, offering localism posts about events, history or whatever you feel passionate about.       I write so often about Fishh...
11/14/2012
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