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2013 

  Here's for all of you loan people (and the rest of us who could use a good laugh) in the world....I just got this from one of my "peeps" at NW Mortgage Group, Inc in Portland....LOVE THEM and they have a sense of humor!* If you ever want to work with wonderful people in the loan business, pleas...
06/28/2013
Thank you, Bob Crane for sharing valuable information on how to keep our forests healthy. We are surrounded by them in the Pacific NW and especially Fishhawk Lake. Please leave any comments on Bob's blog.FAQ  What is Hygrading and why is it so Bad??   Hygrading is the slow destruction of a forest...
06/27/2013
Realtors Do Not Try This at Home--OR at Your Listing! We've all had our less-than-stellar moments as realtors, getting ourselves into fixes that we can barely get out of. Today was one of mine. I was busy taking photos of a new listing and went out onto the 2nd floor deck to take landscape shots....
06/26/2013
Fishhawk Lake View from the Back of the Boat Sometimes a simple photo of sun on the water and the view facing the back of the boat on Fishhawk Lake can be just as exceptional as the view from the front.   This particular photo was not retouched....the star effect was THERE and I did nothing to en...
06/22/2013
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-A Referral! There is no better compliment in this business! My Portland friend, an exclusive buyer's agent, Carla Muss-Jacobs just called a short while ago to offer a potential client for water property! (We met for the first time at out Portland ActiveRain meetUp in 201...
06/20/2013
Water Dog Weekend Lovely weekend with mostly sunshine, work, weeding and a bit of downtime on the boat going around Fishhawk Lake since it was Father's Day! The dogs all had a good time, later when we took a trip around on the pontoon. Here's Kasa, taking a command position on the boat. Then, she...
06/16/2013
Marte, I want to thank you for today's missive as it shot right into my heart! I hope that others will take the moment to read this, do some self-searching and get back on track, create a different mindset or whatever it is you need to pick yourself up and say I can DO this WELL and be successful...
06/15/2013
  Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Attending the Inspection--Valuable Lessons   I always attend my inspections. There's a fountain of information in those! I've had inspectors say, "well, all the agents do is sit in their cars and talk on the phone"--not me! Not only do I want to be shown what's wrong, ...
06/15/2013
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate The Seven Year "Switch" This is my 7th year of being a Realtor®. Unlike getting the Seven Year Itch, I don't want to walk away from this crazy business. It's been remarkable how many sellers have decided to sell and list with me. Also many buyers are coming from all over...
06/13/2013
Summer on the Farm Moments Like These They don't come around often enough...taking the time to enjoy a passion, a purple blue sky and the waning of the day. I had just finished giving my palomino, Summer some apples and then she went back to grazing. It was a simple moment on the farm. It calms m...
06/11/2013
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