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Real Estate Agent - Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - RB14037276

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2013 

One thing that I have to confess, is that I have fallen behind on the inviting people to join AR, and although I have entered several AR contests, I have to give my wife KUDOS, since she does it all. She is away doing one contest or another, and has signed up a number of AR members, including me,...
12/27/2013
2 Days left to File Tax Exemptions for 2014 I was at the tax office today and was quickly reminded that people were standing in line to make their mortgage exemptions, homestead exemptions and old age exemptions. For those that have forgotten or have not checked to make sure these exemptions were...
12/27/2013
I'm taking down the Christmas lights Tomorrow! It's not that I'm a Hum Bug. It's because I waited until after Thanksgiving to put them up.  The weather was snowy, windy, icy and whatever mother nature could throw at me.  (Sorry, unable to download photo)  Every year I crawl up on the roof to put ...
12/27/2013
I have seen Evelyn Johnston build her book of business by leps and bounds over the years, just because she keeps in touch with her past clients. She involves them in projects, such as the hot dog parties and the gingerbread parties. She even rewards her best referral clients with dinner and a Bro...
12/26/2013
The Aftermath of Christmas! Don't turn Happiness into a tragedy The excitement of Christmas to children explodes when it's time to open the presents. In our family, my wife and I buy for each other, but all the adults decided to only buy for the children.  When you have a large family, the cost o...
12/26/2013
School is out for the Holidays. The Children are Everywhere! This is the time of year when it appears the neighborhood kids are out of control. No School means freedom for a couple weeks.  Compound that with a winter playground and a week before Christmas, and that means CAUTION!   It seems that ...
12/19/2013
I cringe when I hear two words 1. FSBO and 2. Verbal Contract I remember what these folks went through as I showed them several homes while Evelyn was occupied with something else, like closings. Not sure what they were, but anyway they were so excited when thy found this home, that was a FSBO, a...
12/19/2013
Midwest Museum of American Art..Over 3,000 works of Art in Elkhart, Indiana This is the time of year to visit Historical places and exhibits inside, such as the Midwest Museum of American Art, in Elkhart, Indiana. On a recent tour by members of the Elkhart MLS, we had the opportunity to visit and...
12/19/2013
The History of Elkhart, Indiana ....... Paul Thomas Remembers it All.  Who is Paul Thomas, You Say?  Let me tell you. Paul Thomas was not here before Elkhart, but he lived here all his life.  Mr Thomas ran a small business on North Main Street. Paul Thomas Shoes was in the middle of Elkhart. He s...
12/19/2013
Things Happen When You Need Them the Most!!!! There are things we have, but don't use them on a daily basis, but when you go to use them, something happens and it doesn't work.  Your windshield wipers are there for you to use, but all of a sudden, in a downpour, they break, or you go to use your ...
12/18/2013
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Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
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