bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: JUST A LITTLE BIT OF HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - 07/13/15 09:59 AM

While camping this weekend we were parked right under a small cluster of trees. They were very noisy trees. Not because the wind was blowing threw them at a pretty good clip (and it was) but because there were several nesting birds of different species in the small cluster of trees.
The little guy in the picture above got himself kicked out of the nest no less then 3 times in the 24 hours we were there. Each time my daughter Tina and I would put on gloves, to keep our scent from making him undesirable to his mother, and put him as … (9 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: The Closest FREE Campsite To Minot ND - 07/12/15 09:34 AM

The Closest FREE Campsite To Minot ND
When you have a pull behind camper and an under powered vehicle to pull it you look for camp sites close to home just in case your vehicle says "heck with this" and dies.
My 1987 Honda Odyssey with 173,000 miles on it has been a real trooper but I'm sure the day will come when it says "enough".
Our maiden voyage to the campgrounds for 2015 started with a Google search. I typed in Free Camp Grounds. Wouldn't you know it, there is even a website called free camp grounds... or something like that. It showed us Buffalo Lodge … (7 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: BLUE HOUSE FOR SALE - 07/09/15 04:57 AM

BLUE HOUSE FOR SALE
It's my new listing, and it's BLUE
$239,000
This is a very nice and well kept home on North Hill and I'm delighted to be representing it's owner. The Blue House is located in a very good North Minot neighborhood and has lots to boast about. Let's start with the yard. It's been well kept and although it is a pretty standard size the back empties into a coulee thus your neighbor to the back is about a half a mile away.
The home is a split foyer with 4 bedrooms, 1-3/4 baths, and a double garage that is sheet rocked and … (24 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Sometimes A Name Just Doesn't Fit! - 06/30/15 10:15 AM

Sometimes A Name Just Doesn't Fit!
I was going to make this a rant but after watching some You tube videos I'm not as sure as I was about this company being the dendrolatry Satan I suspected it to be. I'm talking about a large multi-state firm called Wright Tree Service. I wish to avoid being as sophmoric as calling them Wrong Tree Service or Wright Tree disService but I can't help it when I think of the total distruction they weilded on my street and many others in Minot ND.
We once had a beautiful tree lined street like the one pictured below.
Then they … (25 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE - 06/25/15 12:27 PM

WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE
 
If you were out early this evening in Minot you may have expected to hear Darth Vader's booming voice welcoming you to the dark side.
This front rolled in very fast and also exited very fast but not before dumping a lot a rain in a very little area and a whole lot of thunder and lightning. On my way across town I had never seen so many people just gazing up at the sky. Pretty much everybody that I saw outside was awed by this sight.
The whole thing just seemed to say to me "Which side do you want to … (10 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: AGAINST ALL ODDS - 06/23/15 07:01 AM

AGAINST ALL ODDS
Against All Odds
 
It would seem to be an outright miracle that this plant is alive, much less thriving. Growing threw the minutest of cracks in a cement floor, inside a building, and with no know source of water.
 
I think we have all known or heard inspiring stories of people who, like this plant, over came great odds and flourished despite their circumstances.
 
When we hear those stories our own troubles seem small and we feel a bit ashamed but in a matter of time, often to short of an amount of time, we are back to feeling sorry for ourselves, … (34 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: FREE TV IN MINOT NORTH DAKOTA - 06/22/15 04:14 AM

FREE TV IN MINOT NORTH DAKOTA
If you are like me you like FREE things. Free food would top the list but this post is about FREE TV in Minot ND.
We do not pay for TV in our home because there is just to much crap out there on pay TV that we do not wish to expose ourselves or our kids to.
We do not pay for TV because we do not need 100 or 200 or 1,000 excuses (some call them channels) to sit on our butts, get fat, and polute our minds with images, language, and thoughts that run contrary … (12 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: DADFEST 2015 Minot ND - 06/21/15 03:07 AM

DADFEST 2015 Minot ND
Please accept my apology for not posting this before the event instead of after. I knew this event was coming for at least two weeks and I had already decided that I and my family would attend. I hope you will put it on your calendar for 2016.
Dadfest is the brainchild and labor of love of one of the local churches. It is open to anyone who has/had a dad, is a dad, or what ever. Obviously it is a festival to celebrate dad and honor our Father in heaven. That being said it is not a religious event.
There were 8 … (4 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Real Estate 101, Can A Realtor Work With A FSBO? - 06/19/15 05:43 AM

Can A Realtor Work With A For Sale By Owner?
Many home buyers today are confused as to how to deal with a For Sale By Owner, also known as a FSBO.
Will working with the home owner directly save me money?
Can I have my Realtor contact the home owner and continue to work for me?
There are a thousand answers to those two questions ranging from a flat out YES to each of them to a more abstract "Heck No" to both questions.
Let's cover some very basic ground on each question starting with Will working with the home owner directly save me money?
It might … (2 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Real Estate 101, What Are Dead Loops? - 06/15/15 11:39 PM

Minot Real Estate 101, What Are Dead Loops?
When driving in the Valley area you will see the Mouse River but there are other bodies of water that look like a river but are actually "Dead Loops".
After the historic flooding of the Mouse River in 1969 many steps were taken to prevent such a flood from happening again (regretfully none of which helped to stop the great devastation of the flood of 2011). Along with building dikes and dams along the river the Corp Of Engineers redirected the river so that it would flow smoother and faster. Redirecting the river created the "Dead … (7 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Is Your IQ Zero? I believe the Government thinks so. - 06/15/15 05:54 AM

Is Your IQ Zero?
I believe the Government thinks so.
 
 
Yesterday I was at a daycare and I saw this poster. It states specifically that this is for ADULTS! If any of the information below is news to you then you may not want to fess up to that fact.
You can see at the bottom of the poster it mentions N Carolina but I found it at a ND site so I assume the Feds circulate it to each State.
Have a good day and don't forget to wet hands before washing.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Shirley Park / Scandinavian Heritage Park, Minot ND - 06/14/15 09:43 AM

Shirley Bicentennial Park AKA
Scandinavian Heritage Park, Minot ND
This Minot ND Park is an oasis in the midsection of Minot's main street, Broadway. Now I don't mean it's in the middle of the street, I mean it's at the heart of town, just South of Downtown. You will see from the pictures why it is a favorite of many.
There are many statues like this commemorating famous Scandinavian persons in history. (Longefellow)
There are several tributes to skiing and skiers.
There are several buildings honoring Scandinavian architecture. This is the Stave Church which can be rented for weddings and the such.

This globe is made out … (11 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot ND Home with Horse Property - 06/11/15 05:22 AM

Pre-Listing Notice
 
I am very excited to announce the upcoming listing of another “Mini-Ranch”. My last property listing that accommodated horses had multiple offers in a short order. Let me tell you about this one: The home is the largest manufactured, stick built home I have ever seen. The home measures 32’ X 84’ and has 2,400 square feet of living space. It is a 2014 home with 4 Bedrooms (3 large and 1 HUGE), 2 full baths, two real stone fireplaces, great open floor plan, 2” X 4” interior walls (this is truly a “stick built” house on a metal frame), … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot ND Open House, MLS#142987 4Bedrm 3Bath $185,000. - 06/10/15 06:10 AM

OPEN HOUSE, THURSDAY 06/11/2015
 
3 bedrooms upstairs, 1 non egress down. 3 bath rooms. There are no "small" rooms in this house (not like some where you scratch you head and wonder how they call that a room). New flooring in the entire home, new kitchen cabinets, counters, stove/range, microwave hood, and refrigerator. New bath vanities and medicine cabinets. Formal dining area. Master bedroom suite. Freshly painted inside and out. Way, way, way above the flood plain. Finished full basement. Nice private yard. Large patio area. Close to Jim Hill Middle School. This is the best priced home in town. This home … (1 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot ND, Mentally Defective Person Alert! - 06/04/15 02:05 AM

Mentally Defective Person Alert!
 
I realize not everybody reads the paper or watches the news at night so I think this news story needs to be told anywhere people may read it.
Over the last two days there have been reports of a mentally defective person getting their jollies out of firing a rifle (I assume high powered) at random homes, buildings, and vehicles in Minot ND.
Two of the reported shootings have been near my home and an undisclosed source has stated that there was a third one near my home where shots were fired into a kindergarten classroom. All together I'm aware of … (19 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Real Estate 101, They Are Off To The Races - 05/31/15 09:44 AM

 
 
The
Time
To
Wait
Is
Over!
 
 
 
 
 
 
They Are Off To The Races
 I was about a month off on my prediction that the market would explode in the spring but the EXPLOSION is here now.
For those of you who were wondering if I lost interest in blogging this month, because of my inconsistant posting, the answer is no, this ol' dog has been running like I've never run before!
Even though the number of listings are nearly double in number of what they were at the beginning of the year, sales have been so rapid we are even seeing old inventory fly off the shelf.
Some … (4 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT @ 814 5TH AVE SW MINOT - 05/28/15 12:10 AM

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT @ 814 5TH AVE SW MINOT
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Thursday 5/28/2014
Over 1,000 square feet on each floor. 3 Bedrooms on the main floor and 1 non-egress in the lower level. 3 Bath rooms. All new floor coverings. New cupboards and cabinets. New bath vanities. To many updates to list. The best value in town. Preview here.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Is conservative politics turning people away from Christianity. - 05/26/15 11:55 PM
Is conservative politics turning people away from Christianity.
 
If you have never listened to Breakpoint, a 4 minute commentary on Christian radio stations, today would be a GREAT day to start. Breakpoint was started by the late Charles Colson and is currently hosted by John Stonestreet and Eric Metaxas.
Todays commentary is very enlighting. A recent poll showed a decline in the number of people who claim to be Christians. Let's start with this:
The New York Times claimed, part of the reason is the “politicalization of religion by American conservatives.” The one outside expert quoted in the piece reinforced the notion of a … (12 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Our Wild Pet - 05/26/15 12:06 PM

Our Wild Pet
This little guy/gal has been hanging around since early spring/late winter.
We have become quite attached to him and are trying to name him but we have not settled on a name yet. The one person who is sure is my Bride who has named her Honey.
It's not good to get attached to a bunny in our neighborhood as we have one of those infamous "Cat Ladies" across the alley who has several cats and now 4 kittens roaming around as well. We also have a neighbor with 3 well trained hunting dogs as well.
Currently Honey lives under Tina's playhouse which is … (18 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: ND Metal Of Honor Memorial, Minot ND - 05/25/15 05:31 AM

ND Metal Of Honor Memorial, Minot ND
In honor of Memorial Day I want to share with you the 19 Hero's of North Dakota's Metal Of Honor Memorial located in Roosevelt Park in Minot North Dakota. After photographing each plaque I went back home, gathered up the family and we brought cleaner and shined up the plaques. I apologize for using the pics I took before cleaning but I wanted to post this before the day was over.










 
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