bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: 6 Months Till Christmas... TODAY! - 06/25/16 12:47 AM

My son has a Christmas Countdown Calendar
but I confess that the on 25th of every month I take note of how many months to Christmas.
If you are just now contimplating purchasing a home and wanting to be in by Christmas you need to get on the stick NOW!
Your first step is to go to a lender and see what you can borrow. Banks, Credit Unions, and Mortgage Brokers each have slightly different lending rules they must follow so I recommend you check with one of each. Find out how much money you need to "have down" to obtain your home. If … (9 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Minot ND Housing Report for the week ending 06/25/2016 - 06/24/16 11:45 PM

Our BEST Week Yet For 2016
 
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.
Today there are 273 homes for sale in Minot, ND with 149 pending sales. The most expensive home listed in Minot ND is $995,000. The least is $50,000. and the average is $271,413. Average days on the market = 83 (Median days on the market = 59).
*This list is only of single-family stick built homes and does not include multifamily homes, condos, town … (2 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Where Is My Check? More Government Stupidity - 06/24/16 10:53 PM

Born on the 1st of the month? Your birth certificate may say so but not affording to Social Security. Another tidbit of our governments stupidity.
I became eligible for social security on May 16th. My coworker became eligible for social security on May 1st.
My coworker received his first check in the 1st week of June. I thus assumed I would receive mine two weeks later as my birthday was two weeks later. WRONG! I called SS and found out my check will be sent July 20th, more than 9 weeks after my birthday as opposed to my coworker receiving his check just 5 … (8 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Milkweed - 06/24/16 12:16 AM

While driving out to a rural property yesterday I noticed that the Milkweeds were just starting to bloom.
I immediately thought about how I should be seeing the Monarch butterflies very, very soon.
It's always fun to the Monarchs appear and to see their cocoons on the Milkweeds. I remember as a child the joy of bringing one of those cocoons home and watching it hatch some time later.
In posting this I thought I'd check to see 
what the "real" name of Milkweed is. It's Asclepias syriaca. I was also very surprised to read that this "common" weed is actually a big seller for folks buying seeds. … (17 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Sellers Beware and Be Aware Of Listing Agents - 06/23/16 12:58 AM

Let's assume you have decided to list your home for one reason... to SELL it!
Next step: Find a Real Estate Agent.
How do you determine which Real Estate Agent is going to help you accomplish your goal ... to SELL it!
Do you sign a contract with the hottest looking agent in town? Of course you do if you are a single young man who's hormones are running amok and you've lost sight of your goal ... to SELL it!
Do you list with a relative? It's hard to argue with this one even is your brother only sells a house every 2 years because you want to keep peace in … (15 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: 5 Years Ago Today A Was Very Surrealistic Day In Minot ND - 06/21/16 11:04 PM

5 years ago today, June 22nd 2011, is a day in Minot ND history that will never be forgotten.
This is the 5th anniversary of the day the sirens were activated to warn people to get out of their homes before the worst flood in Minot history destroyed 1/4 of the homes in town displacing thousands of people (my family included).
This is what my yard looked like after a month of record river flows ran through it.
Minot is still recovering and even 5 years later there are many reminders around town of the devastation but all and all Minot has rebounded well.
I'm going to suppress my … (8 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: I Was Greeted By A Beauty First Thing This Morning - 06/20/16 11:23 PM

Aside from the obvious, waking up beside my stunningly beautiful Bride, I'm talking about the first flower in our yard for 2016 (aside from dandelions).
I did not plant any flowers at all this year but I have planted poppies in the past and they are very good at volunteering to 
come back again and again. This one had perfect timing. Having raised poppies for many years I can tell you whether it is the variety with a full head like this one or the kind with 4 to 6 petals they do not withstand wind very well. I have seen flowers like … (16 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: When Will I Ever Learn? - 06/20/16 10:27 AM

Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend.
Said LORD POLONIUS to LAERTES in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
I really need to learn to quit volunteering my tools out to friends... and yes exfriends.
Having always been know as "Timm the Toolman" (even before Tool Time) friends frequently ask (or I volunteer) to borrow my tools.
I don't know why they even ask to "borrow", why not just say "Bob can I have your Drill until someone borrows it from me and never brings it back?". Or why not say "Bob, can I have your compound miter saw and I'll … (11 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Minot ND Housing Report for the week ending 06/19/2016 - 06/19/16 11:52 AM

This is the second good week in a row, Things are improving!
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.
Today there are 266 homes for sale in Minot, ND with 145 pending sales. The most expensive home listed in Minot ND is $995,000. The least is $50,000. and the average is $2709,230. Average days on the market = 85 (Median days on the market = 61).
*This list is only of single-family stick built homes and does … (3 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: My Fathers Day Cards, by Bob Timm - 06/19/16 07:29 AM

Yes I'm bragging again about the undeserved love I receive as the head of the Timm family.
 
Below are the smaller cards I received that I could scan.
 
The note on the left side of the card says I.O.U. Beef Jerky as that was the treat he wanted to give me but did not get to the store on time.
  
 
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bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: The Fargo Fine Arts Club - 06/18/16 11:31 AM

My stepfather gave me piles of old pictures before he died. I've been making an effort to get through them so I can pass on the ones my siblings may want. This picture brought back many good memories. My mom and Jim lived on the top floor of the Fine Arts Club for several years while my mom managed the club and Jim took care of the maintenance.
I don't know how many square feet this building is but I'd guess about 2,000 per floor. I remember the main floor had a full size grand piano, a stage, a banquet room, a large … (9 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: DadFest 2016 Minot ND - 06/18/16 10:10 AM

For the 2nd Year in a roll DadFest was a GREAT success. My apologies for not bringing it to your attention until about half an hour prior to closing but now is a good time to put it on your calender for next year.
DadFest is the brainchild of Minot's First Assembly Of God in coordination with a lot of volunteers and Huwe The House Mover Inc. The event is held on the Huwe's grounds, an in-town estate of about 100 acres.
This in-town estate has plenty of room for horse drawn wagon rides, parking for about 1,000 cars, and all the fun shown below. Besides … (7 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: A Walk Thru The Zoo - 06/17/16 11:40 AM

Yesterday we enjoyed a walk through the Roosevelt Park Zoo thanks to our local cable company. My daughter (16 years old) works at the zoo so even she wasn't with us... she was with us.

 Otters playing under water.
In case you can't read the plaque the bottom line really surprised me: "Great horned owls are the only animal that feeds on skunks on a regular basis.
The Roosevelt park Zoo is a great little zoo and it's easy to spend half a day there taking in all the exhibits, we, the Timm family, highly recommend it.
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bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Great Home On 10 Acres Of High & Dry Land - 06/17/16 05:28 AM

3,256 Sq' Home with 10 Acres Of High & Dry Land
 
This beautiful home was completed in 2012. Although it has a great open floor plan of the Kitchen, Dining, and Living room area there is plenty of space to "lose" oneself in with the sunny 4 seasons room, the huge family room, or any one of the 4 spacious bedrooms (not to mention the over sized 3 stall heated garage or just anywhere on the 10 acres of land that come with the house). You can set up the grounds for horses if you wish. Great views of the River Valley yet far from … (7 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: In Honor Of Flag Day, The ND Medal Of Honor - 06/14/16 11:45 AM

Show Us Your Home
As my entry into the Active Rain contest, Show Us Your Home by Debbie Laity , I made this video of The North Dakota Medal Of Honor Memorial just a block from my house. I recommend muting the sound as I did not do a commentary but a screeming kid added his two cents at the end.
 
This is a brief walk-thru of North Dakota's Medal Of Honor. The Memorial is located at the South end of Minot's Roosevelt Park.
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bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: DO YOUR DUTY! - 06/14/16 04:59 AM

Thousands of Americas young men and women died insuring YOUR right to Vote! If they can go fight on forien soil for your right to vote the least you can do is excersize your right. It's YOUR Duty.
It's primary day in many States (if not all) and voting in the primaries is just as important as voting in the general elections. Get out there and vote. I did!

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bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Minot ND Housing Report for the week ending 06/11/2016 - 06/11/16 02:21 AM

A Marked Improvement This Week
While I would still categorize our market as slow and a Buyers market we did see a good improvement in closings this week of single family, stick built homes with-in the City limits of Minot North Dakota. Here are the stats:
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.
 
Today there are 267 homes for sale in Minot, ND with 138 pending sales. The most expensive home listed in Minot ND is $995,000. The … (3 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Throwback Thursday, Ricks Wedding 1976? - 06/09/16 11:13 AM

Actually I don't even remember what year this was but as soon as my sister sees this post she will set the record straight.
Family weddings, I'm sure you have a picture like this one in a drawer or old photo album.
Back in 1976 this is how I would describe my family. Today if you asked me to describe my family it would be totally different. In 1976 it was (1st row) neices and nephews Heather, Josh, Jeremy, Chad & Stephanie. (Middle row) My sister, my mom, me, brother Rick the groom, brother Steve, sis-in-law, (far back left) bro-in-law (far back right) … (6 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Tonight Was Meet & Greet The Candidates - 06/07/16 11:46 AM

The Minot Home Builders and Local Lenders teamed up to have a "Meet & Greet" the candidates for Local, County, and State offices tonight. It was really a nice casual affair attended by Realtors, Bankers, and Home Builders.
It was easy to pick out the newcomers from the seasoned politicians as they gave their introductions. Some of the youngens stumbled a bit and one old timer who has been on the council far to long droned on reliving an old JFK speech.
They all did good and it was nice to see that almost no seat (City or County) was unopposed. The one category I wish … (9 comments)

bob timm realtor national marketing realtors minot nd real estate agent: Get Involved When It Comes To Flood Insurance - 06/07/16 06:25 AM

There is current legislation regarding flood insurance that everyone should get involved with if there is ANY chance your home our your community may be flooded.
5 Years ago, nearly to the day, Canada sent flood waters down the Mouse/Souris river that they new would destroy thousands of US homes because they didn't want the flooding on their soil. The flood destroyed many communities and a fourth of Minot ND, population roughly 35,000 at the time.
To date flood insurance is only available through FEMA. FEMA is talking about rates as high as $60,000. A YEAR! You will be required to have it if you have a … (6 comments)

 
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