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Discussions involving Big Rapids and Surrounding Area Real Estate.



Seems like I could start every conversation these days with "are you kidding me?" and at some point in the chat it will play. Whether you are talking to fellow agents, lenders, insurance agents, inspectors, appraisors or clients, everyone one has a "are you kidding me" moment they have ran into r...
My morning ritual begins about 4am with a good dose of Active Rain posts with toast and coffee. This morning's post by Justin Bowers caught me totally off guard. His post "I cannot understand why real estate professionals waste their bloggin on AR. Please help and explain." Justin questioned why ...
The Big Rapids Wheels in the Field car show will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 9am thru Sunday, August 01, 2010 10am right here at the Big Rapids Fairgrounds, bring the whole family to go back in time with these classic cars. Last year it was a great event and this year looks to be even better....
Friday July 30th is the date to remember for the 2010 Barryton Homecoming Days this year. It's a must do if in the Barryton area this week. Great time to bring the family downtown for the parade and other fun events through out the day including a fantastic truck and tractor pull. See you there a...
With the hot days of summer upon us a "Must Do" when in Big Rapids is to check out our community pool. The City of Big Rapids operates the Charles E. Fairman Community Pool from mid June to mid August. Swimming Lessons are provided at a nominal charge. If you cannot afford lessons, please check w...
Most of us fill our schedules without looking at the long range forecast. It probably wouldn't help as they are rarely accurate here in Michigan. Today I have 7 cottages to view and looking at the radar it is going to be a wet day. Showing homes in the rain has both advantages and disadvantages. ...
When I first started real estate I noticed a trend of those struggling most in our business were also the ones you would find playing games on their computer instead of finding ways to make money. This week I was thinking about how quiet it had been when I realized I was actually playing an onlin...
In today's world it seems easy to become angry and bitter. With everything seemingly stacked against us some of us are lured to the dark side. One thing I like to do is look at all my friends and think about which one of them I want to emulate. We all have a friend who is mad about everything. If...
The Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce had their monthly Rise and Shine in Paris this month. Paris, Mi of course. What a great way to start the day mixing with other area business owners and their employees. The Rise and Shine Events along with Business After Hours are just a couple of the ...
I just left the Big Rapids Summer Concert Series at the Band Shell behind the Middle School right on Michigan Ave. This week the featured Free Wheelin', a bluegrass band that did a fantastic job. There was a great mix of bluegrass music mixed in with some humor and singing. As I walked up they p...

Randy Ostrander

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