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I have been mulling over the idea of joining the Android users but have been waiting for Alltel to bring us the Droid. I noticed we now are offered an HTC Wildfire which has Android capabilities. Anyone out there have any feedback before I jump in and can't get back? My local Alltel rep told me h...
I honestly think I had less issues changinghomes than when I decided to upgrade my PC. At least I picked one with the same operating system but all the little programs we don't think about stop working. Usually because the passwords were left behind. Not a hard fix but a time consumer. The worse ...
Everyone in real estate knows we have to spread our sphere of influence as far reaching as we can but sometimes it creates conflicts of interest for us. Recently I had a buyer working with a lender that was a referral by a cousin. After inspection the home required a few repairs and the lender ca...
With this post I will have hit the 200,000 points here on the Rain and I am more lovin it than ever. I have learned so much by just daily reading the posts. It is now part of my morning ritual but I have learned you really need to check back throughout the day as there are just so many good posts...
This month the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be held at Ferris State University's Michigan College of Optometry. This will give our members a chance to see what $27 Million looks like from the inside. Using state of the art technology and the public having acce...
Our small Board of Realtors in it's infinite wisdom joined a large MLS site called SWMRIC, which was going to allow our agents access to the listings for most of the Western half of the Lower Peninsula here in Michigan. Sounds great on the surface but one minor detail. While all of these Boards h...
As many of you know I am enrolled in Leadership Mecosta. It is a 9 month class to help area leaders better understand their surrounding area, it's needs and strengths. This month was on Health Care and Human Services. Every month I am surprised by the amount of need in our area. When you hear sta...
The news is out. Geo Group will be reopening the prison in Baldwin, MI. The NorthLake Correctional Facility will be accepting prisoners starting around May of 2011. Considering the number of inmates at around 2,500 and with a staff of another 450 the Northern Lake County area will be a hot spot f...
I have to admit I will miss 2010. It was one of my best years in real estate. Active Rain was a huge part in that as I am here reading posts every day at 4am, drawing from the positive energies I find. I know some had a pretty rough year and I love the way the thought of a "New" year spurs them b...

Randy Ostrander

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