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2008 

There are times I wish I had a crystal ball on my desk to see what is going to take place in the future. I do realize that no matter what there are many variables that will enter into play. I could only hope that things will continue to move forward in a positive manner and soon what was an obsta...
12/31/2008
With the New Year about to usher in perhaps it is time to call Tom Braatzand make an appointment to sit down, roll up our sleeves, and start a game plan to start your investments before all the really great ones are gone. There is such a wide selection now, and the rates are good. I have access t...
12/30/2008
It just amazes me how well a lot of properties are priced. What even tweaks it even more is the great interest rates, some of the great programs out there for first time buyers, and the selection is superb. If you have ever thought about buying a home, moving up in a home, or any purchase in the ...
12/29/2008
You will want to make sure you put this number in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial: 1-800-goog411.  This is an awesome service from Google, and it's free -- great when you are on the road. You don't have to waste your money on information calls and you don't have to waste your time...
12/29/2008
I have noticed yet another trend lately that adds to the idea of being well connected and Internet savvy. With the expired listings that I go to the major questions is "What are you going to do different that _______ did not do?" "Well, that's a good question, and I am glad that you brought that ...
12/28/2008
2008 certainly was a year that came with great changes, sweeping examples of everything from searching our direction to realizing what we need to adjust, acclimate, and adhere to. It is my personal wish that everyone I know has a great and very Happy New Year. I know the New Year that comes will...
12/27/2008
It would seem that just when I get my goals all ready to be laminated, I wind up with the need to review, reconstruct, and alter them to be attainable. I remember Mike Ferry once saying "Too high of goals can suggest failure, but lack of goals can guarantee it." Indeed, I think Mike was absolutel...
12/27/2008
One common theme seems to be reappearing over and over again as I talk to, and interact with people, brokers, and consumers in the last week and a half, and more. What changes have taken place in the last two years and more have led everyone that should have, or needed to, look out of the box do ...
12/26/2008
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I was wishing all my wonderful friends Happy Holidays and it dawned on me all the wonderful Canadian friends I have. It would not be complete to be if I did not take a moment out and wish them a wonderful Boxing day this December 26th. Earlier today I was asking my friends on Facebook if they tho...
12/24/2008
As I wake up this morning I am once again greeted by the amazing amount of snow that awaits my shovel. This has become a daily ritual. It sure is beautiful stuff, but it still seems to get heavier with age. If snow and cold weather is what it takes that is fine. I just don't particularly like dri...
12/23/2008
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