Last Week's Favorites: April 24th - May 1st

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Oh!  No!  Just as I finished this, it freakin' disappeared!  OK, Pat.  Take a very deep breath.  Let's just start all over again and save in draft form a few extra time.  Yikes!

So, without further adieu, here are my favorites from last week:

1.  Bob Timm: Confession Of A Do-It-Yourselfer  Ah, a man who wears his tool belt on his sleeve.  Yes, handy is hot!

2.  Petra Norris: Ten Things To Do While Active Rain Is Down  If you went nuts last week, this will help you through any future episodes.

3.  Peter & Linda Phann: Failing Grade For Our Licensing Council  And on a much more serious note, this is pretty thought-provoking.

4.  Sharon Lord: 24 cities to find affordable historic homes - a slideshow!  Sharon links to a slide show that old house junkies will just love.

5.  Carol Neu: "The Democrats Forced Frannie & Freddie to buy risky loans and created this mess" -- I don't think so  Good analysis of a complex issue.

6.  Martha Brown: So....While AR Was Down What Did You Accomplish?  Another reminder:  more to life than blogging!

7.  Dennis Burgess: Egg-straordinary- and that's not always a good thing  As a DC political junkie, this post got my attention.  Easter, a week later.

8.  Nevin Williams: 500,000 reasons why owning is better than renting  This one is a reason that we don't hear about all that often.

9.  Dale Baker: How to Create Low-Care Gardening Areas Program in Ascutney Vermont  It's a lovely Localism post. 

10.  Ginny Gorman: Do You have a Student Heading to a RI College this Year?  Another local post with universal wisdom.

11.  Steve Hoffacker: Friday's Fotos - "Blueberries Getting Ready"  A perfect picture of one of nature's perfect foods!

12.  Elizabeth Weintraub: What Takes Short Sales So Long to Close?  This is good reading for agents who are not on Active Rain and do short sales badly.  Pass it on.

13.  Alan May: I'm back on my feed, again.  This is a lesson that you don't want to learn the hard way.  There's a moral to this story.

14.  Scott Hayes: Are You Paying Too Much Into Your Escrow Account?  Reading this made me realize that I am!

And 15.  Maureen McCabe: Furnace Friday - April 29, 2011  Oh, and I just noticed that Maureen is the newest member of the Active Rain Millionaires club.  If only it was about net worth in dollars!  Congratulations, Maureen!

That's all for this week!  See you back here next Sunday.



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Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Another great list of posts... Looking forward to visiting each of them and reading these great posts!

May 01, 2011 04:37 AM #5
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Missed the slideshow on historic homes, and architecture is something I'm really interested in. Thanks for another great list, Pat.

May 01, 2011 04:37 AM #6
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Pat - I'm very honored to be in your top list, thank you!  You picked some great topic that I have missed and must go back to read.

May 01, 2011 05:08 AM #7
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Some great ones, here.  thx for great Sunday reading.

So sorry abt losing your stuff. I've been having so many issues lately w/ my connection and AR, that now I'm hitting Cntl A Cntl C on every post and every long comment before I submit.  I feel your pain.

May 01, 2011 06:00 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Pat- thanks again for showcasing some very worthy posts.  As the numbers grow here on ActiveRain.. it's getting harder and harder to read every post.

May 01, 2011 06:09 AM #9
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Pat - yet another group of great posts and I will be checking them all out! How nice that you take the time to do your own weekly group of great blogs and AR members to check out - way to pay it forward!

May 01, 2011 06:22 AM #10
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

my favorite was number 14....are you paying to much into your escrow account. This was a really good blog post.

May 01, 2011 06:48 AM #11
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Thanks Pat, for the extra time you had to spend on this.  I've got to get reading, I missed most of these! 

May 01, 2011 07:21 AM #12
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Pat, thanks for a nod...and i have to give it up to Jane Peters who got me going on doing this post that had been in my draft for awhile!  Plus i got to check out a few i missed here..

May 01, 2011 08:03 AM #13
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon to you Patricia

Patricia, thank you mighty kindly! for the honor of my blog post being part of and being with all the above mighty fine bloggers of the ActiveRain community. The photos that I have in the blog post, area of two gardening areas at our home. The bigger of the two areas, I'm in the process of redesigning. As I'm working on it, I'm doing videos to help folks with their gardening.

Once again Thank you mighty kindly!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire 

May 01, 2011 09:15 AM #14
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing an excellent selection of blogs for your Last Week Favorites for the week of April 24th to May 1st.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 01, 2011 09:16 AM #15
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Pat..Great choices here ..I have to read these I have not read any of these ..Good Choices


May 01, 2011 09:58 AM #16
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Pat and you have some very familiar looking faces, and many of these members I follow at AR ... "How did you Know"?

VB ;o)

Can you say suggest?

May 01, 2011 10:52 AM #17
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA always, thanks for all the great reading suggestions!

May 01, 2011 02:48 PM #18
Betsy Schuman Dodek
Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate - Potomac, MD

Pat, You always find great posts. Thanks for sharing!



May 01, 2011 03:58 PM #19
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


What a lot of talent exists in Activerain. Hope you had a great day

May 01, 2011 04:13 PM #20
Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor
Conifer Homes - Buda, TX
If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow.

Well, you did it again -- found several blog posts that I missed during the week! Thanks for the great work.

May 01, 2011 04:25 PM #21
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Pat, I have come to rely on your Sunday favorites and you never disappoint!!

Will you be at the AR party on Wednesday. I know you are not swamped with listings 'cause I read your blogs.

Would love to see you.


May 01, 2011 04:36 PM #22
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Thank you once again for taking the time to make this weekly list of what we may have missed up for us!!! You are the best!

May 02, 2011 02:27 AM #23
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Queen Pat I am definitely going to find time to read Nevin's blog. I am sure there are not 500,000 reasons that you should buy instead of rent. However the title sure got my attention. Thanks for sharing. Great post.

May 02, 2011 09:39 AM #24
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