AR Contest - You Might Be From _______ If ...

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April's ActiveRain Contest

You Might Be From _____ If ...

United States and Canada MapJeff Foxworthy made a good living and reputation with his comedy routines "You Might Be a Redneck If ...".  Although his examples were extreme, they always contained a kernel of truth that people could relate to.

Every city, county, state and province has some unique characteristics that help to shape its residents, their culture, and their lifestyle.  What seems natural in New York City could seem very strange in San Francisco.  Those traits help to define who we are and how we act.

This contest challenges you to think about what makes where you live different and special.  Your post title should read "You Might Be From (insert location) If ..."

Your post can be in one of two formats:

1) A list of places, characteristics, and observations about your city, county, state, or province similar to this post.  Include links, maps, pictures, and graphics where feasible to help your readers gain a deeper understanding of your location and what you're describing.

2) Choose one seemingly unique place, characteristic, or observation about where you live and write about it.

To earn your 500 point bonus, leave a link to your contest post in a comment here by April 30th.  Explain why like-minded people should want to live where you do!



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Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest.  He enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.

To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook.  You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.



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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Here is my entry and thanks for creating this challenge..

Apr 30, 2015 03:43 AM #103
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Better almost late than never, Rick: here's my post about you may be from North Carolina if..


Apr 30, 2015 04:21 AM #104
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

Better late then never, right Rick Obst ? My post is at

Apr 30, 2015 07:01 AM #105
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Really enjoyed this. You Might Be From Franklin TN If...

Apr 30, 2015 07:03 AM #106
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Rick I made it - just in time and I rode my horse instead of using the banana jet! What a fun contest - GREAT JOB! I've had a blast reading everybody's posts and a BLAST doing one myself.  Thanks for the FUN


Apr 30, 2015 07:03 AM #107
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

This is one contest that was as much fun to watch as it was to be a part of Rick Obst. Some tidbits about Hobe Sound, Forida.  

Apr 30, 2015 07:51 AM #108
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my Lake Sinclair what if post.  Not what I had planned, but where did the time go.

Apr 30, 2015 09:25 AM #109
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I had to do a little thinking and past history came back to me quickly.

You Might Be From Connecticut If ________

Apr 30, 2015 11:33 AM #110
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Rick, Got it done right under the wire. Here is my post. Thanks for hosting this contest. 

Apr 30, 2015 11:39 AM #111
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I wish I could have done justice to my town but I had a time limit and it's the last day of April. However, I do speak from the heart here.

Apr 30, 2015 12:24 PM #112
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

I had been collecting these for several years, just never did put it together until now. click here  You might from Hawaii if...... It was so long had to create part one and part two will come out in a bit. Rick Obst thank you for handling this contest, great JOB!

Apr 30, 2015 12:53 PM #113
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

And at the last minute here I am with...

You Might be from Elkhart if...

Apr 30, 2015 01:01 PM #114
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Lots of interesting reading here!  Here's mine:

You Might Be From Scottsdale If....

Apr 30, 2015 02:35 PM #115
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I hope I did this right!

You Might Be from Texas if ...


Apr 30, 2015 03:23 PM #116
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, it's still 90 minutes left....and here is my entry

"You Might Be From Mumbai if..."

Apr 30, 2015 03:37 PM #117
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

oops, I know I'm tardy. Wrote it but forgot to post it. Even though I won't get the bonus points I love my city and state and want to share it anyway. Great idea for a contest! BTW, Congrats on becoming  an AR Millionaire Rick that's a huge accomplishment.

Here's the link:

Apr 30, 2015 08:15 PM #118
Rick Obst
Eugene, OR

Thank you to everyone who participated in this ActiveRain contest, commented on the posts, and took the time to read one or more of the entries.  The contest may be over, but that doesn't have to mean the end of posts that share what's so special about where you live and work.  Let it Rain.

May 01, 2015 12:41 AM #119
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Just coming're well over the 7 figures mark.

Nice work Rick.

May 01, 2015 05:41 AM #120
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S on your millionaire status Rick, well deserved and definitely earned!

May 06, 2015 09:24 AM #121
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Hi Rick,

How did I miss this? I'd have definitely participated if I'd seen it in time. But, since I didn't, I'm just bookmarking it to come back and read - and read - and read! 

Good fun! 

May 04, 2016 08:28 AM #122
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