The Good, no Bad, and the Ugly!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

It seems like gradual changes can happen suddenly.

The GOOD!

When I walked by this tree yesterday the buds looked like little pearls. That caught me eye because the pearls looked good. Today many of the "pearls" have fully opened and it looks even better. It also is releasing it's beautiful aroma.

The Ugly!

Even though we have only had a few day with temperatures above 50 degrees the street repairs have begun in earnest. This is the 2nd downtown project on our block alone this Spring. No wonder people are apprehensive about coming downtown.

The Good news about this project that is going on across the street from me is that it is part of a renovation leading to The City Of Minot City Hall being moved to the downtown area. Hopefully this will bring more traffic and notoriety to my son's business, The Titus & Philemon Art Gallery as well as to my own business Ward County Notary Services.

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Comments (28)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Bob,

Thanks for the photos..can't imagine 52 degrees in May! We have road construction just like Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 365 days a year!

May 26, 2022 07:52 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We have to get ugly before we can get beautiful. This happens often when they try to do street repair Bob 🙂

May 26, 2022 09:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob like Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  mentioned same story here in Los Angeles.... what I find ironic is they do it on busy streets during rush hour.... having lived about 15 years in Europe I noticed that they  did  road construction in the middle of the night not to interfere.... just a different mind set, Endre

May 26, 2022 11:06 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

And that has been one of the warmer days so far Dorie Dillard Austin TX BUT today we are supposed to have our first 80 degree day of the year. People won't know what to do.

May 27, 2022 05:33 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is for sure Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS and sometimes they do a great job. On the other hand when they just "fix" potholes they always return the next year.

May 27, 2022 05:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I agree Endre Barath, Jr. and I image it has a lot to do with labor union demands as well as State payroll regulations. We often do have evening and weekend work going on here BUT it is usually tied to deadline bonuses or penalties.

May 27, 2022 05:37 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that there is always construction going on that prohibits us from completely enjoying the roads around us.

May 27, 2022 06:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Maybe I should add our harsh winters as a PLUS Brian England being they guarantee no road construction for several months of the year. 😃

May 27, 2022 06:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Bob.

Have a great day and a very special Memorial Day weekend.

May 27, 2022 07:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You as well Roy Kelley . I don't have much planned but I know I will find a lot to do this weekend.

May 27, 2022 07:57 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob,  I hope this helps bring people to downtown in Minot.  I know construction has to be done but it can effect business.  Make it a great weekend!

 

May 27, 2022 08:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... here in Charlotte we've got lots of green on our trees and have had for a while... as for the construction, it's never ending.

May 27, 2022 08:53 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I'm glad I've lived in my town for over 50 years and know all the ways to get around construction because it's a constant from Spring through Fall.  When I was on my trip last Fall it was interesting navigating through construction detours because I didn't know the area. Even my GPS got confused a time or two.

May 27, 2022 10:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Will Hamm , yes it will in the end but it is a hassle now. A few years ago they totally closed Main Street to put in new sewer and water. It was a 3 year project and caused many businesses to go out of business.

May 27, 2022 12:46 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I can imagine Nina Hollander, Broker with the growth of the area and a climate that accommodates year around road construction.

May 27, 2022 12:49 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Great point Carol Williams . My GPS units are old and no longer updated go now I rely on Google on my cell phone which works pretty good.

May 27, 2022 12:51 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I notice a lot of repairs going on in our Downtown Sacramento too, Bob.  I hope you have an enjoyable holiday weekend.

May 28, 2022 02:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, glad to see leaves on your trees!   Construction does begin once the snow stops....sad fact.

May 28, 2022 06:42 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat . While the downtown construction is a pain for all involved it sure is nice when it's completed.

May 28, 2022 10:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Joan Cox I really love seeing the green trees once again but this year they are really raising heck with my allergies.

May 28, 2022 10:09 AM