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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario
Information about the Quinte region in Southern Ontario, Canada
I have been working with computers since the mid 80's, but one of my sons is the computer guru in our family. He has gone on to work at levels of programming where I am left nodding as he speaks, not understanding everything of course, but very glad to learn what I can about what he is doing.Rece...
It's been an interesting start to my real estate career. The economic downturn left almost everyone I talked to "hanging on" to see what would happen next. Now, just as the market comes alive, Ooooopps!For the first time in my life, I have laryngitis. It came in over a couple of days last week, t...
There is a 30-second video on YouTube that is humorous, but it comes close to describing the discrepancies that we sometimes see in terms of how different people view the value of a home.  Sorry, I don't know how to embed video an AR post, so I will need to ask you to follow this link:http://www....
Hi. I have a couple of questions for those of you who more experienced in using the paid outside blogs. I have started setting mine up, but I see that I still have the old, unpaid, outside blog showing on my account. Is it a good idea to trash the old blog to avoid confusion, and, if so, how do y...
Up here in Ontario, Canada, the snow has melted and we are just a couple of weeks away from having an explosive growth of beautiful spring plants. I can hardly wait! Here is a picture of a trillium (the provincial flower for Ontario) that I took last spring:
Here's a cute story that I heard recently: An agent was showing a home to a young family that included a 4-year-old daughter. The little girl seemed to be quite nervous and she kept asking her parents if they could all leave.  The tour continued with all the usual aspects of a showing, including ...
Up here in Ontario we are in the perfect season for making maple syrup ... cold nights, sunny days ... beautiful! And what good country boy wouldn't feel the urge to get out there and continue a tradition that goes all the way back to beyond recorded history when the natives started to gather map...
When I was a youngster growing up in Ontario, Canada, we used to hear Thanksgiving stories (likely from the US), about Thanksgiving being celebrated by eating a turkey. This wasn't the kind of turkey we saw wrapped up in plastic in the grocery store, though, it was a wild turkey - something that ...
Well, I think my first draft of this must have gotten lost out there between all the zeroes and ones, so I will try this post again. Please excuse me if it turns out to be a double posting!Sunrise taken at Moira Lake near Madoc, Ontario, Canada. The ice is just beginning to melt, so it will take ...
Ready for some good economic news? I know I am, so I was delighted to see this article in our local newspaper last week: In January and February of 2008 building permits in Belleville, Ontario amounted to $2,428,908. With timing that is es...

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