Mike Engeman's (mengeman) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Momentum Realty Group
            With approximately 636 acres, Woodbury offers a perfect blend of great parks, beautiful gardens, and abundant shopping.  Woodbury also offers a 30 acre resort-style and centrally located park that is packed full of amazing amenities.  The Commons, as it is called, offers a huge recrea...
About two months ago, a buddy and I embarked on what can best be described as the ultimate mancation, four days in the marshes of Louisiana hunting alligators and hanging out with some of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever met.   On our first night, we were greeted at the airport by a fr...
Many potential homeowners are in a state of indecision when it comes to making that big purchase.  Unable to pull the trigger after witnessing the catastrophic events of the past few years, many are waiting to see if the estimated 5-10% drop in real estate prices is really going to happen.  The m...
I had a conversation with a good friend of mine yesterday who owns a few properties in a small Oregon town.  He shared with me a story that is not unlike that of many people who have been devastated by the bubble burst and predatory lending. He has lived in the same town for most of his life and ...
If you are looking for a great last minute alternative to trick or treating, Mariners Church in Irvine has a couple of options.  Harvest Carnival is geared toward kids 5th grade and under who can enjoy a plethora of safe and fun activities, including a Ferris Wheel, petting zoo, reptile zoo, face...
When it comes to buying a home in Irvine, you really can't go wrong.  That being said, Quail Hill Irvine stands out as an upscale community that caters to singles and families alike.  With 14 different neighborhoods ranging from apartment living, to condos, to starter homes and luxury living, Qua...
If you are looking for a place to find that perfect pumpkin, the city of Irvine has a few great pumpkin patches to choose from!     Tanaka Farms - Pumpkin Patch    Located at 5380 3/4 University Drive, Tanaka Farms offers a truly great pumpkin picking experience.  There is no cost for parking or ...
  One of the biggest misconceptions in business is the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".   Many businesses both big and small who share this sentiment put themselves in precarious situations.  They ultimately end up being vulnerable to the innovation of their competitors, resulting i...
This past weekend I had the opportunity to watch the Womens U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team play an exhibition match at Irvine Valley College, and as a volleyball coach, I was impressed with the incredible talent that was displayed.  But, sitting there,  I couldn't help but think of all of the years...
Years ago, while running my construction company, I learned one of the biggest lessons of my business life. I had received a lead from one of the lead generation companies I used on a regular basis and after reading through the scope of work, I decided that I wasn't going to contact this potentia...

Mike Engeman

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