ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2017 

For this month's challenge I'm going to ask everyone to go back and cleanup 10 of their older blog posts. If you are a new member the challenge is for you to write 16 blog posts this month. When I first started blogging, I didn't have any idea what I was doing. I sat down and wrote about local ev...
03/03/2017
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." It's common wisdom that we should get three estimates and take the lowest bid.  That's just being an intelligent consumer, right?  But I would argue that the lowest bid is rarely the best choice. Now if t...
03/03/2017
Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Zucchini pancakes that are crispy on the outside but tender within are called Mucver (pronounced moosh-vair) and are very popular in Turkey. This recipe was recommended in The New York Times.This version has not just shredded zucchini, but also tiny clouds of feta and a s...
03/02/2017
Book Recommendation: Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Last Days of Night (2016) is a historical novel about the legal battle over who invented the light bulb by The New York Times bestselling author Graham Moore. Dolores and I enjoyed this book and recommend it for your reading list. Click on t...
03/02/2017
For this contest name three brands outside of the real estate realm that you trust. Then, write a paragraph for each explaining why you trust them. Apart from top-of-mind status, brand loyalty is the most sought after commodity in your real estate practice. Loyal clients trust you. They choose yo...
03/02/2017
Take a drive and turn down any residential street and I assure you that each house has a story to be told.  A story of challenges, and perhaps even sprinkled with perseverance, commitment, tears, hope and joy.  Those are the ingredients that turn a mere house into a home and that's why being a Re...
03/02/2017
Craft Beer Selection: Imperial Stout by The St. George Brewing Company Chef Dolores selected our happy hour craft beer, Imperial Stout from The St. George Brewing Company in Hampton, Virginia. If you enjoy dark beers, you may wish to try this award winning Russian Imperial Stout. We visited the b...
03/01/2017
Book Recommendation: Commander in Chief by Mark Greaney Commander in Chief  (2015) is volume number twenty in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series. Tom Clancy died in 2013 and this novel was written by Mark Greaney. This is a excellent series that I recommend for your reading list. Click on the links to...
03/01/2017
Take a few moments to watch the interesting video in this blog. Yesterday, my husband, Bernie wrote a fun post about our area birds and their fun names. In a comment, my friend Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 shared a photo of a Killdear. Since it's Oscar weekend, it seems o...
03/01/2017
It's not unusual for my clients to report having received considerably higher scores from their credit card companies versus the scores received from their Residential Mortgage Credit Report (run when applying for a mortgage and relied upon by Lenders during Underwriting).   The Simple "Cure" tha...
03/01/2017
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