Joplin, MO Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary to Emil and Gertrud.  Her father was a bank manager and her mother was an accomplished pianist. At the age 12 she won a beauty contest in Vienna.  As a child she would take long walks with her father as he explained how various technologies in society functioned.One day, she forged a permission note from her mother and was hired at the age of 16 as a script girl.  By the time he was 18, she was in the movie business.  She married Friedrich when she was 18.  However, Fredrich was a controlling husband, she disguised herself as a maid and fled to Paris.  She arrived in London in 1937.  From there she made her way to Hollywood in 1938.  Her career lasted 28 years.  She died in 2000, she was 85.What you may not know about Hedwig i...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I’ve been absent from AR a couple of weeks now. Not by choice, but by circumstance and technology challenges...We set out on the road for Missouri on the morning of August 11, 2015 with my 1st wife Bev and her husband of 38 years, Keith. We’ve been good friends forever and share a daughter Tawnya and 3 grandkids Tyffanie, Jake, and Tannyr...That said... :O) ... It was an amazing 5400 mile trip across country and back. We drove a 1998 Dodge 3/4 ton diesel 5 speed manual with a 28 foot trailer. Something I’m not used to doing, but for the most part, it was a blast and I only thought I was going to die 4 or 5 times.Headed east on Interstate 90 near St Regis, Montana, August 11, 2015.The years went by so fast and the kids are grown and now married and the youngest Tannyr is 13 now, and 6 fe...
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
FHA Loan Joplin MOIf you're looking to purchase a home in Joplin, Missouri then look no further than the Darren Copeland Mortgage Team of LeaderOne Financial.  Darren and his team at KC Loan Tips are mortgage experts, specializing in home loans from FHA, VA USDA and even conventional loans.  They been in the business for over 12 years and can help you make the right decisions when it comes to buying a home in Joplin, Missouri, especially if you're looking to use and FHA Mortgage.I hope you've already watch the above video and learned some of the great benefits to this mortgage program which was first offered to soldies returning from WWII.  The FHA mortgage program was designed to help these soldiers, by allowing them to pay a smaller down payment in exchange for a small monthly fee and...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 307   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Here’s one for you history buffs and baseball fans.  Ever hear of Moe Berg?  He was a third-string player.  Why would he go with a top notch team to play in Japan in 1934?  Well he was a spy working with the CIA.  He spoke 15 languages and was parachuted into Yugoslavia to work with the partisans.  During his trip to Japan he filmed locations from a hospital roof and was instrumental in the Doolittle Raid by looking at the film he took.  He was also helpful for several raids on Germany. All in all he was awarded the Medal of Freedom (highest aw...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 292   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   We’ve heard of the Box Jellyfish but have you given any thought as to the size of other jellyfish.  They can be as small as the size of a common pencil eraser to eight foot in diameter and have tentacles that can reach around two hundred feet in length.  That is the size of two blue whales.    Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  256   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Remember when you were in school what class did you excel in?  Was it perhaps math, science or English?  Chances are you excelled in a class not due to the subject matter but the teacher.  Studies have shown the more attractive the teacher either male or female the more the students learned.   Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along t...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  109   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Queen Mary 1 of England and Ireland 1516-1558) was a Catholic who had Protestants tortured and killed.  Her actions inspired the nickname Bloody Mary, which in turn inspired the cocktail.  I guess that’s why it’s red.  The last one for today is:  in 1975 and 1976, two brothers were killed.  The first was riding a motorcycle when he was struck and killed by a taxi.  Approximately one year later the brother was riding the same motorcycle when he was struck and killed.  No big deal right?  However the second brother was killed after being struck by the s...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Spiders anyone?   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Only about half of all spider species spin webs to catch their prey.  As you know all webs are made of silk.  The strands of silk are about .00012 inches in diameter.  Strand for strand it is stronger than steel of equal diameter.  It is also bacteria and fungi resistant.    Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
106 I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. From its early use as “a cart for carrying heavy loads” to the modern “motor vehicle for carrying heavy loads,” the word “truck” definitively embodies the idea of moving goods—but the idea has come a long way.  The last one for today is: In ancient Greece, natural hair was viewed as sacred. In fact, Greeks would often hang the hair of the dead on their doors previous to interment, and mourners would cut their own hair to place on the corpse. Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to. ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  105   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Convinced Great Britain was illegally subverting their liberties, colonists created the Second Continental Congress which then formed the Continental Army.  The last one for today is: The first documented attempts to treat drinking water are recorded in ancient Greek and Sanskrit writings that date back to 2000 B.C.   Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you ma...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  104   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   What most of the world understands as “pizza” is actually Pizza Napoletana—Neapolitan-style pizza—named for the place of its birth, the city of Naples. Baked in a hot wood-fired oven, Neapolitan pizza has a thicker, chewier crust of flour, water, yeast, salt, and sugar, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with chopped tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.  The last one for today is: The oldest physical body in existence, the so-called Ice Man (ca. 3300-3200 B.C.) is remarkable not only because his 57 tattoos perhaps were used for medicinal purposes   Now...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
eTrivia number 101 I believe some of these are going to start running together and I may from time to time repeat something I've already wrote about. If I do I hope you'll understand it wasn't planned that way.  I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. The largest mammalian carnivore that ever lived on land was the giant short-faced bear. Twice the size of the biggest modern bear, it was 6' 5" tall at the shoulder when standing on all fours. Scientists believe it had very long legs and chased antelope on the North American prairies. It died around 12,000 years ago.  The last one for today is: All dogs...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia number 97   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Emotion is typically defined as a response to stimuli that involves physiological changes (increased pulse rate, increased body temperature, activity of certain glands, increased or decreased breathing rate), which motivate a person to act. Simply put, emotions are the feelings of the mind, the equivalent of what physical sensations are to the body.  The last one for today is:  A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on all the way for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime   Now go out ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
I want this to be information one just usually doesn't hear.  if you have I would like to know if you haven't all the better you've learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. August 13th is "Left-Hander's Day."  launched in 1996, this yearly event celebrates left-handedness and raises awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers experience every day in a world designed for right-handers. The last one for today is:  In the average adult, the skin covers 12-20 square feet and accounts for 12% of body weight.  Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you've been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link b...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 95 I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. The mind imagines objects slightly from above and tilted. For example, researchers asked people around the world to draw a coffee cup. Almost everyone drew a coffee cup from a perspective slightly above the cup looking down and offset a little to the right or left. No one drew it looking straight down from above. This uniformity in perspective has been dubbed the “canonical perspective.” The last one for today is: Between 10-12% of people on earth are “lefties.” Women are more likely to be right-handed than men by about 4 percentage points. No...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 94   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. Mayans used chocolate in baptisms and in marriage ceremonies. It was also sometimes used in the place of blood during ceremonies. Mayan emperors were often buried with jars of chocolate by their side.  The last one for today is: Hillary Clinton won the TV quiz show College Bowl several times and landed in Life Magazine in 1969 after making headlines as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. While some older alumnae thought her “mild rebuke” of an earlier speaker was rude, she received a standing ovation lasting seven mi...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 93   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. REM atonia, or sleep paralysis, occurs in the typical sleeper every night to prevent people from acting out their dreams. Only a few muscles have the ability to move during REM sleep, such as the eye muscles, the auditory muscles, and the diaphragm for respiration.  The last one for today is: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between three and five million people worldwide get a serious case of the regular flu each year; tens of millions get milder cases. Between 250,000 and 500,000 people globally die of the flu every year....
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 92   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. One in five adults admitted to urinating in swimming pools, which means 20% of adults in swimming pools have urinated in it. Red eyes associated with swimming are not caused by chlorine. They are caused by chloramine, a chemical that is created when urine combines with the chlorine already in the pool. In fact, the more strong smelling a pool is, the more contaminated it is.  The last one for today is: Calvin Graham was only 12 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He won a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart before the Navy found out how ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 90   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. The oldest known map of the moon, about 5,000 years old, was found carved into a rock in a prehistoric tomb at Knowth, County Meath, in Ireland. Before this was discovered, the oldest known lunar map was by Leonardo da Vinci, which was created around 1505.  The last one for today is: Traffic police in Bangkok wear facemasks because of dangerous levels of air pollution. Additionally, police stations are equipped with oxygen tanks in case exhaust fumes overwhelm the officers. More than 20% of Bangkok’s police have some form of lung disease. On...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 86 I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today. Earth’s greatest source of heat, besides the sun, is its interior, which conducts a hundred billion billion calories of energy to the surface each year—or 1.5 microcalories per .155 square inch of the earth’s surface each second. So much energy radiates from inside the Earth that it could satisfy all human energy needs three times over.  The last one for today is: Sharks don’t get cavities probably because they are constantly shedding teeth. Sharks have 40-45 teeth, with up to seven rows of replacement teeth behind them. When a front tooth bre...
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