December 2013

Found 41 blog entries for December 2013.

Colorful Storage Ideas

With the rush of the holidays over, we finally get a chance to sit down and breathe a little. Maybe the word resolution has come to mind. The typical things that come up every year for most of Calgary Spirit us are things like losing weight, exercising, maybe reading a little more or learning to cook. These are all great things! And we have such good intentions!

This year, think about it differently. Do things that will impact how you feel in your surroundings. Here are a few things you can do to simplify your Chilliwack Bomber life, tidy up well-loved areas in your home and possibly add value along the way!

 

1. Stop the pile up. We all have that spot we toss mail. The kids probably throw their coats and shoes in the same corner every day after

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Construction and Amenities:

• 2 x 6 frame construction with additional insulation in walls and attic

• All brick exterior with a painted mortar wash (ReCote acrylic textured coating)

• Fiberglass clad/wood windows by Marvin (Low E with Argon Gas)

• Mahogany French Doors and Mahogany Front Door – Tampa, Florida

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• Fire suppression sprinkler system mandated by the county

• Solid Alder Doors (powder room and 2 bedrooms)

• Solid core doors into Master Bedroom and pocket doors in Jack and Jill bath

• Upgraded Energy Star kitchen appliances including telescopic downdraft on cook top

• Custom kitchen cabinets with numerous pull-out drawers and hidden niches from Tate Ornamental Millwork Division – White House, TN

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1. Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

What you know:

Auld Lang Syne is the traditional song sung by English speakersWindows 8.1 Professional Key
right after stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.

 

What you didn’t know:

“Auld Lang Syne” literally means “old long since,” or more simply, “times gone by.” It’s an old Scottish song that was originally transcribed in 1796 but not popularized until Scottish immigrants in Canada formed the band Guy Lombaro and His Royal Canadians and sang it at the New Year’s eve party in NYC in 1929. Their version of the song was played at the Waldorf Astoria for over 40 years after that and was broadcast first on radio and then television.

 

2. New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

What you know:

Resolutions are the promises

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August is fast approaching, and that means one special thing for the Middle Tennessee area: it’s time for the County Fairs! There are a huge variety of locations to choose from, so you can take an easy drive to your local one, or be adventurous and try one you haven’t yet a little further out. They are a perfect outing for families or those looking for just plain fun. The fairs feature activities such as carnival rides, pageants, races, music, crafts and of course tons of delicious Southern fried goodies.

 

Details about places and times are available at each individual fair’s website:

 

Sumner County 

Williamson County

Wilson County (Tennessee’s largest fair)

Cheatham County

Maury County

Robertson County

Dickson County

Tennessee

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Being a cultured person in this day and age is an expensive endeavor – one of the reasons why things like classical music and fine arts have been associated with the rich elite. But if you want to pursue it anyway, here are some easy hacks for free or inexpensive ways to enjoy ‘high culture’ in Nashville.

Into the Woods

Music schools are host to the finest of young musicians, and their concerts are on caliber with their performers who will one day play with the finest orchestras. Nashville is host to Vanderbilt University, whose Blair School of Music is one of the best in the country. Tickets for these concerts and shows are very inexpensive (usually around $5-15) or free. If going to TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center) is out of your price range but you

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It’s true!  House hunting requires the same common sense approach you apply to finding a spouse.  Keep your emotions in check and don’t talk yourself into putting up with something that will drive you crazy later.

Its important to know what you’re getting into even before you start looking.  A good agent can help you with this.  It is imperative you find someone you trust and get along with because the agent will be guiding you through a pretty important decision and they can only help you to the degree that you are honest with both the agent and yourself.  We’ve got a lot of GREAT agents here at Bob Parks Realty and Parks.  I’m just saying…

 

Know in advance your wants and needs or every house you look at is liable to be the perfect home. 

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Middle Tennessee-PMS293As a corporate sponsor, Bob Parks Realty provides in-kind and financial support on an annual basis for Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.  This come largely from our agents.  Our agents, I have to brag on them – they may not read my emails and they may not attend our training classes but they make me proud because they are so supportive of the communities in which we all live and work.  From boy scout troops to families in need to large charitable organizations and animal shelters, we run the gamut on philanthropic endeavors.  Ok, I got sidetracked thinking about all the feel-good stories I hear through the grapevine…

 

I am not a real estate agent, so I don’t share a portion of my home sales to Make-A-Wish (MAW, for short), but I wanted to help.  When I

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Elegance abounds in this spectacular Mediterranean-style home. Built for entertaining, it boasts an open floor plan that easily flows from impressive interior to the covered patio, cabana with full kitchen and hot tub with TV overlooking the heated, salt water pool and rock fire feature, all surrounded by extensive, lush landscaping that creates a private outdoor oasis.    

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There are thirty-five speakers and 7 televisions throughout the inside and outside, as well as a 20 X 44 fully equipped Media room with THX Surround Sound and 120″ Screen.

Family Room w/Stone Fireplace, Two-story Living Room with crystal rock fireplace, Chefs Kitchen w/Commercial Grade Appliances, Custom Cabinetry and Exotic Granite.

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 Luxurious 20 X 16

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The goal of blogging is to build the relationship and stay relevant and be remembered by your current clients, past clients and future clients.  This is not a sales platform!

 

Blogging is your element of distinction – it’s what makes you stand out beyond the normal array of obligatory tools offered by all the other real estate professionals.

 

Define the BLOG:

-Outline your plan of action and figure out how you want to differentiate yourself.

-Be true to yourself:  If you have never opened the hood of your car, do not blog about performing automobile repairs!

-Choose popular topics…. Or not.

Approach the BLOG:

-Will you post random thoughts; ideas and stories based on your funny, whimsical personality and become a source of

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Each month we’ll be unveiling videos for the counties we serve in Middle Tennessee.  These market reports provide a snapshot of the real estate market in terms of homes for sale, average price, absorption rates, etc.  They’re a great tool for keeping up with what is going on in your community.

 

These are strong and steady numbers.  We are enjoying a stable housing market, even in the midst of slowly rising interest rates.  It’s hard to find negatives in this housing economy; it’s both a good time to buy and sell!  

Click on the pictures below for each video market report.

 

Davidson County

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Rutherford County

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Sumner County

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Williamson County

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Wilson County

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In addition, we created a PDF that combines all this information on

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