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The Story of the Paul Bunyan TrophySince 1953, the winner of the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State football game has been awarded the Paul Bunyan Trophy - much like the "Little Brown Jug" is awarded to the winner of the Michigan/Minnesota game.The Paul Bunyan Trophy was first awarded in 1...
For those of you who read my post "How to Write Good," you know how overused jargo-techno-buzz makes my eyes blur and start to water. You can imagine, then, it was nearly impossible for me to control myself when an agent waltzed into my office and said, "I think we need to think outside the box....
Recently, I wrote a post about worthless prequalification letters and lenders who aren't quite above-board in their representations of buyers' credit worthiness. I suggested requesting credit scores when considering an offer, along with a few other ideas.I briefly also mentioned my BEST LENDERS l...
Great Schools! Great Neighborhood! Under $140,000! 3-Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 2-Stall Garage, Family Room with Fireplace, Central Air. Roof is eight years new. For more information, call me at 616-648-0800 or 616-791-0110 ext. 2121 or visit my web site at http://www.donphelan.com/ and click on "Prefe...
Recently, I wrote the following piece for a friend of mine who is the creative director for an ad agency in Houston. It was the result of a conversation about how the business of marketing has changed dramatically during the past 10 years due to the internet and blogging. At the risk of preachin...
Classic Marywood Two-Story -- 231 PLYMOUTH NE Classic Marywood Two-Story $149,900Between Michigan and Fulton Welcome to the shaded sidewalks of the Marywood Area of "Near-Northeast" Grand Rapids (Between Fulton & Michigan on Plymouth). This well-maintained, classic 2-story is dressed to the nine...
How to Write Good.Realtors are salespeople. Salespeople talk. Most Realtor-salespeople talk good. Writing, however, can be quite another matter.Writing is an essential communication tool and it is sad to see otherwise bright, articulate people shy away from writing because of their lack of con...
About this time last year, I was enjoying one of my "road trips," stopping for a late lunch and pumpkin fudge dessert while padding around historic Marshall, Michigan. One of the shops there was holding its annual display of Russian nested dolls and I stopped to take it in. It reminded me, you ...
$134,900 Extremely well-maintained and ranch near the Mines Golf Course. Great area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 stall garage, finished basement. Central Air.For more information, visit www.donphelan.com or call em at 648-0800.
Wyoming Rogers Open Sunday, October 21, from 2:00 till 4:00 p.m.Now $109,900613 Cricklewood SW (South on Clyde Park off 28th St. to Cricklewood, East to home)Totally redecorated from top to bottom and inside & out. New carpets, new paint, laminate floors, new vinyl -- even a new work room space. ...