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In Honor Of National Dog Day . . . My Dog, The RabbitToday is National Dog Day.  It's also Wordless Wednesday, a two-fer day!Speaking of two-fer's . . . I have a Dabbit?  A Rog?My Molly dog has started to eat carrots.  So, I've been tossing her one per day.  Couldn't hurt.I think she's a rabbit. ...
08/26/2015
Traveling With Carla . . . To The City By The Bay: San FranciscoA few weeks ago I took a trip down to visit with my son, Carlson, in the City by the Bay, San Francisco.It was a lovely vacation and today I finally had some time to edit the photos and put together a slideshow.Hope you enjoy!    Fil...
08/23/2015
Wordless Wednesday . . . Or, Should I Say "Speechless"?It's "Back to School" time once again, and that means:  posting the yearly 2015 When Does School Start in Beaverton? article.Since I no longer have school aged children, I have to look up the dates and when I pulled up this year's information...
08/19/2015
Goldielocks and The Three BuildersOnce upon a time, in the land of real estate, there were three buyers . . . who wanted to have their houses built.Builder #1 - This was a "spec" home.  Brand new construction, already built, move-in ready.Buyer liked it and bought it.Builder Warranty was the WORS...
08/18/2015
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How Sweet It Is . . . As Jackie Gleason would say "How SWEET it is" and then he'd do his happy shuffle.Well, I learned something this week from my son, Carlson, and I'm NOT happy! SUGAR is SWEET . . . yes it is!And sugar is everywhere in our food!I'm not going on a diet, per se.  I am, however, g...
08/16/2015
I Don't "Steal" Leads . . . I Represent BuyersAs a tech-savvy real estate agent, I find it offensive when I read articles about how I'm "stealing" leads because I have an established web presence.Since a very high percentage of my buyer clients come from my Internet presence, I worked HARD for th...
08/03/2015
The Landscaping Across the Street . . . How NOT to Conduct BusinessMark Twain was RIGHT . . . "the more I know about people, the more I like my dogs."And Robert Frost was also correct when he penned "good fences make good neighbors."Unfortunately, these neighbors are directly across the street fr...
07/31/2015
Courtesy, Common Practice and Contractual . . . Know the Difference?In the many years in which I have been practicing Exclusive Buyer Agency in the Portland Metro real estate market, there are misconceptions which abound. What might be "common practice" in the Portland Metro real estate market is...
07/29/2015
When Buying a Home in the Portland Metro Market . . . Don't Forget the Schlep Factor!!Buying a home in the Portland Metro real estate market is GREAT now that the sun is out, and we have wonderful summer weather.Buyers look at beautiful homes and imagine the possibilities, as they should!Last Sat...
07/20/2015
Several weeks ago I was outside and noticed a very lovely halo ring around the Moon.  The glow of the Moon was delightful and the low-hanging clouds helped to reflect the Heavenly glimmer.  I wanted to capture it, since it looked so beautiful.When I got around to uploading the photos I'd taken, I...
07/19/2015
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