North Branch, MN Real Estate News

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Just got done talking with one of my agents.  He recieved a call from (supposedly Walmart).  The person said they were from the Walmart asset recovery division, and that my agent had stopped payment on a check and they wanted to know why and wanted it to be taken care of. My agent said he did not stop payment. The person on the other end of the line said "then we can put this check through."  Then they asked him to read his account number to him. WHAT!!!! If they would have had a check that had been stopped, they would have had the account number!  Also, the Walmart that he shops at, uses direct withdrawl form the checking account at the time of purchase.  (for those not familiar, it's like useing a debit card). When my agent pointed this out to the caller, the phone wnet dead. HMMMM......
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
A Birthday party for a great nephew on the wife's side.  A bit of soda pop and try to make conversation with people you have no common ground with except for a 1year old that has now clue as to what is going on! But, being the great person I am, (these words right from my mother-in-law) I went and made small talk. Small talk turned into heavy Real Estate talk when my niece told some of her freinds ther, that I was helping them find a house. Well questions flew quicker than I could answer.  After an hour I had handed out (by request) 4 cards with  wanting specifics on certain areas. "Hmmm, Sweetheart, when is the next extended family get together?"
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
HEY...It's not me!!  Oh sure, I comment and put out a blog, but it's friends here on the "Rain" that make the comments and share their stories that makes me keep coming back.  IT'S.... Richard, who has the top photo's to go along with his knowledge. Lyn and April, Always there with a smile. Hugh, he keeps my faith alive and strong.                                                                                 JL, is good for a comment to make you think. Steve, brings his mountain smile along with great info. Mel, has great insight with a spattering of humor. AND....I could go on and on and on.  2000+ comments made 2000+ comments received 250+ blogs. When I first started on the Rain, these numbers seamed unattainable, and now, with everyones help, I am there!!  I am greatful for all who...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
The owner of a home in the Bittinger,MD area come home to a surprise.  A fawn deer was laying on the sofa next to the families beagle.  It had to have followed the dog in through the doggie door. This was  big hit with the Media as it put this story in front of the political stories of McCain and Obama. THE MEDIEA FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT!!!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
I came home to day, and my wife told me to look under a box in the yard.  A bit skeptical I did, you never know what she may have up her sleeve, and I found a Rabbit.  A full grown, Lop Earred Rabbit.  Now, she has been wanting a "Bunny" for a while now, but, a little one, not one big enough for dinner. I checked it out thinking it may have gotten away from someone, but our nearest neighbor is more than a 1/4 mile away on one side and 1/2 mile on the other.  The poor thing was skinny as a rail.  Someone had to have droped it off.  Judy caught it just as the cats were closing in on their new play toy.  So, the Feela household now has a pet rabbit, of which we really don't need as we are gone a lot.  But, Maybe, we will find a good home for it SOON!!! His name is LUCKY.  Lucky we cought h...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
A trip back in time...Hope you enjoy this first installment! McDonalds 15cent hamburgers.  A friday night treat for us! Gas at apx 20cents and then they gave you a glass or some other tableware.  I remember gas at 16 cents and still getting the glass! 45 rpm records and 45 spindels Alka Seltzer jingle...Plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is! Aluminum Christmas trees with the color wheel.  (We had two color wheels and the had to match colors or get rid of it...per MOM) Plastic Army men...I won't even get into what replaced these Hero's!!! The simple Humor of Beany and Cecil.  Not only do I remember these guys, I remember this issue! There you are, trip one down memory lane.  Those of you who can remember these, have truely lived!!!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
2 Blondes were sitting in a bar enjoying a cool one.  General chit chat was the daily order.  after a while, one of them asked the other, "Which is farther away...The Moon, or ...Miami?" "Well DUH", said the 2nd.  "Miami of course...I can see the moon from here, but, I can't see Miami!" HMMMM...WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? Have a day full of smiles everyone!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
A transparent Butterfly: They hale from Central America and range from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in it's zone, but not easy to find because of the transparent wings. A Butterfly with transparent wings is both rare and beautiful.  As delicate as fine blown glass! The presence of theis rare tropical gem is used by rain forest ecologists as an indication of high habitat quality and it's demise alerts them of ecological change. Rivaling the refined beauty of a stained glass window, the translucent wings of the Glasswing Butterfly shimmering in the sunlight like polished panes of turquoise, orange, green and red. All things beautiful don't need to be full of color to be noticed; in life that which is un-noticed has the most power! These came to me in an E-Mail and being so unusual...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
As a huge fan of the old series "Cheers" , Cliff Clavin the Postal Carrier was explaining to Norm, why we feel smarter when we drink.  THIS MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO ME!!! 'Well you see Norm it's like this...A herd of Buffalo can only move as fast as it's slowest buffalo.  And when they are hunted the slowest and weakest ones at the back are killed first.  This Natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the health and the speed of the herd improves with the general killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the Human Brain can operate only as fast as the slowest Brain Cells.  Now, as we know that excessive alcohol consumption kills Brain cells, but, naturally, the  slowest and weakest cells are attacked first.  In this way, regular consumption of Beer eliminates...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
One quick funny before bed... A woman seats herself in the office of a psychiatrist.  "What seams to be the problem," the Dr. askes. "Well, um,   well you see, um, I, I think I might be a nymphomaniac." "I see" said the Dr. "I can help you with that, but first I must advise you that I charge, $80 an hour." The lady replies..."Well that is very reasonable,  How much would it be for all Night?!"
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Etiquette is the least important of all laws, but the one most observed. Experience is an expensive form of knowledge which we let others have the benefit of for nothing. See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil, and you'll be the life of the party. If you must cry over spilt milk...Condense it! A person of words and not deeds, is like a garden full of weeds. Experience is a good school but it never gives you any vacations.
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
A guy walks into a cafe with a Shotgun and Male cow on a rope.  The waiter askes..."what can I get you?" "Coffee, Black please."  The waiter brings the coffee and the man drinks it down with one gulp.  He then turns to to the cow and shoots it, then walks out the door. The next day, the man returns again with his shotgun and another Male cow on a rope. "Coffee please" he tells the waiter. "Now wait a minute," says the waiter.  "We are still cleaning up from your escapade of yesterday. What's this all about anyway?" "Well," says the man proudly..."I am training for the U.S. Congress. Come in, drink coffee, shoot the Bull, and leave the mess for someone else to clean up.  Then, disappear for the rest of the day."  
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
3 older men living in a nursing facility were discussing the ideal way of dying. The first said..."I am 74 , and I would like to crash a car doing 100 mph!" The second said..."I'm 83, and I would like to end it all in a jet doing 900 miles per hour." The last man said...Well, I will be 95 next week, and I would like to be shot by a jealous husband!" What a way to go!!!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
For those that don't know me well, I am an avid hunter, and lover of nature. Nature is funny in many ways that are so far off the scope or reality at times.  I can sit and watch the deer and antelope play for hours ( OK...the squirrels...we don't have antelope in MN.) So, when I see something out of the ordinary.... WOULD THIS BE CONSIDERED... STATUTORY RAPE!?  
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
A Father wanted to read a magazine, but was being bother by his little girl.  She wanted to know what the United States looked like, so, he tore a sheet out of the magazine he was reading that had a U. S. map. He then tore the map into pieces and gave them to the girl and said, go in the other room and put this together and then you will know what the United States looks like today.  In a few minutes, she returned with the map all taped and correctly put together.  Wow, said the dad, how did you get this done so quickley? "Oh" said the girl, "on the otherside was a picture of Jesus, and when I had him back where he belonged, then our country just came together. If a child can see that we need Jesus...wht's wrong with the rest of us???
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
This is  a heads up warning for you guys who are regular customers at Home Depot. Last month "I" became the victum of a clever scam while out shopping.   This simple shopping trip has turned out to be quite tramatic.  Don't think that this couldn't happen to you or your friends! This is how the scam works: Two very hot young ladies, apx 20-21, come over to your car as you are packing your purchases in the trunk.  They both start wiping the windshield with windex and a rag and with their breasts nearly falling out of their skimpy t-shirts.  It is impossible not to look, I know, I tried several times not to.  When you offere them a tip, the decline, but asked for a ride to another Home Depot.  You agree and they climb into the backseat. On the way, they start undressing and one climbs ove...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
 A quick laugh to start the week! I have found myself in this conversation many times. Hiyamac. Lobuddy. Binearlong? Cuplours. Ketchanenny? Goddafew. Kindarthey? Bassencarp. Enysizetoum? Cuplapowns. Hittinard? Sordalite. Wahchoozin? Gobbawurms. Fishanonboddum? Rydonnaboddum. Igoddago. Tubad. Seeyaround. Yeahtakideezy. Guluk! NOW EVEN YOU CAN TALK FISHING!!! Have a great week and prosperous week everyone.
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Frank was celebrating his 100th birthday and everyone commented on how athletic and well preserved he appeared.  " I will tell you the secret of my success," he cracked. " My wife and I were married 75 years ago. On our wedding night we made a solemn pledge that whenever we had a fight, the one who was proved wrong would go out and take a walk...Gentlemen, I have been in the open air practically continuously for 75 years!" HE IS ONE LUCKY DUDE!  LOL   Have a great 4th everyone!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Here is a story to make you think. An old man, a boy and a donkey were going to town.  The boy was riding while the old man walked.  as they made their way they heard comments from the people they passed as to what a shame it was that a healthy young boy rode while the poor old man had to walk. The old man and the boy thought the critics may be right, so they changed positions and the old man rode while the young boy walked.  The comments changed to "what pity, that the old man makes the young boy walk, while he rides." So they decided that they should both walk.  Again they heard comments.  "Well that's stupid, for both of them to walk when they have a perfectly good donkey to ride on. So, again they changed and decided that whey would both ride the donkey.  Again the comments heard we...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
A man walked into a drug store . He had a worried look on his face. He asked the druggist if he knew of a way to stop hiccups.  With out any warning the druggist slapped him hard across the face.  Shocked and angry the man said "Why the hell did you do that?"  "Well" said the druggist, "You don't have the hiccups now do you?"  "NO" said the man..."But my wife out in the car still does!
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