North Branch, MN Real Estate News

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
The storm has arrived and will be around for a couple of days.We will finally get a bit of snow.This is good as it will keep things from freezing.Snow is a great insulator.People may complain about it, but, we need this insulator.And some people need the work of removing the snow.  That is their job.     
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
All was going well.Contract was signed and loan moving forward.Then last week, the call came.DECLINED!!!WHAT? Every thing was perfect when we got them qualified with scores over 700.Turns out, somehow their on-line banking got hacked!It was hacked through a personal on-line account and no the bank.Someone cleaned out the bank account and opened 10 new charges.This happened all in 2 days time. I fall just short of hating technology! 
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
A guy walks into a pet store looking for a companion pet.The owner shows him a singing parrot." Not quite what I was thinking, but show me.""This bird sings Christmas carols. His Name is Chester. Watch."The owner lit a match and held it below the right foot of the parrot.The Parrot start to sing Jingle bells.He then held the  match below the left foot and the Parrot sang silent night."Wow, can I try that?" the patron asked.The Store owner handed the man a match.  He took it and held it low below theParrot trying to decide which foot to hold the match under.all of a suddenly the Parrot broke into song...Chest nuts roasting over an open fire...   
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well it is now winter.So today I took a nap.  Not a long one.Just a short clean the headache out nap. I fell asleep and started to dream.I awoke a while later and I was excited...SPRING was here!!!I go up and looked outside and snow flakes were falling.While not a nightmare, it was a bit disappointing.Oh well, it was still a couple of hours closer to spring! 
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well, once again we see a government shut down.Many of the days no one would have worked anyway.But that is not the point.These people are supposed to look out for our best interests.I don't see that very often but I think it has to do with where their heads are...      
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
No that is not a backwards HO HO!No, the weatherman is predicting a huge storm, maybe a blizzard.As we know they seem to call wold a lot, but they have been right on so far. So for those traveling, especially by car, take extra precautions.Be careful and be safe!! 
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well, Democracy is lead by the majority.  Or is it.WE hear more and more some minority group winning what they want, and i am not talking aboutdiscrimination.My nephew was telling me tonight that they are not allowed to wish anyone Merry Christmas.It supposedly offended a couple people who are not Christians.You can say Happy Holidays. Well I used to, but nt any more.I always say Merry Christmas. And I will not be told that I can not wish someone with those words. It is sad that a few are able to put restrictions on what we can say.For me I tell these people that I am offended that I am not able to wish someoneMerry Christmas.Looks like now we are both offended.   MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!  To one and all
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
It is an stressful time of the year for many reasons.The stress has people all cranky.Shopping people are pushing others to get through.And every where you look people skowl at each other. Now, one thing that can help some is smile.smile at someone and watch it come back to you...most of the time.Try it, you may like it!    
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
It has been asked many times why an angel on the top of the tree?The story goes...Santa was having a bad day.The elves were behind in toy making, a runner on the sled was badand Mrs. Claus, well that was another story.Then there was a knock on the door and there stood an Angel."Hi Santa!" said the Angel."Where do you want me to put this tree?"  And that is how the Angel ended up on top of the tree!!     
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
It is the age old question that every Santa asks...Have you been good this year?I remember as a child hearing this and wondering...Santa is supposed to be the all seeing and all knowing.So, why is he asking me this question?But, I will be playing Santa this year.I will be asking that same old tired question.I need to come up with a new angle.   
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Thee is a lot of decorating going on in the Feela home.My wife is doing well after knee surgery and is making a strong attempt to get more decorations up.Just found out the Grand Kids will be here for Christmas.So, we need to make it look like Christmas for them. My role is to bring in the boxes and get out of he way.I like the last part the most!  
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
It is that time of the year. A time when animals like the Deer and reindeer have other thoughts in their heads. This make it dangerous on the roads as the deer are running blindly. You never know if they will run or stop dead in their tracks.   I wonder how this affects Santa?      
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
It is a great morning and the sun is out.There is not much snow and a couple new listings are waiting to be seen.My clients will meet me at noon and will take  peek.Hopefully the descriptions of the properties are accurate. If so, we may find a new homefor them today. After that, it is out door chores. Wood to cut and bring into the shed. It should be a great day!  A nice load of wood that would last me about a week. 
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Because of my wife's knee surgery, we did not decorate like normal.So, tonight I took my bride for a drive to see the lights.What we saw was dismal.There were about 6  houses that were decorated any real amount.that was on a 20 minute ride.  Some in town and some out of town.Actually all the good ones were out of town.But, the decorations are not there this year.It turned cold early this year.Not sure it that was part of the reason, but we were disappointed!  My yard right now looks just like this photo from about 7 years ago.White Christmas???I don't know! My yard looks like this photo from about  7 years agoWhite Christmas?    I don't know!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Now, I do not know if there is water on mars.I really don't care if there is or isn't.I think it is just NASA and the space community looking for life besides what is on earth.It does bring a lot of employment to the areas. But think about this.If you saw a UFO or some little green men...Would you tell anyone?     
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
My client said, BUY!They loved the home and didn't want to lose it.But, they really didn't want to move in the winter."Would the sellers wait until  April to close?"Well I responded, we can ask. Buyers had already sold their home and were living with parents.Sellers were older and said they would love to wait until spring. You never know unless you ask!  Snow is going away.  Great time to move!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Life is strange.Things happen at times that make you wonder.Some times it is an accident.Other times just bad luck.There are all kinds of reasons for you to watch your back.Especially in business as you never know who will cut your throat. But for now, it is Christmas season.  Be kind to all creatures, including yourfellow man.Remember, Forgiveness is the words of the season.    
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well, I sent my letter to Santa.I sent one last year and it got all messed up.So, once again I sent a letter to Santa.I was very clear and specific in this years letter.I don't want it mixed up once again.So, Santa, Please read carefully this year.     
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well, I was working on  someChristmas cards for family.I was readings a few I had received in the  mail.This one reminded me to be specific and to make sure peopleheard the message a was trying to convey.It reminded me to make sure my clients  understand perfectly.   
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
I do like winter.Everyday can be a different scene.Sun off the snow, or cloudy.It may be light flurries or a blizzard with very little visibility.But for me my favorite scene is when the frost collects on the branches and the sun falls on it and it looks like diamonds. Winter isn't all bad, just look for the beauty in it all.      
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