Minot, ND Real Estate News

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
This weekend I had the good fortune to meet the beautiful and gracious Alayne Okland, Executive Director of The 2nd Story Club. I met Alayne like I've met a whole lot of people, at a rummage sale. I almost passed up this rummage sale because it was a downtown address in the heart of the business section of Minot ND. I'm sure glad I didn't. The rummage sale was being held by The 2nd Story Club of Minot which is a social club for adults with developmental disabilities. I like that their literature says "For Exceptional Persons", I certainly could feel that as I was there. The club was started 33 years ago and they receive NO State or Federal funding. Alayne and her assistant run the show with a lot of wonderful volunteers. The facility includes a reception area, TV room (see the picture b...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
This post is for ALL Realtors as well as folks moving to Minot North Dakota. A lot of people, myself included, like to hunt for bargains so as community promoters (Realtors) we should be able to tell clients where the bargain shops are. I work with a lot of young families due to the Minot Air Force Base and these kids can use all the help they can get. I also work with some very affluent people and they often ask where they can donate items that they have updated or items they just don't use. Everybody can use a Thrift Store for one reason or another. I found a neat site that can inform you of Thrift Stores in your area. It's called ThriftShopper.com. It's not perfect, It missed three in Minot ND but it's a start. In Minot North Dakota the thrift shops are: 1) The Restore 112 2nd Ave SW...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Things have been so crazy busy here in Minot I have not been able to keep up with my goal of sharing one great thing about Minot North Dakota every day. Therefore I will share a few thing today just to get caught up. Speaking of "GREAT", last Thursday was the 20th Annual "The Great Tomato Festival". Picture courtesy of KXMC-TV News in Minot   The Great Tomato Festival is a wonderful event that is put on by three different groups in town, The Minot Public Library, The Western Plains Opera, and The Taube Museum Of Art (pronounced Taw-bee). Each year the thee groups and many volunteers get together and put on this event. Although they all work together all the proceeds benefit one of the groups for that year and then it rotates each year. This year it was the Minot Public Library and they ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I feel Roosevelt Park is Minot's most under acknowledged park and one of the least heralded attractions. This is a GREAT Park with something for the whole family. A part of the Park is the Roosevelt Park Zoo which I have acknowledged in an earlier post so this post will concentrate on the Park itself. Please enjoy, all 30 some pictures were taken on August 9th 2008. Park Entrance at Burdick Expressway and 13th Street SE Soo Line Locomotive This gazebo gets a lot of use for weddings. Just beyond the gazebo. ND Medal Of Honor Memorial. South Entrance. Behind the gazebo. The Ten Commandments. Not believed to be the originals. Hey did you see that Mel Brooks film, History of the World part One? I loved that bit with Moses and the fifteen err ahh Ten Commandments. Beautiful HUGE Bronze statu...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
One thing well worth blogging about within Minot North Dakota is an event called The Norsk Hostfest. The Scandinavion heritage of this area is emphesised through out the Minot community but this event in particular brings us visiters from all around the World. This event is much like the State Fair in the manor that it hosts many top billing stars over the 10 day period of celebration. Also it is held on the North Dakota State Fair Grounds. The only thing missing is the carnavil rides. However the carnavil atmosphere is present as venders bring, make, and sell their items of Scandinavion interest. This is an event for the entire family with activities running all day long and well into the night.Just how BIG is the Nork Hostfest? Royalty of Norway attend it. Not only is every hotel/mote...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
If you want to work then you need to head move UP to Minot North Dakota. We are way short of employees for every occupation (except Real Estate professionals) in Minot so if you have clients that are looking for good paying jobs please tell them that we need them up here in Minot.Here is the senario: The largest oil field in history has just been discovered in ND and Minot is in the middle of it. Plus Congress just approved The Minot Air Force Base to receive a new squadren of B-52's which means another 1,000 troops will be brought it to man/equip the squadren. Plus two of the largest employers in Minot have announced they will be making large increases in staff. Plus several retailers have announced they will be building stores in Minot (ie Home Depot). Plus it is projected that our po...
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By Lloyd Ann Caston
(Preferred Minot Real Estate)
Hello....Thanks Steph for sending the invitation to get registered here.  I can't get my picture to show up...Any words of advice?    
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