Archive for 2006

DECEMBER 2006

Merry Christmas! Don’t you get tired of political correctness? Maybe this comes to mind because we just had a general election. It’s nice to be past all the campaigning, signs, ads, calls, etc. It’s a weariness of the mind. Funny, but it seems that it’s okay to set political correctness aside when elections are underway. […]

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NOVEMBER 2006

Thanksgiving History Thanksgiving was first celebrated in America by the Pilgrims who landed in Cape Cod, Massachusetts on November 11, 1620. There, Governor William Bradford and the other leaders on the Mayflower signed the Mayflower Compact before ever setting foot on dry land. This was the first great constitutional document of America and established the […]

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OCTOBER 2006

Water, Water Everywhere! And it’s not safe to be playing in it! Since the heavy rainfall that our area experienced in May, it has become apparent that the creeks that run through our community are being forced to handle more run-off than in the past. During the last heavy rainfall in August, 51st Street was […]

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SEPTEMBER 2006

Home Inspection Re-Inspections Underway! When was the last time you drove through a “trailer park”? If you voted in the last election, you were in one then. There are many factors that contribute to the making of a “trailer park”. The way the lawns are kept or not kept, the condition of the homes, what […]

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AUGUST 2006

Lawn Inspections… It’s Kind of Like Sorting Sweet Potatoes! Have you ever tried to sort sweet potatoes into categories based on size? It goes something like this…this one is small, this one is medium, no, this one is closer to small than it is to medium. This one is large, this one is medium, well, […]

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JULY 2006

Happy Birthday U.S.A! 230 Years Old! It’s Independence Day! 230 years ago the United States became a nation. And in the course of our nation’s short history, America has become the most blessed and prosperous nation in the world. The blessings of liberty that we enjoy today were costly to those who came before us, […]

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JUNE 2006

A Higher Standard How often do you hear or see that slogan in advertising today? In our highly competitive world, every business tries to attract and retain customers by offering more or better services than the business down the street. And, for the most part, we, as consumers, appreciate those businesses that really do provide […]

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MAY 2006

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Tornado Safety In April, we had the need to use our storm shelters. As a result, of that experience, it seems we need to review some safety and warning procedures, before we need to use them again. First, it must be re-stated that pets are not allowed in the storm […]

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APRIL 2006

Spring- And Storms Arrive Again! “Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain…” And over the highways, through the city, across the neighborhoods, etcetera, etcetera! Are you ready? Before the winds and storms arrive in earnest look around your yard for loose “stuff” that could blow away in a strong wind. Secure it, store […]

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MARCH 2006

Affording Home Ownership Sort of a funny sounding phrase isn’t it. One might immediately think, since I can afford the payments on a home, I can afford to own a home. But there’s far more than monthly payments that determine the ability to afford a home. What about home insurance, taxes and routine repairs? And […]

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FEBRUARY 2006

CURB APPEAL…It’s Worth More Than You Might Think! Every industry uses unique terms. Many times those phrases or buzzwords sound strange to those who don’t use them everyday. Curb appeal is one of those phrases that is used very often in our business and in other real estate activities. Fortunately, it’s a phrase that is […]

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JANUARY 2006

A Brand New Year! Ready or not, 2006 is at the door! In preparing this article, several things came to mind about the new year. First of all, we all have the opportunity to make “our” new year different than the previous one. Not New Year’s resolutions that are too easily made and too quickly […]

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