Archive for 2011

January 2012

Could 2012 Be The Best Year of Your Life? If it is, it will likely be up to you to a large extent.  In real estate they say, “location, location, location”, because that is a huge factor in making real estate a profitable investment.  In life, perhaps we should say, “outlook, outlook, outlook”.  How do […]

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December 2011

Deck The Halls! Deck /dek/ verb: to decorate or adorn brightly or festively.  Most of you already know the definition of the word “deck” but when searching for a newsletter topic, it sort of just popped up there.  If my grammar training serves me, verbs imply action…so what are you waiting for; it’s Christmas!  It’s […]

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November 2011

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 2011

Staying The Course As we have seen, the dip in our economy affects everyone, businesses, individuals, schools, etc.  The chaos in the housing sector has had a dramatic effect on the manufactured housing industry nationwide, as lenders have been squeezed out of business and defaulted site built home prices are falling in many areas.  Add […]

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September 2011

Community Improvements As we go through the yearly process of individual home inspections, it seems appropriate that we also let you know the improvements that are being made in Johanna Woods.  We hope you realize that as hard as you work to maintain your homes, we are also working diligently to improve the community.  Here […]

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August 2011

Is Your Curb Appeal “Appealing”? That’s a question each of us needs to consider.  Every year when we do home inspections there is a certain amount of complaining that takes place about community maintenance requirements.  If you have something on your inspection that you think is a little nitpicky or inconsequential, consider it in light […]

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July 2011

Happy Birthday America! The fact that our country is 235 years old, should make the oldest among us feel young again!  But, if that doesn’t do it, maybe some home-made ice cream, a family picnic and some fireworks will help.  We hope that everyone enjoys time with their family and has a safe and happy […]

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June 2011

Is it a Manufactured Home or a “Trailer”? We often hear manufactured homes referred to as “trailers”. That is an historically correct term, for the early dwellings that were designed to be pulled behind a car or truck.  However, it does not accurately describe the product of today.  When we hear our residents use the […]

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May 2011

Summertime—For Real? Could it finally be warming up-for real?  It’s been sort of a cool year so far, so who knows what’s ahead this year.  As summer approaches,  the streets start filling up with kids who just want to have fun!  School will be out soon and activity all around Johanna Woods will be increasing.  […]

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April 2011

Our Community Is Growing! Spring is in the air – again!  Hopefully, it’s here to stay this time and not just flirting with us again.  The trees are budding and hopefully things will start looking green again very soon.  It was  a difficult winter, but Spring always brings a lift to the heart and mood […]

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March 2011

A Winter “Wonderland”??? Well…the amount of snowfall we had in January and February,  gives a whole new meaning to the phrase winter “wonderland”!  Check out these “wonderings” and see which ones you can identify with the most: I “wonder” when the mail will run again,  I “wonder” when the temperature will be back ABOVE zero,   […]

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February 2011

Curb Appeal…It’s Important To Each Of Us! 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 easily […]

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