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Our Office is a Home... Just Like Yours!  This morning, I woke up to my cell phone pinging with messages from friends and colleagues congratulating me on 5 years of  owning and managing my real estate brokerage, Real Estate Cafe LLC.  Boy, was that a surprise!  First, because as the crow flies......
11/21/2013
Hello REALTORS®.... Did you know that you'll be able to get a .REALTOR domain name in the near, near future? Yes indeed, NAR is securing their own .REALTOR Top-Level Domain for REALTORS® to use.  It's a cool way to brand yourself as a REALTOR® and stand out from the crowd.  For those of you hopin...
11/18/2013
Move over Starbucks... a new coffee squeeze is making its debut on the big screen tonight and it's totally an undercover operation!  Southern Oregon's own coffee mogul, Travis Boersma of Dutch Bros Coffee, is about to kick some liquid ask tonight on 'Undercover Boss.' Travis, along with his brot...
11/15/2013
Disclosures... Trick or Treat?  It's always something... those last minute 'treats' that pop up in the middle of a deal that end up scaring the living daylights out of a Buyer.  You know the kind... - The house flooded last year, but it was covered by insurance and everything was cleaned up.  The...
10/31/2013
My head's under water, but I'm breathing fine.  It's been a fast and furious summer and it feels like Fall crept in like a thief in the night.  I blinked for a moment and almost missed the trees changing their colorful hue.  Where does the time go? After devoting myself to several worthy projects...
10/18/2013
Shhhh... Tonight You Belong To Me!  Sometimes, we need a breather in life.  Never-ending demands and a wearisome pace can't be sustained forever (unless you're bionic).  When I find myself pushing the envelope and burning the candle at both ends, I know it's time to ease up on the accelerator and...
09/24/2013
It's Okay If You Don't Feature Me.  A few weeks ago, I wrote a very personal post about a childhood friend who is dying from an incurable disease.  In an effort to help the family, and bring as much exposure to the story as I could, I reached out to the Active Rain Gods (privately) and asked for ...
09/18/2013
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It's a Brand New Day!  I've always loved new beginnings.  The first day of the year, the first day of Spring/Summer, the first day of school.  For some magical reason, it puts a smile on my face. So many songs fill my head on this first day of September.  It's a beautiful day in Southern Oregon. ...
09/10/2013
You Have a Terminal Illness and You're Going To Die. Piercing words that no human ever wants to hear. Yet, some of the bravest souls I've known have received a death sentence with unbelievable  strength and determination, which hardly seems human at all. I was a bright-eyed, pony-tailed, 15-yr ol...
08/30/2013
Come on, Come on... Get Happy!  Are you happy where you live?  If not, perhaps it's time to consider a move!  CNBC just posted the happiest states on earth (and sadly, the list doesn't come with mouse ears).  Here's how the Top 10 Happiest States rank in overall quality of life: 1.  Hawaii - The ...
08/13/2013
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