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They say everything tastes better with butter.  Perhaps there's a shift of public opinion on that  fat fact.  In recent days, the media is having a southern picnic flinging buttery whoppers at a woman standing on a scaffold in the public square, wearing a Scarlet Letter on her chest.  It's her ne...
06/30/2013
Why I LOVE the Pacific Northwest.  The Pacific Northwest never ceases to amaze me. This morning, I woke up to a brief Summer rain shower that left the air smelling fresh and crisp.  I love it when that happens! Fifteen years ago, I was enticed by her majestic beauty, which made it easy to lay dow...
06/25/2013
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It was late in the day and I was famished.  Having run my fanny off all week showing property and providing CMA's, I had reached my saturation level of exhaustion.  So, when a good friend (and fellow Realtor) invited me to dinner, I gladly accepted. We decided to try out a new restaurant in Grant...
06/21/2013
The wind blew with wicked force.  At times, I was blinded by the dust and couldn't see.  But thoughts of you tugged at my heart strings, so I continued on.   It was a rough year for both of us.  You struggled to remember the most basic of tasks, and I labored through illness and loss.  Together, ...
06/16/2013
'I'm Offended!'  Those were the first words that rolled off the lips of an angry homeowner in a phone call this morning.  The woman proceeded to tell me a story. 'Your agent has a listing on my street, a few doors down from my house, and she posted one of her flyers on my garage that said... 'Cle...
06/13/2013
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It's been 15 years since I took a road trip to God's country.  I'll never forget it... the kids and I were greeted by an August meteor shower... the very inspiration John Denver spoke of when he penned Colorado's most infamous song, Rocky Mountain High.  It was one of the best trips we ever took ...
06/11/2013
Happy Memorial Day... Is it?  I visited a local cemetery in Grants Pass, Oregon, to quietly pay my respect to the men and women who lost their lives defending our freedom.  There were hundreds of beautiful flags, as well as military memorabilia displayed there for many to enjoy.   I approached a ...
05/27/2013
Some might refer to him as the Moses of NAR... leading us out of wandering in the desert and into the promised land.  When Dr. Lawrence Yun speaks... are you listening?  He's singing a pretty positive tune these days, and I found myself tapping my feet to a new beat.  It certainly made me wanna g...
05/24/2013
Don't Walk From This Home... RUN!  It's rare when you hear those words roll off the lips of a trusted home inspector, but I knew he wasn't kidding.  After being in contract for 4 months on an Oregon Short Sale, the listing agent disclosed there was a sinkhole in the front yard that was filled in ...
05/22/2013
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Recently, while visiting my family in Southern California, we decided to take a drive to Malibu and spend the day at the beach.  As we were rolling down the street in my daughter's neighborhood, my 4-yr old grand-daughter suddenly yells out loud... 'Stop The Car... I'm Not Strapped In!'  LOL... o...
05/16/2013
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