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  • Midwest Minute- Jul 18/18- “Where’s Your Oasis?”

    Where’s Your Oasis? It has been a very hectic spring and summer; not as many sales as I would like to see at this time of year, but an unusual number of requests for valuation, listing, and consulting advice. Combined with a part-time commitment to help when I can on the home place, there hasn’t …

  • Midwest Minute- July 11/18- “Not for the Weak”

    Not for the Weak If I have had a busier start to a summer, I can’t remember when. In the last six weeks, I have been invited to determine values on over sixty different properties located across a five thousand square mile region. Sometimes I am there to list it for sale. Other times, to …

  • Midwest Minute- June 27/18- “Words I Really Don’t Want to Hear”

    Words I Really Don’t Want to Hear Hang around real estate long enough and you will cringe inside when you hear these following statements from clients. “I want to price it higher than you recommend; after all, you can always come down!” Yep, a high price makes buyers jump to attention all right. They will …

  • Midwest Minute- June 13/18- “Mid-Year Thoughts”

    Mid-Year Thoughts I had lunch with an old friend today; we have known each other for over forty years. He said driving through Lloydminster is depressing citing for sale signs prominent in all neighbourhoods, doors and windows on older homes with plywood on them, and the empty parking lots around too many commercial buildings. This …

  • Midwest Minute- May 30/18- “Gone to the Dogs”

    Gone to the Dogs Only once in my life have I been bitten by a dog and it was while showing a house in Lloydminster. I opened the door using the key from the lockbox and when I stepped in, a little foot high fluff ball come flying off the upper stairs of the bilevel, …


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