Archive for March, 2008

Buyers-The Time is NOW

I’m working with a number of new home buyers right now.

Some of them have been taking their time waiting for that perfect house to materialize in the endless sea of current real estate inventory.

But on more then one occasion, when they have found said home, it has been snatched up from them before they were able to make their offer.

Lots of homes that have sat on the market for a year or more are getting purchased as sellers (and banks) get more aggressive with their market pricing, creating bidding wars on home that had no showings for months.

What does it mean?

We’re in the perfect Spring for buyers and investors.

Inventory is still at record high levels.

Interest rates are at their lowest in recent memory (and are likely to increase, dramatically, before the end of summer do to inflation).

Agents like myself are working harder then ever, dealing with more showings, competitive bidding, and negotiations with corporate entities in order to get homes sold.

If you want to take advantage of this current market, Don’t Wait. Talk to a qualified loan officer to get good council on what you can realistically afford and then call ME so we can get crackin’!

This is the season.

Do It!


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Top 5 Reasons To Ride A Bike


Random Google LINK of the Day.

Although it’s officially been Spring for a couple weeks already, the season’s actual presence has so far been spotty at best.

All of us here in Minnesota await warm air and streets cleared of snow like the world has waited for Guns and Roses’ Chinese Democracy album.

Thankfully, we know that Spring will eventually arrive.

With the exception of the good people at Dr. Pepper, the rest of us have given up on Axl.

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Do the Test

Test your awareness HERE.

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Amazing Story

Scott Cutshall
The Star-Tribune has printed an excellent story of how one man as changed his life by embracing a bike.
I’ve seen Mr. Cutshall out on the trail before, but never knew the tale that brought him into the fold of the local cycling community.
You can read his blog, Large Fella On a Bike to see how he has chronicled his journey from 500+lbs to under 250.
The guy gets it.
Props to local frame builder Bob Brown for helping make that journey possible.

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It’s that time again…

Click HERE to read the report

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History Arrived In The Mail

My good friend Wheels received this in the mail today.

It was produced in the mid-’60’s and is arguably the very first production BMX bike.


Wheels is a former National BMX Champion and an avid collector of vintage 20″ wheeled bikes.

The bike is actually fully suspended with dual springs beneath the seat and a pivot just behind the headset.

The bike was certainly pulled out of a barn in Texas, having not seen the light of day for decades (although the Specialized sticker somewhat betrays that theory), but despite this neglect it’s in rather good shape. It’ll take some work to renew the gleam of the hi-ten frame, but should clean up well.

Wheels has plans to beef up the suspension with modified motorcycle springs.

It’s difficult to get the perspective of the size of the bike without someone seated on it, but it is surprisingly large.

At a 6′ 2″ I was able to sit in the saddle and put both my feet on the floor, but just barely.

If the crank wasn’t akin to what you might find on a toddler bike, you might think it was designed with adult riders in mind

When done, this will be one mean rally bike!

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245 Cecil Street
My latest Cycling Home Tour clients closed on their new digs last week.
I love first time homebuyers!

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