This is the public Blog of Debbie Holmes. Real estate agent extraordinaire, with scientific training (which makes me very good at analysis). I have three boys. One going who just graduated law school and two in graduate school. I am one lucky mom!
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Below is my Facebook Post.I have just spent the morning trying to find help for one of my tenants who had a stroke. She is unable to pay the rent and I cannot sustain not taking rent. I would like to find a solution to her problems that does not include giving her notice or evicting her for non p...
One of the many reasons I joined my new brokerage was the idea that we give back to the community. When I joined I promised $20 of every commission check to the John L. Scott Foundation. This year we gave to the St. Luke's Children's Hospital!This is a worthy charity that helps sick children ...
We at the Holmes household are happy to announce that Josh Holmes passed his orals for his PhD in computer science yesterday, which means he is now a PhD candidate. Now we can begin the holiday season!
We are like the cobbler's children, who have no shoes. I tell other people to keep their yards neat but ours was a mess. For years we had stuff on our driveway. Even an old TV and end table. I had real estate signs outside. We had stuff from a tree that was down since March (compost type stu...
The first thing I always give my clients is good service. I am sure you do too. Many of us also give little presents or cards to share with our client base for the holidays. This year I decided to force bulbs. It sounded like a great idea but I started to late. They will be ready in mid Ja...
Some days you just can't seem to be witty. At my house we have been suffering while our youngest son completes his PhD. D. orals. Even I have lost sleep as I watch him work 16 hour days trying to complete an unpleasant task. This has been going on for over a month. The paper has now been s...
I posted last week about a FSBO (for sale by owner) in my neighborhood. I then put the FSBO up on our local Facebook group. It created quite a discussion including 2 possible buyer leads. The post comments also included talks about high prices, high rents and homelessness. One young woman co...
Winter, spring, summer or fall, Edwards greenhouse is open! Right now they have beautiful forced bulbs and poinsettias. They also have an area where you can bring a picnic and enjoy the festive ambience when it is too cold to picnic outside. They even have an indoor yoga class in the greenhouse...
I have never actually had a gingerbread house but I have admired them. I believe there were some group projects with gramm crackers and icing but they didn't last at my home. A friend of mine sent this to me yesterday. It brightened my day and I hope it brightens yours.
I have been feeling stiffer and less mobile this last year. I had been walking in the foothills but alas I lost my ability. There was no reason I should have I just stopped going there. I still can walk forever on the flat. I miss the foothills and my diabetes numbers are getting worse. The ...