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                              This year, the Naples Area Board of REALTORS®  (NABOR) and the Bonita Estero Area REALTORS® (BEAR) are joining together to offer the opportunity to complete the GRI (Graduate of REALTOR® Institute) designation course in one year.  These courses are traditionally only...
01/28/2011
Remodeling Magazine, in partnership with NAR, have published their 2010 Remodeling Cost vs. Value survey, and are warning not to go overboard with pre-selling renovations.The survey reported that remodels done in 2010 will only recoup around 60% of their price when the property sells.  The kitche...
01/25/2011
  It was very obvious at the International Builder Show in Orlando that the general trend was  moving towards smaller homes and looking for imaginative storage spaces and living areas.  One of the victims of ridding a home of unnecessary living space in some parts of the country will be the dini...
01/25/2011
It was very obvious at the International Builder Show in Orlando that the general trend was  moving towards smaller homes and looking for imaginative storage spaces and living areas, and the formal dining room may fall victim to this trend.  Dining rooms seem to be reducing in appeal as people wi...
01/24/2011
I love cooking and do intend to post a few recipes as well.  Here are some really imaginative ideas for Fish and Chips, the great British traditional meal, by Karen Burket from Oregon.  Having lived in Britain for 17 years before coming to the USA I do appreciate the "twists" on an old classic!  ...
01/22/2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Have you ever attended the Opening of YOUR state's Session in the Senate or the Hous...
01/21/2011
Florida REALTORS® will hold the 2011 GREAT AMERICAN REALTORS® DAYS on April 12 & 13.  Well over 2,000 real estate agents will descend on Tallahassee to visit their Senators and Representatives.  This two-day event kicks includes legislative briefings at the Challenger Learning Center near the Ca...
01/21/2011
I joined Active Rain in December 2009 – a friend had recommended it  - but I did not blog. The months passed, I was a member, I entered a few bits and pieces into my profile, but I did not blog.More time passed, at least I read a few blogs! Then another friend suggested I should join RainMakers,...
01/21/2011
Esperanza Butler wrote about Mardi Gras. In Europe, the practice dates back to the Middle Ages where they were celebratory periods before Lent began.  Today, most Catholic areas in Europe still celebrate during the week before lent.  The celebration in the Catholic parts of Germany, for example, ...
01/20/2011
The International Builders’ Show in Orlando this week showcases the latest in home design trends.  A separate laundry rooms and smart storage in unexpected places ranked high in a survey of 2,000 consumers carried out by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.Other favorites were:•    home office or w...
01/18/2011
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