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By Greg Taylor, Murray Kentucky, Real Estate Attorney and Investor
(Greg Taylor and Associates, PLLC)
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The February meeting of the Western Kentucky Real Estate Investment Association will be held at Murray State University on February 19, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barkley Lecture Room on the 3rd floor of the Curris Center. The WKREIA is a group of investors who meet monthly to discuss current topics, network, and educate themselves concerning new techniques in investing. This month the group will be hearing from nationally-known speaker Alan Cowgill via webinar and the topic will be "Private Money Lending." With the current credit markets being the way they are, this topic is vitally important for real estate investors. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.        
By Ron Spanton, Kentucky Lake Area
(RE/MAX Real Estate Associates)
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This photo is the courtesy of Gary Whittington, Benton KY.  All Rights Reserved. Any use of this photo, including reproduction, modification, distribution or republication, without the prior written consent of Gary Whittington, is strictly prohibited. Permission may be sent through me at ronspanton@remax.net. Photo is only of people, places, things or scenes in Western Kentucky.
By Ron Spanton, Kentucky Lake Area
(RE/MAX Real Estate Associates)
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Well, here in Western Kentucky, Benton is very proud of it's tradition of celebrating Tater Day. To celebrate Tater Day; we have a Tater Day Parade, Tater Day Flea Market, Tater Day Carnival and even a Tater Day Queen and a Junior Miss Tater! Stop laughing!.....Come on! Your community probably has it's local celebrations as well and we'll find out about yours soon enough! Our tradition started around 1843 when people in the community would get together to sell or trade sweet potatoes and sweet potato slips and continues to this day on the first Monday in April each year and ushers in Spring. The activities are so important to the community that our spring break for students coincides with Tater Day. No one would go to school anyway! Now we all know there are celebrations around the Unit...
By Ron Spanton, Kentucky Lake Area
(RE/MAX Real Estate Associates)
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HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE SNOW IN WESTERN KENTUCKY? NO? THEN LISTEN UP! Photo by Gary Whittington, Benton KY   Where we live in Western Kentucky near Kentucky Lake, we only average about 10 inches of snow per year! We enjoy 4 seasons (it would get boring having the same weather all the time, wouldn't it?) but the winters are mild. In the past I have lived in Northern Illinois, Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota so I really appreciate the weather here. Usually when we get some snow it only lasts a day or two. It's enough for the children to get out of school and get cold and wet playing outside. When I tell local people about the winter activities up north such as ice fishing, skiing and especially driving vehicles on the lakes they can hardly believe me. Yes, those are fond memories that I...
By Greg Taylor, Murray Kentucky, Real Estate Attorney and Investor
(Greg Taylor and Associates, PLLC)
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WKREIA AGENDA DECEMBER 2008 The Western Kentucky Real Estate Investment Association (WKREIA) welcomes everyone in attendance! We hope to make this association one of the finest learning alternatives to develop, support and promote regional real estate investment while serving the interests of the Real Estate Investment Community and Industry as a whole through Education, Motivation, Mentoring, Training, Leadership, Investment, and Networking Opportunities on all issues involving the regional real estate community, and promoting professionalism and standards of excellence in the industry. The only way we can make this association a success is to get everyone's involvement to the fullest extent possible. We sincerely hope you see the benefit of having, joining and participating in an orga...
By Jay Allen, MovieVoice
(MovieVoice Production Co.)
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Benton, KY- Benton is a city in Marshall County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 4,197 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County[1]. Shape-note singers gather annually at Benton on the fourth Sunday in May to sing from a tunebook called The Southern Harmony. This event, organized in 1884 and called The Big Singing or Big Singing Day, is considered by many to be the oldest indigenous musical tradition in the United States. Benton is also known for an annual festival called "Tater Day" at which Marshall Countians gather on the court square to eat, listen to music and political speeches. Geography- Benton is located at (36.855231, -88.354047). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²), all of it lan...
By Greg Taylor, Murray Kentucky, Real Estate Attorney and Investor
(Greg Taylor and Associates, PLLC)
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1.   TREAT THIS LIKE A BUSINESS - Because it is a business.   Startingout, you won’t have 50 people a day calling you on your first little newspaper ad. You’ll need to be farming your area and marketing your business and as yourbusiness grows, you will have more people calling.  You need to have a specificplan of attack and follow that plan each day, and revise the plan every few monthsas the RE landscape changes.2.  MANAGE YOUR TIME - Manage your time wisely by only dealingwith motivated sellers, clearly defining your target market, and minimizing yourdistractions during the day.    Use a simple phone interview script to weed out unmotivated sellers andmake sure that every time you spend time to go see a home, you have the potentialto make the deal happen.  Don’t waste your time and ...

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