Minot, ND Real Estate News

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
On Saturday February 1st Grace Lutheran will add a new ministry to the church, Mornings With Mommy. Mornings With Mommy is NOT a preschool and it is NOT childcare.Mornings With Mommy IS a fun and easy way for you to enjoy activities with your kids and meet other parents.For more information please see the Grace Lutheran Church website.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
In today's interview, 01/25/2020, Mayor Shaun Sipma and I visit about the upcoming State of the City address (Thursday February 7th) in the Arvel Graving Theater on the Magic City Campus (Minot High).   We also spend a bit of time discussing the new FEMA flood maps coming out in June and what those maps mean to those who live in the flood plain. If you live in Minot you do not want to miss the State of the City address and if you live in the flood plain you really do not want to miss this conversation with Mayor Shaun Sipma. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
The cold has it's own kind of beauty. Something as simple as a fresh blanket of snow that sparkles like diamonds when sun or moon light shine upon it. Maybe an elaborate piece of art by Jack Frost as I pictured before. If it were not for the cold we would not have the Northern Lights (as pictured in the banner above).Today offered two sights you only see under extreme cold conditions. The first picture below is what I saw when I exited the house this morning. For this phenomenon to happen you need sub-zero temps, absolute calm, and micro ice particles in the air. When this happens every light, great or small, sends a beam straight up into the heavens. It's amazingly beautiful.This next picture also requires the same dynamics except it does NOT require complete calm. This is what is comm...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Emmanuel Toquee is another friend I've meet through ToastMasters. (ToastMasters 636 Minot ND). Emmanuel is originally from Monrovia Libera. He is now a citizen of the USA and has lived in Minot ND for over 9 years. Emmanuel is a motivational Speaker and an author. His book, I Change My Mind" is available in print form or electronic download through Amazon. Emmanuel also has over 50 uploads to YouTube that you can enjoy. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
I met Nate a couple of months ago after grilling him about his faith. I liked his answers so I visited his place of work and found that I fit in perfectly (although I'm the oldest man there). I'm talking about Reverend Nathan Walters, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Synod.  Listen in. I hope your biggest take-away from this is that the term "conservative" Christian does not have a political connotation nor does it mean we are holly-roller Bible thumpers looking for people to hit over the head with a Bible. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
I may have preached on this before but a conversation I had minutes ago got my blood a pumping again on this subject.Regretfully, 12/30/19 was the last day of business for our one and only Christian bookstore, Gideon's Trumpet.Gideon's Trumpet is truly a casualty of on line shopping.I get that. I do my share of shopping on line. I love eBay.I saw the lights on this morning so I went over to ask Kay, the owner, how the final sale went. Kay said it went very well BUT she was surprised at the incredible amount of shoplifting that went on during the sale. WOW! Who goes into a Christian bookstore to steal? I hate to suggest it would be Christians but who else goes into a Christian bookstore!When I've railed on this topic in the past it was over the visable evidence of theft at church rummage...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
I am thankful that Dr. Steven Shirley has been a regular guest on Minot Today. His visits are always fun and informative. I am the parent of a child who is graduating from Minot High School this year so I was eager to ask a few more questions about Minot State Universities offerings. I hope you enjoy our visit as much as I did. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
It's after Thanksgiving, now it's okay to snow. Snowfalls before Thanksgiving are just plain RUDE! That being said we have had several already this Fall and Halloween usually carries about a 50/50 chance of snow in any year in North Dakota. Those early snowfalls rarely stick around but one like today's will most likely be on the ground until April. I can't say I'm every happy to see the snow/winter come even though I've lived up North all my life BUT I have learned to accept it. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Chad Vogel is not a new name in mortgage lending in Minot ND, he's been one of the best for 17 years. He recently broke away from one of Minot's most well known banks in order to offer his clients more competitive rates and a more varied selection of lending tools. With interest rates as low as 3.65% today there is little doubt that Chad and PRMI can save you a bundle of money. Call Chad today at 701-721-5889 or stop by his office located just a block West of the Broadway and Burdick intersection. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Today was that day.Every year I volunteer for a 3 hour shift to sell hot dogs to help support The Horn Of Plenty sponsored by KHRT radio.You can read about The Horn Of Plenty below, it's a great community program.The dominant grocery store in town, Market Place Foods, not only allows us to set up in all four of their stores they even donate all the food so every sale goes 100% to the program.Timmothy has helped me out in the past but I think this is the first time there have been three of us working an entire shift. The three hours go pretty quick with three of you there and it was a busy Saturday as well making it go even a bit faster. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Michael Ward covers some basic when and why to "Lawyer Up". Michael Ward, Attorney At Law, is one of the most experienced (and one of the sharpest) legal minds in the State of North Dakota. I'm proud to call Michael my friend and it is my good fortune that I have the opportunity to visit Mike nearly every day. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
On Friday Morning 11/08/2019 Tina N. Timm became Airman First Class Timm, Tina N.Everyone knows what a proud father I am of both my kids and Friday was just one of the many choked up moments I've had over the years for Tina and Timmothy Timm. Tina graduated in the top 10% of 800 at Basic Training, earning her the rank of Airman First Class. She would have received that rank anyway due to her 4 years of Jr AF ROTC but she is more proud of achieving it this way with having a 98% in physical Training and a 95% in the educational testing.I can tell you it wasn't easy, I've never seen my daughter so stressed and unsure of herself. It made dad cry a lot of tears in the last 8-1/2 weeks.Instead of one long post about my trip I'm going to post this about Tina and a separate post about the trip....
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Do members of a Toastmasters club sit around, drink champagne, and make toasts? NO! However when I first heard of Toastmasters 35 years ago that is what I envisioned. It was not until I attended my 1st meet this year that I found out what really goes on at those Toastmaster meetings. I hope you will listen in and learn to today's Radio Broadcast and/or podcast and see if Toastmasters maybe something that interests you.Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
It's my own darn fault but I'm still mad at the Surgeon and her staff.Surgery was supposed to be Friday but now I've got to wait an additional week because lost in the multi-page directions of "prior to surgery" was a note that I should not take one of many meds for a week prior to the surgery.Wonderful! Three days isn't enough time so now I get to go an extra 10 days in pain that makes me absolutely miserable. Now I have less time to heal before I fly to TX to see my daughter graduate from basic training.I try to stay positive about our one and only hospital in town but I'm anything BUT positive about them right now. I told them I'd sign a waver that if I bleed to death it's my own fault but they won't do that either. Oh well, my next surgery will NOT be in this hospital as I will be j...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Wiring is one of those things you want to "get right" in your home.Most people are wise enough to let the professionals do the electrical work but there are some do-it-yourselfers who are daring enough to do their own electrical work as well. That's fine... as long as you let the City Electrical Inspector take a look. John O. French is an electrical inspector for the City of Minot and he wants to help you get it right as well. He would be happy to take a look at your plan and let you know what will and won't work. Everybody wants a safe home, especially John.Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podca...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
One of the oldest, common rumors about notarial procedures is that a notary must never notarize a blank document. Although the contents of a signer’s document are irrelevant to a notarization, the statutes of a few states specify that a notary may not sign their name and affix their seal on a blank document. A significant number of people believe that this means it is unlawful for the notary to notarize a signature on a document that is blank Others argue that because a document’s contents are irrelevant to the notarization, the above referenced prohibition probably refers to the notarial certificate and not to the signer’s document. It is indeed unlawful for a notary to sign and seal a blank notarial certificate. Notarizations are performed merely to ensure that the signer was not an i...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Nick Dryer and I talk about the Our Saviors Lutheran Church Mercy Care program and it's intent. Mercy Care and a program I developed called The Noodle Ministry have joined together to provide Ramon Noodles to indigent prisoners at the Ward County Correctional facility. Listen into the hows and whys of how we are showing mercy. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations. It can be heard on Fridays, 12:15am on 106.9FM radio or at 4:45pm on 1320AM radio or you can listen anytime by visiting my podcast site right HERE.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
My Plan for 2020Going Remote!Part of my marketing plan as a Realtor was to get on the radio airwaves with a program about local real estate. With no real plan in mind I approached a local radio station manager and asked him if he would air my program. He said sure. It probably didn't hurt that I had been advertising on his station for the last 12 years or so.Instead of me yammering away the entire time I decided my program "Minot Real Estate Today" (Now just "Minot Today") would be interviews with local, influential people. The interviews were a good choice and that is still the format of my show today.Next year I am looking to enhance, not change, my program with two ideas.#1) I have been conducting my interviews for the studio in my office or out at the radio stations studio. In 20 20...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Brock Weppler is an Assistant Director of MSU Athletics-Development AND Brock is also the Director of the Beaver Booster Club. Brock is an amazing local boy who has done a fantastic job for our local University, Minot State. Brock has been with the Beaver Booster program for 14 years and the Assistant Director of Athletics-Development for over 3 years.  Brock is one of the most upbeat positive people I know and it's no surprise to me, I've known his mom for years and she is President of St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation  as well as a Ward County Commissioner. Listen in and Brock will pump you up about all the great things going on this week at Minot State University.Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:1...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Gene Miller has owned MBM Auto in Minot ND for over 40 years. He knows European cars! This small shop in Minot has a BIG reputation for quality work for those who drive European vehicles. I love visiting with Gene. When we do interviews I feel like I'm part of "Click & Clack", what a great show that was! Listen in. With only 15 minutes I had to cut out a lot of the joking but it's still a very fun interview. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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