Minot, ND Real Estate News

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
It's a beautiful thing!Belgrade Concrete has done a wonderful job on the very difficult project of building a retaining wall next to an existing home. NOW we have a Certificate of Occupation for the beautiful home located at 9 NE 11th Ave in Minot ND.This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is in a great location just a block and a half from Minot State University with easy access to anywhere in Minot.Tivoli Custom Homes builds to suit your needs, come see this model home to get ideas for your custom home today. This model home, as well as the one being built at 3 NE 11th Ave Minot ND are available for purchase. For more information contact Joy Nelson-Keller .
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Friday's radio interview on Minot Today was with Rianne Kuhn from VisitMinot.org our Convention and Visitors Bureau. Rianne Kuhn of Visit Minot is VERY active in the community and does a wonderful job of promoting everything Minot. Unlike the Chamber of Commerce, Visit Minot does NOT charge a membership fee and they want to promote everybody/thing in Minot. Regular readers of my blog know that I used to post all the events happening in Minot, Visit Minot was a huge help to me when I did that as they usually have about 10 events posted for every day. Minot Today is broadcast over the air every Friday by two minot radio stations. You can listen in live on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (over the lunch hour) and on 1320 AM at 4:45 PM. Of course if you miss the over the air episodes you will find the po...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
I am excited about tomorrows radio broadcast of Minot Today. I will be visiting with Rianne Kuhn from Visit Minot, our Convention and Visitors Bureau.Visit Minot is VERY active in the community and do a wonderful job of promoting everything Minot.Unlike the Chamber of Commerce, Visit Minot does NOT charge a membership fee and they want to promote everybody/thing in Minot.Regular reader of my blog know that I used to post all the events happening in Minot, Visit Minot was a huge help to me when I did that as they usually have about 10 events up every day.Minot Today is broadcast over the air every Friday by two minot radio stations. You can listen in live on 106.9 FM at 12:10 (over the lunch hour) and on 1320 AM at 4:45 PM. Of course if you miss the over the air episodes you will find th...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
At the risk of upsetting a couple of friends I have a mini-rant about the cat owners in my South East Minot neighborhood. Lets be clear about one thing: Minot has a leash law that pertains to BOTH dogs and cats! If I catch your cat in my yard it is not going to be returned to you. You can tell your kids that Fluffy is not coming back because YOU disregarded the law and let Fluffy out without putting him/her on a leash.My Bunny yesterdayMy bunny todayRant over.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Two weeks ago my interview with a foster parent and the agency (PATH) that runs the program went over the air and was posted here as well BUT one of the microphones failed as we continued beyond the 15 minutes of air time. It took a lot of editing to make "part 2" airable but here it is. Sorry for the delay. Minot Today is broadcast over two radio stations every Friday. You can find it at 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 brought my camera along on my evening walk tonight and decided I'd take a few shots of some of the neighborhood homes.        The two shots above were taken in my yard. The ghost and pumpkin are being projected by a heavy duty projector I picked up at a thrift store.The house on the left was scary because that light up in the window is a Eagles fan sign. The house on the right is a daycare and they usually have a yard full of decorations no matter what the season.What I liked about the one above was the lightning on the right. It changed regularly and was very realistic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Just a few feet into Minot's Oak Park is one of my favorite sculptures. As far as I know it is untitled being I could not locate a plaque for it. If it were up to me to name it I would name it "Children and Butterflies"Here is a picture of the Oak Park Amphitheater. I took one of the side because of the nice color of the foliage planted beside it.Last of all here is a prayer that is posted at the beginning of one of the park trails. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
It's a great wall but it's NOT "The" Great Wall.It took 20 years to build The Great Wall of China. Once they got started on the retaining wall at 9 11th Ave NE Minot North Dakota it took about three weeks. Now that it's up the contractor can get a Certificate of Occupancy and some lucky home buyer can purchase the home and move in. This is a great home and has served as my office for about 6 months.           I'm not looking forward to moving my office but to think of the joy this home will bring someone soon is all worth it.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
For many years I would have one or two rummage sales a year. I did it to get rid of some stuff, make a little money, visit with people and just to enjoy engaging in a little retail.I have not found the time to hold a rummage sale for a couple of years now and with winter upon us I've decided to take my rummage sale on line. When I do I will be using eBay and iOffer.comI have not started my rummage sale yet BUT I have put my sons book on these two sites. Once I get going I will be listing typical rummage sale items, house hold and office. Some items will be to large to ship so those will be sold on one or more local sites.I've used eBay almost as long as it has existed and I've always had good luck with it. I'm fairly new to iOffer so we will see how that goes... yes I will report back.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Today's 15 minute radio broadcast of Minot Today is on the top... the top of the roof with Don and Donny Jessen of Jessen Roofing. If you have ever prayed for a job and God gave you an answer you didn't like you will be able to relate to Don Jessen's story. Minot Today is broadcast over two radio stations every Friday. You can find it at 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)
Answering the challenge:My October 2018 update your profile challenge....by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, The picture to the left is the one you have been looking at for about a year as my profile pic and it is time for it to go. Not that it's all that out dated, it's just that it wasn't that good of a picture in the first place. I obviously took it my self which is not bad in it's self ( I was a professional photographer in one of my many past lives) but it was taken with a used $3.00 web cam and no backdrop. I was actually setting things up for short video blog posts and decided this still was better then the profile pic I was using at that time.My new profile pic was taken by the same photographer (Me) and I'm wearing a shirt that bears the logo of  the radio station I love and br...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Rising to the challenge Lisa Von Domek has put before us, Sliding Into The 4th Quarter Holiday Challenge, I've put together my thoughts on holiday marketing.Starting with HalloweenNo need to loose your head while house hunting, just loose the agent who doesn't listen to your needs!When you work with Tivoli Custom Homes you won't be looking at a "grave yard" of  old used homes. Tell us exactly what you want and we will build it for you!No skeletons in the closet, no bats in the belfry.Your new home will be ghoul free and ready for you to write the fairy tale story of your love for each other and your family.Thanksgiving Gobble up a great deal on a custom home. Did you know that buying a home before the end of the year has many tax advantages for you, the 1st time home owner?What better t...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
One the radio broadcast of Minot Today my guest is Louis (Mac) McLeod, Executive Director of the Minot Coalition, Inc.. What a timely subject! The homeless in Minot ND are not as visible as they are in many other cities but they are here. Learn what you can do to help those in need in our community. Today's radio broadcast with Louis (Mac) McLeod is very informative. After listening you can find the Minot Area Homeless Coalition on FB or call Mac at 701-852-6300. I've mentioned several times in the past how Minot is so blessed to have the Minot Air Force Base as a neighbor. It not only is a big financial help to the City but MORE important is the quality of people the base brings here and often these folks stay here because they appreciate the quality of life here in Minot ND.Louis (Mac...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
This home is very close to the model home that serves as my office. I've appreciated their "garden yard" all summer and I have to say THIS IS CURB APPEAL!I actually walked over just to photograph the maple tree being we have so few trees that have changed to red this fall. I wanted to capture this one while most of the leaves were still attached to the tree.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
With the BIG boys out of business (Toy's R Us and Kay Bee Toys) where do you find cool and unique toys in Minot North Dakota???  Natures nook Children's Toys & Books is where your treasure is.You will find Nature's nook on North Hill at 1700 21st Ave. NW, Suite B Minot NDTimmothy's 2nd book signing was here today and I'm happy to say things went well. I have to say that the owners of Nature's nook, Dave & Deb Peery, were wonderful hosts. They greeted people at the door and immediately directed them to "the Guest Artist" Timmothy Timm.When they were not busy directing traffic Timmothy's way we had a lot of fun swapping stories of our youth as well as experiences we have had since moving to Minot ND.I stopped at the printers on Friday to see how the 2nd printing of 100 books is coming and...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
If you missed Timmothy's first book signing last Saturday we hope you will come see him this Saturday at Nature's nook Children's Toys & Books at 1700 21st Ave, NW Suite B (next to Caribou Coffee) Minot ND. Timmothy will be personalizing and signing books as well as demonstrating his craft by writing and illustrating his comic strip between signings. Timmothy Timm is a 16 year old young man with high functioning autism. He has been writing about the adventures of Titus & Philemon, two guinea pigs, and their friend Joe for about 3 years now. This is his 1st book with enough material on hand to produce at least a couple more. This book is written in the form or a daily comic strip and is done in pencil. Timmothy's autistic challenge is most evident in verbal communications yet his strong ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Sometimes you have to build a wall... or you won't get a certificate of occupancy. That's the case with one of the homes I'm helping out with as the Project Coordinator for Tivoli Custom Homes in Minot North Dakota. Of course this was not a surprise to us as we knew this to be the case before we broke ground on the home.This happens to be at our model home at 9 11th Ave NE, Minot ND where my office is located. I've been kind of secure in knowing I would not have to move my office for a while because without the certificate of occupancy we could not sell our model home. Now I better start packing.I can not emphasis enough how important a certificate of occupancy is. If you are a buyer looking at fixer uppers or brand new homes and you are working with a competent Realtor you probably don...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
This is one of those events Realtors can be very proud of, Kicking the Cold Fundraiser for Kids. This drive is hosted by the Minot Board of Realtors. Minot Realtors are to be commended for many programs to benefit the community, this one is certainly at the top of the list in my book but I have to admit my very favorite is a tradition that started in Minot ND and is now Nation wide... Realtor Ring day where on day every Salvation Army bell ringing location is staffed by Realtors for the whole day.Here is the details on the Kicking the Cold Fundraiser for Kids.Thanks also to the Minot Daily news for keeping this event out in front of the public.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Timmothy's 1st book signing went even better than expected with sales exceeding our goal by 50%. We are nearly out of the first printing and we are hoping that we recieve the 2nd printing before next weekends book signing.A HUGE thank you to Val, owner of Main Street Books, and Shyann Belzer of the Minot Daily News for setting Timmothy up for success!We can't wait for the next book signing on Saturday September 22nd at Natures Nook 1700 21st Ave NW Suite B in Minot. There is a good chance we will run out of books from the original printing while are there but we do have another hundred on order in anticipation of selling them for Christmas.If you would like a copy signed by the author and personalized for yourself or a child please email me and we will get this done through the mail for...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Who would think that one of Minot North Dakota's biggest cheerleaders would be a native of Miami Florida who moved here because she and her husband LOVE cold weather!I believe you will LOVE this radio broadcast of my interview with Christine Staley, founder of Magic City Hoagies in Minot.  Being the over the air version on Minot Today is limited to 15 minutes I often have to leave half an interview or more on the cutting floor. Thank goodness I can post the entire interview right here on Active Rain for your enjoyment. My interview with Christine Staley, founder of Magic City Hoagies, was such a delight I certainly had to make sure the entire interview was available to you. If you have not yet been to Magic City Hoagies you owe it to yourself to get over their right away. Stop just once...
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