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Last Week's Favorites on Active Rain: November 8th-14th

Oh, my!  For a minute there, I forgot it was Sunday and time to post my list of faves.  So here goes:

Belinda Spillman: It Must Be Puppy Love!  This was Willie the Labradoodles's choice.  He wants to be in a play group with Pixie and Rocky.

Richard Weisser: Mortgage Interest Deduction heresy from a taxpaying real estate broker  Heresy or not, this is an important post.

Thom Abbott: Condo Balcony Furniture And Why There Are Rules  After the recent storms, this might be a no-brainer.

William Johnson: Are You An Average or Good Tipper  Sometimes, it's just fun to make someone's day.

Paula McDonald: HAVE YOU LOST YOUR BLOGGING MOJO?  As I read this, I was actually in search of mt own, and Paula helped me find it!

Karyn Smith Woody: Let's buy Christmas presents from local businesses & self-employed  What a wonderful idea! 

Melissa Marro: Closet Organization: How to fold a fitted sheet.  Wow!  Read this and double your space in your linen closet!

Ellie McIntire: Old Bay- It's the Maryland way.  This stuff is in my spice rack, and it's just wonderful stuff - on crabs and French fries!

Richard Iarossi: I'm just the agent, don't blame me if the owner won't rent because of your dog  I'm often stunned by people who don't get this concept!

Andrea Swiedler: I want what I want, and I want it NOW!  Ah, Andrea!  Don't we all!  And could this by why the item got hurled at the screen?  But your grandson has an excuse - he's a little kid!

So that's it for this week!  See you next Sunday.

Comment balloon 29 commentsPatricia Kennedy • November 18 2012 10:52AM


Ha Ha, I must be too busy Pat lately. Missed ALL of these. Thanks for the wrap up!!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 8 years ago

Wonderful selection this week.  A great mix of real estate, AR tips and observations . . .  perfect!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) almost 8 years ago

those are all good posts to remember - reading a few of those for sure.  Thanks for reminding us of some great posts

Posted by John & Irma Nelson, San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes (San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty) almost 8 years ago


Great list.  Ginger would like to be in the play group, too!

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) almost 8 years ago


I look forward to reading your Last Week's Favorites every Sunday.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 8 years ago
I reblogged the Old Bay post. I just had to mention the Old Bay potato chips. See you at the Wreath Party.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge almost 8 years ago

Nice selection of favorites. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Pat,  Rocky is so excited to be featured in your Weekly Favorites!  He is out for a quick walk in search of his true love.  Pixie is probably home getting ready to Woof for the Broncos.  Thanks for the shout out!!!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 8 years ago
I always enjoy your choices for your weekly AR roundup. Have a great Thanksgiving.
Posted by Nan Jester, Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery (Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL ) almost 8 years ago

This is a great list and those were many of my favorites this week.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 8 years ago

Pat, thank you again! I find myself in some pretty good company, now I am off to read the best of the best!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Pat, the posts are on the lighter side this week. The holidays are starting their mojo on you

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 8 years ago

Great choices again Miss Pat.  I've read most of them and a couple I'm off to check on now.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago


Great list as always, many of my favorites made the famed Patricia list.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 8 years ago
Hi Pat, Thank you so much for including me in this weeks picks. Many of the others I missed and will try and get around to each one tonight.
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) almost 8 years ago

Wow, thanks for that. All those good ones in one place.

Posted by Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits (Realty World Alliance) almost 8 years ago

Hey, Everyone!  Thank you for your comments!

Michelle, I think there is a dog group right here on Active Rain.  I think they get together while we're out showing property!

Cheryl, Old Bay potato chips?  How'd I miss those?  I wonder if that stuff tastes good in turkey dressing?





Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Thank you for highlighting my organizational sheet folding blog in this. I've received a dozen or so comments today as a result! I also missed several of the other blogs you highlighted so I'll be checking those out tomorrow. 

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) almost 8 years ago

Hi Pat...

Thanks for mentioning my post about the MID. I was a little bummed because it did not get more attention but thanks to you it is getting a good respnse.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) almost 8 years ago

Pat - Thanks for the summary -- I had a very hectic/stressful week and missed most of these posts.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 8 years ago

Pat, as always thank you for putting this together and for including mine.  Very big thank you.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) almost 8 years ago

Patricia, as always, great choices of this week's picks.

And as always, thanks for making sure we do not miss good posts.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 8 years ago

Looks like some good reading there Pat.  Thanks for sharing!                                                                                                                  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 8 years ago

Patricia, there are some excellent posts here. Thanks for pointing them out.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 8 years ago

Pats post is not a racing form either...and its free too! I add coffee to mine

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 8 years ago

Very nice list once again, i better get reading.

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) almost 8 years ago

Pat- Thanks so much for including me in your list! I'm honored :) I hope that everyone will make the decision to support local businesses & the self employed whenever they have the chance!

Posted by Karyn Smith Woody (Harry Norman Realtors) almost 8 years ago

Great list! I'm checking them out now. 

Posted by Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty) almost 8 years ago

Pat, great list as usual.  Thanks for posting this every week.  What a great idea.

Posted by Nancy Frimann (Eagle Ridge Realty/Signature Homes & Estates) almost 8 years ago