Eric Kaler, New U of M president. I just met him!

 This Morning I was fortunate enough to meet the new U of M President. I also heard him answer some very tough questions at a forum two days ago. As I was listening to him, I thought, “It’s as if he has graduated from Toastmasters, learned the English language from Shakespeare, and learned how to pinpoint the answer to a major issue before you can finish explaining the problem!” I think we will watch in awe, the improvements that he will make at that school!

Fun things to do in Minneapolis

There are so many fun activities to do in the twin-cities in the summer.  I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the fireworks over the fourth.  On Sat and Sun at 7:00 pm  – 8:00 pm South of the Broadway Bridge, near 17th Avenue on West River Parkway The Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team will perform free, hour-long water ski shows on the Mississippi River on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th, at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM each day.

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This is a great event for budget conscious families.

Don’t forget, the Minneapolis Aquatennial is fast approaching as well.

081I am working on my milk-carton boat as we speak.  Ok, that’s not true, but I do like to get out and see all the creative entries!  Another must-see event for the twin-cities enthusiasts.

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On Sat July 25th is the big fireworks show.  This is the best display of fireworks you will see all year!  It is the largest annual fireworks show west of the Mississippi River, and the fourth largest annual fireworks show in the United States!  So if you like loud booms and bright lights, get out there and check it out!

Virginia Lord

Raising the Bar in Real Estate

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When will the ice be off Lake Minnetonka? Ice melting off a lake means spring and melts away spring fever.

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Everyone is anxious for the ice to be off the lake. We live in an area where we get cabin fever at this time of the year and we just can’t wait for one of the first signs of spring; the ice totally melting off the lake. istock_000005379973small1istock_000001025366small

Many people try to predict the exact date, people have “Ice Off” parties, and the winter blaas just seem to melt away along with the ice!

It is tax time. Deductions, exclusions, rebates, expenses, can I just get an extension?

I'm over my head. It's tax time!
I’m over my head. It’s tax time!

So I’m starting my taxes and it’s a little overwhelming. When you have your own business, and when you are your own business, it seems to take a long time to go through all the paperwork to get your taxes to the accountant. I think I will just go take a nap!

Do you want to move off the lake…

If you want to move off the lake, it is easier to just move yourself, not your house too!If you are moving off the lake, just move yourself, not the house. It's too much work!

VirginiaThe Phone is Starting to Ring!

The phone is starting to ring again

The phone is starting to ring again

The phone is starting to ring again. For a few months, I felt like the Matag repair man. I couldn’t figure out why my phone wasn’t ringing. Were there no sellers or buyers out there that needed my help? I just couldn’t figure it out. Then, last month, my phone started to ring again. Sellers were talking about wanting to listen to me about price. Buyers were thinking the bottom was here, or at least near, and they wanted in. I am “back in the saddle again.” Yea!! Spring has indeed Sprung!!

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