Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Rehab for Sale Investors and Contractors!!!

You cannot find a lower priced home for sale in Warwick! Home needs total rehab or demolition. (check zoning)

Drive by 82 Fuller Street, Warwick RI and contact me at KarenHurst@rihome.net.

***All offers must be accompanied by proof of cash or proof of Direct Lender. Home is bank owned. AS IS.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Nemed on Active Rain!

Okay, I've been nemed along with a couple of thousand others here at Active Rain.
Actually I have been nemed twice so I guess that means I need to tell 10 things about myself that no one here knows.

The picture is of my Son and his wife and my two grandchildren...
I have two grandchildren
I have two sons
I have two step daughters
I have an aka, which I will not disclose here
I had three brothers, one passed away. His birthday was December 26th
I am an artist, studied under Herman Itchkavitch and Majored in Fine Arts in college
I have been a waitress, bartender and Office Manager twice
You all know I am a Great Realtor in Rhode Island!!!!
I am a very private person and that is all you're getting:)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Random Acts of Kindness....You Get More than you Give.

The other day I was reading a blog on Active Rain about giving and it inspired this blog because it has occurred to me that the everyday things we can do for people that they do not expect are not only a surprise for them but a grateful feeling for ourselves.
I am talking about little things and things that do not necessarily require lots of money. I have always felt that I could not do much for people because I did not have a lot of money. This is not a good way to think because there are millions of things we can do to make someone else's life nicer everyday without spending money!
There was a time in my life when I had two small children, was recently divorced without any cash and it was a week before Christmas. I met this older guy and he was asking me what my children wanted for Christmas and was I getting it for them. Well, I didn't lie about it, but I didn't really tell him the whole scope of what was happening in my life. I guess it must have shown though, because I was extremely upset about my children not getting Christmas presents! To make a long story short, he handed me a couple of bills and said. "Listen, I have the money and I would like to give this to you for your children. I have a big family and we all have what we need, so please let me do this for Christmas." Normally I would never have accepted anything from a stranger, but these were my kids we were talking about! So I thanked him and left, with the money in my hand all the way home. I couldn't look at it until I got home for some reason. When I did look, I saw it was $200. which at that time was a large amount! I was able to buy both my boys presents to open on Christmas morning.
At that time, I vowed to return that favor, to other people as they came into my life whenever I could. We never know what something like that means to someone who doesn't have it! I will always remember that man, his generosity and ability to make me feel like he was doing something for himself so as not to hurt my pride.
He was doing something for himself! Not only me. It took me years to realize it and get to the point where I could actually start doing the same thing.
The moral here is that no matter how small something seems to you, to the receiver its large! And theres nothing like the feeling of giving to someone who needs it.

***I wrote this post and had it in my word program. Then I read Marianna Wagner's post today and decided to post this also.
For the Holidays, a Random Act of Kindness can make all the difference!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Happy Closing this week

This week I had a real nice closing where everyone ended up happy. I was the Buyer Agent in the transaction. The buyer, who was a first time buyer, ended up in a multi-family home with as little as $1500! As I was sitting next to my buyer and reveling in his/her happiness, it occurred to me that there are so many people out there that have no idea of the amount and type of programs that are available to them if they only ask.
I as a Realtor, tend to notice advertisements about these programs. I also spend a lot of time researching for them so I am able to help whomever calls me. However, the general public really does not know where to go, who to contact or what the programs even do! I just hope when you are looking for a home, you remember to contact me and get an amazing deal. I will show you how to do it. Back to my buyer, when he first called me he said "I need you to show me the way". I did and he is now in his new home and not paying rent anymore.