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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th. Do you know why?

Did you know it is Flag Day?



Yes, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th. Do you know why?
  
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Funny and true story . . . A couple weeks ago I went on a 3 mile walk with my daughter on a course that just hosted a 10K and 5K race a couple days earlier.

Funny and true story . . . 


A couple weeks ago I went on a 3 mile walk with my daughter on a course that just hosted a 10K and 5K race a couple days earlier.


As we're on the walk, I noticed all of the 10K and 5K markings on the trail with arrows on what directions the runners needed to proceed.


About 2 miles into the walk, my daughter said, "I can tell a kid wrote that."


I was wondering to myself why she said that.


During the next mile, my daughter said the same thing a few more times, "I can tell a kid wrote that."


As we're finishing the walk, I was wondering what my daughter meant, so I asked her, "what do you mean you know a child wrote that?"


My daughter responded, " First an adult would write straight arrows, not curvy arrows at corners. Next, adults know how to write look. It is not lok."


I didn't get it until I went back to the intersection and realized that the arrows were directing the runners to the appropriate path and the word my daughter thought was lok was actually 10K.


I laughed for a few minutes and had to call my wife about the story.


It is funny how different people interpret things.


Are you doing something that can be misinterpreted?


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The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

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Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Help Heartland SPCA in Merriam, Kansas win the Qualifying Heat of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

Help Heartland SPCA in Merriam, Kansas win the Qualifying Heat of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.


The winner of this heat gets a chance at more than $500,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.  This challenge is a competition for animal shelters aimed at getting more animals adopted than ever before. This first phase is where we’ll compete to get most votes online! The 50 shelters with the most votes become the official contestants for the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.  


We need you to win! Vote each day from April 5-16 for Heartland SPCA at votetosavelives.org



Why the Heartland SPCA in Merriam, Kansas?



What makes you a tough contender in the ASPCA $100K Challenge?
At Heartland SPCA, we believe that no matter what their size, shape or story, all dogs and cats deserve the chance to live long, happy and healthy lives and our team of experts works hard every day as a lifeline to a better future for pets by providing comprehensive, affordable medical care, adoption services and innovative community programs.
Describe your shelter in 3 words
innovative creative ambitious
What is the most important message about animals you’d like to share with your community?
We know that with a little support, people and pets can build a bond unlike any other, creating happier homes and a community that values life and love.
How would you use $100,000?
We will utilize any funds to make the lives of the animals better while they are in our care and help them find forever homes more quickly.

RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.
For a reason...should we talk?

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Friday, January 7, 2011

REBARCampKC Helps Harvesters


RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.

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Let us know what you think or add to our blog by writing a comment. Do you have a real estate question for the Real Estate Wizards? Email us at RealEstateWizard@DowellTaggart.com

Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Best Associates

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kansas City REALTORS Make A Difference - Drive For City Union Mission



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Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Best Associates

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More than two out of every five households occupied by people from the Y Generation will be WINKS

By 2015, more than two out of every five households occupied by people from the Y Generation will be WINKS - Women with Incomes and No Kids. According to PROSALES Magazine, the share of single female homebuyers increased from 14% in 1995 to 21% last year. In contrast, only 10% of homebuyers were single men, according to the National Association of Realtors®. 



There are various reasons for this trend. First, the average age of a woman's first marriage has increased from 20 in 1970 to 25 in 2003, leaving more unmarried women in the population. 

And according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, fewer young adult women than men are choosing to live with their parents, thereby forming their own households.


RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.

For a reason...should we talk?

Let us know what you think or add to our blog by writing a comment. Do you have a real estate question for the Real Estate Wizards? Email us at RealEstateWizard@DowellTaggart.com

Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Best Associates

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I helped contribute 35,000 meals to Kansas City Harvesters - What did you do today?

I helped contribute 35,000 meals to Kansas City Harvesters - What did you do today?



Most days end with a conversation with my two sons. We typically discuss what we had done that day, what we learned and what we need to do to prepare for the next day.



My son, Chandler, started the conversation that he had already completed his 17 pages of homework. He then proceeded by showing me the homework. I figured it was something simple and it was really 10 minutes of homework. In reality it looked difficult. I asked him how he was able to squeeze it in between practices tonight. He said his goal wasn’t to look at all 17 pages at once and let that worry him. He set a goal of 1 page at a time. The next thing he knew, his homework was done.



My son, C.J., shared the Simone football ceremony with me. The ceremony honored Nathan Stiles (the Spring Hill football player who died this season) and Trevor Roberts (the Kansas high school player who lost part of leg due to a hit during a football game). Kansas City Chief’s players Matt Cassell and Thomas Jones gave speeches to the students in attendance. Bubba Starling won the Simone Award as the most outstanding Kansas City metro high school player. Bubba gained over 3200 yards with an impressive 2417 on the ground in 12 games. C.J. shared with me that you need to set your goals in order to succeed. He then headed to work on some goals for next year.



After my boys shared their day, I shared with them my day. First I attended a very successful Kansas City SEO meeting and we worked on a new social bookmarking site that Karl Koele introduced. I then thanked my boys for the incredible help they have done on the Kansas City Social Media breakfast and that the next event is December 9th at the Olathe Houlihan’s.


Next, I helped my fellow ReBarCamp Committee members contribute 35,000 meals to Harvesters, a local Kansas City food bank.. I shared with my boys that Harvesters is a Kansas City food bank that helps 620 non-profit agencies feed 66,000 people each week. Harvesters really needs help of the local Kansas City community throughout the year because 50% of their donations comes in the months of November and December. The summer is when Harvesters really needs help because that is when kids are out of school and that is when Harvesters gets the fewest donations. The ReBarCamp Committee will be looking to move next years event from the fall to the summer.



The following people really helped make this past years ReBarCamp become a success: Chris Drayer, Michael Russell, Michael Pierce, Stacey Johnson-Cosby, Cindy Dicianni, Catherine Thomson and of course myself, Chris Dowell. If you would like to contribute to the next ReBarCamp via as a sponsor, speaker or committee person, feel free to contact any of the committee members.

What did you do today?

What is ReBarCamp?

“ReBarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.”



It’s simple.. it’s people meeting people, learning, sharing, gathering, and networking. The knowledge you gain at ReBarCamp is invaluable.. the friendships and associations you make, will change your life and your business!



RE Bar Camp is what YOU Make it… every person has an individual take-away!



This past year’s ReBarCamp was held at the Town Pavillion in downtown Kansas City. This year we’re looking for a new venue.



RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.

For a reason...should we talk?

Let us know what you think or add to our blog by writing a comment. Do you have a real estate question for the Real Estate Wizards? Email us at RealEstateWizard@DowellTaggart.com

Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Best Associates

Friday, February 26, 2010

Is that a Ferris Wheel off of I-435? Why there?

What Is That Thing Along I-435? :

Many may have wondered what the odd object on top of a huge 80-foot pole is along Interstate 435 near Roe Avenue in Overland Park.
Some have said it looks like a small Ferris wheel, while others have compared it to the wheel of a paddle boat. Other have called it modern art. However, the object is none of those.

The object at the A.L. Huber Company is a wind turbine, put up to showcase green energy, company officials said.

'It's a vertical access turbine that turns horizontally,' A.L. Huber's Phil Thomas said. 'It has slower wind speeds so you don't have noise or vibration or bird kill or ice throw -- any of the things associated with more traditional wind turbines ... When it's windy we're using the power it generates in our office.'

Thomas said the turbine is the first of its kind to be installed in North America.

I'm glad I found this article. Nearly every time I drive past that turbine, I wonder what it is and why there.

Let us know what you think or add to our blog by writing a comment.
Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Best Associates
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