Monday, December 29, 2008

Small Business Holiday Gift Results

Here are the results of the Small Business Holiday Gift. To my surprise it was not what I had expected. Did I mention it was free? It was intended for all small business? You guys have some pretty amazing products and services. How are you letting people know?

I really liked the purses that were made from zippers. They are so cool. As I mentioned you also had a great bottle bag made from zippers which I think would have been great for the Holidays. Today is December 29th and your web site is still "coming soon"(I did e-mail you but perhaps I was sent to the spam folder).

Another favorite the Bonsai Tree-Artificial Manufactured Trees. They look wonderful. Very hard to believe they are artificial. Again, I still can't find your web site.

Anyway Congratulations to the participants. And for those of you who didn't participate I'm still looking for you.

From my friends Jack and Sofia:

Vintage Vogue Designs Jewelry By Jack & Sofia

if you like vintage style that's what we have, necklaces we use only the best of quality in bead work vintage swarovski crystals venetian glass murano glass natural not dyed gemstones, ivory, bone, hematite, abalone mother of pearl freshwater pearls, also swarovski crystal pearls we makes all sets necklace earrings pierced or clip on belly button drops bracelets ankle and wrist or both best high end quality, even though i have pictures it doesn't do any justice to the beads if you aren't happy full money back guarantee these beads are were never for public market, they were brought when Vogue jewelry went out of business in 1975 all crystal necklaces will have a vogue tag take to any jewelry store will tell u its authentic as well as the beads themselves hhousehold collectable if you like limoge, nippon, noritake, German English we can find for you or have it here, we have art glass in many styles such as: vases compote some small trinkets also cloisonne' vases (Japanese & Chinese) satsuma hand blown vases and water pitchers decanters venetian murano and bohemian hand painted American glass hand cut American also chechosolvocian, milk glass fenton, Westmoreland and much more take a peek don't cost to browse will give you a better price than the stores 10% discount if you bring or mention this add the more u buy the better the price if we get it for a good price we reflect it back on you

thanks for browsing jack & Sofia

fruit pie - take a few apples,pears,peaches peel and cut into pieces the size is as u desire, add raisins, dried cranberry & dates a tablespoon of lemon to keep apples from turning u can add a few teaspoons of flower to thicken regular apple spices before putting top crust on dribble honey no sugar needed great for no sugar diets cook at 350 until u have golden crust

Tom DeSena:

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No gimmicks... zero!Since cc debt is a real problem these days I find that most of the people I contact are at least curious..

check out my video on how this process works..

Karen Borden: Real Estate Appraiser/Agent - Massachusetts

Here's to you! Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Lisa Glowacki

Real Estate Broker RI & MA


disclaimer: Please be advised I am not referring any of these businesses. I am providing you with information. Please do your own due diligence and make your own decision.

If you are looking to buy or sell property please call me at (401) 369-1766 or e-mail . If you are currently in a contract with a real estate agent, broker, or real estate agency this is not a solicitation.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Holidays Small Business


I am glad you decided to claim your gift. In an effort to promote your business a little participation is required. Here is the gift. For the next few weeks I will be posting your business information on my site at no cost to you except time. If you have ten minutes I think it will be worth your time. Please forward to me by e-mail a picture, a favorite recipe, or information you would like to share along with your business information.

Business Name, Location, Telephone Number, Your Name, e-mail Address and a short description of your business (please try to limit to approximately 250 characters). I will do the rest.

Here is what your ad will look like:

845 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885

Specializing in Period Furniture.

I believe this is an effective form of advertising and I think you will also if you give it a chance. I look forward to receiving your information. Please e-mail to and I will be sure to include your business ad on my site.

One last request promise. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below.

Thank you for your participation. Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year.

Lisa Glowacki
Real Estate Broker RI & MA

Thursday, December 11, 2008

House Hunting - Let's Go

The past two weeks I have been doing some serious House Hunting and research. I have been looking at Bank Owned homes and keeping up on homes that I though were a good deal. The results were surprising.

  1. Somebody must be lending because these homes are selling.

  2. Homes are selling at good prices.

  3. Homes that are priced well are selling quickly.

The week started looking at three family bank owned homes. My first thought is these homes are empty. It is getting cold and people are going to start moving in for the winter. I image it is much the same for areas that are extremely hot but our area happens to be cold. Cautiously we enter the houses and another surprise most homes didn't have any quests yet although some showed signs.

Most of the properties had a lot to offer. Vinyl siding, replacement windows, separate utilities for each unit, dry basements, laundry hook-ups, some new ceilings and fresh paint. Was there work to be done absolutely but if you are looking to have additional income to pay for the mortgage or if you are investing there was value.

Being the research hound I am I had to investigate further. I was surprised to see that the rents were good, the prices were good, and they were selling rather quickly.

Now I'm interested and I am researching anyway so I figure lets look into the properties I have been keeping an eye on. Again pending, pending, pending, sold. Two of them I was quite happy to see in pending status. Two nice homes in my home town. One pending in 14 days. Good, at least two happy families starting a new year.

Right now the news media seems to be pessimistic.

  1. Banks aren't Lending.

  2. Prices will fall.

  3. Foreclosures will increase.

The Real Estate Perspective.
  1. 1. There is Financing.
  2. 2. Negotiations happen every day.
  3. 3. Interest Rates are good.

We all realize this conflict will continue for some time to come. However, if you are thinking about buying now is the time to start. There are good values no matter what price range. Get pre-approved to see how much house you can afford. Re-evaluate your portfolio to confirm that properties are still a good investment. Then call me and let's go house hunting.

Happy Holidays,

Lisa 401-369-1766

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tiverton, RI - Going Back while Moving Forward

We woke to snow this morning. So my plan was to bring my camera while doing errands and get pictures of the first snow fall. Off and on my way when I thought the picture above would be nice. However, I had forgotten my camera. Sometimes a simple change of plans turns out to be a great adventure.

I finished the errands and decided I would take pictures in our neighbor. On the way back I wanted to look at a property which happened to be in my old, actually first neighborhood. Along the way I saw a man and his children building a snow man. I wish I had my camera but things happen for a reason. Driving home I noticed how nice everything looked with the freshly fallen snow - back home for the camera.

This is my first neighborhood: GARDEN HEIGHTS
As I was driving around I thought what a nice place for a child to grow up or maybe it was only my nice memories.
As much as the neighborhood changed it stayed the same. Cozy 2-3 bedroom homes with well kept yards. Neighborhood was as clean as a whistle.
I saw a person I recognized as a former neighborhood. I should have said hi but it has been a long time.

Then I remembered there was a path on the street over. There it was the gateway to the outside. How many times I walked that path to school, ice skating. and the carnival. Beyond the path is the school yard (I wonder if the children still walk to school and if they are referred to as walkers) where in the summer there was a carnival. I use to watch the fireworks from my bedroom window. There is also the basketball court and in the winter they would fill it with water so we could ice skate (wonder if they still do that?). FYI -the house next to the path, the infamous gateway, is for sale.

Moving on. Driving home I'm thinking there are a lot of nice neighborhoods in Tiverton I need to revisit. I decided to take Highland Road on my way home and get some pictures of that neighborhood. The Highland Road Neighborhood offers a traditional and historic feel. It is a pretty tree lined road where you can find the Town Hall, Fort Barton, Hilltop Tree Farm, and the Essex Library.

The reason for this post is because I've been looking and watching. I am seeing buyers becoming homeowners and watching the transformation of the properties. You are doing some pretty great things with your new homes. If your thinking about buying maybe it is time you took the next step. Determine your wants and needs, see how much home you can afford, and look around you might be surprised. There are different styles, prices, and neighborhoods to choose from.

Lastly consult a real estate agent. I know your saying "Well Lisa that is because your one. I can do it myself." It is true I am a real estate agent and I don't question your ability to buy a home on your own. However I do believe in my profession and feel we offer a valuable service. While your busy working, picking up your children, shopping, and in general living your life which can be very busy, we are making sure things are moving along, your are meeting all deadlines, and constantly keeping informed of the situation. Sometimes when life gets hectic we just simply forget and most of the time it comes with a penalty. Next you probably will say "Well it's Christmas. I'm to busy." Just as all good things come they also pass.

Happy Holidays,


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Amazing things People do In and Outside of their Homes

Ever visit with someone and you are blown away by what that have done? While visiting with friends this summer that is exactly what happened to me. This post has been a long time coming due to complications with e-mailing photos. So last night again we were visiting with the same friends and I loaded the pictures to my computer from his camera. I hope you are as impressed as I am.


Pictures don't do this project justice. The couple who made this pond are just like you and I. They get up every day and go to their respective jobs and simply enjoy live and each other. They do not do this as a professional career but who would know? It is that good. Not only have they created a healthy pond for their fish but they have also created a environment full of life and a home to many species.

Here is one of the tenants. What a life. A wonderful place to live rent free. His or her only worry is where his/her next meal is coming from. Now a days we all wonder that from time to time. I hear he/she is quite aggressive and likes to try and catch birds. Yes I said birds. Imagine the ambition and desire this little fellow has to keep trying day after day to catch birds. I believe they have told me he/she is successful since sometimes there is evidence to support that fact. Not so nice part of life but life as it is and will be.

Here is the pond at night. Pretty cool how the lights are under water. It looks really nice and it is so relaxing. Can you see all the fish?

Here is a better view of the fish. There are so many they must be well fed. These are only the big fish there are thousands of little fish along the edges of the pond and under the lily pads.

This is Rocco their grandson enjoying the pond.

Everyone enjoys the pond whether you live in or around it or whether you just are exploring the life on a beautiful sunny day. Nice job you guys. Big things from the littlilest state in the Union. Were the last two sentences enough of a clue as to where this pond is located?