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There it is again… that nasty c-word. Do you ever feel like you wish you could do more? A couple of blogs back, you saw the details about my annual Gas Out Cancer event. Well, now it’s time to turn the heat down to freezing for my annual Icing Out Cancer event with the NAHL Brookings Blizzard Hockey Team!

Here’s yet another great event for an even greater cause; Icing Out Cancer with the Brookings Blizzard on October 20 and 21st at the Larson Ice Center! This huge fundraising event is so much fun, and all proceeds will go to my Relay for Life Team.

Winning!

Who wouldn’t want an official game-worn jersey? We’re going to auction off the purple, custom-designed jersey after the October 21st game and we’ll raffle off another separate jersey

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This year, Friday the 13th falls in October, and not too far away from Halloween. Spooky? Maybe. Let’s look at the infamous superstitions…

Here kitty, kitty

Black cats get a seriously bad rap on this day. And honestly, not just this day, but any day of the year! Let’s remember all of the great black cats, and keep them in mind, like: Sylvester from Looney Tunes, Felix the Cat, Snowball from the Simpsons and even the Cat in the Hat.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

If you’re like me, you’ve had your share of broken items in your house. A little accident, and now I’m doomed for 7 years of bad luck? Yeah, right. I remember when I first heard that a piece of gum would take seven years to digest too.

Shoots ‘n Ladders

How many of you have

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Brookings South Dakota may be a little different when looking for a new home vs. other markets in the U.S., but the questions you ask, should be pretty much the same.   Shopping for a new home is an exhilarating yet stressful process, and it can be easy for buyers to become emotionally attached to a property without carefully considering all the factors that will impact their investment. A home’s flaws may not be immediately obvious, but taking the time to do your due diligence before entering negotiations could save you unnecessary expense and disappointment down the road.

Before you become enamored with a home’s brand-new kitchen or great backyard, here are a few important questions to ask:

What types of properties are located near the

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Fixed vs. Adjustable Mortgage

A fixed rate mortgage is one that will have the same rate for the life of the loan or until you refinance and then you could have a new rate for the life of that loan.  Where an adjustable rate mortgage may have a rate for 5, 7 or 10 years, and then can adjust according to a benchmark set by the market.  But a cap on that rate is common.

If you want a payment that won't change on your monthly principal & interest, then the fixed-rate is probably the option for you.  But if you want something on the cheaper side, and if you think you won't be staying in the property for very long, then the adjustable rate may be your choice.

15 Year vs. 30 Year Mortgage

As you probably have guesses, a 15/30 year mortgage is the

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Fall in Brookings is officially here. Here’s a new idea: Do something different!

Total Texture

Chances are, your home has a lot of neutral colors because, well, it goes with anything right? Keep the neutrals, and go for texture! It’s amazing what some faux furs, cloths, and throws can do to an ordinary room!

Gallery walls

You may or may not have some sort of theme for your room and or home. Now’s your chance to compile them together to tell your story with a gallery wall.  Check out Artworks in Brookings, a locally owned downtown Brookings Buessines.  Now, it doesn’t all have to be pictures in frames. It can be decorative plates, rustic art and décor, etc. https://www.facebook.com/ArtworksBBC/?rf=117785534914925

Mix ‘n Match Away

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L2L : LISTINGS - TO - LEADS

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I just wanted to let you know that we are having an Open House at 105 Brody Avenue in Volga, SD on Saturday from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM!

 

 

You can get more information, price, all photos and more by going to:



http://105BrodyAvenue.AmericasBestListing.com

 



When this home is sold, it will affect YOUR home's value!

 

 

I would like to invite you to find out the new value of your home using today's technology at a website I created that will provide you with this information at:



 

http://sandersen1.FreeHomeValues.net

 





I hope you find this helpful and, as

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L2L : LISTINGS - TO - LEADS

Instant Update



I just wanted to let you know that we are having an Open House at 901 15th Street South #1004 in Brookings, SD on Saturday from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM!

 

 

You can get more information, price, all photos and more by going to:



http://90115thStreetSouth1004.BeautifulHome.ForSale

 



When this home is sold, it will affect YOUR home's value!

 

 

I would like to invite you to find out the new value of your home using today's technology at a website I created that will provide you with this information at:



 

http://sandersen1.FreeHomeValues.net

 





I hope you find this

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Which one is the right one? First of all, let’s look at the definition of each.

FHA Loan –

FHA mortgage loans are home loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration through mortgage insurance. You pay 3.5% of the purchase price of the home on your own as the down payment. The other 96.5% of the price is covered by your mortgage. FHA loans also come with monthly mortgage insurance. However, these premiums are often lower than other mortgage loans, so they’re optimal for first time home buyers.

Rural Development Loan –

It’s not much different than getting an FHA loan. Like FHA, a government agency sponsors the program, but some local lenders* handle 100% of the transaction. That means your lender does everything from taking your

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Seasons are changing, and so are people’s routines and activities. Let’s take a look at what Brookings and other surrounding areas have to offer this fall.

Labor Day (September 7th, 2017)

Known as, “The last long holiday weekend” for some, Labor Day brings that much needed time for one last barbeque, or get-together with family and friends. Invite people over for fun potluck in your backyard or one of the many parks in Brookings, Aurora & Volga! Perhaps with a favorite football team theme? http://www.foodnetwork.com/big-game/big-game-parties/super-bowl-party-recipes

Kids Fun Run (September 23rd, 2017)

Kids always have a lot of energy, so let them run their little heart out at the Kids Fun Run held at the Campanile on the campus of South

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I WANNA FILL YOU UP…WITH GAS

This is a very exciting time of year for me. It’s nearing the time for the annual Gas Out Cancer event for 2017! Let’s take a look at all of the things happening at that event this year:

Mark Your Calendars

This rewarding event takes place August 31st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Schoon’s Pump ‘n Pak South, across from Slumberland. Click here to see videos of previous years events.

The Deal

Anyone, no…EVERYONE can get 21 cents off per gallon of gas you buy! And just like the good ‘ol days, we’ll throw in the full-service window cleaning too. You can also get entered to win one of two $50 Visa gift cards from Dakotaland Federal Credit Union! Now, wouldn’t that come in handy.

What Goes to Relay for

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