florida: Roach spray won't kill a frog - 12/29/13 04:10 PM
Roach spray won't kill a frog

Photo courtesy: Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society
 
Roach spray won't kill a frog
 
A friend of mine called me up the other day, and it seems that a Florida green frogs such as this had somehow gained access to their home- and was hopping around a bedroom.  Said friend not being the biggest fan of green frogs, she told me she couldn't catch it and that her plan was to kill it.  She'd been stalking it with a can of Raid for a while, and.....


"What?"  I told her that Raid was … (0 comments)

florida: Seminole County, FL watering restrictions - 10/30/13 12:13 PM
Seminole County, FL watering restrictions

Seminole County, FL watering restrictions
 
Hard to believe we've already arrived at the end of Daylight Savings Time this weekend.  Around here, the end of Daylight Savings Time also signals the beginning of our stricter watering rules for the year.
Information follows, but the simplest explanation is that odd-numbered homes water on Saturdays and even-numbered ones on Sundays.  Tuesdays are set aside for non-residential properties.
Water's a resource that's becoming scarcer and scarcer- and folks around here take these watering rules seriously!  Violate these at your peril, for a neighbor might very well rat you out … (0 comments)

florida: Florida texting ban: a good law done wrong? - 09/28/13 03:03 PM
Florida texting ban:  good law done wrong?

Florida texting ban:  a good law done wrong?
 
Shhhhh!  I'm going to let you in on a little secret:  Florida's ban on texting while driving goes into effect this Tuesday, October 1st.
 
As the following story indicates, Florida's commitment to what at one point seemed like a mighty fine idea can only be characterized as suspect at best.  Technically known is Florida's statutes as F.S. 316.05- the "Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law", it seems this act of legislative greatness has lost its luster.
 
http://www.bradenton.com/2013/09/20/4727594/state-wont-promote-new-texting.html
 
In the interests of full disclosure, … (8 comments)

florida: Never give up...never, ever give up - 09/02/13 01:08 PM
Never give up..."never, ever give up"
 
Never give up..."never, ever give up"
 
It seems so simple- don't give up.  It's just a few words and a simple directive...so it should be easy, right?
 
Wrong.
 
Anyone who has ever earned anything worth anything, or accomplished anything they're reasonably proud of in their life will surely attest that it wasn't all that easy.  Giving up is easy.  Fighting for what you want when the odds are against you, sweating and training while others play, working long hours while your friends are out partying- that's hard.
 
"Nothing worthwhile … (4 comments)

florida: Justice came to Sanford last night…whether you agree with it or not - 07/14/13 03:59 PM
Justice came to Sanford last night…whether you agree with it or not


Justice came to Sanford last night…whether you agree with it or not

A funny thing happened while some folks slept last night:  justice came to Sanford, Florida in the form of George Zimmerman being found NOT GUILTY by a jury of his peers.  To be sure, that is NOT GUILTY of 2nd-degree murder and NOT GUILTY of manslaughter.
While “happy” might not be an appropriate word here, I can surely understand that the verdict at the end of Zimmerman’s trial might bring relief to some and grief to … (6 comments)

florida: Funny Friday post...lost dog with hump? - 06/21/13 11:22 AM
Funny Friday post...lost dog with hump?
 
 
Funny Friday post...lost dog with hump?
 
This was posted on the side of a mailbox in our office park.  I do hope whomever has lost their old, humpy dog will have it returned to 'em (or that it will find its own way home)- but I can't help but think this sign could be just a tad bit more descriptive!
If you're here in the Lake Mary, FL area and happen to stumble across this humpy dog, please call the number on the sign...
 
Funny Friday post...lost dog with hump?
 
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florida: Blogging to make a difference (I hope) - 05/18/13 04:00 PM
Blogging to make a difference (I hope)

 
Blogging to make a difference (I hope)
 
     From time to time, folks will ask me "What the heck are you blogging for?" (or something similar).  I tell them that I blog about a number of things- including a number of listing posts I wish I could do less of, quite frankly.
 
    I blog about Frequently Asked Questions from owners..and the same from tenants.  I blog about events here in our Central Florida area.  I blog about helpful hints for owners and fellow property managers.  Recently, I have been … (0 comments)

florida: Winter Park home for rent: 2513 Tuscaloosa Trl..3BR/2BA...$2,200/mo - 05/17/13 06:43 PM
Winter Park home for rent: 2513 Tuscaloosa Trail, 32789,3BR/2BA...2,058 s/f...$2,200/mo


Winter Park home for rent: 2513 Tuscaloosa Trail, 32789,3BR/2BA...2,058 s/f...$2,200/mo


Available: NOW


*** Pet policy with regard to THIS PROPERTY- please ask about policy for other properties: NO BREED/SIZE RESTRICTIONS. Yes, you read that correctly- no "aggressive breed list" or "prohibited breed list" will prevent your getting this great home. You'll pay the same one-time non-refundable pet fee of $300 that applies to those with other pets. Maximum of 2 pets, please. But don't delay- if you have an "aggressive" pet, call or email today! … (0 comments)

florida: Have you quit crying wolf? - 05/03/13 09:31 AM
Have you quit crying wolf?

Have you quit crying wolf?
 
Seems like a simple question, but I figure some may counter that they haven't quit crying wolf because they never started crying wolf- and whether that's true is another argument altogether.
 
"Interest rates can't get any lower than this!" was the wolfish cry from mortgage folks when 30-year fixed rates hit an otherworldly 5%- but the cries continued as rates hit 4%...then 3%....and below.
 
Similarly, we Realtor types were wolfish with cries of "Buy now- we'll never see these prices again!" as the market continued toward bottom- and … (8 comments)

florida: "This is ________; I wish _________ was here" - 02/05/13 06:15 PM
"This is ________; I wish _________ was here"
         
"This is ________; I wish _________ was here"
OK.  This might sound crazy...or weird...or dumb- I've had ideas that qualified as each of the three in the past, so it'd be no big shocker were folks to throw any given label on my idea here.
But I was thinking as I saw a beautiful sunset on my way home a bit ago.  There was nothing particularly special about it, mind you- just that I stopped to think about how beautiful it was.  And I … (0 comments)

florida: Apopka, Florida: America's 14th-friendliest town - 01/04/13 07:02 PM
Apopka, Florida: America’s 14th-friendliest town


Apopka, Florida: America’s 14th-friendliest town

Take that, (#15) Queen Creek, Arizona! We’re on your heels, (#13) Hopkins, Minnesota!
Forbes Magazine is famous for it’s lists- World’s Richest…this, America’s Most Dangerous…that.   Some of them are all-too-predictable: we know Bill Gates has money, we know the Walton Family is doing pretty well- and there’s a good chance most can figure outhow dangerous a particular area is without the help of a magazine.
One of Forbes’ most recent lists might include some surprises, though. Who knew (other than us Apopkans here)? Apopka, Florida was recently ranked as … (0 comments)

florida: FOR RENT: 814 Gatehouse Dr., Winter Springs. 3BR/2.5BA, $1,595/mo - 12/10/12 05:20 PM
FOR RENT: 814 Gatehouse Drive, Winter Springs, FL, 32708...3BR/2.5BA...1,884 s/f...$1,595/mo

FOR RENT: 814 Gatehouse Drive, Winter Springs, FL, 32708...3BR/2.5BA...1,884 s/f...$1,595/mo

New listing!!
Available:  NOW

Hi, I'm Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I'm in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Winter Springs home!

This home in The Highlands has nearly 1,900 s/f. It's fully-equipped kitchen has all major appliances, upgraded granite counters and plenty of cabinetry.
Garage laundry area- with washer and dryer included for your convenience.
Other features include walk-in closets, a partially fenced yard, security system … (0 comments)

florida: FOR RENT: 1320 Winged Foot Drive, Apopka, 3/2...1,884 s/f...$1,195/mo - 12/06/12 06:37 PM
FOR RENT: 1320 Winged Foot Drive, Apopka, FL, 32712, 3BR/2BA...1,884 s/f...$1,195/mo     
FOR RENT: 1320 Winged Foot Drive, Apopka, FL, 32712, 3BR/2BA...1,884 s/f...$1,195/mo

Available: 2/9/13
 

Hi, I’m Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.   I’m in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Apopka home.

This Winged Foot Estates home is a spacious one that offers over 1,800 s/f.   It’s fully-equipped kitchen has all major appliances, and a laundry room nearby has a washer and dryer for your convenience.

 
Home has a mix of vinyl and carpeted … (2 comments)

florida: Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Food and Hope, Orlando - 11/26/12 04:48 PM
Neighbors Helping Neighbors:  Food and Hope, Orlando

Neighbors Helping Neighbors:  Food and Hope, Orlando
http://www.wdbo.com/s/help/
Take part in the 2012 Community Food & Outreach Center Fall Needs Drive from November 5th-December 2nd 2012 Why support this cause and this event?  It promises to be a fun weekend coming up.  WDBO is the radio station I'm often turned to while on the road (it and Contemporary Christian Z88.3), and they're wrapping up this year's drive to help the outreach center by broadcasting live and giving folks an opportunity to meet some of their favorite radio personalities.
Well, that is pretty cool- … (0 comments)

florida: Absolutely Florida: Gator Jerky - 11/25/12 04:50 AM
Absolutely Florida:  Gator Jerky

Absolutely Florida:  Gator Jerky

Fancy advertising.  Great packaging.  Great taste.  Pleasant shopping experiences in air conditioned supermarkets or delis.  Ummmm... no.

A recent Orlando Sentinel story reminded me of something I'll throw in the Absolutely Florida bin:  gator jerky.

I've always been up for trying things at least once.  I typically eat a Five Guys hamburger combo every Saturday (which is a fairly boring thing, I guess) and I eat a good bit of chicken throughout the week.  But I have been to the annual Jaycees' Rattlesnake Rodeo back in Opp, Alabama- and … (9 comments)

florida: FOR RENT: 4BR/4BA Astor Farms pool home..3,258 s/f…$2,395/mo - 11/23/12 05:07 PM
FOR RENT: 1690 Astor Farms Place, Sanford, FL, 32771, 4BR/4BA…3,258 s/f…$2,395/mo

FOR RENT: 1690 Astor Farms Place, Sanford, FL, 32771, 4BR/4BA…3,258 s/f…$2,395/mo
Available: 12/24
Hi, I’m Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I’m in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Sanford pool home in the gated Preserve at Astor Farms community.
This home offers over 3,200 s/f of living space!  It’s fully-equipped kitchen has all major appliances, and an interior utility room offers a washer and dryer for your convenience.
Home offers a mix of hardwood, tile and carpeted flooring throughout- … (0 comments)

florida: How late is late? - 11/20/12 12:19 AM
How late is late?

How late is late?
I guess the question could be phrased a few different ways.  "How late is your late?"  or something of the sort might apply- as your late might not be my late...and my late might be fine and dandy for you.  Who knows...
I've had somewhat of a 15-minute rule for a while now.  If I set an appointment for 2:00 pm, you're late at 2:15, and if you arrive any later than that you can pretty much figure that I'm already heading down the road to my next appointment in hopes that … (10 comments)

florida: Black Friday: Central Florida mall hours and links - 11/19/12 12:43 PM
Black Friday:  Central Florida mall hours and links
   
Black Friday:  Central Florida mall hours and links

The above photos are from a couple of area malls- Altamonte Springs' Altamonte Mall on top and Orlando's trendy Mall at Millenia.
The malls listed below are ina number of different areas around here, but have one thing in common:  Dennis Burgess won't be found anywhere near 'em on Black Friday!

For those of you brave souls looking to venture into the belly of these beasts come Friday- or for those whom you might drag there with you, I offer the … (2 comments)

florida: Making The Great Commission my mission…trip - 11/18/12 12:34 PM
Making The Great Commission my mission…trip

Making The Great Commission my mission…trip
 
Sometimes giving is easy, sometimes it’s hard.  Everyone has to make their own choices as to what causes, individuals or organizations to share some of their time with- and folks’ choices and their reasons behind them are surely as unique as the individuals themselves.

One of my problems in living a giving life is that I’m always looking to do more- to contribute  more, to help more people.  I feel it’s the Christian thing to do- and I’m often frustrated when I run out of time … (4 comments)

florida: FOR RENT: 113 Kaiser Ln., Longwood, FL, 3/2, 1,687 s/f, $1,425/mo - 11/17/12 10:48 AM
FOR RENT: 113 Kaiser Lane, Longwood, FL, 32750, 3/2…1,687 s/f, $1,425/mo
FOR RENT: 113 Kaiser Lane, Longwood, FL, 32750, 3/2…1,687 s/f, $1,425/mo Available: NOW
New listing!
Hi, I’m Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I’m in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Longwood Plantation home.
This home offers nearly 1,700 s/f of living space!  It’s fully-equipped kitchen has all major appliances, and an interior utility room has washer/dryer hook-ups and sink.
Home offers a mix of tile and carpeted flooring, walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings and more!
Call Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess directly … (0 comments)

 
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