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What is your favorite "digital staging" trick for taking killer glamor shots of your new listings?  Here are some of my favorites...   Artificial Lighting This has been one of my most successful enhancements.  Rather than close the interior doors on rooms on the far side of a room, place a diffus...
Posted about 1 year ago
It's springtime, when newborn goat kids, baby chicks, colts, and puppies & barn kittens bring fresh life to small farms/hobby farms in the Black Hills near Piedmont, SD   Springtime on a Piedmont, Black Hills "Ten Green Acres" Hobby Farm What a blessing that I get to live among a community of sma...
Posted about 1 year ago
A 10-step plan for disposing of aging parents' possessions when selling their home   When Aging Parents Sell Their Home Many of us have been through this process with our aging parents or an elderly friend.  They  want to know how to sell their home and downsize or move to a senior-living communi...
Posted about 1 year ago
Induction hearing loops are now available for Rapid City businesses, homes, churches, restaurants and public buildings     Rapid City Retailer Now Installing Induction Hearing Loops A few days ago we wrote about the "new" induction hearing loop technology that greatly improves the sound-environme...
Posted about 1 year ago
Today's 58th High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Rapid City, Black Hills     Creativity, Science, and Public Speaking About 450 students in middle and high school came to Rapid City to display their projects and give a stand-up presentation of their findings to nearly 100 judges....
Posted about 1 year ago
Now it's spring ... "Your hands should smell like dirt."   What Is the Vernal Equinox? According to The Old Farmer's Almanac the vernal equinox occurs at the end of winter when the short days have grown to equal the shrinking long nights, at 12 hours each.   Spring Planting Of course, spring is t...
Posted about 1 year ago
So, you want to buy a home with horse property to start a small ranch or farm. "Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field."  Dwight D. Eisenhower Overview This article will give you some critical readings and references.   It is based to...
Posted about 1 year ago
How do top real estate agents in Rapid City use the internet to sell homes?   ("This ain't your father's real estate!")   The Basics:  What Gets People to Buy Real Estate in Rapid City SD? Answer: "Buyers get buyers to buy homes."  What I mean by that is, in most every case when some one winds up...
Posted about 1 year ago
Isn't That a Quote Football Coach and TV Announcer Don Meredith was Famous for?..."If it's true it ain't lie'n."   Well, something like that, anyway. "Staging:"  Somewhere Between Braggin' n Lie'n? I'm all-in for staging.  I help pay the cost of an initial consult by my staging colleague.  But, I...
Posted about 1 year ago
Because...I have a map showing where everybody was in 2010.   And Just How Do I Know This? Easy.  Remember the U.S. Census?  Last done in 2010.  The U.S. Census Bureau attempts to inventory every person, including where you live.  So any map that shows where every person's home is, would also sho...
Posted about 1 year ago
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The purpose of this blog is to help people who are considering moving into one of the six Black Hills communities close to Rapid City, South Dakota.

We also want to help current residents sell your home quickly and move possessions stress-free. We especially enjoy helping older adults and your elderly parents live safely, healthy and happy in a senior-friendly home (whatever that may be).

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