Category Archives: Real Estate

The last magnificent home on Union Avenue

Will the Nineteenth Century Club fall victim to the track hoes?

Nineteenth Century Club

Nineteenth Century Club

The Nineteenth Century Club is a philanthropic and cultural women’s organization.  The organization bought the magnificent house at 1433 Union Avenue in 1926.  The mansion was originally built for Rowland J. Darnell in 1909 and was one of many mansions that lined the stretch of  in Midtown. Now it’s the last one standing, the next door neighbor of Taco Bell.  The area is now home to fast food joints, strip shopping centers, and modern office buildings and retail.

The property is for sale for  $1.5 Million.  I know many of us would hate to see the building demolished, so let’s hope an angel arrives in time with the ideas and money to save this house from the wrecking ball.  If you are, or know such a person, there are plenty of us who will happily help you  with all necessary due diligence.

An estate sale was held last weekend, and I was able to get  photos of some of the interior details.

Continue reading

About time for a new website I guess

MS FrontPage?  Say What?

Websites were the new shiny toys when I got into real estate back in 1996. I was kind of a techie back then, and even though I started my business web presence with a templated, low functioning website, I yearned to design one of my own.  So I designed my first version of sometime in early 1988 in Microsoft FrontPage 97.  [Disclaimer:  I am currently affiliated with Revid Realty and not any of the companies show in these ancient screen shots.] - late 1998 - late 1998 - First screenshot from Way Back Machine

I had no talent for design, but not many others did either.  I just wanted and efficient site that would bring business my way.  Even though the last version of FrontPage was 2003, I think, I hung in there with it until just this month, when I cut over to the WordPress platform.   Here is a short trip down Memory Lane: Continue reading

Now you can post as yourself on Facebook Pages

Probably the coolest of the new features for Facebook Business (fan) Pages is the ability to control post identity preference.  As a page admin, you can now post as the page, or as yourself.

new facebook page

Post as the page or as yourself

As you can see above, I have used this handy new feature to post as my Memphis Page, and as myself  (Joe Spake).  This feature will allow you and other page admins to personalize posts, rather than the page logo image filling the page wall every time you post or comment.  So how do you make this work for your page? Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...