11454 Avery Drive is a stunning 3 bedroom/ 4 bathroom home in Inver Grove Heights that perfectly embodies the idea of a dream house! Come walk through one of the most beautiful homes in the Twin Cities area during the Open House on Sunday, October 25th anytime between noon and 1:30 PM and see for yourself. Avery Drive is truly custom-built, both inside & out, with superb, quality craftsmanship everywhere you turn.
Open House on Sunday, October 25th 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Features include a gourmet kitchen, 3+ heated garage, master on suite w/dual shower heads & Travertine tile. Sauna, deck, theater room, wine cellar & much more.
The global real estate franchisor, RE/MAX now counts over 100,000 agents in its network. Ending 2014 with 98,010 agents worldwide, RE/MAX attracted more than 2,000 agents in just the first few months of 2015 to reach this significant milestone.
“As our agent count grew over the last three years, we knew that the 100,000 threshold would be crossed very soon,” said Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC. “Our agent-centric business model has attracted top producers for 42 years. It’s nice to have such large numbers, but we’re most proud of the quality agents who call RE/MAX home.”
The best agents seek out organizations that can help them succeed in a competitive environment. RE/MAX provides a comprehensive training platform, RE/MAX University, that is available 24/7 on-demand anywhere in the world. RU has been recognized with numerous training and video awards.
Now, RE/MAX has a global reach of nearly 100 countries and over 100,000 agents world-wide. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) kicks in this weekend, the annual bittersweet sign that spring is on its way, but it hurts your sleep schedule. At 2 a.m. local time on March 8, clocks will “spring forward” one hour.
The amount of daylight hours will grow longer as we head into spring but there is more to daylight saving than extra time spent outdoors and the sun setting later.
DST was first used by Germany during World War I as a way to conserve energy. The goal was to take advantage of the daylight hours in spring by moving an additional hour of daylight from the morning to the evening and not letting people sleep through the first few hours of sunshine.
America didn’t adopt a policy on DST until 1966, minus the states of Arizona and Hawaii.
So why not Arizona and Hawaii?
Arizona is one of the warmest locations in the summer. Increasing daylight hours would increase energy use from air conditioners and cooling systems. As for Hawaii, it is closer to the equator and does not see a large variation in daylight hours between winter and summer.
When your sleep-wake and light-dark cycles are out of sync, it can make you feel tired and downright grumpy. However, the longer daylight hours can be good for business. Retailers can benefit as it can cause customers to want to get out of their homes and shop and do outdoor activities.
If you’re not a fan of DST and the longer days ahead, you’ll have to wait until November 1. That’s when we “fall back” one hour.
SOURCE: ABC 7 NEWS SAN FRANCISCO http://abc7news.com/weather/when-is-daylight-saving-time-in-2015/544152/