Local activities – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:48:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-89.png Local activities – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ 32 32 Perspectives on the cost of housing in Marquette https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/perspectives-on-the-cost-of-housing-in-marquette/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 20:40:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/perspectives-on-the-cost-of-housing-in-marquette/ MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) — A report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released last week indicates that the number of existing home sales in the Midwest is on a downward trend. These statistics may raise eyebrows among Marquette County home buyers. The NAR said the number of home sales in the Midwest has fallen […]]]>

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) — A report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released last week indicates that the number of existing home sales in the Midwest is on a downward trend. These statistics may raise eyebrows among Marquette County home buyers.

The NAR said the number of home sales in the Midwest has fallen 3.5% since last May and continues to decline.

RE/MAX 1st Realty in Marquette County said current housing trends in the area do not match regional trends. In fact, home sales in the Town of Marquette have increased 33% in the past four months alone.

“We are still seeing continued growth. We’re seeing our median price increase from last year, and we’re still seeing competing offers. Multiple offers,” said Fran Sevegney, owner of RE/MAX Brokerage. “It’s still a pretty aggressive market.”

Marquette awards also exceed regional figures. Midwest home prices have jumped 9.5% since last May, while UP prices have risen 10-13%. And Marquette town prices are up about 20-25%.

Since January, the median selling price of a home in the town of Marquette has risen to $261,000, up $34,000 from last June.

Range Bank’s head of home mortgage services, Brian Syrjala, said prices hadn’t deterred buyers, but most were offering well above asking price.

“I think that’s why it’s important that when people are going to make an offer, especially in this market, they need to be prepared,” Syrjala said. “They have to sit down with the local lender because in that market it really adds value or strengthens your offer.”

And with available homes becoming extremely limited in the Marquette area, Syrjala says potential buyers should soon make appointments with mortgage agents to be competitive.

“Understanding the transaction. Understand what is happening,” Syrjala said. “With such competitive and multiple offers, you want your offer to stand out.”

High prices and competition from buyers aside, Sevegney said there are many upsides for homebuyers right now.

“People now have a lot of equity in their homes, and people are still coming from outside the area,” Sevegney said. “We have a lot of remote workers who can work from home, and they choose this location because of the outdoor activities we have available to us.”

Sevegney also said he doesn’t see house prices falling for at least the rest of this year.

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Former Alabama Bob Jones Levi Randolph Hosts Summer Classic https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/former-alabama-bob-jones-levi-randolph-hosts-summer-classic/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 03:16:36 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/former-alabama-bob-jones-levi-randolph-hosts-summer-classic/ MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Many athletes give so much credit to where they grew up and started their athletic journey. That’s why so many of them give back when they can. On Saturday, Bob Jones and Alabama basketball player Levi Randolph returned to his hometown of Madison for a day filled with fun, education and, […]]]>

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Many athletes give so much credit to where they grew up and started their athletic journey. That’s why so many of them give back when they can. On Saturday, Bob Jones and Alabama basketball player Levi Randolph returned to his hometown of Madison for a day filled with fun, education and, of course, basketball.

Events at Bob Jones were capped off with the Levi Randolph Summer Classic Celebrity Basketball Game, featuring local guys like Randolph himself, Justin Pride, Trevor Lacey, John Petty and many more.

“It means a lot, especially to be able to do it in my hometown at my high school, a place where it all started for me. Just to be able to have everyone here and help them grow, try to teach them something that they can carry with them throughout their life, that’s important to me. I just want to be someone they can learn from. The most important thing I told them is energy and effort “If you can have the energy and the effort, you can go far. And with that, have fun, too,” Randolph said.

But earlier in the day, all the kids got to have fun while Randolph hosted his youth skills camp. Players aged 8 to 17 were able to practice different drills and learn from the pros.

After the camp, they were able to go to the field for more games and outdoor activities.

Having a full day of events was important to Randolph because he says he wanted to make the most of his time while giving back to the community that still supports him to this day.

“This is where I grew up, everything started for me here. My whole goal was to be able to go and learn as much as possible so I could bring it back and help teach them. It’s only one day but just to be able to give us as much as we could come back from different angles. Basketball have a little excitement and then they can see a lot of guys teaching them and see what they can do so I think it will be fun for them and hopefully they will learn a lot,” added Randolph.

Randolph first hosted camp in 2019, but has been unable to hold it for the past two years due to COVID-19. He says he plans to continue holding it every year.

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COLORADO DENVER EVENTS: Free Avs Watch Party, Greeley Stampede, Plus 8 Things To Do This Weekend https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/colorado-denver-events-free-avs-watch-party-greeley-stampede-plus-8-things-to-do-this-weekend/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:22:04 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/colorado-denver-events-free-avs-watch-party-greeley-stampede-plus-8-things-to-do-this-weekend/ DENVER (KDVR) — If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered. From Stanley Cup Finals watch parties to the Greeley Stampede and festivals galore, there’s something for everyone. Weather-wise, the monsoon continues to push moisture into Colorado, fueling afternoon rains and thunderstorms. Meteorologist Chris Tomer said to do your outdoor […]]]>

DENVER (KDVR) — If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered. From Stanley Cup Finals watch parties to the Greeley Stampede and festivals galore, there’s something for everyone.

Weather-wise, the monsoon continues to push moisture into Colorado, fueling afternoon rains and thunderstorms. Meteorologist Chris Tomer said to do your outdoor activities in the morning for the most reliable weather.

Highs will be around 90 degrees on Friday before dropping into the 70s on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are 10 things to do in Colorado this weekend:

  1. Colorado Avalanche Game 5 Stanley Cup Final – Friday
  2. Greeley Stampede – June 23-July 4
  3. Denver Fringe Festival – June 23-26
  4. Denver Taco Fest – June 25-26
  5. Boulder Comedy Festival – June 23-26
  6. Denver Pride Fest – June 25-26
  7. LEGO Construction Workshop: Jungle Explorers Kit – June 25
  8. Royal Gorge Kid Carnival – Florence – June 25
  9. Bailey Days – June 25-26
  10. Summer Fun Weekend – Fort Collins – June 24-26

You can always find events on our community calendar. You can also add your event to the calendar.