Dingman Property Group

DINGMAN PROPERTY GROUP

DIANNA DINGMAN, PRINCIPAL

Saying Goodbye: Celebrities Who Passed in 2014

Sep 01, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

Saying Goodbye: Celebrities Who Passed in 2014

Allowing celebrities into our homes and hearts seems to happen naturally. Through the characters they portray and their personal stories, they influence, inspire and impact our lives. Too often, the time comes when fans must say goodbye. The year 2014 has been especially difficult as some of the greats in the industry have passed away.

Robin Williams 

Robin Williams was perhaps best known as a comedian and actor, but he was also a film producer and screenwriter. He got his big break on the sitcom Mork and Mindy before going on to other ventures, including Mrs. DoubtfireGood Will Hunting, and even the genie in Aladdin. It wasn’t long before the world took notice of his unique style of humor. Robin’s accomplishments were numerous. He was an Academy Award winner and received two Emmys. He also took other prestigious awards such as Grammys and Golden Globes. He passed away on Aug 11 at age 63.

Read More

Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Aug 29, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Many people love ice cream. However, most brands are loaded with processed sugars, artificial flavors and preservatives. Do you crave ice cream and yet want to make health-conscious decisions concerning your diet? Do you feel guilty about feeding it to your children, even though they love it? If you make it yourself, you can have your ice cream, and still feel good about eating it. Here are a few guilt-free alternatives to traditional ice cream.

Coconut Ice Milk

This cool concoction is made from only three ingredients. Enjoy the smooth, creamy treat as is, or, if you prefer more texture, add your favorite toppings. Coconut compliments a wide variety of fruits, nuts and seeds, so have fun with it while keeping it healthy.

Read More

Best 3D Films

Aug 27, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

Best 3D Films

Even though the concept was first developed in 1915, films with 3D effects have been captivating audiences for over 60 years. In the 1950s, there was a brief infatuation that would die down and not be fully awakened until the last few years. These films were ahead of their time and brought in large numbers of awestruck fans.

3D Hits in the 1950s

In 1953, after much success in the film business, Warner Bros. created what would become one of the first big 3D hits. The remake of a 1933 film (Mystery of the Wax Museum) inspired their new creation House of Wax. There were some intense 3D scenes such as during the wax museum fire and when a shadowy figure jumped out at the audience. The movie did not contain a lot of three dimensional effects, but the few it had left audiences riveted and wanting more. One of the highest grossing films of that year, House of Wax earned around $5.5 million at the North American box offices. 

Read More

How Celebrities Spend Their Money

Aug 22, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

How Celebrities Spend Their Money

For most people, spending money is something they do conservatively. For the rich and famous, spending is more of a lavish rite of passage. Celebrities find a variety of items to spend their money on that leave the rest of us amazed at how people live such extravagant lifestyles. 

Homes

It’s no surprise that celebrities would enjoy a beautiful oasis when they separate themselves from the limelight. Often, one home is not enough for celebrities, and they have multiple abodes in their favorite destinations. The homes that celebrities own are also not usually simple or small. In fact, the price celebrities pay is typically well into the millions. Their homes are often equipped with amenities such as swimming pools and tennis courts. 

Read More

Top Billboard Hits of 2014

Aug 20, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

Top Billboard Hits of 2014

Being at the top of the Billboard charts is a goal that every musical artist strives to achieve. Making a hit song is something that leaves an artist remembered. Even one solid hit is enough to make most artists a household name. 

How It is Determined

When determining the top hits, there are a few things that are taken into account. A good beat alone isn’t enough to make a song one of the best. It is a combination of single sales, radio airplay, digital downloads and streaming activity that determines the popularity of a song. 

When the Billboard charts were first created, they were greatly affected by whether a label was promoting a particular single. Songs had a more difficult time staying on the charts before 1991 because of the system being used to determine their popularity. Now, they use Nielsen SoundScan to prevent this from happening. 

Read More