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Making Videos 101 - Windows Live Movie Maker (Editing) - 10/31/11 05:27 PM
For those looking to get into video, I thought this post was very informative. Also, there are links to several links to other useful posts. So happy to have stumbled across this one. Via CATHY BUREAU, MBA, GREEN, EcoBroker, SFR San Antonio, TX Real Estate Broker (www.GreenHomeRealtyTexas.com): Are you ready to let go of the fear? Are you ready to enter the world of YouTube? Then quit procrastinating and get started now! I recommend that you watch Videos that Make Your Phone Ring, to get learn about cameras, storage information, branding, etc. I wrote it at the time I made my first video (1 comments)
A Nor’easter Hits Morris County, NJ With Epic Proportions - 10/30/11 07:46 PM
Wow, what is up with this weather? This whole year has been so weird. We were so warm a few days ago and then wham bam this Nor'easter. Our hearts go out to all those in the TriState without power. Via Kristine Ginsberg (Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC): A Nor’easter Hits Morris County, NJ With Epic Proportions I’m writing this post off our generator because we, along with 2.3 million homes are without power from the deadly Nor’easter that chugged up the Eastern seaboard, taking down trees, power lines and large branches, blocking streets, driveways and bridges.
The Simple Truth Behind Great Customer Service - 10/29/11 10:28 AM
What a great atricle about customer service. Check out the video. Thank you Rebekah for blogging about such an important topic for all of us, regardless of industry. Via Rebekah Radice Colorado Springs FHA Loan 203k, VA Mortgage, Loan Pre-Approval (Benchmark Mortgage, Colorado Springs FHA, VA, Pre-Approval):
Have you ever had one of those customer service experiences that put the "uh" in uh-mazing? A wow moment that left you feeling indebted to the benefactor of such an unbelievable gift. The sad but simple truth is that great customer service experiences stand out like a beacon in our brains because they (0 comments)
It's Time To Clean Those Gutters - 10/24/11 07:07 AM
Oh, yes, Jay Markanich is so right here. We help customers after they've have water and mold damage, and yes, those gutters can be a major cause for that type of disaster. Heed his advice and get your gutters cleaned this fall. Or, give us a call and we'd be happy to help get the water out of your basemnent. Via Jay Markanich - Northern VA Home Inspector (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): It's time to clean those gutters. It's fall. Leaves fall. Gutters clog. Gutters fill. And water goes where it can. We have had lots of rain lately. But no (1 comments)
Why I Love Anguilla, Let Me Count the Ways… - 10/23/11 02:55 PM
I would so much rather be in Anguilla than here in New York. Check out these exquisite pictures from Kristine Ginsberg and if you are looking for an amazing Vacation home, look no further. This is amazing. Via Kristine Ginsberg (Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC): Why I Love Anguilla, Let Me Count the Ways… This post is part of a series I will be doing on my favorite Island Anguilla and the spectacular villa I will be redesigning/staging in November, 2011. People who follow my blog already know I love Anguilla - it’s where I got engaged and married right (4 comments)
Tile Flooring Trends - Westchester County - 3rd Quarter 2011 - 10/21/11 07:49 AM
Debbie Gartner, the Flooring Girl, has put together a great artilce about trends in Tile Flooring. I though you might enjoy so I'm reblogging it, in case you missed it the first go round. Via Debbie Gartner - Westchester Flooring -Hardwood Floors Carpet Tile Refinish - (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT): Tile Flooring Trends - Westchester County - 3rd Quarter 2011 1. Natural Stone or Natural Stone look. Customers in Westchester are moving away from shiny/glossy towards a more tumbled natural stone look. Granite and marble are shiny and challenging to maintain as they show dirt and water spots more. (0 comments)
What is Radon??? - 10/18/11 07:24 PM
I thought this was a good post about Radon from Mark Aakjar. Radon does seem to be an issue in Westchester county, so it's good to get your new home tested. Thankfully, this is an issue that can be easily resolved. Via Mark Aakjar (Mark's Inspections): OH MY GOD I HAVE RADON IN MY HOUSE!!!
If you've been in real estate in the past hundred years I am sure you've heard that one once or twice...
What is Radon??? Radon is a noble radioactive gas caused by uranium in soils and mainly granite. It releases Alpha decay in the air through the radioactive (0 comments)
Via Kristine Ginsberg (Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC): Morris County Stager: The 10 Most Important, Cost-Effective, Fixes When Selling Your Home ! As a Morris County Home Stager, I've compiled a list of the most important tasks to complete before putting your home on the market... 1. Master bedrooms and baths should appeal to both sexes - if yours is gender specific, balance it with (0 comments)
Patterned Carpets - Not your grandmother's carpet - 10/14/11 06:19 PM
I thought this info on carpet from Debbie Gartner, aka the flooring girl, wea fun to see. It's amazing to see all the patterns you now available. Have a looksy. Via Debbie Gartner - Westchester Flooring -Hardwood Floors Carpet Tile Refinish - (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT): Patterned Carpets - Not your grandmother's carpet. Carpets have really come a long way. By far, the fastest growing segment is the patterned carpets (or tone-on-tone carpets - a combo of looped and cut). I love these carpets because they create visual intrigue without adding lots of color. This enables you to still (0 comments)
Flood damage in your basement -Tuckahoe NY 10707 - We can help with cleanup - 10/11/11 12:44 PM
Did you just have a flood in your basement in your Tuckahoe NY home 10707? With the torrential rains coupled with the recent snow melting, it's just plain wet out there. We've gotten a lot of calls lately with flooded basements in Tuckahoe and we are here to help. Whether you need emergency service to get the water out and dry up the place or if you just need your carpets removed, or if you think you might have mold, we are your on your side. Our family owned business has 24 hr emergency service.
Here are some tips on (0 comments)
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY-Chappaqua 10514-The Last Two Flowers of Summer - 10/08/11 06:59 PM
I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this picture. I thought it was so cute. Hats off to Joanna Cohlan, designer extradorinaire from Chappaqua NY. Thanks for making my evening. Via Joanna Cohlan, Westchester County NY Interior Decorator and Home Stager (Fresh Eyes For Your Home): Interior Decorating - Home Staging
Joanna Cohlan Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Westchester NY Interior Decorating and Home Staging 914-391-3697 Real Rooms For Real People
Asbestos 9''x9'' Floor Tile VAT - 10/07/11 06:09 PM
We also get a lot of inquiries about asbestos tile. I'm reblogging this from Mark Aakjar. This comes up often in basements, especially when there are floods and they start to become dislodged. Via Mark Aakjar (Mark's Inspections): Vinyl Asbestos Tile
(picture taken in a basement in Mt.Vernon NY)
VAT (vinyl asbestos tile) 9''x9'' tiles are typical of vinyl flooring tile prior to 1978. In 1978 the EPA deemed building material greater then 1% Asbestos content could not be used. However there were several building products that were used up until 1989 that still contained asbestos material. The most common form (2 comments)
Thinking about a move to Peekskill, NY 10566? - 10/03/11 10:20 PM
I thought this was a super post ffom Suzanne Welch on how charming Peekskill NY is. We are so blessed to live in such a wonderful county here in Westchester and every town has some interesting and unique history. Via suzanne welch (Coldwell Banker): I just listed a charming home in the very cool city of Peekskill. My love for older homes, gastronomy and local history is sated here in Peekskill; put me down at the river at sunset, with a bottle of red, and I am quite satisfied. As I was driving home last night from a new listing at 311 Depew (0 comments)
My husband and I bring 25 years in general contracting and hazard mitigation for the feds to our family owned business, where we clean and remediate after a fire, water or mold emergency. I enjoy writing for local papers and online e-mags about home safety tips and how to prevent our having to come and clean your home or business after a flood or fire.
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