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My home town - 07/21/08 11:31 PM
I am very glad I found Active Rain. I find a wealth of information here and it's a good place to share ideas with people around the United states. But I am disappointed with the showing from my home town or should I say county. Only 18 real estate professionals have joined thus far plus myself ( the only inspector) and out of the 18 not one single blog..... They think they are cleaver to sneak in a free ad for themselves, But little do they know the amount of exposure they could be getting if only they were more active (7 comments)
Let’s Get Popping - 07/15/08 08:34 PM
Jalapeño peppers are great in the summer time, and there is no need to heat up the kitchen. Cook theses treats on the grill. All you need is;
8-10 med. To large jalapeño peppers split down the side and seeded. 1 pack of cream cheese room temperature 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic ¼ cup of fresh cilantro
In a med. Bowl add the cream cheese Peal, smash, and then chop the garlic and add to the cheese Chop cilantro fine mix cheese, garlic, and cilantro together Stuff the peppers Chill peppers in the fridge for about 30 min.
Summer's here and so are the green tomatoes - 07/14/08 08:04 PM
The hot days of summer bring back memories of my childhood. Jumping in the creek, climbing the kudzu vines, and Mommas fried green tomatoes. There are many ways to cook them, but here is a recipe that is sure to please. You need 2 large or 3 med. green tomatoes pealed and cut into 1/2 inch slices. a large skillet with about 2 cups of oil at 325 degrees in a large bowl mix 2 cups of self-rising flour, salt, and pepper to your liking in another bowl beat 1 egg then add 1 1/2 cups of milk mix well dredge (4 comments)
Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection - 07/09/08 07:10 PM
Sellers can speed their home inspection by following these suggestions. The inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. Confirm that water, electric and gas service are on, with gas pilot lights burning. This very important Ensure pets won't hinder the inspection. Ideally, they should be removed from premises or secured outside. Tell your agent about any pets at home. Replace burned out bulbs to avoid a "Light is inoperable" report that may suggest an electrical problem. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace dead batteries. Clean or replace dirty HVAC air filters. They should fit securely. (2 comments)
Question for the insurance folks - 07/09/08 05:44 PM
I am wanting to contact some of the local insurance companies about doing inspections on homes that they insure.
I have been told that a lot of homes have burnt in our area lately, and with the loan market in the condition it's in I can see why people would go to such measures.
Offering inspections on the electrical, plumbing, roof, and overall safety of the home could save companies a ton of money in claims.
My question to you would be how could I propose this service without being to pushy.
I had Brochures in mind (2 comments)
Home tips or don'ts - 07/04/08 12:09 AM
Refinishing wood floors Home improvement stores have been a boon to modern homeowners because they offer a great variety of things for homeowners, including renting various equipment such as floor sanders. However, not having experience in handling a floor sander can leave a permanent gouge in the floor, and when that gouge is in the most noticeable area, you'll wish you had taken the day off while the flooring professional was doing the work. Replaced floor boards or slats will always look slightly different from those around them. Repairing plumbing leaks Some plumbing jobs are fairly easy, like connecting the new (1 comments)
Do it yourself… or not! - 07/03/08 07:22 PM
Do you have a screwdriver, perhaps even an electric one? How about a hammer? A tape measure? Perhaps you even have a whole set of tools to do minor repairs around the home. However, just because you have them doesn't mean you should take on any task that comes along. As Kenny Rogers sings in "The Gambler": "Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away." You don't want to gamble with your property or your life, so knowing when the project is beyond your knowledge or skills is important. In many cases, you might not (2 comments)
Just a reminder - 07/03/08 05:19 PM
When you see the many flags flying on porches and flagpoles across this great country this weekend, remember what that red, white, and blue piece of cloth stands for. To me these words come to mind. "O beautiful for heroes proved-in liberating strife. Who more than self their freedom loved, and freedom more than life..." Teach you children to treat the flag with respect and honor, because it represents the life blood of ten's of thousands young men and women who loved this country more than life. When you see someone who is active duty or a veteran tell them thank (2 comments)
IT IS HOT IN GEORGIA! - 07/03/08 12:14 AM
With the temperature hovering around the 100 degree mark don't forget about your outdoor pets. They need plenty of fresh water and shade to cool them down. If you have elderly neighbors check in on them. Make sure they are able to stay cool and hydrated. Stay cool and have a safe summer. (1 comments)
Concentrated detergents and the environmental war - 07/02/08 07:04 PM
Concentrated detergents help protect the environment in several ways. A bottle of concentrated detergent, about half the size of a bottle of regular detergent, can wash the same number of laundry loads while using up to 45% less water. The commitment to concentrated detergents by companies such as Wal-Mart and Proctor & Gamble is projected to save more than 400 million gallons of water a year, or about 100 million individual showers. A smaller, more lightweight container can use up to 47% less plastic in the manufacturing process, and the smaller bottle is easier and less expensive to package, ship, store, and recycle. Experts (3 comments)
General tips and tricks around the home - 07/01/08 04:29 PM
Determining if a multi-pane window seal has failed Clean the inside and outside of the window. If the window still appears dirty, the seal has failed since the dirt is in the sealed space between the panes of glass. Another method is to take a piece of ice and hold it against the window. If the seal is broken, the moisture inside the window will condense onto the inside of the glass where the ice is being held. Locating gas leaks If you smell gas, you probably have a gas leak. Immediately call the gas company and report it, especially if (0 comments)
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