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A great post from Joseph Keech. In these tough times always remember to pay attention to your home security!
Via Joseph Keech (Blue Atlantic Properties): 21 Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You This is a great email that I received that looks at your home the way a burglar does. It is very insightful and gives you some great hints at how to protect yourself. This is reprinted with permission from Chris McGoey, an author, who can be visited at www.CrimeDoctor.com.
1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, (11 comments)
The Big Snowstorm - Now the Clean Up Begins - 02/27/10 05:06 PM
The last 2 1/2 days it has snowed almost non stop. We got well over 2 feet of snow. We haven't had a storm like that since April of 1997. Today I had an appointment to go out with buyers and since everyone was digging out and we had been cooped up for days we decided to keep the appointment. Everywhere we went it looked like a disaster. I couldn't really take pictures because I was with someone new (actually I don't think I would do that with someone I was more comfortable with either) but I was able to (6 comments)
Move The Terror Trials-Sign the Petition - 02/26/10 07:01 AM
When I first heard they were going to hold the Terror Trials in New York City I couldn't believe it. How could they afford it? How would they protect everyone? Why did these people who weren't even citizens deserve the same rights and access to a justice system that a United States citizen would? Then they began to say they would move them to Orange County-right up the road from where I live. Still the same questions-how could they protect everyone during these trials? Why does it have to be done in such extremely populated areas? This should be done (7 comments)
New Carbon Monoxide Detector Law - 02/26/10 06:51 AM
The new Carbon Monoxide Detector Law known as "Amanda's Law" went into effect February 22, 2010. This law requires carbon monoxide detectors in every 1-2 family property, apartments, condominiums, and co-ops where the unit has appliances, systems or an attached garage that may emit carbon monoxide. These detectors should be placed: On each story with a sleeping area On each story where a carbon monoxide source is located On the lowest story of a unit with a sleeping area When more than one detector is required they should be connected so that should one alarm activate it will activate (10 comments)
STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR ORANGE COUNTY NEW YORK - 02/26/10 05:32 AM
Orange County Declares State Of Emergency Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana has declared a state of emergency in response to the severe weather impacting Orange County
The County has determined that road conditions are dangerous and pose a real and substantial risk to vehicular traffic and the public safety is imperiled thereby, and the presence of non-essential vehicles on the roads will impede snow removal equipment and other essential services,” Diana said. “Accordingly, I do hereby find that the County of Orange public safety to be imperiled by the said winter storm and, consequently, to safeguard (3 comments)
A Message from God - Warning, will bring a tear! - 02/25/10 09:34 AM
This is one of the kindest things you may ever see. This was sent to me in an email. It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service. Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought (9 comments)
Cold Weather Tips For the Ladies - Maybe the Men Too! - 02/24/10 04:06 PM
I actually came across this video quite by accident. I was looking for something else and found this, so ladies Enjoy! Although he does keep saying "Guys." LOL. There are alot of reviews underneath the video where I found it and they are very favorable, hundreds of them!
The Moen ioDigital - Jump into the Future! - 02/23/10 05:13 PM
If you are updating your bathroom or building a new home and want a spa like shower experience than this is the shower for you. The Moen ioDigital allows you the ability to make taking a shower a luxury you can enjoy everyday. The ioDigital is like having your own personal maid who will set your shower to the perfect temperature and flow for your daily shower. You can have your shower on and running before you even leave your bed in the morning. With minimal programming effort once this is done, you will not have to do it again (11 comments)
This is for anyone who may wonder what things Realtors do to get your property sold - especially when we don't always have the aid of the buyer's Realtor. A great post written by Debbie Baldes in Roseville, California. For my sellers you can substitute Minisink Valley Homes for the Executive Properties Website.
Via Debbie Baldes, Roseville, CA RE Broker-Owner (Executive Properties): Why Do Real Estate Agents Make 6% When They Only Put Up A For Sale Sign? This last week I was again reminded of just how some people think. Someone wrote a letter to a relative of mine (15 comments)
ORANGE COUNTY SPRING HOME SHOW - 02/21/10 08:10 AM
FEBRUARY 26, 27 & 28 2010 FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY Come to the Orange County Spring Home Show where there will be over 90 exhibitors with 150 booths representing the home building and remodeling industry. See all of the latest in new products and services from the basement to the roof in fixtures, furnishings, insulation, lighting, heating, energy, patio furniture, water purification and more! If you are looking to update, upgrade or do any kind of work on your home then this is the place for you! Fri 4 - 9 pm, Sat 10 - 8 pm and (2 comments)
Electronic Key Impressioner - 02/20/10 06:09 PM
Coming later this year is the Electronic Key Impressioner (EKI) which is a handheld device that maps the inside of car locks and then provides the key code in several seconds via USB cable connection to your computer. This key code when matched to the make of the car allows key cutting machines to make a new copy of the key required for the particular car. The EKI will come with vehicle keyway inserts, USB cable and lock mapping software. The software will have access to a database of updated key codes. The system will work for older keys (9 comments)
Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes - 02/18/10 06:05 PM
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 Cup finely chopped pecans 3 Tbls sugar 1 Box yellow cake mix 1 Cup pumpkin (from can of pumpkin) 1/2 Cup water 1/3 Cup vegetable oil 4 Eggs 1 1/2 Tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 Container Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper baking cups in muffin tray (24 count) In heavy, 8 inch, non stick skillet cook pecans and 2 Tbls of sugar over low heat 8 minutes. Stir constantly until sugar is melted. Spoon and spread pecans onto a sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle with rest of sugar and (11 comments)
Realtor Happy Hour to Benefit Humane Society - 02/17/10 12:47 PM
REALTORS TO THE RESCUE!!! HELP THE PIKE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Sponsored By Gresham’s Chop House Restaurant & Local Realtors ALL ARE WELCOME!! March 3 2010 5:00 TO 7:30 P.M. CASH BAR $15.00 INCLUDES HORS’DOEUVRES
PLEASE HELP US!!
For more information call 570-561-6153 or 570- 470-5281 Gresham’s Chop House at 570-226-1500 Route 6 Hawley Pennsylvania
This is the perfect analogy for how buyers feel when a homeowner is home during a showing!
Via Bill Jones - Realtor® Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos (Century21 Castlewood Agencies - "Homes By Jones"): Tips From My Web Site
What is the best thing you can do during showings of your house?Make yourself scarce. Ever shopped in a store where the employees clearly work on commission and almost seem to lurk in the background, watching your every move, while you shop? This scenario doesn't really put you in the buying mood, does it?It can be uncomfortable exploring (7 comments)
A Closer Look Home Inspections - Thank Goodness they are reliable! - 02/15/10 06:09 PM
Today I left my house early to head to an inspection. YAY!! I wanted to get there early because I knew my buyer was coming from over 300 miles away to attend the inspection and I wanted to be there to open the house for them should they arrive early. The seller was going to be present also so it should be a pretty easy straight forward day. We all arrived within minutes of each other and chatted for a short time while we were waiting for the home inspector to show up. When the allotted time came and went (13 comments)
Zoombak Personal GPS Unit - 02/13/10 07:33 PM
Here is something that is perfect for a Realtor to use for themselves, for their children, for luggage or for any number of other uses. It is called the Zoombak-a GPS locator for $99.99 that helps you keep track of items, people or pets through your computer or cellphone. The Zoombak works anywhere nation wide and you can set it to send a text message to a cellphone when it reaches its destination. You can log on to your computer and check at anytime for its exact location. If left in your car and your car has been stolen (14 comments)
FREE E-CARDS! - 02/10/10 05:39 PM
Tired of the same old sites for E-cards? Mypunchbowl.com has hundreds of FREE customizable E-cards for every occasion. You can pick your own cards, colors, fonts, pictures and even videos. They can be shared on Facebook and Twitter and are FREE. Mypunchbowl.com also offers party planning from start to finish for holidays, baby showers, birthdays and more. Check it out and Enjoy!
Time to make the snowmen! - 02/10/10 11:10 AM
We are now getting about 2 inches an hour. We have joined the throng with all of the snow we are getiing. Everyone stay safe!
Safety Warnings & Tips - 02/08/10 11:27 AM
I got this email awhile ago and have let it sit because I wasn't sure if I was going to use it or not. But because of recent abductions of women in the tri-state area and the anniversary of the death of someone I know who was killed by someone who was never caught I decided to use this exactly as I received it. Does it seem a little dramatic? Maybe, but if it saves one person who reads it then it was worth the time I took to post it. It never hurts to be over cautious and in this (20 comments)
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY - Got any Food? - 02/07/10 12:31 PM
I saw this cute little guy when I ran to the Post Office the other day. As I got out he called to me as cute dogs always do. I hopped back in the car and took two quick shots before the owner returned. It is through the car's dirty window but you can still see how adorable this tiny dog is. He has some long nails on him too. Sorry I couldn't resist!
Silly Saturday - A Day At the Farm - 02/06/10 04:48 PM
Last Monday was incredibly cold as it has been all this past week. I was coming past the farm where they keep the animals they use in the movies and I could see they were all huddled together but it must have been feeding time because they were unusually close to the road and I couldn't resist stopping and snapping a few pictures even though I was in a hurry. It is very rare for them to be so close to the road because their roaming area is just so large. A lot of the time you can't even see them (14 comments)
Patrick Alford Missing From: Brooklyn, New York Date Missing: 01/22/2010 Date of Birth: 11/28/2002 Race: Black/Hispanic Hair: Black Height: 4’08”
Other Information: Patrick is a missing child under unknown circumstances. He was last seen in the area of 130 Vandalia Ave. Brooklyn, NY. He was wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans, and blue and black Jordan sneakers. Patrick has a scar on his left eyelid. He may be in the Brooklyn area. Investigating Agency: New York City Police Department
Via Lora "Leah" Stern, Realtor Rockland County Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage): The New York State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program As part of the American Recovery and reinvestment act, NYSERDA is eligible to receive approximately $17 million to provide cash rebates and will be giving rebates to NYS residents for purchasing certain energy efficient appliances, with larger rebates going to consumers who recycle their old appliances. Since the purpose of the program is to help lower energy costs and reduce energy consumption, New York State will only provide rebates for purchasing Energy Star-rated refrigerators, clothes washers, freezers and dishwashers during (2 comments)
Via Al and Peggy Cunningham Voted Best Real Estate People- Brampton (RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.): WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! Only Open If You Have An Hour To SpareHere is your chance to be a super snooper... you moved out of town a few years ago and always wondered what the house looked like now, or how about checking on what the house of your local mayor looks like, or how about an old boyfriend or girlfriend.
You have to do a little digging and find the address. Then click on (7 comments)
Bon Jovi - Thanks for the last 25 years! - 02/04/10 09:29 AM
Anyone who knows me at all knows how much I love Bon Jovi. Anytime that name gets mentioned everyone in my household groans because it has been 25 years of Bon Jovi from someone who usually gets tired of everything pretty quickly. Strangely that has been the one thing that has out lasted anything else. (Besides my family and friends of course) Any whooo I am proud to say I have written over 275 blog posts and never once mentioned Bon Jovi so na na nanny na to my close close friends and family! However I am breaking that (11 comments)
We Are The World Re Done For Haiti - 02/02/10 02:19 PM
What a great idea! As someone who has extreme laryngitis today this is extremely frustrating (and painful) for me - I can't even hum along. It has been 25 years since the last one and they had been thinking about doing another one. Unfortunately there was this terrible tragedy which brought about the necessity for it. Enjoy and sing along!
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