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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
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A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Saving money is always on our minds, and this is especially so now when the economy is such a hot news item. Here in the Denver area, we’re fortunate to live, work and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and our environment is also never far from our thoughts. One way to meet both our economic and environmental concerns is to consider buying used or recycled items rather than new ones. Previously owned goods can save not only the money in your wallet, but also precious space in our landfills.
Children’s clothing is a great example. Kids grow so quickly that their clothes often show little wear and tear before they’re too small. Resale shops can be an excellent resource for gently used clothing for people of all ages, and many also operate as charitable organizations giving double benefit for your dollar. Online auction sites can also be a good bet for finding items to fill the holes in your child’s closet.
On a similar note, sporting goods and exercise equipment also lend themselves well to resale. People often gear up for a new endeavor only to discover early on that it’s really not what they thought it would be. They’re happy to resell their equipment and recoup some of their initial investment. Again, online sites offer great opportunities to find just the piece of equipment you need, and there are stores that specialize in placing used gear in new homes.
Used bookstoreshave been around for ages, and they’re designed to both buy and sell reading materials letting you not only find something new to read but also giving you a place to sell it when you’re finished. Used textbooks tend to be especially good bargains, selling at just a fraction of their original vendors’ prices. Be sure to flip through them, though, as some students are more prolific in their note-taking graffiti than others.
Sometimes disguised as antique shops, used-furniture stores can offer very substantial savings. You may need a bit of elbow grease to uncover your treasure, but often there’s nothing that a good wash or perhaps a coat of paint can’t fix. Look for practical items made of solid wood like desks, tables or bookshelves. With a little TLC up front, they’ll last for years.
Incidental home accessories such as picture frames, vases, and decorative items can literally be falling off the shelves in resale shops, and they’re usually the best bargains in the store. Used as is, or as the foundation for a new creation, they can help you make your style statement without breaking the bank.
When there’s something you need to buy, have a thought about whether you can buy used instead. As long as safety and health concerns are met, there’s no reason a used item can’t serve equally as well as a new one. This will not only save you money now, but it may help you keep your Denver home a little more green.
News and information related to living in Douglas County and Parker, Colorado. Go to our website at http://www.BandyHomes.com to search all homes and real estate for sale in Parker and the entire Denver metro area. Save your searches & favorite properties, make notes, get email alerts of new Denver listings matching your criteria. Virtual tours, mapping, multiple photos of Denver properties.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.