clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent. Start a Neighborhood Watch - 03/24/10 03:00 PM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent.  Start a Neighborhood Watch
Organizing a neighborhood watch can bring you closer to your neighbors, improve community safety, and potentially boost home values.

Many police and neighborhood watch veterans believe that active watch groups can make a neighborhood more desirable, which could raise property values. Image: Eric Audras/Getty Images
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent.  Start a Neighborhood Watch
When your neighbors tell you a bike was stolen from their garage or an elderly woman had her purse snatched, you just shake … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent. Start a Neighborhood Watch - 03/24/10 02:59 PM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent.  Start a Neighborhood Watch
Organizing a neighborhood watch can bring you closer to your neighbors, improve community safety, and potentially boost home values.

Many police and neighborhood watch veterans believe that active watch groups can make a neighborhood more desirable, which could raise property values. Image: Eric Audras/Getty Images
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent.  Start a Neighborhood Watch
When your neighbors tell you a bike was stolen from their garage or an elderly woman had her purse snatched, you just shake … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker. Create an Evacuation and Communication Plan. - 03/23/10 11:35 AM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker.  Create an Evacuation and Communication Plan.
Having an evacuation and communication plan, and making sure everyone knows where to go in case of an emergency, can be the key to protecting your home and family.
        
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clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent. States Offer Cash Rebates for Clunker Appliances. - 03/22/10 02:49 PM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  States Offer Cash Rebates for Clunker Appliances.
Buying a new Energy Star appliance can lower your utility bills and perhaps even earn a cash rebate from your state.

If you replace an old washing machine with a new Energy Star model, you could save as much as $135 per year--plus a rebate from the government. Image: Corbis Photography/Veer
There's another reason besides saving on utility bills to replace your clunker appliances with energy-efficient models: a cash rebate. States, using up to $300 million in federal funds, are offering rebates on Energy … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent. Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives: Turf Grasses - 03/21/10 02:59 PM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives: Turf Grasses
If you want a yard that demands less time, money, and water, consider low-maintenance grasses in lieu of the traditional lawn.

The "No Mow Lawn Mix" is great for yards in the upper Midwest, Northeast, and Pacific Northwest. Image: Prairie Nursery
We love our lawns. Turf grass covers nearly 47 million acres in the U.S., according to the Lawn Institute. But that's not very green. The average household dumps 60 gallons of water per day on conventional lawns. Toxic lawn herbicides and pesticides run off into … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent. 10 Steps to a Perfect Exterior Paint Job - 03/17/10 03:12 PM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  10 Steps to a Perfect Exterior Paint Job
A good exterior paint job isn't cheap, but done right, it can easily last 10 or more years. To get the most for your money, follow these steps.

Be lead-safe by wearing a mask, spraying water on the old paint as you scrape it off, and collecting the debris as you go. Image: EPS Painting, Mass.
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  10 Steps to a Perfect Exterior Paint Job
At first glance, the days of wood home exteriors seem … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent. Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You? - 03/17/10 09:28 AM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent.  Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?
A reverse mortgage is a tempting route to take for cash-strapped seniors who own their homes, but this road to riches can be curvy.

Unlike a conventional mortgage, a reverse mortgage's balance grows over time. Image: Hill Street Studios/Getty Images
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Josh Gonzalez a Local Real Estate Agent.  Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?
Do you wish you could tap your home equity without having to make loan payments every month? If you're 62 and own a house … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Home for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent. Foreclosure Rate Likely Headed Back Up. - 03/16/10 01:10 PM

Clifton Park Home for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  Foreclosure Rate Likely Headed Back Up.
March 12, 2010
Some housing experts are saying the rate of foreclosures in the U.S. housing market may rise again, and the profile of delinquent borrowers is changing.
"Just looking at the numbers, we would expect there to be a bigger percentage of properties," headed for repossession, RealtyTrac spokesman Daren Blomquist told The Washington Post.
A recent RealtyTrac survey found the rate of foreclosures dropped in February, but homeowners continue to fall behind on their payments. More than 75 percent of homeowners three months or … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent. Biggest Reverse Mortgage Mistakes. - 03/14/10 03:08 PM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  Biggest Reverse Mortgage Mistakes.
Before you take out a reverse mortgage on your home, make sure you're not committing one of these common but costly mistakes.

Because a reverse mortgage is so expensive, it should be your last resort. Image: Comstock Images/Getty Images
 Your home is your castle. As such, you want to remain in it as long as possible. That's why it makes sense for house-rich seniors to explore all avenues of tapping the equity they've built up. One of those avenues is a reverse mortgage.
It's only available to … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent. SCRABBLE® Night at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library - March 18th. - 03/13/10 04:32 PM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  SCRABBLE® Night at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library - March 18th.
 
Come out for an evening of word-building fun playing Scrabble® with your friends and neighbors on Thursday, March 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Anyone (ages 17+) is welcome to come. Light refreshments served.
Registration is requested for this program and can be made online, in person or by phoning the Library at 371-8622. To register online: Access the registration forms through the web calendar on Library website, www.cphlibrary.org. Click What's Happening, then Calendar of Events. … (1 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent. Green Cleaning Products for the Kitchen. - 03/13/10 03:10 PM

Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  Green Cleaning Products for the Kitchen.
 Going green in the kitchen doesn't mean going broke as long as you choose the right green cleaning products for your countertops and appliances.

Some of the most eco-friendly kitchen cleaners may already be in your pantry. Image: Andersen Ross/Getty Images.
 Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  Green Cleaning Products for the Kitchen.
From meat juices to milk spills, the kitchen can be a messy place. But don't reach for caustic cleaners or synthetic air sprays to give your countertops and … (1 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent. ‘Green' Home Has Energy to Spare - 03/12/10 02:56 PM

Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Local Real Estate Agent.  ‘Green' Home Has Energy to Spare
By Paul Restuccia
How green can a house get?
A Bay State couple lives in a highly energy-efficient home that creates two-and-a-half times more power than it needs.
Tina Clarke and Doug Stephens, who built the three-bedroom house in Turners Falls for just $180,000, just won a $10,000 prize for the best "Zero Net Energy" project from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, which starts its 35th annual trade show in Boston tomorrow.
"We built this home to show others that you can have a comfortable … (1 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate. Daylight Saving Time. - 03/11/10 08:26 AM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Daylight Saving Time. 
Daylight Saving Time Extended by Four Weeks in U.S. Starting in 2007
By Matt Rosenberg, About.com Guide

Whether "Spring forward" or "Fall back," we change our clocks one hour ahead or behind twice each year, thanks to Daylight Saving Time.
Getty Images Mar 9 2010 On Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time begins in the United States.
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Daylight Saving Time. 
Every Spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and "lose" an hour during … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate. Daylight Saving Time. - 03/11/10 08:25 AM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Daylight Saving Time. 
Daylight Saving Time Extended by Four Weeks in U.S. Starting in 2007
By Matt Rosenberg, About.com Guide

Whether "Spring forward" or "Fall back," we change our clocks one hour ahead or behind twice each year, thanks to Daylight Saving Time.
Getty Images Mar 9 2010 On Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time begins in the United States.
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Daylight Saving Time. 
Every Spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and "lose" an hour during … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate. Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns. - 03/10/10 02:30 PM
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns.
From energy tax credits to vacation home deductions, check out these tax tips for homeowners looking ahead to 2010 returns.

If you believe your real estate assessment is too high, you can always appeal it and possibly save on your property tax bill. Image: Tetra Images/Getty Images
Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns.
Tax planning for homeowners should start well in advance of the April 15 filing deadline each year. … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate. Try Different. - 03/03/10 02:30 PM

Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Try Different.  Try different
The usual mantra is to 'try harder'. Trying harder is impossible when you're already trying as hard as you can.
But you can always try different.
Years ago, I was creating trivia questions for a product we built for Prodigy. We had a 99% accuracy rate in doing the questions. Which was great, except there were 1800 questions in a batch, which meant 18 wrong each time, which was totally and completely unacceptable. These were honest mistakes, made by smart people working as hard as they could.
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clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate. 10 Ways to Prevent Costly Mold Damage to Your Home. - 03/02/10 03:03 PM

Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  10 Ways to Prevent Costly Mold Damage to Your Home
Fixing mold damage can be one of the most expensive repairs you'll ever perform on your home, so here's how to prevent it.

Setting your thermostat at about 78 degrees F provides the optimal temperature for preventing moisture problems. Image: Image: Tetra Images/Getty Image
It's no wonder homeowners fear a mold diagnosis: Besides the health problems mold causes, the cost of an extensive mold remediation project can reach five figures.Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  10 Ways … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate. I don't feel like it - 03/01/10 02:11 PM

Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  I don't feel like it
What's it?
Why do you need to feel like something in order to do the work? They call it work because it's difficult, not because it's something you need to feel like.
Very few people wake up in the morning and feel like taking big risks or feel like digging deep for something that has eluded them. People don't usually feel like pushing themselves harder than they've pushed before or having conversations that might be uncomfortable.
Of course, your feelings are irrelevant to whether or not the … (2 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate. Chimney maintenance and a fireplace inspection can make the difference between warm safety and drafty danger. - 02/27/10 05:07 PM

Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Chimney maintenance and a fireplace inspection can make the difference between warm safety and drafty danger.

To keep your fireplace working efficiently, only burn dry wood. Painted lumber or other scraps can release harmful chemicals into your home. Image: © Masterfile
 Your fireplace, the most low-tech piece of equipment in your house, may seem like a simple load-and-light operation, but ignoring annual maintenance can impair its performance, leading to heated air (and dollars) blowing out the chimney, harmful smoke inside, and possibly even a chimney fire.
The average number of … (0 comments)

clifton park homes for sale: Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate. Like it or not, the demographics of your local market stamps the headline on your business. - 02/26/10 05:10 PM

Clifton Park Homes for Sale, Saratoga County Real Estate.  Like it or not, the demographics of your local market stamps the headline on your business. 
Some of you may have heard this story;
A man struggles at work during the day, because his mind is preoccupied thinking about the endless battle with his lawn which awaits him at home.  He has got lots and lots of dandelions and can not get rid of them.  After trying all kinds of products, and seeking the advice of some colleagues, with no success, he decides to pay a professional to come and help.  He got … (0 comments)

 
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