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  Mary's Funny Real Estate Stories This is from a realtor with 30+ years of experience. She says this is the first time she has been truly speechless in all that time. She had a referral from an old client that a lady wanted to sell her rental condo. Realtor picked up the owner & they went to loo...
03/31/2011
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Signs of Trouble with your Skylights Once a skylight is installed, it may be difficult to recognize if the installation was done properly. Here are a few signs that there could be trouble. Mastic or Sealant (roofing tar) has been used to seal the skylight. Good skylight flashing should shed water...
03/30/2011
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  Spring cleaning time During the cooler months, we all settle in to our homes and can create a fair amount of clutter. Spring time is here. It's time to open the windows and let the fresh air in - and spring clean. Here's a few hints to make clutter management a little easier. Schedule "de-clut...
03/30/2011
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People are drawn to areas with natural light. There is something special about natural light from above, bringing the sky indoors. Skylights can make a dark room bright, provide ventilation and add architectural appeal. Skylights as LightingA skylight can be a problem solver, bringing natural li...
03/30/2011
Use these helpful tips to select the perfect lighting solution for your home. Get the best from your bulbs.Bulbs get dirty just like everything else. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe of the dirt and they will give off more light. Remove outdoor obstacles.Trim overgrown hedges, shrubs or tree branch...
03/30/2011
Need more light and space in your home? You don't need to install windows or tear down walls - just put up a mirror and double your brightness.   Light and cheery. Double the light in a room by hanging a mirror on a wall, across from a window. The rays of sunshine will reflect off the mirrors an...
03/30/2011
Renovations are stressful, but if you rush through important details you could fall prey to one of these scams. Here are some of the most common and costly home improvement scams. 1. One-time special. If a contractor approaches you with a special offer, ask for concrete evidence that the quoted ...
03/30/2011
Free Stuff from Mary@marymaxie.com FREE Pickup of books, paperbacks, videos, CDs, sheet music, for VNSA Charity Book Sale Phoenix area gains 7,200 jobs from January 2010 to 2011 - bizjournals.com - The Phoenix area added 7,200 jobs during the past year, ranking it 26th among 372 metropolitan area...
03/30/2011
1 in 5 Canadians wants to buy US Real Estate   20% of Canadians want to buy US Real Estate- With the Decline in Value of American Real Estate, Leger Study Shows 20 per cent of Canadians Would Consider Purchasing a Home or Property South of the Border- Men Are More Likely Than Women to Purchase a ...
03/24/2011
What do older buyers want in a home?As many older Americans choose to remain in their homes as they age, they will become more concerned about issues related to mobility, home safety & care-giving options. To address these concerns, the MetLife Mature Market Institute has published the MetLife Ag...
03/24/2011
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