Six Steps To Yard Sale Success

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It’s now officially summer and for many people, that means yard sale (or garage sale) time. Have a yard sale and get rid of all those things that you have tossed during your Spring cleaning “spree.” Now that you have all of this “stuff,” what do you do with it? Step One: Get it organized. […]


Plants And Emotional Appeal In House Selling

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As a home seller you want to initiate that positive feeling from a prospective buyer; choosing a new home is a very emotional thing and it is this emotional vibe that you want to tune into to. It is always the first impression that will dictate the buyer’s mood. Think of the times that you […]


Turning A Home Into A Dream Home

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The evolution of a home into a dream home is one that can happen much quicker and easier than many people think. With a fairly minor expenditure the average home can easily become much more than simply a house. There are a variety of ways that the average home owner can revamp their home to […]


Picture Perfect The Profit Is In The Plan

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As far as home improvements go, landscaping is a solid investment – in fact, a well designed outdoor project can offer a better return than most of those inside the house. Good landscaping can add between seven and 15 per cent value to your home and has a recovery value of 100 to 200 percent, […]


Snow Sells Houses Winter Home Staging

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As our favorite flowers get buried under the snow and the shrubs shed their greenery, it is all too easy for your house and front yard to blend in with all the other white places in your area. But when your house is on the market it is advantageous to have it defined and noticeable, […]


Finding Hidden Treasures

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As a real estate buyer, you have a tremendous opportunity for finding great deals if you look past curb appeal. There is a lot of talk by real estate professionals and real estate articles about curb appeal. It is widely known that improving the curb appeal on a house can get you an extra $10K-$20K+ […]


How To Become An Nfl Player Part 3

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In my first two articles on how to become an NFL player, I discussed the work you need to do to in the class room, the community, and how to take care of your body to increase your odds of becoming an NFL player. You can see these articles at my blog at http://mcsportsfan.blogspot.com. In […]


Home Security How To Spot Suspicious Activity

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In part nine of this series on home security, I am going to giver you a list of things to watch out for to help in spotting possibly suspicious people, its surprising how regularly we miss rather obvious signs that should put us on our guard. 1. Somebody going from house to house, this is […]


Training Your Dog Using A Petsafe Electric Dog Fence Week 3

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If your dog has successfully completed Phases 1 & 2, he is now ready to be off the leash while you are constantly supervising him. DO NOT leave your dog unattended during this phase. It is not uncommon for your dog to associate the training with his leash, or to the trainer, and he may […]


Training Your Dog Using A Petsafe Electric Dog Fence Week 1

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It is important to have as little disruption as possible during your pets’ training sessions. During the training process it is VERY IMPORTANT that you do not let your dog run off lead in the yard with or without wearing the dog fence collar. If you do, it will confuse him and you may have […]


New Yard Trainers Make Outdoor Activities With Pets Easy

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These are great trainers for working in the yard or around the house with your dog because they are so affordable and easy to use, they are ideal for obedience training as well as starting a dog on field commands. The SportDog yard trainers have a 100-yard range that is sufficient to work with dogs […]


West Nile Virus Remains A Persistent Threat

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West Nile Virus, the disease transported by infected mosquitos, continues to remain a threat to the American populace. Already this year, California has recorded over 200 cases resulting in the deaths of five of her residents. With August and September being peak months for this ailment, people across the country are being encouraged to take […]


7 Ways To Grow Flowers

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Flowering landscape trees are the crown jewels of the yard. Perhaps no other plants, individually, can have as great an impact on how a yard looks in spring. Browse the articles to which I’ve linked below for information on particular varieties of flowering landscape trees. Pictures are included. Crape Myrtles: Landscape Trees of the South […]


Training Your Dog Using A Petsafe Electric Dog Fence Week 2

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During Phase 2 Your dog can now experience the higher correction levels of the dog fence collar. Walk your dog within the containment area of the yard and praise + feed meat treats to him. Allow your dog to proceed toward the training flags. When your dog enters the signal field, he will experience an […]


7 Ways To Grow Flowers

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Flowering landscape trees are the crown jewels of the yard. Perhaps no other plants, individually, can have as great an impact on how a yard looks in spring. Browse the articles to which I’ve linked below for information on particular varieties of flowering landscape trees. Pictures are included. Crape Myrtles: Landscape Trees of the South […]


You Re Retired Now What

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For years you’ve lived in that sprawling house where you raised your children . . . it’s home. But now you don’t need all the space and the upkeep is becoming more difficult every year. You now have to consider things that weren’t issues before. When you were younger, you never thought about how many […]


Different Types Of Bird Baths

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Bird baths are an excellent way to attract wild birds of all types into your yard. In addition to drawing your fine feathered friends close, a bird bath can add a decorative touch to any outdoor space. Available in all different shapes, sizes, styles, and budgets, there is the perfect bird bath out there for […]


A Perfect Deck Starts With Redwood

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There are many good reasons that redwood decks are popular among today’s homeowners. Not only do they provide an area for enjoying the outdoors, they also add to the value of a property. In fact, research shows that owners can recoup 100 percent or more of the original investment in an outdoor deck when they […]


6 Ways To Get The Kids Outdoors This Summer

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Summer is time for outdoor fun with your children. However, sometimes the days are long and your ideas are short. Here are some ideas to help you make sure your active ones are busy and getting lots of fresh air this summer. Flat You Lay on the sidewalk and take turns outlining each other. Decorate […]


7 Ways To Grow Flowers

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Flowering landscape trees are the crown jewels of the yard. Perhaps no other plants, individually, can have as great an impact on how a yard looks in spring. Browse the articles to which I’ve linked below for information on particular varieties of flowering landscape trees. Pictures are included. Crape Myrtles: Landscape Trees of the South […]