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Insider Tips for Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Living
Inside This Issue...
  • Announcing my new listings at the Overlook at Mariana!
  • Bunker:  "Working like a dog!"
  • What Food Manufacturers Don't Want You To Know...
  • Fun Facts and Laughs:  How To Design Your Own Dollar,
        Arnold Schwarzenegger's Payday For Terminator 2, And More...
  • Real Estate Q&A: How can I make my home healthier for my family?
  • The "pot of gold" is at Mariana Butte!
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Nancy Baxter, Broker Associate
Phone: 970-231-7700
Email: nancy@charter-homes.com
www.nancybaxter.com

Dear Friend...

More photos and homes at Mariana Butte in Loveland!   You can always keep up with what's happening by checking my BLOG!

Do you read the nutrition and ingredients labels on the foods you buy? They're confusing and it seems to be getting worse every day.

Enjoy your issue, and please feel free to call me whenever a friend, family member or neighbor needs a caring, competent real estate professional to help with buying or selling.

To health, success and laughter in your life!

Nancy Baxter

Nancy Baxter, REALTOR®
Nancy Baxter

PS. If you're in the market to sell your home (or buy a home), pick up a copy of my Free Consumer Report "12 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring Any Real Estate Agent". Simply email me to get this helpful resource for yourself or a friend: nancy@charter-homes.com, or call me at: 970-231-7700

Today's Brain Teaser . . .
What is Eyjafjallajokull?   (answer below)
New listings at the Overlook at Mariana!
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Bunker has more ground to cover...check out the new wheels!
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Nancy's Prudential buddies, Kim Schulz (pictured below) and Tina Walker (with the bears) are here to take some of the load off of "Bunks".
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 Chris and Sheila Huynh's new home at Deer Meadow Ridge is progressing!   5266 Deer Meadow Court is ready for the lucky buyer to choose their own finishes!
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What Food Manufacturers Don't Want You To Know . . .
If a product is advertised as "natural" and "organic," it's good for you, right? That's not necessarily the case. While the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has taken some enforcement actions against companies, food labels still need improving. Don't be fooled: Here's what to look for to select the healthiest products for your family.
  • "Zero trans fat." That may be true but it could mean the product is high in saturated fat. Be sure to read the Nutrition Facts label for the full story.
  • "Low calorie" or "Reduced fat." Compared to what? Chances are the company has a previous, higher calorie version of the product.
  • "Made with real fruit." That may be in the form of a concentrate and the primary ingredient may be sugar. You're better off eating an apple.
  • "Natural." This word isn't regulated. To be sure a product is natural, buy from a local farmer or buy food that is certified organic by the USDA.
  • Ingredient label tricks. Since ingredients are listed in order of their proportion in the product, the first three are what you're primarily eating. A manufacturer may use various sugars (sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, dextrose etc.) in the product so the word "sugar" isn't listed first.
  • Combining healthy ingredients. The actual amount of the healthy ingredients may put them at the end of the list. By combining them into a "blend" or "mix" they can make it to the top.
  • "Yeast extract." It's a labeling trick to hide monosodium glutamate (MSG), which can cause side effects for people sensitive to this additive.
  • Using the word "wheat." All flour derived from wheat can be called "wheat flour," even if it's processed. The key is to look for "whole grain wheat flour" on the ingredient list to make sure you're eating whole wheat.

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Feeling Scrunched In Your Current Home? Want to Search the MLS?
Maybe you just had a child and you need more space. Or have that nagging claustrophobic feeling. Or maybe you just need a positive change in your environment. Either way, I can help. My service programs can help you find the perfect home. It's easier than you think. My partnership with Jessica Foster at Prospect Mortgage allows me to set you up to search the MLS on your own!  Then, Jessica is available to answer all of your financing questions!  Just send me an email by clicking here, or call me at: 970-231-7700. My promise: there's never any pressure or hassle - I'm here to help!  
 

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Fun Facts and Laughs . . .
How To Design Your Own Dollar . . .
Arnold Schwarzenegger's Payday For Terminator 2 . . .
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger received a salary of $15 million for "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." The 700 words he spoke translate to $21,429 per word. "Hasta la vista, baby" cost $85,716!
Have A Laugh:  Wacky Definitions . . .
  • Egotist:  someone me-deep in conversation.
  • Handkerchief:  cold storage.
  • Committee:  a group that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
  • Mosquito:  an insect that makes you like flies better.
  • Heroes:  what a guy in a boat does.
  • Antique:  An item your grandparents bought, your parents got rid of and you're buying again.

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Thank You! Thank You!
Thanks to all of my clients and friends who support my practice and graciously referred me to your friends and neighbors! Rather than pester people with unwanted calls and visits, I build my business based on the positive comments and referrals from people just like you. I couldn't do it without you!

Nancy Walters, buyer at Mariana Pointe
Don Riedel, The Group, Inc.
Kurt Skott, Custom On-Site Builders
Andrea Dunlap, Remax Alliance, Fort Collins
Brain Teaser Answer:
It's the name of the Icelandic volcano whose eruption caused travel chaos in April. By the way, it’s pronounced "AY-uh-fyat-luh-YOE-kuutl-uh."
Thanks For Thinking of Me!
Did you know I can help you or any of your friends or family save time and money when buying or selling a home? Thanks for keeping me in mind with your referrals...and spreading the word about my services.
 And, FINALLY, the pot of gold is at Mariana Butte!
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Real Estate Q&A . . .
Q.  How can I make my home healthier for my family?

A. Whether you have an older home or a new one, you can make your home healthier by following these seven basic principles recommended by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  1. Keep your home dry. Check for external and internal leaks in roofing and plumbing. Moisture invites mold, which can cause serious problems.
  2. Keep it clean. Clean surfaces frequently to control allergy-causing dust.
  3. Keep it safe. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Have fire extinguishers available on each floor.
  4. Keep it well-ventilated. Increase the amount of fresh air, which improves respiratory health.
  5. Keep it pest free. Seal cracks and openings to keep the critters out and store all food securely.
  6. Keep it contaminant free. Check for deteriorating lead-based paint in homes built before 1978. Have your home tested for radon.
  7. Keep it well maintained. Routinely inspect your home and make repairs. Better to fix small problems before they become bigger ones.
If you have any questions, or need capable and trustworthy representation, please email me at nancy@charter-homes.com.

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