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Service For Life! ®
Insider Tips for Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Living
Inside This Issue...

  • Lots of Building goin' on!
  • Need Pain Relief?  Try This...
  • Should You Get A Flu Shot?  Consider These Facts...
  • Suspense is over......Bunks reveals his Halloween costume!
  • New residents at Deer Meadow Ridge!  Full house......for now.....
  • Mariana real estate update
  • Real Estate Q&A: How Important Is Landscaping In Buying
         Or Selling A House?
  • Scenes from Mariana
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Nancy Baxter
Nancy Baxter
Phone: 970-231-7700
Email: Nancy@NancyBaxter.com

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Dear Friend...

If you suffer from pain, particularly from your back, fibromyalgia, or migraines, you should try a simple healing technique practiced for centuries and recommend by top doctors today. You'll learn all about it in my latest Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter.  Tune in to an update from Bunker on his west Loveland properties.....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® 
Today's Brain Teaser . . .
You have a fox, a chicken and a sack of grain. You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. If you leave the fox with the chicken he will eat it; if you leave the chicken with the grain he will eat it. How can you get all three across safely?   (answer below)

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Bunks working with the survey crew.

 

                                                              Digging the hole for lots 9 & 10!

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DSC01876.JPG  New foundation at the Overlook at Mariana!
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Bunks is checking forms at new Deer Meadow Ridge foundation........
Should You Get A Flu Shot?  Consider These Facts...
Despite all the publicity and serious worldwide concern about the H1N1 flu virus last year, many U.S. adults chose not to get vaccinated. As flu seasons approaches, here are some points to consider:

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control reiterates that the flu is a contagious disease that can be life-threatening. They estimated that 60 million Americans contracted the H1N1 virus by March 2010. Some 270,000 were hospitalized and more than 12,000 died.

The 2010-2011 vaccine will protect against 2009 H1N1 and two other flu viruses (an H3N2 virus and an influenza B). People who got the 2009 H1N1 vaccine (or had that flu) should still get the 2010-2011 vaccine.

The CDC recommends that all people six months and older be vaccinated each year. Adults only need one shot while some children will need two. A new, higher-dosage vaccine will be available for people 65 and older. Most flu occurs from November through May. You should get the vaccine as soon as it is available in your area.

For flu prevention tips, see: www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits/index.htm
 Need Pain Relief?  Try This . . .
If you're looking to relieve pain – try meditation. People all over the world have recognized the benefits of meditation for thousands of years. And recent studies show even brief training in meditation can help ease pain.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte researchers found that students who received a single hour of mindfulness training over three days significantly reduced their awareness and sensitivity to pain. Other studies show that meditation is particularly helpful to people who suffer from chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and migraines. Here's how you can get started:

Understand that most types of meditation have four elements in common: 1) a quiet location, 2) a specific and comfortable posture, 3) a focus of attention, and 4) an open attitude.

Try this 3-minute exercise called A.C.E. recommended by Psychologist Elisha Goldstein, PhD. Do it several times a day:
  • Awareness. Spend 60 seconds becoming aware of what is happening right now in your thoughts and emotions.

  • Collecting. Spend another 60 seconds collecting your attention on your breathing. Notice where you are breathing most prominently your nose, chest or belly.

  • Expanding. Spend another 60 seconds expanding your awareness into your physical body and noticing sensations like tingling, warmth, pain and coolness at specific sites.

Practice. Dr. Robert Bonakdar from the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine says the idea is to relax your body and become aware of your pain without judging it or fixating on it. Instead of running away from pain, come to terms with it. The reduced tension helps ease pain.

Educate yourself. You can buy books and tapes on all kinds of meditation techniques (mindfulness meditation, mantra meditation, relaxation response, guided imagery etc.) or seek out information on the internet. Try different techniques to see which one best suits you. If you have chronic pain, you might consider taking formal training.
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Yep!  He's going to be a DOG for Halloween!
(We all know Bunks thinks he's a person!)
Please Welcome Our Newest
Deer Meadow Ridge Homeowners..... . Roland and AnneMarie Stollsteimer, relocating from New York.....
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Thanks so much for thinking of me with your referrals when you, your family or friends need a caring and competent REALTOR®:

Brain Teaser Answer:
Take the chicken over first. Go back and bring the grain next, but instead of leaving the chicken with the grain, come back with the chicken. Leave the chicken on the first side and take the fox with you. Leave it on the other side with the grain. Finally, go back over and get the chicken and bring it over.
Mariana Real Estate Update:

Things have been very busy here at Mariana Butte in west Loveland.  Be sure to stop by and take a look!  Send your friends, too!    Bunks and I can arrange for a move to an existing home at the Overlook or on Boedecker Lake at Mariana Cove Lot 11 at Deer Meadow Ridge, with a western view across the golf course to Rocky Mountain National Park, will be ready to move in next May.  Write it up now and make this YOUR semi-custom home!  For more information on all of my listings, visit my website:  www.NancyBaxter.com
Real Estate Q & A . . .

Q.  How Important Is Landscaping In Buying Or Selling A House?

A.  Good landscaping can increase your home's resale value by 14 percent, according to the Associated Landscape Contractors of America. Better curb appeal may speed up the sale by as much as six weeks.

Professionals recommend that you invest 10 percent of your home's value in landscaping. More than just plantings, this includes structural features such as lighting, outdoor rooms, fences and pools. Here are some helpful tips:

Determine what you need. Are you landscaping to sell your home or to enjoy the property yourself for the longer term.

Get professional guidance. Depending on the scope of your project and budget, consider hiring an arborist, a landscape designer or a certified landscape architect. Ask friends for recommendations or search web sites such as the one for The American Society of Landscape Architects.

Develop a plan. Set your priorities what needs to be done (have you solved that drainage problem?) versus what you'd like to do (put in an outdoor entertainment area). If you take a piecemeal approach, the result will look disorganized and cost you more money in the long run.

If you have any questions, or need capable and trustworthy representation, please email me at nancy@NancyBaxter.com.
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Sunrise at the Overlook and Buckingham Lake......
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View from the east.........
 
 

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No rest for the wicked!  Off to set the "trap-line"

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 Actually, there IS an end to the day! 

Live the Dream at Mariana Butte!

 

 

 

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