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Inside This Issue...
  • Lots of building in Mariana!
  • Focus In On Eye Health...
  • Prepare Yourself To Ace Your Next Job Interview...
  • First Annual Block Party a success in the rain!@#
  • Fun Facts and Laughs:   Funny Words Of Wisdom,
         Best Pets If You're Allergic, And More...
  • Bunks to "fill in" while I'm in rehab (total knee)
  • Real Estate Q&A:   What Are Common Home-Buying Mistakes?
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Dear Friend...

Do you know the best questions to ask at a job interview? The key to a great interview is preparation and in today's Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter you'll get tips for answering job interview questions along with 3 smart questions to ask any employer.

You'll also learn about eye health and the importance of regular check-ups plus funny jokes, neighborhood update, and lots more.

To health, success and laughter in your life!


Nancy Baxter, REALTOR®

Today's Brain Teaser . . .
What do asphalt, crayons, and deodorant have in common?

  (answer below)
Focus In On Eye Health . . .
Millions of people have undetected vision problems, and you or your family members may be among them. These simple steps will help you understand and protect your eyes:

Schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one or two years, even if you think your vision is fine. Have your children's eyes checked at regular intervals. If your child has headaches or difficulty at school, it might be due to a vision problem. Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is the most common cause of eye impairment in childhood.

Another reason to go? Studies show that eye doctors may be the first to detect serious conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes because they look directly at the eyes' blood vessels.

Eat these eye "super foods": spinach, salmon, walnuts, berries, orange bell peppers, broccoli, soy, eggs, avocados and (yes) carrots. They contain valuable nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E, beta carotene and zinc as well as lutein and zeaxanthin. Eating them will help prevent aged-related macular degeneration (which causes blurred vision and blind spots).

Learn your family's eye-health history. People with a family history of some eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, are at increased risk of developing them. Talk with your eye doctor to confirm diagnosis.

Reduce eye strain. To avoid computer vision syndrome (headaches, dry and tired eyes), use the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.

Wear protective goggles when handling power tools or chemicals. Did you know half of all eye injuries happen as a result of doing regular household chores? Buy safety goggles at any hardware store and use them.

Wear sunglasses, even when it's hazy. Look for shades that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation – and make you look cool!
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Neighborhoods are "taking shape"!

9 of 10 homes occupied at Deer Meadow Ridge and 4 new, pre-sold homes to be completed this fall at the Overlook at Mariana! 




Nearly every residence was represented at the
First Annual Neighborhood "block party" this month.......Koentopp's Cajun Boils catered the event and residents (both Overlook and Deer Meadow Ridge) brought sides/desserts!  I managed to select the day with the worst weather in months!  Everyone had great attitude and fun!  Click here for quick photos of the event!

Prepare Yourself To Ace Your Next Job Interview . . .
The key to a great job interview is preparation. Here are four essential tips to set yourself apart from the rest...

Plan ahead for these questions:
  • Tell me about yourself.
    Talk about specific skills and accomplishments but be concise. If you think you're talking too much, you probably are. Save some of the examples for later in the interview.

  • Why should I hire you?
    Learn everything you can about the company and specifically what you can contribute to it.

  • Why did you leave your last job?
    Interviewers want to see if you'll badmouth your employer. Put a positive spin (e.g. no room for promotion) on the reason.

  • What is your biggest weakness?
    No one is perfect. Cite a weakness (pick one that wouldn't be a requirement in this job) and what you're doing about it. ("I wasn't proficient at spread sheets so I took a course in Excel.") Don't disguise a strength ("I like to work too hard.") as a weakness. The interviewer has heard that one before.

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
    Talk about moving up in their company.
Think of it as a conversation, not a Q&A session. You want to know if the job is right for you as much as the interviewer wants to know if you're a good fit. Don't waste time on chit-chat (or immediately bring up salary).

Be ready when they ask if you have questions. For example:
  1. How long has this position existed and how long has it been open?
  2. What are the most important responsibilities of the job and how would you measure my success in accomplishing them?
  3. What projects would I immediately be taking on?
Close by telling them that you want the position (if that's true). It removes any doubts and leaves a positive impression.
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Bunker's Temporary Promotion.........

I'm headed in for total knee replacement on October 3rd.  Not to worry, Bunks and Chicken will be here to handle things.......
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Fun Facts and Laughs . . .

Funny Words Of Wisdom . . .
  • A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
  • You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
  • Having one child makes you a parent; having two makes you a referee.
  • Sure I can keep secrets. It's the people I tell them to who can't.

Best Pets If You're Allergic . . .

There are no totally hypoallergenic pets, but these are the best choices if you have allergies:
  • Portuguese Water Dog  (look who's #1)
  • Sphynx cat (hairless)
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Standard Poodle
  • Bichon Frise
  • American Labradoodle
  • Goldfish

Want A Good Laugh? . . .

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You may want to submit your own!
Have A Real Estate Or Home-Ownership Question You Want Answered?
Maybe you want to know how much your home is worth. Or maybe you just need a recommendation for a handyman, carpet cleaner or plumber...

Either way, I love hearing from all of my good friends and clients. And I'm always looking to answer pressing questions you might have about anything relating to real estate or home-ownership. If you have a question, tip or idea, please feel free to call me at: 970-231-7700 or email me by clicking here. I'm here to help!

The center of the Earth is how many miles below the surface?

a) 2,000   b) 4,000   
c) 8,000   d) 10,000

The answer is b) 4,000 miles (at the equator). The distance at the poles is slightly less because the Earth isn't a perfect sphere.

Check out the action at the Overlook:






View from 276 Two Moons Drive could be yours!

north fork lake view

Brain Teaser Answer:
They are made from petroleum.

5255 Deer Meadow Court is available!  Wonderful opportunity to move right in to this fabulous home!  View the virtual tour:  5255
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Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q.  What are the most common home-buying mistakes?

A.  First, you should work with a REALTOR®, a professional who will guide you through the process and help you avoid these pitfalls:

Not knowing how much house you can afford. Mortgage calculators are available online. Be sure to factor in such items as property taxes, maintenance and insurance.

Not shopping for loan options. You need to know your credit score, get pre-qualified and pre-approved.

Not including mortgage financing and professional inspection contingencies in the contract. The mortgage financing clause saves you if the home doesn't appraise for the offered price; the inspection clause allows you to negotiate (or cancel the deal) if an inspector finds problems.

Falling in love with a house without considering all the facts, such as structural flaws, location, neighborhood and potential for resale.
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