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

  • How To Be "Emergency Ready"...
  • Tech-Savvy Shopping Strategies...
  • Neighborhood tours
  • Fun Facts and Laughs:   Popular Baby Names,
         Quick Furniture Fixes, And More...
  • Crazy Colorado Weather!
  • Bunker's favorite fall activity!
  • Real Estate Q&A:   What Routine Home Maintenance Should Be
         Done Each Year?
 
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209913_1918366913427_1069639638_2213701_5354064_o Nancy Baxter

Phone: 970-231-7700
Email: nancy@nancybaxter.com
www.nancybaxter.com
 

Dear Friend...

Do you know what you'll need if the unexpected were to happen? In today's Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter you'll get a basic primer in emergency preparedness along with a simple checklist for what should be included in your Emergency Kit.

You'll also learn about some technology tools to save time and money when shopping, plus funny jokes, neighborhood updates, check in on what Bunker's up to this fall, and lots more.

To health, success and laughter in your life!

Nanc

Nancy Baxter, REALTOR®
 
Today's Brain Teaser . . .
Peacocks are birds that do not lay eggs. So how do baby peachicks arrive into this world?

  (see answer below)
How To Be "Emergency Ready" . . .
What would your family do if your area had a devastating emergency like the Japanese earthquake or other natural disaster? Would you be prepared?

This week, before anything happens that will threaten your safety, take time to build adequate supplies of things you will need for an emergency situation. Specify a place in your home where everything you need can be easily gathered by anyone in the family. Here are five things you will need:

  1. Water is essential. It is almost free too. You can purchase and store the recommended one gallon of water per person per day. Or you can also fill bottles yourself. Recycle used 2-liter soda bottles or inexpensive pitchers or other containers. Refill the containers every few months and keep a record on your calendar so you don't forget.
  2. Non-perishable cans that are stacked easily are the best way to store food. All types of foods come as canned goods but be sure your emergency kit includes what you enjoy eating. It's no fun to force yourself to eat something you don't like. Also, choose a balanced variety of beans, soups, fruits and vegetables. Replenish your stocks by rotating with your pantry at the same time you refill your water supplies.
  3. Keep flashlights and extra batteries on hand. Candles and oil lamps are also good to have in case the batteries run low on the flashlights.
  4. Stash some cash because you will not be able to use the debit card if the power is out. Make sure the money supply includes coins and small bills.
  5. Basic first aid supplies should be stored with the rest of the emergency kit. Include an anti-diarrheal product, pain medication, bandages, antibiotic cream, hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol, tweezers and cotton balls.
Fun things to do like playing cards and board games are not essential but will be welcomed in an emergency too. Find out more ways to be emergency prepared by visiting www.ready.gov.
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Scenes from the "hood" 
4 new homes (pre-sold) at the Overlook to be completed soon! 
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Deer Meadow Ridge has just two more buildings to go!   Lots 13 and 14 offer fabulous western views that include Big Thompson Canyon as well as the Twin Peaks!  Lot 2 is the last lake lot available......hurry to reserve this special lot!  


Spec home at 5255 is ready to move in today!
  (click address for virtual tour)

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Save Thousands When Buying Or Financing!
Did you know there's a free consumer report revealing ways to save time and money when buying a home? It's called "8 Secrets For Saving Thousands When Finding, Buying and Financing Your Next Home," and it's great even if you're not planning to buy soon. To get your free copy email me by clicking here, or call me at: 970-231-7700
Tech-Savvy Shopping Strategies . . .
Gone are the days where you had to run around from one store to the next taking notes and trying to make sure you get the best quality product for the best possible price.

With the technology available today, it only takes a few minutes to get really good products at the lowest prices. Here are a few tips and online tools I find helpful when comparing products:

Take the time to learn what others think about the products you want to purchase. From a major appliance replacement to a new computer, you can find out about the range in opinion from these two good resources: www.epinions.com and www.consumerreview.com.

You can know if you're getting the best deal with tools that actually search several sites for you and compare merchant prices side-by-side. It sure beats having to go to one site at a time and write it all down. Try using the tools at www.nextag.com or www.pricegrabber.com.

Set yourself up for email alerts on the big ticket items and travel. A fun site is www.yahooshopping.com where they will send you an email alert when the price reaches your target. Many travel sites will let you know about airline prices with an email alert too. It's possible to save a hundred dollars or more from these special deal alerts from websites like www.tripadvisor.com.

Join newsgroups to stay on top of the prices and quality of items that you plan to purchase. A bonus to doing your comparative shopping this way is you can participate in an active community of people you can get to know and even forge long term relationships. Check out several groups to find one who seems to match your style. Start with these two very popular sites: www.googlegroups.com and www.squidoo.com/groups.

With these online tools at your finger tips, finding the best deal is only a few clicks away. Try these resources when hunting for your next purchase and let me know what you think.
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Record high temps on Monday, 24th..........
Then came the October snow storm two days later!
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Next day, beautiful sunshine again!
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Colorado weather certainly is NOT boring!
Make your plans to move to Mariana Butte NOW!


Would You Like To Know How Much Your Neighbor's Home Listed Or Sold For?
Maybe you're just curious. Or perhaps you're thinking of selling soon and want to know how much your home is worth. Either way, I can help...with no "sales pitches" or runarounds. Just email me by clicking here, or call me at: 970-231-7700 and I'll give you all the facts.
Fun Facts and Laughs . . .

Popular Baby Names . . .

Here are the most registered names in 2010 according to the Social Security Administration:
  • For boys, parent's top five choices are currently Jacob, Ethan, Michael, Jayden and William.

  • For girls, the five trendiest names are Isabella, Sophia, Emma, Olivia and Ava.

  • For twins, the number one combinations are Jacob/Joshua, Ella/Emma, and Madison/Mason.

Quick Furniture Fixes . . .

Bring shabby furniture to new life by hiding the little scratches and dings with a simple permanent marker. More tips at: www.familyhandyman.com


Want A Good Laugh? . . .

I wonder why?:
  • The evening news is where they begin the program with "Good Evening" then they proceed to tell you why it isn't.

  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism and to steal from many is research.
While lots of dogs are gearing up for Halloween,
Bunker is in the crowd enamored w/Tebow!
(Chicken's beak is somewhat "out of joint")
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As you prepare for and enjoy the holiday season, please be sure to stay with my newsletters and expect some exciting updates regarding current and future neighborhoods at Mariana Butte!
Brain Teaser Answer:
Peacocks are male peafowl. Female peafowl are called peahens, while baby peafowl are peachicks. The peahens lay the baby peachick eggs.
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.
Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q.  What routine home maintenance should be done each year?

A.  Don't feel overwhelmed by the task of regular maintenance. Most of caring for your home is a matter of keeping things clean and free of corroding dust and grime. Read the label on the cleaning product to make sure it is safe for the surface you are cleaning.

Add these often-neglected areas to your calendar to save yourself from major repairs:

Have your heating and air conditioning unit inspected annually and also replace your air filters at least once a year. Inspect the chimney every two years. Change the batteries on your smoke alarms twice per year (easy to remember when daylight savings time changes).

Watch for needed repair to siding or trim. Check rain gutters each month and keep them clean by removing leaves and other debris. Apply weather stripping to windows and doors as air leaks develop. Touch up paint on both inside and outside walls to keep your home fresh and beautiful.

You can get more home maintenance tips at: www.nahb.org.
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