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  • How To Avoid Being A Victim Of Violent Crime...
  • Can Music Change Your Life?...
  • Fun Facts and Laughs: Cholesterol Myths, Websites To Keep You Informed, And More...
  • Trivia Challenge: Win Two Free Movie Tickets
  • Real Estate Q&A: What Advice Do You Have for First-Time Homebuyers?
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Lyn Trayte Lyn Trayte
Dominic and Co Int'l Real Estate
Phone: 602-739-0095

Dear Lyn...

Nobody wants to think about it, but violent crime can happen to anyone. In today’s Service For Life!® Free consumer newsletter, you’ll get tips to prevent looking like an easy target and things you can do to reduce your risk of an attack.

You’ll also learn the types of music to listen to relax or be more productive, the best websites for news stories, plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more. But first...

Lyn Trayte

Lyn Trayte, REALTOR®
Dominic and Co Int'l Real Estate

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They may be people who are moving out of town this summer and need to sell their home before they go. Help them out in a big way by getting my easy checklist of inexpensive ways to make buyers instantly attracted to a home. It’s all included in my Free Consumer Report "Make Your Home Show Like A Model Without Breaking The Bank". To request a copy for a friend, simply email me by clicking here.
Today's Brain Teaser . . .
What is put on the table and cut, but never eaten?

  (see answer below)
How To Avoid Violent Crime
Incidence of personal violence has dropped to its lowest levels in decades, but you should still know how to protect yourself. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, there are several strategies to stay safe. Here are the most useful tips organized around four common life situations:

In your car:

  • Keep your doors locked and windows rolled up in stop-and-go traffic and at stoplights.
  • Leave space between you and the car ahead when stopped so you can escape the line of traffic if necessary.
Walking around:

  • Don’t look like a victim. Criminals often decide on victims based on body language. Make direct eye contact with people around you, keep your head up, and your phone in your pocket or purse.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street. If a person is following you, quickly go into an open store or restaurant. Don’t be afraid to yell for help.
When exercising:

  • Don’t walk or jog alone early in the morning or late at night when the streets are deserted.
  • If you do exercise alone, let a “safe buddy” know where you’re going, and to alert authorities if you don’t check back in at a pre-appointed time.
At night:

  • Of course you should park in a well-lit area close to exits, but also have your key out and ready as you approach your car door or house.
  • Carry a bright flashlight, pepper spray, or a personal alarm/whistle. Websites like and sell these types of inexpensive devices to help you stay safe.
If someone tries to rob you, give up your property and not your life. If you are robbed or assaulted, report the crime to the police. Try to give a detailed description of the attacker to help prevent someone else from becoming a victim.
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Warning Before You Sell Your Home...
Don’t put your home on the market without my Free Consumer Guide titled, “How To Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home.” My exclusive report will give you all the facts for a fast, top dollar sale. To request your copy, email me by clicking here.
Change Your Life With Music
Music is an important part of life for many people, but did you know it can affect everything from eating to productivity? Choose your playlist wisely – you don’t want to accidentally listen to “sleeptime” music when you’re completing a big project for work! The tempo, or beats per minute (BPM) of music can affect your heart rate and brain waves. Find the BPM of songs you like at Here are the best types to listen to if you are –

  • Eating – Happy songs without lyrics in a slower tempo, according to a study by psychologists, will help you eat at a slower pace and actually take fewer bites per minute, to help you digest and prevent overeating (BPM varies – try around 60).

  • Relaxing – Classical, not jazz or electronic, tends to affect your brain waves to help you relax and slow down, and can even lower blood pressure. Try listening to music by the composer Vivaldi (about 90 BPM). Look for music that relaxes you, then check the BPM. That’s the number that works best for you.

  • Improving performance – Whether you’re working out or cleaning the house, play your favorite music. Studies say your favorite music makes you happier, can boost distance/time of workout (or cleaning time), and make the task more enjoyable (try songs over 100 BPM).

  • Waking up/staying awake – Not surprisingly, faster songs can help you wake up or stay awake. Very fast songs are great for staying awake during long car rides. Think techno or swing jazz (150 BPM and higher is perfect).

  • Saving a life – “Stayin’ Alive” by the BeeGees is a song almost everyone knows, and it’s the perfect tempo for correct CPR compressions! If you’re ever called upon to perform this life-saving procedure, just sing this song to yourself and time compressions to the rhythm (120 BPM).
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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!

A big thank you to Mary Lange who is continually passing my name on to friends & family as well as calling me for her own real estate needs.. I appreciate your friendship and loyalty.

Fun Facts and Laughs

Cholesterol Myths Revealed . . .

There’s a lot of talk about keeping your diet low in cholesterol, but it’s a misunderstood diet component. For example, did you know...

  • Fat-free and low-fat items are not always best for you and your cholesterol levels. Your body needs good fats found in foods like avocado, salmon, and nuts. Those low-fat labels may be hiding extra sugar or preservatives.

  • If you take medication for cholesterol, that doesn’t mean you can eat anything you want. Your liver makes cholesterol, and drugs to lower cholesterol just lower how much your liver makes. If you’re eating lots of food with cholesterol, you’re working against your prescription drugs.

  • You may have heard seafood is high in fat – it’s actually high in fatty acids that help raise the good cholesterol in your body.

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Websites To Keep You Informed. . . - Read the latest news about technology from all over the web, all in one spot. - Get a quick roundup of national news, interesting stories, and editorials. - Listen to news from around the world from a listener-supported organization.

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Odd Hobbies . . .

Pooktre art is a way of shaping trees into sculptures as they grow .

Hikaru dorodango is a hobby that entails polishing...dirt!

Extreme dog grooming has been all the rage in China where dogs are clipped to look like tigers, buffalo and even dragons.

Geocaching is a worldwide hobby where you find caches (hidden treasures) by locating their GPS coordinates.

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Have A Laugh — Just Kidding . . .

At the end of a job interview, the Human Resources representative asks a young engineer fresh out of college, “And what starting salary are you looking for?”

The engineer replies, “Around $100,000 a year, plus benefits of course.”

The interviewer asks, “Well, what would you say to that plus 6 weeks of paid vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years. How does a BMW sound?”

The engineer gets a big smile on his face and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?”

The interviewer replies, “Sure, but you started it.”

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Trivia Challenge for the Month...
“Who Else Wants To Win Two Free Movie Tickets?”
Guess who won last month's Trivia Question? I'm pleased to announce the lucky winner of last month's quiz. And the winner is...drum roll please: Dorothy Szymkowski was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question.

What does S.O.S. stands for?

a) Save our Souls   b) Save our Ship   c) Send Out Succor
d) SOS does not stand for anything

The answer is d) SOS does not stand for anything. It was first used by the German government in 1905 before becoming the worldwide signal for distress. Let’s move on to this month's trivia question.

What’s the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box?

a) Bingo  
b) Rover  
c) Jack  
d) Fido

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Brain Teaser Answer:
A deck of cards
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Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q.  What advice can you give to first-time homebuyers?

A. The best advice is to learn from the mistakes of others. Here are three common examples:

  1. Not knowing what you can afford. Examine your budget, get a copy of your credit report, and sit down with a qualified lender to determine how much of a loan you can afford. Feel free to ask me for a list of lender recommendations, then make sure you comparison shop for a mortgage.

  2. Forgetting to consider the overall costs of home ownership. You can make the monthly payment, but remember to add in the cost for homeowners’ insurance, property taxes, utility costs, plus maintenance.

  3. Paying too much for a beautifully staged home. The home looks perfect, but will it look that way when you move in your furniture?
If you’re buying a home for the first time, you should have a copy of my Free Consumer Report called, “Top 10 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid.” Call me and I’ll send a copy out to you.

Do you have a real estate question you want answered? Feel free to call me at 602-739-0095 or email me by clicking here. Perhaps I’ll feature it in my next issue!

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