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  • How Safe Is The Air You're Breathing At Home?...
  • Don't Use Your Smartphone To Shop Or Pay Bills Until...
  • Fun Facts and Laughs: 4 Grocery Store Rip-Offs, Learn To Dance Online, And More...
  • Trivia Challenge: Win Two Free Movie Tickets
  • Real Estate Q&A: What Should You Consider Before Selling Your Home?...
 
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Lyn Trayte Lyn Trayte
Dominic and Co Int'l Real Estate
Phone: 602-739-0095
Email: lyn.trayte@gmail.com
 

Dear Lyn...

Could dirty air in your home be causing health problems? Several recent health studies show that the air you breathe at home may be more polluted than standing next to a freeway all day! In today’s Service For Life!® Free consumer newsletter, I’ll show you four easy ways to make the air in your home or office cleaner.

You’ll also learn how to protect your identity when shopping or paying bills with your phone, and the four items you should never buy at a grocery store – plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more.

Lyn Trayte

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

P.S.  When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information I provide?

They may be people wanting to move in the coming year, and you can tell them about my Free Consumer Report: "How To Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home". Mentioning this guide will be a huge help to them because it shows how to net the most money from a home sale in the least amount of time. To request a copy for a friend, simply email me by clicking here.
 
Today's Brain Teaser . . .
During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the director what the criteria are that define whether a patient should be institutionalized.

“Well,” said the director, “we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub.”

Okay, here’s your test:
1. Would you use the teaspoon?
2. Would you use the teacup?
3. Would you use the bucket?

  (see answer below)
Is The Air In Your Home Safe?
The air you’re breathing in your house and office may be more polluted than the air in a smog-filled city. You might be breathing in harmful mold, chemicals, pet dander, pollen, and bacteria, any of which can lead to asthma and allergy attacks or lung infections. Here are the four best ways to reduce your risk of health problems from dirty air:
 
  1. Reduce indoor moisture. Mold and bacteria particles in the air thrive in moist environments. Using ventilation fans in areas of the home with high humidity and running an air conditioner can help lower humidity. Water-damaged carpet or building materials should be completely dried or replaced. Don’t forget the basement, attic, and crawl spaces – if you see water condensing on your walls, you may want to operate a dehumidifier in these areas.

  2. Bring outside air in. Sometimes the weather doesn’t permit it, but opening a window can improve circulation and usher out airborne bacteria and chemicals. Running a window or attic fan and always using vent fans in kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms will keep the air moving in and out of your home.

  3. Keep things clean. Vacuum carpets and sofas weekly if possible, with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. Washing bed sheets in hot water reduces dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens. Allergy-sensitive people should use allergen-blocking pillowcases and mattress covers. Mattress protectors range from $10 to $40, or several hundred dollars for higher-quality fabric on Amazon.com.

  4. Eliminate toxic chemicals. You may want to consider an air purifier, but research varies on the effectiveness of products that filter the air. You’re better off removing contaminates from your home rather than trying to filter them out of the air. Try finding non-toxic cleaners and using non-chemical pest control methods.
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Thinking Of Buying A Home Soon?
If you’re planning to buy a home in the next 6 months, you’ll want a copy of my Free consumer guide, “7 Secrets For Saving Thousands When Financing Your Next Home.” My exclusive report will help you avoid frustrations and costly pitfalls when buying a home. To request your copy, email me by clicking here.
Avoid Identity Theft When Using
Your Smartphone
Shopping online or paying bills with your mobile device is convenient, but how can you make sure your financial data is secure? Here’s how to safeguard your bank account information:
 
  • Be cautious with free Wi-Fi access points. Don’t use your phone over a public Wi-Fi network when handling financial matters. If it can’t wait, create your own hotspot on your phone. Check with your mobile service provider to see how to enable a hotspot.

  • Use your bank’s mobile app. Your bank has the proper security settings for their smartphone applications. You can set up your bill pay options online using your home computer, and then use your mobile phone in the future to pay instantly.

  • Use trusted vendors for all apps. Only download applications, even those not related to paying bills or shopping online, from well-known vendors such as Apple or Google. Hackers may have infected other apps with a program to steal your information.
If you suspect your identity was stolen, report the issue right away. The Electronic Fund Transfer Act protects your mobile payments but there are limits. Within two days, you’re likely to be completely covered, but after that your liability may increase.
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Fun Facts and Laughs

Never Purchase These 4 Items At Grocery Stores . . .

These four items are more expensive at supermarkets:
 
  • Pre-packaged spices. Often you can buy these in bulk from health or ethnic food stores, get just the amount you need, for half the cost.

  • Bottled salad dressing. Try making your own dressing with pre-mix packages found in the same aisle, or one with oil and vinegar.

  • Pre-paid credit cards. These are the gift cards with a credit card logo that take a big chunk for fees (it can be up to $5 per card). You can buy a gift card from a store or restaurant directly and save.

  • Batteries. You might be tempted to grab a pack as you’re checking out, but buying at bulk stores can save you up to 70%.
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Learn To Dance Online With These Websites . . .

www.ballroomdancers.com – Great free website with videos that teach positions for ballroom dance, including the tango, waltz, and cha-cha. You can even purchase music and participate in forums with other dance students and instructors.

www.idance.net – Nearly 2,000 lessons for all kinds of dance, from Bollywood to the Charleston. Lessons aren’t free, but for about $30 you can have around 18 short lessons on a particular style.

www.dancetothis.com – Learn basic steps and advanced moves for hip-hop, ballet, jazz and more, from instructors all over the world. Then, be brave and take a video of yourself dancing and upload to the website to share!

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Trackers To Find Fido Fast . . .

Losing a pet is something no animal lover wants to think about. You can microchip your pet to identify them, but they still need to be found and brought to a shelter or vet’s office to be scanned so your contact information can be retrieved. If your pet is a little escape artist, try one of these GPS trackers:
 
  • The Tagg Pet Tracker is $100 plus around $10 per month for the use of the Verizon network. It clips to your pet’s collar and you can track them via mobile device or web browser.
  • The PocketFinder is $130 plus $13 per month, and features a well-designed app for mobile phones as well as a tiny clip-on tracker about the size of a cracker.
  • RoamEO is another option at $179, which includes a hand-held receiver and a special GPS-fitted collar.
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Have A Laugh – Ain’t It the Truth . . .

A clear conscience is usually a sign of a bad memory.

Junk is something you throw out three weeks before you need it.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

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A Heartfelt Message To My
Special Clients and Friends...
I want to share a little secret with you. I don’t spend my time cold calling or pestering people for business. Instead, I focus 110% of my efforts on giving such outstanding service that people naturally think of me when a friend, neighbor or family member needs a caring and competent REALTOR®.

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank a few of the special people in my life who’ve helped build my business with their enduring support and referrals. I couldn’t do it without you!

Herb & Su Streich, long time friends, who have referred their son to me. I love helping friends & their families buy & sell homes. Referrals are the basis of my success.
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: Sandy Thompson was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question.

What Scottish-born chef is known for his rants at aspiring chefs in a TV competition?
 
a) Gordon Ramsay   b) Alton Brown  
c) Bobby Flay   d) Rocco DiSpirito

The answer is a) Gordon Ramsay. He’s most recently appeared on “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen Nightmare.” He also posts video recipes on YouTube. So, let's move on to this month's trivia question.

What news channel reported in April 1930 that “there was no news” and instead played piano music?

a) WNBC  
b) BBC  
c) CNN  
d) CBS

EMAIL ME BY: Clicking Here OR Call Me At 602-739-0095 And You Could Be One Of My Next Winners!
 
Brain Teaser Answer:
I’m afraid we may have to have you committed! “Of course, a sane person would pull the drain plug to empty the tub,” says the director as he leads you to your new room.
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 key factors should I consider before selling my home?
 
A. Here are a few factors to consider:
 
  • Make sure you are ready. You should be able to afford to get your house sale-ready as well as make the move to a new home.

  • Consider the condition of your home. You may need to make upgrades or repair cosmetic defects because homebuyers may not be able to get past the look of an outdated home. Updating by bringing in new appliances, painting, and making exterior repairs can improve first impressions and increase the value of your home.

  • Finding the right price point. You don’t want to price your home too high or too low when it is first listed on the market. An experienced REALTOR® can help you find a price range that buyers might pay for your home.
     Learn more about how to sell your home quickly and for the most money by calling and asking for my Free Consumer Report called “How To Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home.” I’ll send a copy right over 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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