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  • Save Money With These Last-Minute Travel Deals...
  • 5 Shockingly Salty Foods...
  • Fun Facts and Laughs: Websites To Bring Photos To Life, 4 Odd Uses For Coffee Grounds, And More...
  • Trivia Challenge: Win Two Free Movie Tickets
  • Real Estate Q&A: What’s The Purpose Of A Home Inspection?...
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Lyn Trayte Lyn Trayte
Dominic and Co Int'l Real Estate
Phone: 602-739-0095

Dear Lyn...

If you’re thinking about taking a vacation in the next few months but haven’t booked your hotel or airfare yet, you may be shocked at the expensive prices. That’s why I’d like to pass on the best resources to get last-minute deals and slash your travel costs in this month’s Service For Life!® Free consumer newsletter.

You’ll also learn about five foods that are adding unhealthy amounts of salt to your diet, three websites to bring your photos to life – 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 with a graduating senior and they want to buy an investment property while their child is in college. You can mention my Free Consumer Report: "8 Secrets For Saving Thousands When Finding, Buying and Financing Your Next Home" with my phone number when sending them a Graduation Card or when talking to them at a Graduation Party – 602-739-0095. Or, request a copy for a friend by clicking here.
Today's Brain Teaser . . .
I have streets but no pavement,
I have cities but no buildings,
I have forests but no trees,
I have rivers yet no water.
What am I?

  (see answer below)
Save $$$ With These
Last-Minute Travel Deals
Hotels, cruise ships, and airlines need to stay at maximum capacity to run efficiently so they frequently offer rock-bottom prices at the last-minute to get rooms and seats filled. Try these resources for savings:
  • Grab last-minute package deals. Package options combine airfare, hotel, and car reservations. These websites have package deals organized by interest or destination:,, and

  • Check social media sites. Airlines and hotels post last-minute deals on their Twitter feeds, such as @JetBlueCheeps, @VirginAmerica and @AllegiantAir. Also, you can “like” the following Facebook pages for last-minute deals and travel tips: and

  • Go where the deals take you. Plan where you go based on who has the best deal. Websites for cruises leaving within 90 days are or You may get as much as 60 percent off. If you want a beach vacation but can’t afford Hawaii, keep Florida, Mexico, or California in mind.

  • Get the best airfare. If you’re flexible and can act fast, go to and click on “Deals.” You also can sign up for “Airfare Alerts” and track fares to your favorite cities. Another excellent fare comparison site is

  • Find a hotel for tonight. Use the mobile app Hotel Tonight (iTunes store or Google Play) to find a great deal. It’s good for 55 U.S. cities, six in Canada, plus cities in Europe and Mexico.
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Thinking Of Selling Your Home Soon?
Don’t attempt to sell your home without my Free Consumer Guide, “6 Steps For Selling Your Home For TOP DOLLAR.” My exclusive report will give you all the facts for a fast, top dollar sale. To request your copy, email me by clicking here.
5 Shockingly Salty Foods...
You do need some sodium from salt to function, but each person consumes an average of 3,400 milligrams a day, compared to the recommended limit of 2,300 mg (1,500 for those with heart disease risk). Excess sodium causes high blood pressure, which can lead to heart failure.

How do you halt the salt? Cut back on the primary source of salt in your diet: pre-packaged, processed, and restaurant food. Read labels and menus and watch your intake of these five shockingly salty foods:
  • Bagels. One plain bagel can contain 460 mg of sodium (19 percent of what you should get daily). That’s without the cream cheese (100 mg for two tbsp). Try Ezekiel low sodium whole grain bread.

  • Bottled salad dressing. It’s convenient but you’ll get up to 300 mg of sodium per two tablespoons. Plus, sugar-free and fat-free versions often contain more sodium to boost flavor. Control the amount of sodium by making simple dressings at home with olive oil and herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano.

  • “Reduced-sodium” foods. This term means that a food has only 25 percent less sodium than the original product. You’re better off looking for a label that says “low sodium” (140 mg or less per serving) or “very low sodium (35 mg or less).

  • Fast-food salads. Fast food is loaded with sodium (a Quarter-Pounder with cheese: 1190 mg), but a salad may not be much better. A MacDonald’s Bacon Ranch Salad with Grilled Chicken contains 1000 mg. Best bet: Use the salad bar but go easy on the dressing.

  • Chicken breasts. Raw chicken is often injected with a high-sodium flavoring solution. Look for the words “non-enhanced” on the label or make sure you buy an organic product.
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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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 Susan Connor who referred David & Kassie Green from Davenport, Iowa to me. We are now in escrow on a beautiful home and we are so thrilled to welcome them to the Scottsdale Area.
Fun Facts and Laughs

Websites To Bring Photos To Life . . . – Turn your photos into a video with music and effects. – Lets you make a video, slide show, or collage to share with your friends. – Tell your story through a time “capzle” and post on social media.

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4 Odd But Helpful Uses For Coffee Grounds . . .

Cleaning abrasive. Use them to cut grease and baked-on foods.

Air freshener. A jar of grounds absorbs odors from your car or refrigerator.

Secret food ingredient. They make a great tenderizing rub on meat.

Skin exfoliator. Combine them with olive oil and your favorite oil essence to make an affordable facial.

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Quotes To Live By . . .

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
–Milton Berle

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
–Helen Keller

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.
–Vince Lombardi

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Have A Laugh . . .

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Here’s A Free, Valuable Resource...
Now You Can Search The Home Market, Get Helpful Community Information, AND Receive Important Resources For Saving Time And Money When Buying Or Selling At
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: Johathan Portman was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question.

Which weekly television series on NBC was the first to air completely in color in 1959?
a) Dennis The Menace   b) The Twilight Zone
c) Hawaiian Eye   d) Bonanza

The answer is d) Bonanza. The western, which ran from 1959–1973, was also known for its famous theme song. So, let's move on to this month's trivia question.

Leonardo Da Vinci envisioned many ideas before the technology to build them existed. Which of the following did he NOT “invent”?

a) helicopter
b) parachute
c) printing press
d) scuba gear

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Brain Teaser Answer:
A map!
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’s the purpose of a home inspection?
A. A home inspection is performed after the buyer and seller have entered into a written contract. It’s a review of the home’s condition, including the heating system, attic, foundation, and a mold review. The point is to identify any area of the home that needs replacement or repair. You’ll use the report to set the final price of your purchase.

You may choose to buy the house and make the repairs, or you may walk away from the property if the costs would be too high for your budget and the sellers refuse to lower the price or make the repairs. You can get your earnest money back provided your contract has a “sale contingent on inspection” clause.

You’ll also need to get an appraisal, which serves to assess a value to the property. You need to know that the property you’ve selected will appraise at or above the amount you’ve contracted to pay for it.

Want to learn more? Ask for my Free Consumer Report called “Top 10 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid.” I’ll send a copy right over to you.

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