Determining the Sale Price of your Home

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    Whether you are buying or selling a home there are some simple
    steps you can take to make sure the price is right.

    Many people will say location is everything and to a certain degree this is true.
    If you are moving into a heavily populated area there are definitely differences
    that can boost or lower prices by distances that are under a mile.

    If you are living in a rural area there are also distinct differences
    like distance …

    Springtime Preventing Crabgrass and Weeds

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      Every year we say we are going to work on our Lawn and Garden but by the time the summer heat comes around curing things like weed infestation and just poor quality lawns gets to the point where nothing works.

      Since at the time we are writing this springtime is just around the corner or for some parts of the country it has already started we wanted to give you a few simple …

      Choosing the right Container for your Plants

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        There are many decorative options for plants today so making the right choice for your plants is getting tougher. We will look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of different materials and features found in commonly available planters.

        First lets look at the different materials that planters are manufactured from.

        Glass vases or pot shaped containers are best used for cut plants or hydroponic gardening.
        One of the great features of glass is that …

        California – Energy Incentives And Tax Rebates

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          Alameda Power & Telecom

          AP&T has a number of different programs

          $50 rebate on Refrigerators
          Electric Bill discounts if you buy an electric car
          Solar rebates based on the size of your system
          80% rebate of the cost for Weatherization of your home

          Alameda Power & Telecom
          Solar Electric Rebate Program
          P.O. Box H
          Alameda, CA 94501
          Phone: (510) 814-6403
          Web site:


          Anaheim Public Utilities

          Wide Variety of Appliance Rebates

          They also offer loans for home upgrades

          Anaheim Public Utilities
          1440 S. State College Blvd.
          Suite 2F
          Anaheim, CA 92806
          Phone: …

          HowTo Deal with Mold in your Home

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            Mold is one of the more common problems in homes today but actually people are routinely exposed to more than 200 species of fungi every day.

            The terms “mold” and “mildew” are nontechnical names commonly used to refer to any fungus that is growing in our home. Mold colonies may appear cottony, velvety, granular, or leathery, and may be white, gray, black, brown, yellow, greenish, or other colors.

            Many molds or fungi reproduce by dispersion of …

            HowTo Prevent and Control Mosquitoes

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              Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests in your garden. For the most part they have no good aspects and preventing them from attacking you and your pets is something we all have to deal with.

              Additionally with the spread of the West Nile and other Viruses Mosquitoes can be a danger to humans and birds.

              Every area of the United States with exception of the north most points of Alaska has a relatively …

              Sears Agrees to Refit all Ranges with Anti-Tip Bracket

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                In a class action lawsuit Sears one of America’s Largest retailers and on of the largest installers of home appliances has agreed to retrofit or install Anti-Tip brackets on their free standing ranges.

                The device is a small bracket that attaches to the floor under your range. When the Range is pushed back towards the wall the back foot of the range enters into the clip and secures it.

                This is a very simple install but …

                HowTo buy a HUD Home

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                  So, you are looking into Hud Homes because you hear you can get them for a good price…. Lets look at what it takes to buy one and the process you need to follow.

                  First What is a Hud Home?
                  Hud The Department of Housing and Urban Development often gets homes that are up for foreclosure action on an FHA-insured mortgage and offers them for resale.  The homes are 1 to 4 unit residences that are offered for sale to recover the loan …

                  Installing Decorative Brick and Stone Pavers

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                    Hardscaping is the term given to items in your yard that are not plant based and Brick Pavers are one of the easiest ways to improve your outdoor living space.

                    Many people will use them just for a pathway from their driveway to the front door or maybe as a path to their mailbox but you can also use pavers to create a patio or greeting area near your front door.

                    Brick Pavers come …

                    Foreclosure Rates Up for 2007

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                      As expected 2007 was not a good year for home owners. With foreclosure rates up as high as 80% over 2006 figures approximately 250,000 home owners lost their homes due to missed mortgage payments.

                      Hardest hit were Nevada, Florida, Michigan, California, Colorado, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, Illinois and Indiana. The states with the least foreclosures were South Dakota, Vermont, Maine and West Virginia.

                      It is expected that in the 2 year period starting in 2007 approximately 2 Million people will lose their homes but there is a …

                      Directory of State Pesticide Information

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                        This information constantly changes as outside websites update their information.

                        If you have an emergency ALWAYS Call 911 or the appropriate Emergency Hot-line in your area.

                        Also Read the label on the Chemical and it should list Emergency Information about how to treat people that have come in contact with the product until trained emergency help can arrive. 


                        Department of Agriculture
                        Division of Plant Protection and Pesticides
                        PO BOX 3336
                        Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
                        (334) 240-7171



                        Alaska Department of Environmental …

                        Growing Plants from Seed

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                          There are a variety of Annual plants that are easy to grow from seeds.

                          The two biggest advantages from growing your annuals from seed are enjoying the full life cycle of the plant and saving money.

                          If you are new to gardening you may want to start with seed packets. Most plant types available in seed are hybridized plants and will grow quickly and produce great flowers and large fruits. Once you aquire the basic …