Quality of Life—blogs page 163

Castle Rock Colorado - Best Place to Live #16
Castle Rock, Colorado was named #16 in CNNs - Best Places to Live in the USA.  Here is the write up.WINNERTop 100 rank: 16Population: 52,500 Compare Castle Rock to Top 10 Best PlacesA far cry…
Improvements to Consider- to Improve your Bottom Line
Home Improvements to Consider Making sound investments in your home can improve the “bottom line” when the time comes to sell your home. The trick is, knowing what to improve. Making home…
You're Invited
                  You're Invited!              Pacific Coast Grill On The Sand At Cardiff’s Famous “Restaraunt Row” Come…
Main Line Real Estate | Villanova PA 19085 Luxury Homes | 673 Conestoga | Great Deal
Main Line Real Estate | Villanova PA 19085 Luxury Homes | 673 Conestoga | Great Deal Brought to you by Distinctive Homes Main Line. This video is a sample of what we do for our Main Line relocation home…
Depicting Amarillo’s History with 18 Month Calendars
The art students at Holy Cross Catholic Academy have teamed up with Center City of Amarillo to create an 18-month calendar that will depict the history of Downtown Amarillo.  The calendars will start…
Latest Foreclosure Menace: Sharpie Parties
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 20, 2012 Another online real estate site—Trulia—has decided to go public and file for an initial public offering, according to a recent filing…
South Bay Home Photo Contest thru Sept 30
Let's have some summer fun!Join in Lucy's South Bay Home Photo Contest. Please email me at lucygarber1@yahoo.com your favorite photograph* of your South Bay home – whether you have the most beautiful…
September 2012 Calendar of Events for Sea Isle City
  SUMMER CONCERTS – September 1, 2012, FM Band (Variety), 8:00 – 10:00 pm September 8, 2012, The Quailes (Variety), 8:00 – 10:00 pm September 15, 2012,The Exceptions (Pop/Rock),…
Blood Drives in Indiana - Give the Gift of Life in September
The Indiana Blood Centers provide blood to over 60 community hospitals throughout Indiana. This is your opportunity to donate and save a life. And it's renewable! Once you give, your body will give you…
Waldorf Named 20th Best Place to Live in America by CNN's Money Magazine
By Andy Marquis  Lake O'Donnell, located in St. Charles, looking at the St. Charles Town Center in Waldorf.Waldorf is considered one of the best places to live in America by CNN’s Money Magazine,…
Living Large at Trump Parc Stamford
Expansive one floor living offers the square footage of a single family home with the amenities of a luxurious highrise condominium building. It's truly a match made in heaven! Take advantage of…
38 Harriet St: SOMA’s Micro-Unit Development
Big things do come in small packages, or at least that's the idea that Berkeley-based developer Patrick Kennedy of Panoramic Interests is bringing to San Francisco. Estimated to finish in October 2012,…
Retirees Find Living Near College Campuses A 'Smart' Idea - Part II
Born at the close of World War II, Baby Boomers have lived most of their lives in an expanding economy, resulting in a generation that is prosperous, engaged, adaptable, and optimistic. Now, as the swelling…
Having Differences On Where To Retire? Look at the High Country of WNC
He likes to golf, she likes to hike; he likes to read, she enjoys skiing; he enjoys fly-fishing, she loves the theater; he loves the water, she loves the mountains...Might this sound familiar? Deciding…
519 Dawsons Park Way for sale in Lexington, SC
519 Dawsons Park Way for sale in Lexington, SC519 Dawsons Park Way is a wonderful patio home for sale that is located in Lexington, SC. The home is located in the Dawsons Park Neighborhood.  Dawsons…
The Hollywood of the East - Wilmington North Carolina
While Wilmington, NC and the Cape Fear Coast area is known for beautiful beaches, a lovely downtown historic district, and gracious Southern hospitality, don’t be surprised if your visit here also…
Yo Play (3-5 yrs)
Yo Play (3-5 yrs) Start Date:08/22/2012 1:30 PM End Date:08/22/2012 2:00 PM Description:Yo Play (3-5 yrs)Wednesday, 8/22/12 - 9/26/12 1:45 -2:15 p.m.Yo Play will offer your child a chance to experience…
A Garden For All Senses At Your Saint Clair County IL Home
Many of us select plants for the garden at our Saint Clair County IL home based on their visual effect—color, height, size of blooms, etc. And so we should, as the sight of our plantings should…
Registration open for Fall Youth Flag Football Leagues
Registration is now open for Fall Youth Flag Football LeaguesAges range from 4 to 15.Children are separated into divisions based on age.Youngest division is 4-5 year olds.  Oldest division is 14-15…
The Way to Wealth
I've often heard it said that the way to wealth in America is through real estate.  It makes sense. Money in the bank, stock market, annuities is not really doing much in this economy. Real estate is…
Full Circle: An Exploration of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings at the Central Library
Journey through Middle-earth with scholars and experts as your guides. First and third Sundays from September until December.Lori Voorhees, retired faculty, and Jed Wyrick, Professor and Chair of the…
Boston your my Home!
Boston is doing as good as Washington DC this city is on fire. Parks are getting better for kids and pets.  Schools are poping up all over town. The Condo market is for first time buyer's. Also more…
Basic Steps to Make a House Your Home
Home Buyers: Are you looking to purchase your first home? Ease the process by knowing what you’re in for. Here are some tips to find your dream house to make it your home.Know More About Homeownership This…
Sunday Real Estate Funny - Anti-zombie strongholds for sale
So the rumor is that the zombie apocalypse may have arrived. Sure, the Centers for Disease Control denies it, but what does the CDC know? Just to be on the safe side, Realtor.com put together a list of…
Doomsday on your mind? In the market for a nuke-proof bunker?
By Colleen Kane | CNBC.com – Wed, Aug 15, 2012 12:00 AM EDT  (Photo via eBay)A certain segment of the population likes to be prepared for the worst, and for many doomsday scenarios, decommissioned…
Illinois home listed for $2.55 million - Complete with Bat Signal
By Erika Riggs | Zillow – Tue, Aug 14, 2012 5:12 PM EDTUsually the Bat signal is spotted in a dark sky over Gotham City. But in one Illinois home listed for $2.55 million, the symbol is found…
Seal Invasion~ what does that mean for our beaches?
NANTUCKET — Provided by Cape Cod Times and Crocker Snow Jr. is at the epicenter of a seal invasion. His family has owned a good portion of Muskeget, a small island of about 320 acres just west of…
More homeowners refinancing through HARP
More homeowners refinancing through HARPWASHINGTON – Aug. 8, 2012 – According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) June Refinance Report, one-third of all home refinances…
How Long Will Foods Last In A Refrigerator?
Posted on August 13, 2012Do you keep “past due” foods in your refrigerator? You wouldn’t be alone. A study from the Home Food Safety website shows that more than 40 percent…
Following the Money
 One Dog's OpinionSo I'm walking my human, and we meet a very nice dog and his man.  We dogs start to sniff, the humans start to talk, and I can tell by the waggy tails and friendly vibe that we're…
FISH of Oxford-Orion Needs Volunteers For Festival Drive
Oxford-Orion FISH is in desperate need of volunteers to collect food donations at this year's Renaissance Festival in order to restock its pantry and feed those in need. All the food goes directly to FISH's…
Buying in a Sleepy Suburbs vs. Big Cities in Florida
Florida Connects - Many home buyers having a choice between buying in a Sleepy Suburbs vs. Big Cities in Florida. More Americans are foregoing close proximities to Florida cities and the amenities…
Claremont 101: Tattle Tails!
Tattle Tails is located at 309 N Yale Ave, Claremont CA. It is a unique boutique featuring boys clothes 0-7 and girls clothes 0-14. The shop is owned by a local family and have been in business since 1985.…
Scituate Calendar August 18th through 24th
Scituate Calendar August 18th through 24thSaturday, August 18th:Len & Meaghan from 7 to 10 p.m. at Dogwatch Pub, 7 Beaver Dam Road, 781 545-5550Sunday, August 19th:Whiskey Boys from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.…
Pembroke Calendar August 18th through 24th
Pembroke Calendar August 18th through 24thSaturday, August 18th:Flydown at British Beer Company, 15 Columbia Road, Pembroke, 781 829-6999, www.britishbeer.com.Monday, August 20th:Free Texas Hold'em with…
NSRWS Holds 22nd Annual Great River Race
NSRWS Holds 22nd Annual Great River RaceWhere:  on the North River beginning at the Union Street Bridge, NorwellWhen:  Registration begins at 11 a.m.  Race starts at 12:30 p.m.  Post race awards…
Marshfield Fair Offers Fun for All!!!!
Marshfield Fair Offers Fun for All!!!Where:  140 Main Street, MarshfieldWhen:  Noon to 10 p.m. August 17th to 26thInfo:  Family entertainment featuring rides, demolition derby, motor cross, truck…
Good Morning Lakewood
Weather for Lakewood, CA 71°F | °C Sat Sun Mon Tue Clear Wind: N at 0 mph Humidity: 84% 88° 68° 84° 68° 84° 64° 81° 63°…
Lawn care: How to mow like a pro
Lawn care: How to mow like a pro By Josh Garskof August 10, 2012: 10:24 AM NEW YORK (Money magazine) -- I'm one of the last guys on the block still mowing his own lawn. This saves about $1,500 a year…
Half Way to St. Patrick's Day
Can't believe we are half way to St. Patrick's Day: http://romanzastaugustine.org/celtic/ceili.html
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Nov 5-18 2012
It's back!   Mark your calendars for another round of restaurant week in the Hudson Valley!
Are you being safe leaving your home for vacation?
Are you being safe leaving your home for vacation?Just when you thought it’s safe to go on vacation, you may be right, if you live in Long Beach.Police Chief Jim McDonnell is innovatively using…
"WE NEED SUPPLIES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE"
 DO YOU LOVE HELPING AND BUILDING PEOPLE? THEN THIS IS FOR YOU!    Dear Community Members: We are reaching out to for sponsorship and/or monetary donations for the 1st Annual "Back to School Drive"!    Our…
The Power of Four Just Got More Powerful !
The leaves on the trees have just the first hint of yellow and gold, the wild flowers are still in bright bloom, and the warm summer days are just feeling the first nips of autumn, however the folks at…
Great short color film of Sacramento in 1950
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh29Jy3DEqM&feature=colike
Late Summer Weekend Happenings – August 18-19 in Bucks County, PA
Summer’s almost over, with school starting and cooler weather on the way. Even if a late summer vacation was not in your plans this year, there are always exciting weekend activities in Bucks County…
“mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all”?
Real-Estate Advice on the Internet~ “mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all”?  That would be super easy being able to go to a mirror and get answers, but that’s…
Sam's Sushi in La Quinta - A Neighborhood Favorite
Check it out . . . if you love sushi, and it seems you either love it or you don't, there's no in between . . . but if you LOVE sushi, then have you eaten at Sam's Sushi right here in La Quinta?Sam Kwon…
Ronald McDonald House Annual Gala
Famed musical group Boyz II Men will headline the 2012 Ronald McDonald House gala, set to take place October 13 at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe.Once Upon a Time will transport guests to a fairytale…
Wahine Surf Championship and More | Check out the TGIF Scoop
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School Is Just Around The Corner! Have Some Fun Before It Starts!
We invite you to help transform The Pier into an amazing art canvas on Saturday, August 18th. Join beginner and experienced artists of all ages for the 10th Annual Chalk Art Festival in Redondo Beach,…
Cities Weigh Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 17, 2012 Several local governments across the country are considering using the power of eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages — a controversial…
An Old Friend Returns To Columbus, MS This Weekend
Each Friday we address a very specific factor in the real estate purchase equation. It’s the quality of life. Relocating to a new area means pulling up roots in one city and putting them down in…
5 Simple and Gratifying Extreme Green Trends
Sustainable living has very little to do with shiny new stuff. Think about that reusable shopping bag you bring to the grocery store or that curbside find you upcycled.  Read more:  http://www.h…
Hampton Park - Lexington, SC 29072 Real Estate
    Beautiful Hampton Park is a growing new community in Lexington, South Carolina and can be found off of Barr Road near Interstate 20. This desirable neighborhood is one of Lexington's great…
Just Listed near Cecil Jacksonville Equestrian Center
JUST LISTED - Live Your Equestrian Dream!879 C R 217 Jacksonville/Middleburg FL 32234/32068You can have it all in this luxurious custom home on 2.63 acres, zoned for horses and an opportunity to purchase…
Gallatin River Montana - fishing conditions
Fishing Conditions The Gallatin has been fishing very good in spite of the heat wave we've been experiencing. The early morning hours are producing the most fish but the cooler temps here are keeping…
Hyalite Canyon, Montana - a top spot for ice climbing in the United States
Montana winters are long and we like it that way! So many winter sports, so little time!One of my favorite cold weather sports is ice climbing and Hyalite Canyon, about 35 minutes from the house on plowed…
Open House Sunday August 19th 1-3PM 1017 NW Summerwood Dr McMinnville 97128
 $204,900   Open House Sunday August 19th 1-3PM  1017 NW Summerwood Dr McMinnville 97128  Just Reduced! Looking for walking paths, commons area, privacy close to golf? This is it..nice remodeled,…
Events for this Weekend in Sea Isle City
Tonight--- Free Movies Under the Stars8/16/2012 8:30 PMExcursion Park - JFK Blvd. and Pleasure AvenueThe Karate KidFriday---Sea Isle City's Got Talent 8:00 PM - 10:00 PMExcursion Park - JFK Blvd.…
Welcome to Claremont!
Claremont is a quiet town about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. It was founded in the late 1800’s along with the prestigious Pomona College. It is home to approximately 35,000 residence. The city…
L.A. Fire Department and L.A. Neighborhood Team Program to present four Emergency Preparedness programs in September
L.A. Fire Department and L.A. Neighborhood Team Program  to present four Emergency Preparedness programs in SeptemberRecent earthquakes in the southern California area continue to remind us that…
Missing Connecticut Woman
Please take a look at this poster and please share.  This woman disappeared after walking out of her doctor's office on July 30, 2012 in Waterbury, CT.  Her family, friends and strangers are diligently…
3 Signs it’s Time to Hire A Property Management Company
The timing is finally right.  You’ve got a great place that you’re ready to turn into an Arizona rental property and bring in some extra cash.  Maybe you’ve even decided to save…
3 MORE Reasons to Hire a Property Manager
Our last blog was so well received, that by popular demand we’ve added three more signs that it’s time to hire a property management company.  Whether you’re at the end of your…
Bee a Hornet @ Hornet Stadium 8/18/2012
Just past the midway point of fall training camp, the Sacramento State football team will compete in its first scrimmage of the season on Sat., Aug. 18. The scrimmage will take place inside Hornet Stadium…
Can Home Owners Cash in on Political Conventions?
Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, August 16, 2012 Many home owners who live near the sites of the Democratic and Republican national conventions in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa, Fla., are seeing…
Survey: Gen Y Aspires to Homeownership
Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, August 16, 2012 ERA Real Estate's survey of millennials, born from 1978 to 1995, found that 32 percent have already achieved homeownership — a purchase…
Pink Martini Performance at the Deer Valley Music Festival
We got a chance to see Pink Martini perform at the Deer Valley Music Festival with the Utah Symphony last Saturday.  It was one of the most popular shows of the Festival with a packed house enjoying…
Sonoma County Top 10 Luxury Homes and Estates For Sale 8/16/2012
Sonoma County luxury homes and estates offer beautiful settings and a great value in Wine Country.  There are currently 21 Sonoma County properties on the market with an asking price over $4,000,000…
To Give Is Devine | Silent Auction for
To give is devine.....You are invited to a Silent Auction to benefit the "Sharing Our Bounty - using one persons bounty to meet another persons need". Wednesday August 22 - 5:30 - 8:30 pm Surf House …
A DELAY Is Not A Denial...Take Your Time
Hello readers!! Thank you so much for taking the time to read today's blog post.As a real estate professional I receive several calls from individuals that would like to become a home buyer...LOVE, LOVE,…
Grand Prairie Outlet Mall Grand Opening!
Paragon Outlet Mall in Grand Prairie, TX will celebrate a grand opening on Friday August 17th.  Just in time for back to school and Tax Free weekend.  Doors open at 10 a.m.  I suggest arriving…
Cons of Early Mortgage Payoff
Cons of early mortgage payoff Does peace of mind justify losing tax, income benefits? By Benny Kass, Inman News® DEAR BENNY: I owe $13,000 on my home and would like to pay it off. My son thinks there…
Identity Theft, Credit Cards and the Internet in Raleigh.
It’s a glitzy story. Thousands of customer accounts stolen by hackers.  A few days of media noise, ratings up and you fear the internet. Today the untold story. We feel helpless as we watch the…
The Westbury Has Everything On Today's Bergen County Condo Buyer's Wish-List
This is a rare opportunity at The Westbury, nestled in the beautiful Fairmount section of Hackensack, NJ. Featured is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath corner unit on the third floor (with full courtyard views). Just…
Napa - Ranked as one of the "15 Best Housing Markets for the Next Five Years"
There are quite a few things about Napa that cause me, personally, to believe that Napa is one of the top places in the US to live.  It's natural beauty, surrounding wine country, relaxed atmosphere,…
Napa Valley Agricultural Land and Vineyards For Sale 8/16/2012
Napa Valley is the hub of fine living in Northern California - wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants, shops and art galleries.  But most of the usable land in Napa Valley is zoned for agriculture –…
Find your joy
Someone recently asked me when am I the most happiest.  My answer was instant, I am the happiest when I am in a family setting enjoying the company of my grown children and their friends. Family gatherings,…
Edison Animal Shelter - Edison Pet Rescue - 08/16/2012
Edison Animal Shelter - Edison Pet RescueAdopt a pet and save a life, adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life...August 2012Are you thinking about adopting a pet? Why not adopting a pet from the Edison…
The solving solutions for GPS system
In fact, there is a necessary need to strictly control the bus for personal use, change without permission line, over-speed driving in order to avoid the traffic accident, and the information management…
Wordless Wednesday ... Don't Know If You Are Coming Or Going?
Don't Know If You Are Coming Or Going? Took this at the San Diego Zoo a few years ago Jim Valentine / Lisa Wetzel, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 1320 Highway 395, Gardnerville, NV  89410  …
Weekly Economic Summary August 6-16th, 2012
Last week in review (August 6 - 10, 2012)After a volatile week in the markets, you may be wondering where bonds and home loan rates go from here. Read on for details. There were only two economic…
'Underwater' Officially Becomes Word
Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 The term “underwater” has commonly been used in the housing industry to describe troubled mortgages. Now, Merriam-Webster announced…
Giving Back--The BAR Makes it Easy
  Every Little Bit Helps.We're in a tight economy, there's no denying that.  As a result, there have been lots of cuts in the social safety net.  For example, low cost housing is tight and…
Take a Look at Moss Creek Plantation
There are so many beautiful communities to choose from in this area! Here is a bit of information about Moss Creek, which is just over the bridge from Hilton Head Island,SC. Privacy comes from naturally…
Ask the HOA Expert
Ask the HOA ExpertI have repeatedly called my HOA for necessary repairs to my condo (fence was falling down, my roof in desperate need of repair, my skylights are leaking etc.) with little or no action.…
Volunteers Come to the Rescue - Palm Springs Airlift of Dogs to Oregon
In Palm Springs yesterday morning, fourteen dogs from the Palm Springs Animal Shelter were flown to Oregon where shelters are less crowded and there's a greater chance for adoption, according to local…
NorthPoint Development Restart, Magic Johnson's Group Takes Charge
Every city has industrial sections that look like waste lands to the naked eye. Rail yards, oil container fields, overgrown warehouse areas, etc., can be seen from some well traveled route that you take…
Napa Valley Top 10 Luxury Homes and Estates For Sale 8/15/2012
Napa Valley luxury homes and estates top the Bay Area for quiet luxury.  There are currently 29 Napa Valley properties on the market with an asking price over $5,000,000 – one more than last…
Lake Havasu Iron Man Golf Tournament
One day, two courses, 36 holes, one location. The Lake Havasu Iron Man Golf Tournament comes to The Courses at London Bridge Golf Club on Saturday, August 25, 2012. One course just isn't enough for…
Teach Self-Reliance!
Self-reliant: A Part of the World & Happiness!If you are able to teach “self-reliance” to your kids, you’re giving them the world. Ones happiness stems from being self-sufficient.…
Outdoor Cooking Comparison - get your grill on!!!
For all those grill masters out there, here are some basics to compare when comparing how to cook your next meal outside:Charcoal Grill:  Believed by many to offer the best BBQ flavor, can be inconsistent…
Wordless Wednesday in Carson Valley, Nevada ... Let The Sun Shine In
Wordless Wednesday ... Let The Sun Shine In It was trying to storm, the sky was filled with black clouds, and the sun found a way to shine.  Shot from our back patio. Serving the beautiful Carson…
Silicon Valley Top 10 Luxury Homes and Estates For Sale 8/15/2012
Silicon Valley luxury homes and estates express the finest neighborhoods on the Peninsula, though ultra-luxury homes priced above $10M continue to sell slowly (one home from this list sold in the past…
Clouds ... Another Day In The Carson Valley, Nevada
Another day in the Carson Valley.  When we don't have blue skies we get spectacular clouds.  This view was from my office this afternoon, 7.31.09.  Of course the formation changed by the minute…
COLLINS URGES DJS TO CONSIDER OTHER YOUTH DETENTION CENTER OPTIONS
By Andy Marquis  Charles County Commissioner Vice President Reuben Collins urged the Department of Juvenile Services to consider other options for the Southern Region Children’s Center, current…
Beautiful Carson Valley, Nevada
Beautiful Carson Valley, Nevada The beautiful Carson Valley has enamored all who lay eyes on her, from the settlers moving West in the 1800's to the modern California evacuee.  The spectacular…
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