4C • Sunday, March 11 2018
ALBANY | AMERICUS | BAINBRIDGE | CORDELE | MOULTRIE | SYLVESTER | TIFTON
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How families can go green together COURTESY OF MCC
nterest in eco-friendly lifestyles has long since spread beyond environmentalists and activists and has become a goal for people from all walks of life. Going green can even be done as a family.
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Families have multiple incentives to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle. Going green can protect the planet for younger members of the family who will have to confront the consequences of today’s decisions for decades to come. Going green also can save families money the moment they decide to change their lifestyles, providing a more immediate incentive. Families interested in making their efforts to be more eco-friendly a team effort can embrace the following strategies. • Wash clothes in cold water. Ac-
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cording to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heating water accounts for roughly 90 percent of the energy washing machines require to clean clothes. By washing clothes exclusively in cold water, families can drastically reduce the energy their washing machines consume, and clothes will still be clean at the end of each wash cycle. • Wash only in full loads. Whether washing clothes or washing dishes, families who want to go green together can resolve to only run their washing machines or dishwashers when both are full. The EPA notes that only doing full loads of laundry can save more than 3,400 gallons of water each year. When washing dishes, do only full loads but avoid overcrowding the dishwasher. Overcrowding might mean some dishes are not thoroughly cleaned, which
• Turn off the faucets when brushing teeth. Another way families can pitch in to conserve energy and save money together is by turning off the faucets when they brush their teeth. Parents of young children can brush their teeth with their youngsters in the morning and at night, explaining to them how brushing without the faucet running can save untold gallons of water every year. This will conserve water and lower the monthly water bill. • Hang energy saving curtains. Energy-saving curtains reduce the amount of heat that passes through windows when the weather outside is cold, keeping more warm air inside and reducing the need to hike up the thermostat. In the summertime, heat from the outside may pass through window glass easily, but it’s far more difficult for heat to pass through fabric. By hanging energy-saving curtains together with their children, parents can explain how the curtains are more than just decorative; they are also a helpful ally in protecting the planet. Going green together as a family can help parents save money and provide a valuable teaching opportunity that can benefit youngsters and the planet for years to come.
Sunday, March 11 2018 • 5C
Healthy hardwood flooring Soy-based finished floors new ‘green’ innovation for parents
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introduced on the market.
ation of flooring, Mercier’s Greenguard
Made using 100 percent pure soybean
ing,” said Michel Collin, Director of
“School and Children” certified floorMarketing for Mercier Wood Flooring.
oil, the new Mercier Greenguard factory-finished flooring boasts zero VOC content (volatile organic compound),
With this new flooring option you don’t
the only flooring with the Greenguard
health-consciousness as designer Nancy
have to sacrifice great looking floors for
is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and is
ince most of an infant’s time
of precaution in protecting their child’s
crawling and discovering, more
There’s a new hardwood floor so healthy
is spent on the floor playing,
flooring options that will minimize ex-
posure to harmful allergens, germs and toxins.
Allergen and germ collecting flooring
now finding that there are even healthier options in hardwood flooring available that can help them take that extra step
friendly choice for your entire family.”
core value of our company since the be-
ginning. We are proud of our new gener-
fication” by world-renowned standards organization Greenguard.
com) has developed the cleanest, least
their children. Discerning parents are
to your decor, as well as a healthy, eco-
nized and eco-friendliness has been the
awarded the “Children and School certi-
such as natural hardwood flooring to diminish the risk of harmful exposure to
floor that offers both a distinct character
to live in is a goal we have long recog-
and so eco-friendly that it actually was
Canadian Manufacturer, Mercier Wood
looked for more hypoallergenic options
gram, you can create a natural wood
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HOW MUCH HOUSE CAN YOU AFFORD? Determining how much “home you can afford” depends on several important factors including:
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• Your annual gross income. You can get a very rough estimate of your affordable home price range by multiplying your annual gross income by 2.5. For example, if your annual gross income is $50,000, you may be able to afford a home worth $125,000 (this varies depending on current interest rates, your debt and credit history.) • Your credit history and score. Your credit can affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage and your mortgage rate. Before you shop for a house or a mortgage, find out what your credit score is by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com or calling (877) 322-8228. Be sure to do this once a year because your score can be negatively affected if pulled too often.
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• Current mortgage rates. Mortgage rates change constantly based on the economic factors that affect the demand for mortgages among investors like Freddie Mac. You can track mortgage rate trends by following Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
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• The amount of your down payment. You will have to make a downpayment of at least 5 percent of the home purchase price to qualify for a mortgage that meets Freddie Mac’s requirements. If you are able to put down 20 percent or more, you can avoid having to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI), reducing your monthly mortgage payment.
• The type of home your are purchasing. If you are looking to buy a condominium, keep in mind that rates are typically higher for these loans and you’ll have to budget for the cost of your monthly condominium fee. • Your current lifestyle and future plans. You should consider your current living standards, as well as any future major expenses such as a wedding or college tuition. And, remember - buy what you can comfortably afford today, not five years from now. • Fees and closing costs. Remember to factor in the expenses and fees you will incur for a home appraisal, a home inspection and other professional services required to buy a home.
KEY RATIOS LENDERS USE To determine how much you can afford, it is helpful to follow the guidance and key ratios lenders use : • Housing Expense Ratio. Lenders recommend that your mortgage payment (principal, interest, taxes and mortgage insurance) be less than 28 percent of your monthly gross income. • Debt-to-Income Ratio. Lenders look to see that all your other debts (credit cards, student loans, alimony, child support, car loans and housing expenses) are less than 30-40 percent of your monthly gross income.
Electrical & Natural Gas Companies
City of Albany 883-8330
Georgia Power 436-3304
Mitchell EMC Sumter EMC 436-0070 759-2291 Telephone AT&T Residential 888-757-6500 www.att.com Business 866-620-6000
AT&T (Dial-up 800-288-2020) (DSL 800-288-2020) www.att.com Plantel 1-800-342-7564 Recycling Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful 430-5257
Dougherty County Public School System Lee County School System 431-1264 229-903-2100 Daily Newspaper (circulation dept.) 888-9322
Other Important Numbers
Driver’s License Bureau 430-4251 Automotive Tag Office 431-3255 Voter Registration 431-3247 Albany-Dougherty Chamber of Commerce 434-8700
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Rates can be reduced with discount points. Rates are subject to change upon short notice, and discount points could change frequently. One discount point is equal to one percentage point of the loan amount and is paid when the loan is closed. Most lenders have a variety of programs. ORIGINATION FEE IS NORMALLY ONE ADDITIONAL POINT, BUT CAN VARY. Maximum amount for conventional loan is $417,000. To Participate in the column, call 888-9333. For information on specific mortgage programs call The Lender.
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30-YEAR 15-YEAR 1-YEAR ADJUSTABLE RATE (No Points) FHA and/or VA (30-Year) FHA and/or VA (15-Year) FIXED FIXED of 30 yr. Points 15 yr. Points USDA RATE RATE Rate Annual Life Loan Margin 100%
Monthly interest, interest payments for 30-year, fixed rate mortgage. Escrow payments for taxes, insurance not included. Payments are rounded to the nearest dollar.
$50,000 60,000 70,00 80,000 90,00 100,000 110,000 120,000 130,000 140,000 150,000 160,000 170,000 180,000 190,000 200,000
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Gardening during a drought
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uring the early and oftentimes rain-drenched days of spring, it can seem like there may never be a time when plants will struggle to get their share of water. But drought can affect any area, and arid climates in particular. Ensuring gardens can survive drought takes patience and forethought. Drought can be particularly troubling for avid gardeners because it can wreak havoc on lawns and gardens. In addition to causing changes in the physical appearance, including wilted, dried out leaves and stalks, drought can weaken the integrity of plants. This makes plants more susceptible to disease and attacks from plant-preying insects, according to Better Homes & Gardens. In addition, it can take years for plants to recover from drought. So what can gardeners do? While they may not be able to prevent damage to plants from drought, gardeners are not helpless.
· Water well infrequently. Get plants
them during drought, as
or every other week. This will help de-
used to a thorough watering every week
velop strong, deep roots rather than shallow ones that will need frequent watering to thrive.
· Choose drought-tolerant plants. Homeowners can work with garden centers and landscape professionals to create gardens that are full of water-
wise plants and flowers. Some examples
of plants that can survive with minimal water include the blanket flower, Span-
growing plants require
· Invest in rain barrels.
When it rains, maximize the amount of water that can be collected by con-
necting rain barrels to downspouts on the house.
This water can be used to water gardens when dry weather returns.
ish lavender, euphorbia rigida, and kan-
· Use organic materi-
· Apply a layer of mulch. Mulch can
organic materials, like
protect delicate plants and the rest of the
landscape by reducing the evaporation of soil oisture. Mulch will keep soil cool and moist.
· Skip the fertilizer. Since fertilizers en-
courage plant growth, it’s best to skip
als. Amend the soil with
compost. The Grow Net-
Succulents are good drought-tolerant plants to include in landscape designs.
work advises that light,
fluffy soils with air pockets in between
the soil particles route water efficiently during floods and retain moisture for plants.
Therefore, such soils can perform very well during drought. Gardens can survive drought with simple actions and smart planting.
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Homes & 210 Mobile Lots for Sale
202 Houses for Sale 3BR 2BA 2522 Toni Lynne Lane (Albany) Beautiful brick home MUST SEE! $110k 229-938-0443 DAWSON 2BR 2BA Brick, Ranch; well maintained. Hard wood floors, 1800 sf large deck, 1 acre lot 229886-6170 ***By Owner*** Owner financing LEE COUNTY 3BR 2 BA gargage, fireplace, and appliances 229-759-9004
CLASSIFIEDS 888-9333 PROPERTY FOR Sale! $3500 OBO 3422 Sweetbriar Rd. Contact person 7709647591 or 7708277885
240 Houses for Rent
248 Apt/Dupl/Condo/ T’homs for Rent
Homes & 256 Mobile Lots for Rent
FOR LEASE 1BR/1BA House, Very nice, Quiet, 1 acre lot, Older Tenant Preferred, Homestead Ave in Albany, $535/MO, $535 Dep, NO PETS, NO GRAFA, Call 229-436-2647
RAWSON AREA 2 BR / 1 ½ Bath. CH&A, Appliances, Alarm System. $475 / mth. No Pets. Flint Realty 888-2290
14 WIDE, Furnished 2BR, Spring Flats Rd., CH&A, $400/mo + dep. Call 776-3962
LEE: 117 Fox Hound, 4/2 $975 119 Fox Hound, 3/2 $925 The Wright Co. 229-435-0654
4BR 2BA 1996 DW mobile home & land new metal roof new counter tops & fresh paint some minor repair remaining will complete or sale as is bring all offers possible owner financing W/ 10% down 229-854-1107 **Private Owner**
NORTH ALBANY. 3 Br 2 BA: CH&A, Appliances, Fenced back yard. $650/ mo + deposit. Pets Allowed. Flint Realty 888-2290
Call Amber for all your Classified Advertising needs 888-9343
Lake/River/Coastal 218 Prop for Sale FOR SALE BY OWNER Lee County - 1.5 acres, cleared lot w/ 162ft., on Muckalee Creek in Muckalee Shoals Subdivision. River Bridge Drive, (cul-de-sac), underground utilities, highest lot on the creek. $36,000 439-7483/ 869-8271
Lots 229 Cemetery for Sale
2, 3, & 4 BR Clean w/AC, $300/ mo and up, $250 deposit Call 4367108
FLORAL MEMORIAL Gardens Praying Hands lot 16B4 for sale. Comes with grave site and diggers already paid. Asking $1000 229-496-9118
Homes & 210 Mobile Lots for Sale BEST DEALS on New, Used & Repo’d Mobile Homes, Call 229436-7108 or 229-364-5517
3 HOMES on 3 Acres, 3BR/2BA on Homestead Ave, Quiet Safe area, 40 yrs or older preferred, 229-436-2647
240 Houses for Rent ENJOY QUIET Country Living 2BR/1BA Farmhouse, 2931 Moultrie Rd., $500/Mo. + Dep. (229) 869-7566
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422 Meadowlark Dr 4 bed 2.5 bath home - 2337 sqft $1800 per month Available Feb 1st 1344-C Hwy 19 South, Leesburg GA Commercial Office Space $1350 per month - 1895 sqft 817 Flint Ave Warehouse/Office Space - $650 per month 2625 sqft - 75 ft x 35 ft
Gardner,, Whiting, & Malone 2BR/1BA $325/$150 103 B Augusta 3BR/2BA $695/$400 Lee Co. 3204 B Fernridge 3BR/2BA $675/$400 180 Dunaway 3/4BR/2BA $950/$600 (Lee Co)
2620-B Dawson Rd Commercial Office Space - $2125 per month Located behind Pier One Imports across
2308 B Dominion 3BR/2BR $750/$450
248 Apt/Dupl/Condo/ T’homs for Rent
From the Albany Mall Contact Larry Walden for details 229-343-3710
2909 Gillionville #11 1BR/1BA $475/$300
1, 2, 3 BR. Furnished, $85/wk. Utilities Included. Unfurnished $225-$375/ mo, appliances. 435-7646
1901 Palmyra Rd, Albany Office Bldg - 2071 sqft - 5BR/1BA/2 half baths for $1,800 per month
3604 Mayfair 3BR/2BR $725/$400
1BR 1BA Living room/kit. utilities and cable, furnished. Private, quiet area $750/mo 229-395-2624
455 Henry Mitchell Dr NE, Dawson GA 39842 Log cabin style home - 3BR/2BA
119 Michael Circle 3BR/2BA $950/$500 (Lee Co)
DOWNTOWN ALBANY, 1 BR with appliances. $250/m $250/ dep. no pets Flint Realty 888-2290
1200 sqft for $650 per month 804 Twenty First Ave. 4840 sqft - $1200.00 per month Business office/distribution or Church space ready 2615 East Doublegate Dr., Albany, GA 31721 4 bed/3 bath - $1,800 per month Backyard views of Doublegate’s golf course 2531 Brierwood Dr, Albany GA 3/2 House - 1269 sqft
1403 8th Ave 3BR/1BA $795/$495 708 B 8th Ave 2BR/1BA $525/$350
DOWNTOWN ALBANY. 1 BR. APPLIANCES. NO PETS. $250/ M + DEPOSIT. FLINT REALTY 888-2290
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1580 Hwy 19 S #10 Raintree Condos-Lee Co 3BR/2.5BA $850/$500
$650 per month 121 Northbrook Ct., Lee County 3 bed/2 bath - 1266 sqft - Built in 2007
812 Rosedale 3BR/1BA $550/$400
Garage - No Pets - $1,000 per month 3833 Dominion Ct., Albany GA 3 Bed/2.5 Bath Duplex - 3200 sqft
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Lake Park subdivision Available by Jan. 1st - $1,500 per month 2507 Redwood Ct #1 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath - 1120 sqft $625 per month Available March 1st 4816 Mustang Drive 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath - 1155 sqft $700 per month
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8C • Sunday, March 11 2018
How empty-nesters can transform their homes
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fter bringing home a bubbly baby boy or girl, it can be hard for parents to imagine
that a day will come when their kids are
off to college and then onto their own apartment or house. After spending de-
which supplies you will need and begin reworking that former bedroom into a new sanctuary for leisure interests. • Guest suite: If you’ve never had a spare bedroom to entertain guests, a
living rooms can be made more intimate
a warming lamp or even a small sauna.
with small-scale seating. A small sofa and two comfortable chairs may be a
• Home office: Working from home a
more fitting option.
few days a week may be more plausible when nearing retirement, as it will be a
• At-home gym: Save on gym mem-
smoother transition from heading to the
bership fees by building a mini studio
office each day to spending more time
right at home. Choose one of the larger
at home. Turn a bedroom or den into an
bedrooms and then fill it with some fit-
office space with a new desk and book-
rooms for overnight guests. Be sure
ness equipment, such as an elliptical
kids also means extra house, there’s the
there is at least a queen-sized bed and a
trainer, a bench press bench and some
option to downsize or make that extra
dresser or chest of drawers to stash be-
free weights. Store rolled-up mats in the
An empty nest can be a bittersweet ex-
space more useful.
longings. Select paint colors and linens
closet for yoga or Pilates sessions.
perience, but parents can make such sit-
cades nurturing and caring for children, parents are then left with a suddenly quiet house and probably much more time to spare. If saying goodbye to the
child’s former bedroom can fit the bill. It may not be that difficult to transform such spaces into relaxing and inviting
in neutral tones so the room will be inHomeowners who choose to stay put
viting to guests.
can renovate vacant rooms into spaces that meet their newfound needs. • Hobby haven: If you’ve always meant to set up a crafting room, home-brewing station or an artist’s studio, now is an ideal time to do just that. Figure out
uations work for them by transforming • Expanded bathroom: If space has
their homes to better reflect their current
always been at a premium in the bath-
• Living room redo: When there’s an
room, borrow area from an empty bed-
entire soccer team coming over to hang
room and turn it into a
out, that large sectional sofa or modular
spa. Install a soaking tub
seating may be ideal. Now that the kids
separate from the shower,
are out of the house and their friends are
and fill the room with
no longer coming over for movie night,
other amenities, such as
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 PM
Call 894-6472 for appointment.
Dawson Road to Lullwater. Home at 1916 on left.
$172,500 • 2274 Sq. Ft. • 4 BR, 3 BA • MLS# 139851 Lake Park School District! Completely updated w/granite counters, new stainless appliances & refinished hdwd floors t/o. Painted inside & out, new roof, recent HVAC & new tile.
Luxury two bedroom two bath town home in Albany’s most desirable gated community. Close to everything. Has stainless appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, covered courtyard with teak floors, professionally landscaped, crown molding through out. Large two car garage. Large breakfast area with bay window. Large family room with built-in bookcase. Master bedroom has large shower and double vanity.
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An empty bedroom can be turned into a cozy sitting room.
Published on Mar 9, 2018