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Message From GAR

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Message from the President By Anthony R. Godwin e-pro®, CRS®, ABR®, ASP®, AHWD®, REALTOR®

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e’re off to a busy year. It’s February, the month that we celebrate our love for one another…highlighted by Valentine’s Day on February 14th. So this month, share some extra love. We have installed our new leadership team and put together our working committees. This year we have seven committees. One of those committees is our grievance committee. The Grievance committee is tasked with reviewing complaints received by the Executive Officer from the public or from other REALTORS® regarding violations of our REALTOR® Code of Ethics. When a licensed real estate agent or broker is accepted for membership in the Guam Association REALTORS®, that individual becomes a REA TOR®. As a REALTOR® that individual is subject to abide by the REALTOR® code of ethics. The code prescribes how REALTORS® deal with the public, clients and customers, and with other REALTORS®. Violations of the code are taken seriously. Once the Grievance committee finds merit in a complaint that has been filed with the Guam Association of REALTORS®, the complaint is sent to the Professional Standards Committee. The Professional Standards committee conducts a hearing and renders a decision that is then forwarded to the board of directors for further action. If you would like more information about the code of ethics please visit our website at www.guamrealtors.com; scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “code of ethics” or contact the Guam Association of REALTORS® office at 477-4271 or email us at eo@guamrealtors.com. For suggestions of topics please email me at anthony@guamhome.com or call me at 688-8198.. Celebrate Family. Seize the day!

Guam Association of Realtors® The Voice for Real Estate on Guam

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Market Report Guam Real Estate Market Up 20% in 2010

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Feature Choosing a Guard Dog? An outside dog may not be doing much for you at all

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Profile The Guam Association of REALTORS® New Leadership Team

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From the Experts Quick Tips for a Successful Open House

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Contractor’s Corner Reliable Builders

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How To D.I.Y. Theme Ideas for Kids’ Rooms

February 2011 • Vol. 4 • No. 2 P.O. Box 24881 Barrigada, GU 96921 Tel: (671) 472-3495 | Fax: (671) 472-3498 email: office@yellowpagesink.com

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Curb Appeal Increasing Curb Appeal

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Dwellings Furnish with a Conscience

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Dish Networking Dining Opportunity

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Fisherman’s Cove Is Hilton’s Newest Dining Spot

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Closing Guam Association of Realtors®

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Real Estate Listing By Village Looki ng for s ome t h ing i n pa r t ic ul ar ? See the listings index below to point you in the direction of a listing in this real estate guide that’s right for you. Simply look up the village, type of home or apartment and see the ad on the corresponding page number. H ap py H om e Hunt i ng !

Commerical For Lease

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

FC - Front Cover

IBC - Inside Back Cover

IFC - Inside Front Cover

BC - Back Cover

B a r ri g a d a

Yona

Coral Sea Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .16 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

D e d ed o

H ag åt ña

Coral Sea Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Alliance Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

M a n g il a o

D e d ed o

H ag åt ña

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .16 Blue Pacific Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Alliance Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

H ar mo n

Mong Mong - Toto-M ai te

Alliance Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Tamu ning

O rd ot - Ch ala n Pag o

Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Blue Pacific Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Tumon Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC

Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

S in a j a n a BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Commercial For Sale

B a r ri g a d a

BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

M a n g il a o

D e d ed o Coral Sea Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

D e d ed o

Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Tamu ning

Mong m on g- Toto- Mai te

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Tamu ning BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Multi-Family For Sale H ag åt ña

Ag a t Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Century 21 Realty Managment . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

H ag åt ña

Land for Sale

M a i te

BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .16

Tal afofo

Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

H ag åt ña

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Y ig o

M a n g il a o

Alliance Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

H ar mo n Pi ti

Land For Lease

H ag åt ña Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

O rd ot - Ch ala n Pag o

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC

I n a ra j a n Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

M a n g il a o

Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Tumon

S in a j a n a

Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .16 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

S ant a R i t a M a n g il a o

O rd ot - Ch ala n Pag o

Tal ofofo

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Pi ti BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Mong m on g- Toto- Mai te

Y ig o

Tamu ning

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

MZ Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Latte Stone Properties, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Coral Sea Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .16 Blue Pacific Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Coral Sea Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Yona

Tumon

Tumon

Alliance Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Chaney Brooks Guam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .16

Coral Sea Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Tamu ning Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Residential For Rent A s an Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

B a r ri g a d a

Residential For Sale

Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Ag a t

D e d ed o

Alliance Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Advance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

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Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC

Tal ofofo

Tamu ning

Y ig o Y ig o Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC MZ Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 BHI Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .16 Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Today’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC Re/Max Diamond Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17

Yona Century 21 Realty Management . . . . . . . . . .IFC Century 21 Commonwealth Realty . . . . . . . . .17


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MLS#11-332 TAMUNING - $1,900/mo Alupang Cove Condo Including utilities 1br/1ba, 2nd flr. unit.

MLS#10-1736 PITI - LAND $500K 8000sm. Excellent road frontage property with high visibility for any business

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MLS# 11-10/268/270 MAITE - $189K or RENT $1,700/mo Agana Oceanview Condo 3br/2ba

YIGO $259K 3br/2.5Ba on 1/2 acre lot. Family room, Living room & kitchen

MLS#10-3245 DEDEDO - NCS $200K Renovated 5br/3ba. Fully fenced

MLS#10-3958 YONA - Windward Hills Golf Course $475K 4br/3ba wonderful features & scenic view

DEDEDO - $1,500-1,900/mo 3br - 5br House

MLS#10-1969 TAMUNING - $230K 3br/2ba on 600sm R2 zone lot.

Beautiful Ocean Front Townhome, 2br/2ba with jacuzzi baths & sauna room.

MLS#11-212 YONA - $220K Windward Hills Estates 4br/2.5ba. Fixer Upper!

MLS#11-3909 CHALAN PAGO - $2,000/mo Flora Pago Condo 3br/2.5ba 1st flr unit. A sanctuary for your evenings - with pool.

MLS#10-3936 TAMUNING - $2,900/mo Alupang Cove

MANGILAO - $89K Villa Punta Isa Condo 3br/2ba, 2nd flr unit.

MLS#11-210 YIGO - $$2,205/mo Spacious 4br/2.5ba home on 1/2 acre lot. Minutes to the back gate entrance to AAFB.

MLS#10-3008 & 10-3007 SINAJANA $1,800/mo & $2,000/mo 3BR/3BA. Delightful home with open floor plan.

MLS#10-1954 TAMUNING - LAND $550K 1/2 acre w/ 4br concrete house.

MLS#09-3495 DEDEDO - $195K 3br/2ba with 2br/1ba & 1br/1ba extension all concrete and semi-concrete storage.

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By Nick Captain

Market Repor t

Guam Real Estate Market Up 20% in 2010

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ctivity Update –

Although local real estate lending contracted significantly in 2010, there were strong indicators of positive growth in the Guam real estate market, according to the latest release from Captain Real Estate Group. In 2010, aggregate island-wide sales volume increased by 22 percent from 2009 to $306.2 million. Last year, the median price of a house on Guam increased by over six percent and the median price of a condominium increased by nearly 13 percent. Also in 2010, condominium sales volume islandwide increased by nearly 50 percent, and land sales volume more than doubled the 2009 levels. In 2010, over $32.2 million in condominium sales and over $94.5 million in land transactions closed. According to Nick Captain, the condominium and land sectors are “leading indicators” for future growth. Captain expects local players to step up as well as a slew of off island investors acquiring Guam real estate over the next couple of years, boosting sales volume and increasing prices. The 2010 growth in real estate sales occurred while local lenders moved in the opposite direction, with real estate loans down by 28 percent to $387.6 million. Local real estate lending was again dominated by First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Guam, while Bank of Hawaii continued to shrink. In 2010, Bank of Hawaii closed fewer real estate loans (in dollars) than Coast 360 and Community First credit unions, as well as BankPacific. “Once local banks can justify real estate lending growth, relatively stable residential and soft commercial market conditions could turn upward quickly”, noted Captain.

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Single Family Dwelling (“SFD”) market activity during 2010 was relatively stable with 4 percent growth in dollar volume to $141.7 million. During 2010, the median price of a single family house hit $212,500, up 6 percent, but has remained within the range of $195,000 to $215,000 since 2007. The dollar sales growth in 2010 occurred along with shrinkage of 5 percent in the number of houses sold, which reflected 586 units in 2010. Unit sales volume peaked during 2006 to 2008 with over 700 houses sold annually. The 2010 unit sales volume reflected the lowest annual total since 2003. The annual SFD unit sales volume, which peaked at 774 units in 2007, pales compared to the Department of Defense’s Record of Decision which details the Guam military build-up and notes that new civilian housing demand, under the now-delayed initial build-up scenario, would average 2,500 units annually through 2015. High end SFD sales (above $500,000) increased over 20 percent in 2010, as the return of economic normalcy brought wealthy individuals back into the market. In the condominium sector, the median price increased by nearly 13 percent to $140,000 in 2010, while the number of transactions increased by over 21 percent, to 183 units. Condominium sales volume (in dollars) was up last year by over 48 percent to $32.2 million. The high end condominium sector continued it’s rebound with 23 transactions priced over $350,000 in 2010, more than double 2009 activity. Land sales in 2010 hit $94.5 million, up by nearly 110 percent, and approximating the combined totals from 2004 and 2005. The number of land sales in 2010 was up by almost 15 percent to 459 transactions. The multifamily sector rebounded in 2010, increasing 75 percent to $17.9 million in sales volume; primarily due to the bulk sale of Talo Verde houses as apartment building sales volume was

anemic. The commercial and industrial sectors lagged in 2010, with sales volume down by 45 percent to only $19.9 million in combined sales. These sectors were positively impacted by upward pressure on rents and occupancy; however, sales volume declined significantly due to the wide price expectation gap between buyers and sellers. The military build-up will dominate Guam’s economy and real estate market through this decade. The now obvious slowdown comes on the heels of the Record of Decision (“ROD”), which indicates that Guam’s housing market had a 2,800 unit excess capacity. New housing demand was estimated to approximate 2,500 units per year for four years, resulting in excess capacity of over 8,000 units post-build up. Under the original timeline, there would be a need for 12,000 civilian housing units in 2014 alone, falling to 3,205 units by 2017, after construction. Fortunately, the estimates were concluded as seriously flawed in light of Guam’s infrastructure and politics. The slowdown is good for Guam as the ROD estimates would have resulted in serious market clashes and a housing war where landlords are kings. The ROD says that “This rapid and substantial increase in population on Guam would create “boom town” opportunities and problems.” The slowdown in population growth will smooth out the boom and bust cycles previously experienced in Guam. Guam’s residential real estate market is healthy compared to the U.S. Mainland. According to the S&P/case Shiller Home Price Index, home prices nationwide are back to their mid-2003 levels, while the Guam median price is up 85 percent from 2003. U.S. home prices are down an average of 33 percent from their recent peak, but the 2010 Guam median price was only one percent lower than the 2008 peak of $215,000. Notable Transactions – 2010 was the year of Talo Verde’s foreclosure,

the four abandoned towers, the Marriott foreclosure sale, and the auction of Tumon oceanfront land. Notable transactions in 2010 included more than just foreclosure deals and abandoned projects (“on hold”). The $15.4 million bulk sale of 28 Talo Verde houses closed in 2010 with local buyers benefitting from the discounted prices. Guam’s largest industrial complex, IXORA, sold at $7.2 million and Tumon oceanfront land (former Royal Palm) sold at over $500 per square meter. Notably, USDA loan activity skyrocketed in 2010, to 81 loans, up from only 18 deals in 2009. Ironwood Heights and Sagan Bonita affordable housing projects were both successful in 2010 while the Ysrael’s are quietly building a 180 unit apartment complex in Tumon


Feature

Choosing a Guard Dog for Home Security Purposes?

ion Protect ean tm o n e r a d o gs . y r a c s r o d, e n i a r t hly g i h e r ’ n ed o i t T h ey i d n ly co l a c i s y rt e l ph a y l l nta and me ures. creat

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Feature

An outside dog may not be doing much for you at all By Matthew Margolis

If you’re thinking that a guard dog might be a wise home security choice, there is a lot to consider before heading out to the pet store for a puppy. Depending on the breed, dogs will live 10 years or more, so it is a big financial and personal responsibility that will last a long time. Also, dogs need training in order to protect you and your premises in a way that won’t get you sued or into a situation where the dog needs to be put down because it escaped your property and bit someone. Not long ago, a woman called me, very upset. She’d just dropped her dog off at a shelter — the same shelter from which she had originally adopted him only a few weeks earlier. When I asked why she had returned him, she described what were obvious signs of severe aggressive tendencies. When I asked why she had taken him home with her in the first place, she said, “For protection.” OK. “For protection” makes sense. A lot of people bring a dog into the family for protection. But protection and aggression are not the same things. You don’t want your four-legged, iron-jawed protector protecting your home and belongings from you and your family. And you don’t want to have to protect yourself and your family from little Cujo. You are then prisoners in your own home, held captive by your own dog. That’s no way to live. We all want to feel safe. And we all have our ideas of how to find that feeling of safety. Bigwigs hire bodyguards. There’s the home alarm system—just a notch above the car alarm in effectiveness. And some folks keep a gun near the nightstand—intimidating, but not for everyone. Still others—many, others— get a dog.

If you’re leaning toward the latter, there are some things you should know and understand before diving in. Above all, protection dogs should be social, friendly and loving—with everyone. What? What about growling? Snarling? Frothing at the mouth? Protection dogs are not mean or scary. They’re highly trained, physically conditioned and mentally alert creatures. They’re also incredibly loyal and loving—when properly trained and socialized and treated with love, praise and affection. Protection dogs do their best work from inside the house. Left outside, your watchdog is vulnerable to the very people you want protection from. Dogs will be dogs, and even the most sophisticated and intelligent watchdog finds it hard to resist a juicy sirloin. If some ne’er-do-well drops a sweet-smelling hunk of beef seasoned with arsenic into your backyard, your pal and protector won’t be around to help you when you need it. This really happens. Evil does exist. So keep your dog inside, where he can keep you safe and you can keep him safe. In thinking about a dog in terms of protection, ask yourself what you really want and what you really need. Do you want a protection dog, trained like a police dog, or do you really want a burglar alarm with a heart? Unless your only other choice is the Witness Protection Program, what most of us really need is a dog who will cause a stir if someone’s jiggling the door handle in the dead of night. As Waylon Jennings once sang, “You wanna get the rabbit out the L-O-G, you gotta make a commotion like a D-O-G.” CasaGuam.com 9


Feature Waylon’s right. Mr. Burglar makes a small noise, little Fluffy makes a big ruckus, and Mr. B has to pause and ask himself, “Do I feel lucky?” Most likely, he’ll move along to a more peaceful place, where he can slip in and out without the fuss. But if you really do need a protection dog, first carefully consider the breed. Certain breeds are better suited to provide that kind of service than others, and you might be surprised by what you find. A 90-pound Bloodhound asleep at the foot of your stairs might look capable of doing some serious damage, but chances are a clown car full of burglars could step right over him, empty your jewelry drawers and head out without so much as a “Woof !” from Sleepy. A 7-pound, yappy Yorkshire terrier, on the other hand, could easily be a burglar’s worst nightmare. Do your research. Decide what kind of protection you need. Be aware that professionally trained protection dogs are more expensive. Whatever you do, know the difference between protection and aggression. Protection is a legitimate reason to get a dog, but there is no reason at all to live with aggression.

Top 10 Things To Do Before You Bring Your New Dog Home www.aspca.org 1. Stock Up On Supplies Your new pal won’t need much—the Burberry overcoat and crystal tiara are optional—but essentials include food and water bowls, safe chew toys, grooming tools, a collar and leash, an identification tag and a crate with bedding (towels will do if you don’t want to spend money on a fancy crate pad). When it comes to food, try to buy the same brand he’s already eating. If you want to change foods, make the switch gradually, mixing old food with new, over a period of a few weeks. 2. Divvy Up Responsibilities To avoid conflict when Princess has to go out at 7:00 A.M., powwow with members of your household about who is going to be responsible for what. Who will walk the dog at various times of times of day? Who will feed the dog? Who will take the dog to the vet? And if it’s you who winds up walking her in the middle of a rainy night, slap on a smile and remember—pet parenting is a privilege, not a chore! 3. Establish House Rules Before Poochie comes home, decide things such as: Is she allowed on the furniture? Will we ever give her “people” food? What behaviors are encouraged, and which are forbidden? Consistency is the key to training dogs, so make sure everyone will stick to enforcing the new system. 4. Be Consistent in Training Dogs can get confused when one human says “down” and another says “off” when, for example, they jump on visitors. Then there’s “down” versus “lie down,” and “paw” versus “shake”—surely you see how this is perplexing to another species! Do Fido a favor and be consistent with the terms you plan to associate with various commands. Better yet, write out a vocabulary list of the words that everyone will use! 5. Dog-proof Your Pup’s Environment Tuck electrical cords out of the way, install safety latches in lower kitchen cabinets, etc. Make sure items that are dangerous to ingest—like children’s toys and chemicals—are off floor level. Some people find it helps to get down on the floor for a dog’s-eye view of every room to see what might tempt a curious canine. 6. Learn Some Handy Housetraining Tips If your new pooch is not yet housetrained, determine where his indoor “potty spot” will be. Figure out your plan to housetrain him, and coordinate with the entire household. 7. Consider a Crate Crates often give dogs a sense of security by offering them a place that is all their own. Providing your new pooch with her own safe and secure spot will help her adjust more quickly. 8. Make it Legal In Guam, every dog is required to be licensed. You can get sign up for a pet license at the Department of Agriculture or at the Yigo Animal Shelter. 9. Make a Vet Appointment If you don’t already have one, find a good veterinarian—and bring your new canine to a caring veterinarian for a wellness exam within one week after adoption. Make this first appointment even before you bring home your new pup. 10. Combat Sibling Rivalry This one’s for folks who already have a dog in the home. Before you introduce the new hound into the pack, pick up anything your resident dog might guard, such as food bowls, bones, toys and beds. Even if your dog has never exhibited possessive tendencies, it is best to exercise caution. This may be an intense experience for your resident canine, so do be patient with her.

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Profile

The Guam Association of

REALTORS

New Leadership Team for 2011

Anthony Godwin President

Liz Duenas President Elect 2011

Christopher Felix

Elmore Cotton Director

Ryan DeGuzman Director

Bree McDowell Director

Del Ada

Beverly Alerta Brady

Education Committee Chair

Community Affairs Committee Chair

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Loisa Cabuhat

Immediate Past President Secretary / Treasurer

Clare Delgado VicePresident

Peggy Araullo Llagas Executive Officer

Nenita Muna Director

Deana Palmer Director

Layla Raymanova Director

Louisa Wessling Director

Scott Campbell

Marilou Lacson

Diane Licanto Lee

Ryan Mummert

Vic Reyes

Professional Standards Committee Chair

FPC & Legislative Committee Chair

RPAC Chair

MLS Committee Chair

Grievance Committee Chair


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From the Experts

Quick Tips for a Successful Open House By Clare Delgado • Does your house look dull and dingy? Give it a quick face lift with a good old fashioned paint job or power wash. Walk through your home and make any necessary repairs. Clean the windows, both inside and out. Adding flowers can brighten the look of any home.

Clare Delgado, Associate Broker Century 21Commonwealth Realty Vice President - Guam Association of REALTORS® our house is on the market. Your REALTOR® has the property listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and you have yard signs advertising that your property is for sale. Your REALTOR® at this time will now encourage you to hold an Open House. But why have an Open House? Having an Open House is an excellent opportunity to showcase your property to potential buyers and get it sold quicker.

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When organizing an open house, here are some things to remember beforehand: • First Impressions are hard to break. Most homebuyers form an opinion about your home within seconds of seeing it for the first time. Remember to make your home the one the buyers remember by giving them a great first impression. • The curb appeal can also boost the chances of selling the home. Clear the sidewalks and front walkway of debris. If necessary, give it a clean sweep and remove weeds that may be growing between cracks.

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• For the indoors, you can start out by setting your home’s fragrance, since it is the first sense they will encounter when entering your home. This is your opportunity to make a big statement in a small area. What you need to avoid is strong pet, cooking and tobacco odor. Having pleasant music playing in the background will also help set your stage.

officer from your favorite Escrow Company can assist buyers by answering any questions they may have regarding financing, and escrow. • Allow your REALTOR® to show the house. They know the house and will present your property to its best advantage. Also, buyers are usually more comfortable when the seller is not present. (Information courtesy: www.century 21.com) Your REALTOR® will also be able to provide you with additional tips and suggestions on getting your home ready to sell. So call your favorite Century 21 Commonwealth Realty agent today and make your open house a GOLD STANDARD success!

• Make sure the house smells good. Bake cookies or light fragrant (vanilla works) candles for a homey scent. Hide the kitty litter. • Clean and spruce up all rooms. Remove unnecessary clutter. Turn on as many lights as possible. Kitchens and bathrooms should be absolutely spotless. Remove excess appliances and make sure all major appliances are working. Potpourri and scented soaps add a nice fragrance to the air. • Carports and garages should also be clutter free. Since these areas can also been seen by buyers as potential additional storage, having it clean and organized will boost appearances. • Have your REALTOR® invite other experts to participate in the open house. A loan officer from your favorite bank or an escrow

is located at: R.K. Professional Plaza 341 S. Marine Drive, Ste. 205 Tamuning, Guam 96931 Telephone (671) 649-2121 Facsimile (671) 646-5389 Cell Phone (671) 483-2120 email: claredelgado@yahoo.com Website: www.guam.com/Real-Estate


Homes & Condos

Barrigada $390K 4bd/2ba #11-239

Machananao-Ded. $130K 4bd/3ba #11-339

Kaiser-Ded. $155K 2bd/1ba #11-294

Mangilao $230K 3bd/1ba #11-203

Mangilao $230K 3bd/1.5ba #11-227

Yigo $285K 4bd/3ba #11-64

Holiday Tower Condo - Sin. $279.5K 2bd/2ba #10-3953

Summer Palace-Ded. $390K 4bd/2.5ba #11-7

Astumbo-Ded. $290K 4bd/2.5ba #11-4

Dededo $189K 3bd/2ba #10-4274

Liguan Terrace - Ded. $195K 3bd/2ba #10-4228

Latte Plantation-Mang. $330K 4bd/3ba #10-4142

Dededo $269K 3bd/2ba #10-1505

Dededo $360K 4bd/3ba #10-1652

Dededo $435K 4bd/2.5ba #11-361

Liguan Terrace Ded. Tun Akin Kabesa-Yigo $260K 4bd/2ba #10-1110 $205K 3BR/1.5BA #10-2293

Keiya A Condo-Tumon $115K 1bd/1ba #11-360

Adacao, Mangilao $350K 3bd/3ba ea. duplex #10-2731

Tecio Tumon Villa Condo $600K 3bd/3ba #08-1207

Perez Acres-Yigo $210K 3bd/1.5ba #10-428

A’abang Astumbo Ded $128K 2 BR/1BA #10-3906

Perez Acres-Yigo $210K 3BR/1.5BA #11-51

Tumon Horizon Condo $115K 2bd/1ba #11-359

Barrigada $340K 4bd/2.5ba #10-1163

Barrigada Heights $850K 3bd/2ba #06-941

Dededo $225K 3bd/2ba #10-2499

Astumbo-Dededo $225K 6bd/3ba #10-3457

Yigo $233K 3bd/2ba #11-365

Dededo $335K 3bd/2ba #10-835

Spring Hill Sub. Yigo $280K 3bd/2ba #10-2204

Machananao,Ded $165K 3BR/1.5BA #10-3768

Yigo $329K 3bd/2.5ba #10-2899

Villa Rosario Condo-Ded. $142K 3bd/2ba #10-712

Villa de Oro, Mang. Liguan Terr. - Ded $176.5 3BR/1BA #10-2340 $140K 3bd/2ba #10-1737

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RENTALS

Dededo Warehouse Space - Nice, well maintained Industrial Park, with drive by security. Each warehouse has loading dock. Warehouse 2 and 5. available. $4,000 (11-94) Tamuning Office Space - Excellent for hair salon business,

Land (House Lot & Investment)

but also great for office or retail store. $1500 (11-343) Royal Gardens Townhouse Tamuning - Very nice unit! Inarajan $55K 1,963sm #10-4302

Mangilao $1.049M 10,000sm #10-4121

Ordot-Chlan Pago $795K 24,665sm #10-4289

Off Rt.4,Inarajan $45K 2280 sq.m #06-865

Central location, great & well maintained complex!! Amenities include basketball / tennis courts, swimming pool, playground, post mail delivery, 2-car parking spaces asigned and 24hr security. $2800 (11-295) San Vitores Garden Condo Tumon - Beautiful condo unit in the heart of Tumon!! Newly renovated bathrooms

Yigo $65K 1,853sm #10-1039

Yigo $95K 2,046sm #10-4307

Rt. 1 Yigo $3,776,240 58,096sm #11-348

Tamuning $450K 1,069.41sm #10-4308

and kitchen, new floor tiles, upgraded central A/C, freshly painted interior walls, very clean!! Walking distance to the beach, restaurants and pleasure island. MUST SEE!! $2200 (11-293) Yigo - All new appliances and blinds and accordian typhoon

Tamuning $260K 702.24sm #10-843

Agat $648K 49,000sm #10-1802

Agat $12M 140,150sm #07-1156

Dededo $60K 2,075sm #10-635

shutters. Large yard. Washer/Dryer connection on uncovered patio at the rear. Military welcome. $1350 (11-116) Yigo - A gorgeous, spanish-mediterranean style home, built and finished with luxurious materials. Underground power, storm drain systems, fully paved roads, gated and secured entrance. Enclosed garage with remote

Yigo $65K 1,853sm #10-1037

Piti $125K 1,246sm #08-3496

Paseo de Oro Tam $252K 1147 sq.m #10-3868

Piti $3,280,000 545,687sm #06-605

control, solid interior doors, tongue and groove ceiling, 20k generator, and so much more!! $4400 (11-289) Chn. Tun Gregorio Tugon St., Yigo - 3BR/2.5BA $2,200 (10-4238) Las Palmas Phase I, Mangilao - 3BR/2.5BA $2,000

Monessa Lujan Chn.Pago $250K 1637 sq.m #10-3942

Chaco Rd.Yona $383K 17,108 sq.m #10-3933

Farenholt Ave. Tam $2.998M 10,619 sq.m #05-1050

Tumon-H zone $2.008M 4016 sq.m #06-3020

(10-4238) Gardenia St., Dededo - 3BR/2BA $1,900 (10-4237)

Commercial & Multi-Family

Holiday Tower Condo, Sinajana - 3BR/2BA $2,300 Back on Market (10-4215) Chn. Ahi St., Dededo - 4BR/2.5BA $2,500 (10-4136) Tun Theodoro Dungca St. NIL, Tamuning - 3BR/2BA $1,700 (10-4093) Scharf Street NIL, Piti - 2BR/2BA $650 (10-3844)

Tamuning $50K Bradley Place Hagåtña Business for Sale #09-2700 $1.475M 18Units #09-2306

Tamuning $2.8M 20 Units #07-416

Mangilao $330K 5 Units #10-2731

S. Marine Dr., Tamuning - 600sq.ft. $1,500 (10-3794) S. Marine Corps Dr., Tamuning - 1,908.00 sq meters $1.6M (10-3512) Rt. 10 Airport Rd MSA Warehouse, Barrigada 1,100sq.ft. $2,200 (10-3118) Perez Acres Townhome, Yigo - 3BR/2BA $1,700 (10-1921)

MongMong-Toto-Maite $3M Hagåtña $1,482,770 Tamuning $4.8M Tamuning $1.6M 30 Units #10-2721 Comm Bldg #10-4166 Comm Bldg #08-3898 Comm Bldg #10-3511

128 Ch. Saduc Winward Estate, Yona - 4bd/3ba $1,700 (10-2534)


CONTRACTOR’S CORNER

Highlight on: Reliable Builders eliable Builders, Inc. was founded by Mr. Jong. K. Kim, CEO/President, in 1974. After the island was devastated by Typhoon Pamela in 1976, RBI’s primary focus was on assisting the island by accommodating the high demands for building and repairs of residential houses, mostly financed by the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). Nearly 65 houses were completed within a seven-year period. Through the 1980s and 1990s, RBI performed various housing projects for the Government of Guam and also was involved in the development of condominiums, hotels, business establishments, and residential houses for the private sector. RBI further expanded its services in 1991 by competitively bidding on military projects for the United States Navy and Air Force on Guam. RBI entered the U.S. SBA’s 8(a) program in January 2001 and was simultaneously awarded with the Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) under the program. RBI was awarded its 1st Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) contract in September of 2002 and its 2nd MACC contract in September 2006. RBI was awarded its 1st Design Build-Multiple Award Contract (DBMACC) in September of 2003 and 2nd DBMACC in September 2006. Also, in January of 2006, RBI was qualified as a HUBZone small business concern (SBC) and was awarded its 3rd DBMACC from NAVFAC Marianas in June of 2009. More recently, RBI graduated from the U.S. SBA’s 8(a) BD Program in January 2010. Our Safety and health vision: “Conducting work in a way where personnel are free from injury and harm.” The achievement of our safety and health plan is dependent upon all of us being prepared to entrust our effort, creativity and intellect. We need to present ourselves fit for work and take individual responsibility for safety. The Reliable Builders Corporate Safety Director Mr. Rully S. Padios, our Management, and workforce team is dedicated to supporting Reliable Builders Inc. Safety and Health Policy and Management System, and we will provide all necessary resources and support to ensure that we meet our objectives. Full participation will assist us to make our safety and health vision a reality.

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RBI is an award-winning firm with the following recognitions under its belt: • Guam Contractors’ Association’s 2010 Excellence in Construction Safety Award • Guam Contractors’ Association’s 2010 Excellence in Construction Award for a $10.8 million project • Guam Contractors’ Association’s 2010 Excellence in Construction Award for the Guam Veterans’ Affairs Outpatient Clinic • Guam Contractors’ Association’s 2008 Excellence in Construction Award for the New First Hawaiian Bank, Tamuning Branch • Guam Contractors’ Association’s 2008 Excellence in Construction Award for the Inarajan and Talofofo Shore Protection • Guam Contractors’ Association’s 2006 Excellence in Construction Award for the Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Public Administration Building • Guam Contractors’ Association’s 2002 Excellence in Construction Award for a Fire Pump & Water Storage Facility

Reliable Builders, Inc. is a General Contractor specializing in: • Development and Management of Design-Build Projects • New Construction (vertical & horizontal) • Renovation and alternations of commercial and Government buildings and various facilities • Residential Housing • Military Family Housing & Installation • HVAC systems • Installation of water tanks • Antenna Towers • High Voltage Underground Cables • Power and Communication Systems • Port Operations Projects, including dredging works, pile driving & rock revetment • Civil Works, including road projects, bridge repairs and erosion control. Reliable Builders, Inc. employs over 250 men and women and self performs all vertical and horizontal works; mechanical and electrical works are subcontracted out to local business partners from Guam.

First Hawaian Bank Tamuning Branch Exterior

First Hawaian Bank Tamuning Branch Interior


H o w To D . I . Y.

Theme Ideas for Kids’ Rooms

www.doityourself.com

arents who confidently decorated the rest of their house can find themselves frozen in fear or frustration when it comes time to decorate their children’s rooms. They are often unsure how to begin the process of decorating a room for another person - one whose opinions may be as strong as their own.

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When It Comes To Kids, Let There Be Color Ask a child his favorite color and he’ll say blue. A second later he’ll say no, it’s red. Yellow. Purple. Orange. Green. In fact, kids love color, all colors. That alone should be inspiration when thinking about decorating your children’s bedrooms or playrooms. That they love color - the more the better - also makes do-ityourself decorating projects with your kids easy and fun. The key is to relax, keep things simple and inexpensive, and don’t sweat the small stuff (like big messes). Use your creativity with your kids and watch theirs spring to life. Let kids add color to unexpected places and have it be OK. If color is what a room lacks, kids can use GelGems™ on any nonporous surface such as windows, refrigerators, computer moni-

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tors and bathroom tile. Flexible, stickable and reusable, the colorful gels come in virtually any shape and color - hearts, letters, paisley, dots, fish, flowers or seasonal shapes - and can match any room theme or help create a new one around special holidays. Playtime with pillows. Purchase fabric crayons or paint at the craft store, along with cotton material. Cut two matching squares out of material, tape one piece securely to a work area, such as thick piece of cardboard, and have children design the front of a pillow. After they’re done, sew the pieces together leaving a hole on one side big enough to put a hand through, stuff with filling and stitch the hole shut. Modern art has never been so inexpensive. Children’s artwork can be priceless; after all, a family or self-portrait drawn by their own hands is often more precious than a professional one. With the money you save on artwork, invest in a nice frame to give your children’s masterpieces a finished look that blends with your room’s decor. Press some style and fun onto stale-looking walls. Have children dip their hands into an accent paint color. Help them press their hands onto the walls to create a room border around the middle of the wall. Vary the position of the handprints, switching 45-degree angles to the right and left to create a pattern. Boot out the old, in with the new. Here is a use for the cute little rain boots they no longer wear, but you cannot bear to give away: planters. Pound a few holes in the bottom of the boot with a nail then pour a thin layer of gravel in the bottom of the boot for proper drainage. Fill with potting soil and Gerbera daisies or other small flowers.


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Curb Appeal

Increasing Curb Appeal I saw an ad for a book entitled 197 Ways to Have More Curb Appeal. I don’t know all of them, and I don’t want to. Here are the 15 or 20 ways I think will give you the most bang for your buck and make the most difference to the appearance of your home. They are in no particular order of importance. It’s up to you to decide what you think is appropriate for your home, and what will do the most to enhance curb appeal. Here they are:

Install Outdoor Lighting

By Charles Gueli

Enhance Your Entry

Even with a small budget, there are ways to draw attention to your front door. Molding acts like a picture frame when applied around a doorway.

Add Shutters Or Accent Trim Shutters and trim add a layer of beauty to your home's exterior. Shutters also control light and ventilation, and provide additional security. Exterior shutters can be made of wood, aluminum, vinyl, composite, or fiberglass.

Landscape lighting makes a huge impact on your home's appearance, while also providing safety and security. Fixtures can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path. If you aren't able to use lights that require wiring, install solar fixtures (but understand that their light levels are not as bright or as reliable).

Replace Gutters And Downspouts

Replace Old Hardware

Renew Paint, Siding, And Trim

House numbers, the entry door lockset, a wall-mounted mailbox, and an overhead light fixture are all elements that can add style and interest to your home's exterior. These elements add the most curb appeal when they function collectively. Oiled-bronze finishes suit traditional homes, while brushed nickel suits more contemporary ones.

An exterior facelift (new paint, siding, or trim details) automatically transforms the look of a home. Any obvious defects, such as cracked or rotting material, can downgrade your curb appeal and diminish the value of your house.

If your home has an older gutter system, odds are it's also suffering from peeling paint, rust spots, or other problems that can convey a sense of neglect. Replace old systems. Copper systems, while pricier, convey a look of quality.

Apply Stone Veneer

Get garden beds into shape by pruning, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and adding new mulch. If your border is old or tired-looking, try upgrading to stone or a decorative cast-concrete edging system.

Stone is a great option for dressing up exterior features such as concrete foundations, column footings, and other masonry details. Natural and manufactured stone can be costly options for large areas, but both are affordable and well suited for use as accents.

Create Symmetry

Dress Up The Driveway

Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, it's also the simplest to arrange. Symmetrical compositions of light fixtures and front-door accents create welcoming entries. When a door is flanked by two sidelights, or two planters, it makes a difference.

If your driveway is cracked or stained or has vegetation sprouting from it, you can upgrade it without doing a complete redo. First repair the cracks and stains (and kill the weeds), then dress it up by staining the concrete.

Dress Up The Front Door

Arbors, garden gates, and short sections of decorative fence panels will enhance your curb appeal. These can be found in easy-to-build kits or prefab sections you simply connect together. For best results, paint or stain these items with colors already on your house.

Renew Planter Beds

Your front door is the focal point of your home’s curb appeal. Make a statement by giving your front door a blast of color or by installing a custom wood door. Clean any dirty spots around the knob, and polish the door hardware. Your entry should also reflect the interior, so choose a wreath that reflects your personal style.

Upgrade Your Mailbox Mailboxes should complement the home and express the homeowner's personality. Dress up posted boxes by staining or painting the wooden post to match the house's trim and woodwork.

Create An Instant Garden Container gardens add a welcoming feel and colorful appeal to any home exterior—quickly and affordably. You can buy ready-made containers from garden centers or create your own with your favorite plants. For most landscapes, a staggered, asymmetrical arrangement works best.

Add Outdoor Art Give your yard a little spunk by adding weather-resistant artwork. Choose pieces that complement your home's exterior elements. Birdbaths, metal cutouts, sculptures, and wind chimes are good choices for outdoor art. Water sculptures (fountains) not only function as yard art, but the burbling sounds soothe and make hot days feel cooler. Place fountains on level ground in optimum hearing and sight vantage points. Avoid spots in leaf-dropping areas.

Add Arbors Or Fence Panels

Install Window Boxes Window boxes offer a fast, easy way to bring color and charm to your home exterior. Choose boxes made from copper or iron for a traditional look, or painted wood for a cottage feel. Choose flowers and plants to suit your lighting conditions and color scheme.

Build A Walkway Well-designed walkways make your home feel warm and inviting. For a dramatic improvement to a straight concrete path, replace it with a contoured one made of stone or brick. For a less costly upgrade, apply a colored concrete resurface to the old walkway, then edge with brick or stone borders.

Upgrade Railings Porch and stoop railings can deteriorate quickly if not treated properly. If your railings are past their prime, look for good quality components to replace the existing material. Make sure the color, scale, design, details, and material are compatible with the home.

About the Autor:Charles has worked in the construction industry for 39 years. He invites you to ask questions and take advantage of the resources on www.continuous-home-improvement-help.com , where guidance, information and support are always available. Read more: http://www.articlesbase.com/landscaping-articles/increasing-curb-appeal-1580096.html#ixzz1DJuTRCEJ Under Creative Commons License: Attribution 22 CasaGuam Februar y 2011


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Dwellings

Furnish with a Conscience veryone is emphasizing on the saving the earth from the disastrous aftermaths of the modern day evils that are, pollution, overpopulation and deforestation. The earth is in a dire need to be saved by reducing them. In such situations, eco friendly furniture can be a choice if you are planning for the perfect home furniture with an eco friendly atmosphere. All this without having to change your gumption of style and comfort level. Eco friendly furniture is in a huge demand amongst mass as well as the class.

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Eco Friendly Furniture Furniture is the basic necessity in any house that distinguishes it from all the rest. It is important to plan your furniture carefully as this decides the expression of your personal style. Eco friendly furniture can be the trendy way that you can prefer over many other furniture types. There are some great eco friendly chairs, desks, space dividers, cabinets and all other possible furniture pieces. The readily available eco friendly furniture offers a variety of eco friendly materials that are made from recycled and harvested wood, bio based as well as non toxic materials that cause less pollution than the regular furniture that we use. There are various types of eco friendly furniture that go easy on pocket and high on fashion. Eco friendly furniture have plenty of products that you can select, according to your requirements and style logo.

Industrial Scraps In this growing era of technology, there is a large amount of industrial scrap that simply multiplies the pollution and harms the environment beyond our imagination. Hence, the researchers have found out a cool way of managing this industrial scrap by using

it in making a variety of furniture articles that are aesthetic as well as eclectic. These eco friendly furniture items are available in various striking colors as well as with washable qualities which makes them more durable.

Egg Cartons The eggs cartons get saturated as much as the amount of the eggs we use. Egg cartons are actually made up of cardboards, that are not used any further. There are various eco friendly baby furniture items made from these waste egg cartons. These egg cartons are turned into the paper pulp that can later on be turned into various small desks and stools for the kids furniture.

Recycled Fiber The couches, chairs and even cushions on the sofas are actually a combination of steel mesh and fiber sacks that were previously being used for the transportation of grains and stones. These furniture items are really very lightweight. The furniture made of recycled fiber actually looks like some homemade marshmallows. Some of these furniture products come with low watt light fixtures that add an unique accent to the furniture by emitting lights. if you are thinking of remodeling your office, you can think of buying eco friendly office furniture.

Bamboo and Cane Cane or wicker furniture can be stated as the most eco friendly furniture items. Both cane and bamboo grow on a huge amount in most parts of Asia. They are easily destroyable hence they need not to be sent in the landfills. Most of these pieces of furniture are handmade, so they don’t require machinery and they are free from pollution that comes along with the machines. They are also available in numerous styles and designs and are easy on the budget as well.

By Rutuja Jathar

Tips for Buying Eco Friendly Furniture If you are in search of eco friendly furniture, you might throw away the existing furniture that can cause more pollution in the lowlands and due to recycling as well as transportation. It is best not to throw away the old furniture articles, you can donate it or sell it to someone who needs it. Plus you can also think about recycling old furniture to fit your needs. Always buy wood furniture that has been made using wood that is certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), that makes sure that the furniture is correct on all the environmental, economic as well as social counts. Buy furniture from your local retailer as much as possible that saves the transportation cost, as well as pollution. Furniture as well as the paints can actually contaminate your indoor air as they can emit toxic rays. Hence, it is important to choose the substances that are water based and with the lowest VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). Use the foam inside the furniture that is not processed with the flame retardants. This type of foam can actually interrupt the brain development and thyroid hormones. Always use eco friendly fabric with natural colors and dyes. Cotton is traditionally treated with heavy amount of pesticides and VOCs for the desired color of the fabric. This can cause harm to the health as well as the environment. So, try to avoid it and use organic cotton. With rising pollution and environmental degradation, protecting the environment must be our primary goal. Eco friendly furniture can take you one step ahead in this noble cause, with added panache to your house with your original signature on the eco friendly furniture. So, without any delay, go green!

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Dish Networking

Dining Opportunity Fisherman’s Cove Is Hilton’s Newest Dining Spot was on the second level at the Micronesia Mall the other day looking down into a slightly crowded center court. In the sea of people generally wearing mundane earth tones and shades of black stood out a bright green T-shirt on a man sitting near Foot Locker. The green shirt had a large red crab on it, and I was reminded of the Fisherman’s Cove banners with that same crab logo that lined the entrance to Hilton Guam Resort & Spa a couple months ago. I called Sam and Shane to tell them both I had a sudden craving for seafood – particularly baked salmon. I figured it would be a good guess that salmon would be available at Fisherman’s Cove, although my usual option is the Sweet Bourbon Salmon at Lonestar Steakhouse. Sam mentioned that our visiting friend, Jessie, would be in town and that we should all go the hotel restaurant. Shane chimed in that Jessie would be turning ___ (age withheld to protect the innocent) and that a celebration was in order. Sam also needed photos of cooked seafood for a Web site project, so not only were we killing two birds with one stone, we were killing three. We all met at Hilton – one by one of course – in five-minute intervals. Sam arrived first as usual and I joined in next. We were right when we guessed Shane would be late, but we didn’t expect Jessie would be late, too. Sam and I both invited two other friends – Casey and Jordan – to complete the party of six. We all immediately commented on the pleasantly bright décor – full of rustic memorabilia related to American maritime culture – and the mural that reminded me of the opening credits of Gilligan’s Island before the lightning. I had the whole “the Minnow would be lost, the Minnow would be lost” repeating in my head before I saw my friends. Seated in the restaurant, our server explained the concept of the restaurant. We learned that guests are able to choose dishes from the menu or scope out the seafood on ice display. The seafood on ice display featured a vast selection of fish, shrimp, oysters, mussels and clams among other fresh seafood. From the display, we would choose the items we wanted to eat. The restaurant chefs would take the seafood we chose and cook it to our specifications. Casey immediately went for the Lobster Mac N Cheese off the menu. Shane wanted the Mac N Cheese, too, but we all wanted a sampler type of dinner, with each person ordering a different entrée. Shane gave up the mac n cheese and opted for spicy Penn Cove Mussels. Jordan ordered the tuna burger – just slightly seared and practically alive. Jessie, trying to be healthy during dinner anticipating a high-calorie cake for dessert, opted for the fried oyster salad. Sam and I checked out the seafood on ice display and instead ordered from

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there. Sam chose prawns and oysters, while I brought to the table a whole fried parrotfish and of course, salmon. As far as I was concerned, the whole fried parrotfish was communal, but the five-ounce salmon would be all mine. The Lobster Mac N Cheese was an awesome play off of the famous American kid comfort food. It was definitely a welcome upgrade from the Velveeta Mac N Cheese Casey usually prepared at home for the kids. Shane was expecting pasta, but later re-read the menu and noted that the dish was “Penn Cove Mussels” and not “Penne Cove Mussels”. The pot was full of mussels, but wasn’t spicy enough for Shane’s palate. Shane wasn’t complaining, as there was enough to pack and take home for breakfast the next day. To our dismay, Jordan devoured the tuna burger so quickly that none of us were able to get any bites out of it. Jordan’s reason for devouring the burger? It was good – “so good.” Jordan was hungry enough to also eat some of the fried oysters that topped Jessie’s salad. Not enjoying the smell of oysters – I usually don’t, no matter how fresh they are – aggressively encouraged Jordan to devour the oysters quickly. By this time, portions of the whole fried parrot fish were poked out and eaten and my flame-broiled salmon dish saw its last hour. Sam liked the prawns so much, it wasn’t embarrassing to suck the prawn heads at the restaurant – at least until the restaurant servers came to present a Banana Drama dessert to Jessie and to sing Happy Birthday. The prawn heads hit the plate faster than a Concorde breaking the speed of sound in the mid 90s. The Banana Drama is a dessert that takes rum soaked bananas, chocolate and cream and combines them dramatically enough to want more after the first bite. Since the pastry crust was made strong enough to hold the weight of the dessert’s ingredients, we found it smarter to pick up the slice and eat it that way, instead of doing the polite “fork to the dessert” business. It was difficult to break the crust with a fork anyway. Several conversations later and the night coming a close, our ever aging selves agreed to meet again another day, as mid-week dinner arrangements don’t come with bar outings like we once used to include. Happy Birthday Jessie! *Dish Networking is a new dining column in Casa Guam written anonymously about Guam’s hottest new places to see and be seen.


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3rd Floor Residential and 2nd floor commercial space available. Walking distance to restaurant, courthouse and banks! Call DEE @ 727-3777

Business opportunity. Event planning business for sale in a great location. Asking $40,000. Call KAMAKA for more info @ 689-2553

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Residential Rentals

Nice house on a cul-de-sac street in Latte Hts. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with all ceramic tiles and split a/c units per room. Newer kitchen counters and appliances. Fenced back yard. Has always been leased to military personnel for their tour on Guam. Asking $2,100 / month. Call DEANNA @ 688-2855

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1br / 1ba house, close to schools, stores, beach and church. Asking $600.00. Call 649-8265 or 888-7447

Flora Pago Gardens Condo. Security, Pool, BBQ area, Minutes to hospital, , Agana Shopping mall. Asking $1700/mo. call PAT @ 727-4728

106 East Sta. Barbara, Dededo 4bed/1 ba corner house, fenced, and gated. Centrally located close to church, school and malls. Asking $1,200/month. Call MYRNA @ 488-0144

Ord o t-Cha l an Pa go Commercial space for rent. Approx 2155 sq ft. Ideal for laundromat, bakeshop, video store or retail business. Asking $2,500/mo. Please call ANGIE @ 727-2228 Commercial space for rent. Approx 850 sq ft., video store or retail business. Asking $850/mo. Please call ANGIE @ 727-2228

Ta mu n in g Tamuning – Oka Plaza Commercial Offices -Unit 201 is a choice location on the 2nd floor. Rental space can be larger by joining adjacent offices w/ pass thru door. Basic rent for #201 is $810 plus caf of $121.50( .15 cent per sf). Full back up generator. After 1 week, tenant to share cost of operating generator$810/mo. Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333 / 477-7042 Tamuning Commercial Spaces 500 sq ft ~ 2400 sq ft. Asking $1.15/sqft + common area.Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333 / 477-7042

Tu mon Fountain Plaza for Rent: Finally prime commercial space in the much desired Fountain Plaza. Own your very own business amongst the likes of many long time established busibesses already patroning this plaza. Where can you go wrong, San Vitores road frontage with ample space, there are no lossers and YOU are the winner. Asking $2,700/mo. Please call DANIEL @ 687-5422 Cozy Karaoke Bar on the second floor in the heart of Tumon Bay at very reasonable price. Equipped with Karaoke system with 2 TV monitor, ice box, beer cooler, Split A/C, ceiling fan and 100% back-up generator. Asking $2,000/month. Call MIHO @ 687-7198 30 CasaGuam Februar y 2011

3 bedroom / 2 ba house, close to schools, stores, beach and church. Asking $1250.00. Call 649-8265 or 888-7447

Asan Asan Beach House Newly Renovated, Fresh paint and ceramic tiles. Asking: $2,200.00/mo. Call FRANK @ 479-4663

Flora Pago Condo - Awesome 2bd/1.5ba unit w/a redone kitchen, ceramic tiles on the first floor & Berber carpet from the stairs to the 2nd floor. Swimming pool on the grounds. Basic cable, telephone and internet also included. Asking $1700/mo. Please call JEFF @ 777-2227

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Asan 3bd./2ba. Ocean Views Newly Renovated - All ceramic tiles. New a/c's. Asking: $1,900.00/mo. Call FRANK @ 479-4663

2br/1ba apt close to Port Authority of Guam , NavSta, Polaris, store, church, park and beach! Ocean Breeze Apartments $600. Call 649-8265 or 888-7447

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2b/1b, near Subway with water $830/mo. Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333

Ipan Talofofo 3 bd House for Lease: Live on this quiet street and enjoy the views, and the breezes. This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath has all ceramic tile, split a/c units large windows, typhoon shutters and security System Installed. Water included and the furniture can stay or be removed by request of the Tenant. Asking $1950/month. Call DEANNA @ 688-2855. MLS 10-1400

D e de do Dededo – 2br / 2ba Ester Gdn(formerly Ester Villa) Apt is near McDonalds NCS and Finegayan Elementry School. This is a must see complex with nice floor plan, central a/c, accordian typhoon shutters, refrigerator, stove/oven, washer & dryer. Sec 8 OK with one month fully paid security deposit & utilities in tenants name. Shows Very Well.$850/mo. Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333

Ta mu n in g Large 3bd/ 2ba. good location. Asking $1,200. Call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333

Great spacious house located near Paradise Estates. 5bd/3bth. Section 8 okay with full security deposit. Call 646-9870/1

Tamuning behind GPO - 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, 2nd floor, stove / refrigerator. Asking $800.00. Call CORAL SEA REALTY 649-6088

Villa Rosario - Large 3bd / 2 ba First floor, pool, tennis court, excellent condition. Asking $ 1,500. Call 637-7165 / 688-0887/ 689-3333 / 477-7042

Beverly Palms Condo; Newly Renovated 3bd./2ba. 2 Story Townhome Asking: $1,750.00/mo. Call FRANK @479-4663

3Bd/2Bd/1Bd located near schools/church/store and front of park Semi-Furn. Sec.8 & Military OK. Pls. leave message at 632-1200

M on gm on g- To to -Ma i te Maite – 2b/1b, 2nd floor, near Shop – 4Less. $800/mo. Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333 /477-7042

Ypao Apartments 2bd./1ba Directly across Ypao Beach Asking: $1,250.00/mo. call FRANK @ 479-4663

Tumon – Dai-Ichi Condo – 3b/1b, 3rd floor. $1,300/mo. Section 8 OK. Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333 / 477-7042 Tumon Heights Court - Very Nice 3bd / 2 ba, corner unit, excellent condition, pool. good location. Asking $1700/m. Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333 / 477-7042 Tecio Tumon Villa: Nice two bedroom two bath condo located in Tumon. Condo is just a walking distance to the beach, stores, restaurants and nightlife. Asking $2,100/month. Call VIC @483-7518 FURNISHED,remodeled ,upgraded end with best view in Building A. Covered balcony overlooks hotels and Tumon Bay. Walking distance to beach, restaurants, bank and shopping. Building A has several guest parking next to security guard sta & mail boxes. Asking $1450/m. Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333 / 477-7042 Tumon 2bd / 2 ba + Den. excellent condition. Asking $1200. Please call 637-7165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333 / 477-7042 Tumon Holiday Manor ; 4 bedroom, beatifully furnished with pool and BBQ area, near beaches. Asking $3,800/month. Call VICKI for a showing @ 687-3558 Happy Landing Road, Tumon 3bd, 2ba, Condo : Enjoy your island paradise in this 2nd floor unit within walking distance of Tumon Beaches. Complex has a pool and the unit is all ceramic tile, central a/c and accordion typhoon shutters. Asking $1,900/month. Call DEANNA @ 688-2855 MLS 10-133 Tumon Penthouse for Lease: A Rare Penthouse, Oceanview unit is now available. This large 2 bedroom 2.5 bath Condo was upgraded and is in like new condition. Security, Full Back-up Generator, Pool, 2 parking all go along with your desire for the ''good life'' while on Guam. Water included. You CAN have the dream. Asking $3,800/month. Call DEANNA @ 688-2855 MLS 10-744 San Vitores Terrace Condo: 3bd/2ba, 3rd floor unit with oceanview, upgraded unit with new carpets, pool, security and basic cable TV. $1800. Call Coral Sea Realty 649-6088

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Perez Acres: 4 bedroom, 2 bath with pool & playground. Corner unit. Asking $1,900/month. Call SANDY @ 687-6006

Popular Pia Marine 2 bedroom 2 bath units available for Month to Month Rentals. Utilities/Furnitures included with cleaning services. $2400.00.Call Nick @ 689-2939.

Perez Acres: 3 bedroom / 1.5 ba townhouse with extra room great for family room or office, gated and secured community, pool, mail delivery. Asking $1900 . Call CORAL SEA REALTY 649-6088


Classifieds Residential Sales B ar r i g a d a Opportunity Knocking.... Buy the home you deserve! Newly renovated 4BR/2BA home with a snazzy kitchen, fenced and waiting for YOU to move now! Asking $445,000. Call DEANNA @ 688-2855 Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom. Clean, Renovated, Ceramic Tile, Pool and WATER included. Call 646-9870/1

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In a ra ja n 2 bedroom / 2 bath on a living area of 800 sf and 5,526 Âą sm lot. Fixer upper home on a beautiful beach front property, over an acre in size. There is already Power&Water if you would like to rebuild. Asking for $628,054. Call DEANNA @ 688-2855

M a n g i l ao Latte Heights House with 3 bed / 2 ba, ideal location with carport, fully fenced, gated, spacious yard with patio. Asking $200,000. Please call ANGIE @ 727-2228

M on gm on g- To to -Ma i te Newly built Dededo home with 3bed / 2ba house with car covered garage, typhoon shutters, ceramic tiles, nice kitchen, fenced and gated. Asking for $219k. Please call MYRNA @ 488-0144 DEDEDO Multi-Family House located in front of Dededo Park, Library and Mayor's Office. Lots of nearby schools, markets and churches. Income Property with fully occupied and screened Tenants. Property located in a corner lot with fence. This is a wise choice of investment property. For sale by owner. Call now and lv msg at 487-1862. Las Palmas Phase I Great 3bd / 2.5 ba Townhouse style condo. Great for first time home buyer or investor. Complex includes Pool, playground, BBQ cabanas and night security. Asking $195,000. Please call DEANNA 688-2855

A nice 3bed/2ba house completely renovated in 2008 with ceramic tiles, french windows and security grills, waiting to be your home. Located in a quiet neighborhood that's perfect for raising a family. Priced to sell at $169,000. Call MYRNA @ 488-0144 Dededo house with 3bed/2ba, fully fenced, income producing and lots of potential. Asking $185,000. Please call ANGIE @ 727-2228

Tu mon

Land For Sale C h a la n Pa go Chalan Pago LAND FOR SALE Great Investments with Lots of Potentials Near Front Road Zone C More than an Acre Size Lv Msge 632-1200

D e de do Chalan Koda: 2,266 sq. meters. Asking: $75,000.00. Call FRANK @ 479-4663 Dededo Land with 830Âą sm with R-1 Zoned and minutes to NCS with paved access. Asking $45,000. Call YUMIKO @ 688-7791

HA R M O N Exceptional 3bd and 3.5 ba home waiting for that special family to fall in love with. Enjoy the view, separate refrigeration and stove for the person who enjoys cooking, the pool and the great central location. Asking $630k Call JUDY @482-7775

Priced to SELL! Rare Tecio 2 bedroom 2 bath unit for only $265,000. Ocean View, 909 sq ft. Fee Simple Call Nick @ 6892939 for easy showings.

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Ord o t-C ha l an Pa go Quiet, Private, and centrally located 4 bedroom 3 bath house on a 1/2 acre lot. this would be great if you enjoy your privacy and appreciate being close to shopping malls, grocery stores, and schools. Asking $315,000. Call JOYLYN @ 4885069 for a showing. MLS 10-2077 Apusento Gardens Condo : Great price with seller financing. Just like you pay monthly rental, without bank fees. Downpayment is required. Asking $105k. Call JAMES @482-0498

Ta l ofofo Dededo Villa Rosario Condo 3bd/2ba 3rd Floor located beside pool Great Investment - Pls call 632-1200

TAMUNING Executive 2 Storey and Spacious House for Sale by Owner. Great location beside Cost-U-Less Tamuning and Guam Premium Outlet. Great lifestyle and community environment with 5 bd/3ba corner lot; nice sized bd on 1st and 2nd flr; luxurious master suite w/ jacuzzi spa tub; quality granite staircases; hardwood railings; crown molding all over the house with open spacious kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Dream home and a good investment! Please call owner/lv msg at 487-1862.

Ipan 2 - storey 4 bedroom/ 3 ba + studio, oneminute to Golf / Beach, with gas stove, refrigerator and airconditioning with extra large backyard for bbq family party. Asking $1,650, please call 456-7831 or 734-4628

Yigo Duplex, income producing 3bd/2ba each unit on half care lot. Only minutes to AAFB Asking $298k. Call ROWENA @ 777-4317 Don't miss out on this very well priced 4 bedrooms with 2.5 ba with 1,687 sq ft at the end of a quiet culdesac in Marianas Terrace in Yigo. Price REDUCED to $169,000. Call RENEE @ 777-7071

P i ti Turner Rd. - Channel 10 - (Nimitz Hill) Piti. 151,508 sq. meters of unobstructed ocean views Asking: $2,300,000.00 Call FRANK @ 479-4663

S an t a R i t a

Yon a Winward Hill Estates: Lovely 4 bedrooms / 2.5 ba with beautifully upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, nicely appointed living & dining spaces & bedrooms. Large, well maintained yard with lots of gorgeous plants, flowers, trees and a cozy verandah & spacious tool shop in the middle of it all! Come see this beauty in Yona. Asking $289,000. Call MARILOU @ 988-5600

Ta mu n in g Private and secluded Tamuning 3bed/1ba house with partial ocean and city view. Recently painted and upgraded with ceramic tiles, french windows and accordion typhoon shutters. Fenced and gated, and comes with 4 split A/Cs'. Asking only for $229K. Call MYRNA @ 488-0144

Presently being used by owner to store vehicles. Property is View lot next to last lot below Airport Exit Traffic Light on Pangelinan Blas Street in Harmon/Tamuning. Axcess is paved road with side-walks, water and sewer. Power is up to adjacent lot below. Asking $490,000. Please call 6377165 / 688-0887 / 689-3333 / 477-7042

Baza Gardens 3bd./2ba 1,600 s.f.Extended with game room. Asking $175,000.00. Call FRANK @ 479-4663 Baza Gardens - $169,000 - Best Deal! 3 BR 2BA corner lot home in great condition - call for details...Asking $169,000. Call LIZ @ 687-0911

MLS - 10-1088 Santa Rita Land, 2,023 + / -sm, A - Zoned, Mountain View, Paved access. Asking $99,000.00. Call DENNIS @ 727-3815 MLS - 09-2086 Santa Rita Land, 1,003 + / -sm, Paved access. Panoramic Ocean view. Asking $129,000.00. Call TOM @ 688-8196

Ta l ofofo MLS - 10-2308 1,041 + / - sm, level topography, paved access, A - Zoned, Fee simple Asking $49,000 Call JEFF at 777-2227

Y ig o Great Price! LOT 4,417 +/- Sq Meters. What more can you ask for. Fairly level property with utilities near by. Asking $80,000. Call JOYLYN @ 488-5069 for a showing.

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Closing

Message from the Executive Officer

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By Peggy Araullo Llagas

The Guam Association of REALTORS® celebrated its 2011 Inaugural at the Hyatt Regency Guam, January 22nd 2011. Our REALTOR® Association is proud to be in existence for 38 years in our beautiful island, Guam.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest appreciation to the following generous sponsors of our event:

Docomo Pacific, GTA, ANZ, Bank of Hawaii, BankPacific, Citibank, CASA Guam, IT&E, Security Title Inc., Finance Factors, Guam Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Pacific American Title Insurance and Escrow Company, Royal Orchid Guam and TGI Fridays. Special thanks to following for making our event even more successful: DJ Wrexxshop for your excellent music and hosting services, Expressions Studios for our evening’s photography, Graphic Center Inc. for our inaugural program booklet, the Hyatt Regency Guam for a delectable Creole menu and great service and the Renaissance band for fabulous music and entertainment.

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