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A Note from Elizabeth Welcome to the wonderful world of houses, where your agent does matter. When you are ready to buy or sell a home it is important that you work with someone that has extensive market knowledge, knows the numbers and excels in customer service. Exciting news! Interest rates are under 5%.........canâ€™t think of a better time to buy! Ready to downsize, Ready to upscale.......call me.........I Care! A special thank you to my past and present clients, you are all special to me! :RXOGQÂˇW\RXUDWKHUVD\,ÂˇPJODG,GLGUDWKHUWKDQ,ZLVK,KDG" Elizabeth
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Published: February 11, 2011 +RPHRZQHUVKLSKDVDVLJQLĂ€FDQWLPSDFWRQQHWZRUWKHGXFDWLRQDODFKLHYHPHQW civic participation, health, and overall quality of life. And, home ownership helps create jobsâ€”lots of themâ€”right here at home. Home Ownership mattersâ€Śto people, to communities, and to America. :K\" *For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S. *Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time. The home ownership debate Some who care about creating jobs also argue that home ownership may be overrated, and that we might be better off as a nation of renters. If thatâ€™s of concern to you, follow the debate about federal government incentives to home ownershipâ€”the outcome of which will determine whether the average American can still get an affordable mortgage and whether home owners can continue to GHGXFWWKHLUPRUWJDJHLQWHUHVWDVDEHQHĂ€WRIKRPHRZQHUVKLS taken from houselogic.com
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Plant Trees To Save Energy and Grow Value By: Brad Broberg Published: September 12, 2009 Plant a tree to add value to your home and have a positive impact on the local environment. Trees donâ€™t ask for muchâ€”dirt, water, sunlight. Yet they provide a wealth of beneĂ€WV7KH\LPSURYHWKHDLU\RXEUHDWKHFXW\RXUHQHUJ\ELOOVZLWKWKHLUVKDGHSURYLGH a home to wildlife, and add beauty and value to your home. :K\VKRXOG\RXFDUHDERXWWUHHV"%DQNDEOHEHQHĂ€WV The most tangible bang from your bark comes from energy savings. Three properly placed trees could save you between $100 and $250 a year in energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Trees save energy two main ways. Their shade cuts cooling costs in the summer. In winter, they serve as windbreak and help hold down heating costs. A 2002 study by the USDA Forest Service pegs the value a single tree adds to a property of about $630. Of course, tree value depends on size, species, location, and condition
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Cleaning House: Secrets of a Truly Deep Clean By: Jane Hoback Published: January 14, 2011 Deep clean your house and youâ€™ll brighten rooms and help maintain your homeâ€™s value. Deep cleaning your house is that top-to-bottom, take-no-dust-bunnyprisoners, mother-in-law-quality cleaning that truly maintains the value of your home. Here are frequently overlooked areas that a little spit and polish wouldnâ€™t hurt. 'HEXJWKHOLJKWĂ€[WXUHV 6HHWKDWEXJEXULDOJURXQGZLWKLQ\RXURYHUKHDGĂ€[WXUHV"7XUQRIIWKHOLJKWV DQGFDUHIXOO\UHPRYHĂ€[WXUHFRYHUVGXPSRXWĂ LHVDQGZDVKZLWKKRWVRDS\ water. While youâ€™re up there, dust bulbs. Dry everything thoroughly before replacing the cover. Vacuum heat vents and registers Dirt and dust build up in heat vents and along register blades. Vents also are great receptacles for coins and missing buttons. Unscrew vent covers from ZDOOVRUSOXFNWKHPIURPĂ RRUVUHPRYHIRUHLJQREMHFWVDQGYDFXXPLQVLGH the vent. Clean grates with a damp cloth and screw back tightly. Polish hardware To deep clean brass door hinges, handles, and cabinet knobs, thoroughly wipe ZLWKDGDPSPLFURĂ€EHUFORWKWKHQSROLVKZLWK:ULJKWÂˇVRU:HLPDQEUDVV cleaner ($4). Dish soap shines up glass or stainless steel knobs. Use a Q-tip to GHWDLOWKHRUQDPHQWDOĂ€OLJUHHRQNQREVDQGKDQGOHV Replace grungy switch plates $Q\DPDWHXUFDQZLSHDIHZĂ€QJHUSULQWVRIIFRYHUSODWHVWKDWKLGHOLJKW switches, electric outlets, phone jacks, and cable outlets. But only deep cleaners happily remove plates to vacuum and swipe the gunk behind. (OK, weâ€™re a little OCD when it comes to dirt!) Make sure cover plates are straight when you replace them. And pitch plates that are beyond the help of even deep cleaning. New ones cost less than $2 each. Neaten weather stripping Peeling, drooping weather stripping on doors and windows makes rooms look old. If the strip still has some life, nail or glue it back. If itâ€™s hopeless, cut out and replace sections, or just pull the whole thing off and start new. A 10-ft. roll of foam weather stripping costs $8; 16-ft. vinyl costs about $15. Replace stove drip pans Some drip pans are beyond the scrub brush. Replacing them costs about $3 each and instantly freshens your stove. taken from houselogic.com
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Landscaping for Curb Appeal By: Pat Curry Published: March 25, 2010 A well-landscaped yard creates curb appeal and helps your property retain maximum value. Here are a few tips and tricks for sprucing up your outdoor spaces yourself. A beautiful yard is a head-turner, no doubt about it. The good news is that even if you canâ€™t tell a tulip from a turnip at the garden center, you can still create eye-catching curb appeal by paying attention to the basics of good landscaping. Ignoring your yardâ€”or doing something thatâ€™s out of character with the neighborhoodâ€”can jeopardize the assessed value of your home. Appraisers are quick to praise the allure of a well-tended lawn and good-looking landscaping when it comes time to sell your home, but PRVWGRQRWDVVLJQDQ\VSHFLĂ€FLQFUHDVHLQPRQHWDU\YDOXHIRUXSNHHS Most professionals agree that curb appeal and a well-maintained appearance prevent your property from losing value. Here are the top suggestions from real estate agents, appraisers, and landscape designers for boosting the curb appeal of your yard: Green up the grass If your house has a front yard, make sure itâ€˜s neat and green. You donâ€™t want bare spots, sprawling weeds, or an untrimmed appearance. According to the National Gardening Association, the average cost of sod is 15 to 35 cents per sq. ft. If you hire a landscaper to sod your yard for you, labor will add 30% to 50% to the total cost of the project. Add colorful planting beds Flower beds add color and help enliven otherwise plain areas, such as along driveways and the edges of walkways. In general, annual Ă RZHUVDUHDELWFKHDSHUEXWPXVWEHUHSODFHGHYHU\\HDU3HUHQQLDOVFRVWDELWPRUHEXWFRPHEDFNDQQXDOO\DQGXVXDOO\JHWODUJHURU spread with each growing season. If youâ€™re not sure what to plant, inquire at your local garden center. Often, theyâ€™ll have a display of bedding plants chosen for their adaptability to your area. Also, theyâ€˜ll be inexpensive because theyâ€™re in season, says Peter Mezitt, president of Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton, Mass. Try pansies in the summer, and asters and mums in the fall to add vibrant color. â€œThatâ€™s what we do around the entrance to our garden center,â€? Mezitt says. Add landscape lighting For homeowners who have made a sizeable investment in landscaping, it makes sense to think about adding another 10% to 15% to the bill for professional lighting. â€œYou canâ€™t see landscaping after dark,â€œ says Brandon Stephens, vice president of marketing for a landscape OLJKWLQJĂ€UPLQ/XEERFN7H[DVÂ´DQGEX\HUVDUHQRWDOZD\VORRNLQJDWKRXVHVRQD6DWXUGD\DIWHUQRRQÂľ Plant a tree 7KHYDOXHRIPDWXUHWUHHVLVSDUWLFXODUO\GLIĂ€FXOWWRGHWHUPLQH/XFFRVD\VWKDWLQKLVPDUNHWPDWXUHWUHHVFRQWULEXWHDVPXFKDVRID $100,000 propertyâ€™s overall value. In addition, a properly placed shade tree can shave as much as $32 a year on your energy bills. Expect to pay $50 to $100 for a young, 6- to 7-foot deciduous tree. You can make your own initial assessment of the value of your propertyâ€™s WUHHVE\YLVLWLQJWKH1DWLRQDO7UHH%HQHĂ€W&DOFXODWRU)RUH[DPSOHDPDWXUH6RXWKHUQUHGRDNWUHHZLWKDGLDPHWHURILQFKHVLQWKH front yard of a house in Augusta, Ga., would add $70 to the property value this year, according to the calculator. Taken from Houselogic.com
Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms From: Midwest Living Servings: Makes 10 appetizers. Prep: 25 mins Total: 55 mins Ingredients 6 slices Nueskeâ€™s Smoked Bacon or other bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 10 large fresh mushrooms (about 12 oz.) 1 3-oz. pkg. Cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar or smoked Gouda cheese (1 oz.) 1/2 to 1 tsp. Minced garlic (optional) Directions 1. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, cook bacon until almost crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from skillet; discard fat. Drain bacon on paper towels. Set aside. 2. Clean mushrooms. Remove stems from mushrooms; discard. Set tops aside. 3. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and cheddar cheese, stirring until well mixed. Stir in reserved bacon and, if you like, garlic. Spoon cheese mixture into mushroom tops. 4. Place stuffed mushroom tops in the prepared baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F RYHQIRUWRPLQXWHVRUXQWLOPXVKURRPVDUHWHQGHU/HWVWDQGIRUPLQXWHV Makes 10 appetizers.
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Fun Facts about St. Patrickâ€™s Day St. Patrickâ€™s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrickâ€™s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian provLQFHRI1HZIRXQGODQGDQG/DEUDGRU The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrickâ€™s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow. St. Patrick did not actually drive snakes out of Ireland; the snakes represent the pagans that he converted to Christianity. 7KHYHU\Ă€UVW6W3DWULFNÂˇV'D\SDUDGHZDVQRWLQ,UHODQG,WZDVLQ%RVWRQLQ In Chicago, on St. Patrickâ€™s Day, the rivers are dyed green. Mayor Daley is also of Irish descent. In Seattle, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads. Many young people dye their hair green for the special day.
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Elizabeth loves her career! She has consistently been a multi- million dollar producer and looks forward to working with you whether you have a small or unlimited budget. Itâ€™s your hard earned money, and we need to spend it well. She is an active member of the National Association of Realtors, 7H[DV$VVRFLDWLRQRI5HDOWRUVDQG/XEERFN$VVRFLDWLRQRI5HDOWRUV6KH has sat on many committees and especially enjoys teaching and learning about new and innovative methods to be a better businesswoman. She is committed to keeping herself fully educated on top of the line technology for her profession. Her designations place her within a small percentage of 5($/7256ÂŠQDWLRQZLGH Elizabeth is married to Roger and has a wonderful son, Alain. Alain is an engineering student at Texas Tech University and is a proud Red Raider. In KHUVSDUHWLPH(OL]DEHWKOLNHVWRUHDGDQGVWXG\*HQHDORJ\<RXFDQĂ€QG her working on pictures and family history in her spare time. (OL]DEHWKLVYHU\DFWLYHLQRXUFRPPXQLW\DQGĂ€UPO\EHOLHYHVVKHRZHVKHU community a payback for allowing her to be a successful businesswoman. She is a member of The West Texas Museum Association and enjoys helping children achieve through the arts and sciences. Elizabeth is a self-starter, trustworthy, results-oriented, optimistic, competitive and innovative. She is a negotiator, problem solver, dedicated, sociable respected and says: Â´,ZDQWWREH<2855($/725ÂŠÂ´ Meet Amy! Amy works as The Diamond Groupâ€™s committed assistant. After experiencing a retail setting, Amy is excited for a new challenge and ready to gain experience from the best in the Real Estate Industry! Amyâ€™s enthusiasm and energy in life carry over into the workplace. Amy lovespeople and is eager to serve the needs of potential clients. She knows the value of teamwork and shared ideas. Amy is hard-working and passionate about her work and her relationships with people. Spending time with her family and friends and learning new things are what she likes to do in her spare time. In addition to being active in her church, Amy is pursuing a degree in Design Communications at South Plains College.