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A Real Estate Publication of the St. Tammany News • Friday, January 8, 2010

This property presented by Ronda Smith and Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors

This beautiful home has so much to offer. Relax on your serene wrap around porch facing the Bayou; three story home right on the waterfront of Cypress Bayou; 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths w/1 half bath. Home is approx. 7000 square feet total. Property sits on 1.25 acres. Perfect for entertaining family, barbeques or crawfish boils; open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with center island, breakfast area, office, formal dining room, large finished basement, and a wall of windows overlooking the bayou. $598,500. Presented by Ronda Smith and Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors, 649-6300. Call Ronda for more details, cell 504-812-7886.B

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704655 G.. ST.. - $107,500

3 Bdrms, 2 FP, 1314 liv.Just off Harrison Rd.Needs repairs & replacements.B.J.Murphey 504-427-7822, 811930

19088 HEMPSTEAD D - $94,500

Kingspoint rancher.3 Bdrms, 2 baths.Needs repairs & replacements. Nice floorplan. Large back yard. Call B. J. Murphey 504-427-7822, 810266

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VACANTT LAND 2555 CLARA A DR.. - $54,900

Beautiful waterfront lot. Great buy for your home or weekend retreat! Dock in place, but needs repairs. B.J. Murphey 504-427-7822, 813944

3266 QUEEN N ANNE E - $123,300

11100 ROSE E MEADOW W LOOP P - $94,900

Great buy in Huntwyck. 3 Bdrms, 2 FB/1HB, 2137 liv. Needs paint & cosmetics. All bedrooms up. Nice den with wet bar. Closing costs assistance available at 3% of sales price. B.J. Murphey 504-427-7822, 809051

Little house in The Meadows that needs repairs, replacements & updates. 3 Bdrms, 1 FB, 1124 liv. Could be a real charmer. Large living room, kitchen, bkfst area. Needs paint, flooring, a/c, bath repair. B.J. Murphey 504-427-7822, 811980

COUNTRYY LIVING,, QUIETT NEIGHBORHOOD

Fresh paint, decorator colors, lots of extras. Huge bar in kit, lg din rm/bkfst area. Open flrpln, windows w/solar screens.Tile in all liv areas, grtrm w/new dbl french doors, wonderful bkyd w/10x10 cov'd deck. 12x32 Storage rm & 2nd sep gar/work/wood working room. 16x24 X-lg long driveway! Chuck Gilpin 985-285-6999, 773820

WATERFRONT O $106K CONDO

1055 OCELOT-$84,900

Rebuilt but needs some further repair. 3 Bdrms, 2 FP, 1752 Liv. Formal living room & dining room, nice kit w/blt-ins & bkfst area. Brick w/nice yard. B.J. Murphey 504-427-7822, 805940

5011 CLAYTON N CT Beautiful home on large corner lot. Master suite w/sitting area, separate shower, jetted tub; bonus room w/built-in cabinets/granite.Formal dining, formal living. Must see! Beverly Shay 985-774-1744, 798135

Clearly the best value in The Anchorage. This 2 bdrm unit is priced lower than all single bdrm units on the market. Call Bruce Curson for more information 504-289-5900, 806261

LAKE E VILLAGE E - $170K'S

Large fenced yard-lots of trees.Kit has bay window & door leading to screened in deck.Master w/oversized bath is on 2nd story allowing for complete quiet & privacy. 1419 liv., den & master need flooring, so pick what you want! $150K. Call Cheryl Scaglione 504-512-2204, 805179

IERS ALG

13200 NUMAA ST.. - $37,500

Raised cottage. Front porch. Vinyl siding. Tree-shaded yard. Inside laundry needs paint. Some repairs & cosmetics. No air/heat. Ceramic tile throughout. Small office or dressing area off 2nd bdrm. B.J. Murphey 504-427-7822, 803582.

VACANTT LAND

POOLL & GREATT LANDSCAPING G - $150K'S.

3 Bd, 2 ba w/wd laminate & ceramic.Kit features SS appls., granite tops & new cabinets. New windows, lighting fixtures, roof, floors, AC/Heat & more.Huge fenced lot, screened in porch w/ceil fan, super bk yd & shed. Temp. controlled attic, exhaust fan. Chuck Gilpin 985-285-6999, 801038

HOUSE E BEAUTIFUL-EAGLE E POINT!

Solid mahogany wd flrs in great rm, fml dining & hall. 12' ceils in kit, foyer & dining.Lg kit w/granite/Silestone cntrs, SS backsplash & Jenn-Air appls, 36" wd cabinets.Bkfst bar flows to great rm.Travertine flrs & walls in bath. Whirlpool garden tub in master, lovely vanities & amenities galore. $249,900. Chuck Gilpin 985-285-6999, 803906

SOPHISTICATED D ELEGANCE

On Moonraker Lake. Gourmet kitchen. Mahogany floors in formal dining & great room.Traditional historic colors & décor. Luxurious master suite. $290K's. Call Chuck Gilpin 985-285-6999, 795137

4-SALEE OR R LEASEE

Demand subdivision.4 Bdrms, 2 baths. House has been completely renovated. Beautifully landscaped yard. $1,100/mo OR $159,900. Call Luke Calamari Today! 985-290-4196, 797541, 809032

VACANTT LAND

RIA BARATA

41411 PRIVATEER R - $28,500

Oversized lot, half block to bayou. Per parish zoned U1. Can have trailer.Beautiful homes across the street.Build your Dream Home or Weekend Run away.Come on out & see.B.J.Murphey 504-427-7822, 782298, 815383

T EAS N.O.

CHARLESS IVV - $229,500

Like new 4 bdrm, 2.5 ba - 2560 liv! Northshore HS - no flooding, sparkling beauty - above I-12, Ashton Oaks - Holiday ready! Mary O'Neil 985-774-3965, 811162

FIXER R UPPER

Appraiser said approximately $5,000 needed to put back together. 3 Bdrms, 2 baths, 2 car garage only $79,000. Call Gayle For showing 985-290-6121, 808413

COMMERCIALL LOTT NEAR R I-10

Excellent location, corner lot measures 118x107x96x145. Survey available. $69,900. Call Gayle Fournet 985-290-6121, 806003

FORR SALEE ORR LEASE

3 brm 1 1/2 bath with bonus room, ceramic floors ss appl, crown molding. $109,900 or $875.00 mo. Renee 985-502-8270, 815392, 815383

NEW PRICE

49033 CHAMBERLAIN-$129,900

Pretty Lakeview neighborhood coming back to life. 3 Bdrms, 2 FB, 2349 living. Corner lot. Rebuilt after the storm. Needs further repairs & improvements. Interesting design. B.J. Murphey 504-427-7822, 812582

NS NEW PRICE RLEA O W 40077 ST. NE

SPACE!! SPACE!! SPACE!! $150K'S 3 Liv areas - formal den & family room. Beautifully renovated, the kit has ample maple cabinets, granite cntrs & is open to the family room.Also included is an office, 3 lg bdrms & 2 spacious baths. Lg fenced bk yd includes covd patio & shed. Close to neighbrhd pool. Peggy Newcomb 985-707-6414, 801361

HAS S HGTV V BEEN N HERE?

You would think so with this homes décor! Totally open floorplan with updates.You must see for yourself! 3 Bdrms, 3.5 baths, huge den, dining & kit. Extra room in garage & upstairs! $149,900.Peggy Newcomb 985-707-6414, 806245

PRIDE E OFF OWNERSHIP P SHINES!

Soaring ceilings. Formal livig & dining rooms. Spacious kitchen. Gameroom w/built-in shevling & desk: TV stays. Master down; mbath garden tub, sep. shower, double vanities. $239,900 Call The Puckett Team ANYTIME @ 707-7267, 707-4145, 817064

FORR LEASEE OFFICEE $1,200/MO

Office is located off of Brownswitch Rd.Would be great area for doctor's office, accounting, or small engineering firm.Great location. Building 1 y/o. Luke Calamari 985-290-4196, 799776

CHARLES S AVE. $259,900

Faces the Avenue!! One of the larger units in the complex. 2nd Level. 2 Bdrms, 1 FB, 1320 living. Elevator access. Spacious. Needs some repairs & updates. B.J Murphey 504-427-7822, 812828

HURRYY ORR MISSS OUTT ONN $8,0000 TAXX CREDIT

Beautiful 5 y/o home on quiet street in Lacombe's Cypress Park. 1530 sqft, 3 bdrm, 2 bath vaulted ceiling in the den, Corian counters.This home qualifies for 100% financing. Hurry! I do not expect this one to last. $135,000.Call Lenny Kurtz for info 504-931-5204, 803788

APPLY Y TAX X CREDITT HERE Ultimate home for growing family. Close to I-12 and shopping. 2414 Headwaters $220,000. Penny Zerr 985-641-1201, 812701

COZY Y COUNTRY Y COTTAGE

$102,000. Huge lot. Fenced yard. 2 Bdrm, 1 bath/laundry combo. Warm living area. Covered porch. Fridge, washer/dryer stay. Home Warranty. Never flooded. Penny Zerr 504-495-3994, 792879

WATERFRONTT $1,800/MO

Absolutely charming house.Bayou Liberty waterway.Completely renovated. Beautiful hdwd flrs. Large fireplace in LR, 3 bd + bonus rm.Total privacy. Beautiful view on 2.5 acres. Luke Calamari 985-290-4196, 807501

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Power up your cleaning routine when seconds count (ARA) - At one time or another, everyone has found herself racing around the house with an armful of cleaning supplies, scrambling to tidy up for unexpected guests. But the prospect of surprise visitors need not cause a full-scale panic. Cleaning and organizing expert Donna Smallin offers practical tips for completing a vigorous, efficient cleaning routine when every minute matters. * First things first. To make a great first impression, start with the entryway and then follow the path your guests will take. Think entryway, living area and bathroom. This is no time to reorganize your sock drawer. If you can, close doors or pronounce the upstairs or other section of the house off limits to guests, and you've cut your cleaning job in half. * Conquer clutter. An uncluttered entryway is warm and inviting. Do a quick lap around your entryway and living area with a laundry basket and/or trash can, tossing junk mail and collecting out-of-place items to be organized later. * Speed-dust at eye level. Microfiber picks up dirt like nobody's business. Grab a microfiber cleaner for a quick "dust-busting" of your bookshelves, lamp shades and coffee tables. * Vacuum just the high-traffic areas. When you want to impress guests, nothing freshens up a room like clean carpet and rugs, and an ergonomically designed vacuum can make spontaneous carpet cleaning easier. "I'm loving the PROlite Multi Cyclonic vacuum from BISSELL, which offers all the power of a full-sized upright unit, but in a sleek, lightweight design that makes it easier to use, lift and move from room to room," Smallin says. * Speed clean mirrors. In the bath room, lightly wet a microfiber cloth and squeeze it dry to clean mirrors and glass surfaces.

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WATERFRONTT VICTORIAN “Owner financing”! This ageless beauty offers huge den w/stone Fp, marble/tile flrs, bay window kit w/dbl Oven/center island & hardsurface counters.Master bd w/sitting area. Upstairs gamerm. Bkyd get-a-way…Swaying palms, deco brick retaining wall, heated pool & spa, 60' dock w/bthse. 707-7267, 707-4145

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1300 Gause Blvd. • Slidell 641-1201 Ext. 127

ONT WATERFR DAY DREAMERS DELIGHT. Waterfront Acadian in Lake Village. 3 Bd/2 ba home overlooks lake. Private raised deck w/stairs down to water. Den w/hi ceil, bk frpl. Kit w/smooth top stove, blt-in micro & oven.Huge master w/sitting area.This home is Ready 4 U! 985-707-4145, 707-7267

TS RIGOLE

MOTHER-IN-LAW'S SUITE Staged to Perfection! Only 2 yrs old, 4 bd/3 full baths. Soaring ceilings, open plan, gleaming wood floors. Kitchen w/42" cabinets, 3 cm granite, island/breakfast bar, formal dining rm. Premier Northshore ACADIAN WATERFRONT RETREAT. Panoramic view of lake from dbl balconies off back. Fabulous view of waterfront from den, High, $335K. 1/2 acre lot. 707-7267, 707-4145 formal din, spacious kit w/tile counters & flrs. 10’ ceil thru-out. 1st level strge for boat, jet ski, etc. 707-7267, 707-4145

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SERENE RETREAT ON…Your backyard patio & gazebo. Light & airy thru-out w/soaring windows & Ceilings.Cozy den w/brick frpl.Romantic NESTLED ON PRIVATE 1.85 ACRES... In Lacombe. Enjoy Master bd & ba w/oversize garden tub. Lovely loft area could be office the wrap-around front porch! 4 bd/3.5 ba, master & in-law's suite down. 2 story den, 10' ceil, antique mirror over fp, tranor 3rd Bd.This home is a welcome escape! 707-7267, 707-4145 som windows. Mbath w/spa tub, sep shower. 707-7267, 707-4145

LES EDEN IS

ENTERTAIN, RELAX & ENJOY Enjoy poolside fun in this lovely home w/salt water gunite pool, spa & gazebo. Den w/10' ceil, wd flrs & corner fp. Gourmet kit boasts ss appl & granite Cntrs. Only 8 mins to lake! Deck & Cov'd boat house for ez access. 707-7267, 707-4145

EER CHANTICL * Give furniture a facelift. Take just two minutes to fluff sofa cushions and pillows to breathe a little freshness into your living room. * Make countertops sparkle. Spritz kitchen and bathroom counters with a freshly scented all-purpose cleaner and quickly wipe away spots, crumbs and everyday grime. * Rally the troops. When time is of the essence, divide and conquer. While one family member is vacuuming, a younger one can follow behind, wiping down baseboards. Or while one is taking out the garbage, the other can load the dishwasher. One way to motivate family members for these situa SEE CLEANING PAGE 4

ENTERTAIN ON THE LAKE Quiet end culdesac overlooks water w/cov patio + add'l 16x30 patio. 3bd/2.5 ba + office, huge din rm, den w/hi ceil & gas fp. Kit has ss appl, granite tile counters & blt-in desk. Master w/step ceil. Come "see" & "buy", won't last! The Puckett Team 707-7267, 707-4145

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PEARL RIVER BEAUTY Enjoy graceful living in this stately hm on oversized corner lot.Versatile flrpln offers poss. in-law's suite down, 5th bdrm or gmrm up. Fine kit w/42" cabinets, solid surface cntrs, center island. Master down. 707-7267, 707-4145

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3/2 PEARL RIVER HOME ON 1 ACRE $164,900 100% RD financing! Seller to pay $3000 in closing costs! 2080 sq ft liv. area; den w/stone FP; kit. w/breakfast bar, tile flrs, Bosch SS DW. Dble gar & Dble carport; circular drive. FREE Warranty! 707-7267, 707-4145

ICE! GREAT PR LOTTA HOUSE FOR THE $$$! 4 bd brick w/split flr plan - only $129K! Plus, owner to pay $2000 in closing costs. Kit w/lg dining area & brkfst bar. Leaded Glass front door. Fresh neutral colors, inside Laundry, fp/pergo flrs in den. Enclosed Patio & deck. 707-7267, 707-4145

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CALLING ALL COOKS. Huge immaculate kitchen w/granite & all Stainless steel appliances. Beautiful soft designer colors. 3/2 dbl gar in Eagle Point w/com'ty pool. 807895 $234,000 Nancy Richardson

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MAKE IT YOURS! Beautiful renovation, almost finished! New A/C, cabinets, granite counter tops, wiring, pumbing, tile baths, wood floors. Pick your carpet. 814869 $149000 Steve Dixon

120 ONDINE

WHAT A VIEW! Enjoy a view of four different waterways from this light drenched home with masses of windows. Gourmet kitchen with built in sub-zero refrigerator.Seller will escrow $33,000 at closing for bulkhead repairs. 805888 $324,000 Sandra Dixon

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WANTED. Caring family to make this house a home. Mandeville Schools, minutes to Causeway, interestate and shopping. 815312 $139000 Steve Dixon

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FROM PAGE 3 tions is to instigate a regular power cleaning competition. Make a game of timing how long it takes to tackle key cleaning chores, and you'll have your own family SWAT team ready to go when guests are on their way. * Prepare for future speed-cleaning sprees. Speed cleaning is even easier when you're prepared, so get your supplies in order now. Keep a caddy of cleaning products ready to go, and you can save precious seconds when guests are en route. You may even want to stash cleaning supplies in spaces around your home so you can tidy up on the fly. Small cleaning supplies can easily be hidden behind the TV, behind books on bookshelves, in drawers, or even under your sofa. Master this fast and furious cleaning routine and you'll always be ready to take on last-minute houseguests. You may even have time to give yourself a manicure before they arrive.

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When it comes to good lighting, the future is now (ARA) - Imagine not having to change a light bulb for years. There are light-emitting diode (LED) products available in 2010 that will make frequent light bulb changes so 20th-century. The term LED immediately conjures up images of traffic signals, brake lights and headlights on luxury cars, and indicator lights on appliances. That is about to change. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), lighting manufacturers have invested considerable time, effort and research into adapting this super energy-efficient technology for household use. The technology has advanced enough to win approval from the government's popular and well-respected Energy Star program. "The year 2010 will be the first year when LEDs will explode in the residential marketplace," says architect Joe Rey-Barreau, education consultant for the ALA and an associate professor at the University of Kentucky's School of Interior Design. "We are already seeing amazing LED developments in all parts of our lives, from Christmas lights to LED TVs. One area where LEDs will become predominant in 2010 is the category of desk and task lamps," ReyBarreau says. "Another major development will be in replacement bulbs." "The extreme long life of an LED bulb makes it ideal for replacing recessed lights in hard-to-reach areas such as vaulted ceilings in living rooms or kitchens. This year you will find super energy-efficient replacements for all existing types of incandescent, halogen and fluorescent bulbs. "You will see LED products meet - and in some cases outperform traditional light sources," says Brian Brandes, vice president of product development for SATCO. "The lighting industry is moving and merging technologies, quickly becoming part of the electronics marketplace and presenting choices previously not available. Today, there are LED options in every lighting category," says

Brandes. For example, SATCO recently unveiled a variety of LED bulbs that can replace incandescent track and recessed bulbs as well as outdoor spotlights. In addition to long life, another benefit of LED is energy efficiency. In the past, such products weren't very consumer friendly, according to Glenn Siegel, marketing director for Cooper Lighting, a manufacturer of lighting fixtures. "[Earlier models] did not always satisfy all of the homeowner's needs and wants. They needed lighting with lower operating costs and longer life, but wanted it to perform like an incandescent," Cooper Lighting‚ Äôs Halo LED downlights create the perfect he says. ambiance in a home meditation room. Cooper Lighting has an Energy Star-qualified LED downlight that Beatuiful Lot in "The Bluffs" replaces the 65-watt BR30 lamp, but only consumes 14 watts. The LED version, from its Halo divi1349 CORPORATE SQ. DR., sion, closely matches the light outSTE. 6 • SLIDELL, LA put and color appearance of its 985-643-4007 incandescent counterpart. Siegel reports that the LED model will still emit 70 percent of its lumens at 50,000 hours and can be dimmed down to 5 percent. "If you use the light for six hours a day, it will last more than 22 years," Siegel estimates. Chris Primous, director of sales and business development for BIG HOUSE! Permlight's Brillia LED brand, has MAKE AN OFFER! been impressed with the strides 2412 BLANCHARD 2717 BRADBURY LED lighting has made in just the If you need space, this is it! Very large home with Banks says to SELL, SELL, SELL!! Just make us an offer on a small price tag. Features include Formal Living, last several years. The technology this Gorgeous home with it's REAL Hardwood Floors, Granite Den, Sunroom and EXTRA room could be 4th first emerged as outdoor path illuCounters and Glass Front Cabinetry! Both Full baths have Bedroom or office! The AWESOME Master Suite is Jetted tubs and Bronzed Delta Fixtures and Imported custom truly unique with it's Fabulous Tub! Lots of patio mination and in under-cabinet tiles! With a patio, fenced yard and attached garage, what else spaces and even has a Gazebo! This home is truly kitchen lighting. "Now you're seecould you want! Linda Crawford (985) 789-7394 wonderful! Call Gretchen Young (504) 251-8125 ing recessed, table lamps, chandeliers and pendants, all using LEDs," he says. Consumers who aren't sold on the appearance of LED lighting or its high initial cost - can take heart. There are plenty of developments in compact fluorescent WAIT TIL YOU SEE INSIDE! technology arriving in stores in $114,500 2010. CFLs are more affordable 3020 COLLEGE Do not pass by this house without stopping! The 3613 MEADOWDALE than LEDs and now come in a inside is dramatically well done with nice Back on the market!!! Absolutely a DOLL House! The Open variety of familiar shapes - a big Laminate Floors, big and high breakfast bar, covKitchen with it's Breakfast Bar, custom 18" tilework and the change from the original spiral ered carport and fully fenced! You still can get the Cabinets will WOW YOU!! Both Bathrooms have decorative, $8000 tax credit and you don't have to be a first custom tile work with beautiful mirrors and fixtures! Never configuration. "You're also going time buyer! Linda Crawford has the information flooded before Katrina and has very reasonable flood insurto see more dimmable CFLs com(985) 789-7394 ance! Owner/Agent! Call Linda Crawford (985) 789-7394 ing onto the market, plus CFL SEE GOOD LIGHTING PAGE 6

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3 Br./ 1.5 Baths, Living & Dining Rm plus Family room with fireplace. Great renovation! Never flooded, new insulated windows, Sparkling new kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances $114,000. Donna 788-0756

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Beachview – 3Bedroom 2 Bath, wood & ceramic flooring, High ceilings, jet tub and more! $143,000 Mike 504-512-6096

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Lakeshore Village – 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Renovated from top to bottom after Katrina. Insulated windows, Low maintenance Brick & vinyl. $99,900 Biff 504-577-0552

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Tech shopping? Beauty meets the best tech in new crop of gadgets (ARA) - Function alone isn't enough to sell us on a new piece of technology anymore. Americans increasingly want their technology to look good - stylish, even - in addition to working well. "If you're old enough to remember the huge, clunky-looking 'car phones' of the late '80s and early '90s, or if you've seen them in the movies or on old TV shows, you'll have some perspective on how technology has evolved toward being beautiful as well as functional," says Jeanne Benedict, host of DIY Network's "Weekend SEE TECH SHOPPING PAGE 9

GOOD LIGHTING models for outdoors that have built-in photocells," Primous remarks. The color temperature of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) has been steadily improving. Gone is the flickering and bluish cast that was long associated with fluorescent lighting. Today's CFLs can provide color rendering so close to that of incandescent versions that consumers have to see it to believe it - and they can very well do just that at their local ALA-member showroom, where there are often demonstration rooms or displays set up for that purpose.

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Another key area where changes are occurring in lighting is the design and construction of energyefficient houses, according to ReyBarreau. "The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council has been extremely successful in commercial buildings and is now available for home construction. While the residential sector has been hit hard these past two years, the focus on energy efficiency will be huge when the market rebounds," he says. If you are curious about LEDs,

but aren't sure yet if you want to devote a large portion of your living space to the technology, ReyBarreau suggests trying undercabinet lighting in the kitchen, a desk or task lamp or path lighting outside to see if you like the illumination it provides before investing in an entire ceiling of recessed fixtures or a large chandelier. To learn more about LEDs and CFLs, go to the American Lighting Association Web site or visit your local lighting showroom, especially one with an ALA-Certified Lighting Consultant on staff.


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TECH SHOPPING Entertaining" and regular contributor to Celebrations.com. Designers agree that a balance of form and function is essential to appealing and useful home decor. With new wafer-thin, high-definition flat-screen TVs, surroundsound systems with wireless speakers and sleek home telephones that allow you to receive cell phone calls on your landline, modern home technology is trending toward beauty and usefulness. If you're in the market to upgrade your home technology this holiday season, be sure to look for gadgets that blend style and practicality, including: * LED high-definition, flat-screen

TVs that are almost as thin as a sheet of glass. These TVs are ideal for mounting on the wall as a focal point of virtually any room. The flatter the better, and the new generation of TVs are so thin and light, they make their predecessors look like those '90s chunky car phones. Some manufacturers also offer flat screens in colors to match virtually any home decor no more settling for just silver or black. * Sleek new home phones like VTech's LS6245 combine advanced technology that lets you receive both landline and cellular calls on the cordless handset. Its fashionable profile fits into virtu-

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ally any home decor. The phone offers touch-sensitive buttons on the handset and base as well as capabilities that allow you to connect up to four wireless devices such as cellular phones or wireless headsets. With the ability to make and receive cellular calls on the LS6245 handset or take landline calls with a wireless headset, this phone system helps eliminate problems typically associated with using a cell at home - dropped calls, poor call quality and limited range. The practical VTech LS6245 is available at www.vtechphones.com. * Wireless technology has made it

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(ARA) - Technology continues to hold a significant place in Americans' hearts and wallets. The Consumer Electronics Association recently reported that it expected consumer spending on personal electronics to increase slightly over last year. With less money to spend, consumers are looking at technology innovation that will not only offer them personal enjoyment but also help them save money at home. One area of technology that has been overlooked but offers great value is backyard weather. For many, the weather tools of the past are long gone. Seldom will you see a weather glass, cylinder rain gauge or old-fashioned weathervane in an American household. Instead you may discover wireless weather stations, soil moisture and leaf wetness probes, and even computer software that allow users to track, graph and analyze historical data. Today's weather stations often include two elements - a solarpower Integrated Sensor Suite and a portable, battery-operated console. Important weather variables include daily highs and lows, temperature changes by the hour, barometric changes, wind speed and direction, humidity, and astronomical data, such as meteor showers. The Vantage Vue wireless weather station, by Davis Instruments, for example, uses frequency-hopping radio spectrum technology to wirelessly send data, up to 1,000 feet every 2.5 seconds, to a console. In addition to providing updates on outdoor weather, the easy-toread console also collects data for indoor temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. The weather station has been tested in a commercial wind tunnel and can withstand wind speeds of up to 150 mph.

Savvy homeowners realize the importance of current and historical weather data whenever they are working in the garden, doing light home repairs or improvements and planning backyard activities. Good weather is good for your investments. Studies at the University of California-Davis, show that even the slightest change in climate and/or activities like late-season watering when there is a threat of rain can mean the difference between healthy backyard ornamentals, fruit trees and vegetables and gardening heartbreak. As many gardeners know, high winds can dry soil out quickly. A surprise wind storm can result in unforeseen damages. Knowing when an early frost is coming allows homeowners to take preventative measures like covering up plants or watering them before the cold temps hit. Replacing damaged or dead plants can be costly. Knowing the weather can help avoid unnecessary loss. Handy men and women know that planning home improvement activities, like painting, pouring concrete, masonry work and roofing, around inclement weather can produce better results. Knowing when to protect exposed work areas from impending damaging weather can translate into disaster averted. Homeowners can avoid cost overruns that happen when materials are ruined by bad weather. Outdoor events, like backyard weddings, barbeques and pool parties, can also have a greater chance of success, thanks to new weather technology. Some weather stations' consoles can graph historical data for hours, days and months. With weather software, that information can be uploaded to a PC and even to the Internet. Having historical data about the weather in your backyard can improve the odds of hitting a traditionally beautiful day. Weather station consoles that offer simultaneous alarms are also critical for saving money.

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