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Christmas is less than 30 days away now and the cold weather is on us.  I always recommend to my clients that have annual service done on the Heat and air system.  I have mine serviced twice a year.  The air conditioning is checked in the spring and the heat is checked in the fall.  If you haven'...
I was just sitting here and realized that I was worrying. When I became aware I was doing it I tried first to remember what I was stressing about and couldn't put a finger on it. I ran through the normal list, money, bills, struggling business, etc. Then it dawned on me, again. Who cares what I w...
I'm a home inspector now, but I was a police officer for 10 years.  During that time I saw many things happen to people that could have been avoided with a few different steps.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it was the victims fault.  It wasn't, it the fault of the criminal.  If someone...
I found another great site yesterday in one of Trulia's newsletters.  It is  You can sign up for meetup and then find face to face meetings that are going on in your area.  I signed up and within 5 minutes I found a new church group and a meeting of home buyers that is near my house. ...
I was in the store on Sunday with my wife when a realtor came walking by.  I new she was a realtor because she was in a suit and had her name badge on.  I assumed she would be heading to an open house so I tried to start a conversation by asking her if she had an open house today?  She gave me an...
There are some great tools available on Plaxo to help you get the most out of your online networking time.  Here are a couple of my favorites: 1. When I make a new connection on Plaxo it automatically downloads the contact info into my outlook contacts.  No more cut and paste. 2. I use the 'hook ...
Changing the furnace filter on your system is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to keep your heat and air and in good working order.  I have put together a short video showing the where, what to use and why and how on my website.  Just go to and scroll to the bottom o...
Let's say that the average car costs $30,000.  Most of have at least one.  We have the oil changed every 3,000 miles.  We make sure the tires are inflated.  We wash them to prevent damage from road grime and salt.  We take it straight to the service dept. as soon as a light comes on the dash.  Al...
Buying a home is one of the single biggest investments you will probably make.  Whether the home is a new construction or existing it is always a good idea to have it inspected by a qualified inspector.  I like to equate a home inspection to buying a car.  Would you simply look at the color and t...
As a former law enforcement officer, I have been working with Master Instructor Joe Corley in the FAST DEFENSE Empowerment Program. This approach started with Model Mugging some 20 years ago and had evolved into a course that provides a powerful team building experience. Each participant leaves t...

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