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Learn How To Not Get Ripped Off From A Real Estate Agent

The estate business is being revitalized and there are many new relationships that are being formed between people who want to sell their homes and real estate agents. The rental business is starting to expand considerably as the real estate business does not cease in its efforts to stamp on the market. Due to this fact many real estate brokers and agents are working hard to capitalize on the many lucrative developments. This makes it important to steer clear of agents who appear decent enough but who are only looking to rip you off. This is an unfortunate situation that can be stopped by simply learning how to not get ripped off from a real estate agent.

Choose A Real Estate Agent

One of the major mistakes that a property seller or buyer can make is to secure the services of a real estate agent who does not know how to sell properties in a UK real estate market that is competitive. Read full post…

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International Studio to exhibit Apollo lighting scheme at lightjunction

Apollo light, which is designed with a layer arrangement, features four different forms in a multitude of configurations on a standard screw cup lamp holder.

The spun 1mm aluminium, solid or perforated versions are stacked in combination while the stamped perforations provide filtered light from the bulb and further customise the light and illumination.

Apart from that openings in the top section of each shade are cut for finger access for easy fitting of the bulb to the lamp holder.

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Aerial view of the highest priced home in the country (above) A $190 million dollar home! Yes it is true.  Built in 1898, this 13,500 square foot mansion sits on 50 acres of land and boasts about one mile of shore front.  It is called Copper Beech Farm.  Located Greenwich, CT, a town known for its unbelievable mansions, the real estate listing says this home “has no peers”.

Listed by Christies International Real Estate, this estate has 12 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 partial baths, a 12 foot ceilings in the main rooms, paneled library, pool and pool house, greenhouse, a beach, a carriage house, grass tennis court, a separate staff kitchen and spectacular water views.

The home was originally purchased by the Lauder Greenway family in 1904.  < Read full post…

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HOMEGROWN Life: How to Can Safely

Here in the Bay Area, we just planted our tomatoes, eggplants, and tomatillos last weekend. In a couple more weeks, we’ll be planting peppers, squash, cucumbers, melons, beans, and corn. And in just a few months, we’ll be busy harvesting and preserving our bounty through drying, freezing, and canning.

Thinking ahead to our own canning made me think about how preserving has gained in popularity in recent years, and how I’ve see some really great recipes out there on the interwebs. I’ve also seen some really dangerous ones that scare me. I’ve seen so many bad ones, in fact, that I’ve decided I’m not going to judge canned goods at events anymore unless the recipe and canning process are included along with the sample. You can’t sim

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‘Safer’ slug bait not so much for dogs

In the Garden

Although the newer iron-phosphate-based slug baits such as Sluggo, Worry Free and Escar-Go are significantly safer to use around pets than the ones that contain metaldehyde, there is still reason to be careful.

An Oregon State University grad student recently reviewed reports of pet exposure reported to the National Pesticide Information Center and discovered that these newer slug baits can be harmful to dogs. Dogs that eat the bait can be affected by iron toxicosis with symptoms that include lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea.

In almost every case, the dog had access to where the bait was applied or stored insecurely. These new slug baits are effective tools in the battle against slugs and snails, but always use them with caution, especially if you have a pet. Read and follow the directions on the label, pay attention to the recommended amount to apply, and never create piles of it.

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Considered Design Awards Entries: Now Live in Our Image Gallery

You’ve chosen the winners in our first annual Remodelista Considered Design Awards—now, come see all 500 entries in our newly created Considered Design Awards Gallery. You can sort by room (see all candidates for Best Kitchen Space, for instance) and comment on individual photos. Let us know what you think!

Be sure to visit Gardenista for a look at all garden design entries in the Gardenista Considered Design Awards Gallery. 

See all 11 winners of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards here, and check out their individual project profiles in our index of All Design Awards Coverage.

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Boucherouite Rag Rug Equals Wall Art

Rugs dont necessarily have to go on the floor. If theyre so beautiful, why would you want them on the floor anyway where they can get dirty? Instead you can hang them on the wall as a decorative art piece.

These Boucherouite Rag Rugs are incredible artistic expressions of color and design. These Moroccan recycling rugs are made from rags, but the end result doesnt look dingy and old. The bright colors from yellow and blue to orange and pink just pop.

Choose from sizes up to 6 8 x 11 4. From more simple designs to chaotic ones, these rugs are definitely more attractive than the average rugs you find at department stores. Add a recycled rug to your entryway or save it for the wall above the couch.