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Green Homes – The Perfect Answer to Environment Concern

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The earth is now prone to global warming. As a result there are drastic climatic changes and environmentalists are expressing concern over the earth’s future. Are you willing to contribute whatever little possible from your side to help protect the environment? Then you can consider making your home green. A green home is the current trend in Sac Town that demonstrates dedication to the environmental concern and protection. The evolving technology has the most effective products that make green homes vigorous for the environment and the individual.

So what is a green home? How is it... Read more

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Bringing Art to Homeless Children

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sac Town is known for its activities in arts and culture. The art forms seen here are theatre arts and visual arts. The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission established the arts council in 1977. From then on, this council is vigorously providing many programs of art in the city. These programs can be in the form of Arts education or arts at public places. Special programs are also conducted to bring art lovers and pioneers together.

One such program was recently conducted at a church in Sac Town.
On a beautiful Sunday morning in the midtown of Sac Town, a dozen of teenage boys ... Read more

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The New Sacramento trend- Green Homes

Larry O. Doss Monday, November 30, 2009

Green Sacramento is the current trend with all builders and real estate agents in town. Sacramento survived all the trials and tribulations through 2009 and opportunities and partnerships for Green Sacramento are getting better.

The Green builders of Sacramento feature homes that annually save thousands of kilowatts of energy, thousands of gallons of water and acres of trees! The home buyers benefit from lower energy costs and while their homes make less harmful impact on the environment.

Then what are some features of an ideal green home that make it so attractive and increa... Read more

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Toiletries with Secret Super Powers

Larry O. Doss Thursday, April 23, 2009

by Kate Leighton
April 22, 2009

In days when stretching a dollar is not simply a fun challenge but more a necessity, finding dual uses for everyday items can really help save money! Here are some simple (and we admit it, kind of fun) ideas for putting common toiletries to use for more than one purpose!


-Polishing scuffed shoes – rub toothpaste into the shoe and wipe off with a damp cloth.
-Crayon on walls – put a dab of white toothpaste on a damp rag and gently wipe the crayon marks away. Don’t forget to rinse.
-Freshen baby bottles and w... Read more

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Drought Tips for Trees

Larry O. Doss Thursday, April 16, 2009

According to the California Association of Realtors, Californians may face water rationing this summer. In response, the California Landscape Contractors Association has provided the following tip for use by homeowners and businesses: Water trees first. If trees are lost, it increases the surrounding temperature, making everything hotter. Trees also are expensive to replace. Many surrounding plants depend on them, because trees offer shade and protection for some lawns and other plants that may not survive the hot sun without them. In addition, trees often are homes, shelter and/or food to bi... Read more

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Simple Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Larry O. Doss Monday, April 6, 2009

Well, Spring is busting out all over, to paraphrase the old song. Whether you’re trying to sell you property or just want it to look good for the neighbors, here are some great tips from Realtor, The Daily Real Estate News (Source: The Wall Street Journal, June Fletcher (04/03/2009)):

Staging a yard can give a home the all-important, buyer-pleasing curb appeal. Here are some suggestions that are both inexpensive and easy.

1. Make it green. Balancing the pH level and feeding the lawn lots of nutrients will give it a lush and healthy look.
2. Trim trees and shr... Read more

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Roof Certifications

Larry O. Doss

Roof Certifications

Roof certifications have become more and more a part of the real estate sales transaction. But, is a roof certification really a guarantee? And, what is a roof certification and what does it cover?

First, let’s start with what the roofing company does to “certify” a roof. The roofer will usually visit the property and walk the roof, inspecting for “issues” where the roof may have existing or future leaks. The roofer will then present an estimate to make necessary repairs to the roof in order to issue the certification. A typical two year certificati... Read more

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Getting That Property Ready to Sell

Larry O. Doss Monday, May 5, 2008

It is important to look at your home as if you were a potential buyer. The following is a list of suggestions that will help you focus your efforts to present your home in the best possible manner.

(1) The Exterior Lawn - The yard should be neatly mowed, raked and edged. Trees/Shrubs Should be pruned and shaped to compliment the property. Older or overgrown plants should be trimmed to make the best impression of newness. Flowers Consider adding seasonal flowers. Consider top dressing the garden with mulch. Keep area weeded.

(2) Sidewalks/Driveways - Should be swept and wa... Read more

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SunDial Bridge: One of California's 7 Wonders

Larry O. Doss Monday, July 23, 2007

In conjunction with the new 7 Wonders of the World determined on 7-7-07, the Sacramento Bee decided to have a contest to determine what their readers feel are the current Seven Wonders of California.

By confining choices to man-made creations, they passed over natural wonders such as Yosemite Valley, redwood trees and Big Sur. To keep the list geographically diverse, they kept it to one attraction per major metropolitan area. And because the Travel section ran the contest, industrial marvels were nixed, such as the California Water Project, which can’t readily be visited or tour... Read more

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