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Small Projects for Big Impact

by Leslie Edwards

With huge competition for buyers, be sure that your home looks as good as possible.  Here are some ways to improve the look of your home with small inexpensive projects.  Click here to read the entire article.

http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20100330_projects.htm

If you are thinking of selling, call me now.  I have been moving families since 1978 and know how to sell homes in any market.  Let my experience work for you.

leslie edwards

770.460.9448

CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert

CRS   Certified Residential Specialist

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ABR   Accredited Buyer Representative

Fax  770.460.0739

Selling South Metro Atlanta including:

Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Coweta, Merewether, South Fulton & Spalding Counties

All the towns and cities south of the Atlanta International Airport,

including:  Brooks, College Park, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Jonesboro, McDonough,

Newnan, Sharpsburg, Stockbridge, Peachtree City and many more

Moving Families Since 1978

Let My Experience Work For You

www.SouthMetroAtlantaMLS.com

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Where is the address?

by Leslie Edwards

Several times each week, I am going someplace I have not been before.  A GPS will only get me so far.  Then I have to scan for addresses to find the exact location, which is often harder than you would think.

 Businesses and residences should be required to post their addresses in clear view of the street. Searching for addresses while careening down busy streets is dangerous and all the slowing down to look irritates the drivers behind. Potential for road rage?  Perhaps.

I remember reading years ago that fire, police and rescue workers complained that in some multicultural areas there were no addresses and the business names were in foreign languages, which hindered their ability to get there quickly. Time can mean the difference between life and death.

In neighborhoods it is almost as bad.  It can be blocks before I see a posted address so I have to drive around until the numbering system makes sense to find the house I am looking for.

Besides being dangerous, it is a giant time waster.  When I list a property for sale, I make sure the address is easy to see. 

Please help me start a campaign for everyone to post their address.  Tell business and home owners and make sure your address is visable too.

I am working hard in this challenging market so call me if I can help you buy, sell, short sell or just to talk real estate.

leslie edwards

770.460.9448

CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert

CRS   Certified Residential Specialist

Epro  Certified Internet Professional

ABR   Accredited Buyer Representative

Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider

Selling South Metro Atlanta including:

Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Coweta, South Fulton & Spalding Counties

All the towns and cities south of the Atlanta International Airport,

including:  Brooks, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Jonesboro, McDonough,

Newnan, Sharpsburg, Stockbridge, Peachtree City and more

Moving Families Since 1978

Let My Experience Work For You

www.SouthMetroAtlantaMLS.com

Buy American

by Leslie Edwards

My friend, Polly Camp, sent this to me today and while I do not know the actual source, I wish it had been me who wrote it. 

For a very long time I have been actively avoiding products made in China for a few different reasons.  One is that I believe they are trying to kill us with lead based paint, cheap plastic that leaches into our food and our skin, poison sheetrock and weird ingredients in dog food. 

The other big reason is that, like the writer below, I believe it is our obligation to support American businesses in order to save our economy.  Besides, they are less likely to poison us.

One Light Bulb at a Time!
 
A teacher in high school, once told the
students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following...obviously written by a good American...
 
(I think this lady's on the right track. Let's all get behind her!)
 
Good idea...One light bulb at a time...
 
Check this out. I was in Lowes the other day, and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments... They were all made in China.
 
The next day I was in Ace Hardware, and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA.. Got me thinking. Start looking.
 
In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy, or do, affects someone else - maybe even their job...
 
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I just noticed that it is marked 'made in Mexico ' now. I choose not to buy it any more.
 
My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is also 'made in Mexico ' now. I've switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.
 
This past weekend I was at Kroger. (Can be true for any store.) I needed 60W light bulbs, and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy, was an off brand
labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same, except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand...but the thing that surprised me the most, was the fact that GE was 'made in MEXICO ' and the Everyday Value brand was 'made in (you got it) the USA ', in a company in Cleveland, Ohio.  So throw out the myth that you cannot find the products you use every day...made right here!!!!!!!
 
On I went to another aisle. Those Bounce Dryer Sheets I needed - yep, you guessed it! Bounce cost more money - and - it's made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand was less money - and - 'MADE IN THE USA'! Bye-bye Bounce! I did laundry yesterday, and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I've been using for years...and at almost half the price!
 
My challenge to you is this. Start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things, and see what you can find that is made in the USA. The job you save may be your own, or your neighbors!
 
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book, so we can all start buying American...one light bulb at a time!
 
Stop buying from overseas companies and other countries!
 
(We should have awakened a decade ago...)
 
Let's get with the program...and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs, and create even more jobs, right here in the USA.


Think about this the next time you are shopping.  One person cannot do it all, but a lot of people can make a difference.

leslie edwards

 

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