I Did Not Want to Kill the Bats in Our Attic


I like bats. I really do. They eat their body weight in bugs that, well, bug us as we try to sit outside on our deck at night. To me, they are good neighbors. I have good neighbors that are people, but I don’t want them living in my house. The same goes for the bats that got into our attic through a damaged vent screen. I called an exterminator in NYC to live trap them and remove them. I did not want to kill them. After all, one of those little furry guys with wings might have eaten the mosquito with West Nile virus that was going to bite one of us.

It is not always necessary to kill wildlife that is invading your home. I have a lot of experience using live traps to capture mice. I used to live in an old house with my wife when we first got married. The field mice in the suburbs can be quite a problem. Neighbors just poisoned them and killed them in traps. We used a plastic trap that had a swinging door. We used peanut butter as bait. They would go in and could not get out. The trap was solid plastic with tiny vent holes they could not chew through. I would take them in the car to drop them off in a wooded area. You have to get them a little ways away from your house. Otherwise they may come back. Not far. A couple of hundred yards is far to a mouse!

The exterminator in NYC said he was doing a lot more live trapping of pests. He rigged the vent screen to let them out but not let them back in. After they all went out at night, we had a contractor fix the vent screen during the day. They found a new home somewhere in our backyard or close by. I wanted them to stay so they could eat more bugs.


Better Prices Through Online Searching

I wanted to buy a home security system to prevent my home from being burglarized, but I wasn’t in love with the prices being offered by the sales people. My neighbor told me that some websites can give me better offers for security systems than what the local sellers who would come door to door would try to offer. I took his advice and looked at some online offers, and found a much better deal. I wonder why the door to door salesmen were trying to sell me on higher prices, when it would have been in their benefit to offer lower ones that could match or beat the ones that were online.

Once I paid for my system and had it installed, I played around with it to see how I could activate it and monitor with it. I went for a full package that had not only an alarm, but cameras, and different sensors to look for noises and even smoke. Continue reading


Peace of Mind with a Security System

I had been wanting my mom and dad to relocate for years. They had been living in New York City for the last 40 years, and I had been in Florida for the last 13. They come down to see me at least four times a year, and this last trip I finally convinced them to move here permanently. They found a really nice two bedroom house about three miles from me, and it had everything they needed other than a good security system.

My dad told me that if they can survive in The Big Apple for 40 years, they can surely live in peace here in Florida. Continue reading


Tutoring Has Made Him Change His Life Goals

When I told my wife that I was signing our son up for a JC physics tuition program, she was supportive of the idea. We both knew that he was doing his best, but we also knew that it was just not good enough this time. We are not overbearing parents at all. It is quite the opposite. Our son pushes himself so hard, so we were just trying to get him into a program that would actually help him rather than frustrate him like his current class was doing.

I had looked at many because there is a prevalence of tutors in this area. We could have had gone a few different ways with this. The first was to have a tutor come to our home and teach our son however often he wanted or needed. Continue reading


Beach Living in the Northeast!

When my husband and I decided to retire after successful legal careers, we looked for apartments in Revere to find our last home. If it seems strange that we would toil most of our lives away in Massachusetts, make a lot of money, and then retire to Massachusetts, it is. Most of our friends think we’re nuts considering, and I’m not trying to brag, how much money we managed to sock away for the last several decades. We could have easily moved to a much warmer climate and spent our days lounging on the beach and soaking up the sun.

But we love the state, and Revere is a beautiful place. We just couldn’t see ourselves leaving our beloved Northeast. And while it’s definitely more expensive to live here, we love it and don’t mind paying the price. As for the beach, well it’s interesting because our luxury apartment is right across the street from a beach! In fact it’s America’s first public beach founded all the way back in 1896. Continue reading


It Was Important That I Get Back to Where I Was Once Very Happy

Growing up in the southwest and my love for the area has never left me. It’s like no other part of the country. I still marvel how the terrain is incredibly different there compared to the opposite side of the country. I wanted to get back “home,” so I found myself casually checking out Rio Rancho luxury apartments late one night on my new computer. The more I looked, the more homesick I became. I had been living in one of the states that you often don’t hear about, and as boring as the area was, I knew exactly why people didn’t talk about it much. I wanted to back where people talk about the surrounding beauty as a course of everyday life.

When I was young, I loved all the different things that were constant symbols of where I spent time growing up. Coyotes, cactus, turquoise, Native American themes and more. I loved that I had a mix of friends from so many walks of life. I had Caucasian friends, friends from Mexico and Native American friends. I loved that the state of New Mexico is such a melting pot when it comes to people. It makes for an interesting and varied life. Some of my best friends have never left the state, and I was always sorry that I did leave.

While looking for a place, I found lots of places that interested me. But one place stood out immediately. I loved the stucco walls painted a medium brown to match the mountains in the city. I loved that you could open your window and look right out on a crystal blue pool. The rec room looked amazing, and I imagined having parties there. It felt like it was the right fit for me, and I appreciated that it called to me like no other place did.


We Both Enjoy Living Here in Stone Oak

My husband and I looked at Stone Oak apts, and we both fell in love with the Regency at Lookout Canyon apartments because of everything that is included. My husband liked the fact that there is a garage there, as we had never had one at any of the other three apartment complexes that we had lived at. He also liked what the community features are, because he is a social butterfly. I am fine with that, even though I prefer to stay in and read a good murder mystery myself.

There were things we both liked though, like the pool. It is large and so relaxing, and we never have to fight through crowds to get in it. That was one of the reasons why we didn’t swim often at the last apartment we had. Continue reading


Searching for a Family Apartment

When many think about renting an apartment, they tend to think of single people or couples, but renting is appropriate for many families as well. It is a great way to try out an area to see if it is somewhere you want to live permanently. It is also a good option if you are just looking for a low maintenance option of living. Many options for renting apartments exist in the city of Atlanta, but there are also plenty of choices available in the suburbs. Apartments in Stockbridge and neighboring McDonough are especially good options for families with children. Though homes, especially larger stately ones, are often shown as suburban living, there are many apartment complexes as well in these areas.

When you think about renting an apartment for a family with children, one thing that comes to mind is space. Continue reading


I Have a Great Job Thanks to a Country Drive

I love taking a long drive and seeing all the horse farms that are out in the country. Every once in awhile, I stop my car next to one of the long fences surrounding the farm, and pet the horses that wander up to me because they are curious. One day, an owner of one of the properties walked over to say hello to me, and he told me about how he does racehorse training and all the other interesting things he does.

That conversation was a turning point for me in my life. The man I met that day is now my boss. He invited me to come meet some of his horses, and he had a lot of interesting stories about what he does for a living. I had been down on my luck for awhile, and I needed a better job. He asked me if I knew anything about training, and I was honest and told him that I didn’t. Continue reading


Having Video Chats with My Family

I lived in a very small village in the country for most of my life. When I applied for a teaching job in California and was hired on not long after, I was excited about moving there. One of the first things that I did was look into AT&T in California because I wanted to have a reliable Internet connection at my new home. While I was looking forward to learning about big city living, I still was leaving all of my family and friends behind. I wanted to make sure that I had a reliable connection so I could stay in touch with them.

I had looked into different companies that provide Internet service, but I was most impressed with AT&T. It does help that I have been a customer of theirs in the past, so I knew that the service as well as the customer care would be second to none. Continue reading


Best Enzymes for Healthy Living

I am not sure what is going on with my life but, it seems like I should be more healthy than I am right now. I am looking at various supplements that I might be able to take in order to make me feel better. I have looked at a lot if options so far, and I have seen some supplements that I know that I am going to buy to try to help improve some things in my life. I have been reading about coenzyme q10 and it seems like it is pretty important. I am going to see if it is going to be a good idea for me to take supplements of that substance as well.

I would think so, because it is apparently present in every single cell in your body. That is pretty interesting. I wonder how many molecules there are that can be said to be present in every single cell in the body. Continue reading


Getting Ready in the Morning Helps when You Have a Nice Makeup Mirror and Bright Lights

I have a friend who has thick natural hair. She could be the one who donates to people so they can have hair extensions and still have a full head of hair. Me? Well, I have hair like my mom and grandma. However, I still look good because I use my natural hair extensions every day. They only take a couple of minutes to put in, and they give me a confidence about my looks that I just do not have without them. I wear them to work every day. I actually get compliments on my hair. The hair extensions are made from real hair, so there is no synthetic look that gives them away.

There are tricks to learning how to blend your hair extensions into your natural hair. It can take you a good half hour to get ready that first time putting them in. Continue reading


Just Bought a Little Hobby Farm

I am going to retire early in about a year and a half. I will still be in my early 50′s and so far I am in pretty good health. Sue and I have just now bought a little hobby farm. For now we can not do much. Both of us have a pretty long commute from there to our jobs and so we just have a few chickens, a little herd of goats and a rather large garden. We went ahead and signed up for a Texas ADT security system and the monitoring. We are both going to be away for big parts of the day and this place is well off the main road. If some guy decided to break in and rob us, no one would ever see him unless they happened to wander in off the highway. So a good security system seems like a very wise investment right now.

The farm used to be part of a large ranch. There is an oil well on the Southern property line, but they did not sell me the mineral rights. Continue reading


Keeping My Eye on the Condos

I’ve been on a roll with my investments. I’ve done a lot of investing over the past year and it has really paid off for me, which is surprising to me because I’m a novice investor. I started by investing in stocks and I’ve received quite a bit of money from them, especially the technology stocks. I then started investing in bit coins, foreign currency, and then I moved on to local property. Now I want to try something completely different. I want to move into overseas investing, and the first place I will start is riverbank @ fernvale.

Before deciding to invest in overseas property, I asked some of my friends who are also investors what they thought about my plans. They had already done some investing in foreign property and were wondering what took me so long to finally start investing overseas. I guess I was having a good time testing the different waters of investing that I wanted to work my way up to overseas investing. They recommended that I take a look at some condos as a first place to invest overseas.

After doing some searching on various property websites, I found the Riverbank condo. I viewed various floor plans for the condo and read about the different amenities of the condo. Based on this I decided to add it to my list of properties to invest in overseas. I’ve learned from investing that it’s not always wise to place all of your eggs into one basket, so if I want to succeed in overseas investing, I have to invest in multiple properties. The Riverbank is only the first step in my overseas investing plans. I want to get more condos in my portfolio, and have a look at some of the overseas restaurants that will generate the most profit.


Sometimes It’s Worth It to Buy a Luxury Home

If you are looking for luxury property sg than you have come to the right place, they have tons and tons of different properties available. Most of them are beach properties because those are what is popular right now, but if you are looking for an actual home and not just a summer or winter place than this is the place for you. They have literally everything that you could ever imagine in every price range. If you are broke, this is the place for you but if you are looking for a luxury home than this is really the place for you because that is what this company started as. Continue reading


Usually Used for Down Payments

Home Guides Legitimate Home BuyersI think that an easy way to sell house fast is to sell it online. A lot of people ignore this way because it is kind of risky, but I personally believe that the risk far at weight the reward. You see you can just straight up sell it to a company, they will buy any house regardless of condition or owners or the past. They will put in an offer and if you like it than you take it, otherwise you are welcome to try and negotiate a higher price but that often times does not work. You would be lucky to talk them down at all really, but if you are able to than you have done a better job than me.


Help out As Much As You Can

misa hayase lisa hayesI recently got a promotion and my entire family had to move. I have a wife, two sons and three daughters. It was a very sudden thing so we didn’t have much time to look for a new house, however we were able to sell our old house. I found a company online that says “we buy any house”. So I choose to sell them my house because it was a quick and simple process. However I think that selling my house wouldn’t have been to hard either way, it is in very good condition. After selling my house my family packed up our bags and took a nice long car ride to our new town.

Now that we are in our new town we are staying in a hotel for a few days while we find a nice house. We need a big house with at least six bedrooms and three bathrooms, I would also like a guest room and maybe a few more rooms in case my wife and I chose to extend our family.


For Sale by Owner: Learning More About the Flipping Process

My brother-in-law is a pretty savvy businessman. He owns several rental properties, and a few years ago, he bought a popular bar in the downtown area of our hometown. His latest business venture involves flipping houses. He has gotten me involved in the search process, and I also do a bit for him when the property is ready to go on the market. I’ve learned a lot about how to put a home up as “for sale by owner.”

Because my brother-in-law primarily buys foreclosed homes, they all have to undergo a renovation process. When that is complete, I head out to the home to take pictures. Continue reading


We Are Moving to the Duo Residences Bugis

Khazanah Nasional BerhadI had been telling my wife that the next project Temesak Holdings decides to build that we would live there. That is, if it is a residential property. I was hoping they would get involved in a mixed use building that was part office, part retail and part residential, especially if the residential was going to be luxury living. We found that with the new duo residences bugis that is right there where the Bugis MRT is at.

We wanted to move up to luxury living in a structure like this. I like the design of it a whole lot. My wife keeps looking at the brochure. She is excited to be moving there and the place is not even finished yet. I must admit that I am looking forward to it too. We have worked hard in our careers to be able to afford the luxury residential unit we are buying at the Duo.


The Navy Had Other Plans

I grew up in Connecticut and while I always wanted to move out of the state, I ended up falling in love with my husband while I was in college at a state university in Connecticut. He immediately decided that he wanted to become an officer in the Navy after graduation which meant that I had to travel with him when he was stationed in different places. For the first fifteen years we were stationed in Connecticut. We recently got orders to go to Virginia and I do not know how to look for great falls real estate va houses since I am in Connecticut and we only have two months to look for housing. I think we will end up living in the base housing while we are waiting on closing on the house that we end up buying.