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July 22, 2007

Newsletter 7-22-07

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:20 pm

Now that summer is here I know a lot of you will be doing home improvement projects both outside and inside. This site from Better Homes & Garden is a source for step by step guides for project you might be undertaking. My favorite section is shelves and storage. Now that I am living in a condo, storage is at a premium.

“The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The Home Energy Saver was the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the national ENERGY STAR Program for improving energy efficiency in homes, with previous support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s PATH program, and the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.”

“The New7Wonders organization is happy to announce the following 7 candidates have been elected to represent global heritage throughout history. The listing is in random order, as announced at the Declaration Ceremony on 07.07.07. All the New 7 Wonders are equal and are presented as a group without any ranking.” What I want to know is why we needed a new 7 wonders of the world? The other 7 have been around and in our history and encyclopedia books for many years.

How many times have you called a company and had to talk to a computer, run through phone number jungle, wait on hold, and still didn’t get to talk to a human. If this is the case, check out this web site. It has the phone numbers of most of the US large corporations, agencies, etc and instruction on how to get a human and not the voice mail jungle.

If you are thinking about buying a house now that the market is definitely a buyer’s market, there are a number of good starting points to help you check prices, from thousands of brokers from across the country.
Trulia is a good start as they have a good search engine that lets you define the criteria you are looking for such as number of bedrooms, etc.
Another good site is Zillow. Zillow tries to give you an estimate on each house that you are interested in buying. Put in the zip code you are looking for a map showing the location of many homes for sale. Click on the flag and get pricing details.

One more place to check is Enter your address and this site will give you 3 values for your house or the house you want to purchase. The low, medium, and high price. You can decide for yourself how accurate this site represents the house prices. The map showing the house and other in the areas for sale is a nice touch.

“Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.”


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