Seven Ways To Boxer-Proof Your House

Written by Jody Mitchell

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3. Restrict access to your kitchen garbage. Placerepparttar bin inrepparttar 145897 kitchen sink or behind closed doors. Dispose of your cigarette butts appropriately, as they can cause nicotine poisoning.

4. Electrical cords must be monitored for signs of chewing and/or made inaccessible to your Boxer. Sometimes a nasty-tasting substance can be used to deter your Boxer. Check with your vet for some recommendations.

5. We have all heardrepparttar 145898 horror stories of Boxers that have gotten into holiday decorations. They are attracted torepparttar 145899 bright lights and shiny glass ornaments, so keep a close eye on your Boxer if you have Christmas decorations up.

6. There are many kinds of poisonous plants, so be sure to contact your local veterinarian for a list of any toxic plants that grow in your area.

7. Anti-freeze is highly toxic to dogs and it is a good idea to keep all chemicals safely out of reach of your Boxer, puppy or adult.

Jody Mitchell, a stay at home mom and part time veterinarian assistant who has been saved by Boxer dog from car accident. Her amazing experience inspires her to write about Boxer: "The Boxer Chronicle - A Guide to All Things Boxer." Visit her Website

Up,Up and Away In My Real Estate Balloon

Written by Elaine VonCannon

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Home sales have rocketed at an unprecedented pace. According torepparttar National Association of Realtors’ statistics home sales are still defiantly onrepparttar 145855 rise. This demand is fueled by many factors. Baby boomers make up a large percentage of affluent home buyers and their population is estimated at 75 million. They are buying investment properties, second homes, and helping their children become homeowners. Mortgage rates may seem to be inching up, but they are still extremely low compared torepparttar 145856 double digit rates ofrepparttar 145857 1980s. I believerepparttar 145858 current lending friendly market will promote a boon inrepparttar 145859 real estate market – not a bust. In closing, I have some advice for home buyers and home sellers. Knowrepparttar 145860 price of homes sales in your own market area and then take your place within that market. You can buy, sell, or hold, just like investing in stocks. Inrepparttar 145861 coming years,repparttar 145862 real estate market may see a slow down of appreciation in home equity from double digits to single digits. Yet all investors, even inrepparttar 145863 stock market, know that to truly reaprepparttar 145864 benefits of investing, you must at least be prepared to hold onto an investment untilrepparttar 145865 time is right to sell. Real estate is, and will remain,repparttar 145866 most stable investment anyone can make now and in years to come. For more information on buying property with some great potential inrepparttar 145867 Williamsburg area, read my article on purchasing in New Kent County, Virginia:

Elaine VonCannon is a REALTOR with RE/Max Capital in Williamsburg, Virginia, and she manages investment property. Elaine is also an Accredited Buyer's Representative as well as a Senior Real Estate Specialist. She has helped numerous clients invest in and make money on property in Southeastern Virginia.

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