Inspiration

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Like cleaning your siding — just be sure to start from the bottom and go up.

Could it really be summer?!

Tackle these five summer maintenance tasks during June's longer days and better weather — and save yourself time and money this winter.

#1 Update Outdoor Lighting

In June, winter nights are probably the last thing on your mind. But early summer is the perfect time to plan for those "OMG it's only 4:30, and it's already dark " moments by adding or updating landscape lighting.

The most energy-efficient, easy-to-install option is solar lighting, but it won't perform as well on dark or snowy days. For light no matter the weather, install electric.

LED bulbs last up to five times longer and also use less energy than comparable bulbs.

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Whether you want to customize an afternoon tour, plan an off-site event at a unique venue or just go out for a couple of brews, the breweries in Las Cruces, New Mexico can accommodate your needs.

Download the Ale Trail Map HERE.

Bosque Brewing Taproom bosquebrewing.com – Defending champion of the New  Mexico IPA Challenge, this brewery specializes in artisan crafted beers and fine ales.

Pecan Grill and Brewery pecangrill.com – Family-owned restaurant and brewery offering over a dozen specially brewed craft beers, including a pecan flavored beer.

High Desert Brewery highdesertbrewingco.com – Known for its large selection of handcrafted ales and lagers, High Desert offers rotating beers produced on the premises as well as a

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4 Tasks That Veteran Homeowners Know You Gotta Do in March

Did you ever notice that your self-improvement pacts with yourself are action oriented? Walk 10,000 steps a day. Fix that leaky faucet. Register for VolunteerMatch.

But "get organized"? It's a goal so broad that just trying to figure out what action to take makes you wonder what you were thinking in the first place. It's like you need an organizing plan for your organizing.

Ta-da!

Here it is. Follow these steps, spending less than an hour day (sometimes just a few moments), to a better organized home:

1. Do That Project

"What about your space is making you feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed?" asks Amy Trager, a professional organizer in Chicago. Is it the paperwork disaster in

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GAAR Recognizes Good Neighbor Mick Burke

Mick Burke is one of five GAAR Good Neighbors to be featured this year. For the last six years, Mick has volunteered for LifeROOTS, a non-profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities from birth to adulthood through education, therapy, work programs, and community. They provide clients with inclusive opportunities and employment to help foster their independence.

Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

The Good Neighbor Awards program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the…
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GAAR is pleased to recognize Affiliate Steve Cecco as a Good Neighbor recipient in 2019 for his work with Feed NM Kids. Good Neighbors are REALTORS® or Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

The Good Neighbor program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the positive impact that REALTORS® have on our community. 

   
One Snack Pack at a Time

Feed NM Kids is a non-profit local charity on a mission to eradicate childhood hunger in New Mexico. One granola bar is the difference between something to eat and nothing to eat, but it’s not enough food to take away hunger for a

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GAAR is pleased to recognize REALTOR® Lovie McGee as a Good Neighbor recipient for 2019. Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

The Good Neighbor Award program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the positive impact that REALTORS® have on their community. GAAR applauds Lovie McGee for her dedication to our community!

2006 NAR Good Neighbor 

Lovie's first recognition as a Good Neighbor was in 2006 before GAAR began it's local Good Neighbor Awards. Lovie received national recognition from NAR as a National Good Neighbor Honorable Mention

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GAAR is pleased to recognize REALTOR® Rosemary Freelin as a Good Neighbor recipient for the second time for her 13 years of continuous volunteer service with the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Blue Star Mothers

Blue Star Mothers membership is open to mothers who have sons or daughters serving in the military whether deployed or not, and to dads, other family members, and friends. They are a support and service group joining together to share concerns, worries, pride, and devotion for loved ones serving in all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States.

They support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. The non-partisan organization focuses on their mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our

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Three young entrepreneurs give tips on staying organized and calm while living hectic lives.

Life is crazy. Cah-ray-zee. And while you wouldn't have it any other way from 9 to 5 (OK, more like 8 to 7), the insanity should stop at your front door.

That's why you bought your home, right? To have a place to rest, recharge, and come up with your next trailblazing idea. A few inspirational ideas for your home may be all you need to put it on the path to tranquility.

Three super-busy entrepreneurs — a brewery owner, website founder, and organic farmer — know exactly how important a tranquil home is to achieving personal success. Here, they share how they created Zen-like havens in their homes to foster stress-relieving routines.

A Nook to Bliss Out

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Quick-and-easy tasks that’ll brighten up your interior.

December.

The year’s coming to an end. Time to do four small tasks for a bright (and money-saving) new year.

#1 Clean Light Bulbs and Fixtures   

Two great reasons to clean your light bulbs: You want as much light in your house as you can get as the days grow shorter, and, you’ll save money.

Dirty bulbs apparently shed 30% less light than clean ones, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Wipe bulbs with a cloth dampened by a mix of 1 oz. dish soap, ¼ cup white vinegar, and 3 cups of water. Get to it December 1 so you’re ready for the curtain fall on the shortest day of this year: Thursday, December 21.

#2 Evaluate Homeowner's Insurance

The holidays. You love

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Start saving those egg cartons!

Give or take a Scrooge or two, everybody loves the holidays: Decorating the tree, hanging lights, hanging holly ... all those things! But you know what nobody loves? Taking all those things down.

Because, wow, what an unorganized mess.

Before you go all Scrooge, get your jolly back with these simple holiday decorating hacks.

#1 Protect Ornaments With Holiday Recyclables

Trimming the tree should feel like the happy ending of a Lifetime holiday movie, not a game show guessing which box will contain broken memories.

Keep ornaments safe for next year by stowing them in leftover party cups, hot-glued onto a piece of foam board cut to fit inside a storage bin, recommends Lisa Woodruff, a Cincinnati-based

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