Kick Start Proper Oral Hygiene Habits in Your Child With These Helpful Tips

Posted: February 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 
Most parents understand their child's sentiments on dentists. Dental visits are important for children but children sometimes feel uncomfortable with dental professionals because dental appointments may cause discomfort. We suggest that parents take an active role in their child's oral health to address their child's fear of going to the dentist.

If you've noticed your child is lagging behind in oral health practices try sitting down with one of our professional dentists. We can provide some advice and tips for maintaining proper oral health habits. For other useful suggestions, you may also try the following tips. 

Open communication with your child is the best way. Talk to your child about your personal experiences with dentists, proper brushing, and other oral hygiene practices so your child can relate to what you're saying. Your child's oral health sometimes depends on the attention you give so make sure that you give your child enough time.


Some children need extra help when it comes to maintaining oral health. For instance, some children who unconsciously grind their teeth should have a mouth guard to counteract this habit's negative effects. Younger children may need a timer when brushing their teeth so they utilize full time brushing.

For younger children providing a reward for your child after dental visits can be a huge incentive. Such as a toy or increasing their allowance for that week. Maintaining proper oral health in children goes a long way. As the child grows up they will continue with those habits and have fewer problems with their teeth later on in life. Contact us today to learn more about oral health and signing up for your next appointment.

Spring Arbor Opens Their New Facility In Leesburg, VA

Posted: February 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

The former site of Loudoun Country Day School again is bustling with activity as the Spring Arbor assisted living community welcomes residents to its new 70,000-square-foot facility on Fairview Street in Leesburg. Executive Director Zoie Nikov said the facility expects to have 13 residents fully moved in by the end of the week. The remaining 57 rooms are expected to fill up within the next month, she said, noting pre-sales have been strong.

The facility provides plenty of amenities for residents, including a kitchen serving three prepared meals a day in a dining room with outdoor patio space for uses during the warmer months; a library and reading area complete with computers for Internet access, where volunteers can help residents setup e-mail and social networking accounts to stay connected with family and friends; a wellness center with daily exercise activities and on-site physical rehabilitation specialists; a walking path around the grounds of the facility; and transportation around town via a van and bus service.

Spring Arbor also is the first assisted living center in the county to have a secure area for Alzheimer's patients, in 13 cottage-style apartments with one to two beds available. The facility provides entirely independent accommodations for patients with Alzheimer's and other memory-related illnesses, including a separate kitchen and dining area, activity room and outdoor patio.

As guests continue to move in over the coming days they are likely to see the final touches being placed on the facility as crews work to finish the construction of patio areas for both the standard and memory care areas, and the bus that will be used to transport residents to doctors appointments, shopping destinations and other venues around town arrives next week.

Nikov said community response to the new facility has been positive, with more than 200 people turning out for a neighborhood open house over the weekend. Spring Arbor, which is owned by HHHunt of North Carolina, worked closely with nearby homeowners in assuring the new facility would match the aesthetic design and feel of the community, Richard Williams, senior vice president of senior living for the real estate company, said. Contact us today to learn more about Spring Arbor and how we strive to help our residents.


Realtors Need a Value Added Real Estate Attorney

Posted: February 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 
Realtors Need a Value Added Real Estate Attorney

By Kiley Black

There are many value added services which a real estate law firm can provide to realtors. However, it is not just monetary services you should provide to your clients, the whole customer service package enhances your value and keeps repeat business and referrals coming back to you. When home buyers and sellers see that you have their interests in mind, and that you surround yourself with others throughout the process that have their interests in mind, they remember you when they or someone they know has a real estate transaction. It is important in this age of technology, information, and the tightening dollar to show value for your services.

Providing a real estate attorney that does E-recording and declarations of homestead can figure into your value proposition. E-recordings allow the transfer of the deeds and paperwork to be done while the closing is still taking place.

This in turn, gets the funds transferred faster, the recording of documents is accelerated, and it eliminates a big headache for the realtor. As the real estate market heats up, in addition to the fact that traditionally spring brings with it an increase in home sales, realtors will benefit from no longer having to go to the Registry for closings. This is very beneficial when you have back to back closings. There are very few law offices in Massachusetts which are able to do e-recordings and Black and Buono is one of them. Additionally, the costly overhead of traditional submission and recordation methods is reduced with e-recordings, therefore providing superior service to your clients, while saving them money and time.

We will also provide to your clients Declarations of Homestead for no additional fee. The Declaration of Homestead allows your clients to protect their property up to five hundred thousand dollars of the value per residence, per family. This service is also provided by Black and Buono at no extra fee. If you are a realtor looking to expand your service level to your clients, contact Black and Buono in Framingham.


Benefits of Using Granite Tile Countertops vs Solid Granite

Posted: February 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

You've made the decision to invest in upgrading your kitchen.  Congratulations! No area of your home is more readily observed. You, your friends, and your relatives are going to love it.  Your future real estate agent will love it too because kitchen upgrades are the home improvements that really crank up your home's resale value!

Unless you are simply independently wealthy and cost is a non-factor, Kenneth C Lewis strongly advise our clients to consider granite tile vs solid granite countertops because there is a significant cost savings involved yet essentially zero drop off in aesthetics, durability, and resale value. Those cost savings can be reinvested in other high utility upgrades such as appliances, flooring, and lighting, or even Old-World Finish Cabinets

Why is granite tile more affordable - Granite tile countertops cost less than the solid granite because there is simply less volume of the expensive raw material.  If it is important for YOU to know that the unobservable sub-surface of your countertops are solid granite (vice a composite of equal or even greater strength) then by all means buy solid granite.  However, if you are like most, you don't care about that which you can't see, then save money by using tile and either cut the overall project cost or reinvest the savings elsewhere. 

Remember, granite tile has the same benefits as solid granite countertops - Smooth surface, durable, long lasting, available in a variety of colors and many more are the same benefits that you get when you choose granite tile countertops. The only thing that it does not have is the continuity of the kitchen counter itself, but we have grouts or materials to fill the gaps for that.

Tile is easy to replace in cases of damage.   Unlike solid granite countertops, you have the advantage of replacing the one spot that was damaged instead of replacing the whole thing. This will save you time, effort and money. However, with that said, unless your crazy Uncle Lewie takes a sledge hammer to your tile or solid granite, you are not likely to ever need a granite repair service

Combination - Making use of granite tile countertops give you the advantage of creating combinations from different tile colors to form a design on your countertops should you choose to. These are for people who do not want their kitchens to look plain. In creating designs use darker colors to define the edges of the lighter ones.

There are many reasons to choose Kenneth C. Lewis as your general home improvement contractor. We are exceptionally experienced and skilled at granite counter tops.   This is one of our favorite things to do because of the observable nature of countertops and the observable smiles that this work puts on our client's faces.  We'd love to give your kitchen (or bathroom) a granite face-lift today. 


Realtors Need a Value Added Real Estate Attorney

Posted: February 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 
Realtors Need a Value Added Real Estate Attorney

By Kiley Black

There are many value added services which a real estate law firm can provide to realtors. However, it is not just monetary services you should provide to your clients, the whole customer service package enhances your value and keeps repeat business and referrals coming back to you. When home buyers and sellers see that you have their interests in mind, and that you surround yourself with others throughout the process that have their interests in mind, they remember you when they or someone they know has a real estate transaction. It is important in this age of technology, information, and the tightening dollar to show value for your services.

Providing a real estate attorney that does E-recording and declarations of homestead can figure into your value proposition. E-recordings allow the transfer of the deeds and paperwork to be done while the closing is still taking place.

This in turn, gets the funds transferred faster, the recording of documents is accelerated, and it eliminates a big headache for the realtor. As the real estate market heats up, in addition to the fact that traditionally spring brings with it an increase in home sales, realtors will benefit from no longer having to go to the Registry for closings. This is very beneficial when you have back to back closings. There are very few law offices in Massachusetts which are able to do e-recordings and Black and Buono is one of them. Additionally, the costly overhead of traditional submission and recordation methods is reduced with e-recordings, therefore providing superior service to your clients, while saving them money and time.

We will also provide to your clients Declarations of Homestead for no additional fee. The Declaration of Homestead allows your clients to protect their property up to five hundred thousand dollars of the value per residence, per family. This service is also provided by Black and Buono at no extra fee. If you are a realtor looking to expand your service level to your clients, contact Black and Buono in Framingham.