The Inside Scoop Newsletter – June 2013

Ronald Brookshire’s…
The Inside Scoop!
Insider Tips for Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Living
Inside This Issue…


  • 4 Common Toxins In Your Home And How To Remove Them…
  • Can A Hybrid Car Save You Money?…
  • Fun Facts and Laughs: Top Organizing Websites,Great Videos In Seconds, And More…
  • Trivia Challenge: Win Recognition in Next Months Email
  • Real Estate Q&A: What Should I Know About NegotiatingWhen I Sell My Home?…
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Ronald Brookshire Ronald Brookshire The Property Place, Inc.Phone: (619) 279-4258


Dear Friends…Have you ever found mold in your basement, kitchen, or bathroom? In this month’s The Inside Scoop! Free consumer newsletter, you’ll learn how to properly remove mold and three other common toxins that may be hiding in your home.You’ll also learn if buying a hybrid car will save you money…plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more.

Ronald Brookshire

Ronald Brookshire, Broker, REALTOR®

The Property Place, Inc.

P.S.  When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information I provide?

They may be people who are moving out of town this summer and need to sell their home before they go. Help them out in a big way by getting my easy checklist of inexpensive ways to make buyers instantly attracted to a home. It’s all included in my Free Consumer Report “44 Moneymaking Tips To Sell Your Home Fast”. To request a copy for a friend, simply email me at, or call me at: (619) 279-4258.

Today’s Brain Teaser . . .

What three-letter word completes all of the following words?

C _ _ _ ing

Rec _ _ _

_ _ _ ocate

G _ _ _ ery

(see answer below)

4 Hidden Toxins Might Be

In Your Home Right Now

Whether your homes is new or old, it may contain hidden toxins. Here are four common toxins and how to make your home healthier:

  1. Mold, a musty-smelling, black or greenish fungus that thrives on moisture, and irritates your eyes and skin plus makes you cough.What To Do:  Keep your house clean, dry, and well ventilated especially in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. Remove minor mold with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. If you find a large amount, it may be inside a wall, so talk to a professional mold removal service about cleaning it up.
  2. Chemical compounds, including formaldehyde (in carpets, upholstery, glues) can make your eyes and throat burn; benzene (in plastics, synthetic fibers, pesticides) can cause dizziness; and trichloroethylene (in paint removers, adhesives) can cause fatigue.What To Do:  Read labels and buy household products wisely. Store hazardous products on corrosion-resistant shelves and learn how to safely recycle them at:
  3. Lead paint, especially in homes built before 1978, can cause brain damage in young children.What To Do:  Check the paint in homes, particularly if you’re planning to renovate. For details, go to:
  4. Radon, an odorless gas that comes from the breakdown of soil and rock under your home is the second leading cause of lung cancer.What To Do:  You can buy a radon test kit at a hardware store or contact the state radon office for a list of qualified testers. To find a certified radon contractor to fix a problem, go to this directory:
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Save Thousands When Buying A Home!

Did you know there’s a free consumer report revealing ways to save time and money when buying a home? It’s called “8 Secrets For Saving Thousands When Finding and Buying Your Next Home,” and it’s great even if you’re not planning to buy soon. Just call (619) 279-4258 anytime, or simply email me by clicking here to request a copy for a friend.

Can A Hybrid Save You Money?

Almost every automaker now has a hybrid option, but is a hybrid (a car with a gas engine and an electric motor) right for you? The main factors to consider are how many miles you drive and how long you plan to keep the car.

You’ll have to calculate the annual gas savings and compare it to the extra price you’ll pay to get a hybrid car. On average, hybrid cars can cost $2,000 to $6,000 more than the non-hybrid car of the same make and model, and they average 40 mpg compared to an average of 25 mpg for non-hybrid vehicles. With this in mind, see which of these scenarios matches your driving pattern:

Scenario 1:  You drive about 20 miles per day (7,500 per year). If you use your vehicle primarily to go between home and work, you may not drive enough to make back your extra investment with a hybrid. With this amount of driving, it will take you about 8 years to “break-even” where gas savings offset the higher purchase price.

Scenario 2:  You drive about 40 miles per day (15,000 per year). If you use your vehicle to take several more trips during the week than simply to and from work, you may want to consider a hybrid car. With this amount of driving, it will take you about 4 years to break-even.

Scenario 3:  You drive about 80 miles per day (30,000 per year). If you use your vehicle to frequently drive long distances, a hybrid vehicle may be a great option for you because it will take you about 2 years to break-even.

Keep in mind, these scenarios are based on current gas prices and hybrid technology. If gas prices continue to rise and new innovations create vehicles with even higher fuel efficiency, it may take less time to break-even.

Beyond the gas savings, you can factor in potentially lower insurance rates, possible tax credits, lower maintenance due to less wear and tear on the engine and brakes. You can do more research by specific make and model at:

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Here’s A Free Resource For Investors!

Now You Can Get A Customized List of Local Short Sale or Foreclosure Properties That Match Your Investment Criteria At

Fun Facts and Laughs

Top Organizing Websites . . . — great storage variety, plus free video clips. — for big fixes, such as garages and attics. — features home storage plus specialty organizers.

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Great Videos In Seconds . . .

Tired of searching YouTube for something amazing? Check out It gives you 15 top videos daily for your viewing pleasure.

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Have A Laugh — Trivial Trivia That’s True . . .

• It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

• The first toilet ever seen on TV was on “Leave It To Beaver.”

• Reno, Nevada, is west of Los Angeles, California.

• The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

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Quotes To Live By . . .

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.

–Yogi Berra

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

–Maya Angelou

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

–George Washington Carver

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Please Welcome New Clients And

Good Friends Into Our Real Estate Family….

I’d like to take a moment to personally introduce and welcome a few of my newest clients and good friends who have supported my business over the years. And special thanks for everyone who thought of me with your referrals!

Jeff Sonn & Briana Hitt – Congratulations on your recent engagement 🙂

Trivia Challenge for the Month…
“Who Else Wants To Win Recognition in Next Months Email?”

Oceans cover more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface.

How much of the oceans have humans explored?

a) 17%

b) 1%

c) 5%

d) 60%

EMAIL ME BY: Clicking Here OR Call Me At (619) 279-4258 And You Could Be One Of My Next Winners!

Brain Teaser Answer:


Thanks For Thinking of Me!Did you know I can help you or any of your friends or family save time and money when buying or selling a home? Thanks for keeping me in mind with your referrals…and spreading the word about my services.

Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q.  What do I need to know about negotiating when I sell my home?


A.  Revealing too much information to buyers when you’re negotiating the sale is a common, costly mistake. To get the most for your home:

  • Work with a professional REALTOR® who knows questions to ask potential buyers that determine their motivation for buying and what price they can afford.


  • Don’t mention the “appraisal” value of your home at a showing to try to persuade a buyer to pay more for it. An appraisal may not be accurate and is not the best indicator of the value of a home.


  • Don’t tell a buyer why you’re selling (especially if you need to sell it quickly). Just say your housing needs have changed.

You can learn about six more costly mistakes in my Free Consumer Report called “How To Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home.” Call me and I’ll send a copy right over to you.

Do you have a question you want answered related to real estate or home ownership? Feel free to call me at (619) 279-4258 or email me by clicking here. Perhaps I’ll feature your question in my next issue!

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