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Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 7/25/2018

Statistics vary, but according to two credible sources, 44% of Americans own a dog. That means that if you don't own a dog, there's a strong chance one or both of your next door neighbors do!

Why are dogs such a permanent fixture in so many households? Unconditional love is probably the number one reason most people bring a dog into their lives, but enhanced health, home security, and companionship are others.

Health benefits: If you have a dog in your family, you probably already know the power of the "w" word. From a dog's perspective, there are few experiences that outrank the joy of going for a walk with their master! It not only provides a daily bonding experience for both dog and owner, but it's also an opportunity to introduce a moderate amount of exercise into your life -- assuming your doctor approves! While running, athletics, or weight training is not up everyone's alley (or even medically advisable), taking a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood can be a great way to stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and enjoy bonding moments with your four-legged companion! It's also a proven fact that petting or playing with a dog (or cat) can help lower your blood pressure and distract you from the cares and worries of everyday life.

Teaching moments: Not only do most kids love playing with pets, but they can also benefit from learning pet responsibility, kindness, and compassion.

Home security: While it's not an infallible method of burglarproofing your house, having a dog almost always serves as a deterrent. Most dogs are inherently protective of their territory (and loved ones) and will generally bark if they sense an intruder on the property or at the front door. Since one of the last things burglars want to do is call attention to themselves, a barking dog can definitely help keep the bad guys away!

Companionship: Dogs aren't the greatest conversationalists in the world, but they can be a very comforting presence when you're reading a book, watching TV, or relaxing at home. Many also love to join you for a ride in the car, a walk in the neighborhood, or a run in the park.

While dog ownership is not for everyone, more than 40% of us could not imagine life without our canine companion(s)! They do require a lot of attention, patience, and training, but the rewards are usually well worth the effort.

If you're considering getting a dog, you can gather a lot of helpful information about dog breeds, barking tendencies, temperament, shedding, how much exercise different breeds require, and other characteristics from the American Kennel Association. To help ensure a mutually satisfying relationship between you and your dog, it also pays to sign up for a dog obedience class and go online to learn about dog behavior, crate training, and health maintenance.




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Categories: Pets and Your Home  


Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 7/23/2018

This Single-Family in Woonsocket, RI recently sold for $288,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Debra & John Blanchet - RE/MAX Town & Country.


139 Danielle DR, Woonsocket RI, 02895

Single-Family

$288,000
Price
$288,000
Sale Price

2
Beds Total
6
Numberof Rooms
2
Baths
FABULOUS, 3 YEAR YOUNG ALL CUSTOM BUILT RANCH FEATURES CUSTOM KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, WIDE OPEN FLOOR PLAN, GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING, HARDWOODS THROUGHOUT, FIREPLACED LIVING ROOM, MASTER SUITE, CENTRAL AIR, GAS HEAT, DECK OVER LOOKING A PRIVATE SETTING, OVER-SIZED 2 CAR GARAGE WITH 2 DRIVEWAYS, LOWER WALKOUT, LIKE NEW TRULY A MUST SEE!! TAXES DO NOT REFLECT HOMESTEAD. TAXES WITH HOMESTEAD IS $4702.00.

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Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 7/18/2018

The heat of the summer can spell tons of outdoor enjoyment. It can also spell a lot of danger to the health of you and your loved ones. Whether youíre at the beach, hanging out in the park, or simply enjoying an outdoor BBQ, youíll want to have sun safety at the top of your list. 


Sun Is A Good Thing


Sunlight is a good thing. It helps plants and flowers to grow. It provides us with much needed vitamin D, and it gives us happiness as we bask in the glory of the sun. Thereís one major problem with sunlight and that is the harmful UV rays that come from the light itself and can cause health problems and damage to our homes. Read on for more tips and information surrounding UV rays and how to stay safe in the sun.


UV rays stand for ultraviolet radiation. There are two types of UV rays: UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate the skin at a deep level and are responsible for aging cells, causing wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging. UVB rays are what cause your skin to burn when youíre out in the sun. Both of these types of UV rays have been shown to be responsible for causing various types of cancer.


If you know when and how to avoid UV rays, you can protect yourself and your family from danger. UV rays peak between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. The forecast sometimes includes something called the UV index which helps you to know how strong the rays will be that day. As a hint, when the UV rays are the strongest, your shadow will appear shorter than your actual size. If you see that short shadow, it may be a good time to stay out of the sunlight, at least directly.          


Damage To Your Home


If the windows in your home arenít equipped with UV protection, you could be facing UV damage inside your home as well as out. High quality windows and window films can help to protect the inside of your home from up to 99% of harmful UV rays. The good news is that you donít need to replace your windows in order to get the protection. A simple UV protectant film will do.  


Your Fabrics Fade


UV rays can cause the fabrics in your home to fade and deteriorate over time. Everything from your window treatments to your sofa can lose their color. Buying the right kind of window treatments (like blackout shades and curtains) and positioning your furniture strategically can help you to avoid the effects of UV rays inside of your home. Stay safe in the sun this season both indoors and out by taking the right precautions.    






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Categories: outdoor safety   outdoors  


Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 7/17/2018

This Single-Family in Lincoln, RI recently sold for $390,400. This Ranch style home was sold by Debra & John Blanchet - RE/MAX Town & Country.


15 Musket RD, Lincoln RI, `02865

Single-Family

$390,400
Price
$390,400
Sale Price

3
Beds Total
5
Numberof Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Great house in Saylesville highlands. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms, hardwoods under carpets in living room & bedrooms. EIK Kitchen open to dining area and living room. Fireplace family room in basement with 1/2 bath, storage room, spare room and a work shop room. Extremely well maintained property and landscaping is immaculate. Come make this your home in this wonderful neighborhood!

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Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 7/17/2018

This Single-Family in Smithfield, RI recently sold for $680,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Debra & John Blanchet - RE/MAX Town & Country.


75 Cedar Forest RD, Smithfield RI, 02917

Single-Family

$680,000
Price
$680,000
Sale Price

5
Beds Total
9
Numberof Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Stellar executive colonial located on a beautiful cul de sac in Smithfield. Designed for today's living this home features a large open floor plan, hardwood floors and high ceilings. If you like to congregate in the kitchen, this is the home for you. Enjoy peace and tranquility sitting on your deck overlooking the woods and historic stone walls. This home also has a wonderful finished walk out lower level with bedroom, bath and sitting area, perfect for visiting friends, in law apartment or au pair. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms including the oversized master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets. Laundry is centrally located on the second floor as well. This high quality home has everything you have been looking for, call today for a private showing.

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