Scott Spindel

SCOTT SPINDEL

YOUR CONEJO VALLEY REALTOR

Cool New Gadgets of 2015

Dec 19, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

Cool New Gadgets of 2015

A lot of cool, funny, creative and ingenious electronic gadgets will hit the market in 2015. Some people may be patiently waiting for a particular item, or they may see a potential gadget and instantly make it a “must have.” Here are just a few options that will soon be available.  

Mophie Space Pack

This neat gadget is a carrying case that can superpower your iPhone by doubling the battery life. It protects your phone from shock impact if you accidentally drop it, and adds 16, 32 or 64 GB of memory to your device. It can store music, videos, pictures and documents through a free app. It comes in red, white, blue, black or gray and has a one-year warranty.  

Jabra Solemate Max

These wireless, water resistant, Dolby Digital speakers emit amazing sound with crisp, distinct clarity. This set is compact and portable making it easy to carry to different rooms of your house, or to bring along to any outdoor activities. The Jabra has a sleek, modern design and a built-in battery for up to 14 hours of play time. You also have the option of plugging your smartphone directly into the speakers for assured clarity and reception.

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Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Dec 17, 2014 in Lifestyle . 0 Comment

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

The average American gains a pound or two every holiday season. Although this doesn’t seem like much, it does add up over time. Unfortunately, as you age, it becomes more difficult to lose those unwanted pounds and maintain a healthy weight. But no one really wants to avoid holiday parties or miss out on all the delicious treats that are abundant this time of year. Here are some tips to enjoy a bit of holiday indulgence and still fit into your skinny jeans. 

Handle Holiday Parties like a Pro

There’s no need to turn down Christmas party invitations. Instead, go with a new approach. Fill up on a healthy dinner or snacks beforehand. This will help you feel full, making it easier to avoid the dessert table. Or, bring along a platter of healthy holiday goodies to give yourself and other party goers a healthier snacking option. It’s okay to enjoy some of the festive foods, but try to avoid overindulging. If possible, position yourself away from the appetizers to reduce temptation. 

Stay Active

As the colder weather arrives and the holidays draw near, it’s tempting to skip the workout and stay inside to watch Christmas movies. However, it’s important to keep up your active lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. This doesn’t mean you must invest in a gym membership or spend every spare moment on a treadmill. There are lots of fun ways to keep fit in the winter. Speed walk through the mall while purchasing your Christmas gifts, or go ice skating with friends. Join a team sports program such as a local basketball or indoor volleyball team. 

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Creative Ways to Promote Your Business during the Holidays

Dec 15, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

Creative Ways to Promote Your Business during the Holidays

Black Friday has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of your sales season. You can still spread seasonal cheer and promote your business in a way that fosters connection with your customers. Try these creative methods to increase the visibility of your business this holiday season. 

Deck the Halls

Nothing says warm and homey like Christmas greenery or sparkling snowflakes. Take the time to sprinkle fun decorations around your store. A shop specializing in rustic decor might hang snowflakes from the ceiling at varied heights with monofilament thread. An upscale boutique might opt for low dishes filled with different sizes, colors and finishes of glass ball ornaments. Whatever your decor or color scheme, make the effort. You’ll benefit from the celebratory atmosphere and from the shoppers who are drawn to your door.

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Creative Ways to Use Under Stairs Space

Dec 05, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Creative Ways to Use Under Stairs Space

Stairwells and the space beneath them often go unused. The lack of square footage and uneven shape make utilization a challenge. However, using this space resourcefully isn’t impossible. Much depends upon the size and location of your stairs. Check out the following design ideas that you can use as inspiration for your own below-stairs space.

Basement

If your stairwell leads to a basement level or ground floor, there are a number of options that are ideal for a tucked-away corner of the house.

-Ground-insulated walls maintain a temperate environment. Wine aficionados will find this an ideal place to store their collections. Go low-tech industrial with rough wooden blocks and wide wire mesh, or ultra-classy with stained wood, inset lighting, and glass doors.

-Who couldn’t use more storage? Drawers in a variety of sizes can be custom made to fit your space and blend seamlessly with the surrounding decor. With taller flights of stairs, you may even opt for a drawer/closet combo.

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Preventing Winter Water Damage

Dec 03, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Preventing Winter Water Damage

In much of the country, cold weather brings with it a buildup of snow and ice. When temperatures rise again, that buildup melts, subjecting your home to more moisture than usual. You can prevent winter water damage by inspecting and repairing the following areas.

Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts are perhaps the most important areas to maintain to prevent cold weather damage. Their purpose is to direct precipitation off the roof and away from your home’s foundation. When your gutters fail, the standing moisture can seep into your foundation and cause cracks and structural damage.

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Contact Information

Aviara Real Estate

2555 Townsgate Rd, #200
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Scott Spindel
Direct: (805) 418-2543
Email: scott4home@gmail.com
CalBRE #: 01830553