Add Family Fun to Chores

Add Family Fun to Chores When school is in session and just getting out the door is an accomplishment, having go-to routines can help make ordinary activities more exciting for the entire family. However, if you encounter resistance to everyday household tasks, you may just need a simple revamp to make activities more entertaining and Read More

Tips for Prioritizing Your Fall Maintenance Projects

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Tips for Prioritizing Your Fall Maintenance Projects No matter what part of the country your home is in, the coming of fall signals an opportunity to do whatever necessary or voluntary projects need to be done ahead of winter weather, the coming holiday season, and the New Year. Have you been putting off re-staining or sealing Read More

Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes

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Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes There have been a lot of studies, think pieces and discussions trying to figure out millennials. Business owners were skeptical about hiring millennials a few years ago and now, as this younger generation continues to grow and succeed in life, the housing market seems to be the Read More

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way to ensure you receive top Read More

Trendy Home Decorations to Consider This Year

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Trendy Home Decorations to Consider This Year The comfort level of your home is significantly influenced by the design of the interior setting. It’s important that you decorate with the latest trends to create a modern and contemporary setting that reflects your taste. If you’re looking to update your home decoration, here are a few designs to Read More

5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500

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5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500 Summer is a time filled with good times and warm weather. Unfortunately, it’s also a time for many homeowners when energy costs skyrocket as they attempt to keep their homes cool and comfortable. Thankfully, there are many things that can be done to help keep Read More

Simple Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

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Buying a home is always exciting, if a bit overwhelming. But when you’re a first time buyer, the process can seem even more complicated. The biggest hurdle for the housing market in the middle of 2017 is low inventory. Housing starts, housing permits, new home construction and pending home sales have all slowed this summer. This Read More

Gardening for Your Small Deck or Patio

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Having limited outdoor space is no reason to curb your love of gardening or to settle for less than a thriving green space. From tasty fruits and veggies to flowering plants, trees and shrubs, container gardening is a great way to enhance your small deck or patio. Test your green thumb with these: Dwarf citrus Read More

10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills This Summer

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10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills This Summer Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about ways to save on utility bills and energy costs before you’re shocked by your first big bill this summer. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to prepare your home Read More

10 Things to Inspect before You Rent

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Are you or a family member in the market for a rental? Make an informed choice by following this inspection checklist from the experts at RentHop: 1. Cellphone reception In today’s world, we tend to assume we can get great coverage anywhere and everywhere. That’s not necessarily so. When you’re touring a potential apartment, make Read More