Dodge Winter Lawn Damage

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Winter conditions can present a wide range of challenges to your lawn and landscape, but there are precautions you can take to protect your lawn, as well as your trees and shrubs, from seasonal harm. Preventive steps from the lawncare experts at TruGreen can help your lawn survive the winter season’s harsh elements. Snow Plow Read More

Sales in the Snow: 5 Home Staging Tips for Wintertime

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While winter isn’t traditionally considered the best time to sell your home, there’s no reason you can’t get an offer during the colder months with the right staging. In fact, a study found that homes sold faster and for more money in the winter months, even in cold cities like Chicago. Here are five winter home staging tips that Read More

7 Considerations for Surviving the Holidays

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The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many different reasons. Here are seven considerations that could alleviate the pressure. 1. If money is tight, set a realistic budget. If you know in your gut that you can’t afford a gift, don’t buy it! Take steps to manage expectations in advance. Let people Read More

4 Reasons to Improve Your Home This Fall

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For nearly 74 million homeowners, a new fall tradition has emerged: home improvement. According to a recent Metrostudy Residential Remodeling Index, several factors point to a rise in home improvement projects this season. Energy-Efficiency — With colder weather on the horizon, homeowners shudder at the thought of higher heating costs. They upgrade windows, layer in Read More

291 Shawsheen Avenue, Wilmington

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291 Shawsheen Avenue, Wilimington Offered at $499,900 This expanded cape is certainly not a drive-by! Pride of ownership at its finest with this meticulously maintained 8 Rm, 3 Bed, 2 full bath home. The bright & spacious LR has a loft feel and features gorgeous oak floors, custom built brick fireplace w/granite mantle, CATHEDRAL ceiling Read More

Tips for Taking Stress out of Holiday Socials

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By Barbara Pronin Most of us like to socialize with friends and neighbors during the holiday season. But with shopping, wrapping and family gatherings heading up many to-do lists, it may not be easy to find time to socialize without throwing a big, glitzy party. The consumer editors at Better Homes and Gardens Magazine suggest Read More

Tis the Season to Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather

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Approximately one-fifth of homeowners insurance claims are brought on by damage caused by water or cold temperatures—much of which comes as a result of snowy conditions. Although standard homeowners and renters policies cover winter-related damage, such as that caused by burst pipes, ice dams and wind, as well as damage caused by either the weight of ice Read More

Is Your Roof Reindeer-Ready?

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The holidays are fast approaching! Amid the gift-giving, gathering with loved ones and decorating, the season serves as an important reminder for homeowners to make their roofs “reindeer-ready,” or review their roofs. To do that, the experts at the Metal Roofing Alliance advise completing the following 10 checks, which can be done without a ladder: Read More

Five Ways to Protect Credit This Holiday Season

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Amid the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s important for shoppers to make informed decisions about holiday spending when taking advantage of Black Friday and other deals. According to the experts at Credit Sesame (www.creditsesame.com), shoppers should keep in mind the following tips. 1. Avoid opening new retail store cards. Retail store credit cards often Read More

3 Fresh Takes on Holiday Decor

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Does your holiday décor need a reboot? Red and green will always be classic, but when it comes to holiday décor, rules are meant to be broken. Anyone can use inventive color schemes, fun patterns and smart home updates to create spaces that embrace the essence of the season. Trends to consider, Froelich says, are ones Read More