Five Tips for Easy Spring Cleaning

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Is spring cleaning on your mind? It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Below are five tips for easy cleaning.   Decide what you are keeping Heard of the KonMari decluttering method?  Keep an item if it brings you joy and if you have room for it – if not, set it aside.  Start Read More

New Job? New City? 4 Tips for Finding the Perfect New Home

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You’re exploring life as a new employee in a city of which you know little. The last thing you want to do is blindly choose a house out of necessity. Here are four tips that can help you in your quest to find the perfect new home in your new city. Understand Your Personality and Read More

Are You Giving Your Space Heater Enough Space?

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Those of us living in colder states know the comfort of a space heater keeping our toes warm all winter long. But CPSC estimates that portable electric heaters are involved in about 1,100 fires per year, resulting in about 50 deaths, dozens of injuries and millions of dollars in property loss. According to the National Read More

5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next New Home

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The process of buying a new home is stressful, even if you’ve already done it before. Looking at properties, researching areas, processing paperwork, etc., can all take a toll on your schedule and daily life. With all this going on, the last thing you should have to worry about is saving money when it actually Read More

Buying a New Home? 4 Reasons Why Location Is Essential

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Buyers are so hyper-focused on the home that they often cast aside surroundings. “Surroundings” do not equal trees, fences or landscape. The home’s surroundings are the houses around the home and the residents occupying them. Surroundings also include the neighborhood, the passersby and the city. Surroundings are the home’s location and it bears equal importance. Read More

3 Tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homebuyers traditionally face competition at the height of real estate season. Now, with market indicators reaching record post-recession milestones, competition is stiffer than ever. To gain an edge as a buyer, real estate professionals advise: Getting Pre-Approved – Getting pre-approved for financing will give you significant leverage in negotiations with the seller— and knowing exactly Read More

5 Pre-Summer Checks for a Well-Insulated Home

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One of the simplest ways to beat the heat at home is with adequate insulation. Most people associate insulation with keeping things warm, however, it is equally important when it comes to ensuring your family is cool and comfortable in the summer.  Insulation saves people thousands of dollars in energy costs,  making it one of the Read More

6 Quick Bathroom Cleaning Tips

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Keeping your bathroom sanitary doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right cleaning techniques, you can enjoy a sparkling bathroom without spending all day cleaning. Here are six cleaning tips for a fresh bathroom: 1. Shine your mirror Your bathroom mirror can get pretty grimy. Thankfully, it’s easy to restore it to its former Read More

5 Ways to Grow a Garden… Without a Garden

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Apartments and condos rarely offer much opportunity to garden, even with balconies or patios. ApartmentTherapy.com recently rounded up container gardening tips that’ll help satisfy small-space green thumbs. Some are viable even in apartments with no outdoor space at all! 1. Ceramic Pots – Dwarf fruit trees, such as Calamondin Orange, Eureka Lemon, Improved Meyer, Orangequat, Persian Read More

10 Tips for Taking Care of Wood Furniture

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Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions if not properly cared for. When purchasing furniture, it’s always a good idea to ask for specific cleaning and care instructions. For furnishings already in Read More