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What You Need to Consider When Downsizing
Posted on 07/21/2019
What You Need to Consider When Downsizing
That time is coming if it is not already here. The kids are gone, and it is just the two of you—or, maybe there’s only one of you—and you feel like you’re rattling around the house like a couple of beans in a can. You’re tired of cleaning rooms that you never use. You’ve stopped visiting the basement,...
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5 Attic Cleaning Tips
Posted on 07/14/2019
5 Attic Cleaning Tips
How long has it been since you've deep-cleaned your home attic? The attic is one of the most overlooked spaces in the home. It is important to shake out the dust ever so often before your attic becomes a source of germs and allergens in your home. Here are some tips to help you keep your attic clean...
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Strengthening Your Core at the Local Park
Posted on 07/07/2019
Strengthening Your Core at the Local Park
Do you need a body workout and the gym is far away, or you can't afford to pay for a gym? Why not try using your local park. You don't need to register for or pay out anything or follow anyone's routine. You need to get a pair of sneakers, a bottle of water and your headset. Then...
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Funding Your Retirement
Posted on 06/30/2019
Funding Your Retirement
For many homeowners, your most significant financial asset is the home in which you live. Most assume, like previous generations, that their home will play a large part in their retirement plan. What part? That depends. You could sell your home, move into something smaller and use the excess to fund your retirement plans. If your home is...
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How to Go Green in the Kitchen
Posted on 06/23/2019
How to Go Green in the Kitchen
Are you conscious of your environment? Fact is, almost every kitchen is causing some level of harm to the environment, no matter how environmentally-conscious the homeowner. That being said there are things you can do to "go green" and reduce your negative environmental impact.Here some ways to go green in your kitchen, at no additional cost. Wash dishes...
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How to Compost
Posted on 06/16/2019
How to Compost
Making your own compost for your garden is a rather straightforward process that won’t cost a lot of money but will offer you some great returns. Basically, home composting is all about turning your regular kitchen waste into a rich additive for your garden. If done the right way, you won’t have to deal with any smell or...
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What to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom
Posted on 06/09/2019
What to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom
No home is complete without a bathroom. Bathrooms are in daily use and so requires renovation occasionally. Before you renovate your bathroom, there are some important things to consider. Some of what you should think about when renovating your bathroom is as follows: Select Elegant Fixtures This is very important because it affects the overall feel of your...
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5 Common Contingencies on Home Offers
Posted on 06/02/2019
5 Common Contingencies on Home Offers
Contingency in real estate means an agreement of sale that must take place to continue the transaction. There are numbers of options that buyers can include in their contracts. Below are five common home offer contingencies to consider: Inspection contingencies Inspections are of great benefit in the process of buying a home. They enable the buyer to know...
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One-Day Home Upgrade Projects
Posted on 05/26/2019
One-Day Home Upgrade Projects
You get it! You know your home needs some TLC and you’d love to be giving it some, but your schedule is tight. You don’t have time to tear apart the bathroom for a remodel or rip up the kitchen while your kids are in school. Here are some simple projects you can accomplish in a day, however,...
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House Hunting 101
Posted on 05/19/2019
House Hunting 101
Once you’ve made up your mind that you want to buy a house, either to decrease your rent or increase your income, the next hurdle will be choosing the right property. You will find no shortage of glossy brochures or recommendations from all sides telling you why this flat or that house is best for you. So, which...
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Execute a Property Buying Plan
Posted on 05/12/2019
Execute a Property Buying Plan
A homebuying plan is a must-have, particularly for those who want to enjoy a successful property buying experience. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to execute a homebuying plan to perfection. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you put your homebuying plan into action and achieve the best-possible results during the...
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