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Choosing the Right Mortgage Type
Posted on 10/20/2019
Choosing the Right Mortgage Type
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay When it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with...
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4 Things You Can Do This Fall to Prep for Winter
Posted on 10/13/2019
4 Things You Can Do This Fall to Prep for Winter
Spring may be the time for an annual cleaning marathon, but tackling some specific maintenance and cleaning chores in the fall ensures your home is in ideal condition before cooler weather arrives. This time of year is the best time to put your summer things away and pull out your cooler weather pieces, from flannel sheets and down...
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Bleach: Getting Stains Out of Hardwood
Posted on 10/06/2019
Bleach: Getting Stains Out of Hardwood
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Money Management Matters
Posted on 09/29/2019
Money Management Matters
Knowing how to manage your money is an important skill. Managing your money is not the whole picture. To have a complete description and confidence in your financial future, you need both to manage and master your finances. Mastering your money takes planning ahead of your income and setting goals, so you are plotting a course before the...
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Easy Home Improvements to Make Your Home Healthy & Green
Posted on 09/22/2019
Easy Home Improvements to Make Your Home Healthy & Green
When it comes to improving the home, most people tend to focus on high-end amenities. While this may make your home look luxurious, it does not boost home value so much. As a homeowner, when improving your home, you should have an eye on increasing its worth. One of the ways to achieve that is by going "Green."...
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What is the Cost of Living Index?
Posted on 09/15/2019
What is the Cost of Living Index?
You hear about this magic "cost-of-living index" number, but where does it come from and how can you use it to improve your real estate experience? The cost of living index is a numerical measurement of the relative cost to live in a specific geographic region. There are a lot of economic formulas out there, but it basically...
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Choose the Right Smart Home Gadgets
Posted on 09/08/2019
Choose the Right Smart Home Gadgets
Not all smart home devices are created equal. If you wind up paying a high price for a smart home gadget you do not need, you risk wasting precious time and resources. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make informed smart home device purchases, such as: 1. Consider Your Smart Home Device Needs The needs...
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Home Safety Tips
Posted on 09/01/2019
Home Safety Tips
When it comes to home safety, three areas need to be on the radar for review at least twice a year. Some folks check them with the summer and winter solstice and others with the change to and from daylight savings time. But you might want to check these more often. Whatever the schedule, these three items need...
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Tile Projects
Posted on 08/25/2019
Tile Projects
Tile work can be a beautiful way to revamp a space in your home. The design or color of the tile can accent an area. Designing an eye-catching layout of tiles may also be a way to create a statement throughout a room. Many different materials comprise the term "tile." Pick the Perfect Fit Tiles may be ceramic,...
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Cleaning Pet Damage on Carpet
Posted on 08/18/2019
Cleaning Pet Damage on Carpet
If you're selling your home mostly as is, with carpet that's a few years old, you'll need to give it a complete and thorough cleaning before you show the home. Even if you recently installed new carpet, you may have had to continue living in the house with your pets before you put your home on the market....
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Avoid These Toxic Foods For Pets
Posted on 08/11/2019
Avoid These Toxic Foods For Pets
Are you tired of visiting the vet virtually every other week of the month? Take a moment and think of the things you are doing wrong. For starters, what do you feed your pets? Your four-legged buddies may fit the bill of a companion, but it is crucial to know they are not humans.Consequently, some human foods are...
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Southern Lawn Care
Posted on 08/04/2019
Southern Lawn Care
The Southern region is a beautiful land of fun, relaxation, a lot of sunshine and beautiful lawns. Grasses differ from one another by growing capacity and various abilities to adapt to their surroundings. The type of soil plays a vital role, as well, since some grasses do well in particular soils while others may fall short. To start...
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