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October 16, 2018

How to Incorporate Pumpkins into Your Home

Just in time for National Pumpkin Day, here are some tips on how to incorporate pumpkins into your home this season.
 
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September 12, 2018

Home Offices, Tax Laws, and Other Important Considerations

If you work from home, here are a few things to be mindful of when it comes to home offices, tax laws, and other important considerations.
 
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August 28, 2018

The 9 Best Ways to Invest in Your Home

Have you received a large lump sum of money recently? Remember, one of the best investments is your home. Here are the 9 best ways to invest in your home.
 
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August 9, 2018

Making Homeschooling Affordable – Financial Issues to Consider

There are many factors that a family should carefully take into account when considering teaching your children from home. Cautious consideration should also be given to the impact homeschooling will have on your family's finances and long-term costs.
 
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July 25, 2018

The Best Windows for your Home by Climate

Beautiful, secure, energy-efficient windows can truly transform a home, improving your quality of life, reducing operating expenses and increasing the overall value of your property. If you are considering replacing the existing windows in your home, this information is sure to help!
 
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July 13, 2018

Fencing Options for Homeowners

Homeowners have many options when it comes to improving the privacy, security, and usability of their properties. Installing new fencing can be one of the most substantial, affordable home improvements you can make to impact those areas, with many options available depending upon your needs.
 
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June 28, 2018

5 Things to Consider When Renting or Buying a Home Downtown

Ready to head to the city? Keep these 5 things in mind when considering renting or buying a home downtown.
 
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June 15, 2018

Living the High Life – Considerations When Renting or Buying a Home in the Mountains

Living in a mountain home can seem like a dream come true, offering the potential for beautiful views, clean air, and peace and quiet. While mountainous terrains come in a wide variety of climates, there are some commonalities to keep in mind when considering renting or buying a home in the mountains.
 
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May 30, 2018

Things to Consider When Buying a Beachfront Home

Dreaming of swaying gently in a hammock while a salty-air breeze whistles through your hair? If you’re like a lot of people, this time of year finds you wistfully wishing you were on a beautiful beach somewhere, sipping on a tall, cool drink while the waves crash in the background. For most of us, the best we can hope for is the occasional beach vacation or day-trip to the ocean. But for those of us who are truly lured by the call of the waves, owning a beach property might be just the thing to soothe your soul.

Before you heed the siren’s call of the ocean and rush out to buy beachfront property, there are many pros and cons to consider and strategies that you can [...]

 
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May 22, 2018

How to Organize and Conduct a Neighborhood Cleanup

Take a look around your neighborhood – do you see any litter on the sidewalks? What about in the grass? The majority of realtors believe that litter can reduce property values from 7% to 12%, and home buyers report that seeing significant trash would definitely factor into their decision to make an offer on a given property. Litter is not just unattractive, it can also present a physical danger (such as sharp edges on cans and broken glass) or can increase the danger of disease, serving as a reservoir for germs and biological hazards, not to mention the danger to wildlife.

Litter happens in every neighborhood, on every street, and in every business district, [...]

 
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May 2, 2018

Manufactured Homes – A Viable Option for Low-Cost Living

In 1976, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development set forth federal standards for regulating the construction and performance of housing built in factories. They are built off-site on a steel chassis, with sections transported to the final location, set on a foundation and assembled on site. The national standards typically allow manufactured homes to avoid the complication of having to comply with building codes specific to their destinations. Although manufactured homes are technically “mobile,” they are rarely relocated like a mobile home might be.

Benefits and Convenience

The advantages of manufactured homes are numerous, fueling increased interest [...]

 
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April 16, 2018

It’s Electric! What You Need to Know about Electrical Panels

A home’s electrical panel is the kind of thing that most people don’t typically think about, that is until they really have to, and then suddenly it becomes one of the most important things in your home! At the very least, be certain that your electrical system is a part of your initial home inspection when buying a new property. Faulty electrical wiring isn’t just extremely expensive to fix but it may even pose a significant fire risk. Before we dive into the nuts and bolts of your electrical panel, there are some incredibly important safety tips to keep in mind to avoid a fatal mistake:

If you feel uncomfortable or lack the experience of dealing with a [...]
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