Prepare to Host Thanksgiving in your Home

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Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving this year? Make it easy (and fun) on yourself with a couple of tips:Invite people to help. As much as some people don’t want to host, most people don’t mind...
Easy Tips to Winterize Your Home

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Suddenly, the cold has descended. Days are shorter, leaves are leaving and the flannels have made their way out of the back of the closet. When the temps drop, don’t forget these winterization...
Fall Activities for Kids

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So, the kids are finally in school—finally. But that still leaves weekends, and who wants to sit around all the time? Aside from the typical fall sports (football and soccer, et al.), whatever is there...
Rent or Buy?

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To rent or not to rent (in other words, buy). That is the question.And it’s a good question, because going through all the hassle and expense of getting a loan and buying a home, only to discover the...
Easy Fall Decor

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Ah, fall. The air’s crisper, the leaves are leaving, and the colors are (probably) changing. Well, at least in the stores, they are. Here are some easy ways to get into the autumn spirit with your...
Easy, Efficient Garages

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Do you walk into your garage and instantly wish you weren’t there? Shoes here, paint cans there, yard tools and off-season décor and assorted laundry everywhere. Wouldn’t it be nice to walk...
Buying your first investment property

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Stocks and bonds go up and down, but real estate is forever, they say. And it’s true: A wise real estate investment can provide steady income for years to come—provided you know what you’re...
Last Minute Showing - Quick Prep Tips

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You’re having a surprise house showing in an hour (!), and the house—frankly, it could use work. You don’t have much time, so try these tips on for size:Pick up. A key element of staging your...
Consider Your “Must-Haves” When Buying

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When you’re buying a home, you have to prioritize features (unless you’re very wealthy and don’t need priorities). One system that many have found helpful is coming up with A, B and C columns...