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How To Avoid Hot Water Heater Problems
Posted on 09/18/2019
How To Avoid Hot Water Heater Problems
You may not think much about your hot water heater. Unless of course, your hot water heater ends up breaking down. Hot water is so important in our homes, yet we take this resource for granted. Hot water does a lot in our homes from clean our laundry to disinfect our dishes to heat up our showers. We use...
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Understanding Your Mortgage: Prepayment Penalties
Posted on 09/16/2019
Understanding Your Mortgage: Prepayment Penalties
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Staging Uh-Oh’s to Avoid
Posted on 09/15/2019
Staging Uh-Oh’s to Avoid
Preparing your house to sell can mean different things in different markets. You want your home to be competitively priced and attractive to the buyer, so you put some extra effort into staging and end up with no takers. What happened? Despite what you see in decorator magazines and on television, sometimes less is more, way more when...
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Simple Signs It's Time to Check Your HVAC
Posted on 09/13/2019
Simple Signs It's Time to Check Your HVAC
Your HVAC system keeps everything cool and comfortable, but only if it is working properly. You don't have to have any repair or DIY skills to determine if your air conditioner is struggling, just look for one or more of the signs below. Finding problems now, at the first sign of trouble, can prevent costly repairs later --...
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The Importance of Dinner Together
Posted on 09/09/2019
The Importance of Dinner Together
With jobs, school projects, extra-curricular activities, after-school programs, and shopping, most families would rather eat on the run. Swinging through a fast food restaurant on your way to the next thing might be all you can fit in most evenings. But an ever-growing body of evidence points to the fact that shared time at the dinner table, as...
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5 Features That Drive Up Insurance Cost
Posted on 09/08/2019
5 Features That Drive Up Insurance Cost
New homeowners often wonder why the insurance costs of their homes are on the high side. Even long-time homeowners might notice an increase in their home's insurance cost. The pressing question remains; "Why is my homeowner’s insurance so high and how can I reduce it?" Every homeowner has a budget with which they run their homes. It will...
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Bring Your Herb Garden Indoors
Posted on 09/06/2019
Bring Your Herb Garden Indoors
Herbs make tremendous impact in the home due to their numerous functions. They can be used as spices on food or as air filters. They add fragrance and absorb odors. For best result, growing each of the herbs in their separate pots helps you customize the care they need as individual plants. Here are a few plants to...
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5 Reasons Why Bamboo Bedding is Perfect for Your Home
Posted on 09/04/2019
5 Reasons Why Bamboo Bedding is Perfect for Your Home
Have you ever thought of using bamboo bedding before? If not, it is time to do so! Unlike in the past when bamboo was not useful in the textile industry, recent technology has changed the narrative. Bamboo is now in use in the textile industry with bamboo bedding as one of its products. With bamboo bedding in your...
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Determine If a House Is Right for You
Posted on 09/01/2019
Determine If a House Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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Will Your View Effect Your Re-Sale?
Posted on 08/25/2019
Will Your View Effect Your Re-Sale?
When you plan to stay in your new home for years to come, you can buy just for yourself and ignore things that would otherwise make reselling the property difficult. However, if you know this home will be back on the market in a few years, you need to check different boxes on that list. Do you know...
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Choosing the Right A/C Unit for Your Home
Posted on 08/23/2019
Choosing the Right A/C Unit for Your Home
Photo by: Will Malott via Unsplash When it comes to buying things for the home, the air conditioning unit is not the most intriguing. But it is one of the essential components. Choosing the right A/C unit may be the difference between utmost comfort and sizzling heat. Determining the right type of air conditioning unit and how to...
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Understanding the Short Sale
Posted on 08/21/2019
Understanding the Short Sale
You might have heard one or two things about a short sale in real estate. It may look like a hard concept, but it is just another term for a conditioned sale. What is a short sale? A short sale in real estate happens when a property owner needs to sell the property for less than the amount...
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