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Friday, May 15, 2015

Keeping Cool This Summer By Reducing Body Heat
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With temperatures on the rise, keeping cool is important. Here are a few low-tech tips to keep cool this summer. 1. Wear Clothing Made of Natural Fabrics: Natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and hemp 'breathe' better and wick away moisture. 2. Eat Cool: Meals like salads and sandwiches are best as protein rich meals can warm up your bod...

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Helpful Tips to Protect Your Annual or Vacation Rental from Water Damage
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With Spring thaw and continued rains, it is important to take steps to protect your home from water damage. Fix any leaks immediately – Roof leaks and cracks in the foundation can allow water in the home and weaken the structure and allow mold to grow. Extra protection for your roof – if you are replacing your roof sp...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Water Conservation At Home
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There are many ways for tenants and owners to conserve water everyday at home. Here are a few tips to help us all do our part: Check all your faucets and pipes for leaks Install faucet aerators Don’t use the toilet as a trash can, each flush wastes 5 gallons of water Water your plants in the morning Shorten your...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Springtime Pest Control Tips
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Spring is here and that means you may start seeing some pests such as ants invading your home. The best way to deter ants is to remove attractants. Keep your counters free of crumbs and sticky spots. Do not leave standing water in the sinks and fix any leaky faucets. If you do find ants, try a few of these suggestions: Keep a small s...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

April 15 is Almost Here! Tax Tips for Tenants
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Most taxpayers assume that homeowners, business owners and non-profits receive the most money back on their tax refunds. But renters also have some options to get the most from their refunds. 1)     Did you know some states offer deductions for those who rent? Check your state tax authority to see if you may qualify for a t...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Indoor Plants That Clean the Air
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Many indoor plants can help improve air quality in your home by removing harmful indoor air pollutants. Some on the list are even NASA approved. Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) – Very hardy and easy to grow Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) – Tolerates many different conditions and e...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

No Paint? No Problem!
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When renting a home it is not always possible to paint your walls to add color to your living spaces, but you can still use color to add some fun and playfulness to your home. You can use color in your home as a way to enrich your life. And don’t be afraid to express yourself once you find the colors you like best. Different colors...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Some Cheap Fixes to Spruce Up Your Property
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Whether you are selling your home, getting it ready to rent, or just want to update for yourself, here are some cheap fixes to spruce up the look of your property. Update the kitchen – As this is the heart of any home, you want to be sure the kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated. For just a few hundred dollars you can eas...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

How Long Should Major Appliances Last?
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The life expectancy of household appliances can vary depending on use but the following can be used as a guide to how long they should last before needing replacement: Gas range/oven - 15 years Refrigerator - 13 years Dishwasher - 9 years Microwave oven - 9 years Washing machine - 10 years Elec...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Keeping Your Clothes Dryer Running Efficiently and Safely
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The easiest way to keep your dryer running efficiently is to clean the lint trap and keep the vent clear. If your dryer vent has not been cleaned in the past year it, probably needs it. This is a fairly easy process that anybody can do in about 30 minutes or so. Unplug the dryer from both gas and electric. (If a gas dryer, shut off t...

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