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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fall Maintenance Checklist
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10 essential fall maintenance tasks to help you prepare for winter: 1.  Stow the mower. 2.  Don't be a drip. 3.  Put your sprinkler system to sleep. 4.  Seal the deal. 5.  De-gunk your gutters. 6.  Eyeball your roof. 7.  Direct your drainage. 8.  Get your furnace in tune. 9.  Prune plants. 10. ...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Smart Home Technology
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Smart Home gadgets are available everywhere now and some are designed to help you save money in the long run. For example, being able to control your thermostat and lighting from anywhere can lower energy costs.  Have you been thinking about adding some of the latest Smart Home gadgets to your home? Check out the following links for ...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Increased Rents and Lower "For Sale" Inventory in the US
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Increasing rents and lower mortgage rates are making home ownership more attractive. However, many markets are seeing a decline in available homes for sale making it difficult to find the home you want. Check out this article from Zillow with more information. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Furnish Your Home For Less
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Quality furniture can be quite expensive when purchased new.  If you are willing to spend a little time and do some research, you can find low cost, good quality, used furniture for your home.  To begin your search make a list of items you need and write down measurements of the rooms and area you want to furnish.  Once you...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cleaning Tips to Help Cut Back on Housework
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No time for housework? Here are a few tips to help make cleaning quicker and easier: Dusting - Keeping your homes humidity level between 40% - 50% can eliminate static (which attracts dust and makes it stick) and helps decrease dust mite growth. Countertops - When cooking something messy, line the counter with wax paper. When done, just f...

Friday, July 10, 2015

How to Prepare Your House Before Leaving for Vacation
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Are you going away for a week or longer this summer? Here are some tips on what to do before you leave for vacation: Air Conditioner: Leave the AC on with the fan switch set to "Auto". This will keep the humidity under control while you are away. If you have a manual thermostat, set it to 80 degrees for a home or townhouse and 77 degrees ...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saving Money on Monthly Expenses - Part II
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A continuation from our last blog for those of you looking to save money on your monthly expenses. 1. Reducing your entertainment expenses is a good place to start. There are many options for low cost entertainment.  Cancel unused club memberships such as gym and country clubs.  Reduce or eliminate your cable bill. Perh...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Saving Money on Monthly Expenses
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Looking for ways to save money each month? Here are a few tips to try to lower monthly costs. 1. Auto - Keep the air pressure in your tires at the maximum stated in the car's manual. Every two PSI of air that you able to add can improve gas mileage 1%. 2. Home/Auto Loans - Refinance at a lower rate if you are eligible. For home loans, you...

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...

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