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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips
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Thanksgiving is almost here and across the country, Americans are gearing up for one of the most spectacular feasts of the year.  Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together to share good food, conversation, and laughter. In the midst of all this festive activity, it’s important to remember that there are ...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

High Demand for Rental Homes
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TAMPA - Hunting for a rental house to live in has left Amy McGinnis broke, monetarily and mentally. Her six-week search around the Tampa Bay area left her competing for rentals, paying multiple rental application fees and also opening up her wallet to pay for background checks. The 27-year-old spent hundreds of dollars only to be told her...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

5 Crucial Halloween Fire-Safety Tips You Can't Afford to Miss
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Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o'-lanterns, paper ghosts, hay bales and dried cornstalks adorning front porches -- these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that make the holiday special for kids and adults alike. Unfortunately, these Hallowee...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Maintenance Projects
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As summer comes to a close, this is a time to establish a fall home maintenance checklist recommended by the National Home Servide Contract Association (NHSCA). 1. Turn off exterior faucets. Un-drained water in pipes can freeze easily, which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. Start by disconnecting all garden hoses and draining...

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 ...

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