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Reasons to Downsize Before Retirement
Posted on 05/26/2019
Reasons to Downsize Before Retirement
You might think that only retirees should consider downsizing their homes to accommodate a change in lifestyle. Wrong! Today downsizing might be the right decision for many reasons. There are many pros to simplifying your lifestyle and moving to a smaller home. Take a look at your situation, house, and financial goals to see if downsizing is right...
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Making That First Impression
Posted on 05/26/2019
Making That First Impression
You hear much about curb appeal when you're reading through real estate blogs, but what does that actually mean? Is it lots of colorful flowers or perfect landscaping? What about exterior artwork or a decorative mailbox? What it’s not So, you probably already have more than a general idea of what curb appeal is, but here is what...
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Buying a Home: Understanding the Real Estate Market
Posted on 05/19/2019
Buying a Home: Understanding the Real Estate Market
Buying a home of your choice could be somewhat complicated, exciting, and most times frightening. If you are like most buyers out there, you could spend three months or more finding your perfect home. However, is that all? There is more to finding a home you want to buy. You might see what looks like your dream place,...
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How to Break the Smartphone Addiction
Posted on 05/19/2019
How to Break the Smartphone Addiction
While you may not think of it that way, your brain can become addicted to personal electronics to such a degree that it impacts multiple areas of your life. Of course, the physical effects are substantial once you’re aware of them. But worse yet is the impact on your family. What smartphones do to your brain While it...
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8 Tricks for Designing a Luxurious Bedroom
Posted on 05/12/2019
8 Tricks for Designing a Luxurious Bedroom
You are reading this post in order to get inexpensive ideas for creating a luxurious bedroom, or you want to gain insights for upgrading your relaxation space into one that speaks of luxury. For whichever reason, you're on the right page. When you think about luxury, a second thought about extravagant costs usually pops up. Luxury, to some,...
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How to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden
Posted on 05/12/2019
How to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden
Are you trying to keep cats out of your garden to protect your birds or to stop them from defecating in your yard? Or perhaps to keep wandering cats from mingling with your cats. Whatever the reason, with the correct approach, you can successfully keep cats out of your garden for good and stop them from using it...
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Home Network Security in the 21st Century
Posted on 05/05/2019
Home Network Security in the 21st Century
Not long ago to protect our homes from intruders we would lock the doors, the windows, close the blinds, leave a light on and possibly set the alarm. Today houses are full of devices that make our lives convenient such as computers, laptops, printers, smart televisions, streaming media devices, gaming consoles, smart appliances, digital assistants, mobile phones, tablets,...
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Can Pigs Fly?
Posted on 05/05/2019
Can Pigs Fly?
More and more frequently, travelers see animals on board airplanes—in the cabin, rather than as special cargo. According to the Air Carrier Access Act, a service animal is: “any animal that is individually trained or able to provide assistance to a person with a disability; or any animal that assists persons with disability by providing emotional support.” Which...
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Simple and Effective Ways to Decorate a Small bedroom
Posted on 04/28/2019
Simple and Effective Ways to Decorate a Small bedroom
A bedroom is for relaxing, so the decoration idea of a bedroom should be to relax. Although quite a number of modern bedroom designers will recommend having a sitting area, a king size bedroom, a mini office all in your bedroom, it doesn’t have to be so. Having a small bedroom can, in fact, be a blessing and...
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Turn Your Home Into a School
Posted on 04/28/2019
Turn Your Home Into a School
Just because life “happened,” and you never made it to college doesn’t mean that you can’t be learning and improving all the time. Even if going to school now is out of the question due to family obligations and budgetary restraints, there are still ways to learn, and also earn degrees and certifications from home. Free and low-cost...
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Emergency Services in Your New Neighborhood
Posted on 04/21/2019
Emergency Services in Your New Neighborhood
Getting settled in your new neighborhood is a big task. There are boxes to unpack, utilities to organize, new schools to register for, and new neighbors to meet. You have to learn new routes to work, and if you moved because of an employment opportunity, a new job to learn. On top of that, you have to figure...
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Signs You May Need A New Roof
Posted on 04/21/2019
Signs You May Need A New Roof
Having to change the roof is a decision most homeowners shy away from, it’s time-consuming, can generally be a stressful process and often requires a large budget. Most homeowners do not know when their roofs are due for a change until they experience damages to the house and property. There are basic signs a homeowner should look out...
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