How to Make Your Home’s Entrance Enticing

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If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably heard these two little words many times: Curb appeal.   Curb appeal is vital if you want your home to sell quickly for a good price. To create that enticing look, you don’t necessarily have to undertake extensive landscaping or major fixes to the exterior of the building. Instead, you could just concentrate on the …


Is it Time to Downsize your Home?

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Thinking of moving from your current home into a smaller one? You may be wondering if now is the right time. Here are some points to consider. A recent study by Edelman Berland revealed that of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future 33% plan to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why that …

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Fall Maintenance Checklist

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Fall Home Maintenance This week marked the official start of autumn. Are you and your home ready?   Preparing your home for Fall: □ Inspect roof for missing, loose, or damaged shingles. Get repairs if needed. □ Check gutter and downspout alignment to verify that rainwater collects and drains away from the house. Adjust if needed. Also clear gutters and downspouts of leaves …

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Smart Under-Stairs Storage

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If you’ve got a two-story home, the sometimes neglected space under your staircase may provide an ideal spot for some smart under-stairs storage. Because really, what home couldn’t use more storage? Here’s some great options for the space under your staircase: Stealthy Storage   This stylish example of drawers and cabinets demonstrates the important role that paint and hardware play …

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Should You Install Solar Panels If You’re Selling Your Home?

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With solar energy becoming more popular and pitches for panels everywhere you look, you may be wondering whether you should install solar panels if you’re selling your home. Will the panels make your home more appealing to buyers and will they add value? The answer is that solar panels aren’t necessarily a selling point, and depending on whether you lease or …

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Making the Most of Your Day: 5 Tips for Increased Productivity

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  How to Make the Most Out of Your Day: 5 Tips on How to Increase Productivity. Modern work-loads can be quite overwhelming. Working long hours supplemented by large amounts of caffeinated beverages is a combination that can make computer screens melt the back of our brains.  We can overwhelm ourselves with the illusion of multi-tasking. Our energy use doesn’t …