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How to Protect Outdoor Furniture

Love that new teak bench you bought for your backyard, or that natural wood patio table and matching chairs? While wood furniture is gorgeous outside, you’ll need to protect it to lengthen its lifespan, or you could face rot and unsightly discoloration in no time.Below are several tips to help your wood weather.Paint. A coat of paint is the top way to protect your outdoor wood, and although you will lose that natural…

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Learn Why So Many Are Moving to Florida

If you recently visited Florida on a vacation and have given some thought as to living here year-round, you’re not alone! There are so many great reasons to become a Floridian. Whether you’re a millennial seeking your first career out of college or you’re searching for that perfect retirement destination, come see what Florida offers. Below are our TOP 10 reasons to move to Florida. Top 10 Reasons to Relocate to Florida…

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Mortgage Rates and Covid-19

From travel to toilet paper stock at your local grocery store. However, there’s another effect you might want to keep an eye on if you’re a homeowner: Falling mortgage rates. In the United States, the Federal Reserve cut rates by half a percentage point on March 3 (to keep up with the market), then again by 1.5 percent on March 15 (in response to COVID-19). In Canada, the Bank of Canada cut…

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Essential Lawn Care Guide

Tired of looking out the window at your dull, dormant lawn? A little prep now will give you a green lawn all summer long. RakeFirst things first, gently rake leaves, twigs, and dead grass off your lawn, and remove snow mold if you live in colder climates. This allows air and sunlight to reach down to the grass roots. Avoid power-raking, as hacking away at the ground can damage shallow grasses and…

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Happy Cinco De Mayo

That’s not what today is about at all. But many people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence. Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated September 16th, in memory of the war in which Mexico won its independence from Spain. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of when the Mexican Army finally defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Since then, the observance…

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Tips for Your Next Virtual Party or Happy Hour

We have all suddenly and somewhat unwillingly been ushered into the age of the social video call. Yes, we’ve all been on a few video conferences for work here and there—a necessary evil of remote teams and global businesses. But this is the first time we’ve all found ourselves celebrating birthdays, baby showers, engagements and even weddings with our friends and family compacted into boxes on a screen. The ink was barely dry…

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Best Days to Save at the Grocery Store

Shopping at the grocery store on weekends may be convenient for most people, but it’s not so advantageous for their wallet. Weekends are the most expensive times to shop for food, according to research by the consumer shopping app Ibotta. With the high traffic, there’s no reason for retailers to drop prices then. Many people have difficulty grocery shopping and running other errands on weekdays, but it will save them more money…

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Mortgage Rates Drop Again – 30- Year at 3.31%

Rates are hovering near all-time lows for the third week in a row as economists and businesses try to weigh the economic damage caused by the pandemic. WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. long-term mortgage rates hovered near all-time lows for the third straight week amid fresh signs of severe damage to the economy and the housing market from the shutdown spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the…

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What You Can Do To Position Yourself to Purchase a Home During the Coronavirus

The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It also has consumers remembering the economic slowdown of 2008 that was caused by a housing crash. This…

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New Agent in Real Estate

Have you just gotten your real estate license and don’t know where to start? We’ve all been there. Some of us come right out of college, some from the corporate world, some out of semi-retirement. No matter where you’re coming from, heading straight ahead into a career that is paid completely on commission is scary. From my personal experience, and from listening to the challenges of my coaching clients, here are my top…

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