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Tools to Maintain Large Gardens

Winter is fast approaching, but do you live in an area of the U.S. that experiences warm weather year-round? A garden can make your yard or any plot of land look better. It can also make you happier and provide an opportunity to destress. Keep in mind, though, that maintaining a yard takes a lot of hard work and dedication, which can become more difficult the bigger your garden. Here are some…

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Water Damage Tips for Homeowners

Water damage is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Not only can it cause devastating damage and decrease the value of your home, but it can also pose real health risks if left unaddressed. There are a number of issues that can lead to water damage in the home, ranging from something as simple as a leaking appliance to something as serious as flash flooding. Here are some tips to help you understand how…

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When Wouldn’t You Go With The Highest Offer?

It can be hard to imagine — choosing an offer that is $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 less than the highest bidder. However, it actually happens all the time, and for good cause. Here are four reasons why you might choose a lower offer when selling your home: 1) Cash offers are more reliable than loan-contingent ones, especially because there are no lenders involved. If your priority is to close fast, accepting a lower…

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Are We Thankful Enough This Year at Thanksgiving

Hands in the air—three weeks ago, how many of us saw the Halloween decorations flying off the shelves, only to be replaced by Christmas merchandise in stores? It’s like they forgot Thanksgiving, right? What are you doing this year for Thanksgiving? As children, we learned about the first meal shared at Plymouth Colony where Pilgrims invited Wampanoag Indians to join hands and hearts and gave thanks for the “autumn harvest.” That was…

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How to Install a Kitchen Faucet

If you’ve been washing your hands a lot lately, you might have started paying extra attention to your faucet. Does it drip? Is the chrome flaking off? Is it dated? Plumbing projects can be intimidating, because no one wants to accidentally flood their entire home. But installing a new kitchen faucet truly is a DIY that anyone can handle. As long as you work slowly and follow the directions, you can add…

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How to Create Your Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Create a beautiful outdoor cooking space for relaxing and entertaining all summer long. With an outdoor kitchen, you can make the most of the beautiful warm nights by spending them with your friends and family. Whether you have thousands to spend or a just few hundred to splurge, create your own outdoor kitchen and enjoy all it has to offer. Upgrade your grill A rusty, dusty grill doesn’t inspire lingering outdoor evenings.…

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Paycheck-to-Paycheck Renters Struggle with High Costs

In Aug. the average renter of a $1,179 unit was paying 30.3% of their total income, or slightly above the percentage generally considered OK for “making ends meet.” LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sharp rent increases in many parts of the country are eating up a bigger share of Americans’ monthly income, squeezing tenants already grappling with rising prices for gasoline, food and other necessities. Households with a median U.S. rent of $1,179…

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Millennial Demand Should Keep Housing Strong for Years

Almost 1 in 4 Americans (22%) is a millennial. As homebuyers, they made up more than 1 in 3 (37%) customers over the past year, according to Barron’s. NEW YORK – Millennials’ expanding wealth and growing families prompt more to become homeowners. Ultra-low mortgage rates also help. Young adults ranging from 26 to 41 years old comprise about 22% of the U.S. population, the reason the housing market has watched this age…

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U.S. News & World Report: Fla. Has 8 of Top 10 ‘Best Retirement’ Metros

The magazine’s 2021 list ranks Fla. metros in the top four spots– Sarasota, Naples, Daytona Beach and Melbourne – but 7 other Fla. metros also made it into the top 20. NAPLES, Fla. – It may be getting more expensive to live, but Southwest Florida remains at the top of the “Best Places to Retire” in the country, based on the latest research by U.S. News & World Report. The state’s metros…

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