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How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale

Sunday Nov 3rd, 2019

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        Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new countertop in the... [read more]

4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About

Thursday Sep 26th, 2019

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4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About       You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your family to live. However, there are some hazards that many... [read more]

Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value?

Monday Sep 16th, 2019

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When you purchase a home, you hope it will continually goup in value - just like a good investment.                                                                                                             ... [read more]

Being Safe with the Chemicals in Your Home

Monday Sep 16th, 2019

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        You would have to visit your local pharmacy or science lab to rival the number of potentially dangerous chemicals in the average home. You likely store everything from fertilizers and acidic cleaners, to gasoline and corrosive drain... [read more]

Four Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current Home

Monday Aug 19th, 2019

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Four Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current Home       It’s not uncommon for couples with growing families to trade in their compact cars for something roomier, like a mini-van. The same thing happens with homes. Sometimes families simply outgrow... [read more]

How To Minimize Water Damage

Monday Jul 29th, 2019

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How To Minimize Water Damage It’s amazing how much damage water can cause. Just two gallons of water from a burst pipe or overflowing toilet can wreak havoc throughout your home and necessitate thousands of dollars in repairs. Ouch! What should you do at the first sign of water... [read more]

Gentle Ways to Deal with Insects in the Home

Monday Jul 29th, 2019

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A growing number of homeowners are uncomfortable using traditional pesticides for a variety of reasons, including health and environmental concerns. If you’re among them, here are some natural ways to deal with insects in your home: Use a mixture of unsweetened lemon juice and water to deter... [read more]

5 Things Buyers Hate to See

Monday Jul 15th, 2019

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When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably a long list of things you’re hoping they’ll notice. For example, you’ll want them to see the beautiful chandelier in the foyer or the spacious backyard and large deck, or the kitchen with the island big enough for a whole family to sit down for breakfast. But what about those things you’re hoping buyers will not notice? Every home has some features that are less than enticing to the typical buyer. You... [read more]

Preventing Burglaries Requires More Than Locks and Alarms

Monday Jul 8th, 2019

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There’s no doubt about it. If you want to keep your home safe from break-ins, you should have good locks on all doors and windows and ideally have an alarm system in place. But home security doesn’t end with locks and alarms. There are other less obvious ways to keep your home safe. For example: Install exterior lights with a motion detection feature. A light... [read more]

Your Home at a Glance

Friday Jun 28th, 2019

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Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and been disappointed by your first impression? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn’t look like a tempting place to eat. It could still be a fantastic restaurant - a real gem. But, your first impression has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through the front door, it will likely be with much lower expectations. This scenario... [read more]

Simplifying Your Home Life

Friday Jun 21st, 2019

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Let’s face it. Life can get complicated, complex and stressful very easily. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to simplify your life, especially at home. Here are some tips from the experts: Don’t be ruled by the TV guide. Instead, select the shows you want to watch and record them. That way, you can watch what you want at the times that are most convenient for you. Prepare some meals in advance and freeze them. Simply heat them up as needed. That will reduce a lot of... [read more]

How to Make Your Home Sale "Smooth Sailing"

Thursday Jun 6th, 2019

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If you've ever been on a cruise ship, you know that rough waters can result in a miserable experice.  Even on modern ships equipped with stabilizers, choppy seas and bath weather can leave you stuck below deck - and possibly sea sick! In fact, the expression "smooth sailing" comes from a desire for calm waters.  When you sell your property, you'll want smooth sailling too!  You'll want the experience to be as non-disruptive as possible, while also having... [read more]

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