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Archive for the ‘Home Stuff’ Category

03
May
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Summer is an exciting time of year and allows ample opportunities to host fun parties outdoors, including the iconic pool party. However, it can be expensive to throw a party, especially when you just want to host a fun gathering for family and friends. Our tips will help you throw a successful and fun party while sticking to a budget. The food The food aspect of a party is often […]

20
December
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The winter can be a very difficult season for your outdoor equipment. If you have an outdoor air conditioning unit, an outdoor water heater, or other equipment it is important to take steps to prepare it for the winter. Not only can the dirt and debris cause damage outside, rust can actually deteriorate the equipment, leading to the need to replace items before their life should be up. If you […]

21
September
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In many homes, it is inevitable for carpet to get wet. Spills are common on carpets, and in some homes, leaks or floods occur often. You want to resolve the problem quickly before the odor gets worse. Here are several ways to get rid of that wet carpet smell. Dry Out the Carpet Moisture, humidity or mold are the common causes of a wet carpet smell. Remove the source of […]

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15
July
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No matter what kind of home you currently live in, or want to live in in the near future, there are always difficulties to face when moving from one location to another. Whether it is in the actual move itself, the tremendous amount of paperwork involved or in becoming accustomed to your new location, you are bound to encounter some kind of obstacle along the way. However, there are ways […]

16
December
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We are well into the time of year when we will need our furnaces on, but how much do you really know about your furnace? Of course you know how to turn it on and off, and you know how to change the temperature, but what else? Furnaces are machines that can be an integral part of our day to day lives and there is always a lot to learn about them. […]

Categories: Home Stuff
27
November
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If you’re looking for a way to escape from the daily grind, buying a vacation home may be the answer. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is an ideal place for vacations, and once you visit, you’ll likely want to come back again and again. Purchasing a home here can be a great investment as the island offers beautiful scenery and an abundance of activities. Easy Access Located just off the […]

17
October
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If you are thinking about getting another mortgage on your house, looking to lower your rates, or looking to sell your home, the first thing you need to do is get your house appraised. So what is the difference between a real estate appraiser versus a home inspector when it comes to this appraisal? Well generally speaking a home inspector will not appraise your house’s value, they are looking more […]

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25
February
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Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s Beer City USA, a place for artists, and a thriving community named one of the best for raising a family. Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan with many surrounding suburbs that are constantly developing and welcoming new families every day. The school systems offer wonderful educational opportunities for students and near the city is a popular and growing college, Grand Valley State University. What […]

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01
July
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It’s summertime and if you don’t have a decorated or completed patio yet, it might be time to start considering. There are many pros to a completed patio–entertainment, relaxation, and a santuary to “get away.” The cons, on the otherhand, are a bit more realistic, such as cost and upkeep. Regardless, patios can be affordable and even raise the value of your home if you ever plan to sell and […]

04
September
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Putting on a fresh coat of paint to your rooms can make your home livelier and brighter. Plus, if you do it yourself, you can definitely save a lot of money. But wait—there’s a downside. Painting sounds like it doesn’t take a lot of effort to do, but you do have to watch out for harmful paint fumes. Before you pick up that brush, learn as much as you can […]

Categories: Home Stuff