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Archive for the ‘Home Stuff’ Category

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 […]

Categories: Home Stuff
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 […]

Categories: Business, Home Stuff
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
03
April
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Many new pool owners realize very quickly that they’ve gotten in over their head. Trying to figure out everything they need from pumps, to filters to the intricacies of pool chemicals, it’s amazing many beginners can get them up and running at all. Once the heavy lifting has been done and an owner has a decent understanding of pool chemistry there are still many decisions to be made. One that […]

Categories: Home Stuff
26
March
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As the Internet and handheld devices lead the way in technology advances, security companies are looking toward an immersive experience when you arrive home. Aside from a standard security system, you could start the pot on the stove, turn on the lights and monitor your property cameras all from your smartphone or tablet. Home automation is slowly becoming a standard addition to homes across the nation. Although they still require […]

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February
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Spring is near. While there are many wonderful things about spring, such as warmer temperatures, more daylight, and blooming flowers, it isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. For many, spring is the time of year to give the house a good ole scrub down, which can be a big and time consuming task! The spring cleaning process could be much worse for some people though. Flooding is likely to occur this […]