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Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

Posted by on January 9, 2019 at 10:49 am

Tend to your chimney with care with these expert tips!   Enjoying a warm, cozy fire requires a clean, safe fireplace. Here are some tips for keeping it that way. Fireplaces should not be used as furnaces. Use a fireplace for a short-duration fire — no longer than five hours.Keep the glass open to allow […]

Setting Priorities In A Senior’s Move

Posted by on January 8, 2019 at 1:17 am

Tips For Whittling Down The Options To Find The Perfect Spot Trying to decide where to live during one’s golden years can be a difficult process. There are many different types of options available and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. When a senior is trying to choose a new place where they will spend their […]

Start an Online Business without Breaking the Bank

Posted by on January 1, 2019 at 2:34 am

Deep down, you know you want this. You want to taste the freedom that other entrepreneurs have. You want to follow your passion and hopefully also make a living at it. You want to…start an online business. But here’s the thing: Instead of jumping on the bandwagon to start an online business, make sure you […]

How Will Millennials Get Into the Housing Market?

Posted by on December 29, 2018 at 12:23 am

Don’t be surprised if the housing market gets tighter next year. The country’s largest generation — millennials between the ages of 18 and 34 — are expected to enter the market for homes in big numbers. In a recent survey at the National Association of Realtors’ Realtor.com website, 61% of millennials surveyed said that they plan […]

Millennials Are Waiting to Buy a Home

Posted by on December 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm
Young couple looking at a new house

Say what you will about millennials and their commitment issues, but when it comes to real estate, younger Americans aren’t shying away from homeownership because they refuse to stay put and settle down. Rather, millennials aren’t buying homes at the same pace of previous generous because they feel they just can’t afford it. To further […]

What’s the Origin of Jack-O’-Lanterns?

Posted by on October 30, 2018 at 12:31 am

The term “jack-o’-lantern” was first applied to people, not pumpkins. As far back as 1663, the term meant a man with a lantern, or a night watchman. Just a decade or so later, it began to be used to refer to the mysterious lights sometimes seen at night over bogs, swamps, and marshes. These ghost […]

7 Best Things About Buying A House In The Fall

Posted by on October 18, 2018 at 11:16 pm

  For the first time in recent history, October surpassed June as the most popular month to get married. And these autumn-loving brides may be on to something: Although the spring months are notoriously the best time to buy real estate (as well as have a wedding), fall may be the new ideal season to […]

How Do Streets Get Named?

Posted by on October 3, 2018 at 1:53 am

    For the most part, real estate and subdivision developers have the privilege of naming new streets in the United States. The name is submitted to the town or city for review, at which point the public service departments, such as police, fire, and the post office, are given the opportunity to veto the […]

Nearing retirement – should you downsize to a smaller home?

Posted by on September 30, 2018 at 1:07 pm

As retirement approaches, your lifestyle and priorities begin to change. Chances are the days when you wanted more space– the sizable dream home with the backyard big enough to entertain a growing family – are long gone. Instead, many retirees are looking for convenience, simplicity and accommodations more suited to their needs as “empty nesters.” […]