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

Posted by on October 24, 2020 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 […]

Is This Your Situation: Looking for the Right Destination to Enjoy Your Retirement Years?

Posted by on October 16, 2020 at 9:14 am

It’s tempting to go where most retirees decide to live out their golden years, but that may be the wrong decision for you. Of course, there are good reasons why places like Florida, North Carolina and Arizona are popular locations, but there are other factors to consider besides weather: #1:  Nearby Care Facilities It may […]

5 Ways to Prepare to Buy or Sell Later

Posted by on October 13, 2020 at 11:27 am
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Summer is usually the perfect time to buy or sell a home. And for some people, it still is. After all, there are few things more welcoming than warm weather and fresh flowers blooming in the front yard. But maybe you’re waiting to enter the market. That’s okay too. There are plenty of ways you […]

Essentials to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

Posted by on October 4, 2020 at 11:13 am

Let’s face it: You can’t predict the future. That’s why having a fully stocked emergency kit is so important. No matter the time of year, it’s always better to play it safe.   Would you and your family be prepared, just in case?  Putting essential supplies together doesn’t have to be a chore and can even […]

Tips for Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Posted by on September 30, 2020 at 9:10 am
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Finding a home that suits you is only part of the journey. Another big part? Choosing the right neighborhood. The number of bedrooms and square footage are certainly important when buying a home — but the community might be even more vital.  After all, it’s where you’ll likely exercise and socialize, where your kids will […]

What to Know About Replacing Kitchen Appliances Before Selling Your House

Posted by on September 24, 2020 at 12:25 pm
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While selling a house can pad out your pocketbook, depending on how much equity you have invested in the home, it’s an unfortunate truth that it can also cost you money in the short term to make the sale. Items like home renovations and staging may need to be paid for upfront before you’ve even […]

7 Ways to Lift Your Mood (Without Leaving Home!)

Posted by on August 3, 2020 at 12:42 pm

COVID-19 has created changes and challenges for us all this season, and has likely affected your mood and daily functions alike. Fortunately, despite the many adjustments we’ve all made so far, there are still things you can do to help yourself, your friends and family, and those who live in your own community. If you […]

DIY Projects to Tackle While You Stay At Home

Posted by on July 28, 2020 at 1:10 pm

If you’re spending more time at home waiting out the current COVID-19 outbreak, you’ve probably spotted a few spots areas around that house that could use some TLC. If so, now may be the perfect time to take on a home improvement project! Not only will this give you something engaging to do, but your […]

6 Projects You Can Tackle During a Weekend at Home

Posted by on July 20, 2020 at 12:53 pm

Households across the world are currently staying at home to protect their communities and loved ones. With so much time being spent at home, it’s natural to begin picking up home improvement projects. Still, maybe you shouldn’t pick too large of a project. The last thing you want to do is turn your home into […]

Securing Your Home

Posted by on July 3, 2020 at 10:36 am
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Do you or any of your friends own a second home? A cabin in the woods or a seaside bungalow near the beach? Perhaps a second property you rent out? If so, you’re among 7.5 million homeowners across the country. Second home ownership started booming in 2014 and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Home

Posted by on June 30, 2020 at 12:12 am
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Many homeowners will tell you how emotional it was to buy their first home, but you rarely hear about their experience selling it. It’s only natural to grow attached after creating so many wonderful memories, which can make selling a challenging process.  Fortunately, you’re not in it alone. Together, we can simplify the process and […]

Spring Maintenance!

Posted by on May 29, 2020 at 12:05 am