Monthly Archives: June 2020

5 Office Sheds for Working From Home

The novel coronavirus has changed our lives in countless ways, but one of the most noticeable is that many of us are working from home. Even once companies start reopening their facilities, it’s entirely possible that many of us will … Continue reading

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Guide to Backyard Bird-Watching

Like many people, I never paid much attention to the birds flying overhead or hopping around my lawn. Then, about a year ago, I attended a free “Birding 101” workshop hosted by my city’s parks and recreation department. And I’ve … Continue reading

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9 Design Moves the Property Brothers Always Do

It’s been a big year for Drew and Jonathan Scott. They premiered their new HGTV show, “Celebrity IOU,” starred in Season 3 of their hit show “The Property Brothers: Forever Home,” and even have a new season of “Brother vs. Brother”—coming … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Planning Your Long-Distance Move

Move-in day excitement shouldn’t be overshadowed by moving day anxiety. Some smart preparation can go a long way towards making moving a little more uplifting (and a little less heavy lifting). Here are 5 things you can do leading up … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do To Sell Your Home

Pandemic or not, for some, the home showings must go on. There are still people who have to buy or sell a home due to job changes or life events. And the real estate industry has found ways to conduct … Continue reading

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Make the Front Porch More Welcoming

In a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the front porch is seeing a renaissance. Once a staple of home design in the early 1900s, the front porch began to be swapped out for street-facing garages as homeowners sought more … Continue reading

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Earnest Money Mistakes

Once home buyers find a home they love, they declare their commitment to the seller with a sizable chunk of change known as an earnest money deposit. Yes, it sounds so sincere and serious because it is—and if you get it … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Remain Low

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continued to hover near its all-time low this week, averaging 3.21%, Freddie Mac reports. “The rebound in home buyer demand continued this week, driven by mortgage rates,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “This turnaround … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Summer Camp in Your Own Yard

With the summer of COVID-19 around the corner, plenty of kids (and their parents) are wondering how to fill the large, parched void left by canceled summer camps. While some states have eased stay-at-home measures, plenty of camps are still … Continue reading

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Keys to Organization

With all the stress of everyday life, sometimes it can be especially difficult to get your ducks in a row and consistently keep them in a row. How can you be expected to be held accountable for said ducks when … Continue reading

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