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3 Germ-ridden items in the home that few people ever clean

COVID-19 has made most of us hyper-aware of viruses. We have, in fact, received a crash-course on virology, learning how long the critters live on certain surfaces, how they enter and leave our bodies and, most importantly, how to kill...
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Confused about your home’s value?

Your neighbor Joe just listed his home at $435,000. It’s quite similar to yours so, naturally, you assume your home is worth the same amount. Do you know what the list price of a home is known as in the...
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Feeling SAD? Maximize the light in your home

Depending upon your outlook, you may enjoy gloomy winter days or you may want to hibernate until spring. Even that may not be enough to stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or, in plain English, the winter blues. A subclass...
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What to expect from the 2021 housing market

Good riddance 2020! As we ease into what will hopefully be a far better year for all of us, we notice that questions about what to expect from the 2021 housing market are increasing. As in everything else we’ve experienced...
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9 House-hunting steps for the first-timer

Like any process, buying a home involves a series of steps. When the steps are taken in a logical order, the process moves quicker and it’s less confusing. Take these steps out of order and you may run into trouble....
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5 ways to pay less for appliances

Have you priced new appliances recently? First, they’re all over the map, with some dealers offering far less or more than others for the same models. And, yes, prices have most likely increased substantially since you bought that range back...
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Kitchen trends for 2021

Planning a kitchen renovation? According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, you aren’t alone. Home renovation and remodeling spending is expected to increase through the first quarter of 2021, at least. Most DIY remodelers say they...
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Finding the right real estate agent

Like the girl and her three bears in the 19th-century fairy tale, some real estate agents are too hot or too big, some too cold or too small, but there is one who is “just right” for you. Your job,...
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Tips for grocery shopping safety and success

One thing that the pandemic has created is a multitude of ways to shop for groceries. We can shop our favorite grocery store online and then pick up our order curbside. We can use a delivery service such as Instacart...
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4 shrubs that shrug off winter’s chill

Landscapes don’t have to be barren from late fall until spring. Hardworking, evergreen, cold-hardy shrubs can lend color and texture to your yard. Some will even offer you gorgeous flowers when the weather warms up. CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia...
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