Origami isn't the Only Paper Art

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Chris Shanahan

Look around your home. How much paper do you see?

And how much of it do you actually need?

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Putting in a New Floor? Use This Checklist

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Chris Shanahan

If a new floor is in your future, proper planning is key to a successful outcome. Use the following checklist from Consumer Reports to ensure you’re making the best choice for both functionality and fashion.

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Look Up: Your Roof May Need You

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Jim Cardello

When it comes to our homes, it’s only natural to focus on what’s in our sight line - the yard, the front door, the windows. However, the biggest need may come from above: your roof.

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Tackle These Simple Tasks Before Fall Officially Arrives

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
The Home Team

As the summer winds down, many homeowners are looking to fall for their seasonal home sweep. But by completing several tasks now, when you have a more flexible schedule and longer daylight hours, you can prepare your property for the upcoming season. Below are a few tasks to tackle before fall officially arrives.

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The City or the Suburbs? Pros and Cons of Living in Each

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
The Home Team

Depending on where you are in life, you might benefit more from living in the city as opposed to living in the suburbs, and vice versa. If you’re thinking about a move, here are some potential pros and cons of living in each type of environment to consider:

Suburbs: The Pros

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6 Ways to Simplify Your Next Backyard Bash

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Jim Cardello

Whether it be a birthday party, graduation celebration, family picnic or holiday blowout–a backyard party should be fun for everyone, including the host! Dial back the stress on your next outdoor gathering by deploying these six time- and money-saving maneuvers:

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How to Find Money for a Down Payment

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
The Home Team

One of the most important steps in buying a house is saving enough money for a down payment. Depending on the type of mortgage you obtain, you could have to put down as much as 20 percent, or significantly less. Even if your lender only requires you to put a small percentage of the purchase price down, that will still total thousands of dollars. There are many ways to come up with the money.

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4 Simple Tips for Staging Your Home

Monday, July 15th, 2019
The Home Team

Selling your house? You’ll want the home to make a great first impression on potential buyers, and that often means cleaning and decluttering the house until it looks pristine. And while you’re rushing around, trying to find a new place for your items, it may seem like an impossible task.

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5 Tips for a Successful Bathroom Makeover

Monday, July 8th, 2019
The Home Team

Some might say it’s just a bathroom, but to you, it’s a retreat. The only problem is that yours isn’t giving off the vibe you envision for this in-home getaway. In other words, it’s time for a bathroom makeover.

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How to Pick the Right Mortgage Length for You

Friday, July 5th, 2019
Jim Cardello

When shopping for a mortgage, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is the length of the repayment period. Most homebuyers choose 15- or 30-year mortgages, but some lenders offer additional options. The length of the term will have a major impact on your monthly payments and the amount of interest you’ll pay over the life of the loan. Before deciding on a mortgage term, think carefully about your current financial situation and goals.

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