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May 31, 2017

6 Totally Wild Ways to Use Your Grill for a Summer BBQ

Try these 6 unconventional methods for grilling and spice up this summer's barbecue parties, ensuring a fun and unique grilling experience for all!
 
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May 30, 2017

A Guide to Refinancing a Mortgage

A mortgage is effectively a legal agreement between you and a bank (or other creditor) in which the bank purchases your home for you and holds the title, until you can repay the bank with interest. The interest rate and closing costs of mortgages can vary widely, often driven by a wide array of variables including existing federal regulations, the bank’s own policies, and the strength of the U.S. economy at the time the loan is made. These variables change over time such as when interest rates rise or fall, and families sometimes find themselves in a situation where the terms of taking a new loan are significantly better than the old loan they may currently have. At times like [...]

 
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May 30, 2017

Inexpensive Updates to the Bathroom

When selling or listing a home, it’s important to recognize that bathrooms and kitchens are at the top of most potential buyers’ lists. To maximize your home’s value, you always want to put your bathroom’s best foot forward. Have a bathroom that’s a little outdated or needs a refresh and the budget is tight? Here are a few easy tips and ideas to inexpensively update a bathroom.

1. Paint the walls

A gallon of paint typically runs between $30 and $50. You’ll want to select the highest quality paint the budget will allow. Choose a satin sheen for easy clean-up and durability. When selecting a color, whites and lighter neutral colors, such as [...]

 
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May 30, 2017

What Not to Skip When Spring Cleaning the Bathroom

If you dread cleaning the bathroom, you are not alone. After all, if you think soap scum is yucky, that’s not even the worst of it! It’s the things we can’t see that are the scariest, including germs. That’s why an occasional deep-clean of your bathroom is really important, and spring cleaning is a great opportunity to rid your bathroom of those hidden germs. Keep in mind, getting started is the hardest part, so try this: Set a timer for 15 minutes. If you want to keep going, do. Or take a break to read an article in your favorite magazine and then re-set the timer and repeat until the job is done. As you clean, focus on these three things you won’t [...]

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