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November 22, 2016

10 Great Ways to Meet Your Neighbors After You’ve Just Moved In

If you recently moved to a new home, you may be apprehensive about meeting new neighbors. Read on for ideas that will help you get to know your neighbors!
 
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November 21, 2016

Things Your Parents Didn’t Tell You About Taking Care of Your Home: Cleaning Your Range Hood

Sometimes also called a stove hood, the range hood is the vent over your stove, which has a large fan to pull fumes, smoke, and grease in, keeping your kitchen air cleaner. Some range hoods have ducts that vent to the outside, while some simply filter the air, removing airborne particles. Most range hoods will have a filter and then the fan. Some have a metal grate or vent between the filter and the kitchen itself.

The filter tends to become rather filthy, since it soaks up grease, dust, and smoke, but it is often overlooked when it comes time to clean the kitchen. The filter will clog as grime builds up, reducing it’s efficiency. If neglected too long, an unclean filter can [...]

 
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November 21, 2016

The Parent Trap: Avoiding Hiccups When Buying a Home from a Family Member

Family heirlooms like a treasured wedding ring or a handmade quilt can be passed down with relative ease—depending of course, on your relatives. But when the heirloom is a house, the process becomes more complicated. Buying a home from your parents or other relatives can be emotionally satisfying for both sides since it means family traditions can continue and new memories will be created in the same setting. However, there are financial and legal implications to address for a smooth transition of ownership. The best way to avoid complications when buying a home from a relative is to follow a process similar to how you would buy a home from a stranger. “I think ‘parent trap’ may [...]

 
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November 21, 2016

How to Keep Your Energy Costs Low as Cold Weather Approaches

Learn how to keep your energy costs under control this fall and winter. Try these five simple tips and enjoy lower energy bills as cold weather approaches.
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