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Resolving conflicts with neighbors

It's in everyone's best interests to resolve a neighborly dispute instead of allowing it to fester into an ongoing feud. If some issue is pitting you against the resident next door, you can look to take care of it in a diplomatic way before taking...

Caution and caustic products go hand in hand

Adults generally know to exercise caution around potentially dangerous cleaning products, including caustics. However, children and pets may not be so savvy.

Pending Home Sales Increase in June

Pending home sales continued to ascend in June, sustaining two consecutive months of increases in contract activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Is an interior concrete floor right for you?

Concrete is an inexpensive way to get a durable, easy to clean floor, and a simple polish can give it an impressive high-end look.

When Moving into a New Home, First Things First

As you walk through your brand new house, you are probably thinking, now what? This is a common question new homeowners ask themselves when the time comes to settle into a new home.

Property Transactions August 7, 2020

Property Transactions August 7, 2020

Choosing between a mortgage broker and mortgage lender

As part of their considerations, home shoppers must decide whether they want to use a lender or broker to get their mortgage. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, and your final choice may depend on what particular conveniences are...

Signs your tools may need some TLC

It doesn't take a seasoned do-it-yourselfer to recognize when hammers and screwdrivers need to be replaced. And such tools are generally so affordable that replacing them, even when they still have some utility, won't affect too many DIYers' budgets.

Housing market remains resilient according to® survey

The global pandemic has sent shockwaves through the U.S. economy, but housing has shown resilience and that can be seen in the survey results

Using green moving practices for an environmentally friendly relocation

A person can take certain steps to make sure their move isn't too wasteful. And some movers have also made an effort to reduce their own pollution output as they bring your belongings from Point A to Point B.

Property Transactions July 31, 2020

Property Transactions July 31, 2020

What to do when items are lost or damaged during a move

Though movers take several precautions to safeguard your belongings as they are being transported from your old home to your new one, things don't always go as planned.

Natural ways to fight weeds, from cornmeal to newspaper

Many weed killers have been labeled as natural or organic, and these products can be effective in keeping your garden healthy. You can also combat weeds with a variety of everyday household materials. To be most effective, however, these...

Considering the pets when buying a house

Just as you'll want to make sure a place will meet your needs when you're out house hunting, you'll also want to get a home that is right for your beloved pet.

The pros and cons of open floor plans

Whether you're searching for a new home or looking to overhaul your current one, you should be aware of both the benefits and disadvantages offered by an open floor plan.

Pending home sales surge in May

Pending home sales saw a record high increase in May, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, pending sales were still down compared to the previous year.


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