Are You Working with a Real Estate Agent?

“Why does every Realtor always ask me if I’m working with someone? It makes me feel like they don’t want to talk to me!” Of course they want to talk to you!  There’s two great reasons agents ask this question. One: Ethics!  An ethical Real Estate Agent doesn’t want to “steal” another agent’s client.  Realtors […]

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10 Rules for Red: The Dos and Don’ts of Decorating with Red Paint

During the winter doldrums, and into spring, many of us are thinking about how we can spiff up our homes and get some fresh zing into our décor. A splash of red may be just the right touch of excitement we’re looking to add. Red represents luck, good fortune, excitement, warmth, energy, romance, and yes, […]

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Twelve Steps: A Guide to Buying a Home

Step One: Determine what’s on your list for your dream home. A location close to schools, work, recreation? What features are important to you, such as a garage, fireplace, roomy back yard, number of bedrooms? Does the home need to be on a bus route, or in a certain school district? Step Two: Select the […]

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5 Interesting Luxury Items to Gift Your House

If walls could talk, this is what your house would want for Christmas! Luxury Firepit .   Enjoy gallery worthy art while roasting marshmallows and having a nightcap with this nature inspired installation by Elena Columbo. Price tag? $40,000. A Remote Controlled Toilet     The Kohler Numi puts a whole new twist on elimination […]

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6 Reasons to List Your Home Through the Holidays!

It’s the perfect conditions for listing. Decorate your home early, so that it’s warm and inviting, showing off all the best features…and your competition is limited, as other sellers take their homes off the market for a couple of months during the holidays. January is a time for new beginnings; new jobs, moving to a […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Since 1997, on November 15th, neighborhoods around the country have found ways to celebrate America Recycles Day. Every day, we have steadily become more acutely aware of the benefits of recycling everything we can. Following the USEPA’s slogan of “Reduce, reuse, recycle,” most of us are trying to reduce our waste, buy eco-friendly/green products, and […]

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Roundup

Wishing you could WOW your guests with a gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpiece? It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated! There’s a ton of inspiration just a few clicks away. If you are looking for creative and elegant centerpieces, Martha Stewart has ten different but truly lovely ideas to offer. Equally beautiful, with classic autumn themes, […]

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Remembrance. 11/11/11

November 11, 2011 has an amusing signature this year, 11/11/11, but holds another very special significance; it’s the day we honor our heroes. November 11th is Veteran’s Day in the USA and Remembrance Day in Canada. November 11th has been a day to honor and celebrate those brave and patriotic men and women who serve […]

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The American Story of our Generation

Bank of America: You Say You’re Here To Help? PROVE IT! from melissa brodsky on Vimeo. Melissa Brodsky, wife, mother, blogger, humorist, will soon be removing “homeowner” from her list of achievements. Like so many Americans who are trying to save their homes, she describes her personal situation matter of factly, and yet hearing the […]

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10 Best Jack O’ Lanterns

There’s something about the shift into fall that drives many of us to decorate with the symbols of the season. Ears of corn, potted mums, a wreath of fall colors. Perhaps it’s our way of preparing to nest, as those of us located in the north, begin to hunker down for a long cold winter. […]

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