7 Strategies for Establishing a Good Relationship With Your Neighbors

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // September 22, 2023

Whether renting an apartment or moving into a new neighborhood, establishing a good relationship with your neighbors can help you feel more a part of the community. Luckily, connecting with your neighbors doesn’t have to be complicated. In today’s post, we’ll review what makes a good neighbor and seven strategies for establishing good relationships with […]

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Townhouse vs House: Which is Right for You?

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // September 15, 2023

Deciding Between Townhouse vs House? You have a lot of decisions to make when buying a home. But to start, you must decide which type of home you want to buy — this is often a question of townhouse vs house. To help you gain a clearer picture of which type of home may be right for you, […]

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Does a Swimming Pool Increase or Decrease Your Home’s Value?

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // September 7, 2023

If you’re over the age of 3, we know you’ve been there. It’s one of those lazy, hot summer days when you long for the cool, crystal-clear waters of your very own swimming pool just outside your back door. No need to pack up towels, sunscreen, floats and swim goggles so you can load up […]

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The Pros and Cons of Composite vs. Wood Decking

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // August 31, 2023

You’ve decided it’s time to replace your outdoor deck and you’re ready to take it on as a DIY project, or you’ve decided to work with a licensed and bonded contractor for the heavy lifting. Before you start on such a critical project, it’s important to know that decking options have grown over the last several years, bringing […]

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How to Pare Down & Get Organized Before Kids Go Back to School

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // August 24, 2023

As summer wanes and a new school year draws near, it’s the perfect time to declutter and organize your children’s rooms. This process is not just about tidying up; it’s about creating a supportive environment for your kids. A well-organized and clutter-free space can reduce stress and improve focus, helping your children excel in the […]

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The Inflation Reduction Act: How Does It Benefit Everyday Americans?

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // August 17, 2023

On August 16, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) into law, which includes $369 billion for climate and energy programs—the biggest federal investment to combat climate change in U.S. history. Among other measures, the IRA offers financial incentives to consumers who buy high-efficiency appliances, purchase electric vehicles (EVs), or install rooftop […]

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Tips to Prepare Your Home for Severe Weather

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // August 10, 2023

Taking the time to prepare your home for severe weather is key to staying safe and minimizing damage. Don’t wait for the next storm to hit before you take action. Here are some tips to brace your home for blizzards, tornadoes and other storms. Create a Plan: An emergency communications plan is crucial so that you […]

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What is the Best Age to Move with Children?

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // August 3, 2023

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11% of people 1 or older moved in 2017. That’s a total of 34.9 million people, many of which moved together as a family. Families move for a variety of reasons, and they don’t always get to control the circumstances or timing of their move. A new job opportunity or a […]

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10 tips to keep you and your house cool this summer

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // July 28, 2023

You can keep yourself and your house cool this summer and be kind to the environment at the same time. Here’s how. For many people, summer means BBQs, beach cricket and dips in the pool. But there are days when that harsh summer sun isn’t quite so fun and cranking up the air-con at home […]

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Differences in Condo, Townhouse, and Single-Family Home HOAs

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // July 13, 2023

Single-family residences, condos, and townhomes are all great home options, but they’re unique in their own ways. When considering which home is the right fit for you, it’s important to be aware of how these homes differ, including within their homeowner associations (HOAs). “The only difference is what has to be maintained by the homeowner and […]

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