Real Estate

Secrets to being an organized family

Modern families seem to be juggling more than ever before. When time seems to be a luxury, an ability to stay organized can help families manage the hustle and bustle of daily life more effectively. An online survey conducted by an internal research team on behalf of The Huffington Post polled more than 1,000 American adults in 2013, revealing 84 […]

Water features add a special touch to garden landscapes

Many homeowners aspire to make their homes appear as beautiful and welcoming as possible. Exterior renovations may be high on homeowners’ to-do lists, and landscaping is oftentimes a key component of those projects. When planning gardens, homeowners may benefit by considering more than just flowers and shrubs while giving thought to other elements that can breathe vitality into their landscape […]

Make moving much easier by researching areas carefully

It should come as no surprise that spring kicks off one of the busiest times of year in the housing market. Warm weather makes it more comfortable to see and display homes, leading to more listings and open houses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average person in the United States changes residences more than 11 times in his […]

Simple steps to protect your home

Severe spring and summer weather is on its way and it is important for Minnesotans to plan ahead to protect themselves and their homes. During 2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 9 –13, the Minnesota Commerce Department is encouraging Minnesotans to take a few simple steps to better manage the financial impact of a tornado, flood or other severe weather. […]

Millennials leading the growth of first – time home buyers

As the housing industry celebrates New Homes Month in April, recent data from the Census Bureau confirms that millennials are increasingly entering the housing market as first-time buyers. The homeownership rate of millennials—now at 36 percent—registered the largest gains among all age groups in 2017. As the nation’s largest demographic group, more than 70 million millennials are poised to dominate […]

Features that can improve outdoor living

The popularity of outdoor living spaces has been growing for years. A 2014 study from the home remodeling and design platform Houzz found that 56 percent of homeowners were making updates to improve their yards for entertaining. Similarly, nearly 60 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Items around the house that can be reused and repurposed

Dishwasher- and microwave-safe takeout containers can be reused to store leftovers and other foods.”Reuse, reduce, recycle” is a mantra used by many eco-conscious men and women. Reducing, reusing and recycling is not just a great way to conserve ener… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Consider property value before renovations

Many homeowners have lofty goals for their homes. Such plans may include extensive renovations or even additions. While many of these projects create beautiful changes in a home, it’s important to consider the impact that renovations can have on prop… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Beware the perils of bottled water

According to The Water Project, a nonprofit organization that provides reliable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa, the environmental cost of the consumption of bottled water has led some communities in both the United States and Can… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Preparing for large-scale emergencies

It is impossible to predict what the future will bring, but a growing number of people are focused on safeguarding their futures by preparing for catastrophic emergencies. Perhaps in reaction to terror-related attacks across the globe, the rise in de… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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