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Archive for January 19, 2017

Real estate 101: What is the MLS?

The acronym "M.L.S." is an everyday term in the real estate industry. So what exactly is the MLS? On a basic level, the MLS is database of all of the properties available for sale and represented by a real estate agent in a given area. The MLS ...

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Protect your home from the thawing snow!

Watching the snow melt means warmer weather is upon us. It also means that that your basement or crawl space is at risk. Take a few precautions now to save your basement from becoming a flooded mess. Clear snow and debris from roof g...

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Five Maintenance Resolutions for Your Home

We may be a little removed from New Year’s Day, but it’s not too late to make some 2017 resolutions for your home. Start a home repair slush fund: Things in your home are going to break and need to fixed. It’s just a fact that come...

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Don’t forget about homeowner tax breaks

A New Year means tax season is right around the corner. One of the many perks of homeownership is big tax breaks. So whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or getting help from a professional, it’s important to take advantage of those bre...

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Organic food on a budget

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ deman...

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Five money-saving green upgrades

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. So...

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