Great Garages for Millennial Homebuyers

Great Garages for Millennial Homebuyers

Millennials are the largest generation shaking up the real estate market these days, according to research by the National Association of REALTORS®. However, when compared with the generations that came before them, millennials remain delayed in purchasing their first home and are more particular about the features they want their home to have when they […]

5 Ways to Buy the Right Washer and Dryer

5 Ways to Buy the Right Washer and Dryer

For better or worse, laundry is a big part of our lives, so making the right investment in the best possible laundry appliances is critical. In her recent blog for Consumer Reports (CR), Kimberly Janeway offered the following five steps from CR test engineer Richard Handel. Use these when shopping for your washer and dryer […]

What Not to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

What Not to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Having a safe deposit box at your local bank can seem like a relic from the past, but keeping important documents and possessions (i.e., your birth certificate or your grandmother’s wedding ring) in your bank vault can be safer than storing them at home. Some things, however, shouldn’t be kept in a safe deposit box. […]

Eyeing a New Appliance? Look Over These Tips First!

Eyeing a New Appliance? Look Over These Tips First!

Are you getting ready to buy a major appliance, like a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher or dryer? The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM.org) recommends the following tips: Get the specs. Ask your dealer for specifications from several manufacturers offering the type of appliance you need. Compare available features, designs and capacities. Know what you need now, […]

Household Cleaning Tips to Save Time and Money

Household Cleaning Tips to Save Time and Money

Keeping your home clean can be arduous. But there’s no need to knock ourselves out or over-spend on cleaning supplies. The home editors at Good Housekeeping magazine offer tips on cleaning every corner of your home without exhausting yourself or your wallet: One simple solution – No need to spend money on specialized cleaning products. Fill […]

Common Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Common Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Buying a house is complicated. First-time homebuyers often don’t do enough research or accept well-intended but misguided advice from family and friends that leads to costly mistakes. Not Knowing What You Can Afford Before you start looking for a house, figure out how much you can afford so you can avoid wasting time looking at […]

Will Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim Raise Your Rates?

Will Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim Raise Your Rates?

Homeowners insurance is designed to protect you in the event of storm damage, a fire, theft, vandalism or an accident on your property that results in injuries. If something happens, you may think that you should file a claim to cover repairs or medical bills, but you might be better off paying out of pocket. […]

How to Seek Out the Perfect Investment Property

How to Seek Out the Perfect Investment Property

Buying an investment property can be a smart way to increase cash flow, and you’d have a backup home if you ever need to move. Gauging which listing will make the best investment property can take some work. Here are a few things to look for: Go Urban Renters want to be where the action […]

5 Ways to Brighten Your Day

5 Ways to Brighten Your Day

Waking up with the blues is normal from time to time. Whether you’re just in a bad mood, or struggling with a mild depression, feeling down can strain your daily life, tasks, and relationships. Below are a handful of tips that may help lift your spirits in a pinch. Take a song or dance break. If […]

Aging in Place: Don’t Wait For An Emergency To Ask For Help

Aging in Place: Don’t Wait For An Emergency To Ask For Help

Ron D’Aquila, RN and co-founder of Connecticut’s Assisted Living Services (ALS), believes as loved ones age, they may become more reluctant to acknowledge they need assistance because they fear losing their independence – or becoming a burden to family. For over 20 years, D’Aquila has seen too many families wait until they face a medical […]


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