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Prevent and Control Squash Bugs in Your Garden
Posted on 03/22/2020
Prevent and Control Squash Bugs in Your Garden
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Adjusting to a New Home: Pets
Posted on 03/15/2020
Adjusting to a New Home: Pets
Image by Roberto Nickson from Unsplash When you move to a new home, your pets will need some time to get used to their new surroundings. Some pets adjust easily, while others might be more stressed about being in a different environment. Whether you have easygoing or anxious pets, you can help them adjust to your new home...
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Choosing the Best Time of Year to Relocate to a New Home
Posted on 03/08/2020
Choosing the Best Time of Year to Relocate to a New Home
Photo by Aimee Cozza via Pixabay Moving to a new home can disrupt your routine at any time, but some times of the year are better than others for relocating to a new home. You'll get the most from the experience and enjoy a more seamless move if you plan things for the right time of year and...
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Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance
Posted on 03/01/2020
Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock If you’re new to homeownership, one of your first expenses is homeowner’s insurance. Not to be confused with mortgage insurance, your homeowner policy protects you in the event of a catastrophe. Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance The cost of your home is only one factor in an extensive list of...
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Things to Consider in the Immediate Aftermath of Your Home Flooding
Posted on 02/23/2020
Things to Consider in the Immediate Aftermath of Your Home Flooding
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Floods can be devastating. Not only do they damage many of your personal belongings, but they can also lead to devastating problems with your home. The good news is, you can make the process easier by following a few steps in the immediate aftermath of a home flood. Contact Your Insurance Company...
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Enjoying Florida's Wildlife
Posted on 02/16/2020
Enjoying Florida's Wildlife
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay To live in Florida is to live closer to nature than you ever may have imagined. For life-long Florida residents, this is something that you grow accustomed to rather young, but for those who move into the state later in adulthood, learning to expect the sight of a lizard in the bathroom...
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How To Begin A Lifestyle With Less Waste
Posted on 02/09/2020
How To Begin A Lifestyle With Less Waste
When you own a home, you want to reduce your costs as much as possible. As a homeowner and environmentally conscious person, you may also want to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce. Read on for some tips on how to reduce the amount of trash you produce on...
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Top Green Features Buyers Seek in a Home
Posted on 02/02/2020
Top Green Features Buyers Seek in a Home
Photo by Sumanley xulx via Pixabay Homeowners looking to get top dollar for their house often invest in improvements to make their home more appealing to prospective buyers. Sure, they can slap up a coat of paint and make other minor cosmetic improvements, but these won’t necessarily increase their home’s value. In a survey conducted by the National...
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Advice for Home Sellers: List a Residence for the Right Price
Posted on 01/26/2020
Advice for Home Sellers: List a Residence for the Right Price
Adding a quality home to the real estate market offers no guarantees. And if you fail to set a competitive initial asking price for your residence, your home may linger on the housing market for many weeks or months. Fortunately, we're here to teach you about the real estate sector and ensure you can use your home's initial asking...
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Add a Windbreak to Your Terrace
Posted on 01/19/2020
Add a Windbreak to Your Terrace
Image by AlexandreZveiger from Shutterstock If you like the outdoors, spending time on the terrace or balcony at your home is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with family and friends. But sometimes windy weather or lack of privacy can create a challenge. Consider installing a windbreak to make your outdoor space more...
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