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Apr 22 2021
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Since 1970, April 22 marks Earth Day, a global celebration in support of environmental protections. As events like this push climate change issues to the forefront, homeownership has increasingly become an avenue to contribute to the effort. From green mortgages to efficiency improvements, the motivations to participate are both financial and ecological. Not only can […]
Dec 3 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic turned 2020 into a year unlike any other. As the end of the year approaches, the virus poses challenges beyond just school and work. The new question is how to safely celebrate the upcoming holiday season and maintain the family traditions that mean so much to so many.  The good news is […]
Dec 17 2019
Don’t fall into the loneliness trap this holiday season. Being far away from loved ones can be painful, but there are plenty of ways to stay active and cheerful through the holiday season.  Video Calls  Quality face time with loved ones is possible even if you’re celebrating in different places. Stay connected through smartphones, tablets, […]
Dec 10 2019
Making simple changes to your home delivery preferences, as well as investing in a few cool gadgets, can stop package prowlers and balcony bandits from ruining your holidays. Here are some ways to stay on top of your online deliveries and protect them from theft. Electronic Updates Nearly every online purchase comes with a tracking […]
Oct 10 2019

The official start of autumn has begun. Leaves will soon begin to change, and stores and coffee shops across the nation have already started rolling out pumpkin-spice-everything. For little ones across the country, fall also means Halloween and the fun of trick-or-treating.  Put a few of these tips into action to make your home a […]

Dec 4 2018

With holiday celebrations in full swing, December is meant to be a month of holiday cheer. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of year when Grinch-like thieves are on the lookout for easy targets. The good news is that with the following tips, you (and your gifts) should be safe from those with bad intentions.   […]

Nov 1 2018

Your home is one of your greatest financial assets, and not just because of the payoff you hope to receive if and when you sell. For many who vacation or travel to see family for the holidays, renting the house can lend some relief to holiday spending, or even help you pay for the trip […]

Oct 25 2018

It’s nearly that time of year. One night soon, as the sun starts to set, the street will begin to fill with little ghosts and lovely creatures, superheroes and silly faces. Halloween is a favorite holiday for both the young and the young-at-heart. It’s also one that requires the best efforts of all involved to […]

Nov 16 2017

The Thanksgiving meal—a time for hosting family and friends in your home, and also forgetting that dietary preferences for half your guests don’t fit the menu you planned. Whether your family serves hors d’oeuvres while comfortably waiting for the main event, or waits in tense silence for the turkey to finally finish, these options offer […]

Nov 6 2017

The pride of home ownership often includes keeping up your property’s curb appeal. The stars and stripes might be the perfect finishing touch, but did you know there are special guidelines for displaying and handling a U.S. flag? We’re here to guide you through it so you’re ready to go by Veteran’s Day, which falls […]