Tag Archives: Homeowners

High cost of living is forcing lower-income Californians out of the state

California is losing more residents than any state except for two. In 2015, California had a population of 38.8 million. By 2016 (the latest year available), it shrank to about 38.6 million, resulting in a net drop of 136,000 people. (Click … Continue reading

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Selling Your Home? Consider These Five Landscaping Ideas

You’ve probably heard how important curb appeal is when you’re trying to sell your home. The first thing buyers look at when they pull up to your home is the big picture — the house, the yard, the trees, the … Continue reading

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Most homeowners plan to stay put

A new survey by Bankrate.com shows that 6 in 10 homeowners have no plans to move. In the survey taken by YouGov of 1,330 homeowners, only 30 percent said they expect to leave their current home in the next decade. The survey … Continue reading

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House And Garden Plants That Can Improve Your Health And Help You Destress

Want to de-stress, improve your indoor air quality, and bring important health benefits to your garden? The right mix of plants can do all three, and you don’t even need a green thumb for many of them. Incorporate these indoor … Continue reading

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Seven DIY Bedroom Updates For A Chic Sleeping Space

Even though it’s the place we spend hours in, relaxing and regenerating every night, the bedroom is often the last place that gets design attention. That’s because we tend to focus on the spaces that guests see first (or most), … Continue reading

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How To Make Sure You’re Buying A Home In A Safe Neighborhood

“Crime levels have declined sharply in the US over the past two decades. According to FBI statistics, the rate of violent crime fell 50% between 1993 and 2015, the most recent full year available,” said Business Insider. (Click here to read.)  

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8 Tips For Creating The Perfect Home Office

Home office are one of the most in-demand home features today and continue to rise in popularity as more and more people work from home (or bring their work home!). A new report from Upwork found that nearly two-thirds of … Continue reading

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8 Ways To Lower Your Water Bill This Summer

When the temps rise, so does water usage. And that means a larger impact on areas that are already struggling with drought conditions, not to mention the impact on your wallet, regardless of where you live. “Summer’s rising temperatures often … Continue reading

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Get Your Home Summer Ready Now Before It Gets Scorching

Do you live in a part of the country that’s still dealing with sub-zero temps? Maybe you’re lucky enough to be in that in-between place where you don’t have to run your heater or your air conditioning – for at … Continue reading

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Death And Taxes: Not Always Inevitable

Question. My husband recently died of a massive heart attack, leaving me a widow at a young age. I was thrust into a new life status that was not my choice or my desire. I believe I am being penalized … Continue reading

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