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2018

Life at Home

Planning a Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids

December 26, 2018
little boy celebrating New Year's

Does your son or daughter insist on ringing in the new year, but lack the stamina to stay up until the ball drops? Not to worry! Following are some “Noon Year’s Eve” necessities to help your kiddo get a jump start on the year ahead (the celebration begins at 10 a.m., sharp, on December 31!) and party with pals like it’s 2019: Festive décor. Set the stage for celebration with colorful accessories, like streamers, hats and noisemakers. Also, follow these simple steps to welcome the…

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Non-traditional New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

December 26, 2018
New Years 2019

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and so are confetti-filled celebrations and choruses of Auld Lang Syne. If you’re seeking inspiration for a unique spin on traditional NYE festivities, look no further: here are four creative party ideas that will make your soiree truly sensational!   Follow the call of the disco ball A ’70s-themed New Year’s party is the perfect excuse to break out the bell bottoms and boogie! For Studio 54-inspired decorations, rent a fog machine and a disco ball, and…

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Holiday Relaxation Tips

December 18, 2018
Marshmallow Snowmen

The holiday season can bring out the best in us. But it can also bring out the stress in us. Last-minute shopping, party hopping, a calendar overflowing with commitments… It’s no wonder so many people feel overwhelmed during this time of year! Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do when the holidays have you feeling frazzled. Restore your comfort and joy this season with the following relaxation tips: Take some calming breaths. Breathe in through your nose, allowing the air to fill your…

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Local Stories

California Dreaming: Couple’s First Home Is Big on Space and Value

December 13, 2018
California Dreaming

While searching for their first home, Shawn and Francine fell in love with the open-concept floor plans at Serrano at Glenrose Ranch in Highland, California. The layout of the Nielsen—offering a smooth transition between the kitchen, dining and great rooms—was exactly what they had envisioned in their new living space. Transitioning from renting to owning a new home was easy and comfortable with the assistance of their sales associate, Jennifer. She was in regular communication with the couple and divided the buying process into easily…

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Buying a Home

Steps to Buy a Home in 2019

December 11, 2018
The Yorktown

It’s an annual tradition—as one year winds down, we look toward the horizon of the next year and anticipate all the exciting developments that will dawn with it. And if you’re planning to buy a home, no doubt it’s on the short list for upcoming 2019 highlights. After all, a successful home purchase takes long-term saving, planning and determination. In other words, it’s a big deal. To help achieve your goal of homeownership in 2019, let’s review some important steps to buy a home. Establish…

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