Buying a Home, Local Stories

Bike-friendly Neighborhoods to Get Your Wheels Spinning

June 21, 2016

Fresh air, elevated mood and weight control, not to mention increased strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and improved cardiovascular fitness… It’s no secret that biking can boast big-time benefits.   Not only is cycling a great form of aerobic exercise (it’s much gentler on the joints than climbing stairs or running!); it’s also a practical, affordable, environmentally friendly mode of transportation.   The bottom line? Whether for work or play, biking has become increasingly popular in recent years for a variety of reasons. As a…

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Life at Home

Conserving Water Around the House

June 7, 2016

What do water and your money have in common? Simple: they’re both valuable resources worth protecting. For any homeowner, conserving one to save the other amounts to a surefire win-win. Check out these water-saving tips to give a boost to the environment and maybe even your pocket book!   Indoor conservation: Install WaterSense® labeled products The EPA’s WaterSense® program vets and labels products designed to reduce the amount of water used in your home—everything from sprinkler controllers to low-flush toilets to water-efficient showerheads. WaterSense® labeled…

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Packing & Moving

How to Throw a Packing Party

May 24, 2016

What better way to celebrate your upcoming move than with a packing party? But you don’t want to throw an average, run-of-the-mill packing party. You want to wow your friends and family members while creating warm, wonderful memories of your final days in your current space. Following are tips to host a box-up-your-belongings bash that guests will rave about well after you’ve settled into your brand-new home:   Issue an invite in advance. Give your family and friends plenty of notice so they can save…

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Packing & Moving

Ways to Make Moving Day Run Smoothly

May 17, 2016

The countdown has begun, and you can hardly wait. Very soon you’ll be settling into your brand-new dream home. But before you can kick back and relax in your spacious great room or test out that tempting recipe in your gourmet kitchen, you have to make it through Moving Day.   Moving into a new home doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. In fact, with a little advanced planning, your upcoming move can go off without a hitch. Just follow these simple tips for a…

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Brunch Recipes to Wow Mom

May 3, 2016

Searching for flavorful fare to show Mom how much you care this Mother’s Day? The following Mother’s Day brunch recipes will deliver your heartfelt message, loud and clear!   Nutella and Bacon Stuffed French Toast. You can’t go wrong with Nutella or bacon, so why not pair the two? Be sure to pin this sweet, savory and all-around indulgent brunch recipe—it may very well become a new Mother’s Day tradition!   Ham-and-Cheese Waffles. Nothing says brunch like a heaping mound of golden brown waffles. And…

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