Life at Home

How to Organize Your Closet in One Saturday

July 30, 2012

  6:00 a.m.: you hit snooze. 6:15 a.m.: shower.  7:00 a.m.: bagel and the morning news.  7:30 a.m.: in pursuit of your favorite belt, you’re toppled by a tower of sweaters.  7:40 a.m.: you spend 10 minutes looking for your other brown shoe.  Familiar scenario? Ironing the snags out of your morning routine is easier when your closet is in order. Luckily, just one lazy Saturday devoted to organizing your closet can make all the difference. And we’ve made it easy! Win the wardrobe war…

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Buying a Home

Buying a House After Bankruptcy, Foreclosure or Short Sale

July 24, 2012

If you’ve been through a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans have been in your shoes, and many have moved on to become homeowners again. You can, too. Buying a home may be a little more challenging this time, but it can still be a part of your family’s future. In fact, you could be a homeowner again sooner than you think. Typical waiting periods After a major credit event, you may have to wait to apply for a new…

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Packing & Moving

Tips for Creating (and Placing) Garage Sale Signs

July 19, 2012
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Between Craigslist browsers and active garage sale shoppers, you might think your garage sale advertising work is done. But, wait! Signs are still important. Even in this age of GPS and Google Maps, signs are a valuable part of your garage sale advertising mix. They can draw in casual, impulse shoppers as well helping ad respondents find you. Signs can be especially useful if you’re in a rural area, or if you just happen to be the only person with a garage sale in your…

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Buying a Home

What Are HOA Fees?

July 11, 2012

As more and more neighborhoods are built as planned communities with shared amenities, more and more homeowners are finding themselves part of a homeowner’s association (HOA). If a community has an HOA, homeowners automatically become members in the community’s homeowner’s association when they purchase a home. Membership in an HOA requires that you pay a fee, usually monthly or yearly. HOA fees go toward common area maintenance and help ensure that the neighborhood stays well kept. The fees may allow you entrance into the community…

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Life at Home

4th of July Dessert Recipe

June 27, 2012

Looking for the perfect 4th of July dessert? How about a red, white and blue trifle from Sandra Lee at the Food Network! It’s simple, elegant and would make a colorful addition to any table. Have a safe and happy holiday. Keep following our blog for recipes, decorating ideas, organization tips and homebuying advice.

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