Life at Home

5 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

June 3, 2014

School’s out and the kids are home for the summer. Now what? Left to their own devices, many kids will spend all day using devices—like a computer, tablet or TV. If you’re looking for some more active, educational and creative alternatives for young children, check out some of our favorite ideas for summer fun at home. Break out the sidewalk chalk! If you’re feeling creative yourself, you can make your own ice chalk or sidewalk paint. We love this bonus idea from Crafting Connections: Have…

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Packing & Moving

How to Talk to Your Child About Relocating

May 27, 2014

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, relocating to a new area comes with its challenges. For children, who often have little or no say in the decision, it can be a difficult transition. As a parent, you’re in a unique position to help shape your child’s outlook on moving. Downplay the negative and promote the positive (after all, moving can be a wonderful adventure!) and your kiddo will be well on his or her way to a smooth and successful move! Here…

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Selling a Home

3 Ways to Keep Your Home Realtor® Ready

May 22, 2014

If you’re the type of person who can keep a house neat and spotless 24/7, hats off to you! For the rest of us, living in a home that’s on the market (and might be shown at a moment’s notice) can be a challenge. Luckily, once you’ve taken all the major steps to declutter, clean and repair your home for sale, there are a few simple strategies you can use to keep it looking its best for buyers. 1) Make a list of your hotspots—the parts…

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Buying a Home

Tips on How to Buy a New Home

May 13, 2014

You’ve got all your ducks in a row; your finances are healthy, circumstances are right and at last you’re ready to buy a new home and leave the rental market for good. Even though it may have taken years of careful saving and patient planning to get to this point, there are still a number of decisions that remain before you arrive, new key in hand, at the threshold to your new home. But fear not—the homebuying process can be great fun and incredibly rewarding!…

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Life at Home

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Home

May 2, 2014

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Give the flowers, chocolates and other go-to gifts a rest this year, and surprise her with something special for her abode. After all, home is where the heart is. A floral bouquet might make Mom’s day, but a potted plant for her living room will provide year-round enjoyment. Better yet, surprise her with a collection of seeds, and set aside some time to help her dig in the dirt. You can even recruit other family members to join…

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