Tips on creating a financial plan for your home

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For many families, a home is the biggest – and most important purchase they will ever make. Because of this, it is important to make a financial plan for your home. By taking a realistic look at monthly costs around the house, it is easier to understand the cost of your home’s upkeep and better […]

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Tips and tricks to remove stains from your walls

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Smudges from moving furniture, grease stains, watermarks, or wall art from exuberant children can all leave walls in need of cleaning beyond a simple vinegar wash. Whether you’re preparing to paint or merely need to remove signs of wear and tear, the following tips can help remove any lingering stains from your walls. Grease Grease […]

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Strategies for creating a minimalist space

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The minimalist lifestyle has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more people purposefully downsize. While minimalism has been shown to save time, money, and mental energy, many homeowners struggle on where to start. The following strategies can help even the most reluctant minimalist downsize and create a tranquil, relaxing, clutter-free space! 1.   […]

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Habits for creating a tranquil home

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Our lives are busier than ever; when you feel pulled in a hundred different directions, it’s  important that your home feels like a relaxing sanctuary. The following tips can help you transform your home into a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.  Make every room important. Every room in your […]

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Winter preparations for your home

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With fall officially here, winter is just around the corner! While California might not experience the same dramatic shifts in temperatures as other parts of the country, it’s still important to make sure your home is ready for winter. The following winter preparations can help protect your home – and even lower utility bills – […]

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Ways to save to buy a home

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Buying a home is the biggest investment most of us will ever make. For first time buyers, however, the amount required for the down payment – as well the associated closing costs and other fees – can seem like an unachievable milestone.   With some banks and lenders allowing buyers to purchase a home with […]

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Tips on organizing your closet space

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Whether your closet is large or small, a lack of organization can leave it feeling cluttered and cramped. The following organizing tips can help you maximize the space in your closet – and maximize your wardrobe in the process. 1. Make sure every piece has a purpose. Decluttering a closet can feel daunting, but getting […]

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Ideas for eco-friendly home décor

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Going green in your home is about more than just your color palette. Eco-friendly décor is one of the hottest trends in interior design, showing up in everything from raw building materials to furnishings and even art. The following ideas can help you make your home’s décor more eco-friendly while still stylishly reflecting your personality. […]

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Ways to protect your home from burglary

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According to the US Department of Justice, an American home is the victim of burglary every 15 seconds. “With the national economy getting worse, burglary is again becoming a more common crime,” said Charles Sczuroski, senior trainer for the National Crime Prevention Council. While the average loss in a burglary is more than $2,000 in […]

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Useful energy-saving projects for your home

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Renovating your home to save energy doesn’t have to involve a major remodeling project. The following fast and easy energy-saving projects can help reduce your energy consumption and carbon footprint – and even your monthly energy bill!   Manage energy use of electronics. Most of us leave our computers, tablets, routers, and printers plugged in […]

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