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4 Ways to Make the Home Hunting Process Easier

Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process a lot easier and much less stressful. 1. Get your ...

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House-Hunting Etiquette Rules Every Buyer Should Know

You have probably already heard some wise advice when looking for a home. For instance, visit the property at various times of the day, note any warning signs, take lots of photographs, and so on. However, you may want to rethink your position if you believe this will be sufficient to secure ...

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Moving on Up: How to Downsize in Retirement

By Alexis Hall Retirement often means a new chapter of life, and for many seniors, it also means downsizing. Whether you’re making a move to a smaller home or simply decluttering your existing one, downsizing can be an overwhelming process. To make the transition easier, Melvin A. Vieira Jr. has provided ...

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Cyber Safety for Computer Users of All Ages

No matter your age, if you use a computer – and especially the internet – you need to be savvy about security. Yet many users have no idea how vulnerable they might be to malicious thieves who can “hack” and “phish” into personal computers. To prevent theft of information that can ...

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9 Eco-Friendly Features to Add to Your Home

[caption id="attachment_2093" align="aligncenter" width="900"] a light bulb with a plant inside of it[/caption] Creating a sustainable and eco-friendly home doesn’t have to be difficult. All you will need are some eco-friendly features to add to your home. Soon, your home will be transformed. You will live a more sustainable life with ...

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Affordable Staging Ideas

Remember the last time you walked through a furniture showroom? You probably noticed that the sofa, chairs, tables and other furnishings were arranged – or staged – to make them look more appealing. You might have seen an attractive lamp on a sofa end table, or an appetizing bowl of ...

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The ABC’s of Fire Safety

When it comes to home fire safety, a little preparation and precaution go a long way toward ensuring your family, your home, and your valuables are protected.  Consider the following important information about preventing, fighting and escaping residential fires. Fires and Fire Extinguishers Fires are classified into different types, depending on the ...

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How to Get Your Yard Ready for a Home Sale

The Interior of your home is a top priority when selling the property. The quality of the floors, cleanliness, bathroom and kitchen upgrades, and other details are all important for the sale's success. However, focusing too much on the interior usually, cause sellers to make a common mistake – forget ...

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Characteristics of a Desirable Street

Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one. For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic. What are the other characteristics of a desirable street that may not be as obvious? Here are just a few: Sidewalks. A sidewalk ...

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Budget-Friendly Tips for Homebuying as a Family

By Alexis Hall   Your children may not be contributing to the mortgage, but homebuying will no doubt be a family affair. Your kids' needs (and futures) will dictate many aspects of the home-buying process, but that doesn't mean you have to go over budget or become over-stressed. The Vieira Group offers ...

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