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Monday, December 10, 2018

Real Estate

Don’t Be Triggered!

In psychology, “triggering” occurs when something causes a negative emotion or an undesirable mental reaction. It is no surprise that such an antagonistic word is being used in the “credit industry” to prey on people who are shopping for potential mortgage or auto financing. For a fee as low as $15, your name and certain

Fall Maintenance Tips for a Lush Green Lawn Next Spring

(BPT) The days are getting shorter and the nights are cooling off. The kids are back in school. Yes, fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to start thinking about prepping your lawn for winter.

“Many homeowners see spring as the most critical season for lawn care,” says Bryan

Unexpected Upgrades to Add Beauty and Comfort to Your Home

(StatePoint) While a simple home upgrade once meant a new area rug or fresh coat of paint, these days, there are new and unexpected ways to update your space in order to add beauty and comfort to your home.

  •  Think Smart: New technology can add unexpected convenience and luxury to

New Home? Prevent Pests From Moving In

(BPT) Moving into a new home is chaotic. You’ve got decorating to do, a neighborhood to explore, and a house to keep in tiptop shape. The last thing you need in the midst of all that commotion is the added headache of household pests like ants, cockroaches or rodents. With a few tips from Terminix, you can keep your move running smoothly

Ruby’s Report on Real Estate Trends

OK, so by now we’re almost, I say almost, done with enduring the heat, surviving torrential rains and lucky if your car wasn’t washed away along with it, welcoming the children back with anticipation and excitement while not sure what you like better—the liveliness of your family back or the quiet, serene space you enjoyed

The Mortgage Low-Down

There are many misnomers in mortgage lending, but none as specious as the requirement of a 20% down payment to buy a home. According to the latest survey from the National Association of Realtors, many potential home buyers disqualified themselves from buying, without even attempting to look at houses, because of their lack of

Approved Funding Welcomes Fair Lawn’s Sholom Silvestri

Approved Funding is proud to welcome Sholom Silvestri as its latest mortgage banker. Silvestri comes to Approved Funding with an extensive entrepreneurial background, coupled with a Master’s degree in Hospitality Asset Management from the prestigious New York University. Most recently, Sholom was a member of Marcus &

Bathroom Customization: Stylish Options for Styling Needs

(BPT) The kitchen may be the heart of your home, but don’t underestimate the importance of your bathrooms. If you think about it, bathrooms are one of the most frequented spaces in the home. It’s where you go to rejuvenate and get ready for the day. It’s the place where you take the time to make yourself look and feel your

Five Yard Updates You Can Complete in a Weekend

(BPT) If you love spending time in your yard, the end of summer can mark a period of sadness thinking about the colder temperatures and shorter days you must endure before getting back outside.

One sure cure for the blues is looking forward to something fun.

Home Sweet Home? Safety Tips for Moving With Kids

(BPT) Moving to a new home can be an exciting undertaking, a fresh start that brings with it the potential for new friends, opportunities and experiences.

For parents of young children, though, the process of adapting to a new home can be stressful. While you may have been proactive about

Fast Tape Hacks for the Handy (or Not-So-Handy) Man

(StatePoint) It’s inevitable... accidents happen. Luckily, there is a secret weapon that can save the day with virtually any fix: duct tape. Why? Because it pairs versatility and intense strength with easy application.

So, when it comes to around-the-house fixes or seasonal projects, you’ll be

New Technology Promotes Healthy Aging in Place

(BPT) As millions of baby boomers reach their golden years, they’re changing the world yet again, this time by driving a booming market in senior-friendly aging-in-place technologies. From simple wearable devices to high-tech monitoring systems, the list of gadgets designed to help aging boomers stay independent is extensive and