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Tips for a mini home revamp
Tips for a mini home revamp

13 February, 2018 by admin2

If you’re looking to spruce up your home...

What to do if your house doesn’t sell
What to do if your house doesn’t sell

13 February, 2018 by admin2

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Should I buy now or keep on renting?
Should I buy now or keep on renting?

30 January, 2018 by admin2

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September 2017

Don’t DIY: 7 jobs you should leave to the professionals

Don’t DIY: 7 jobs you should leave to the professionals

Posted on 28 September, 2017 by admin2

Tackling a DIY job gives you a certain amount of satisfaction and saves you money too. Some jobs, however, should be left to the professionals. There are jobs around the home that can easily be undertaken by DIY enthusiasts, often saving the homeowner money in the process. However, there are jobs that should always be left to the professionals, mainly because things could turn nasty if and when something goes wrong. Unfortunately, many of those who regularly undertake maintenance on...
This is the type of home that millennials want

This is the type of home that millennials want

Posted on 28 September, 2017 by admin2

The millennials are going back to the suburbs, and they are mostly buying pre-owned family homes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garden. These are the findings of the latest Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends report released by the National Association of Realtors – and they are good news for the many current owners of suburban properties who are keen to start downscaling and were beginning to fear that the earlier millennial preference for urban living would permanently...
Downsizing: Moving Your Parents to a Smaller Space

Downsizing: Moving Your Parents to a Smaller Space

Posted on 14 September, 2017 by admin2

When the child is the one charged with helping the parents downsize, these guidelines can smooth the process. Many seniors eventually need to downsize to a smaller space, whether to a retirement community, a nursing facility or a room in a family member’s home. Often, the task of decluttering and packing falls to their children.  If you’re the person faced with going through an aging parent’s belongings, it may be tempting to rent a storage unit and just pack it all away. However, that...
How to Cool Down a Room

How to Cool Down a Room

Posted on 14 September, 2017 by admin2

Sweltering in the summer heat but don’t have air conditioning? Here are 15 quick tips for staying cool When the mercury rises, homes without air conditioning can get stuffy and uncomfortable, making it difficult to relax, eat or sleep. Try these heat hacks to stay cool and calm all summer long. 1. Unplug the TV and close the laptop. Electrical appliances emit heat, so switch off everything you’re not using and make sure they’re unplugged at the wall too. TVs and computers are the worst...
How to Wash Your House

How to Wash Your House

Posted on 14 September, 2017 by admin2

Avoid damage to siding and plants while getting your home's exterior shining clean, with this guide to using pressure washers and hoses. If you want to give your home more curb appeal, one great way to start is by giving the exterior a thorough cleaning. An exterior that sparkles in the sun can make a world of difference. But if you're about to reach for a pressure washer, stop right there. Not all surfaces can handle the intense spray of a pressure washer; some, like brick, can be...
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