Late Summer Checklist for Homeowners

Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to take care of a few things around the house before the colder weather starts kicking in. Here are some suggestions to help prepare your home for the arrival of fall.

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Lifestyle

How to Eat with the Season This August

Eating in-season produce is a great way to save money and support local farmers. And late July and August are some of the best times to find high-quality, succulent produce at great prices. Check out what’s in season this summer.

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Repair & Maintenance

6 Ways to Keep Appliances Ship-Shape

Appliances aren’t given much thought when running properly. But as soon as they’re not, they’re all you think about. A broken appliance can wreak havoc on your home this summer. Take these simple steps to help keep things running smoothly.

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Cost Savers

Energy Tip: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Water Bill

Summer’s heat means you’re bathing more, watering plants, filling swimming pools and making gallons of iced beverages. Despite all that extra water usage, you can help reduce your water bill by following these simple tips.

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Real Estate

5 Steps to Open House Success

There are reasons that some real estate agents have more successful open houses than others. Here are some smart tips that can help make your open houses more rewarding for you and your clients.

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The Latest in Pool Technology

Spend more time relaxing in the clear, cool water of your pool and less time making trips to the pool store for new equipment. Here are some of the latest trends in pool technology to help you keep your backyard oasis maintained and running efficiently.

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Quick Tips

8 Tips for Smart Back-to-School Shopping

It’s time for the kids to head back to school. If you’re overwhelmed by all you need to buy and organize, don’t hit the panic button just yet. These tips will help you save money and reduce stress, too.

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Quick Tips

5 Summer Safety Tips for Furry Family Members

They’re not called the dog days of summer for nothing! As the mercury rises, it’s important to remember that heat affects your furry family members too. A few simple precautions can ensure that summer is also enjoyable for your four-legged friends.

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Real Estate

6 Strategies for Managing Your Online Reputation

In real estate, your reputation IS your business. Clients and prospects need to know you can be trusted and that you can do a great job for them. Build and manage a solid online reputation, attract clients and protect your name by following these tips.

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Real Estate

Finding Your Specialty Niche

While you can succeed as a real estate generalist, specializing in certain types of properties, one type of client or a particular geographical area can set you apart you from your competition. Learn how to stand out by following these tips.

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