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What to do with an unfinished basement [5 Quick Ideas]
Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potentials. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up in no time and get some great use out of the space.
￼Spring Weather Forecast [Southeast U.S.]
A brief look at AccuWeather and Farmer’s Almanac predictions for Spring 2022 weather in the southeast United States.
Getting Ready for Retirement [Checklist]
For most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial insecurity when the time does come. Here are five basic steps to take.
Richmond, VA City Guide [Real Estate]
A quick description of the residential real estate market and lifestyle in Richmond, Virginia including 2021 real estate statistics.
Leading Economic and Housing Experts Predict Multiple Fed Interest Rate Hikes, Slowing Inflation and Home Price Growth in 2022
The National Association of Realtors forecast for the 2022 residential real estate market.
Planning to Buy a New Home in 2022? Four Things You Need to Do Now.
If you’re thinking about buying a home this year here are four quick tips to prepare you for the 2022 home buying experience:
My Gift to You: FREE Magazine Subscription!
Every other month I mail a printed magazine, American Lifestyle, to homes across the country. American Lifestyle is a celebration of the flavor and flair of life in the United States, which takes the reader on a journey of the nation’s sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. This 48-page publication features articles on interior design, travel,…
Which Downpayment Strategy is Right for You?
Buying a Home You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. But…
Nine Winter Vacation Ideas if You Live in the Southeast U.S. (Closer to Home)
If you live in the southeast U.S. like me, and you want to avoid long plane trips and overcrowded destinations, this article is for you.
Tips for Storing Wine at Home
Tips on storing wine at home, including temperature, moisture, position, and timing.
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