Monthly Archives: July 2014

Why Buy a Home When You Can Build Your Dream Home?

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If you’re looking for a new home, you’re likely getting sick of digging through new listing homes for sale. No matter how many advertisements for homes for sale you read through, you can never seem to find a house that perfectly fits your family’s needs. And if you make it to the actual process of buying a home, you can expect to be surrounded by competing offers and other difficulties. It seems like an unnecessary amount of work to purchase a house that is likely not the best deal for the amount of wear and tear it has undergone. Fortunately, there is an easier way to get the home you have always wanted: by hiring a luxury new home builder. After all, why would you spend time trying to find a new home when you could build one that perfectly fits your needs?

While the (more…)

29 Jul 2014

Not Sure How to Start Giving Donations of Clothing? Here are Some Charity Ideas to Get You Started

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Have you ever wanted to give your gently used clothing donations to charity, but you weren’t exactly sure how to get started? You may have wondered “What are the best charities to donate to?” However, there is no simple answer to this question. There are plenty of charitable organizations that accept donations of clothing, though, and they may use them for a variety of purposes. If you’re unsure how to start donating to charity, here are some ideas to get you started in your search for charitable organizations.

    1. Thrift stores. Most thrift stores will accept clothing donations, especially if they are run by charitable organizations. These thrift stores sell donated cl (more…)

28 Jul 2014

The Top Four Places Where You Can Find High-Quality Furniture at a Good Price

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Finding new furniture for your home that’s inexpensive isn’t hard, and neither is finding furniture that’s made with quality.

What’s challenging is finding a combination of both. The average cost of furnishing a living room alone is more than $15,000, a sum many people can’t afford. You want your furniture to last a long time, but you don’t want to break your budget.

Luckily, it’s easier than ever to buy new furniture that is both high quality and low in cost. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look!

Make sure you shop at these four furniture stores that offer high quality affordable furniture:

1. Furniture outlet stores: Furniture outlets receive overstock furniture that’s (more…)

25 Jul 2014

Are You Making It Easier For Burglars To Break Into Your Home?

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Do you think home burglaries won’t happen to you? Think again. Americans report over 2 million break-ins every single year — and almost 74% of these burglaries are residential or happen to every day people, like you and me. The most alarming thing, however, is that many of them don’t involve any true breaking and entering because Americans leave doors and windows unlocked. News flash: if you hide your key right next to the door, that’s not much better. Are you practically inviting burglars in?

You’re Hiding Your Key In Plain Sight (Or You Might As Well Be)

Let’s face it. A lot of us do it. For whatever reason, whether you favor convenience above all else or haven’t found an affordable locksmith, if you have seen your hiding spot on television and/or in a movie, it’s probabl (more…)

24 Jul 2014

Wedding Planner for Weddings

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When you are looking for a wedding planner, you can often find wedding planner packages that include:

· Consultation and continuing communication
· Venue and vendor selection
· Negotiations and finalizing a vendor contract
· A month by month task list
· Wedding design for all aspects of the wedding
· Vendor contact throughout the process
· Wedding day timeline, contact list and managing details
· An event schedule for your wedding party and family
· Conducting wedding rehearsal and ceremony
· The management of wedding reception
· Liaison between bride, family and vendors
· Access to wedding day emergency kit

Wedding planner prices for wedding planner packages such as the above run about $2000. Some wedding planne (more…)

23 Jul 2014

Signs of a Bad Property Manager and Management Company

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Renting out properties is how you make your living, so why leave your properties at the hands of a bad property manager? After all, your investments are on the line.

A good certified property manager will be able to provide you with regular maintenance and repairs for your building, which will make owning these houses more time efficient for you.

Along with a trained and certified property manager, a good property management company should be able to lower your monthly energy bills by up to 50% by mak (more…)

17 Jul 2014

How to Buy a Home in Iowa

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As of April 2014, there were over 2,800 active real estate listings in the state of Iowa. And while Iowa may not seem like the typical place to look at buying a home, this state has a number of benefits that give residents ample reason to enjoy the area. For this reason, Iowa is expected to thrive over the next thirty years: while the estimated population in 2013 was 3,090,416, the projected population for 2040 is estimated to reach 3,467,386, an increase of over 375,000 people. If you’re interested in becoming one of them, consider contact a real estate agent today to discuss properties and homes for sale in Iowa.

Iowa is perhaps best known on a national level for its agricultu (more…)

16 Jul 2014

Most Effective Ways to Kill Bed Bugs

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Want to know whats trending now? You may not have to leave your bed to find out, because apparently bed bug infestations are totally in these days, much to everyone’s dismay. Studies found that one of of five Americans have encountered these tiny blood-suckers at some point, or at least know someone who has experienced the pain.

Bed bug infestations are three times more likely to occur in urban areas than in rural ones due to factors such as a larger, more dense population and increased mobility. If you have an infestation it would be very wise to call a professional bed bug treatment company, but if you find you cannot afford it, there are ways to prepare your place and get rid of the bugs yourself:

  • Find out which rooms they’ve infested. You will most likely find the bed (more…)

15 Jul 2014

Think Locally and Globally Save the Planet Through Local Clothing Donations

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Did you know that the United States produces more waste than any other country on Earth? It’s an unfortunate fact. Much of that waste — approximately 5% of it — is comprised of clothing and textiles, and almost all of that could be recycled. However, all of this unnecessary waste creates big problems for the planet. To make matters worse, we could avoid this by purchasing less and encouraging factories to create less, too.

There is a solution, though, and that’s to give gently used clothing donations to charity rather than sending them to a landfill. Why is this so important? The clothing manufacturing process puts a great toll on our environment and produces a lot of waste. All of this is unnecessary, and there are many benefits to reducing this type of consumption. Want more information? Here are the (more…)

09 Jul 2014