Archive for January, 2015
Although most homeowners plan to remain in a new home for at least two years, average adults buy and sell properties several times throughout their lifetimes. Whether you are considering moving residences, buying a seasonal or second home, or buying an investment property to yield a lucrative future reward, knowing your stuff when it comes to buying real estate is the key to a sweet deal and a happy home.
Know the Location
For people looking to buy luxury homes or affordable homes, choosing and researching the right area is an important first step. Compare current listings for luxurious residential properties across neighborhoods or create a spreadsheet of investm
There are few things that dogs love eating more than television remote controls, and many dog owners will go through several TV remote replacements trying to curb their dog’s appetite for small infrared devices.
Of course, most people would rather nip the problem in the bud instead of spending money on endless replacement television remote controls. Here’s how to stop your dog from chewing on television remote controls in a few simple steps.
- Hide Your Remote
The simplest solution is to just keep your remote hidden. Put it in a high cabinet with a closed door or close the dog out of the TV room using a gate.
- Distract Your Dog
Many dog owners go through several TV remote replacements while trying to get their dog to stop eating them. Replacement remotes don’t cost that much, but programming a remote over and over can get tedious, and obviously most pet owners would prefer to avoid that hassle altogether.
But before you can get your dog to stop viewing television remote controls as chewtoys, you need to get to the bottom of what makes them chew in the first place.
Most dogs are born with a natural tendency to chew. They may consider it an enjoyable way to pass their time. Dogs often think of activities as a path to a reward, and when they chew on something, they’re performing an activ
The excitement and chaos of the holiday season may seem like a distant memory as the first month of the new year comes to an end, however, the work for organizations that help military families and veterans has just begun and is far from over.
While the winter holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the busiest time of year for veteran and military charities and the time in which they receive the most donations, it’s important to remember that military families and veterans need help all year round.
Like many Americans, you may be eager to donate or find a way to give back to the military and veteran community but due to hectic work and personal schedules, find it difficult to find the time to do s
One of the best things about getting married these days is that you can pretty much plan whatever you want. These days wedding are more about the bride and groom’s preferences and the ceremony and reception are more reflections of their unique relationship. Rather than about tradition and custom, weddings are more than ever about the couple. If you’re itching to break out of the norm, an easy and fun way to do it is to opt for a morning ceremony and an after wedding brunch. Here’s why.
1. It’s Pretty Inexpensive One of the biggest draws of having a brunch wedding is that it’s going to be less expensive. Many people opt to have weddings in the evenings, which means that many venues offer discounted rates in the morning hours. Additionally, brunch foods are going to be a lot less e
Buying a new shed or garage can be a pretty stressful process, since there are so many options and you’re going to want to find the perfect structure for your needs and your property. The problem is that you’re probably not going to find one that’s going to suit your needs unless you opt to customize it. If you are going to shop for custom sheds and garages, there are a few things you need to think about when you are designing one.
1. Materials The first thing you need to think about when you’re designing custom sheds Continue Reading No Comments
Military families often face unique challenges that while civilian families may be able to empathize with, seldom experience first hand. Getting involved with an organization that helps military families and veterans may help you to better understand the difficulties these families face.
While it’s common for many people to make charitable donations during the winter holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s important to realize that helping military families is a full time, year round job. Helping families in need by volunteering your time or making donations can be done during any time of year.
Not only is vol
In 2014, only 33% of United States home buyers were first-time homeowners, the lowest percentage since 1987. That number is expected to change in 2015, as real estate market conditions shift to be more favorable to first-time buyers. The home buying process is becoming easier for more house hunters, and with several economic factors changing, first-time buyers may be at an advantage.
One of the biggest factors allowing first-time buyers back into the market are new lending standards. Lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have put new guidelines in place to make it easier to obtain a mortgage, including offering mortgages with 3% down payments. Several cities also have incentives in pl
The holiday shopping season between November and December is the busiest time of year for retailers, and the time in which they make the most profit. The same is true for non-profit organizations that help military families. While they may not be turning a profit, the holiday season is the period of time in which they receive the most charitable donations. While the chaos and excitement of last year’s holiday season is in the past, there is still plenty of work that need to be done.
There are several ways you can give back in the new year, many of which can be done from the comfort of your home or work. The first few weeks of January have been
Tragedy struck an Ohio nursing home earlier this week, when a resident who had been diagnosed with dementia wandered outside sometime overnight and died of exposure. Martha Jensdrix was found in the parking lot at 7:30 the next morning, when it was too late to help her. Family members say that the staff of the nursing home was aware of her condition when she moved in, and many people are wondering how no one noticed that she was gone. While an internal investigation is underway at the nursing home, technology is stepping up to try to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again in other nursing homes.
Two separate companies have developed a way to track a person’s movements via their shoes, an ability that could save the lives of countless Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, as well as giving the