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    5 Tips for Sanitizing Your Things During a Move

    By Keith Degnan | April 16, 2020

    Moving during the Coronavirus pandemic? Fortunately, you don’t need to spend hours showering all of your household belongings in Purell in order to avoid catching the virus. In fact, preventing the spread of viral infections is something that can easily be done in seconds with the right sanitation methods and common-sense precautions. According to the... Read More

    Mortgage Refinance 101: What It Is and When You Should Do It

    By Keith Degnan | April 9, 2020

    Whenever I’ve complained about my mortgage interest rate my mom has reminded me that when she and my dad bought their first house their interest rate was 16%—a far cry above today’s average mortgage rates. When they eventually refinanced to 7%, she said, it was like bringing in an additional income every month. And while... Read More

    5 Ways to Refresh Your Space

    By Keith Degnan | March 31, 2020

    Throw open the curtains, let the breeze in and brighten your home decor. With springtime comes a sense of renewal, and a desire to clean, organize and refresh — especially if you’re spending a lot of time at home. Get your creative gears turning, and whip your space into shape. You’ll be surprised how a... Read More

    10 Satisfying Deep Cleans You Can Do in One Hour or Less

    By Keith Degnan | March 23, 2020

    Giving your house a deep clean can be pretty life changing. Use these tips to knock out your most thorough spring cleaning ever — one hour at a time. Freshen-Up Mattresses We spend a lot of time in our beds — 3,000 hours per year, actually. That’s the equivalent of four months! So, keeping your... Read More

    13 Mistakes That Are Making Your Home Unhealthy

    By Keith Degnan | March 16, 2020

    While we are spending so much time indoors these days, make sure to keep an eye on these mistakes to ensure you’re living in as clean of a space as possible. 1. Wearing Shoes Inside the House Not only is wearing shoes indoors a health risk, but it can also increase allergens. Wet leaves bring... Read More

    8 Budget-Friendly Staycation Ideas for Families

    By Keith Degnan | March 6, 2020

    Disneyland, the beach, camping … just a few of the many places your kids would nominate as a vacation destination this spring break. But staying home? B-O-R-I-N-G. So how do you sell a staycation to your little ones? And not spend a ton of money? Fill it with fun and adventure. Check out these eight... Read More

    When Is the Best Time to Move?

    By Keith Degnan | February 28, 2020

    There’s a best time for everything, and that includes moving. If your apartment just isn’t working for you anymore, you might think now is the best time to move. Like, right now. Maybe at this very minute, you’re tossing those antique crystal figurines Aunt Edna gave you into a box. Put the box down and... Read More

    Short Sales vs. Foreclosures: What’s the Difference?

    By Keith Degnan | February 21, 2020

    Becoming a homeowner is a dream for many people. It requires a lot of saving and a lot of discipline and it never hurts to have a great credit score. But sometimes, there are factors that can turn a person’s dream into a nightmare. You may lose your job or anther income in the family,... Read More

    11 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Downsizing Your Home

    By Keith Degnan | February 17, 2020

    Before you start downsizing the family home, it’s important to understand that there are many potential missteps along the way. This guide will help you navigate common mistakes so that you can make the most of your new, downsized lifestyle. 1) Not setting goals before downsizing your home While the financial benefits of moving into... Read More

    9 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness

    By Keith Degnan | February 7, 2020

    As winter plods along, you may wish you could just hibernate until spring. But there is, indeed, joy to be found in the quieter months of the year. While the trend may have come and gone in the U.S., the art of hygge, that feeling of being ultra-cozy and content, is just part of everyday... Read More