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Ultra-Realistic 3D Options For Interior Design & Floor-plans

Visualizing the dream for a new home build or remodel can be difficult. Many times, it comes down to a hand drawing by a professional, an expense many have difficulties affording. The downside is the hand drawing often doesn’t capture the vision meaning returning to the artist’s board and starting over. 3D interior rendering has some great benefits, like being able to see a space …

4 Ways to Protect Your Holiday Packages

A Chamberlain Group survey found that 69% of homeowners worry about their package deliveries going missing during the holidays and 74% of homeowners take extra measures to ensure they are home when their packages arrive. Following are four ways to protect your holiday packages from porch pirates without having to reorganize your day: 1. Get deliveries inside your garage  Smart garage door openers by …

“Prillionaires” – A New Definition of Wealth

There are millionaires and there are billionaires. Then there is the latest definition of wealth that is beyond the millions and the billions.  Prillionaire is the new term for wealth in different forms, not counting the zeros, but rather the multiple facets of wealth.  A “prillionaire” is someone who has several bank accounts in the country or across borders and has some different forms …

Would You Do This Deal?

Would you make a 40-year commitment in exchange for $300-$5000 cash, with no credit check or loan required? MV Realty, based in Delray Beach FL, thinks homeowners will which is why they came up with their “innovative” Homeowner Benefit Program. The program, currently available in 33 states according to their site, pays homeowners upfront money ranging from $300-$5000, based on the estimated value of …

7 Telltale Signs of Flooding

Widespread flooding in the wake of Hurricane Ian potentially damaged as many as 358,000 vehicles. That number is on top of the 400,000 water-damaged cars that CARFAX data shows were already on the road in 2022 – before Hurricane Ian. Used-car shoppers need to be aware that these waterlogged vehicles could resurface anywhere around the country. These vehicles can show up in states where …

A Home Escape Plan Is Essential

While the number of U.S. home fires has continued to decline over time, the home fire death rate has stagnated in recent years, with annual spikes like the most recent one seen in 2021. “The latest number of home fire deaths reinforces that today’s home fires present real challenges,” says Lorraine Carli, VP of the Outreach and Advocacy division at NFPA. According to NFPA …

Heating Costs On The Rise

According to National Grid, the average household will pay $943 for natural gas heating this winter, which is a 39% increase since last year. The most recent prices for home heating oil in the North Country have doubled since last year. Now more than ever, you’re going to want to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible. Your heating and cooling system likely uses …

PROTECT YOUR DOCUMENTS AND VALUABLES

When an emergency arises, having financial and medical records and important contact information on hand can give you peace of mind, ensure you have access to essential medical and prescription information, and help you avoid additional stress during a difficult time. Consider storing paper copies of important documents at home in a fireproof and waterproof box or safe, in a bank safe deposit box, …

Beware Of Apartment & Vacation Rental Scams

Scammers know that finding the right apartment or vacation rental can be hard work, and a seemingly good deal is hard to pass up. They’ve been known to game some vacation rental websites and bulletin boards. When you’re looking for a rental, it’s renter beware. Some scammers hijack a real rental or real estate listing by changing the email address or other contact information …

LifeandHomes News Shorts with On-Air Personality Joseph Krongold

https://youtu.be/zksdKaJZEHw For the entire articles, go to LifeandHomes News ShortsKeep Valuables Close During Move. Every aspect of preparing to move can be stressful - but nothing causes more stress than losing something valuable during the moving process. While we all think everyone helping us on moving day is trustworthy, allowing someone else to handle your sensitive documents, expensive jewelry or irreplaceable items is just ...

Back to school Making a bus craft with Panda play

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Electric Fireplaces Add Comfort

“In any existing room where you would like to add an electric fireplace, it’s very easy to add one,” says Heat & Glo’s Kathy Rogers. “With just a few tools, a well-placed electrical outlet, and the revolutionary wall-mount SimpliFire Format electric fireplace, you can bring the comfort of a fireplace to any room in your home.”  Installing a wall-mounted electric fireplace is similar to …

Home Remodeling Spending Growing But Slowing

Following another red hot year, annual growth in homeowner spending for improvements and repairs is expected to soften during the first half of 2023, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity.  They are projecting year-over-year gains in remodeling expenditures to owner-occupied homes will decelerate from 17.4 percent this year to 10.1 percent by the second quarter of 2023.  “Slowing sales of existing homes, …

Keep Valuables Close During Move

Let’s be real. Every aspect of preparing to move can be stressful – but nothing causes more stress than losing something valuable during the moving process.  Before you begin packing financial documents such as tax records, bank statements, stocks, bonds, and deeds, the experts at United Van Lines suggest you scan any documents you need a copy of but don’t need the physical document, …

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. One reason why is that record-low mortgage rates motivated more buyers to enter the market. As …

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