• To clean the toilet bowl, pour in a cup or more of vinegar and let it sit for several hours or overnight. Scrub well with a toilet brush and flush. • Vinegar and baking soda can unclog and remove odor from a tub drain. Pour half a cup of baking soda in the drain,…

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BY Erin Davis – owner of Mosaik Design & Remodeling in Portland Oregon. With social distancing orders in place across the country, many of us are hunkering down at home. The longer you spend at home, the more likely you’re starting to nitpick everything about your space. You know what will help? A home makeover…

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Avoid CO Danger

Avoid CO Danger: Have This Inspected Yearly When it comes to home safety, carbon monoxide detectors are critical to ensuring you and your family are protected. Carbon monoxide, or CO, cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, so a detector is essential—but did you know there are other CO-preventative steps to take, as well? If you…

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🛑Mortgage Forbearance PLEASE READ CAREFULLY🛑 The Covid-19 Corona-virus has led to some challenging times for all of us.The Government has created the CARE Act, to assist homeowners whose income may have been adversely impacted by the Corona-virus. One of the components of the CARE Act is the possibility of mortgage forbearance.Forbearance is often misinterpreted. And…

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As our daily lives become increasingly hectic, it’s no wonder that nutrition and mindful eating patterns are constantly placed on the back burner. Trying to juggle schedules is a challenge, one that finds us eating while we work, while we watch TV and while we drive. Breaking these habits doesn’t take a lot of time,…

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Whether you’re trying to improve communication with your partner, or be a better boss, listening is key for making long-lasting connections. Below are three ways to be a better listener. Make eye contact. When someone is speaking to you, make eye contact. In an age when our eyes are more used to focusing on screens than…

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Have you been suffering from mood swings? Do you feel worn out? You probably aren’t getting enough sleep. Although pressures at work or at home often add stressors that may affect your nightly slumber, getting enough sleep is critical to your overall health. I came across these tips that may be able to help even…

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By Kara Masterson Choosing the right neighborhood is a concern that no prospective homeowner can ignore. From commute times to safety and security, knowing what to look for can make selecting the best neighborhood far simpler. Related: Neighborhood Amenities to Look Into Before Purchasing a Home Consider the following issues before choosing the right neighborhood for…

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Spring weather is right around the corner, and the markets are already heating up. For buyers, that could mean an increase in competition, more multiple-offer scenarios, less wiggle room in negotiations and a spike in home prices. With the help of a REALTOR®, however, today’s buyers can get the most out of a transaction, regardless…

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By Brooke Chaplan If you’ve decided to place your home on the market, you likely want it to sell as quickly as possible. Partially, this is for your own convenience. More importantly, though, the longer that a house sits on the market, the lower its final price tends to be. Therefore, before you list your…

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