While it’s always a good idea to give your home a little TLC this time of year, that’s especially true if you’re planning to put it on the market soon. Here are a few tips to help you with a thorough spring cleaning that will leave your home looking its best. Declutter and DonateOne of…

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Source: Experian    Did you recently score an Amazon Echo or sleek, new smart TV? While these Internet-connected devices can enhance your home life in so many ways, they can also pose a security threat to your privacy. Internet-connected devices rely on technology and collected data to deliver on their promises. According to Experian, you…

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The COVID-19 crisis has touched everyone in some way. When Congress passed the CARES Act, many who had lost their jobs used the opportunity to postpone their mortgage payments. While this may have been the best or only option at the time, the country is beginning to see a ripple effect from the massive amount…

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Whether you’re working on your autobiography or a post-interview note to a would-be employer, nothing is more frustrating than a bad case of writer’s block. Here’s one way to unblock: sit down and start free writing for an arbitrary period of time, like 10 minutes. Write absolutely anything and don’t stop. The idea is to…

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• 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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