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 Keep your stuff safe when selling your homeWhen preparing to put your house on the market, usually your main concern is making your home look as appealing as possible. Cleaning every corner, fixing what needs fixed, and making sure it is a home others would want to buy. With all that in mind, pr...
How to save to buy a homeAre you thinking about buying a home and just don’t know where to start? Before you even begin looking at homes, consider how much you may need to save to make the process as smooth as possible for you, especially in the long run. While there are situations where you don’...
Why single ladies are buying homesIn 2017 alone, 60% of women millennial buyers were single! Buying a home seems to come with the idea that it’s the step AFTER you get married and have a family - but that simply isn’t true! Not only is home buying an incredible investment, it provides stability. ...
Where to eat in Cartlin Bay on Lake CDAOn a recent boat adventure with some girlfriends we stumbled across this small food truck at Carlin Bay called Latitudes. Carlin Bay is located in Harrison, East of Rockford Bay on Lake Coeur d' Alene. You can pull your boat right up to the dock, grab a bite...
Idaho property tax 101Idaho property taxes are very different than the neighboring states. First of all, property taxes in Idaho are also paid in arrears.  That means we don’t pay your property taxes for the current year until December 20th of that same year and then, you will only pay the first ...
Why people are refusing dining roomsMore and more, we see families on the go. Dinners have evolved and formal dining is becoming a way of the past - or is reserved just for special occasions. With that in mind, we see more and more often that dining rooms are left untouched a mass majority of the...
DIY projects for the entire familyHaving kids doesn’t mean home improvements need to go on the back burner. While children can’t help with every project, letting them help when the project meets their skill level will not only help them feel included, but it will also turn household projects into...
Investing in rental propertiesIf you are considering becoming a property investor, you may wonder why you should buy a rental and what indicators to look for when trying to find a property. Here are some signs to look for if you are on the fence about investing in a rental that indicate it is a g...
Under-bed storage is one of the best places to store winter or summer gear. Make sure you have enough space under your bed for some storage bins, and invest in a handful where you can neatly store away your off season wardrobe. If you don’t have under-bed space, invest in a few cascading hangers....
Prevent cold weather falls on your propertyWinter is coming which means an increased risk of ice on your property. While bad weather can be inevitable, decreasing fall risk at your home can help. Here are a few ways to just do that:INDOOR TIPSThe first step to preventing your own falls start indo...


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