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3 rental market predictions for 2016 & what investors can expect from the market next year


appfolioNat.Kunes@appfolio.comDec 10, 2015

  • Many people will continue to rent for reasons including the desire to downsize, travel and have a low-maintenance lifestyle.
  • Knowing what the growth will look like in a specific area as well as knowing the overall trending preferences of millennials to rent will help property owners and investors pace for demand.
  • My bet is that apartment buildings and multi-family home options are going to be far more popular than single-family homes.  Continue reading…
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7 ways to keep your child learning this summer


When school dismisses for the summer, parents across the country worry about how much their children will forget over the vacation months. Will all those hours helping them with math and reading dissolve with the carefree hours spent at the pool or playground? Continue reading…

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Spring cleaning: 8 areas you can’t overlook


Spring is here, which means it’s time to start cleaning. While a good wipe down can leave your home feeling clean, there are several overlooked items that could be hosting germs, dirt and dust. So when you’re ready to get out the broom, mop and rags, don’t forget to tidy up these areas of the home.

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5 Biggest Myths About Decking Materials


Whether you’ve decided this is the year you’ll add a deck to your home, or you’re still pondering the project, as soon as you say the words: “I want to build a deck,” you’ll start hearing and reading lots of advice. Some of it will be useful, like: “build the biggest deck you can afford” and “add features that fit your lifestyle.” However, you’ll likely hear conflicting opinions about what material to use.

Should you go with natural or composite decking? Your choice will affect how the deck looks and functions through its entire service life. And beware: there’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding wood versus composites. So as you weigh your options, make sure you know fact from fiction. Here, then, are the five biggest myths about wood. Continue reading…

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Money-saving moving tips for newlyweds


First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes moving into a new house.

The big move often comes after the big day. Whether you’re moving in together for the first time or you’re saying goodbye to your tiny apartment and moving into a starter home, it’s an exciting — and often expensive — time.

Consider these tips to help streamline your move and save you money so you can fully enjoy the honeymoon phase in your new home sweet home:

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Cats are pet of choice for many millennials, survey says


Move over, Rover. While dogs have long been considered the most popular pet in the United States, cats are a pet of choice for many in the millennial generation, according to research conducted earlier this year by Nestlé Purina.

Close to half of 1,000 survey respondents in the millennial age range (18 to 34) say they own cats, and many believe their cat is similar to themselves. Many millennials consider themselves independent, yet social. Fifty-seven percent of millennial cat owners say their cat is as important in their lives as their friends, two in five consider their cat to be their new “best friend” and nearly 50 percent say they tell their cat secrets no one else knows.

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More seniors finding peace of mind, lifelong care at continuing care communities


(BPT) - Are you worried you might one day outlive your retirement savings? Running out of money is a common concern, and the sad reality is it does happen to some people. The Administration on Aging predicts the number of Americans age 65 and older will reach 98 million in less than 50 years, so it’s possible many will struggle to take care of themselves physically, medically and financially.

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4 nursery design trends you’ll love now – and later!


(BPT) - When you’re decorating a nursery, it makes sense to design a room that pleases you as much as it will thrill your little one – after all, you’ll be spending as much time in the room as your baby, if not more! You crave a room that you can love for its beauty and functionality, but you also want it to be trendy and fun. Here are four nursery design trends that can help you create a room that fits your design tastes and will thrill your little one:

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7 steps to allergy relief with spring cleaning


7 steps to allergy relief with spring cleaning

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Longing for allergy relief? To stop the endless cycle of sniffles, sneezes and wheezes, it’s time to ready your vacuum and rubber gloves. Spring cleaning helps eliminate allergens so you can relax, breathe easy and enjoy the season.

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10 Office Organization Tips to Boost Productivity


Empty boxes, piles of paper, pens strewn about – everyone is guilty of office disorganization. What most people don’t realize is a messy, disheveled office space can actually dramatically reduce worker efficiency and productivity.

A staggering 98 percent of office workers say they’d be more productive at their jobs if their offices were more organized, according to a 2015 Post-it Brand Office Organization study surveying 1,000 full-time office workers. That means it’s time to get organized and these 10 simple ideas will help you tidy up your work area and stay on-task for good.

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