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How to Develop a Family Mission Statement
Posted on 10/13/2019
How to Develop a Family Mission Statement
Most often, families just happen. You wake up one day and there you are, a family with parents and children and responsibilities and daycare and school and jobs and house payments. Every day can seem the same with random bursts of activity or the occasional family road trip to grandma’s house. The idea of your family having a...
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What to Look for in Schools
Posted on 10/06/2019
What to Look for in Schools
You know your child(ren) more than anyone when it comes to how they learn and the environment that works best for them. So, when it comes to your choosing a new school in a specific district, knowing what will and will not work for your student is essential. Your student’s needs Some questions to ask are:; What kind...
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Real Estate Terminology
Posted on 09/29/2019
Real Estate Terminology
In real estate terminology, you may hear about various ratios and where you need to fall within the ratio to qualify for the home you want. A ratio simply expresses a relationship between two values: they compare two things, so a student/teacher ratio might be shown as 18:1, or one teacher for every 18 students. Different ratios apply...
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402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 now has a new price of $215,000!
Posted on 09/24/2019
402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 now has a new price of $215,000!
Ready to move-in. Small town living-3 bedroom, 2 baths, and partially finished lower level. Lower level features large family room, bonus room with closet, and a full bath. Main floor laundry. Nice yard with storage shed. Yard is wired for Husqvarna Automower, Close to interstate and Scott Air Force...
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Best Plants for Xeriscaping
Posted on 09/22/2019
Best Plants for Xeriscaping
Xeriscaping, or dry-scaping, is a method of gardening intended to minimize the need for irrigation and ongoing watering. You can develop a xeriscape in any climate, using the right plants, but it most commonly appears in drought-prevalent areas with more mild winters and hot summers. If you live in a desert or southern climate, this might be the...
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Are you Prepared for a Bidding War?
Posted on 09/15/2019
Are you Prepared for a Bidding War?
You and your agent search for weeks to find the perfect home and suddenly, there it is on the market. It’s in the highly sought-after neighborhood of your dreams and, amazingly, the asking price is in your sweet spot. You and your agent follow tried and true negotiation tactics only to learn that the seller has multiple offers...
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What to Consider when Choosing Windows
Posted on 09/08/2019
What to Consider when Choosing Windows
Windows have both aesthetic and functional uses in the home. They help the keep the fresh air in the house and the elements out. Windows are also an essential source of security in a home, and poorly secured windows can be dangerous for you. Many people do not plan enough for windows when building or renovating a house....
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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Laminate Countertops
Posted on 09/01/2019
5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Laminate Countertops
You should not overlook laminate when searching for a suitable material for your home’s countertop. Laminate is a well-known material that finds common usage for bathroom and kitchen countertops. There are numerous reasons why you should invest in laminate countertops for your home. The reasons range from prices to the availability of a wide range of options. Here...
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39 Sherwood Forest, Belleville, IL 62223 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/29/2019
39 Sherwood Forest, Belleville, IL 62223 is now new to the market!
Lots of room for a growing family in this 4 bedroom-2 bath home. Appliances in kitchen are included except for freezer. washer dryer hookups are in main floor bath. Most windows are...
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How To Choose the Right Swimming Pool Liner
Posted on 08/25/2019
How To Choose the Right Swimming Pool Liner
You need a brand-new pool liner. Perhaps you're bored with the one you have already. Or maybe you're purchasing a new swimming pool and seeking to find out everything you can about how to pick the ideal pool liner. It is sometimes a tricky choice, and it is among the main decisions you will make for your pool....
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402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/24/2019
402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 is now new to the market!
Ready to move-in. Small town living-3 bedroom, 2 baths, and partially finished lower level. Lower level features large family room, bonus room with closet, and a full bath. Main floor laundry. Nice yard with storage shed. Yard is wired for Husqvarna Automower, Close to interstate and Scott Air Force...
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Do a Cleanse
Posted on 08/18/2019
Do a Cleanse
You've thought that now might be one of those times to try a cleanse. Then you think a little bit longer and go, "Nah, maybe next time." But there is a cleanse that doesn't require juicing, drinking exotic drinks, or gut-wrenching reactions: a closet cleanse. No, that doesn't mean you hide in your closet while you avoid drinking...
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