Personal Finance Hacks for Homebuyers

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  Personal Finance Hacks for Homebuyers If you’re in the market to buy a house but don’t like doing things like everyone else, try hacking your way to your goals. Conventional methods exist for a reason — they have been proven to work time and time again. They’re not the only way to operate, though, so we’re turning conventional wisdom … Read More

10 Homeowner Improvement Tips

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Sharing from the AmeriSpecSWFL Team: Congratulations homeowner! You’ve found a home, signed the papers and are either getting ready to move in or have already started to enjoy your new home. But what about home improvements? Here are some easy tips to help you stay on top of those new tasks. Top 10 Home Improvement Tips every homeowners need to … Read More

Hurricane Matthew is Coming – Be Prepared!

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  Hurricane Matthew is heading towards the US. Are you prepared? Prevention and preparation are the best way to deal with any emergency situation and those of us that live in the “line of fire” of a hurricane know that well. Hurricane season began June 1, and although it is October, it is expected to be a very active season. … Read More

Ace Your Life – Basic Life Skills for Everyday Living

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Ace Your Life Basic life skills for everyday living… Did you ever wonder when you were getting ready to leave home for the first time, if your parents had taught you everything you needed to know to survive on your own?  Or, are you now single after a long-term relationship and don’t know where to start? Do you know how … Read More

Home Safety

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Home Safety Keeping Your Home Safe in the Summer Welcome to the warm summer months! Although it is Hurricane season, summer is the beginning of fun and activities. Make this summer a safe one by looking around your home. Each day in America 55 people die and another 58,000 are injured in accidents that occur in the home. They CAN … Read More

Winter Safety Tips

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Welcome to a new year! Now that the holidays are over we look forward to the promise of 2016. More and more people are using outdoor fireplaces and chiminea (clay fire pit) than ever before. It is important to always remember that anytime you work with fire there is a chance of losing control of it or getting burned. If … Read More

Hurricane Preparedness

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First and foremost, get a plan and have an emergency supply kit ready! Make a Plan: Your family may not be together when disaster strikes. It is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Appoint one contact out-of-town that everyone can call … Read More

Summer Vacation Time is Here!

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Family Vacations after Divorce The New Family Vacation I remember our family vacations together when I was a child. Every summer my parents would take us to the mountains or the beach. Although the car rides were long and we always got in trouble for asking “are we there yet?” – our family getaways were the best memories of our … Read More

Holidays and Safety: A Must Read

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It’s a busy holiday season. With visiting guests, cooking big meals, and the cold weather, there is a potential hazard (or hazards) lurking in your home. Beware! Avoid these hidden dangers: 1) Aluminum wiring: Homes built with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely than those with copper wiring to go up in smoke, and the odds of a fire … Read More

Great Idea to Share!

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We moved recently to a new home and while searching the internet for decor ideas I found this and wanted to share. When decorating a wall, trace all pictures and/or decor onto tissue paper. Tape the tissue paper to the wall in the exact positions you want your pictures/decor. This way you can rearrange if needed and avoid multiple nail … Read More