As summer comes to an end and back-to-school season begins, it can be hard to get back into the rhythm of a regular schedule for both kids and adults. The trick, of course, is to plan ahead. Start preparing everyone a few weeks early, and make sure you have a solid child care plan in place. If you’re hiring a babysitter, nanny or tutor this year, bring them on a little early to help get your child on track before the first day of school.
To help you with the back-to-school transition, here are 101 tips you can use to ease kids back into school life while also managing your own stress. Read through the list and identify the strategies you think could help you and your family stay organized and on top of things. Then, test out different approaches as a family so you can figure out which ones work for you and which ones don’t.
As first time property investors, it was important to us that our broker had personal experience owning rental properties. Lisa, owning several properties herself, offered insight that was crucial to our ability to understand the market, know what to look for and what to avoid, and help us make an educated, informed decision when it came time to buy. We highly recommend Lisa and Wenzel Select Properties.
Shopping for a Home: When a
”Deal” Isn’t a Deal
In many real estate markets across the United States, home affordability is a major obstacle to homeownership. There’s a short supply of entry-level starter homes, and oftentimes, homebuyers are in a crunch looking for a “deal” a home priced below market value or one that doesn’t involve a bidding war to buy. However, not every home that appears to be a deal is one. Here’s how to know when a deal… Read More
Interior Painting Tips and Tricks
Learning a few tricks of the trade that painters use will assist you in your endeavor toward beautiful walls. Before choosing your paint, figure out how much you need, one gallon of paint covers approximately 350 square feet.
Common Paint Finishes and Primer
Flat paint. This opaque and sophisticated finish doesn’t reflect light. However, it’s non-washable, so use it on low-touch surfaces like ceilings or bedrooms.
Eggshell and satin paints.These have a low-luster finish but aren’t durable enough for areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Use them in... Read More
Top Five Tips for Staying Productive While Working from Home
When you work from home, it can be difficult to sustain the same level of focus that you have in the office. Your home is where you relax, play games, and watch movies. All those distractions are within arms reach, and it can be difficult to avoid temptation. Follow these tips to remain productive while working from home.
1. Dress for Success
It may feel silly to get dressed when you…Read More
Seven Things to Consider Before
Hiring a Contractor
Are you thinking about remodeling your home or starting a backyard patio project? If you’re not a detailed or ambitious person, you may need to hire a contractor to perform some or all the work. Do your homework and be crystal clear with your remodeling or landscaping contractor to reduce miscommunication and expensive errors. Here are some time-tested tips from FindLaw.com, the world’s leading online legal resource… Read More
Try These Kitchen Sanitizing Tips
A dirty kitchen may be an eyesore, but it can also be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Here are three tips to maintain a clean kitchen:
Make Your Own Sanitizing Cleaning Spray
To kill bacteria like E. coli and salmonella, you need a cleaning agent that effectively disinfects surfaces. Bleach is an excellent choice for this task because it contains hypochlorite, which destroys bacteria. Many commercially produced household cleaners contain bleach, but you can save money by making your own. Combine 1 part bleach to 10 parts water in a large spray bottle; many spray bottles even come with marks… Read More
Home Sales Drop, Mortgage Rates
Fall to New Lows
Mortgage rates are hitting historic lows. According to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for the week ending July 2 averaged 3.07%; this is the lowest rate ever recorded in the survey’s 49-year history. At the same time last year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.75%. According to Sam Khater, chief economist for Freddie Mac, “On the economic front, incoming data…Read More
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