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Some Benefits of Homeownershipl

Some Benefits of Homeownershipl

Photo by Ernie Journeys on Unsplash Homeownership is a cornerstone of the American Dream, symbolizing stability, financial prosperity, and community engagement. Since the 1900s, the allure of owning a home has contributed to a consistent increase in homeowners across...

Classic Fried Chicke

Classic Fried Chicke

Photo by Ke Vin on Unsplash Let’s talk fried chicken, the classic kind that’s got folks raving with a solid 4.1-star rating. This recipe isn’t your quick 15-minute meal; we’re talking a labor of love here, with a total time of 5 hours and 40 minutes. But trust me,...

How Do Climate Risks Affect Your Next Home?

How Do Climate Risks Affect Your Next Home?

Climate change is impacting where people buy homes. As the experts at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) explain: “Sixty-three percent of people who have moved since the pandemic began say they believe climate change is—or will be—an issue in the place they...

How VA Loans Can Help You Buy a Home

How VA Loans Can Help You Buy a Home

For over 80 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone you know has served in the military, it’s important to learn about this program and its benefits. Here are some key things to know about VA...

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

Are big investors really buying up all the homes today? If you’re trying to find a house to buy, this may be something you’re wondering about. Maybe you’ve read about it or seen reels on social media saying investors buying all the homes is making it even harder to...

Moroccan Chickpea, Carrot, and Spinach Soup

Moroccan Chickpea, Carrot, and Spinach Soup

Photo by Weronika Krztoń on Unsplash   To make Moroccan Chickpea, Carrot, and Spinach Soup, you will need two cans of chickpeas, extra-virgin olive oil, carrots, yellow onion, garlic, cumin, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, spinach, and lime juice. Begin by...

Scalloped Potatoes with Fennel

Scalloped Potatoes with Fennel

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash   The list of ingredients required for the recipe is as follows: – 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed – 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, each measuring 2 inches in length – 2 and 1/4 cups of heavy whipping cream – 2 and 1/2...

Spring 2024 Interior Design Trends

Spring 2024 Interior Design Trends

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash As we move into Spring 2024, the world of interior design is abloom with fresh trends anew life to the living spaces we call home. This year’s trends are a delightful fusion of nature-inspired textures, calming colors, and bold...

6 Ways to Lower Your Food Bill

6 Ways to Lower Your Food Bill

Photo by Maria Lin Kim on Unsplash   As prices at the grocery store remain stubbornly high, many shoppers are embracing frugal strategies to lower their food bills. From switching to generic brands to taking advantage of manager markdowns, these six signs...

The Perks of Buying over Renting

The Perks of Buying over Renting

Thinking about buying a home? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two solid reasons why, if you’re ready and able, it could still be a smart move to get your own place. 1. Home Values Typically Go Up Over Time There’s been some...

Healthy Curried Chicken Salad

Healthy Curried Chicken Salad

Hey there! I’ve got an awesome recipe for you: a Healthy Curried Chicken Salad with a delightful blend of flavors. You’ll love it!   To whip up this tasty dish, you’ll need a few things like a large bowl, a Chef’s Knife, and a Cutting Board. Here’s what goes into...

Summer Lawn Care Guidelines

Summer Lawn Care Guidelines

If you’re looking to keep your lawn in tip-top shape during the summer season, we’ve got you covered. Check out these easy tips for summer lawn care:   Watering Wisely: Watering is crucial in the summer heat. Give your lawn a good drink in the early morning to...

Understanding Leases

Understanding Leases

Alright, let’s dive into the world of leases and break it down straightforwardly! A lease is a rock-solid contract that lays out all the terms and conditions for renting something, like a property, from one party to another. You know, it’s like that agreement that...

Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring

Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring

Buying a home this spring? You’re probably navigating today’s affordability challenges and dealing with the limited number of homes for sale. But, what if there was a solution that could help with both? If you’re having a hard time finding a home you love,...

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

If you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot – and you’re not wrong. We’re still in a seller’s market because there are so few homes for sale right now. And historically, this is the time of year when more buyers...

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

Recent headlines may leave you wondering what’s next for mortgage rates. Maybe you’d previously heard there were going to be cuts this year that would bring rates down. That refers to the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and what they do to their Fed Funds Rate. While...

Authentic Wiener Schnitzel Recipe

Authentic Wiener Schnitzel Recipe

Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup breadcrumbs Oil or lard, for frying 4 slices lemon, garnish il or lard, for frying 4 slices lemon, garnish Directions Grab everything you need. Put the cutlets in between some plastic wrap, and...

5 Delightful Spring Decorating Ideas

5 Delightful Spring Decorating Ideas

These ideas will breathe new life into your space. Edible Vases and Pitchers: Get creative with your vases! Fill a pitcher or a vase with edible greens like Swiss Chard, Spinach, and Kale. Alternatively, try washed carrots with their tops—arranged alongside Kolari in...

Easy Shepherd’s Pie!

Easy Shepherd’s Pie!

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 65 minutes Servings: 4 servings Ingredients: One teaspoon salt (plus more to taste) Three large potatoes (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds), peeled and quartered Eight tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided One medium...

7 DIY Projects That Probably Need Permits

7 DIY Projects That Probably Need Permits

From experience, I can tell you that not getting a permit when you need one is costly.  Items that are not correctly permitted can lower your property value at the time of sale.  What buyer wants to buy something that may or may not have been done correctly. Take the...

Chicken Masala

Chicken Masala

Here’s what you need to make this delicious chicken marsala recipe:   – 1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 to 3) – 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper – 1 tsp. Italian seasoning – 2 tsp. kosher salt, divided – 1/2 c. all-purpose flour – 4 tbsp....

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

INGREDIENTS 8 Servings 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Ground White Pepper 2/3 cup milk 3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese INSTRUCTIONS 1 How to Make Garlic Mashed...

Libby’s Pumpkin Muffins

Libby’s Pumpkin Muffins

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 cups granulated sugar 1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 4 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable...

Homemade Soda Cracker Recipe

Homemade Soda Cracker Recipe

Photo by Romina BM on Unsplash Yield: 40-50 Crackers   Ingredients:   2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling dough 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 cup whole milk...

Blogs

Some Benefits of Homeownershipl

Some Benefits of Homeownershipl

Photo by Ernie Journeys on Unsplash Homeownership is a cornerstone of the American Dream, symbolizing stability, financial prosperity, and community engagement. Since the 1900s, the allure of owning a home has contributed to a consistent increase in homeowners across...

Classic Fried Chicke

Classic Fried Chicke

Photo by Ke Vin on Unsplash Let’s talk fried chicken, the classic kind that’s got folks raving with a solid 4.1-star rating. This recipe isn’t your quick 15-minute meal; we’re talking a labor of love here, with a total time of 5 hours and 40 minutes. But trust me,...

How Do Climate Risks Affect Your Next Home?

How Do Climate Risks Affect Your Next Home?

Climate change is impacting where people buy homes. As the experts at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) explain: “Sixty-three percent of people who have moved since the pandemic began say they believe climate change is—or will be—an issue in the place they...

How VA Loans Can Help You Buy a Home

How VA Loans Can Help You Buy a Home

For over 80 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone you know has served in the military, it’s important to learn about this program and its benefits. Here are some key things to know about VA...

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

Are big investors really buying up all the homes today? If you’re trying to find a house to buy, this may be something you’re wondering about. Maybe you’ve read about it or seen reels on social media saying investors buying all the homes is making it even harder to...

Moroccan Chickpea, Carrot, and Spinach Soup

Moroccan Chickpea, Carrot, and Spinach Soup

Photo by Weronika Krztoń on Unsplash   To make Moroccan Chickpea, Carrot, and Spinach Soup, you will need two cans of chickpeas, extra-virgin olive oil, carrots, yellow onion, garlic, cumin, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, spinach, and lime juice. Begin by...

Scalloped Potatoes with Fennel

Scalloped Potatoes with Fennel

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash   The list of ingredients required for the recipe is as follows: – 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed – 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, each measuring 2 inches in length – 2 and 1/4 cups of heavy whipping cream – 2 and 1/2...

Spring 2024 Interior Design Trends

Spring 2024 Interior Design Trends

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash As we move into Spring 2024, the world of interior design is abloom with fresh trends anew life to the living spaces we call home. This year’s trends are a delightful fusion of nature-inspired textures, calming colors, and bold...

6 Ways to Lower Your Food Bill

6 Ways to Lower Your Food Bill

Photo by Maria Lin Kim on Unsplash   As prices at the grocery store remain stubbornly high, many shoppers are embracing frugal strategies to lower their food bills. From switching to generic brands to taking advantage of manager markdowns, these six signs...

The Perks of Buying over Renting

The Perks of Buying over Renting

Thinking about buying a home? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two solid reasons why, if you’re ready and able, it could still be a smart move to get your own place. 1. Home Values Typically Go Up Over Time There’s been some...

Healthy Curried Chicken Salad

Healthy Curried Chicken Salad

Hey there! I’ve got an awesome recipe for you: a Healthy Curried Chicken Salad with a delightful blend of flavors. You’ll love it!   To whip up this tasty dish, you’ll need a few things like a large bowl, a Chef’s Knife, and a Cutting Board. Here’s what goes into...

Summer Lawn Care Guidelines

Summer Lawn Care Guidelines

If you’re looking to keep your lawn in tip-top shape during the summer season, we’ve got you covered. Check out these easy tips for summer lawn care:   Watering Wisely: Watering is crucial in the summer heat. Give your lawn a good drink in the early morning to...

Understanding Leases

Understanding Leases

Alright, let’s dive into the world of leases and break it down straightforwardly! A lease is a rock-solid contract that lays out all the terms and conditions for renting something, like a property, from one party to another. You know, it’s like that agreement that...

Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring

Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring

Buying a home this spring? You’re probably navigating today’s affordability challenges and dealing with the limited number of homes for sale. But, what if there was a solution that could help with both? If you’re having a hard time finding a home you love,...

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

If you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot – and you’re not wrong. We’re still in a seller’s market because there are so few homes for sale right now. And historically, this is the time of year when more buyers...

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

Recent headlines may leave you wondering what’s next for mortgage rates. Maybe you’d previously heard there were going to be cuts this year that would bring rates down. That refers to the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and what they do to their Fed Funds Rate. While...

Authentic Wiener Schnitzel Recipe

Authentic Wiener Schnitzel Recipe

Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup breadcrumbs Oil or lard, for frying 4 slices lemon, garnish il or lard, for frying 4 slices lemon, garnish Directions Grab everything you need. Put the cutlets in between some plastic wrap, and...

5 Delightful Spring Decorating Ideas

5 Delightful Spring Decorating Ideas

These ideas will breathe new life into your space. Edible Vases and Pitchers: Get creative with your vases! Fill a pitcher or a vase with edible greens like Swiss Chard, Spinach, and Kale. Alternatively, try washed carrots with their tops—arranged alongside Kolari in...

Easy Shepherd’s Pie!

Easy Shepherd’s Pie!

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 65 minutes Servings: 4 servings Ingredients: One teaspoon salt (plus more to taste) Three large potatoes (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds), peeled and quartered Eight tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided One medium...

7 DIY Projects That Probably Need Permits

7 DIY Projects That Probably Need Permits

From experience, I can tell you that not getting a permit when you need one is costly.  Items that are not correctly permitted can lower your property value at the time of sale.  What buyer wants to buy something that may or may not have been done correctly. Take the...

Chicken Masala

Chicken Masala

Here’s what you need to make this delicious chicken marsala recipe:   – 1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 to 3) – 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper – 1 tsp. Italian seasoning – 2 tsp. kosher salt, divided – 1/2 c. all-purpose flour – 4 tbsp....

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

INGREDIENTS 8 Servings 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Ground White Pepper 2/3 cup milk 3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese INSTRUCTIONS 1 How to Make Garlic Mashed...