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Month: July 2017

5 Must See Kayaking Locations in Northern California

5 Must See Kayaking Locations in Northern California

Feel like spending time on the water with a kayak or canoe during summer? Then you are going to enjoy this list of our top 5 locations in Northern California for kayaking. Consider these beautiful locations when you are planning your next kayaking trip.

1. Englebright Reservoir

Situated at an elevation of 527 feet and located about 20 miles east of Yuba City, Englebright Reservoir is an excellent location for both canoeing and kayaking. This Reservoir is home to one hundred boat-in campsites at seventeen campground areas along the nine-mile long lake.  The area above Upper Boston is closed to water skiing, making it a perfect place to camp and paddle. What really makes this location shine is its access all year, twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at night. I recommend a nice boat-in camping and paddling under the stars here at Englebright Lake for an experience you will never forget.

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How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC

How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC

Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash

Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips on how to keep your house cool without frosty air conditioning.

You don’t have to switch on the air conditioner to get a big chill this summer.

These tips will help you keep your house cool without AC, which will save energy (and avoid AC wars with your family.

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Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value

Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value

Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s aren’t just good for groceries

Organic food does your body good, but according to Zillow, it’ll do your home some good as well. As of 2016, 2.8 million homes are located near one of 375 Whole Foods locations or 451 Trader Joe’s locations, and those homes have appreciated at double the rate of homes in other areas.

From 1997 to 2014, the median U.S. home originally worth $103,000 had appreciated 71 percent to $177,000. Meanwhile, a median home near Whole Foods originally worth $157,000 appreciated a whopping 140 percent to $376,000; and a median home near Trader Joe’s appreciated 148 percent to $407,000 during the same time.

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