Strategies For Senior Downsizing: Key Points To Consider As The Process Proceeds

Strategies For Senior Downsizing: Key Points To Consider As The Process Proceeds

There are a lot of factors to consider when a senior decides to downsize and move into a smaller place. There may be financial and estate implications to consider along with the process of moving and the emotional ties that may be involved. Family members can do a lot to lend their support during this process and make things go a bit more smoothly for their older loved one.

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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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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

By: G. M. Filisko

Published: February 10, 2010

Working to get your home ship-shape for showings will increase its value and shorten your sales time.

Many buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up with a lower sales price. Before the first prospect walks through your door, consider some smart options for casting your home in its best light.

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8 Super Easy Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Bathroom Look AMAZING

8 Super Easy Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Bathroom Look AMAZING

1. Getting your bathroom fixtures shiny and looking like new can be a time-consuming project, but this hack makes it easy.

Put a few drops of baby oil onto a damp cloth and then wipe down your steel or chrome sink fixtures. The oil will add shine and also help prevent scum and lime build up. Don’t use too much or your fixtures will be greasy.

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