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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:38:00 +0100

Sell And Buy A Home In Highland Park By Hiring Experts (chirag patel)
If you think that selling and buying properties is an easy task, you are completely wrong as you never know when you can get a huge loss by the same.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:03:02 +0000

Top Flower Gifting Ideas Suitable for Different Occasions (Shemuel Adam)
When it comes to gift options, flowers are the most delicate, suitable and preferred option. With no need of wrapping and same day delivery, flowers make for an artful arrangement to delight and dazzle your recipients, whatever be the occasion.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:03:02 +0000

Curtains for Canopy Bed (ahad ali)
Canopy beds have a long history. Previously they were a sign of royalty and normal people could not have this bed in their homes. Now, these beds are popular and we can see a large variety.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:03:08 +0000

White Canopy Bed Size for Kids, A Great Choice (ahad ali)
Canopy bed is not a new thing, and you would have probably heard of it a lot. Canopy Bed Size for Kids could be used for different rooms. It is not necessary that it is kept or a master bedroom only.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:03:08 +0000

Fixing my metal watering can with a bit of TLC (Wonderland Garden)
One of the most important things you require in your garden is watering cans to fulfill the water need of plants.Metal watering cans are the right choice to water your plants because it provides the water well around the base. For more details visit at :- http://www.wonderlandgarden.in/home-utility/others/fount
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:03:07 +0000

Survival! One Scenario that Could Create an Emergency Survival Event. Are You Prepared? (Robert Laurel)
In a previous article we listed many events, in this article we will focus on just one of those events which could be the underlining cause of an Emergency Survival Event and how to be prepared for it.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:03:08 +0000

Why do you need to call the experts for water damage restoration in Akron, Ohio (Jake T)
Professional water damage team works with passion and dedication. They take no time to fix the damage and also ensure proper cleaning and drying of the water damaged property.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:03:02 +0000

Grand Throw Of Party With House Warming Ceremony Invitations (Taylor Mark)
One of the finest dreams of every people in the whole world is to own a house where one can enjoy the pleasure of family comfort. House or home is the comforting place where one can get ultimate satisfaction and pleasure. Owning a house and consecutive throw of its warming ceremony is a great event which grants actual permission to enter into the building made with lots of...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:03:07 +0000

Designing an office is simple for many people, while some discover the process daunting. Whether you need to generate a new house room or redesign a current office, there are many ways to decide on the right furniture, provide enough space for storage and make up a bureau at home design that meets your requirements and work style.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:03:02 +0000

Would You Pass The Mortgage Loan Provider Analysis? Whenever they review a genuine estate application for the loan, the principal concern for mortgage applicant, the customer, and also they would be to approve credit demands that demonstrate the high possibility of being paid back entirely as well as on time, and also to disapprove applications that will probably lead to...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:03:02 +0000

Homes Articles from NewsUSA

NewsUSA Home
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:38:07 +0100

Millennials Go House Hunting, and Here's What They Crave
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF-Guess who's been driving home sales for the past few years? Millennials -- the older ones at least. That's right, contrary to popular perception, not all of the 18- to 35-year-old generation is so wracked with college debt that they're living in their parents' basements while working for peanuts as baristas. In fact, the National Association of Realtors just officially crowned them the largest segment of the homebuyer market at 35 percent -- up from 32 percent in 2014 -- in its most recent 2016 "Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Study." And that trend only looks to accelerate. "The coming years of housing demand will be Millennial-driven and will support the single-family sector," Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has said. Given that new reality, here are four things experts say Millennials crave most in a house, which Boomers and even Gen-Xers need to know before trying to sell to them. (Warning: Be prepared to have some of your most cherished beliefs upended.) * Open floor plans. Okay, so you're probably not going to tear down your interior walls to create more of a loft feeling -- or are you? -- but at least know that Millennials entertain differently than their elders and that something like a formal dining room just doesn't impress them. "In essence, the kitchen is the new living room," one realtor told Bankrate.com. "They want people to flow through the home during gatherings, rather than be sectioned off in rooms." What does impress them? A home office, given that 9-to-5 jobs are so passé. Immediately point out that your FDR can easily be converted into one. * Technological efficiency and healthy living. Those built-in bookcases you're so proud of? Hah! Don't you know Millennials read everything off a screen? And that they're just as likely to go around counting outlets to plug all their tech toys into as they are to ask if you've installed programmable LED lighting and motion sensors? "Low-VOC paints and appliances like steam ovens also rank high," Realtor magazine declared. * The right "look." They've seen all these great houses on Pinterest and HGTV, which means Millennials might not even stick around long enough to gush over your steam oven if the first thing they spot from the street is a shabby roof. Yes, this is one of the few things they definitely have in common with older generations. "Unsightly roofs are huge turn-offs and make buyers predisposed to find even more things they don't like," warned Patsy O'Neill, a sales associate with Sotheby's in Montclair, New Jersey. Since Millennials love what the Washington Post calls "modern, sleek lines" -- as well as "rustic looks" -- if your roof does need replacing you might want to consider the very affordable Sienna line of diamond-shaped shingles from GAF (gaf.com), North America's largest roofing manufacturer, whose products are often showcased on HGTV. "They pick up on key Millennial style trends of natural, clean materials, clean lines, and the integration of artistic elements," says Leslie Franklin, executive director of residential marketing at GAF. * Low maintenance. Your definition of what qualifies as "high" and "low" may differ from theirs. Your shag carpeting, for instance? High. Hardwood floors, which they favor? Low. Hmmm, maybe that also explains why they often like smaller houses, although that could also have to do with Millennial buyers' medium income of $77,400.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:35:35 EST

Water Treatment System Maintenance for the Well Owner
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Water treatment can help household well owners address health risks and undesirable taste, odor, and smells -- but treatment systems work only if properly maintained, says the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), which operates the website, WellOwner.org. Periodic water testing can help ensure that treatment systems are working properly. A water treatment service provider or the manufacturer can recommend water testing intervals. Consult with a water treatment professional about your capability of maintaining your water treatment system. If you are unsure, have a water treatment professional do it. Here are maintenance basics for primary water treatment technologies. Continuous disinfection: Ultraviolet light systems treat water coming into the house. Good maintenance requires that the quartz sleeve in which the lamp is housed be clean. Also, annual lamp replacement is wise. Ion exchange: Referred to as water softeners, ion exchange needs salt, which needs replenishment periodically. Water softeners can run years with minimal maintenance. Maintenance requirements can vary. For example, if ion exchange is used to remove nitrate -- a health risk to infants at certain concentrations -- the system requires a different resin and substance to regenerate the resin than traditional water softening. Reverse osmosis (RO): When coupled with granular activated carbon (GAC) filters before and after the RO membrane, RO is effective in treating many water quality issues. GAC filters usually need replacement once or twice a year. But the RO membrane can last for years. Whole house sediment filter: These remove particulate and enhance effectiveness and reduce maintenance of treatment systems down the line. Follow the manufacturer's filter-change directions. Adaptable automatic backwashing filter: These backwash the filter media, requiring little maintenance to remove sediment, tastes and odors, iron and manganese, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and arsenic. The media bed must be replaced periodically. For VOCs and arsenic, consult with a qualified water treatment service provider or the manufacturer about periodic water monitoring and proper media bed disposal. Acid neutralizing systems to reduce lead: These reduce corrosiveness in water that can cause lead leaching from plumbing pipes, fittings, fixtures, and solder. Adaptable automatic backwashing filters and sodium carbonate feed pump systems can reduce corrosiveness. The filter requires calcite addition annually and total calcite replacement every two to three years. The injection system requires adding sodium carbonate two to three times annually. Click the "water treatment" tab on www.WellOwner.org for more.

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:58:45 EST

Reverse Mortgage Can Help With Retirement Planning
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - This article is a paid advertisement. The content was provided by One Reverse Mortgage. When people want access to money from the equity in their home, they often turn to a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). But homeowners who are 62 and older may have another option -- the reverse mortgage line of credit. Similar to the HELOC, a reverse mortgage line of credit's value is based on the equity in your home, and you can access the money whenever you need it. Unlike a HELOC, the available funds in a reverse mortgage line of credit can be a big benefit for many people, because whether they ever use it or not, the reverse mortgage line of credit grows in value. This can be a great safety net that can cover future expenses for financially savvy clients. Another way people use the reverse mortgage line of credit is by receiving monthly distributions to live on while they defer the use of their retirement assets. This, in turn, may allow those assets more time to grow. The reverse mortgage line of credit is widely used due to its many features. Some financial advisors are recommending that the reverse mortgage line of credit be used as a financial tool in retirement planning. But the line of credit is just one way to receive your proceeds from your reverse mortgage. You have other options, too. One of the best features of all reverse mortgage products is that you are not required to pay monthly mortgage payments; however, you are still responsible for paying homeowners insurance, property taxes, and home maintenance costs. To receive more information, request a free guide from One Reverse Mortgage by visiting www.onereversemortgage.com/nu/ or call (888)779-8011 to speak to a licensed specialist. The licensed specialists at One Reverse Mortgage are trained to answer any questions you may have and get you started with a reverse mortgage product. Equal Housing Lender. Listed in all 50 states. One Reverse Mortgage NMLS #2052 These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency.

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 06:40:46 EST

Go Green and Save Green with a High-Efficiency Water Heater
(NewsUSA) - As energy costs rise, the "green" movement and conservation efforts have become popular topics. Energy-saving recommendations appear daily in the media, and consumers are being offered subsidies or state and federal tax credits to encourage the purchase of more efficient appliances. However, many homeowners fail to consider their water heater when it comes to going "green."Although today's water heaters are expected to operate for an average of 13 years, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends shopping for a new water heater if your current unit is more than seven years old. This allows an adequate amount of time for homeowners to research and select a water heater that best meets their needs instead of waiting until their heater breaks down and selecting the cheapest quick fix for cold showers.Consumers are increasingly turning to high-efficiency water heaters when replacing older units or during remodeling and building projects. While these models may cost more initially, savings in water and energy usage continue throughout the lifetime of the appliance, offsetting the price difference. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that these units use 10 to 50 percent less energy, benefits to both your budget and the environment.A recent study by the Gas Technology Institute simulated the residential performance of high-efficiency water heaters and conventional units. The Vertex from A. O. Smith, a hybrid, gas-condensing, residential unit incorporating tank-type and tankless technology, provided the best overall performance at average and high-volume hot water usage, which is the consumption of 64-gallons or more per day of hot water.Endorsed by long-time environmental champion Ed Begley Jr. of the HGTV series "Living With Ed," the Vertex provides sufficient quantities of hot water for shower after shower and operates at 90 percent thermal efficiency. Additionally, it is designed to meet the demands that modern lifestyles require."Using more efficient combustion to produce hot water at lower operating costs and 90 percent thermal efficiency, the Vertex is a good choice for customers who want to save energy without skimping on hot water," said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith Water Heater brand manager.For more information on the A. O. Smith Vertex model, visit hotwater.com/resources/energy-star-qualified-products/.

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:29:45 EST

Post-Hurricane Matthew: How to Prepare Your Home for Storms
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Risk mitigation. It's a phrase that comes up after every major storm -- Hurricane Matthew being only the latest -- as homeowners are warned that all too many houses are simply no match for high winds, and that prudence dictates they act to help protect themselves and their property from future storms. Think those warnings are needlessly alarmist? Probably so did all those New Yorkers who believed that a Hurricane Sandy could never clobber their city. So what should homeowners do, proactively, to increase their odds of beating Mother Nature? Read on. * Clean your gutters. Even in perfect weather, Angie's List says you're looking at a potential "nightmare" if they're so clogged with mounds of leaves, sticks, and other debris that it causes your roof to leak. Factor in a hurricane-strength rainstorm, though, and the very roofing system component meant to control the flow of all that water -- thereby protecting your roof, walls, foundation, and landscape from flooding -- can suddenly be rendered about as useful as a virus-infected laptop. "If you let gutter cleaning go by the wayside, it can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars," the website cautions. * Reinforce windows. Need we say anything more than flying shards of glass? Didn't think so, which is why the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- in describing windows as "particularly vulnerable" -- recommends springing for either impact-resistant glazing or permanent storm shutters. (A grief-saving tip from FEMA: "Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.") * Make sure your roof is in good condition. Even though a manufacturer's warranty typically doesn't cover roof damage caused by disasters like hurricanes -- check your home insurance policy for that -- experts date what they call an "upsurge" of interest in stronger roofs back to 2011's Hurricane Irene. News footage of all those battered homes in states such as Delaware, North Carolina and Virginia was that gut-wrenching. "If you are going to replace your roof, consider shingles that have passed the UL2218, Class 4 impact test, the toughest in the industry," says Jason Joplin, program manager of the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence. Joplin especially likes the Timberline ArmorShield II line of shingles from GAF (gaf.com), North America's largest roofing manufacturer, which -- in addition to looking good -- are made with what he describes as "a rubber-like material for enhanced flexibility and durability during extreme weather conditions." Added bonus: Depending on where you live, the shingles may also qualify for significant discounts on that homeowners insurance of yours. * Trim weak tree branches. Not to belabor the dangerous projectile angle, but ask yourself this: Unless you're 5 years old, would you want even Santa Claus crashing into your house at hurricane-strength speeds? And while you're mulling that one over, remember that Matthew might not be it for this year. Both the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons run through November 30.

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 07:53:20 EST


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