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8 Gift Ideas for Welcoming a New Family to the Neighborhood

8 Gift Ideas for Welcoming a New Family to the Neighborhood

By Tara Mastroeni / July 8, 2020
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Welcoming a new family to the neighborhood is always a nice thing to do and, when you’re ready to say hello, it’s a good idea to arrive with a small gift. Here are eight gift ideas that you can use…

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10 Summer Activities for Kids That You Haven't Thought of Yet

10 Summer Activities for Kids That You Haven’t Thought of Yet

By Aly Yale / July 6, 2020
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It’s that time of year: the time when school’s out, the kids are “bored,” and you’re just plain out of ideas for constructive activities. Fortunately, we have you covered. Are you stuck on what to entertain the kiddos with this…

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" Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

By Tara Mastroeni / July 2, 2020
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Welcome to the newest installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! Last time, I talked about my experience buying my first home in the middle of a global pandemic, realizing that my unit needed more than a little TLC, and the…

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What Are My Options for Cleaning My Carpet?

What Are My Options for Cleaning My Carpet?

By Aly Yale / June 22, 2020
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Cleaning your carpets regularly is important — and I don’t just mean a little vacuuming from time to time.  Though that will certainly pick up your basic dirt and debris, it’s not enough if you want to keep indoor allergens,…

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Planning Some Home Improvements? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

Planning Some Home Improvements? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

By Aly Yale / June 18, 2020
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It’s a good time to improve the house. We’re staying home more than usual, we’re probably a little bored, and improving our homes can sometimes mean more in sales profits later on down the line. But upgrading your home isn’t…

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8 Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Look Expensive

8 Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Look Expensive

By Aly Yale / June 8, 2020
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Kitchen renovations are usually some of the best ones you can make as a homeowner. According to Remodeling Magazine, a minor kitchen remodel may result in a 77.6% ROI and more than $18,000 in added resale value when it comes…

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9 Weekend Projects to Do This June

9 Weekend Projects to Do This June

By Aly Yale / June 3, 2020
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Weekends aren’t just for relaxing. If you’re a homeowner, they’re also a great time for working around the house. In fact, if you want to protect your investment, ensure your home’s strength for the long haul and, most importantly, rake…

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Save or Splurge? How to Spend Your Money on Home Decor and Furniture

Save or Splurge? How to Spend Your Money on Home Decor and Furniture

By Aly Yale / June 1, 2020
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Everyone has a budget when it comes to home decorating. Whether you’re outfitting an entirely empty house or you’re just giving your old one a little makeover, we all have our financial limits. But that doesn’t have to mean dollar…

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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: When You Can’t Move In, Renovate First

By Tara Mastroeni / May 27, 2020
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Welcome to the start of a new series for Embrace Home Loans. I’m Tara, one of the blog writers for the site. While I usually bring you mortgage and real estate content, this time I’m doing something a little different.…

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6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Your 2020 Graduate

6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Your 2020 Graduate

By Tara Mastroeni / May 13, 2020
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It’s officially graduation season, but for many 2020 graduates, their celebrations aren’t turning out the way that they’d hoped. However, even if you’re unable to have an official ceremony or a big party, you can still make this time special…

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