10 Home Improvements Sure to Get Your Money Back

SOURCE If you’re planning to sell your house any time soon, home improvements that build property value should be on your to-do list. It’s a buyer’s market, and between tighter purse strings and plenty of properties to choose from, shoppers want homes that are move-in ready and free of the need for home improvement projects […]

Lemons for Chrome Restoration and other household uses?

SOURCE Lemons are good for more than garnishing cocktails or other summer dishes. Thanks to their high acid content and great citrus scent, they can be used in lieu of chemical cleaning products without losing out on efficacy. Here are my favorite uses for lemon. Chrome Restoration Whether it’s a bathroom fixture or a decorative […]

Skinny Summer Cocktails

SOURCE Yes, we know the real start of summer is a month away. But c’mon, it’s the weekend, and from where I sit, here at Hank’s Oyster Bar in D.C., Washingtonians are already in flip-flop and halter mode. We’ve come in search of mixologist Gina Chersevani’s tips on skinny cocktails, and we’re not disappointed when […]

Weighing Costs and Benefits

SOURCE (Reuters) – A year after purchasing their Richmond, Virginia, fixer-upper for $290,000 in 2010, Sherry and John Petersik rolled up their sleeves and tackled the outdated kitchen. They dragged the refrigerator and microwave out of the way, set up a dish-washing station at the bathroom sink and plunged into mobile porn do-it-yourself mode, installing a new […]

Great White Wine Carafes for Fathers Day

SOURCE As the heat bears down once again, there are scores of gadgets for chilling wines. But instead of frozen gels and wraps and whatnot, these glass carafes rely on the simplest method: ice. You pour in the wine, then fill an insert with ice cubes, cooling the wine from the inside out. A bottle […]

Keeping Your AC Running Properly – Some Maintenance Tips

SOURCE A central air conditioning system can provide years of satisfactory cooling with relatively little maintenance. However, a seasonal start-up check and periodic maintenance is recommended. Homeowner Checklist The amount of do-it-yourself air conditioning maintenance a homeowner can do is limited. However, there are a few steps that can help the system operate trouble-free and […]

Oh No – that Cesspool Has to Go!

New Septic Regulations for New Jersey A new wastewater regulation was adopted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and took effect on April 2, 2012. The new regulation concerns septic systems and inspection requirements for all real property transfers. For further information, please consult the NJDEP website at www.state.nj.us/dep/dwq/owmp_main.htm The important points […]

Lot Size and Land Value – What You Have to Know

A number of factors influence the price of a home. These factors can include the property’s condition and location, as well as current market conditions and interest rates. But the land on which the property sits can also influence its value. Although some people believe that a buyer lesbian porn will pay more for a larger piece […]

“A Few Recommendations for Mother’s Day wines” I hope someone brings me one! www.AdrienneFrancis.com

SOURCE Not all moms enjoy a glass of wine, but those who do will appreciate our selection of top 10 Mother’s Day wines. We’ve chosen sparklers, reds, whites and ros├ęs, as well as a few bottles on the sweeter side, including one made with chocolate and one with peach. Bring a bottle as a gift […]

Moving Made Simple: Tips to Help You Relocate

SOURCE It’s the least favorite thing for many sellers, packing up their homes and relocating to a new home or even a new state. Most people associate moving with stress but it doesn’t have to take the thrill of moving into a new home away. Preparation and careful planning can not only ward off the […]