Home Matters by Jacki

January 8, 2019

Before you put your home up for sale, you'll want to ensure it's clean for all of the buyers that will come through. A dirty house isn't appealing at any price point. Cleaning your home doesn't have to be overwhelming, below I have listed the top things to remember to clean for each ...

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That orange box of baking soda tucked away in your fridge or kitchen cabinet can also be an inexpensive, and earth-friendly, solution for your laundry needs. It’s safe to use in both standard and high-efficiency washers and is one of the best products available to reduce your dependence on ...

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While you’re fussing over your bills, did you realize you’re making your landlord rich? Rentals are the most lucrative business to get into. It turns ordinary people into multi-millionaires. The next time you’re afraid of committing to a mortgage, keep in mind that you’ve already committed to ...

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CLARK, NJ - Every year, more than 2900 home fires are started by clothes dryers. The leading cause of these fires are from a build of up lint from lack of maintenance. The removable lint filter unfortunately doesn't catch all of the cloth and fabric particles, so maintenance requires a little more ...

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Is your bathroom small? It’s the worst, isn’t it? Well, unfortunately, small bathrooms are very common, and are usually the smallest rooms in the house. I can almost bet that it almost always feels cramped and tight in there. Although the square footage doesn’t change, a change of organization and ...

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  Eliminating bad odors from your home is incredibly important, you want to make sure you've removed them before putting it on the market. Often times, the first thing buyers notice upon entering your home, is how it smells. If there is an odd odor, it will instantly put them off. No matter how ...

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First impressions are everything ... at least when it comes to houses. Here are some simple ideas I recommend to keep your home fresh and looking it's best before selling!!!  1. Paint your front door, shutters or trim. 2. Make sure your house numbers are visible. Perhaps replace them with ...

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Is it time to take hold of a plan for the new year?   You can start by organizing and setting goals for 2018. Financial Goals: Take a look at your financial goals for the new year. Organize your budget and make a plan to eliminate debt and to save for short and long term goals. Maybe 2018 will ...

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Ready to buy a house in 2018? December is the perfect time to “warm up” for the house hunt so you can hit the ground running in the new year! 1. Check your credit score. A credit score is a numerical representation of your credit report. FICO scores range from 300 to 850, and the higher your ...

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