You may have seen listings that describe a neighborhood as a “bedroom community.” But what does that term really mean? And is a bedroom community the right choice for you? Let us break it down for you. What is a bedroom community? A bedroom community is typically a residential area outside of a big city. Most of the residents of a bedroom community are those who work in the city and commute. Often they are within an hour of a large city, and they offer a more residential appeal than what you would find in an urban setting. The name “bedroom community” comes from the idea that most residents only sleep there while doing their other activities elsewhere. What are the benefits of a bedroom community? Generally speaking, bedroom communities ... » Learn More about What is a Bedroom Community?
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Changing leaves and falling temperatures may not make you think of spring. But chores you do in your garden now can have a big impact during next year’s growing season. Fall is a great time to do some work in the garden that will give you a head start next spring. Follow these tips to maximize the time you spend in your garden this autumn. Feed your garden beds Even though your garden beds are getting ready for their winter’s rest, they will be grateful for extra nourishment. Spread an even layer of compost on all your garden beds before winter. Over the cold season, the compost will work down into the soil, and your beds will be well-fed and ready for planting come spring. Save seeds Who doesn’t love some free seeds? You can score plenty ... » Learn More about Fall Garden Tips for a Better Spring
You’ve squared away all the details of your move, but you’re left with one lingering question. How much do you tip the movers? Moving day can be stressful and exhausting, made more so when you get to the end of the day and aren’t sure if you should tip and how much. Let’s solve this dilemma upfront so you can be more relaxed on the big day. Consider their job Moving is a hard job. If it were easy, you’d be doing it yourself, right? Being a mover is a demanding profession that requires hard physical labor and attention to detail. And like any service trade, there are some great movers and some that don’t put in any extra effort. When you hire movers who are good at their jobs, it’s appropriate to show your appreciation for a job well ... » Learn More about Tipping Your Movers
When buying a new home, one of the problems you should be on the lookout for is mold. Even the cleanest homes have some mold, but if the problem has gotten out of control it could cause serious health issues. Common reactions to mold include difficulty breathing, coughing, sneezing, and sinus congestion. If you’re shopping for a house, here’s what you need to know in order to recognize a possible mold problem. Look for visual signs of mold growth There are literally thousands of mold species, and they don’t all look the same. The most common types of mold you may find in a house often look like dirt or soot. If you find something that resembles dirt in an area that may have experienced moisture, such as a bathroom, there’s a good bet that ... » Learn More about How to Recognize Mold Problems