Jill Ripley's Blog Posts

The Housing Market Is Shifting! Is Now The Time To Resume Your Home Search?

"As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it." - Antoine De Saint-ExuperyIs the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?If you tried to buy a home

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The Forebearance Program Changed The Housing Market

"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals." - Jim RohnWhy the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing MarketWhen

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Debunking Market Myths

"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows." -Francis of AssisiA Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from FictionIf you’re following the news, chances are you’ve

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Home building deficits and increased buyers entering the market are driving home price appreciation.

"Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility." - E. F. SchumacherWhat’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?If you’re thinking about making a

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Housing inventory is improving, now may be a great time to get back in the game.

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas A. EdisonI knew this beautiful slice of Halifax, MA history wouldn't last.

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Is Homeownership still part of the American Dream???

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."Martin Luther King, Jr.It's so EXCITING!!! Less than a week until we can unveil this beautiful slice of Halifax, MA history. The

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Why It's Unlikely We Are Currently In A Housing Market Bubble

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." - Mattie StepanekWe're getting CLOSER!!! Only 13

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Your homes growing equity could fuel your move up.

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith WhartonI am looking forward to unveiling this beautiful slice of Halifax, MA history. The

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The increasing number of new listings on the market could be good news for sellers looking to move up.

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." - Eric HofferThis was such a fun property to showcase. With almost 5 1/2 acres in Plympton, we used drone

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Why You Need Professional Help Pricing Your Home

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas A. EdisonWhy You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your HouseIf

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See how buying or selling a home impacts the economy of your community

"Give light and people will find the way." - Ella BakerHow Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your CommunityIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a

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Work with a real estate professional to make your transaction as smooth as possible.

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas AdamsWork With a Real

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What are experts saying about projected home prices this year?

"The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - Chinese ProverbIt's no secret homes are selling fast in today's market, but that is only part of the transaction. Buying and

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Home buying power can be impacted by rising mortgage rates

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice." - William Jennings BryanIt's no secret homes are selling fast in today's market, but that is only part of the transaction. Buying and

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Experts predict home prices to continue to rise

"Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile." - Abu BakrWow, that was fast!!! Sorry you missed this one, but please click the link below to view similar properties. I

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Crafting the offer price for your next home purchase

"Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind, be led by the dreams in your heart." - Roy T. BennettFeatured ListingWow, that was fast!!! Sorry you missed this one, but please click the link

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Home price appreciation and what the future may hold

"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be." - Khalil GibranThe Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for YouMany consumers are wondering what

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The costs you need to plan for when buying a home.

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - Mother TeresaWhat You Need To Budget for When Buying a HomeWhen it comes to buying a home, it can feel a

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The Projected Best Home Selling Week Of The Year Is Fast Approaching

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." - Paulo CoelhoThe Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the CornerAre you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may

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Rising rent's make home buying more attractive

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen KellerAre You Wondering if This Is the Year To Buy a Home?Every year, many renters ask

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Now Is Your Golden Opportunity To Reap The Equity In Your Home

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher StoweThis Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden OpportunityIf you’re thinking of selling

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Having the right pricing strategy is critical for your home sale.

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham LincolnWhy It’s Critical To Price Your House RightWhen you make a move, you want to sell your house for the highest

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Having a trusted advisor in your corner is key!

"When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream." - Paulo CoelhoAn Expert Advisor Will Give You the Best Advice in Today’s

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Buying real estate is still considered a good investment

"Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart." - Roy T. BennettReal Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a RowIn an annual Gallup poll,

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Demand is high and inventory is low. Selling now may net you more profit.

"I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me." - Maya AngelouWant Top Dollar for Your House? Now’s the Time To List.

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Is now the time for you to market your home?

"If you wouldn't sign your name to it, don't speak it or think it." - Sharon Anne KlinglerWow, that was FAST!Sorry you missed this STUNNING 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo, in Hanson, MA, but I can

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Owning can be more affordable than renting

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." - Soren KierkegaardNow LiveCheck out this STUNNING 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo, in Hanson, MA. You won't want to miss this!

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Be prepared to buy, get a pre-approval.

Keep your eyes peeled for this STUNNING 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo, in Hanson, MA coming in early February. You won't want to miss this.Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022You may have

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What is expected to happen with home prices this year?

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." - Maria EdgeworthWhat’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?After almost two years of double-digit

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Safeguarding your health while selling your home.

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." - Maya AngelouReal Estate Professionals Are Experts at Keeping You Safe When You SellIf you’re on the

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How Much Do You Really Need To Put Down When Buying A Home?

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?As you set out on your home buying journey, you

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Safeguard your home loan approval

 Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a MortgageOnce you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. It’s

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Buying A Home? Get Ready To Act Fast!

"No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work." - Hosea BallouHomebuyers: Be Ready To Act This WinterTo succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s

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The Housing Market Shows No Signs Of Slowing

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert SchweitzerIf You Think the Housing Market Will Slow This

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Do You Realize You Can Win When You Sell (And When You Move)?

Congratulations to Donna Lincoln for winning the raffle for this amazing gift assortment provided by Kindred Spirit Gifts 8 Main St Pembroke, MA 02359Thanks again to North Easton Savings Bank for

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Why Would Now Be A Great Time To Sell Your House

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret MeadWhy Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your HouseAs we near the end of the year,

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4 Ways You Can Use Your Homes Equity

"Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must also step up the stairs." - Vaclav Havel4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their EquityYour equity is

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Where are Home Prices Going Now?

For some fun freebies and real estate information, check out my table at the North Easton Savings Bank located at 336 Plymouth St. Halifax, MA 02338. Enter to win an amazing gift assortment provided

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Why A Wave Of Foreclosures Is Not Inevitable.

"There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things." -

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Does Your House Have What Buyers Need?

Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time,

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Should you renovate or move???

Public Service AnnouncementJoin us for the Halifax, MA Beautification Committee Fall Clean Up DaySaturday October 23rd from 10:00am - 12:00pm.Hope to see you thereClick Here For More Info"I Can't

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Long term wealth provided by homeownership

Public Service AnnouncementJoin us for the Halifax, MA Beautification Committee Fall Clean Up DaySaturday October 23rd from 10:00am - 12:00pm.Hope to see you thereClick Here For More Info"The

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Understanding the rise in mortgage rates

Another Success storyBy eXp agent Jill RipleyAnother closing in the books!!! What does it take to sell a house in today’s market? The right pricing strategy, the right marketing, and strong

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Don't GIve Up, Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

"There are people who have money and people who are rich." - Coco ChanelEarly October is the Sweet Spot for BuyersAre you looking to buy a home? If so, we’ve got good news for you.While

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Is Now The Time To Move To A New Home?

"Every Champion Was Once A Contender That Didn't Give Up." - Gabby DouglasIs It Time To Move on to a New Home?If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone.

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Safety Measures Adopted For Today's Home Sales

"Great Things Are Done By A Series Of Small Things Brough Together." - Vincent Van Gogh Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your HomeIf you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to

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Why today's housing market is not normal

Featured ListingCourtesy of eXp agent Al RoppoloMassive 2 Family. feast your eyes on this huge west side 2-family. Second floor is a townhome style living with 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath

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Comparing the Net Worth of Homeowners to Renters

Featured ListingCourtesy of eXp agent Al RoppoloMassive 2 Family. feast your eyes on this huge west side 2-family. Second floor is a townhome style living with 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath

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Why It's Still A Good Time To Sell Your House

Featured Listing3 bedroom Colonial in a beautiful pond community in Halifax, MA. Interior is freshly painted and floors replaced. Move right in!!! Enjoy your morning coffee on the Juliette balcony

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What Does Being In A Seller's Market Mean?

Featured Listing3 bedroom Colonial in a beautiful pond community in Halifax, MA. Interior is freshly painted and floors replaced. Move right in!!! Enjoy your morning coffee on the Juliette balcony

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Pre-existing Home Sales Become More Popular

Do You Want An Estimate Of Your Homes Value?Check The Market Stats For Your AreaFeatured Listing3 bedroom Colonial in a beautiful pond community in Halifax, MA. Interior is freshly painted and

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Top 3 Questions To Ask Yourself When Buying A Home

Featured ListingBeautiful 3 bedroom Colonial on quiet side road in Kingston, MA. Brand new roof and many recent updates. Private wooded lot, complimented by mature fruit trees and berries. You'll

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Top Buzz In The Current Housing Market

Beautiful 3 bedroom Colonial on quiet side road in Kingston, MA. Brand new roof and many recent updates. Private wooded lot, complimented by mature fruit trees and berries. You'll love the expansive

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Some of today's biggest buyer concerns.

"The Most Valuable Lessons Aren't Taught. They Are Experienced."- UnknownDiving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer ConcernsLast week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase

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The Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be." - Ken Venturi4 Major Incentives To Sell This SummerWhile the housing

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Are We In A Housing Bubble? Experts Say No. See Why It's Still A Good Time To Sell.

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to

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Save Time & Effort Listing With An Agent

"The Future Belongs To Those Who See The Beauty In Their Dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt Save Time and Effort by Selling with an AgentSelling a house is a time-consuming process – especially

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Essential Home Buying Tips

"A man is what he thinks about all day long." - Ralph Waldo Emerson5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an OfferWhen it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect

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Getting The Help You Need!

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." - Albert EinsteinThe Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented MarketIn a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced

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Celebrate National Homeownership Month

"There Are No Shortcuts In Evolution." - Louis D. Brandeis6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership MonthOur homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also

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Good news! Buying a home is still affordable!

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what

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Move or refinance - Food for thought

"A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose." - Tom WilsonShould I Move or Refinance?The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, 

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Advice On Budgeting For Closing Costs

"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." - W. Clement StoneDon’t Forget to Budget for Closing CostsWhen buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan

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Will Home Prices Continue To Appreciate?

"So Much Has Been Given To Me; I Have No Time To Ponder Over That Which Has Been Denied." - Helen KellerExperts Say Home Prices Will Continue to AppreciateIt’s clear that consumers are

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Non-financial benefits of homeownership

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." Marie CurieAmericans

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Is selling FSBO really worth it?

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. KennedyDon’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’

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Multiple Offer Scenarios

"When Gratitude Becomes An Essential Foundation In Our Lives, Miracles Start To Appear Everywhere." - Emmanuel DagherAs most of you are probably aware, we are facing a serious shortage of homes for

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Down Payment assistance from Mass Housing

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." - Lyndon B. JohnsonDid you know as a home buyer, you may be eligible for

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Over asking offers

"It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses." - William Arthur WardThe spring housing market is here, and homes are selling faster

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Flood considerations

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success." - John D. RockefellerAs the

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Virtual Home tours sell

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of AssisiCan you even imagine,

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February home supply shortage

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." - John BarrymoreI hope everyone has been enjoying the taste of spring we

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Honoring Women

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." - Eleanor RooseveltWomen's History month has been

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Answer your calling

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and

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Infinite Potential

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”– Albert EinsteinWe are all capable of so much.I have to

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How we grow

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." - Henry David ThoreauSo, you'll have to forgive me. The picture above made me

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Team Spirit

Is anyone else as happy as I am for Tom Brady to have won the Super Bowl???It made my heart light up when I read it. Unfortunately, I was not able to watch the game, but I am so happy for him.The

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STATE OF THE NATIONAL REAL ESTATE MARKET

Happy February. I hope all is well with you.When I read the quote above it reminded me of a concept that I read about in Dr. Wayne Dyers book Wishes Fulfilled. He made mention that our head is full

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Two Wolves

If you had forgotten it was January due to the unseasonably warm weather, you sure were reminded this week. Quite chilly if you ask me, but brisk and clean air for walking outdoors, that's for sure

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Buying a home? Some negotiating tips.

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the

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BRING SOME R&R INTO YOUR HOME

Your home is your oasis. A place to kick back and relax from your day. So, why not invest in some items that can boost the zen in your home? Check out the tips below to help you achieve ultimate

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Contemplating Resolutions

When You Have A Choice, Choose Someone Who Cares!"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."Abraham LincolnHappy New Year to all. Looking forward to putting 2020 in the

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How to get yourself up earlier

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before

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