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Home & Garden
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
An Introduction to Federal Style Architecture

Federal architecture is a style that emerged in the latter part of the 18th Century in America. Adapted from the popularized Georgian architectural technique originating in England, it was a trendy style that lasted approximately 40 years, until Greek Revival style homes became the rage.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Should You Buy a Vacation Home? 6 Things to Consider

While a vacation home's purchase price may be good, it is important to consider all the other expenses connected with owning a secondary home.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Home

There are many considerations and questions you should ask yourself as you evaluate the options you have when purchasing a home. This article looks at several aspects to think about when buying a home.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Disadvantages to Buying a Vacation Home

However as alluring and appealing the idea might be, as with any investment, it is important to consider all angles of the venture to help determine whether or not buying a vacation property is a smart investment to make.

History
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Why Did Homes Have Small Windows in the Middle Ages?

Homes constructed during the Middle Ages were not built in a fashion that you'd expect to see in modern times. Both the inner and outer construction were very different, and even details, such as windows, were not what you'd find in the 21st, or even the 18th, century. Why were windows so small?

Travel & Places
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Things You Should Know Before Renting a Vacation Home

Renting a vacation home can be an enjoyable experience, however it is a good idea to first do your homework and understand how the process works. This way you can successfully find the ideal rental in the location you desire. This way you spend your vacation time relaxing, not dealing with frustrations or anything you hadn't already anticipated.

Home & Garden
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Things to Watch Out for When Buying a Foreclosed Home

At first glance a foreclosure may be appealing, but before considering buying a foreclosed home, a buyer should be aware of the things to watch out for before going ahead with initiating purchase. What should you look for? What you need to know.

Travel & Places
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Museum Reviews: Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, N.Y.

Tucked snugly above the banks of the Hudson River in New York sits a beautiful piece of American history. Built in the early 19th century, Boscobel is a reminder of an earlier time. The home is located in Garrison, N.Y., but its original location was actually several miles south of where it sits today.

Home & Garden
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Buying a Home: Hire a Real Estate Agent or Go It Alone?

Purchasing a house without a real estate agent is possible, but unless you are well-versed in the ins and outs of making real estate purchases, sprinkled with some legal expertise, you're probably better off working with a professional.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Steps to Take When Buying a New Home

Lately you've been admiring many homes you see as you drive through various neighborhoods and you've even attended a few open houses. After doing a lot of soul-searching, you've decided the time is right to take the plunge and get serious about buying a house.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Making the Transition from Renter to Homeowner

All your life you've been renting and you've reached a point in your life where you've begun to think about how nice it would be to own your own home. After some realistic consideration and a look at the money factor, you've decided to take the plunge and get serious about buying a house. But where to start?

Travel & Places
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Vacation Rentals: 10 Reasons to Skip the Hotel

Many people automatically begin looking for hotel availability when making accommodations reservations for an annual family vacation. However, there are many benefits to staying at a vacation rental instead of a hotel, the first being it's like staying in a home away from home.

Home & Garden
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Budget for Home Heating Costs

Despite the rising expense of heating your home, there are a few ways you can try to reduce energy costs. Finding ways to budget monies towards heating expenses can help ease that burden. The best ways to budget for your home heating costs is to be proactive in finding methods to reduce the amount of fuel energy you use.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Setting Up a Single-Parent Home

If your home life situation changes and you've suddenly found yourself in a position where you are a single parent, this is a huge adjustment for both you and your kids. You may find yourself either wanting or needing to change.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Is Your Potential Home a Former Meth Lab?

The meth trend has been ongoing and, as a result, the domino effects of the drug's creation and use continue to plague society today in a big way. One of the problems its use and sale has created is ruining homes. Unfortunately, many buyers do not realize they are buying highly toxic homes that once served as meth labs.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Ways Telecommuting Offers Savings for Both Employer and Employee

Telecommuting is a great opportunity for both employers and employees to save money. There are many mutually beneficial advantages telecommuting principles offer, and the practice of telecommuting can be a win-win scenario for all.

Home & Garden
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to Get Rid of Icky Bed Bugs

Bed bug epidemics resurfaced with a vengeance in the United States in recent years. What to do if you find these icky bugs in your home.

Travel & Places
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Exploring Historical Landmarks in New York's Hudson Valley Region

The Hudson Valley is a picturesque region of New York State with a history dating back centuries. Since those early American days, partially due to the close proximity to New York City, the Hudson Valley River region remained a pivotal location for trade, business and residencies. If you are visiting the Hudson Valley, there are many things to see and do if you are a history buff. Here are a few top picks.

History
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Famous People Who Have Virginia Roots

Many famous people from Virginia are forever etched in the history of the United States because of their valuable contributions to the birth and growth of a nation. While there are numerous famous historical figures from Virginia, the state is also called home to several famous entertainers, sports figures and authors as well.

Travel & Places
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
How to Avoid Taking Bed Bugs Home From Your Vacation

Taking precautionary actions to avoid bed bugs takes a bit of effort, it is worth going the extra steps in order to prevent bed bugs from following you home from vacation and taking up residence in your home.

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