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Real Estate
 

Increasing your resale value is easy when you save smartly

Investing in home improvements is a smart idea when you’re thinking of putting your home on the market. So where is the best place to spend your money? While it may be tempting to make cosmetic home improvements including...
 
Pets
 

How to prepare your pet for summer fun – and beyond

The dark, cold days of winter are nearly behind us, and many people are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Dogs also appreciate their time in the sun. So, it’s important to keep in mind what you nee...

 
How To
 

Simpler cooking, bolder flavors with cooking wine

Using cooking wine in recipes is a simple way to enhance the flavor of any dish. Found on grocery store shelves, cooking wine is just that – wine made for cooking. Use it like you would a seasoning in recipes where you wa...
 
Home Decorating
 

Four simple tips for designing an on-trend home for 2014

The new year will usher in a new era of home decor by welcoming an “anything goes” attitude as designers mix old with new; DIY and high-end; as well as rustic and sleek to create eclectic, one-of-a-kind looks that a...
 
Real Estate
 

Meeting buyer demands in a seller’s market: Top trends for 2014

With many real estate industry watchers predicting 2014 will be a seller’s market, you may think you won’t need to do much to sell your home this spring. Not so fast – while more buyers are likely to be compet...