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  • 7 Ways to De-Stress After Your Move

    7 Ways to De-Stress After Your Move

    Many people consider moving a stressful event, even an ordeal. This is true even if the whole process goes smoothly – the packing, truck rental, unpacking, settling in, etc. The fact is, the act...

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  • The Cost of Living in Raleigh, NC

    The Cost of Living in Raleigh, NC

    These days it seems everyone is looking for the amenities of city living while maintaining that small-town feel. They want to run into folks they know at the coffee shop and become a “regular” at...

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  • Tips for Finding a New Gym or Group Fitness Class

    Tips for Finding a New Gym or Group Fitness Class

    If you’ve just moved, hitting the gym or joining a group fitness class can be a great opportunity to de-stress and disconnect from the pressures of unpacking and settling in. If you attended...

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  • The Cost of Living in Minneapolis, MN

    The Cost of Living in Minneapolis, MN

    If you’re longing for wild expanses of forests and lakes, cold winters with lots of snow, and some of the friendliest folks you’ll ever meet, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has all that and more. Now...

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  • Best Places to Eat in Anchorage

    Best Places to Eat in Anchorage

    When you think of Anchorage, Alaska, the first thing that comes to mind is probably something like “cold,” “fish”, or “skiing.” You may not necessarily think of a city that has great restaurants....

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  • How to Detox Your New Home Before Moving In

    How to Detox Your New Home Before Moving In

    Moving into a new home is exciting, no doubt – but it can mean that you’re in for some unexpected and unwanted surprises as you and your family settle in. Lead paint, hidden mold, or other toxins...

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  • 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Rental on a Budget

    10 Ways to Upgrade Your Rental on a Budget

    There are a lot of reasons why renting is an ideal way to go when it comes to finding housing. Maybe you prefer the flexibility of not having a mortgage, or the freedom of not needing to worry...

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  • 6 Beautiful Parks and Gardens in Topeka, KS

    6 Beautiful Parks and Gardens in Topeka, KS

    Not only is Topeka the capital of Kansas and the location of the famous Brown vs. Board of Education case, but it’s also a city that’s full of beautiful parks and gardens. If you’re considering...

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  • The Cost of Living in Topeka, KS

    The Cost of Living in Topeka, KS

    If you’re considering moving to Topeka, Kansas, you’ll be happy to know that the cost of living there is significantly lower than the national average. This is true almost entirely across the...

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  • 7 Tips for Pest Proofing Your Home Before Move-In

    7 Tips for Pest Proofing Your Home Before Move-In

    Mice, termites, and other creepy-crawlies have no place in your new home, so it’s best to take steps to pest-proof your house before you move in. Whether it’s closing off their entry points or...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Home to Show

    The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Home to Show

    Preparing your home to show to potential buyers can feel stressful. You want it to look lived in but not too lived in, and then there’s the daily stress of not knowing when the realtor is going to...

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  • 10 Reasons to Move to Topeka, KS

    10 Reasons to Move to Topeka, KS

    You might want to leave your “yellow brick road” and Wizard of Oz jokes at home. Ready to move to Topeka, KS? You’ve chosen a great destination for many reasons. Here are a few more to tip the...

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  • The Advantages of Moving During the Holiday Season

    The Advantages of Moving During the Holiday Season

    Moving during the holidays might seem, at first glance, to be a recipe for misery. But what if we told you that there are some advantages that you might not have considered? You might just decide...

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  • How to Add a Vacation Rental Unit to Your New Home and Earn Some Extra Cash

    How to Add a Vacation Rental Unit to Your New Home and Earn Some Extra Cash

    Short-term vacation rentals are all the rage these days – so why not get in on the fun and the extra income? Smart homeowners in hip neighborhoods are taking advantage of the trend to monetize...

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  • Tips for Renovating Your New Home

    Tips for Renovating Your New Home

    If you’re in the market for a new house, this scenario may sound familiar: You’ve found a house in the right neighborhood, with the right number of rooms, and at the right price. Sounds great,...

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  • A Quick Guide to Childproofing Your New Home

    A Quick Guide to Childproofing Your New Home

    If you’re planning on moving to a new house with little kids in tow, you may have been so busy figuring out how to childproof your actual move that you forgot to consider how to childproof your...

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  • How to Check the Plumbing Before Moving into a New Home

    How to Check the Plumbing Before Moving into a New Home

    You’ve found your dream house, but just because it looks good doesn’t mean that all the internal workings are in tip-top shape. This is especially true when it comes to plumbing since a nice...

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  • Protecting Your Belongings After Weather Damages Your Home

    Protecting Your Belongings After Weather Damages Your Home

    It’s easy to look back at what we wish we’d done to prepare for a hurricane, tornado, or other major storms. But once the damage has been done and the storms have passed, it’s time to deal with...

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  • 7 Fun Facts About St. Paul, MN You Might Not Know

    7 Fun Facts About St. Paul, MN You Might Not Know

    You can’t know what you don’t know… until someone points it out? Something like that. Saint Paul, MN, has a lot more going on than you think. From history’s literary icons to quirky nicknames and...

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  • Weather Advice for Newcomers in St. Paul, MN

    Weather Advice for Newcomers in St. Paul, MN

    You’ve heard that the weather in Saint Paul, MN, can be wild and unpredictable – and you wouldn’t be wrong. So how exactly are you supposed to be prepared? This Midwestern state is known...

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