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Let's face it--moving is stressful no matter which way you slice it. While most of us are painfully aware of this fact, one thing that often goes overlooked is that our pets can experience stress from moving as well. This is especially true if you happen to be downsizing from a house to a condo--whereas your puppy might have been used to frolicking around in wide open spaces, he/she might have a hard time adjusting to your new (smaller) digs. If you've been worrying about how your puppy is going to respond to the... read more
Home sellers, stagers and decorating enthusiasts are favoring quite a few interesting decor concepts for 2017, any one of which could lend outstanding visual appeal to a living space. Below are 7 of the most popular decorating trends for 2017.  1. CeramicsThe raw, natural, artisan-style look of ceramic home decor items (e.g., light fixtures, vases, lamps, pots, wall hangings, etc.) carry a very visceral feel that is at once both timeless and immediate. Plus, the fact that ceramic goods are comprised... read more
It's no mystery that Myrtle Beach is one of the most coveted summertime tourist destinations on the East Coast, but the housing market in the Grand Strand area has been heating up quite a bit as well. Like many other cities, Myrtle Beach was hit hard by the housing crisis in 2007-2008, but since that time, the area has experienced a remarkable increase in new housing construction, new home sales, and population growth.  According to the popular financial website, Myrtle Beach h... read more
There's something about the spring season that prompts us to consider updating things around the house. Below are some excellent ways to spruce up your home this spring without blowing a hole in your budget.  1. Splashes of Color Add splashes of color around the house to breathe new life into the various rooms of your home. This could include colorful coffee table books, vases, gold-leaf pieces, and various vibrant accent pieces that can provide a "pop" of color to liven up a space. This is one of the easi... read more
It doesn't take a genius to know that moving can be quite a chore. Keep the following moving tricks in mind to help make your relocation efforts as smooth and stress-free as possible.  1. Designate a basket for packing supplies.  You can waste a lot of precious time if your packing supplies are strewn all over the moving site. Be sure to have a designated basket for all of your packing supplies, so that you can have everything you need right at your fingertips. So what should you include in ... read more


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