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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Moving to St. Paul, MN

    Moving to St. Paul, MN

    When people think about living in St. Paul, MN, they may find themselves thinking about that Twin Cities skyline. But when you envision this Midwest city, do you have a grasp on all that is has to...

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  • The Cost of Living in St. Paul, MN

    The Cost of Living in St. Paul, MN

    The quickly-growing city of St. Paul, MN, is known for a few things: being the home of Minnesota’s government, intensely cold winters, and a fascinating Prohibition-Era history of being a hotspot...

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  • Getting Your Garden Winter-Ready

    Getting Your Garden Winter-Ready

    Gardeners (and wanna-be gardeners!) of the world, take heart: moving into a new home in the cooler fall months doesn’t mean you’ve missed out on all the planting fun. There’s plenty to be done to...

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  • Starting a Garden in Your New Home

    Starting a Garden in Your New Home

    Bedroom assembled, check! Kitchen setup, done! Now for those of you with a green thumb (or aspiring to have one), a home just isn’t a home without a garden. Starting a new vegetable garden from...

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  • 8 Countries That Will Pay You to Move There

    8 Countries That Will Pay You to Move There

    Moving overseas can sound like an expensive proposition – applying for visas, shipping all of your furniture, and so on – but what if the country or city paid you to move there? Believe it or not,...

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  • Thanksgiving in Your New Home

    Thanksgiving in Your New Home

    For many people, Thanksgiving is something to look forward to all year long! The family meal, the football, the endless servings of pie… So if you find yourself moving during the holiday season,...

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  • How to Find Your Favorite Local Coffee Shop in a New City

    How to Find Your Favorite Local Coffee Shop in a New City

    Landing in a new city, you quickly realize that there’s something essential missing: all of your favorite spots, including that coffee shop a few blocks away, where the barista makes your favorite...

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  • How to Get Insurance for Your New Home

    How to Get Insurance for Your New Home

    “You bought a home? Congratulations! Now here are even more stacks of paperwork!” You have a lot of new responsibilities with your new home, including choosing and buying homeowners’ insurance....

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  • How to Convince Your Boss to Transfer You Overseas

    How to Convince Your Boss to Transfer You Overseas

    You work for a great company that has offices in the United States and overseas. While you don’t want to leave your job, you would love the chance to move overseas and continue your work there....

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