Lisa Handley's Blog Posts

Does Your Home Need an Emergency Generator?

Home & Garden | 05/04/2020 | By:Laura MuellerTags:Could you live in your home without power? Electricity—and all that it allows us to do—is something that many

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A 10-Point Guide to Healthy Meals

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage PlusA 10-Point Guide to Healthy MealsMost everyone knows a healthy diet is important for a healthy body. But eating the right foods every

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How to Become a Digital Nomad in 10 Easy Steps

International | 05/01/2020 | By:Marian WhiteWhether it’s sitting on a beach with a laptop in-hand or working from a remote mountain town, the world is your oyster when you

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You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Melia Robinson Apr 13, 2016, 4:43 PMBecoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just launched a new line of

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Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know

Danielle Muoio Feb 24, 2017, 9:52 AMTeslaTesla will begin selling and installing its solar roof later this year, the company wrote in its fourth-quarter investor letter.Tesla unveiled its

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14 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

14 gorgeous car-free cities around the world11Ditch the rental car and get ready to exploreBy Megan Barber@megcbarber  Updated Jul 31, 2018, 12:45pm EDTSometimes called the ;

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Will the election hurt the housing market??

4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing MarketAmericans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this

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Go Green With This Eco-Friendly Camping Gear

Help the environment while you're in the environment.BY KRAIG BECKER SEP 11, 2018BIOLITEOne of the biggest trends in the outdoor industry over the past few years has been the increased

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Should You Prioritize Paying Off Debt or Saving for Retirement?

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage PlusShould You Prioritize Paying Off Debt or Saving for Retirement?Many Americans are burdened by debt and have little or no retirement

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How To Start a Flower Garden

Home & Garden | 04/22/2020 | By: Laura MuellerTagsDo you dream of having your own flower garden? Flowers add color and dimension to your landscaping, and a major boost

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How to Know if You Should Paint Your Own Kitchen Cabinets

How to Know if You Should Paint Your Own Kitchen CabinetsUpdating a kitchen is a daunting task for any homeowner, their are some tasks you can do and some you can't. Find out below if hiring a

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Ways to Stay Happy During Retirement

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage PlusWays to Stay Happy During RetirementAfter working hard at the same job for years, you’ve saved up enough money and hit the age

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18 DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas for Custom Storage and Style

BATHROOM VANITIES18 DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas for Custom Storage and Style18 DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas for Custom Storage and StyleBy Jessica Bennett Updated October 13, 2020EDMUND

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This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life

This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling LifeHere's some wisdom gleaned from one of the longest longitudinal studies ever conducted.BY MELANIE CURTIN, WRITER,

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Iceland's Traditional Turf Houses Were Green Long Before It Was a Thing

Iceland's Traditional Turf Houses Were Green Long Before It Was a ThingTake a remote visual journey to some of the quirkiest homes on the planet.BY ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN MAY 2, 2016GETTY

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10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Deep PatelENTREPRENEUR LEADERSHIP NETWORK VIPFebruary 19, 2017 6 min readOpinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.This article is included in Entrepreneur

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Kitchen Essentials for First-Time Cooks

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage Plus Kitchen Essentials for First-Time CooksSome kitchen tools and gadgets are splurges—an ice cream maker is probably rarely

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The 11 best national parks to visit in fall

Fewer crowds and stunning foliage make for epic photosBy Megan Barber@megcbarber  Updated Sep 10, 2019, 2:58pm EDTMcDonald Creek in Montana’s Glacier National Park shines

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Everybody Says to Work Smarter. Here Are 4 Ways to Do It.

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7 Tips for Decorating a Living Room

7 Tips for Decorating a Living RoomHome & Garden | 04/24/2020 | By: Laura Mueller◄ PREV | NEXT ►The living room is generally one of the largest rooms in

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11 Cheap Ways to Move Cross Country

◄ PREV | NEXT ►Looking for cheap ways to move cross country? We don’t blame you. Given that the average cost of hiring professional movers for an interstate move is $4

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Kitchen Renovation Increase Home Value?

The kitchen is the heart of the home. When it’s well designed it can elevate the entire look and feel of a property, both in terms of appearance and in terms of functionality. And when it

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Cutting Smaller Expenses Can Help You Save Big Money

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage Plus Saving money is often easier said than done, but if you’re serious about bulking up your savings account, there are ways

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18 Ideas For Doing Good This Holiday Season

18 Ways to Give Back During the HolidaysSpend the holiday season giving back to your community.By: Erica ReitmanMango Stock | Graphic By: Erica ReitmanThe arrival of the holiday season often

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Kitchen Safety: Proper Food Storage by HomeAdvisor

Food safety is an important issue that everyone should take seriously. Improper handling of food puts everyone at risk, particularly infants and children, pregnant women, individuals who have a

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35 Wonderfully stylish mid-century modern bedrooms

35 Wonderfully stylish mid-century modern bedroomsBy One Kindesign February 12, 2016Filed Under: Inspiration2 commentsMid-century modern style is a trend that’s not going

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Hidden Dangers in Your Backyard

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage Plus Hidden Dangers in Your BackyardA backyard can be an excellent place to let your kids and pets play and to entertain guests, but

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Grow Your Own Indoor Garden With These 3 DIYs

By Allison HanrahanPhoto: iStockEnjoy all the benefits of organically grown plants right inside your home. Want to grow a garden but aren't blessed with a big backyard? We have a solution for

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What to do to make the most of your outdoor space this fall

How to Make the Most Out of Your Outdoor Space in FallbyAUDREY CARLETONpublished SEP 15, 2019SAVEPIN ITSEE MORE IMAGESCredit: Apartment TherapyPeople often think of patio season 

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Daily Habits to Keep Your Home Clean

Lisa HandleyReMax Advantage Plus Cleaning doesn’t have to be a hassle if you keep on top of it. Here are some small daily steps you can take to keep your home clean.Post-shower swipe.;

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Deep cleaning your house: A room-by-room guide

Robyn CorrellMarch 14, 2018Image via Flickr/Elaine SmithHomes can go through a lot of wear and tear — especially after a busy winter. Keeping up with laundry, dishes, and vacuuming from one

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How Long Does It Take to Build a New Construction House?

Real Estate | 06/08/2020 | By: Laura MuellerTags: building a house, new construction, new construction advice, new construction tips, new home, 

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Simple Ways to Avoid Defaulting on Student Loans

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage Plus Simple Ways to Avoid Defaulting on Student LoansNo matter the reason, neglecting to pay your federal student loans can result in

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Dog Ate Your Furniture? Painted Pineapple Pedestal Table

Painted Pineapple Pedestal TablePainted pineapple pedestal table – now try to say that five times fast! I bet you can’t without stumbling up, I sure can’t! I had just asked a

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Preparing Your Child for a Move

Reviewed by: Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD  PrintSooner or later, many families face the prospect of moving. Disruptive as moving can be for parents, the experience can be even more

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10 Things to Consider When Downsizing to a Smaller Home

Moving | 06/01/2020 | By:Marian WhiteThere are plenty of reasons to downsize to a smaller home. Perhaps the kids are grown, and you’ve suddenly found yourself an empty

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Bathroom Organization Ideas To Maximize Your Storage Space

Even the tiniest bathroom harbors little gems of unused space that can be turned into a clever storage area for life’s essentials.Ah, the bathroom – it’s second only to the kitchen

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Financial Wellness Tips For Couples You Can't Afford To Not Know

 by Jane HarknessAugust 28, 2020 When it comes to wellness, one factor is often overlooked: finances. And when you’re one-half of a couple, financial security isn’t an

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5 Places that are missed during cleaning

Lisa HandleyReMax Advantage Plus Regardless of how much time you spend cleaning, there are likely to be a few places you overlook. Below are five frequently missed spaces that may need a little

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Slow-Roasted Cod with Bell Peppers

PHOTO BY MICHAEL GRAYDON AND NIKOLE HERRIOTT, FOOD STYLING BY ALISON ATTENBOROUGH, PROP STYLING BY KALEN KAMINSKI4 servingsFor this slow-roasted cod recipe, if you get a fillet that includes the,

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50 Little-Known Local Destinations

We asked 2,000 parents to share their local go-tos so you can be in the know too. Check out our top pick per state—this is a list you’ll definitely want to save!By Liz

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How To Hang Artwork on a Wall

Home & Garden | 06/02/2020 | By: Laura MuellerTags:V | NEXT ►Before a new housecan really feel like home you’ve got to put some of your

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Holiday Punch Recipe

Jennifer CauseyHands-On Time15 MinsTotal Time1 Hour 15 MinsYield25 servingsBy PAIGE GRANDJEAN December 2017The key to a great holiday punch recipe is keeping the flavor

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Should Kids Have Smartphones?

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage Plus Nowadays, it seems like just about everyone has a smartphone. Even young kids want them, and parents receive conflicting advice

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This Season Fall Into Your Perfect Home

Fall is a great time of year; leaves change colors and people keep busy with holiday festivities alongside their friends and family (among many other things). And for the new

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Does a Kitchen Renovation Increase Home Value?

Home & Garden | 04/09/2020 | By:Laura MuellerThe kitchen is the heart of the home. When it’s well designed it can elevate the entire look and feel of a property, both

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Joining the Zero-Waste Movement Is Easier Than You Think

Information is brought to you by    The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American generates nearly 4.5 pounds of trash on a daily basis, more than half of

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What To Put In Your Home’s First Aid Kit

What To Put In Your Home’s First Aid KitHome & Garden | 04/27/2020 | By:Laura MuellerEvery home should have a first aid kit. Accidents and injuries happen, and it&rsquo

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Easy Ways to Achieve Feng Shui in Your Home

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of consciously arranging your home to promote balance and a positive flow of energy (also called chi). Translating simply to “wind-water,”

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Easy Ways to Achieve Feng Shui in Your Home

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of consciously arranging your home to promote balance and a positive flow of energy (also called chi). Translating simply to “wind-water,”

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11 Tips For Hiring Quality Movers

11 Tips For Hiring Quality MoversMoving | 04/11/2020 | By:Realtor.com TeamWith millions of moves every year in the United States, it’s a minor miracle that most of them go

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19 Snacks That Make Your Movie Night At Home Special

19 Snacks That Make Your Movie Night At Home SpecialWho says that watching a movie at home can’t be a special treat? Be the chef of the movie night with these really delicious and easy

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Move Out Cleaning Checklist

Your Easy Move Out Cleaning ChecklistMoving | 06/05/2020 | By:Marian WhiteTags:REV | NEXT ►Planning to move out soon? Whether you’re ending a lease or selling a

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Is Your Credit Card APR Increasing?

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage Plus Is Your Credit Card APR Increasing?Opening mail from your credit card company is never fun. If it isn’t a bill or

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I Shopped Around for a House That Was Perfect for My Dogs. Yes, Really

SASSAFRAS LOWREY published APR 21, 2020Credit: Federico PaulEveryone tells you to find a real estate broker you get along with—but what if you need to find someone who

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Pet tips for buying and selling your home

4 Pet Tips for Buying and Selling Your HomeWith 56% of American homes housing furry family members, many pets go through the moving process at least once in their life-time. Buying or

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Commonly-Used eco-friendly Words

Green Terms and TidbitsIncrease your green knowledge with these commonly-used eco-friendly words.Alternative Energy -- Energy from sources other than fossil fuels (coal, natural gas), such as

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Increase your green knowledge with these commonly-used eco-friendly words.

Green Terms and TidbitsIncrease your green knowledge with these commonly-used eco-friendly words.Alternative Energy -- Energy from sources other than fossil fuels (coal, natural gas), such as

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There’s One Kind of “Clutter” It’s Okay to Keep

There’s One Kind of “Clutter” It’s Okay to KeepbySHIFRAH COMBITHSpublished MAR 17, 2019(Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)There are so many kinds of clutter: excess

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State Secrets: 50 Little-Known Local Destinations

State Secrets: 50 Little-Known Local DestinationsWe asked 2,000 parents to share their local go-tos so you can be in the know too. Check out our top pick per state—this is a list you;

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Top 10 Things to Look for When You Are House Hunting

Top 10 Things to Look for When You Are House HuntingWritten by Coral NafieUpdated 11/17/19  Bulgac/Getty ImagesIf you're thinking about buying a home, this list can help get your

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20 Set-Up Ways to Play with Your Kids in the Back Yard

20 No/Low Set-Up Ways to Play with Your Kids in the Back YardJuly 14 by AlliI don’t know about you, but for us… Summer is all about fun without the fuss. Our family

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Making Financial Lessons a Family Tradition

Information is brought to you byLisa HandleyReMax Advantage PlusMaking Financial Lessons a Family TraditionTeaching children manners and how to tie their shoes is one thing, but financial lessons

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What First-Time Buyers Should Know About Home Inspections

12 STEPS FOR THE FIRST TIME HOME BUYERSponsored by Home Inspection: What First-Time Buyers Should Know About Home InspectionsBy Jamie Wiebe | Pamela Moore/iStockA home inspection

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First-Time Home Buyer Programs by State

First-Time Home Buyer Programs by StateDown payment and closing cost assistance, special loans with reduced interest rates, and much more are available to first-timers. Learn about the resources and

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5 Home Improvement Projects That Build Equity

5 Home Improvement Projects That Build EquityFinance, Mortgage, Real Estate | 04/23/2019 | By:Marian White How do you build equity in a home while simultaneously

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We know mold is bad for you, but how can you prevent it?

Brought to you by:Lisa HandleyReMax Advantage PlusHow to Prevent MoldMold inside a house can cause serious health problems, including sinus irritation, congestion, headaches and respiratory

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Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is StrongThe residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate

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Wondering If You Should Buy or Rent? Here Are the Pros and Cons of Both

byJENNIFER BILLOCKpublished MAR 26, 2020Credit: Westend61/Getty ImagesWhen I bought my house, I was so excited to leave the life of rentals behind me. I didn’t like paying

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Don't do it! Selling your home on your own is a big MISTAKE!

6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one

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Is 2020 your year to sell?

SHARESCHEDULEEMAILCOPY POSTMOREShould I Sell My House This Year?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the

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Amazing 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Townhome - Rentals, Pets, FHA Allowed!

Don't miss out on this beautiful townhome!   New paint, new flooring, walk-out finished lower-level!This four bedroom, four bathroom, plus loft, on a cul-de-sac road is a dream property!

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HOLD OFF BUYING THAT SECOND WATER METER IN ROSEMOUNT!

Some residents of Rosemount experienced extremely high waterbills in Rosemount this summer.  Those without a second meter for exterior water usage saw the biggest difference.  Rosemount's

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The truth about credit scores needed to purchase your own home.

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706,

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New Norm? Testing for Meth during the inspection period?

Will testing for Meth be a new standard during the inspection period, when buying a home?I would love to hear your thoughts!Meth affects lives across all income levels. Should consumers consider

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Stop! Look at this home, before you buy new!! GET MORE FOR LESS!!

Click here to see more pictures and detailed information.Schedule a ShowingSearch All Homes For SaleFree Home ValuesHomes Close to Where You WorkAvoid ForeclosureShowing Agent:Lisa

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Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations:53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat

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