Archive for June, 2017


Home Staging Tips For The Luxury Seller

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Del mar real estate, Del mar realtor, La jolla condos for sale


While these are many factors that buyers consider when buying a luxury home, appearance is certainly one of the most prominent. So, when it comes to selling, staging can make or break a buyer experience. By strategically crafting your staging, you can make your home stand out amongst other houses for sale. Follow these simple tips to take your staging to the next level.

  • Remove Clutter: Keep your home looking clean and clutter-free by taking the time to organize and get rid of unwanted items. Have a professional cleaner do a thorough scrub of the house and have the carpet shampooed.
  • Use Real Plants: Fake flowers and plants look tacky and take away from the freshness of a room. Before potential buyers come by, place fresh flowers around the home. If you have potted

5 Signs to Look for if You Want to Find a Great Child Care Center

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Child care center

child care centerApproximately 70.5% of mothers are part of the workforce, including 64.8% of mothers with a child or children under the age of six. Needless to say, finding an excellent child care center is usually top priority for those mothers who can’t care for their children during the day or for a period of time after school.

But knowing where to begin in your search for day care centers can be difficult. In order to help you along in your search for the perfect child care center, here are the five most important things you need to keep a sharp eye out for.

Low Child-Teacher Ratio

If a child care center places 40 children in the hands of one adult, you don’t want your child there. In fact, such an arrangement might even be illegal! Toddler education is extremely important, even if it’s not in a formal setting just yet. The lower the number of kids in the charge of a single adult, the better. This means your child will get more attention and will have more and better opportunities to learn.

Healthy Food

Every child care center should have the means to feed the children there, especially if they’ll be present for an entire workday. One of the most important things to go over is meal expectations. If the options offered aren’t things that you would feed your child, check to see if you can provide packed lunches and snacks.

Regular Exercise

It’s important for children to stay active, as it results in more attentive and better behaved students. The best child care centers will provide some form of physical, active play at least once per day.

Learning Opportunities

Even if your child isn’t attending preschool just yet, it’s important that a day care center is providing some level of education. Things like basic manners and reading time should be top priority.

Positive Disciplinary Procedures

Every child care facility has its own disciplinary procedures, but it’s important that you’re well aware of what those procedures are before you send your child to one of them. For example, corporal punishment or inappropriate language should never be used in an educational setting.

If you’re looking for the best child care center you can find, these five traits are what you need to be looking for. Above all else, you need to make sure your child is being properly educated and taken care of.


Why Elderly Individuals Should Use Walking Canes For Stability

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Lofstrand cane, Umbrella cane, Wooden canes

Custom walking canes

Are you or a loved one getting to the point where you may need to start using a cane? It can be a difficult transition going from walking on your own your entire life to needing to rely on another person or an object to get from place to place. For your health and safety, it is best to make sure you start using a cane if you feel you need some support when you are up and moving around. Whether you invest in a cane for walking that is one of the custom walking canes or you prefer to get fancier with brass cane handles on your walking stick, it does not matter as long as the cane is very supportive.

Needing to walk with a cane is actually a very common thing for people as they age. Rather


It’s Time to Liven up Your Home with Nautical-Themed Decor

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Armillary globe, Nautical decor, Pirate decoration ideas

Nautical clocks

Have you been thinking about redecorating recently? Perhaps you’ve considered adding a few life preserver wall decorations to your den or entertainment room. Or maybe you’re thinking about other nautical items such as a wooden ship wheel and a nautical clock to accompany your new nautical-themed pillows.

When was the last time you redecorated? If it’s been a while, has it been as long as 5 years? A recent survey showed that 47% of Americans haven’t redecorated their homes within the last 5 years. Since just 20% of Americans are happy with their home’s decor, it’s time to look for decorating ideas.

Do you love to go shopping for home decor? It’s interesting to note that 65% of the women, and 58% of the


New Luxury Homes for Sale Townhouses and Beyond

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Media homes for sale, New homes in philadelphia

Homes for sale in media pa

Are you in the market for your first home? If so, are you looking at luxury homes for sale? It’s interesting to note that many new homebuyers want to purchase luxury real estate that hasn’t been lived in previously. Most of these prospective homebuyers want to avoid dealing with renovations and other potential issues.

Zillow states, for example, that 48% of buyers want to move into a new home that hasn’t been lived in previously. Energy-efficiency is at the top of the list for 48% of home buyers that are planning to purchase new, rather than older, homes.

Are you looking for a luxury townhouse? Zillow indicated that 23% of Millennial homebuyers tend to look


Three Benefits to Hiring a Residential Moving Service

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Commercial moving service, Furniture delivery san diego, Furniture delivery service

Furniture movers

Finding the new home you want to live in is an exciting time. You often find that moving is the only thing standing between you and your new home. Research shows that the average person in the United States will move about 12 times in their life. Many movers attempt to take this task on all on their own. One study found that 23 percent of adults feel home isn?t where they should be. If this sounds like you, calling a residential moving service is a must. However, you will want to be aware of the many benefits hiring a company can provide for you. Here are three benefits to hiring a residential moving service.

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    Wedding Statistics and Tips For Your Big Day

    Written by Family Magazine. Posted in All inclusive wedding packages south florida, Banquet halls in miami dade, Wedding packages

    Miami wedding venue

    Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life. Several people opt for a wedding outdoors. In fact, around 35% of weddings happen outdoors. An average of 2.4 million weddings is performed each year in the United States, which accounts for several being outdoors.

    The majority of brides, around 30%, tend to plan their wedding for an average of seven months and even up to 12 months. There’s a lot of important details that go into a wedding and make it perfect. All details matter to brides-to-be, including the time they want their wedding. Approximately 16% of weddings happen in the morning, while 31% happened during the evening, and 53% happened during the afternoon.

    Some people strive to have an extravagant wedding, while others just want the most simple wedding they


    Why Spring is the Best Time To Sell Your Home

    Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Real estate for sale, Selling your home

    houses listed for sale

    One of the most common questions real estate agents hear is, “When is the best time to sell my home?” While it’s entirely possible to list and sell at any time of year, the verdict on prime selling time is in. Data has shown that the best time of year to sell your home is during the spring.

    The real estate market is always subject to change, but a 2016 study conducted by Zillow found that March, April, and May are the magic months for selling a home. Houses listed for sale during the first half of May sold an average 18.5 days more quickly than home listings that went up outside that time frame. Those houses listed for sale during that part of May also ended up being purchased for approximately 1% more than the average home listing. That 1% may seem small, but that equates to around $1,700 more in those sellers’ pockets.

    But why is spring such a great time to sell a home?
    There are actually several reasons that homes tend to stay on the market for a shorter period and sell for a higher price during this time of year. The temperate weather can make for appealing listing photos and makes buyers want to spend time outdoors. They’ll be more likely to check out listings or drive by desired areas in hopes of spotting a for sale sign. But even areas that don’t experience extreme seasonal differences notice that the market tends to pick up in spring. It’s the time of year where holidays won’t interrupt home viewings, and most families will want to start looking in spring to ensure they’re settled by fall. Since buyers look at a median of 10 homes over a 10-week period, they’ll often start in March, April, or May — which means your home listing will be right on target.

    Of course, the right time to list your home will depend on your regional market and on your home itself. Working with an experienced real estate agent can help take the guess work out of deciding when to list your home and for how much. In Oregon, spring tends to be a great time to sell a home, and because it’s still a seller’s market, there’s no better time to start making plans. If you want to sell your home this year, spring is right around the corner. To learn more, contact Keller Williams today.


    3 Reasons To Invest In Amish-Built Products

    Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Amish barns, Custom chicken coops for sale, Custom dog kennels for sale

    Amish rabbit hutches

    If you and your family are in the market for a new shed for your home, you might want to consider investing in an Amish-built shed. What makes Amish sheds and products so special? For one, all Amish-made products are 100 percent hand crafted, which means they are built to last and there is a lot of tender love and care that goes into each product. The quality of handcrafted products are unmatched, and mass-made furniture cannot compete. In fact, because each piece is handmade, you should expect a window of about 12 to 16 weeks for your Amish furniture to get to you.

    If you need a little more convincing, here are three more reasons why you should invest in Amish products.

    1. They are made with quality materials

    There are several different garage builders out there and suppliers of tool and st


    Are You Looking for a Modern Living Space?

    Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Mid century modern office furniture, Modern sun loungers

    Mid century modern office furniture

    The saying may be that everything is coming up roses, but when you look at social media posts these days, it seems that everything is coming up Danish. From videos and statistics about the advantages of the changes in Denmark school settings, to the sleek furniture styles like those of the popular Greta Grossman lamps, the attention that Denmark is getting these days for their positive contributions to both education and home furniture designs are a welcome relieve in today’s news cycle.
    If you are in the process of buying your first home, renting your first apartment, or remodeling a home where you have lived for 20 years, yo