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02
Aug

Four Things You Need to Know About Apartment Rental Scams

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Luxury apartment rentals, Luxury apartments wheeling, Wheeling apartments for rent

If you’re in the market for luxury apartment rentals, you’re probably feeling that pressure to just grab a furnished apartment before someone else does. After all, 33% of all those who rent will be moving each year, and it can be hard to find the right place. If you have pets, for example, this can cause all kinds of problems; in 2014, two thirds of pet owners reported that they had a hard time finding a rental that would let them bring their pets. All the pressure and stress of finding a place can make you feel like you have to say yes before you’re ready. Before you pull the trigger on any luxury apartment rentals, here are some scams you need to know about and avoid.

Fake Sublet Opportunities

It’s a common scam: sublets offered on gorgeous luxury apartment rentals. Only problem? The person offering the sublet doesn’t actually rent the place. They’re actually subletting themselves, and to make money in their last few weeks there they offer it up to as many parties as possibl

01
Aug

How Best to Sell a Home

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Cash out on real estate, Inherited property sales, Selling an inherited home

Homes have changed a lot in the past twenty years. The market and the homes themselves are different and require different considerations when moving into or moving out of them. It used to be that you had to search through newspapers and periodicals to find or sell a home and it took several steps after that to cement how and where you were going to find your new home. It wasn’t easy and younger readers might not remember or know how hard it was. For example, if you lived in a rural area, there might not be other people around for miles and miles outside of your area. Selling a home in areas like this was and still is hard but it was especially hard before the internet when communication was only via mail and phones. In urban areas it might have been a little easier but not by much. In urban areas, the homes were closer but there was still the matter of finding one at the right price and in an area that you love and actually want to live in. It is easier now, of course, to find a home

25
Jul

Considering Hiring a Property Manger 5 Important Questions to ask During the Interview

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Apartment rental agencies, Apartment rental agencies denver co, How to hire a property manager

Choosing how to properly interview before hiring a property manager is critical and the questions asked will provide you with numerous answers and abundant information if the right questions are asked. There were more than 317,000 property management jobs in the U.S. in 2016 and this profession has seen over a 4% growth between the years of 2012 and 2017. While taking the time to choose the right candidate and hiring a property manager that is suitable can seem difficult and time consuming it is important nonetheless. Use the questions below to help you get a better understanding of your candidates and choose the best property manager for you.

Number of Units

Asking a lease management company this question may seem prying but there is a method behind the madness. This question lets you get a feel on their actual size. If they manage only a few properties then this could be red flag for a couple of reasons. Either they are inexperienced and just starting ou

18
Jul

How to Organize Your Storage Unit Effectively

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Finding the right storage unit, Rv storage, Self storage units

You have found the storage unit for rent, but now you need to organize it. Decluttering your home is great, and finding the right storage unit for rent can make life a lot easier. Unfortunately, your personal storage space can quickly get out of hand if you’re not careful about how you organize it. When you first throw the boxes in there you might just be glad to have them put away. Three months later, however, when you’re looking for the winter clothes, it becomes a nightmare. By the time you’re done, no organizational system remains. There is a way to avoid this, and while it will be more time-consuming at the beginning, it’ll be well worth it later when you’re trying to find all the stuff you squirreled away in the self storage facility.

  1. Before you even start, map a layout for navigating that storage unit for rent. You
10
Jul

How Outdoor Walkways Can Spruce Up Any Backyard

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Backyard hardscape design ideas, Skilled carpenters

Outdoor walkways are beautiful additions to anyone’s garden or backyard. If you are looking to spruce up your home for a sale, or just to give your backyard a new look, you might want to think about putting one in! There are so many different outdoor walkway designs to choose from, from those that look sleek and chic to those that are a little more majestic looking for a fairy garden. Combined with backyard water features, landscape lighting, and landscape planting, you can have a whole new look in your backyard in just a little while (and on a budget!).

1. Light it up

One of the coolest ways to make an outdoor walkway stand out is by placing solar powered lights along the sides! They can be in globe shapes, butterflies, flowers, etc., but they will look so magical at night! You can also opt to use rope lights around the outer edges of your outdoor walkway. This is especially pretty during

10
Jul

Five Marks the Best Day Schools Share

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Best preschools miami, Performing arts high schools, Performing arts high schools in miami

Every parent is interested in providing their child with the best advantage possible in life. The advantages of attending private schools are fairly well known. Approximately one quarter of all of America’s schools are private schools, and while student apathy is a problem that 21% of public school teachers complain about, only 4% of teachers working in the private sector find this to be an issue. The national average for private school SAT scores is 1235, far higher than the national average of 1060. There is no doubt that a private high school or elementary school could be a great choice for your child’s future, but what are the characteristics you should look for in the best day schools?

The Best Day Schools Have a Healthy Mix of Teachers

No school should ever have only veteran or only new teachers. If all the teachers are young and i

09
Jul

Are You Getting Ready to Downsize Your Home?

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Clothes donations, Donate clothes, Red cross clothing donations

You did not really intend to be downsizing quite this soon, but the day that you saw your neighbor and his adult son measuring part of their acreage for a new home, you decided to have a conversation. They were indeed thinking about building a second home on their property, and when you suggested that the son just buy yours, they were immediately interested. The thought of months of construction and all of the mess that it involves is never a fun idea in a place where there is more cold and wet weather than anything else, so you were not surprised that they agreed to immediately come walk through your space.
Things happened pretty quickly after that initial walk through and now you find yourself spending this summer sorting and making decisions about what you want to keep and what you are going to have to part with. You have the Red Cross pickup schedule memorized and always have a pile of house hold and Continue Reading No Comments

02
Jul

3 Reasons to Build Your Fence out of Vinyl

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Buy fence online, Buy gate online, Vinyl fence online

Ever since its invention in 1913, vinyl has been used for a variety of products, from home wares to records. Although vinyl has become more popular in fencing and home siding since the 1980′s, many purists insist on using traditional wood for fencing and siding. While wood is still the preferred choice for those who want to have a varied look for their fence, here are a few reasons to consider building a vinyl fence this summer.

Vinyl is low maintenance.

As those who have ever had a traditional wood fence or deck know, wood needs to be sealed and stained regularly. It’s also susceptible to rot and termites. Vinyl, as a synthetic fiber, doesn’t have these problems. It can be hosed off every now and again and then forgotten about. While a surface level search for “fence parts near me” may yield more wood-related pr

02
Jul

Cleaning 4 Problem Areas in Your Home

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Craft room storage solutions, Home organization furniture, Modular storage units

It’s tough to find a better feeling than having an organized home. Unfortunately, many people feel that they don’t know where to start in regards to organizing their homes. That being said, ordering a few items will make organizing your home incredibly easy. Considering that, here are four great ways for keeping problem areas in your home organized.

  • Cube Organization Furniture for Children’s Rooms

    Research from England found that the average 10 year old owns 238 toys yet only regularly plays with 12 of them. If you have children, you likely notice that they’re favoring certain toys of others. Children with too many toys can often create messes, especially those who are extremely young. With that in mind, you’ll find that cube organizers keep children’s toys stowed away safely. In addition, these cubes make obtaining and storing toys a breeze for both children and parents.
  • Shoe Organizers are Wise Purchases

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27
Jun

Choosin and Working With a Home Builder

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Finding a new home, Home builders, Single family homes

Are you planning on building your own home? Choosing a home builder can be a stressful part of the process, but if you get the right one you’ll take a lot of the burden off yourself. Since two in every five people in the United States strongly prefer having a newly-built home over buying existing houses for sale, you know there are plenty of home builders to choose from. Of course, we’ve all heard horror stories about homes builds. The majority of home builders, however, are very capable and professional: and never get into the news or those urban legend stories! Here are the six best tips for choosing and working with your home builder, so you can be sure you get the home you want.

  1. Know your build. What size of a home do you want, and what do you need specifically? Do you need things to move at the speed of light? Do you need your home to be as eco-friendly as possi