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FREE MONEY for Homeowners! Welcome Home Funds Program | Open March 2014

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Welcome Home Program- Opens March 2014 The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (the FHLBank) has established a set-aside of Affordable Housing Program (AHP) funds to help create homeownership through a program called the Welcome Home Program. Welcome Home funds are available to Members as grants to assist homebuyers. Welcome Home grants are limited to…Read More »

The Swain’s Housewarming Party 2013

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The Swain’s Housewarming Party was the first one that I’ve hosted in 2013, and it was a success.  I think we had 30-40 people in and out throughout the night. I started working with Ryon & Brianna in the spring of 2013, and it was an adventure.  After several showing and an offer on a…Read More »

How to think like a buyer when getting your property ready to sell

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The house is finally done after a whole lot of “blood, sweat and tears”, and now it’s time to get your wholesale flip “retail buyer ready”. Real estate investors all have the same question at this point; how can I make my house stand out from the other homes for sale in the neighborhood? The…Read More »

Three unique ways to help kids embrace a blended family

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

(BPT) – About 1,300 new stepfamilies form each day in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And of the 60 million American children younger than 13, half are currently living with one biological parent and that parent’s partner. As a result, couples are trying to find ways to include their stepchildren in…Read More »

What’s your ‘TV persona’? Picking the set that’s right for you

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Long gone are the days when TVs were a “one size fits all” proposition, when all you really wanted was the right size box for your living room: a picture tube TV with an unassuming appearance, only matched by its archaic remote controller. Today, the game has changed, and the choices of flat-panel HDTVs are…Read More »

Spend more time entertaining and less time cleaning

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The arrival of fall is a busy time for the whole family. From hectic back-to-school routines to the advent of holiday entertaining, your home is bound to become a hub of activity. To prep for a season of social events and family occasions, it’s time to give your kitchen a cleaning and de-cluttering makeover. Cut…Read More »

It’s a wrap: Tips for making gifts look great all year long

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

A beautifully wrapped gift truly enhances the gift giving experience. If you’re wrapping that birthday or anniversary gift in drab paper or (worse yet) the Sunday comics, it’s time to rethink your wrapping techniques. With a few simple tips, it’s easy to create great-looking, personal gift wrapping that is as much fun to open as…Read More »

Common outdoor lighting mistakes and their solutions

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Upgrading your home’s exterior lighting is a surefire way to increase your home’s curb appeal and resell value. And a well-lit front lawn can also deter would-be burglars. Most of  the outdoor lighting of one’s home adds a welcoming touch for family and guests. Here you can learn about outdoor lighting trends, common lighting problems…Read More »

Free up more time by revamping your laundry room routine

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Today, time is an incredible luxury – one that we too rarely have. Between family responsibilities, work commitments and everyday stresses, it can often be hard to accomplish everything on the to-do list, let alone carve out time for oneself.  A mainstay on the to-do list has always been laundry, and with the average  household…Read More »

The design element that can add drama and save cash

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

While drama may be unattractive in other aspects of your life, a dash of it can be just what your home’s decor needs to spice things up. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose between drama and cents. At least one popular design element can deliver positive impact on your decor and your wallet: skylights.  …Read More »