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Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – More Cleaning Hacks

With many of us using our small coffee grinders for whole spices, cleaning them between uses is a bit difficult. Getting rid of the smell can be even more so! Grind a large handful of uncooked white rice until it’s completely powdered. It removes all smells and particles.

9 Things to Think About Before Listing Your Home on Airbnb

If you own a property that is vacant for at least part of the year, you might be able to make some good money by renting it out as a vacation rental on sites like Airbnb. But while there is certainly some profit potential associated with using a service like Airbnb, there are a number of considerations that should be made first before you open your doors to the masses.

INFOGRAPHIC: What do Today’s Home Sellers Look Like?

What do today’s home sellers look like? According to statistics gathered by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), they’re living in their homes longer before selling and are more likely to use a real estate agent to sell. Here are some interesting facts about home sellers of today.

Restaurant Review – Brazilian Bowl

I’m always looking for healthy food on the go! And it’s always a bonus when it’s something different and unique. This week took me to Brazilian Bowl. Brazilian Bowl is a fast casual, counter service restaurant with two locations: one in Lakeview and one in Albany Park. We went to the location in Lakeview.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Pollinators to Plant in your Yard

Bring beneficial bees, butterflies, and birds to your garden by growing flowers and plants that they love. We can do our part to provide plants that will feed and shelter these wonderful species. We have all heard about the disappearance of some bee and butterfly species. These are necessary for food production on the planet and will pollinate our little corner of the world.

Are Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Too Risky?

If you’re taking out a mortgage on a home, you’ll be stuck paying interest on top of the initial loan that you take out. The lower the interest rate, the less you’ll be paying towards interest overall, which is why it’s always best to try to get the lowest rate possible on a home loan.

How Much Home Do You Actually Need?

Among all the factors that need to be considered when buying a home, size is obviously one of the more important ones. After all, you want to make sure you’ve got enough space for your needs, but you also don’t want to pay for more square footage than you have to.