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When it comes time to sell a house, there are many issues to be addressed to make it attractive to prospective buyers, from curb appeal to functionality of all systems, and realtors are eager to provide advice to guide sellers through the process of “getting ready.”     But probably the most sens...
05/13/2013
Unless any of us lives on a city street, we all have driveways to consider and to maintain and, because it covers such a significant percentage of our property surface, it can be an onerous task. Snow removal is high on the list of chores, but selecting and maintaining the surface of driveways is...
05/06/2013
What if I told you that there’s one simple household chore that helps you get things organized, improves the quality of your life and generally makes you a happier person? You may already be doing it without knowing its benefits, or if you’re not doing it, you might be alarmed by what the consequ...
04/30/2013
We’ve all grown up with abbreviations and acronyms that probably originated at sea, such as SOS (originally for “save our ship”) to POSH (for “portside out, starboard in”), and many others that developed on land for everyday living, as impressive as VIP (“very important person”), as French as RSV...
04/22/2013
  After a half dozen dreary years of the Great Recession and its devastating impact on the real estate market, I experienced a disappointment that was nevertheless encouraging, as paradoxical as that may seem. I placed an offer on behalf of a young couple to purchase a house that had been on the ...
04/15/2013
In 1831, the electric doorbell was invented by Joseph Henry, an American scientist who was the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. It was a simple device, much like the wired doorbells we see today, where an outside button is pushed and electrical current flows to an inside transforme...
04/08/2013
With 63 percent of us overweight, while oversized furniture to accommodate that persists and the square footage of our homes shrinking, it would seem that something's got to give!  It's a real conumdrum:  for some reason, Americans still want "big" in everything, while practicality tells us that ...
03/20/2013
It is so nice to return to the ActiveRain family after having been away for a year. For what reason, I don't know, but when I discovered that the first item in a Google search for my name, Bill Primavera, is my presence on ActiveRain, I decided that I should take advantage of its optimization pro...
03/17/2013
    When I read that Irv Gordon from Patchogue, New York, had logged almost 3,000,000 miles on his 1966 Volvo P1800, I thought that surely I had misread that number.  Three hundred thousand, yes, but 3,000,000?  I was not mistaken, and Irv attributes his car’s exceptional longevity to painstaking...
01/02/2012
Our homes are where we eat, sleep, play, sometimes work, and store things we’ve finished using but somehow can’t bear to throw away. There are many reasons we may want to hold on to stuff we no longer need, but where do we put it all?   Granted, some homeowners achieve living on the light side wh...
01/02/2012
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