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Bedford Place Looks to Nearby Columbus for Holiday Cheer

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As a brisk cold weather breeze rolls through the Midwest, Blacklick folks begin to prepare for the next round of holiday hustle and bustle. Luckily, they needn’t do much planning this year, because their neighboring city of Columbus, Ohio has already done all the work for them! This winter, Columbus provides folks with an array of seasonal activities that are sure to please all attendants. Check out what’s happening by venturing over to Columbus in the upcoming weeks!

A December to Remember in Greensboro

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Greensboro, North Carolina residents had best fuel up on some eggnog this holiday season if they want to keep up with all the happenings around their hometown! The month of December features nearly one community event per day, ensuring that there will be plenty of opportunities for folks to get in the holiday spirit. Be sure to drop by in order to experience all the fun around Greensboro!

Tips on How to Save on Utility Bills This Winter

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Winter brings increased utility costs as the day length shortens and temperatures decrease. While some amount of extra cost is natural, there are many ways to save on utility bills that can prevent normal winter heating and lighting from exceeding your budget.

Holiday Happenings in Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham, Alabama proves that residents needn’t look far when in search of things to do this holiday season! From fine arts and food to an abundance of seasonal shopping, Birmingham promises something for everyone in the upcoming months. Come on out and experience all that this unique town has to offer!

Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home

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Months of planning go into preparing your home when a human baby is on the way, but many people bring home a baby animal without a thought to "pet proofing" their house. Making your home pet-friendly not only keeps your new four-legged family member safe, but it can save you hundreds of dollars in property damage or vet bills.

Only Six Homes Remain in Final Phase at Villas at Center Park in Marion

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Looking for a new home in an established, maintenance-free community?  This is your opportunity to secure one of the last six ranch homes at the Villas at Center Park, a spectacular residential community located in historic Marion, Ohio.
“With our final phase of construction underway and only six single-family ranches remaining, we are urging buyers to act quickly in order to secure one of the final homes available,” said Leigh Nevers, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “This collection continues to impress buyers who want quality craftsmanship, more for their money and a desirable location.”

Getting the Most from Natural Homemade Cleansers

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Chemical-based products are costly to the health of the environment and they may be affecting your family's health too. Treatments for allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis or asthma often include decreasing the amount of chemical cleansers in the home. Toxins from chemical cleaners build up in the indoor environment, especially during cold months when doors and windows keep fresh air out. If you'd like to use fewer chemical cleansers but are worried that natural ingredients won't be strong enough for the deep-down clean you prefer, your inner clean-freak may feel better knowing which natural cleansers work best for which job.

Courtyards at Pepper Creek Clubhouse Activities

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The Courtyards at PepperCreek in Valparaiso combines luxury ranch-style homes and a picturesque neighborhood that includes a community clubhouse. Because the Courtyards at Pepper Creek offers full exterior maintenance services, homeowners enjoy free time relaxing on their private patio as well as activities and organized events at the clubhouse.

Creating the Perfect Fall Porch

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With the fall season comes house guests and get-togethers and parties galore. What does this mean for you? That a lot of people are going to be seeing your home, and your porch is their first impression of it. It is crucial that you take the time and effort to decorate your porch just like you do the interior of your home. After all, you only get one chance to make a positive first impression and it sure would be a bummer to waste it on an ignored porch.

Wilcox Communities Announces New Single-family Ranch Homes Coming Soon to Crossings at West Valley in Brunswick Hills

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Wilcox Communities, one of the fastest growing homebuilders in the Midwest, is excited to roll out three new floor plans at its Crossings at West Valley, a beautiful, maintenance-free home community in Brunswick Hills. The new, single-family ranch homes, which are now pre-selling, will be completed and available for move-in next spring.

Preparing for Winter: Maintain Your Gas or Wood Fireplace

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Don't risk your family's safety by using a poorly maintained fireplace. Both gas- and wood-burning fireplaces should be inspected before their first use each winter. Make a habit of checking fireplaces as part of your regular home winterizing procedure. Savvy homeowners can handle part of the regular maintenance but some jobs need to be done by a professional.

4 Easy Tips to Make Your Thanksgiving Entertaining a Little Less Stressful

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Just because you are hosting Thanksgiving this year doesn't mean you have to succumb to the fact that you aren't going to get any time to relax and enjoy the day. In fact, you better make some time to savor in the warmth and togetherness the holiday brings, because that's what it is really all about. With some careful planning and organization, you will be able to serve a delicious meal and still get to spend priceless time with your loved ones.

4 Tips to Help You Create the Perfect Fall Fireplace Mantel

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Ah, the fireplace. It's the place you gather with friends and family to stay warm as the weather starts to turn cold, and it is likely the focal point of your room. With the burning flames below, and an eye-catching piece of artwork above it, the fireplace mantel is just screaming to be decorated. When done correctly, the mantel can bring warmth and sophistication to your room. Here are a few tips to get you started in the right direction.

Tips on Winterizing Your Home

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Preparing your home for the cold months ahead is worth a little sweat equity. You'll stay cozy through the winter, save money on energy bills and avoid costly or even dangerous accidents by following these five tips for preparing your home for winter: