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Listing Your Home: A Picture Is Worth…

Excellent photos help attract potential buyers to your home. You don’t need to be a professional photographer with expensive equipment to take great pictures. Clear away objects, use the right light, and put your home’s best foot forward

November 08 / 2013
Author Amy Freeman
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Meet Your Match: Find a Roommate in Philly

Getting a roommate can mean paying less on rent and utilities and making a life-long friend. In Philadelphia, there are plenty of ways to find a roommate. Choose your roomie carefully to avoid someone who’s irresponsible or who doesn’t pay the bills.

November 08 / 2013
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Be Prepared: Emergency Resources in Philadelphia

Be ready for any type of emergency situation in Philadelphia. Learn who to contact in case of a disaster and who can provide shelter and other services. The city has a number of emergency resources, both public and private, to help residents out.

November 08 / 2013
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Bring NFL Sunday Home: Host an Eagles Party

Celebrate the Eagles by holding a football watch party at your home. Break out the Eagles flair with green decorations and snacks. Make things interesting by having guests place bets and try to guess the final score of the game.

November 06 / 2013
Author Amy Freeman
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Subletting in Philly: Do It Right

Subletting an apartment can be a risky move. Do your research before you sublet. Find out as much as you can about the potential subtenant by checking references and credit. Remember to get permission from your landlord, too.

October 22 / 2013
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Baseball Decorations to Celebrate Your Love of the Game

Through good times and bad, celebrate your love of the Phillies and baseball. Add some decorative touches to the man cave or entertainment zone of your home, such as a baseball wreath or holiday decorations.

October 18 / 2013
Author Amy Freeman
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Get in the Spirit: Halloween Decor Ideas

It does not take much to get your house ready for Halloween. Since Philadelphia row homes and condos have less space than places in the suburbs, the key to decorating successfully here is to choose one area of the home on which to focus.

September 20 / 2013
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What to Do About Asbestos in Your Philadelphia Home

Asbestos is plentiful in older homes in the Philadelphia area. If your home contains the material, you have two options. Either leave the area alone, or take steps to have the materials removed or contained.

September 20 / 2013
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Deleading Your Philadelphia Home: Do It Safely

When it comes to deleading your house, you can permanently remove the source of lead or perform a temporary fix. Working with a licensed professional will ensure your safety during the lead removal process.

September 20 / 2013
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Older Home Risks: Test for Lead Paint

If a house in Philadelphia was built before 1978, it is likely to have lead paint on the walls. Lead paint is dangerous for people of all ages. Fortunately, you can test for lead in paint and remove the paint if necessary.

September 17 / 2013
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