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Steps To Refinance Your Home

Steps To Refinance Your Home

Have you been looking for options to improve your mortgage rate? Refinancing your home might be a good option.  Refinancing is the process of replacing an existing mortgage with a new loan. Typically, people refinance their mortgage in order to reduce their monthly payments, lower their interest rate, or change their loan program from an adjustable-rate mortgage to a fixed-rate mortgage. If y

 How to Protect Your Home From an Intruder

How to Protect Your Home From an Intruder

Keeping your home and family safe is a top priority.  Even if you live in a safe neighborhood it’s always good to practice safety measures that will protect your home from a potential intruder.  Protecting your home doesn’t have to break the bank either, all of these precautions are virtually free and will keep you and your family safe in case of an emergency.   &n

Seven Creative Ways to Add Pumpkin Into Your Meals

Seven Creative Ways to Add Pumpkin Into Your Meals

Everyone loves a seasonal pumpkin pie or a pumpkin-flavored coffee, but did you know that there are so many other ways to incorporate the season’s favorite vegetable into your meal plans? Not only is pumpkin a versatile ingredient that can add the flavor of fall to just about any dish, but this winter veggie is also a great source of vitamin A.  Whether you like sweet or savory, there a

Four Ways To Make The Most of Your Kitchen Space

Four Ways To Make The Most of Your Kitchen Space

Today, the kitchen is not just for preparing food and storing your dishes.  For most families, the kitchen has become the heart of the home and the center for entertainment.  With the holidays fast approaching it's time to declutter your kitchen and make the most out of your kitchen space! Check out these five hacks that will have your kitchen in tip-top shape by Turkey Day.  &

The Best Trendy Fall Decor Ideas

The Best Trendy Fall Decor Ideas

Now that fall has officially arrived, it is time to embrace the season and pull out your favorite autumn-inspired décor. Besides, we all know you’ve been grabbing a pumpkin spice latte whenever you could for the last few weeks anyway. The season’s official start is a great time to get your home ready for fall with a little seasonal foliage.   1. Texturized Wreaths: When

Questions to Ask Before you Remodel

Questions to Ask Before you Remodel

The change of season might be the time for switching it up when it comes to your home, but that doesn’t have to mean buying a new home and starting all over. In fact, if you’re a long-time homeowner whose home just isn’t measuring up to all your needs and wants anymore, you could consider adding on to the home you love instead of making a big move.  If you’re consideri

 Socially Distant Fall Activities Around Cleveland

Socially Distant Fall Activities Around Cleveland

Now that it is fall and October is approaching, the leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler it is time to partake in Ohio’s favorite fall activities. There are a ton of new and exciting events happening in and around the Cleveland area you can safely practice social distancing! Be sure to double-check with the event and facility about their social distancing requirements, and do

Five Signs It’s Time to Move After Retirement

Five Signs It’s Time to Move After Retirement

Even the happiest of professionals can admit that they dream of retirement from time to time – and maybe even more frequently. And, why not? For many, retirement means more time to spend with those you love, doing the things you love.   But when you’re accustomed to an income that allows you to live a particular lifestyle, then that income changes, it can be difficult to maint

Five Smart Home Devices Worth Trying in Your Home

Five Smart Home Devices Worth Trying in Your Home

A lot of us would probably agree that technology makes things a little easier for us sometimes. When it comes to your home, this also can be true. Now, we know that some smart devices for your home may be a little pricey, but there are some that are quite worth the investment.   1. LED light bulbs LED lights aren’t exactly smart technology. But, if you’re having second th

Ohio's Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winner

Ohio's Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winner

Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services hosts a scholarship program, open to all highschoolers in the area.  The Dream,  Innovate, Grow scholarship is inspired by the key beliefs and attributes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services has been built on.  The recipients who are chosen also embrace these ideals both personally and academic