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8 Things You Should Do Before Moving Into A New House
Moving into a new house? Your task list doesn't end once you pack up your old place - and we're not just talking about all the fun unpacking you have ahead of you. There are a few more things you're going to want to do before you get in and start living it up.
      Change the locks It doesn't make you paranoid to want new locks on the doors to your home. It makes you smart. "Who knows how many people have keys to what's now your home? The fix is easy: ‘It's usually a minimum charge for a locksmith to come to the house," said Ron Phipps, principal with Warwick, Rhode Island-based Phipps Realty and past president of the National Association of Realtors, on Bankrate. Phipps' advice: Don't
U.S. averages as of October 2023:

30 yr. fixed: 7.19%
15 yr. fixed: 6.54%
5/1 yr. adj: 6.51%

Don't just re-key the locks - replace the hardware, too. You get a nice update, plus peace of mind."
      Don't forget to change your garage door opener code,
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How to Give Your Décor a Sustainable Makeover
     Sustainability and being more eco-friendly are top priorities for many of us right now. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your life more sustainable, including your home décor.
      The following are simple, practical ways you can cultivate a more sustainable interior design concept in your home for a greener and often healthier lifestyle.
      Choose the Right Materials The materials you choose for flooring, furniture, rugs, and other key items in your home can make for more sustainable design.
      For example, reclaimed wood is lovely for flooring or making furniture. When you use reclaimed wood, you’re breathing new life into old materials and recycling

Pulling Off Granny Chic Décor Style
     Granny chic décor style isn’t necessarily new, but it does remain incredibly popular right now. You probably never thought you’d be trying to make your house look like your grandma’s, but here we are. Sometimes also called grandmillennial, what this style is all about is combining old and new.
      It’s sometimes a tricky design style because it can be too overdone or not done enough.
      The following are some tips and things to know about this particular style of décor and interior design.
      The Core Features When you want a grandmillennial or granny chic home, think about that unique juxtaposition that can happen between old and new.
      Some of the things to remember are patterns, light, texture, and memories. That might mean stacks of old books, family photos or vacation photos in mismatched frames, or floral prints on the

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7 Signs It’s Time to Downsize
     Downsizing a home is almost inevitable for many older people. Once your children are out of the house, you don’t need and probably don’t want as much space as you once had. Downsizing can be smart financially and give you a new lease on life, but it can also be an emotional decision to leave your home behind.
      The following are seven signs that it might be time to consider downsizing, even if you’re a bit hesitant.
      1.) Your Neighborhood No Longer Suits Your Lifestyle The location of your home can be as important to your lifestyle as the features of the house itself. When you bought your home, maybe your neighborhood was filled with young children or was close to the best schools.
      Those things might still be true of the neighborhood, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for you anymore.
      You might feel a bit out of place in your neighborhood, and maybe you’d like to move somewhere with more people your age so there are more accessible opportunities for socializing.
      2.) You Have Multiple

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