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TIP: Realtors offer tips for a safe holiday season

Read the full story at: MercuryNews.com To help keep your family and your home safe and secure during the holiday season, the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors shares the following tips from various sources, including the National Safety Council and the National Fire Protection Association: When putting up decorations make sure you use a sturdy […]

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TIP: 12 Tips for Safer Holiday Home Decorating

The year-end holidays can be a time for beautiful home decorations, so it is important to stay safe while stringing up festive lights and other holiday decorating activities. Read more at: consumerreports.org 1. Check for freshness when buying a live Christmas tree. A fresh tree is green, its needles are hard to pull from branches, […]

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Top 10 Cyber Monday Shopping Tips for 2018

Follow CR’s advice to get the best deals, now and throughout the holiday season with these tips from ConsumerReports.org 1. Plan to shop early The best time to start checking out Cyber Monday deals is the Saturday after Black Friday; many retailers wait until then to post offers so that they don’t steal any thunder […]

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TIP: 5 Ways to Save on Last-Minute Holiday Travel

The last few weeks of the year tend to race by. Planning an affordable vacation or booking flights and hotels to join family and friends over the holidays might seem impossible now. BUT, there is still time. Procrastinators can land a great deal that doesn’t break the bank– Read more at: ConsumerReports.org 1. Be a Flexible […]

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TIP: Ways to Eat Smarter at Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for us to be grateful for everything we have, but it has also earned the connotation as the holiday for gigantic meals and over-eating. For those of you who are watching what they eat or are health-conscious, you may be concerned you’ll have too much on your plate this holiday! ConsumerReports recommends these […]

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TIP: 10 Tips to Get Your House Ready for Winter

As the first snow fall of the year is upon us, learn the best tips on how to Save money and live comfortably even as temperatures plunge from ConsumerReports.  1. Protect Indoor Pipes According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a burst pipe can cause $5,000 or more in damage. Pipe […]

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TIP: The Complete Guide to Fall Yard Care

Here are some helpful tips from Consumer Reports on how to best take care of your yard before it’s time to stow your mower—and get out your snow blower.. 1. Deal With Your Leaves The first step to dealing with leaves? Deciding whether you even need to collect them at all. There are environmental benefits […]

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TIP: Fall Cleanup and Maintenance for your Car

As the weather is getting colder, it’s important to make sure your car is running properly. Here are a few simple maintenance checks recommended by Consumer Reports to help keep your vehicle in top condition. Car Battery: Fall is a good time to inspect your car battery, making sure the cables and terminals are snug, and retighten […]

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