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Did you know that the average American spends $8,961 on food and $20,679 on housing? The amount people pay for housing accounts for about 25% of the average American's income. 

You might be wondering how to stretch your family's budget for family fun. While maintaining and stretching your budget might seem tough, it's possible.

This article will discuss how to stretch a family's entertainment budget. Read on to explore the answer to this question and say hello to family fun today!

Affordable Family Fun


For entertainment purposes, you'll want to stay in the 5-10% of your after-tax income for entertainment purposes. Some experts state that you can go higher such as 20-30%. 

This can include vacations, clothing, eating out, gifts, and entertainment.

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Before you place a property on sale, you'd want to make sure it’s in good shape. One way to do this is by excavating the property. Excavation involves bulk earthworks using sub-surface mapping and specialized machinery. During excavation, the machines shift rocks and earth in order to remove obstacles or any other materials that need to be cleared before construction can commence.  

Excavating a property prior to selling it is a great way to boost its curb appeal and value. This process includes underground clearing, trenching, and utility identification. It also includes the installation of electrical and plumbing systems. If you’re planning to sell your property, here is a guide to enable you to excavate it the right way: 

Property Excavation

  1.  Survey The

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The latest episode of the Casandra Properties podcast features three amazing business women, including our own Rebecca Matulonis. CEO & Host James Prendamano, along with his co-host Rebecca interview Staten Island’s own Gail Castellano, the Regional Director of New York Community Bank, along with Kristine Garlisi, Chief of Staff for the Nicotra Group and Executive Director of the Lois and Richard Nicotra Foundation. Both guests are committed to doing good business here on the Island, as well as giving back to the Staten Island community. In addition, both organizations have done so in immeasurable ways.

Women Leading in Business & The Community

Gail Castellano is the Senior Vice President Regional Director of New York Community Bank, overseeing

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Did you know that the average American spends about one-third of his or her life at work? If you have an office job that involves long hours sitting at a desk or computer, then you should ensure that your space is comfortable and adaptable.

One of the easiest things you can do to upgrade your space is painting the office. A fresh coat of paint can bring a new livelihood to your office and make it more impressive for both employees and clients.

Would you like to know thebest way to paint an office building quickly and efficiently? Here are some tips for getting the job done with safety and priorities of your workers in mind.

Tips for Painting Your Office

1. Try to Paint at Night

The best time to get work done is when the staff is out of the office. If possible, try to

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Over 50% of home buyers find their new homes through the internet. With wow-worthy website content, you can draw more buyers in. Plain, still images aren't enough to boost sales, though.

Instead, consider offering virtual home tours this year.

Virtual house tours are the perfect addition to any marketing strategy. With COVID quarantines still in place, many people are prioritizing their safety. By offering video home tours, you can reach those buyers without risking their health.

That's not all! Here are six ways offering a virtual real estate tour could help you boost sales. 

Benefits of Virtual Tours

1. Boost Website Traffic

Are you struggling to attract people to your listing? Over 60% of people struggle to generate traffic and leads. Once you do attract

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Did you know there were approximately 1,401,840 burglaries in 2017? During these break-ins, homeowners suffered an estimated $3.4 billion in property damages. On average, each home invasion cost $2,416. 

Home intrusions remain an unfortunate reality with steep monetary consequences. They can also prove dangerous should members of your family be home when an event takes place. 

Fortunately, technological advancements continue to provide more effective and efficient ways to prevent home invasions. But you shouldn't rely on tech alone when it comes to protecting your residence.

Here's how to make criminals think twice before breaking into your home.

Home Invasions

Have the Proper Equipment

What's one of the best ways to deter a break-in? By preparing

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Coming from a year that was characterized by slow economic growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the commercial property market has to re-evaluate its focus in 2021. Traditionally, the commercial property market presents exciting opportunities for investors. But it’s also a fragile industry that’s easily affected by social, political, environmental, as well as economic factors. The decisions by property owners to buy or sell properties also affect the market to a large extent. 

Commercial Property Market 2021

As the world focuses on Covid-19 recovery in 2021, here are some tips to help realtors in the commercial property market succeed in 2021:

  1. Understand the Commercial Property Market

To excel in the commercial property market in 2021, you’ll need to understand

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Are you wondering how you can get lower mortgage payments?

Paying your mortgage is a heavy task to do, especially if you have a low-income job. It's one of the reasons why people keep moving from house to house. If you can no longer keep up with monthly expenses, you may want a new home with lower mortgage payments.

What most people do is sell their old home to buy a new and cheaper house. However, there are times that people get confused about where to start first. Don't worry, here are some things you need to consider before selling your home.

Lower Mortgage Payments

Study the House Market

Before putting your house on the market, it's preferred you do some research first. Investigate the average price when you sell a house to lessen the chances of overpricing.

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Are you planning to sell your house and ditch the place you have been stuck in for so long and move to a new place? Well, that is a great thought as we all deserve a fresh start, don’t we? We are definitely stuck in one spot due to the pandemic and it seems like it is never going to end. So why not just forget about it all and move to the new destination that you have always wanted to? There are so many wonderful places where you can move to and start a new life and begin your dream journey from. Furthermore, everything can be done online too. For instance, if you want to sell your home before you move out, you can try and sell it online too. Likewise, you can research places that offer a potentially good living style and make a decision

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Being a landlord is a reliable source of income and can be very rewarding. One of the reasons that people enjoy the occupation is that it remains interesting by involving many different tasks. But these require a variety of skills that you need to have to be successful.

One of these is creating an environment in which your tenants enjoy living. You don’t have to be a pushover to know how to be a landlord that renters trust and appreciate.

Tenants who have a good rental experience, including getting along with their landlord, are more likely to stay, pay rent on time, respect the property, and recommend other rental units to their friends. That means your business will be more successful and you will make more money.

Keep reading for some landlord

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