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The first thing you think of when considering the health and safety of your family likely isn't your home's indoor air quality. Given that relative humidity levels contribute to many different health ailments, you should.

Dry air contributes to respiratory illnesses like asthma and chronic bronchitis. It can also lead to dermatitis and exacerbate skin conditions like eczema. Dry home air also increases stress levels. These are all good reasons to improve your air quality.

With winter on its way to force people indoors, here are 5 ways to improve indoor air quality.

How To Improve Air Quality

1. House Plants

Though you may not have a green thumb, house plants make an easy fix for how to improve indoor air quality and increase home humidity levels. They also add a lot

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Ever struggled through an entire day at work because you couldn't get the sun out of your eyes? Have you ever felt paranoid that burglars are always eyeing your shop? 

These are all valid concerns for business owners, as windows can present some serious concerns about your productivity and overall security. That's where commercial window tinting comes in. 

What are the advantages of window tinting for commercial businesses? That's what we'll be looking at today, as we outline the 5 benefits of window tinting that you should be familiar with. 

Commercial Window tinting

Privacy

Security is always a top concern for many businesses, and window tinting serves as an effective solution. Tinting not only adds an extra layer of protection to strengthen your windows, but it

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With a passion for watching, playing and reporting on football, Katie Brinkley wanted to be a sports reporter when she was in college outside of Denver, Colorado. She still loves the game, and has even called her Superbowl picks already, which she discusses with our CEO and Host James Prendamano at the end of this week’s episode of the Casandra Properties Podcast. 

 

Based in beautiful Littleton, Colorado, Katie Brinkley is equally charming and savvy Social Media Specialist. Ms. Brinkley works with two partners at her company, Next Step Social Media. On today’s Casandra Properties podcast, hosted by our CEO James Prendamano, Katie Brinkley shares her keen insights and tips for using social media platforms to leverage your small business

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Did you know that condominium sales are up 25% from last year? An investment in real estate is one of the smart things you can do.

Some buyers are now choosing condos over single-family units and there are many condos for sale today. Keep reading below to learn five factors you must consider before purchasing a condo. 

Purchasing A Condo

1. What's the Best Condo Price for You?

Your first step should be making a budget based on what you earn. Once you know what you can afford, research recent sales in your desired neighborhood. A realtor can help with this. 

It's also smart to calculate the price per square foot of a condo. That way you can compare it to others. 

2. Understanding Your Condominium Rules

Most condominiums belong to a homeowners

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While the $5.7 trillion a year global chemicals industry has made leaps and bounds in terms of lab safety, there are some dangers that remain difficult to neutralize completely. No matter what sector you work in, as a chemist of any kind you are likely to face hazardous lab chemicals on a daily basis.

Even some of the most frequently-used compounds on Earth can be deadly when handled incorrectly. If you are in need of a chemical lab refresher, read on to find out the most common hazardous chemicals you are likely to come across on the job. 

Chemicals Cause Safety Hazard

1. Sodium Hydroxide

One of the most common types of chemical reaction lab substances is sodium hydroxide, which is used in manufacturing, oil processing, water treatment, and hydraulic fracturing, to name

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The real estate industry experienced a significant shift with the onset of the digital era. A study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed that 44 percent of home buyers searched for properties online instead of relying on real estate agents. Through the use of mobile apps, clients can now search and view potential houses by location and neighborhoods. They can readily compare residential properties on the market according to their desired features by themselves.

 

While this reality may seem disheartening for real estate professionals, the good news is that the same NAR research revealed that most buyers are still inclined to work with an agent to find their dream home even after researching on their own. The challenge now for

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One out of 5 people in the United States has been affected by an infestation of bed bugs or knows someone who has.  

Bedbug infestations are on the rise due to the reduction of pesticides as well as cheap global travel.

While bedbugs do not carry infectious diseases, they do bite and feed on the blood of animals and humans. So, it is well worth it to learn the signs of bed bugs so you can rid your home of them. 

Here are 5 common signs you have bed bugs in your home.

Signs You Have Bed Bugs

1.  Casings or Shells 

Bed bugs shed their casings, or shells, several times before they reach adult status. If you see flakes or small clear shells that look like bugs, that's evidence that bugs are around. You could even smell a faint decay that actually has a

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A fire in your house is always a nightmare. The damage can disrupt your life, and you see everything that you've worked through the years go up in ashes. When the fire is put out, and you see that everyone is safe, getting into your property and looking at the losses is just the first step.

It would be best to consider getting a restoration done since the fire creates corrosion on burned materials inside your home. There are also smoke, soot, and other damages that you have to deal with. This is why it's essential to visit USARestoration.com as soon as possible to begin the restoration process, even if the firemen are still battling the flames. When your property is cleared, you may still be able to salvage some of your mementos and belongings that

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Owning a house is a dream come true for anyone. Apart from finally owning a permanent place to stay, your house is where you make new memories with your family and loved ones. However, when you start having trouble with mortgages, you can lose your dream house in just a snap. This situation is commonly known as foreclosure. 

If you’re not familiar with this concept, read on to learn more about foreclosure and the steps involved in this process. 

What Is Foreclosure?

Primarily, foreclosure refers to a process used by lenders to get the house back from borrowers who can no longer pay their mortgages. It is a legal action initiated against the borrowers to make sure the lenders can take their money back. 

For example, if you’ve stopped making

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December is here, the best month for anyone who wishes to get a nice home for less. 

Research shows that some of the best house discounts and deals come towards the end of the year. The month features cold weather, which means very few individuals are house hunting. Also, people are busy with holiday preparations, and moving houses is not a priority. 

These variations translate to a buyers’ market, and with the right planning and excellent bargaining skills, the right time to own your dream home is now. Understanding the differences between a condo vs apartment vs townhouse helps you weigh the pros and cons of each and make a sound decision.

In this article, we help you understand their main differences. 

Condo vs Apartment vs Townhouse

Condos

Simply put, a

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