Janette Friend-Harrington's Blog Posts

AN INVITATION TO THE LEGACY JOURNEY CLASS

Legacy Journey is designed for individuals who are building wealth to make a difference in the world. If you are committed to living and leaving a legacy, then this is for you... JOIN US as we

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INVITATION TO THE LEGACY JOURNEY CLASS

Legacy Journey is designed for individuals who are building wealth to make a difference in the world. If you are committed to living and leaving a legacy, then this is for you... JOIN US as we start

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Welcome to Your Legacy Journey 2021

Hey there!Thank you for your interest in joining this class.CLASS SCHEDULESThe Legacy Class will start on January 26, 2021 |  7:00 - 8:00 pm (zoom link will be sent to your email)Intro

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January Weekly Home Maintenance Checklist

JanuaryYour first few weeks of doing home maintenance is a great time to start on your plumbing. With November and December out of the way (the two months when cooking and eating seem to be in high

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Weekly Home Maintenance Checklist

JanuaryYour first few weeks of doing home maintenance is a great time to start on your plumbing. With November and December out of the way (the two months when cooking and eating seem to be in high

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How to Negotiate a Home Price

Negotiating with the seller is always worth trying, even in a hot housing market. Don’t be afraid to offer lower than the asking price and negotiate up! As mentioned earlier, plan for your

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How to Make an Offer on a House

Finding the right house for you can take a few weeks or a few months. But what happens when you do set your sights on the house of your dreams? How and when do you make an offer?And what should you

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10 Fireplace Maintenance Tips

There's nothing like a true wood-burning fireplace in the cold fall and winter months. A fireplace's crackling sound and the dancing flames are mesmerizing—the best entertainment around. Wood

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Christmas Gifts for Kids: How Much Is Too Much?

Christmastime is one of the best times of the year. And if you’ve got kids, you know the joy of seeing their faces light up as they realize Santa stuffed himself down their chimney, dropped

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Buying or Selling a Home in Winter: What You Need to Know

Nobody buys or sells a home in the winter. Right? Wrong! In fact, if you checked the numbers, you’d find that a good chunk of home purchases happen during the coldest months of the year.

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How to Care for Your Christmas Tree

Keep your tree looking lush until the last ornament is packed away with these tips for watering, using stands and sitingArtificial trees may have increased in popularity, but for the purist, only a

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Your December Home Checklist

Spruce up your home for days and nights spent indoors and close to home this holiday season.With residents of cold regions experiencing or preparing for snow, plus all the holidays, December is a

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4 Tips for Designing Your Wine Room

Is it time to upgrade how you store your wine? Perhaps a rack, or even a dedicated wine refrigerator, is no longer getting the job done. If you’re contemplating making the leap to a wine room,

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5 Ways to Sell Your House Fast

Technology is moving fast. It's shaping the way we live. Revolutionizing the way we interact and communicate. In fact, there's little that's been untouched by technology. Industries have been razed

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13 Extra Costs Before Buying a Home

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs — on top of the purchase price — that you must figure

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Home Equity - Important Impacts

Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity over

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How to Host Thanksgiving at Home

The good news: Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie haven’t been canceled. The bad news? You may not be squeezing yourself around a table with 10 of your nieces and nephews to celebrate

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12 Ways to Make A Bathroom Look Bigger

Most of us dream of having a vast, spacious bathroom with a separate tub and shower, two sinks and maybe even a decadent chaise just for lounging between soaks. Well, whether you live that dream or

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Is This Your Situation: Debating Over Whether to Buy a New or Old Home?

Congratulations on making the big decision to buy a new home. Now, what kind of home are you thinking about buying? One of the first questions that you are going to be asked is if you are interested

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Weatherproof Outdoor Furniture

If you want to buy a home with ample outdoor space for entertaining, there are additional considerations. Not only do you want shelter from the weather, but you need to make sure the furniture you

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Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Option - What You Need to Know

Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners were immediately concerned about being able to pay their mortgages, and

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6 Home Upgrades Buyers Want in the COVID-19 Era

If you imagined 2020 was the year you would finally list your house for sale, you may have hit the brakes on those plans when the coronavirus pandemic arrived. But now, we’re more than six

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Why Pricing Your House Right Is an Essential

In today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National Association of

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Key Factors to Consider as You Cultivate Your House-Hunting Wishlist

When searching for your dream home, it’s easy to become swept away by a property’s beauty and make a buying decision based on your emotional reaction. However, as one of the most

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Why Isn't My Home Selling as Fast as I think it Should?

If the listing for your home hasn't been attracting buyers for a few weeks in a fast-paced real estate market, or for a few months in a slower one, you certainly have good reason to be concerned.

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5 Factors To Consider When Deciding How Long You Should Live in Your Home Before You Sell

Whether you just got your house keys last week or you've lived in your home for almost 20 years, you could always sell your home whenever you want. However, experts strongly advise homeowners to

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How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft has affected tens of millions of Americans in recent years, according to the Federal Trade Commission, and more than half of victims say they don't know how thieves got their

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What Do I Need to Know About Appraisal

"Before putting my home up for sale, what do I need to know about appraisals?"It might be a bad idea to dig though the file cabinet for the appraisal report you paid for when you first bought your

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Buying Your First House ?

Owning your own home has been part of the American Dream for years. The pride of ownership and sense of belonging somewhere have been strong factors in motivating over 60% of all households to own

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Empty Nesters: How To Sell The Place You Call Home

Are you an Empty Nester who needs a home for the future? Is it time to downsize or to move into another home more suitable for your glorious retirement years?Like thousands of home sellers, you may

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10 Crucial Fall Maintenance Tasks To Prepare Your Home for the Colder Months

As you enjoy the smell and warmth of pumpkin-flavored drinks and candles, pulling up some cozy sweaters as the weather grows colder, it's also important to prepare your home for the winter or colder

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8 Sure-Fire Ways To Kill Your Credit Score

Your credit score can determine your credit limit, your ability to get a home mortgage, secure an affordable car loan, or rent a home of the apartment unit. As you accrue a credit history, you

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11 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

You have found a new home-maybe the home of your dreams. You're ready to make the leap and call your lender. Here are some of the most important questions to ask: 1.  What is the interest rate

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4 Tips to Keep Your Home Clean on a Schedule

Adopting a weekly cleaning schedule that covers all the bases is a must for homeowners who want to maintain a truly clean home. Don’t just toss things around — get your home seriously

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HOW TO AVOID AND RECOVER FROM BURNOUT

HOW TO AVOID AND RECOVER FROM BURNOUTA recent study from professional network Blind found that a staggering 61% of professionals consider themselves currently “burnt out.” Burnout, which

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Prepare Your Home for Fall

With cooler temperatures knocking, now is the time to prepare your home for fall weather. Utilize this checklist to ensure you’ve got every corner of your house covered. 

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Design Tricks That Will Make Any Room Look Way Bigger Part 1

Homes just seem to be getting bigger and bigger these days; it probably makes you look around your home and wonder how you can open up your space, especially if you have had more children or pets

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EASY WAYS TO UPDATE A KITCHEN WITHOUT A REMODEL

EASY WAYS TO UPDATE A KITCHEN WITHOUT A REMODEL It’s well known that kitchen upgrades are a huge draw for home buyers. In fact, 80% of home buyers listed the kitchen in their top three

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BUYERS: WATCH OUT FOR THESE 4 RED FLAGS

BUYERS: watch out for THESE 4 RED FLAGS When you visit a house that seems to check off all the boxes, you might be ready to jump right in with an offer — particularly with how quickly the

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Industrial Design 101

Industrial design has been a popular trend for some time now. Inspired by manufacturing or warehouse spaces, this type of design blends the use of wood and metal to create an industrial look.

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Why Your Mortgage Is More Than Just the Rate

Many of us may have been deceived into thinking that a mortgage contract’s value can be understood by just looking at the interest rate alone. A mortgage includes the full scope of a home loan

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You’ll Love These 7 Kitchen Hacks

Kitchen design, organization, and ease of use are at the top of our minds. Your kitchen might even be the most used room in your house and a lot of activity happens there. It’s not just about

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8 Factors That Enhance A Home's Value

Looking for the best return on investment on the home you're buying? Consider these factors:1. Small SizeOver the last five years, homes under 1,200 sq. ft. —favorites of retiring boomers and

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How to Extend the Life of your Carpet

Whether you adore your new carpet or can't afford to replace it every few years, below are a handful of ways to extend the life of your carpet-even if you have kids and pets.1. Lay down a rug in

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15 Questions to Ask When Buying a House

15 Questions to Ask When Buying A HouseWe’re not going to beat around the bush: Buying a house is complicated. If you don’t pay attention, you could get in so far over your head that you

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How to Pay Off Debt

If you owe money on student loans, car loans, and credit card bills, you’re not alone. The latest numbers from the Federal Reserve show that the total national household debt stands

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7 Ways to Make Moving Easy

Forward Your Mail EarlierAside from actually moving, there are a ton of small details that go into settling into a new pad. First and foremost, you have to change your address so you're not chasing

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Fun Backyard Camping Ideas

Decorate Your Tent First order of business: Spruce up your space. Hang garlands, bring out colorful blankets, and do whatever it takes to make sure your campsite is one-of-a-kind. Make a

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The Benefits of Home Ownership

HAPPINESS The feeling of owning your own home is unmatched. You can fix it up, make it your own, get a   dog, or plant a tree if you want. Doesn't that sound exciting!TAX SAVINGSThe

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Benefits of Home Ownership.

HAPPINESSThe feeling of owning your own home is unmatched. You can fix it up, make it your own, get a dog, or plant a tree if you want. Doesn't that sound exciting!TAX SAVINGSThe government rewards

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