Ann M. Vracin

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HGTV Shows That Educate Buyers

Aug 01, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

HGTV Shows That Educate Buyers

You’re getting ready to buy a new home. You know you need to do some research, but can’t stand the thought of searching through article after article. Maybe you don’t know where to begin, or what terms you should search. Just turn on your television and start taking notes. HGTV’s My First Place and Buying & Selling can give you an idea of where to start and what not to do in the home buying process.

My First Place

HGTV’s My First Place chronicles first-time buyers and their experiences, mistakes and successes. Viewers can learn which rookie mistakes and common pitfalls to avoid by watching new buyers find and close on their dream home. My First Place doesn’t just repeat the same tired formula over and over again. There are a variety of situations represented by different episodes: 

-Selective buyers have to work through what is and isn’t okay for their new home.

-Buyers who are strapped for cash must find a seller who will cover the closing costs.

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Get Creative with Lofts, Porches and Other Spaces

Jul 30, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Get Creative with Lofts, Porches and Other Spaces

Some of the most underutilized home spaces can also be the most useful. With a little ingenuity and a few tweaks here and there, a formerly bland area can become the most beloved room in the house. It’s all on how you decorate it.

Reclaiming Loft Space

There’s no such thing as unused loft space, particularly if you have children. It quickly becomes a catch-all for every toy and piece of clothing that has ever resided in your home. Reclaim the space and turn it into something useful with these ideas:

-Add bookshelves, floor lamps and low, comfortable chairs and tables to create a home library.

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Introducing the New Wearable for Kids by LG

Jul 28, 2014 in Tech. 0 Comment

Introducing the New Wearable for Kids by LG

Wearables are one of the fastest growing sectors within the tech market. More and more people are looking at ways to integrate technology into their daily lives. Technology companies are responding with new and innovative devices, from smart watches to smart shoes. Now, with KizON – a device designed exclusively for preschool and primary school children – LG is extending wearable technology to kids. Here’s a closer look at what this technology means for children and their parents. 

Keep Track Of Your Kids with KizON 

KizON allows parents to conveniently track the whereabouts of their young children. It utilizes GPS and Wi-Fi to provide real-time location information. Parents can access the data through a smartphone. While it is being marketed primarily to parents, it could also benefit caregivers for the elderly. 

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Why Walmart Wants You to Buy from Women

Jul 25, 2014 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

Why Walmart Wants You to Buy from Women

Walmart has just announced a new way to find products from women-owned businesses. Shoppers at the giant retailer will be able to locate these products through a new logo. The colorful, circular symbol indicates that the company behind the product is owned by women. 

Women-Owned Businesses

Pamela Prince-Eason, CEO of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) said in a statement, “People are looking for reasons to feel good about the company they’re buying from.” The new logo was created as part of a collaboration between the WBENC, WEConnect International, and Walmart. The purpose of the symbol is to raise awareness about the products that come from women-owned businesses.

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New and Reformed Bands of 2014

Jul 23, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

New and Reformed Bands of 2014

New bands are making their presence known every day and forming what may be the next “greatest band of all time.” Often, these hit bands that make their way into our hearts break up and go in different directions, leaving everyone anticipating a reunion tour. 

New Bands

Darlia is making waves in the rock world. Songs like Queen of Hearts have earned this trio a comparison with Nirvana. Their sound has an intensity that gets fans into the music. The vast arrangements of dynamics leave you captivated. Their music has been labeled indie rock and punk-pop, but it’s a success no matter what you call it.

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