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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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5 Tips for Buying Your First Home

Jul 28, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

5 Tips for Buying Your First Home

The purchase of your first home is an exciting time. You’ll be putting down roots, and maybe even starting a family. It’s easy to become too emotionally invested in the process and make costly mistakes. Here are 5 tips to help you find a home you’ll love at the right price.

1. Protect Your Credit

Keep your cash flow steady for at least 3-6 months before buying a home. This means no huge purchases and new credit cards. Lenders want to be sure that you’ll be responsible and reliable with your money. Having a high debt potential can drastically reduce the amount of your loan or prevent you from getting one. Also, get a copy of your credit report around 6 months prior to house shopping, and make sure it’s accurate. By law, you’re entitled to one free copy each year from each of the major credit reporting agencies.

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Free Digital Graphics Software

Jul 25, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment . 0 Comment

Free Digital Graphics Software

Digital graphics software has been around for a long time, but today, there is a wide variety of options with many bells and whistles. Finding the right software for home or business use can be frustrating since there are so many to choose from. While some programs are basic, bare-bones with no frills, others can have hundreds of enhancement options. Not everyone has the cash to download the top-of-the-line software available, particularly when they’re starting a new business, embarking on a new career, or trying to enhance family photos or videos.

Below are just a few options that are currently available for drawing, editing or info-graphics. Most importantly, they’re free!  

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Google’s Cloud Services Just Got Better

Jul 23, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

Google’s Cloud Services Just Got Better

Google has just unveiled what may turn out to be one of the most promising products introduced this year. At the Google I/O developers conference the company introduced Google Cloud Dataflow, a cloud computing service. It was also demonstrated publicly for the first time. The new service is a successor to the MapReduce service. The company also introduced several other new services for developers. 

What is Google Cloud Dataflow?

Greg DeMichillie, Director of Product Management, wrote on the Google Cloud Platform blog, “A decade ago, Google invented MapReduce to process massive datasets using distributed computing. Since then, more devices and information require more capable analytics pipelines — though they are difficult to create and maintain.” 

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Why Your Business Needs a Newsletter

Jul 21, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

Why Your Business Needs a Newsletter

In today’s digital climate, many businesses are starting to wonder if they should opt out of their newsletters. Some believe that social networking alone is enough to reach clients. However, this can be a mistake, as there are numerous benefits to newsletter marketing. Here’s a look at why your business needs a newsletter.

The Benefits

A company newsletter is a powerful tool with the potential to boost sales, strengthen loyalty, and increase brand awareness. While social media can also be used towards those ends, it is a completely different tool in your arsenal. This is becoming increasingly important, because as algorithms change, direct marketing through these sites may turn out to be more difficult for some small businesses. The newsletter is about delivering specific content to consumers who want to hear from you. It is also delivered directly to the inbox or mailbox of your customer.

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