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The Importance of Pest Control for Commercial Buildings

The Importance of Pest Control for Commercial Buildings

Running a business can be a stressful experience. Not only do you need to oversee employees and inventory management, but customer satisfaction is a high priority. Whether you own a small start-up or a large company, you need to pay attention to…

How to Minimize the Risk of Pests in the Garage

How to Minimize the Risk of Pests in the Garage

The garage is more than a covered place to park the cars. This space is a functional area where many homeowners store gardening tools, sports equipment, and more. Even though there are often storage shelves in the garage, there are a few…

Low Employee Engagement? Management Style Needs to be Addressed

Low Employee Engagement? Management Style Needs to be Addressed

Employee productivity and engagement provides the foundation for a successful company. As the manager or business owner, you can’t complete all of the necessary tasks each day. Instead, your job is to motivate and guide employees and teams to complete the workload….

When Should Employers Offer Double-Time Pay

When Should Employers Offer Double-Time Pay

Payroll processing can get complicated, especially when your employees aren’t working regular shifts each week. In many situations, you can’t calculate the hours with a single rate of pay. The hourly rate changes depending on the time that the employee works and…

Low Real Estate Inventory: What It Means for Homebuyers

Low Real Estate Inventory: What It Means for Homebuyers

Timing is everything to optimize the results of your real estate transaction. Not only do you need to consider the timing factors of your family, such as the school calendar or work schedules. But, you also need to think about how the…

Self-Employed and Looking to Purchase Real Estate?

Self-Employed and Looking to Purchase Real Estate?

There are many benefits of self-employment, but some entrepreneurs are worried about how their income will qualify for a real estate purchase. We work with all kinds of self-employed home buyers, and everyone has their own set of circumstances. In today’s mortgage…

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Elderly Parents
Summer Safety Tips for Your Elderly Parents

Now that summer has arrived, most people are joyously planning vacations, cookouts, and fun times with family or friends. Summer is just as much fun for the elderly population, but we should all remember that our parents and grandparents require a bit…

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Fight the Drought With Low-Water Landscaping
Fight the Drought With Low-Water Landscaping

Everyone has heard the news by now: We are experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record in California. Our crops are suffering, and many towns are in danger of running out of water. That sounds like bad news. But the…

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6 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Carpet Cleaner for Your Home
6 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Carpet Cleaner for Your Home

If you’re thinking of hiring a carpet cleaning company, you might be tempted to pick up the phone and dial the first number that appears in your Google search results. But since services can vary considerably from one cleaning company to another,…

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Freddie Mac Releases Mortgage Rate Forecast for 2016
Freddie Mac Releases Mortgage Rate Forecast for 2016

Government-owned Freddie Mac recently issued its mortgage rate forecast for 2016. This forecast comes from Freddie Mac’s broader report titled, “May 2015 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook.” The report explains that according to Freddie Mac’s estimation, the average rate for a…

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What to Do if Your Email is Blacklisted
What to Do if Your Email is Blacklisted

These days, most small businesses rely on email to contact their clients. And yet, from time to time you may find that your email has been blacklisted. This means that your email address has been (whether wrongfully or not) identified as a…

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Detect Common Problems in Your Air Conditioning Unit
Detect Common Problems in Your Air Conditioning Unit

Summer is quickly approaching, and we have already endured some heat spells. Since the last thing you need during the summer is a broken air conditioner, watch out for these signs of trouble. You decide it’s time to turn on your air…

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Why Should You Hire a Financial Advisor?
Why Should You Hire a Financial Advisor?

Once you’ve saved up your nest egg and retired from a fulfilling career, you might be tempted to handle the money yourself. After all, you didn’t get this far in life by making bad financial decisions! But the truth is, most people…

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Solar Energy Panels Are More Affordable Than Ever
Solar Energy Panels Are More Affordable Than Ever

Now that word is spreading about solar panels, homeowners all over the country hope to make the switch. Solar energy is clean, renewable, and it’s easier than ever to access. We’ve honed the technology to the point that solar panels are durable,…

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