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How to make your home safe for older adults

March 20, 2020

They say that wisdom comes with age, but with age also comes a lot of physical changes that make it harder for people to live the independent lives they once did. Senses can get dulled, bones aren’t as strong, and we just can’t do the same things that we used to be able to do. […]

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Boating 101: Your guide to boating safety

March 10, 2020

One of the great perks of Smith Mountain Lake rentals is being able to take a boat out on the lake. Even if you’ve got a lot of experience with boating, there’s no harm in brushing up on your boat safety. It’s even more important for newbies. Here are some tips on how to stay […]

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To buy or to build a home: That is the question

March 1, 2020

Your home is one of – if not the – biggest investments you will ever make in your life. It’s one that is going to take a lot of thought and consideration. As you look through homes for sale there’s going to be a question on your mind: “should I just build a home instead […]

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Mistakes to avoid when buying a retirement home

January 30, 2020

As people approach their retirement years, many dream about settling down in a place they’ve always dreamed of. The problem is, many couples leave off important conversations till the last minute. While one spouse may think about retiring in a beach community, the other may envisionsettling in a rustic cabin in the woods. Couples need […]

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Should I buy a boat or not?

January 20, 2020

Boats can offer a lifestyle that you may have only dreamed about – one where weekends become incredibly relaxing and fun for your entire family. Just load your cooler up with refreshing drinks and sandwiches and speed off for a perfect day out on a deserted island or sandbar for a day of sun and […]

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Things to know about flood-proofing your home

January 10, 2020

Flooding is the most common and one of the costliest weather disasters in the US. Even so, most homes aren’t covered for this #1 natural disaster. Following hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, all of which hit the US in September 2017, homeowners have apparently wisened up: flood insurance coverage increased to $1.33 million in 2018. […]

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Four things to consider before buying a waterfront home

December 1, 2019

Waterfront properties are highly prized and sought after in any real estate market. The monetary rewards are great, and the effects on your overall well-being are priceless. You can see why its allure is hard to resist. Before you go on to buy waterfront real estate of your own, here are four things to consider. […]

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The essential fishing gear you need

November 21, 2019

Are you only just starting with your fishing hobby? Let’s pack your angler’s bag by going through the most essential fishing equipment you need. There is no need to aim for top-of-the-line gear yet— improve your skill level first and then upgrade when the need calls for it. Fishing rod and reel Two of the […]

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Boosting your property’s value through a fish-friendly lake

November 11, 2019

Are you looking for more ways to increase your property’s market value? Consider building a fish-friendly lake. As the old proverb goes, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Most homeowners shy away from building or redesigning […]

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Important things to keep in mind as a waterfront homeowner

October 24, 2019

For many people, living in a home right by the water is the ultimate dream. However, some extra work is required if you want to keep enjoying the breathtaking views, relaxing sounds, fun water activities, and all of the great benefits of living in a waterfront home.  Maintaining your home Any waterfront homeowner will tell […]

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