Homeowner Guides

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What is Storm Spotting?

An estimated total of 16 million thunderstorms occur each year. While most storms are harmless, there are certain severe storm types that are known to inflict damage to buildings and can endanger the lives of individuals. With the help of storm spotting, the details of potential weather hazards can be reported to the public ahead of time in order to limit the number of damages, injuries, and fatalities in the event of severe weather.

Storm Spotting: A Guide for Homeowners

Defined as the observation of severe weather and the monitoring of storm development and progression, the act of storm spotting plays an important role in public safety. By identifying the physical structure of severe storms and learning how to identify different types of storms, storm

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How Important Are Birds to Our Ecosystems? 

Birds are important members of our environment and are essential to the health of the planet. Not only are birds beautiful to admire, but a world without birds would be detrimental to life as we know it. As an inspiration to artists, photographers, and even the modern-day airplane, birds are our link to the natural environment and keep systems in balance. 

Homeowner's Guide to Birdwatching from your Backyard

By impacting human health, the economy, and food production, birds are important because they control pests, pollinate plants, spread seeds, and clean up waste. By maintaining the balance between predator and prey, birds have the power to transform entire landscapes and even keep coral reefs alive through the fertilization of marine ecosystems. As

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The Connection to Mental Health and Your Living Space 

The places that you spend the most time have a serious impact on your mental health and wellbeing. Multiple studies have shown the connections between living spaces and the effects on mental health through how a room is furnished, the size of the living space, and whether or not you live alone or with others. Anywhere from what state you live in, the weather in your area, how often you socialize, and the conditions of your work environment all play a direct role in your mental and physical health.

 Nurturing Mental Health at Home: How to Create a Space that Promotes Healing and Mindfulness

While many environmental factors are known to contribute to our mental state, there are certain elements that further impact our ability to adjust to our surroundings and cope with stress. The most

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House History and Genealogy

The Importance of Teaching Our Children History

When children learn about their family history, they not only develop high self-esteem and a feeling of worth, but they are able to better handle stress. Since family stories help children understand who they are and where they came from, they are able to form a sense of identity while gaining a greater understanding of the past. It is this learning of the past that allows present and future generations to live their lives with confidence and a sense of appreciation for our ancestors. 

Family stories provide us with a sense of belonging and have a direct impact on the way we hold ourselves. Shared stories over generations play an important role in shaping our view of the

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The Effects of Moving on Childrens’ and Teens’ Mental Health: A Guide for Parents

Moving is a stressful experience at the best of times, especially with families. Add in any extenuating circumstances, and it can deeply affect children and teens. In fact, kids who have moved five or more times during their childhood are three times more likely to develop mental health problems compared to kids who never moved at all.

Moving to a new city is a huge change that comes with plenty of new challenges for children to face. In a situation of relocation, children, and teens often feel stressed and unheard resulting in abnormal social behavior though this may be masked by initial excitement around the move. When children are exposed to unstable housing

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Medical Professionals Moving Guide: Healthcare Relocation Resources 

Are you a healthcare professional who is looking to move to a new city? Here are some tips and tricks to help make the process easier!

Healthcare professionals, especially today, are a vital component of society. The set of skills and expertise that you offer are unparalleled and the need for them is widespread. Unfortunately, the need for your skills can sometimes mean that you have to move to a new area popular with healthcare such as Raleigh or Nashville. Let’s take a deeper look at the moving process and some of the resources available to you to make the process easier for you.

Moving and relocation guide for medical and healthcare professionals

Five Considerations for Relocating Medical Professionals

There is a myriad of things that

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Mold Remediation Tips and Tricks 

 Here are 7 areas of your home you can find mold and some tips and tricks for how to get rid of it!

Mold. What is it? How do you get rid of it and why is it important to do so? If you are currently a homeowner or are looking to become one, mold will more than likely be something you have to deal with at some point in that process. 

Let’s take a deeper look at what mold is and what you can do to prevent and treat it in your home.  

Green Mold On Tree and Orange on Wall with Light

What Exactly Is Mold? 

Mold is a fungus made up of large amounts of organisms that are outside, are very beneficial to the environment due to their ability to break down plant and animal matter. However, inside your home mold can cause you a whole slew of problems.  Being a

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Home Safety Checklist for Those With Disabilities 

Your home should be your sanctuary - Your safe place to return to at the end of a long day. If you or a member of your family has a disability, this should be no different. You want it to be a safe, comfortable place free of hazards. Let’s take a look at some home safety tips that can help your home remain accessible to everyone, while also keeping you and your family safe. 

Home safety tips for those with disabilities and handicaps

What Is A Disability? 

Currently, 26% of adults residing in the United States are living with some form of disability. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, the ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities. It is important to note that a disability

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Homeownership Guide and Resources for a Single Parent

Learn more about the common challenges that single parents face when it comes to homeownership and resources to help overcome them!

Being a single parent comes with many challenges. Making sure your bills are paid, making sure you get the kids to school and sports practices, while also making sure your family (and you) are fed every day is probably about all you can mentally prepare for on a daily basis. Add in potentially buying a home as a single parent to that list, it may feel like it's too much to bear.

Buying a Home as a Single Mom or Dad - Resource Guide to homeownership for single parents

For some of us, owning a home might seem like it is impossible without two incomes for financing purposes. While two sources of income admittedly will make the process easier, there

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