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Life is messy. But it’s easier than you think to clean up.
Use the sun to bleach your whites
Did you know that the sun can remove some stains? That’s right. The sun naturally bleaches.
Wash the diapers and let them dry in direct sunlight for a few hours. Stains will be noticeably lighter or gone.
Let your grass-stained white dry in the sun to naturally become whiter.
Tomato Stains on Plastic Containers
Set your containers out in the sun and the stains will bleach out.
Remove Ink Stains with Hairspray
Your favorite shirt now has a huge spot where a marker bled on it. Fear not. Find some alcohol-based hairspray. Yes, this works! Spray that tough ink stain with hairspray. Let it dry. Spray it again and wash as usual. The stain will be gone.
Remove Paint Splatter on Clothing with Hand Sanitizer
Get rid of paint stains—even brushes.
Lay the article of clothing flat. Put some hand sanitizer on an old toothbrush and scrub in a circular motion. The paint will loosen and come out. For tougher stains, add a little running alcohol.
Clean Your Drains with Vinegar and Baking Soda
Slow drains? You can help clear them with ingredients you already have in your pantry. Pour a pot of boiling water down your drain. Then put ½ cup of baking soda in the drain.
Pour a mixture of 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup of very hot water down the drain. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and follow with another pot of boiling water.
Other than the housing-led Great Recession, recent national and statewide recessions have not caused widespread home value declines
- U.S. home values plummeted during the Great Recession, but broadly continued to rise faster than inflation during the dot-com crash in 2001.
- Excluding the Great Recession, annual home value appreciation across all states since 1997 has averaged 4.6% during times of economic growth and 4% during recessions.
Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!
You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.
We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.