Some Florida Seniors Qualify For $7,500 USDA Grant

Are you a homeowner over the age of 62? Do you live in an area of Florida that the USDA considers a rural area? Does your income fall below 50 percent of the median income in your area? If you answered yes to all of these questions, it’s likely that you qualify for a grant …

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Florida Homeowners Allowed To Act As Their Own Contractors

Did you know that Florida homeowners are allowed to be their own contractors? So, if you live in Florida and are building or improving your primary residence or duplex, you might be able to skip the contractor fees completely. Of course, you should only do this if you know what you’re doing. Another stipulation is …

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3 Reasons Why a Day at the Beach is Good for Your Health

  Not that you need to be convinced to make a trip to the beach, but you might not be aware of just how healthy for you it can be. Here’s how. GET YOUR Vitamin D You could be vitamin D deficient and not even know it because the deficiency can go symptomless. A little …

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30A St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

  Get your green garb ready and join in on this globally-celebrated day. Originally, March 17th was used to observe the death of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. It has since evolved into a joyful celebration with parades and festivals complete with special foods, music, and dancing—just like the 30A St. Patrick’s Parade …

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3 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

As you decorate your home, be sure to avoid these common mistakes. Ignoring Your Entryway Sometimes it’s easy to simply use the entry into your home as a place to hang coats, store wet umbrellas, or remove shoes. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, if that’s as far as you go with this space, …

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5 Expenses That Startle First-Time Homebuyers

  Don’t let your dream home turn into a nightmare. Be prepared for these often underestimated expenses. Closing Costs According to Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s Today show, the cost to close on your mortgage can be comprised of a long list of items such as lender application fees, mortgage taxes, attorney’s fees, …

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3 Household Items You Shouldn’t Buy at a Dollar Store

  Although shopping at dollar stores can be light on your pockets, some of their household items can be light on quality. Here are three items you should never buy at a dollar store. wicker Baskets Cheap wicker baskets can chip and break apart, undermining your efforts to keep household items organized. So spend a …

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3 Great Places for Arts and Crafts in Grayton Beach

  If you’re into arts and crafts, here are three great places in Grayton Beach, within The Shops of Grayton, where you can participate and spectate. The Shard Shop Find your inner artist at the Shard Shop where you can create your own art with glass. This “make-your-own-art boutique” teaches you how to create original …

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4 Household Items That Could Put Your Kids in Danger

  Some of the least obvious pieces of furniture in your home could present hazards to your toddlers. Help safeguard your children against the potential dangers of these household items. Dresser Drawers Your dresser drawers can easily become a hazard to your kids if they pull them open and use them to climb. To prevent …

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Is Harbor View Park Destin’s Hidden Gem?

  Some might consider it to be the smallest park in Okaloosa County, but it can be your personal getaway. That is, if you know it’s there. At less than one-half of an acre, .4 to be exact, Harbor View Park seems to fly below the radar of many Destin residents. It’s iffy whether or …

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