December 2015

6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

Is it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Why? A variety of financial vectors have dovetailed to make this the perfect storm for home buyers...

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7 New Year’s Resolutions For Homeowners

Rethink your resolutions and add these attainable home goals to your list. New year, new you, new home. The calendar change always invites all sorts of resolutions, some of them attainable, many of them impractical and stress-inducing. Especially if you just closed on that house for...

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10 Ways to Add Colorful Vintage Style to Your Kitchen

Thanks to its vibrant color and vintage finds, Junk Gypsy Jolie Sikes-Smith's Round Top, Texas cook space is chock-full of kick-off-your-boots charm. Jolie Sikes-Smith knows a thing or two about making flea market finds look fresh. Along with her mom and sister, she runs the Junk...

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6 Clever Ways To Sell Your Home Quickly In 2016

Hoping for a quick home sale in 2016? Here’s your action plan. When it comes to timing your home sale, predicting the real estate market can seem impossible. Unless you’re a psychic, you can’t know what the future holds. But you can make some predictions based...

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Dos, don’ts for do-it-yourself holiday gifts

If you want to make holiday gifts this year, and your skills are well past the ice-pop-stick reindeer stage, you know that it requires some forethought and good materials. But for crafty newbies, it pays to remember that although do-it-yourself gifts can make delightful presents, there...

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Memories of Christmas past come alive at historic sites

Cozy in our decorated homes, nibbling traditional treats and sampling our favorite Christmas tunes, do we ever wonder what layers of history led to our contemporary holiday happiness? How were the first Christmases in Virginia observed? What did America’s colonists do to celebrate the season? When...

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Some tips for a safe holiday season

The holiday season comes with a host of electrical dangers, most relating to stringed lights and the possibility of winter storms. To preempt these issues, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative released guidelines Wednesday for how to stay safe this holiday season around electrical hazards.  REC offered these tips to...

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