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Keep the clutter out of kids’ rooms PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:45
The end of summer is a great time to start thinking about organizing a child's bedroom.
Toys leftover from playtime during summer vacation should be put away and space should be cleared for a clean environment that's good for doing homework.
Having a clean, open space will make it much easier for your child to concentrate on his or her studies.
A well-organized bedroom will have plenty of storage for toys, clothes, and school supplies each in their own space making clean up easy for moms and kids.
Start the school year right with these five tips to organize your child's bedroom and save space.
Fall in to the realty market PDF Print E-mail
Written by ALEX ASPACHER Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:18
Andy Newlove is seen while showing a home for sale September 3, 2013 in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
With buyers clutching tax refund checks and venturing out into nice weather to visit open houses, spring used to be the agreed-upon best time to sell a home.
Place the emphasis on "used to."
While realtors agree some of the season's ideal factors are still in play, the cost of waiting until next year to sell may outweigh those benefits.
Home markets are turning around as the economy rebounds, and Bowling Green is no exception. Buyers are slowly but surely shedding the nerves of purchasing property from underneath the shadow of recession.
"People didn't stop having kids, they didn't stop needing larger houses, they didn't stop wanting different houses," said Andy Newlove of Newlove Realty. "That pent-up demand is a huge factor."
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:41
These fall lawn tips can keep the yard looking fantastic year-round PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 05 September 2013 09:19
Falling temperatures and shorter days don't mean you can retire from lawn care for the year.
In fact, the fall season is a critical time to nourish lawns and care for plants so they can survive winter and emerge even more vibrant when next spring arrives.
Before storing the lawn and garden supplies, consider these fall lawn tips that keep the yard looking great year-round:

• Fertilize
Your lawn may not look like it's doing much above ground during cool months, but below ground root systems continue to grow.
That's why most lawn care professionals recommend fertilizing once or twice in the fall - grass will store and use the extra boost of nutrients throughout winter. Fertilizers high in nitrogen are ideal for fall feedings.
Ohio buyers on the rise PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 09:14
The Ohio Association of Realtors reports that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in July rose for the 27th consecutive month compared to the results from the prior year.
"The continued uptick in homes put under contract in July is another step forward in our ongoing effort to rebuild a solid, stable housing marketplace throughout Ohio," said OAR President Thomas J. Williams.
"It's becoming clear - based on the extended stretch of increased pending sales that dates back to May 2011 - that buyers are regaining confidence in the market and appreciate that home ownership is a wise long-term investment."
Builder confidence in the 55-plus housing market improves PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 09:14
WASHINGTON - Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes showed strong continued improvement in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders' latest 55+ Housing Market Index released Aug. 8. The index increased 24 points to a level of 53, which is the highest second-quarter number since the index started in 2008 and the seventh consecutive quarter of year over year improvements.
"Builders and developers for the 55-plus housing sector are feeling optimistic as they are seeing more consumers return to the marketplace," said Robert Karen, chairman of NAHB's 50+ Housing Council and managing member of the Symphony Development Group. "With existing home prices rising, consumers are able to sell their current homes and make the move toward either purchasing a home or renting an apartment that is designed to more specifically suit their lifestyle."
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