Archive for November, 2015

In the Meal of Life, Retirement is the Dessert

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Hampton lake amenities, Lake property for sale in sc, Real estate

Lake property
It’s about that time. Generation X is reaching retirement age and it’s bittersweet. Those 65 years and older currently make up 13% of the population at 40 million people. Retirement may seem daunting, but it’s meant to be the dessert of the meal of life (which some would argue is the best part). You can spend the last years of your life with family, friends and taking adventures. While some may say they know what you should do for your retirement, it’s important to educate yourself and make the best choice for yourself. Here’s some information that those reaching retirement may find helpful:
  1. Many retired people head South, if they’re not there already

3 Benefits of Sending Your Kid to Summer Camp

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Choosing the best preschool, Miami day school, Summer camp in coral gables

Coral gables camps
The benefits of preschool have long been touted as a way to start your child off on the right foot before they’re forced into the public or private schools. Clearly parents have bought in, as evidenced by the fact that percentages of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in pre-primary programs in 2012 (41 and 66%, respectively) were higher than the percentages in 1990 (33 and 56%, respectively). Just as important as finding a good preschool though is thinking about sending your kid to a summer camp of some kind.
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3 Things to Look for to Determine if Your New House is In a Safe Neighborhood

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Bluffton houses for sale, Hampton lake living, Hampton lake recreation

Move into a new home
Moving into a new home can be as scary as it is exciting. For starters you’ve presumably just spent a significant amount of money considering the median sale price of a non-distressed home was $136,000 in 2015. After you’ve finished all the paperwork and procedures with the realtors it’s time to start thinking about the specifics of your new piece of real estate.
One of the first things you should be concerned about is whether or not it’s in a safe neighborhood. Hopefully you will have taken this into consideration before you made an offer, but regardless once you’ve bought it and moved in you have

Where Can I Donate Clothes in State X? 3 Options To Choose

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Clothes donation, Donation pick up va, Veterans charities

Charity pick up
In these eco-friendly times, many people just like you are Googling, “Where can I donate clothes?” But before we answer that question, we’ve got some fast facts for you to consider:
  • Every year, an estimated 12 million tons of clothing and textiles end up in U.S. landfills
  • In one 2011 study, recycling advocates found that fully 90% of the clothes thrown out that year could have been recycled
  • The textile recycling industry employs an estimated 17,000 Americans
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that an unacceptable 207,000 veterans were unable to find work in March 2013
Yes, one of these facts is not like the other, we’ll get to that soon.

Where Can I Donate Clothes in State X? 3 Simple Solutions

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3 Shocking Facts About Used Clothing Donations That May Influence You to Give More This Holiday Season

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Charity clothing donations, Donating clothing to charity

Donate clothes
Many people like to think that they do their part in protecting the environment and giving back to their community, but some underestimate the true power of used clothing donations. The amount of quality clothing thrown away every single year is staggering, and the benefits of donating are far greater than some realize.
With the holiday season approaching, consider collecting some old clothing that you don’t wear anymore to donate to the less fortunate. Many families in your community depend on use clothing donations to have gifts they can exchange with loved ones, and your donations mean a lot more to them than they ever did to you. Plus, there are even donation pickup services now, and the tax incentives of donating are better than ever. Here are a few surprising statistics that may convince you to give

How to Buy a New Home in Florida

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Modern home builders, Modern home design, New homes tampa bay

Tampa bay real estate for sale
Recently, I had the opportunity to live in Florida. As someone who lived in Ohio for my entire life beforehand, I didn’t know what to expect with regards to the climate, culture, or what football team to root for. For anyone looking for a change of pace, here is how to buy a new home and start fresh in Florida.
Why Move to Florida
One of the things I miss most about Florida is the fact that you won’t have to worry about filing state taxes every year. Florida is only one of seven states that do not collect state income tax, the other six include: Alaska, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Naturally this means that those who move from states with high income taxes like New York can potentially bracket thousands or even millions of dollars. Furthe

Four Things You Didn’t Realize About the People Who Grow Your Food

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Nebraska cattle ranches for sale, Texas ranches for sale, Wyoming ranches

California ranch for sale
Every American who lives a healthy life with plenty of food to eat should thank the farmers and ranchers of America for our prosperity. American agriculture is among the most productive agricultural industries in the world, feeding both our bellies and those in foreign countries. According to the USDA, of the 654 billion pounds of food that our country eats every year, 87% comes straight from the crops and livestock produced on our own land. In fact, there are several reasons that farms and ranches really are the backbone of our country.

Here are several things you didn’t know about the ranch and farm industry in the United States:
  1. Agriculture is a family affair. The farming and ranching industry is more family-centric than any other industry in our country. At leas

Five Ways to Take the Hassle Out of Home Buying

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Bluffton south carolina homes for sale, Home for sale in bluffton sc, New homes

High quality new home
Maybe you’re just perusing the new homes for sale in the vibrant community you dream of calling home one day, or maybe your lease is nearly over and you have a deadline you need your new keys by. Whatever stage you are in the home buying process, it is valuable to know the following real estate tips that will help you land the home of your dreams and never regret it:
  1. Sit on your wallet. Mortgage lenders want to know that you are stable and reliable with your money. You’re going to have to provide a paper trail of your cash for three to six months prior to closing on a home. Any big purchases or movement of money can be seen as a red flag to a lender, and could even make the whole deal fall

Land For Sale Out West Start a Homestead

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Guest ranch for sale, Hunting ranches for sale, New mexico ranches for sale

Hunting ranches for sale
Since the early 1800s, settlers have braved the perils of disease, nature, and fatigue associated with their journey out west. Today western states like Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Wyoming, South Dakota, and California are still fertile areas for prospective ranches or farm land. There is plenty of western land for sale, proving that the American dream is still alive for many.
A ranch is a specific type of farm that specializes in the raising of livestock like cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, and horses. Due to the rugged yet fertile climate many horse ranches and cattle ranches become popular tourist sites where families can relive the life of cowboys and cowgirls.