5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300

Just another weekend? Not if you take advantage with one or more of these 5 great projects you can easily pull off for under $300. Most of the cost of these DIY weekend projects is in the materials. The labor – that’s you – is free. All you need now are the hours. But, hey, you’ve got two full days – plenty of time to be a superhero weekend warrior and grab some R&R. Project #1: Add a garden arbor entry. The setup: Install an eye-catching portal to your garden (http://www.houselogic.com/outdoors/landscaping-gardening/gardens/)... Read more »

Congress Passes 60-Day Flood Insurance Extension

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Congress passed and sent to President Obama a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) yesterday, which was set to expire today. The legislation gives lawmakers breathing room to look at a long-term extension and reform of the program, which NAR strongly supports. The program, which provides federal backing of flood insurance for some 5.6 million home owners in 21,000 communities around the country, has been subject to more than a dozen short-term reauthorizations similar... Read more »

Ribs & Sauerkraut

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Don’t let the name scare you off.  This is something my mom made frequently when I was a kid, and we changed it up just a bit to fit what we like now (better ribs, etc.) This is so darned easy, just follow the recipe. What you’ll need: 1 slab baby back ribs, cut into three or four pieces 2 cans Franks Bavarian Style sauerkruat  (sweeter, with caraway seeds) 1 can of diced tomatoes in their own juice Potatoes for mashing If you’re serving more people, you can add more ribs and... Read more »

Your Home – June 2012

This months newsletter covers some interesting garden trends (edible, organic, “feel good” and vertical), home staging for selling your home at maximum value and space planning!  Jerry Long, RE/MAX Associates of Topeka. P.S. I would love to have your personal referrals of friends, family, clients, co-workers, etc. in all things real estate.  I promise to make you look great for referring me!  Read more »