Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value| RISMedia’s Housecall

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 4, 2015. Housecall continues to share this piece due to ongoing requests and reader interest.   Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a […]

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Tomatoes Hate Cucumbers: Secrets Of Companion Planting And Popular Planting Combinations

Gardening is an incredibly beneficial activity. It gives us the connection with nature that we miss so much these days, relieves stress, keeps us physically active, and helps us enjoy the amazing taste of homegrown produce. Growing your fruits and vegetables is […]

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Surviving Winter – Preppers Edition

Severe weather and natural disasters can throw a huge monkey wrench into your prepping plans. That’s why we’ve compiled this in-depth guide to surviving harsh winter – preppers edition. When we think about prepping, we often focus on simply the loss of […]

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Seasonal Vacation Rental Property Fall Cleanup

The Fall season is now in full swing. Leaves have totally turned to its glorious, colorful state. I just love the Fall colors! And it is stunning and breath taking in cottage country. But here’s the rundown on how we do our […]

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4 Ways To Decorate Your Home In Country Style

Bringing “Country” In The City Adopting a country-theme style in your home is one of the most inexpensive ways of designing one’s abode. This motif invokes a casual feel, so elegant and expensive objects can be avoided. In fact, a country style […]

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How To Choose The Perfect Blender for Your Vacation Rental

Amenities For Your Vacation Rental When we first decided to jump into the short term vacation rental business, thinking about what I can offer to my guest was so stressful. There’s always a questions that arise. How can I make them comfortable […]

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The High Price of Being a Technologically Smart Cottage

It’s almost crunch time now. 4 weekends left for us until the rental season starts. This year, a major hiccup has occurred at the cottage. Our satellite TV has suddenly failed. And the only way for us to get the TV back […]

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How To Spring Clean Without Stressing

Spring is now in full swing. And for short-term vacation rental property owners like ourselves, it means the start of sprucing up and getting your cottage in “rental mode” (sorry, I really like making up my own words for fun). Everybody has […]

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How We Maintain Our Septic System

Why it’s important to maintain your septic Spring is finally here! And the big “thaw” is finally happening. Soon you will see some dirt sprouting. There was still quite a bit of snow last week here in cottage country. Depending in where […]

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Air Exchanger – Do You Need One?

  What is an air-exchanger? Let me first say that I am not an expert on this matter. All I know is that we needed to install one after building our brand new deck. So, to give you a basic understanding of […]

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