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Senior Housing Wealth Exceeds Record $8.05 Trillion

NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index Hits All-Time High of 289.44 /PRNewswire/ — Homeowners 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow by three percent or $234 billion in the fourth quarter to a record $8.05 trillion from Q3 2020, according to the latest quarterly release of the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index. The RMMI rose in Q4 2020 to 289.44, another all-time high since the

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5 inspiring ways to bring the beauty of nature into the home

(BPT) – It’s no secret that nature has the power to inspire, invigorate, restore and refresh. Research shows that nature can offer mental health benefits including decreasing stress and relieving anxiety. In fact, incorporating elements of nature into the home has been proven to improve happiness and well-being. Following are five ways to invite the beauty and benefits of the

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3 ways to toss and turn your night’s rest into quality sleep

(BPT) – Decades of research verify what anyone who has enjoyed a truly excellent night’s rest already knows: Sleep is an essential function that allows our body and mind to recharge. The CDC verifies that scrimping on sleep leaves people vulnerable to attention lapses, reduced cognition, delayed reactions and mood shifts. While most people know that getting a good night

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4 easy one-day bathroom upgrades

(BPT) – Since you’ve been spending more time at home, you’ve probably noticed things that need a refresh, especially in that most-used room of the house: the bathroom. Whether you’re an experienced DIY-er or novice fixer-upper, you may be putting off renovations that seem too tough to tackle. The good news? There are plenty of little things you can do

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The missed home improvement step putting you and your community at risk

(BPT) – What do planting a tree, building a patio, installing a pool and putting up a fence have in common? These popular home improvement projects add value to your home, and they all require an important safety step: getting utility lines marked before digging. With so many people spending more time at home during the pandemic, homeowners are tackling

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Healthy home: The correct way to clean your light switches and wallplates

(BPT) – In an effort to stay healthy and keep your home tidy, you’ve probably increased your cleaning frequency since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help limit the spread of germs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces. Tabletops, desks, vanities, faucets and door handles often make this list, but two

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