Homeowner's Academy

This is your guide to interesting facts, tips and general homeowner information. We hope you find the information useful - and feel free to share with friends!

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    The Secret Life of Pollen: 7 Surprising Facts about Florida's Allergy Menace

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 20, 2015
    Many Floridians dread the annual return of pollen season, and with it, the yellow or yellowish-brown pollen that blankets cars and sidewalks. Pollen season also causes dramatic rise of sneezing-and-sniffling cases across the Sunshine State.

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    Are You Unintentionally Damaging Your Yard AND the Environment?

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 17, 2015
    When it comes to landscaping, many homeowners fall victim to common maintenance mistakes that “seem” helpful at first, but may actually cause severe harm to their yards, and the environment as a whole.

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    7 Sports Teams Named After Weather Disasters

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 15, 2015
    The southern and western regions of the United States are known for action-filled weather events; hurricanes, earthquakes and lightning storms, just to name a few. Unsurprisingly, several cities in those regions have selected weather disasters as the names for their fierce sports teams.

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    Sabra Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Select SKUs of its Classic Hummus

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 08, 2015
    Today Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide. To date, no other Sabra product is affected by this recall.

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    5 Clever Places To Hide The Matzo

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Mar 31, 2015
    Does your family hide the Afikoman for Passover? According to Passover tradition, the head of household hides half of a piece of matzo during the Seder and children later scramble to find it, the winner usually receiving a reward (e.g., candy, money). To help keep the fun going this year, we’ve rounded up five clever places to hide the Afikoman.

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    Protect Your Florida Home from These 10 Modern Plagues

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Mar 31, 2015
    Locusts, blood, darkness … While Floridians don’t exactly have to deal with the same plagues faced by the Ancient Egyptians, Florida’s unique environment presents homeowners with their own set of challenges. What modern day plagues do Florida homeowners face and what can we do to protect our homes and families against them?

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    Easter Egg Painting Preparation & Safety Tips

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Mar 31, 2015
    While decorating Easter eggs is a fun activity for everyone to enjoy, it is also a very messy activity. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that preparing for Peter Cottontail won’t wreak havoc on your home.

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    7 Projects to Improve Home Value with Your Tax Refund

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Mar 26, 2015
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas… tax refund season! Who doesn’t love receiving some extra spending money to kick off the New Year? One of the best ways to take advantage of your tax refund is to put it toward your home.

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    Beware the Cost of April Fools: Pranks Gone Wrong

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Mar 26, 2015
    We all know that friend or family member who tries to play an epic April Fools joke each year to claim the title of "Best Prankster.” Unfortunately, what may seem like an innocent joke at first may result in serious damage to one’s home, not mention the safety of those involved.

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