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Back to School Tips

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The first day of school is right around the corner! It is normal for students to feel a little anxious as the back-to-school season begins. The weeks leading up to the return to school can shape the rest of the school year and making a game plan may help your child adjust to school life […]

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Safety in the Sun: Prevention and After Burn Tips

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With summer temperatures rising, people want to go outside and enjoy the outdoors. Protecting yourself and your family from a sunburn is likely a top concern as you spend more time outside. Here are several ways that you can help prevent sunburns and the best ways to soothe your skin if you already have a […]

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Great Outdoors Month and Ways to Celebrate

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In June 2019, the United States Senate declared June to be Great Outdoors Month. Here are some ways you, your friends and family can enjoy the most of nature this summer. In addition, we are sharing fun locations to visit throughout Central Illinois, Central Indiana and Northwest Indiana. Fun Summer Activities Consider renting a kayak […]

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Summer Maintenance Checklist for Manufactured Homes

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  With temperatures rising, now is the time to shift your focus to the exterior of your home. Instead of snow there is unruly grass which requires regular mowing. Here is a checklist to help you make the most of summer maintenance. First, take a walk around your yard and clear all the clutter away. […]

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Memorial Day Décor Ideas for Manufactured Homes

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The Memorial Day holiday brings with it a tradition to decorate our homes with red, white, and blue. Did you know that manufactured homes became very popular during WWII to house soldiers and factory workers? On Memorial Day anyone can show their patriotism and share a piece of America’s history with these tips. Here are […]

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Manufactured Home Fire Prevention and Safety

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As a homeowner or renter of a manufactured home, you want to make sure that your home and family are safe, especially from fires. Since 1976, manufactured homes must follow both construction and safety codes from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including items that work to prevent fires like: Factory installed […]

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Tax Return Match Special at Tri-Star Estates!

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Check out our Tax Return Match Special homes at Tri-Star! Click on an address to view the listing, take a virtual tour and then call us at 815-932-0200 to get started.   1 Apache Court (CONTRACT PENDING!) 9 St. George Drive (CONTRACT PENDING!) 23 Big Chief (CONTRACT PENDING!) 52 Cherry Lane (CONTRACT PENDING!) 77 St. George Drive

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Fire Safety: Portable Heater Safety Tips

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Safety is a top consideration with portable or space heaters in your home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 residential fires every year are associated with the use of space heaters, resulting in more than 300 deaths. In addition, an estimated 6,000 people receive hospital emergency room care for burn […]

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January is Get Organized Month!

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It’s a new year, so why not start fresh with some organization this month? And what a better place to start than in your home. Here are some tips to get organized: Declutter Decluttering may sound scary at first, but taking the time to declutter your home will help you become more organized while giving […]

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