Understanding Jumbo Mortgages

When a jumbo mortgage is the right kind of mortgage.

Home ownership is a dream come true for most people. Home is where we build our memories, our families and our friendships. In this portion of Designing Spaces, mortgage experts and a new home owner explains the concept of a “jumbo mortgage,” and give their personal experiences of obtaining one to make a “move up.” For higher-priced homes, you may require a jumbo mortgage, which is simply a mortgage that exceeds $417,000 in most parts of the country, or $625,000 in certain high-cost markets. While some first-time homebuyers may be interested in a jumbo mortgage, often buyers are purchasing a

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Organizing Your Outdoor Space

Eco-Friendly Storage and Organization

Joining Debi Marie again is Jane Chang Bright from Trinity International, an eco-friendly storage and organization company with products that make life easier and less cluttered! Today, Jane addresses the challenges of keeping outside spaces organized and clutter free. Pool toys, pool supplies, athletic equipment and barbeque supplies can easily create back yard clutter, so Jane leads Debi through organizing the pool deck and yard so that everything is stored safely, protected from weathering. Outdoor racks and deck boxes provide proper storage, and organizing the outdoor food prep and dining areas makes entertaining outside fun and easy. Rolling ice chests

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Curing Cloudy Water

Clorox Pool & Spa

Cloudy pool water can be caused by several problems, so Designing Spaces got together with our friends at Clorox® Pool&Spa™ and brought in Rebecca, their New Products Manager, to show Debi Marie how she can keep her water clean and clear. There are three possible causes for cloudy or hazy water: improper balance, poor filtration and circulation or contaminants. Contaminants could be anything like lotion, sweat, dirt or even urine, which can be tracked into the pool from heavy use, wind or rain. Using the “Clorox Pool” App, Debi Marie and Rebecca are able to diagnose what’s possibly making the

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Demystifying Mortgages With PrimeLending

Demystifying Mortgages

Demystifying Mortgages Designing Spaces’ Debi Marie sits down with Debbie French, Home Loan Officer at PrimeLending, to talk about securing a mortgage and making the dream of home ownership a reality. First, Debbie explains the values and benefits of home ownership. As appealing as the whole idea is, the potential home buyer must first secure a home loan. There are a variety of loan programs available through PrimeLending, but another benefit for those looking to obtain a mortgage is the customer service. A loan officer helps guide the buyer through the process of servicing a home loan. Also, we learn

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Organizing With Space Saving Solutions

Space Saving Solutions

Space Saving Solutions Designing Spaces’ Debi Marie meets up with Jane Chang Bright, Ambassador with Trinity International Industries, at one home that could use some organizational help! In this first of a four part series, Jane and Debi go through the house and turn mess and disorder into “Everything in its place”™. Jane and Debi start in the kitchen, a difficult area of the house to truly get organized. With the addition of a baker’s rack, cart, and baskets for drawers, the kitchen is organized. Jane emphasizes how organizing prevents wasting time, space and money. Next, they move to a

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Make Your Backyard An Outdoor Oasis

Make Your Backyard An Outdoor Oasis

Make Your Pool Area A Outdoor Oasis An outdoor oasis translates into a vacation in the backyard as Correspondent Ryan Adcock goes to Virginia Beach, Virginia to look at two different Latham Pool Products® in-ground pools. Pool builder Rick Reineke of The Pool Guyz talks about the lifestyle advantages of having a pool, and then talks nuts and bolts about how a fiberglass in-ground pool is very low maintenance and can be installed in 2-3 days. He also demonstrates the Coverstar® automatic safety cover and talks about their winter safety cover. Next, Ryan meets Bill Fearns, pool builder with Aegean

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Car Care for Women With Kraco Enterprises

Accessories for vehicle interiors

Car Care for Women Designing Spaces’ Debi Marie takes a look at ways that women can better care for the vehicles they drive. To provide their expertise we meet two guys that know a lot about car care – Jeff De Leon and Peter Han from Kraco Enterprises. Jeff and Peter explain to Debi that Kraco has been around for about 60 years, and their product lines are now focused on floor mats, sun shades, seat covers and automotive air fresheners. Peter and Jeff help out two women drivers with completely different automotive lifestyles: a soccer Mom, and a sales

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Clorox® Pool&Spa™ Easy 1-2-3 Pool Care™ Brand System

Clorox Pool Care

Pool Care With Clorox® Pool&Spa™ Melia has a problem. Her clear and clean swimming pool smells strongly of chlorine, and her young daughter will be taking swimming lessons soon. How can she eliminate the problem? Designing Spaces brought in Rebecca, New Products Manager for the Clorox® Pool&Spa™ brand to show Melia some simple pool care tips. As part of a regular pool maintenance schedule, Rebecca explains the benefits of shocking the pool. After a quick trip to the store to buy the Clorox® Pool&Spa™ Easy 1-2-3 Pool Care™ Brand System, Multi-Use Smart Strips™ teamed up with the “Clorox Pool” app,

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