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Posted on 01/23/2022
Should Your Buy a Condo for Your First Home?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Condominiums can be an excellent option for first-time homebuyers. With lower upfront costs and great perks, a condo can definitely outshine a traditional detached home in many respects. However, even for new buyers a condo might not be the best choice. Here we will go over the main pros & cons of purchasing...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Annual maintenance tasks for your home
Your home goes through a fair amount of wear and tear throughout the year, which can result in needing to repair or replace certain elements. However, performing annual maintenance tasks can help your home stay in excellent condition year after year. Here are a few tasks to complete throughout your year to keep your home fresh and rejuvenated:...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Brick or Stone: Which Is Best For Your Home Exterior?
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Both brick and natural stone have been popular building materials throughout history and are still popular today. Both have a classic, traditional look and offer many benefits compared to other home siding materials. If you’re considering going with brick or stone for your home exterior there are several things to consider. Brick...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Not Sure What to Expect at Your Home Appraisal? Here's a Quick Walk-Through
In the middle of buying a home? If so, you've probably already realized that there are many steps you'll need to complete before you will officially take ownership. From scheduling inspections to going through the drawn-out closing process, there are many items that need to be checked off your list. And one thing you won't want to overlook...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Home Alone: Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe
Image by Lisa Simmons from Pixabay While house hunting, it’s always a good idea to drop your pets off at doggy daycare or get a pet sitter for the afternoon. If you have no choice but to leave them at home, you can keep them safe by properly preparing the space ahead of time. Here’s a look at...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Choosing Seating and Décor for Home Theaters
Your home theater can make you feel you’re watching movies at an actual cinema when you choose the right seating and décor. Having a home theater also gives you a chance to add your own personal touch in terms of style and interior design. With a variety of options available, deciding on the ideal seats and décor can...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Tips for Moving Long Distances
If you’re moving somewhere far away, you’ve likely chosen to downsize your belongings before you leave. However, even the bare essentials can be significantly more than you can carry in a suitcase. While airlines allow you to check multiple pieces of luggage, including storage boxes and containers, this option can be expensive and risky. If you need to...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Pets: Why You Should Make Your Home Look Pet-Free Before a Showing
Image by Andreas Thurmayr from Pixabay When you set up an open house, it’s important to do all you can to let the prospective buyers envision themselves in that space. They need to be able to see it as their own and imagine all the possibilities it holds. But if signs of your pets are around every corner,...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Living Walls: What They Are and Why You Should Consider One
Photo by Dayvison de Oliveira Silva from Pexels If you're still in the construction phase of your new dream home, or if you'd like to improve your existing home with a small project that gives you back more than just a monetary return, consider adding space for a living wall. A living wall not only gives you something...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Rental-Approved DIY Decorating
Many renters feel stifled by their inability to make interior design decisions about the property. Painting the walls, installing shelves or changing out light fixtures are all things most property managers don’t allow. However, there are still lots of things you can do to decorate your walls when renting without risking noticeable damage. Here are three DIY decoration...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Turning Your Entertainment Center Into an Automated Wonderland
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels The vast majority of homeowners have put some time and effort into setting up their entertainment centers. Whether it's movies, TV or video games, we all have our priorities. No matter what enjoy, automation can be a great way to get more from every experience at home. Of course, this means that...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
The Basics of Designing a Wheelchair Accessible Shower
Photo by Marcus Aurelius via Pexels Approximately 61 million adult Americans have some form of a disability, according to the CDC. That figure equals one out of every four of our community members. Add the fact that the U.S. Census indicates the country is headed for a “gray tsunami” with upwards of 73 million people entering retirement age....
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