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Posted on 03/02/2021
Avoid These Common Mistakes When Building Your New Home
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Building a new home is an exciting event, but the process can be overwhelming — particularly if you are having your first home built. While working with a qualified and reputable local builder will ensure that you get the best results possible, it's also important to remain informed and aware. These are...
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Posted on 02/23/2021
Selling a Water Damaged Home
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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Posted on 02/16/2021
DIY: Unique & Memorable Magnets
Photo by Squared.one on Unsplash Is it time to get more organized? If you want to start keeping important reminders on your refrigerator or your New Year's resolution was to get organized with a magnetic calendar, then the first thing you need are magnets. Sure, you can buy pre-made magnets that operate just fine, but why not unleash...
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Posted on 02/09/2021
Solar Lighting Options for Your Home
Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay If you’re looking to light up your house or yard using a quick and easy DIY method, a variety of solar lights fit the bill. You can choose from many elegant styles, with no extension cords required. Solar lights can be mounted, placed into the ground on stakes, hang as lanterns or on...
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Posted on 02/02/2021
Should I Be Worried if the Previous Owners Return?
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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Posted on 01/26/2021
Herbs That Grow All Year Indoors
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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Posted on 01/19/2021
Pros and Cons: Living in an HOA Community
Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay HOA living is not for everyone. However, for those who like the extra structure, you can find plenty of deed-restricted properties. Before you buy a home in a community with a homeowner's association, you should not only check out the rules, but you should also try to talk with some of the...
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Posted on 01/12/2021
Should You Establish House Selling Goals?
If you want to streamline the home selling journey, it usually is a good idea to develop goals. That way, you can identify any potential home selling challenges and address them before you list your residence. Ultimately, there are many problems that may arise during the home selling journey, and these include: 1. Poor Curb Appeal How your home...
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Posted on 01/05/2021
Plumbing Maintenance Tips
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay There are many responsibilities that come with homeownership. One important aspect to monitor and maintain is your plumbing system. With any system that is used daily, problems will arise from time to time. The earlier issues are identified, the quicker and simpler they can be to resolve. Here are a...
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Posted on 12/29/2020
Issues You May Need to Address Before Selling a House
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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Posted on 12/22/2020
How to Pay off Your Mortgage Fast
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Posted on 12/15/2020
Create a Dream Headboard in 7 Steps
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Have you always dreamed of having a beautiful stately headboard at the head of your bed? Do you have an old door and wonder just what you can do with it? If you answered yes to both of those questions, boy, do we have the perfect project for you. Using your old door...
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