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Posted on 10/17/2021
Recyclables as Storage Savers
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Depending on where you live, recycling may not be an easy task. Some communities don't even have a local center. And beyond that, reusing something has less of an environmental impact than recycling. So when you can reuse, you absolutely should. But it's not always easy to see treasure when "trash" stands before...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Gallery Wall 101: How to Get Started
If you’re not sure what to do with an empty wall in your home, a gallery wall might be your answer. Gallery walls have been a huge trend in interior design and continue to evolve and inspire both designers and homeowners alike. A unique way to display art, photos and other decor in a curated collection, gallery walls...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
3 Simple Celebrity Home Ideas to Inspire Your Design
Photo by Taryn Elliott from Pexels Using celebrity homes as a source of design inspiration can require some creative thinking. After all, it’s almost impossible to replicate exactly what some stars have in their homes. Luckily, there are ways to take ideas from extravagant star abodes and make them work in your own home on a smaller scale....
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Improve Your Home on a Budget With These 3 Project Ideas
Updating the look of your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With some effort and the right tools, you can change your home while staying on budget. If you’re interested in some easy home improvement projects that won’t break the bank, here are some suggestions to inspire you: Limewash Your Walls Limewash is an ancient technique for...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Want to Invest in Real Estate? Here's How
Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels Property is an increasingly valuable asset no matter where you live, making real estate investment more popular than ever. While it can be a big commitment, investing in real estate is quite accessible and affordable depending on the level of involvement you are interested in. It doesn’t require being an expert...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Title Insurance: Do I Need It?
Photo by Mona Tootoonchinia via Pixabay When you purchase a home, your lender charges you for a title insurance policy. You are also given the option to buy your own title insurance policy. Depending on your agreement with the seller, the seller might purchase the buyer’s title insurance policy. Before a seller can sell his or her property,...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Quick Tips for Bathroom Organization
Photo by JamesDeMers via Pixabay Having a well-organized bathroom is a homeowner’s dream. To get your bathroom organized you just need a little time and effort, and the will to rid yourself of a few unnecessary items. Purge — Everyone has a tendency to over-purchase and overstock on bathroom products every once in a while. In order to...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Home Entertainment: How Smart Home Tech Can Increase Your Resale Value
Smart home entertainment integrates home technologies with your favorite big entertainment features. It’s also a practical next step with the rise of smart, integrative technology. But what can it do for your resale value? Should you take it with you, instead? Is it worth the cost? Here are a couple things to consider when integrating a smart home...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
House Hunting: Keep Your Pets Level and Happy While You Find Home
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels Before finding your perfect house, you’ll undoubtedly visit at least 10 different properties for a good look around. If you’re navigating through a seller’s market, that number could increase considerably. All the while, your pet is likely waiting impatiently for things to return to normal, so they can enjoy having you home...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Find a Type of Glamping Perfect for You
Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva from Pexels Glamping is one of the best ways to escape to the great outdoors without leaving too much of home behind. While traditional camping encourages utility and packing light, glamping is all about modern luxuries. So how do you go glamping? There are several options that go beyond your basic tent and campfire....
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Posted on 08/08/2021
DIY Upgrades That Won't Tank Your Budget
Remodeling your home can give it a fresh look, but figuring out what changes to make can be difficult when you have a strict budget to stick to. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money to upgrade your home. In fact, there are several easy and cost-effective ways to improve your home’s appearance....
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Posted on 08/01/2021
What Causes Closing Delays? 5 Common Issues
Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels Real estate transactions have so many steps and moving parts they can feel unending. Your hard work and patience will pay off when you reach your closing day—as long as there are no unforeseen issues. Unfortunately, there are some common reasons that a closing can be delayed. While you cannot predict everything,...
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