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Posted on 07/12/2020
Decorate with Antique Doorknobs
Image by savannaholson0 from Pixabay There are many people who are looking for new and inventive ways to decorate their home. In order to get the most out of this process, it is important to pay attention to detail. The doorknobs are a commonly overlooked source of decoration. One of the ways to add a little bit of...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Luxury Upgrades your Home Doesn't Have...and Why you Need Them
Photo by Chauhan Moniz on Unsplash Whether you want to sell or just want to live in a more luxurious environment, understanding some of the key details that make a luxury home what it is can help you make the most of a new purchase or even your current dwelling. High end homes are about more than just...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Selling Agent: Cost Breakdown and Benefits
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
DIY Home Cleaning Solutions
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Carrot & Black Bean Soup
Photo by Bence Balla-Schottner on Unsplash Herbs, onions, celery and garlic infuse the carrots and beans in this soup with remarkable richness and character. This soup can be made with canned black beans, but we highly recommend using dry beans, cooked up with a clove of garlic and a dash of tamari. The beans will be splendid, filling...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean with Little Effort
Photo by Mabel Amber via Pixabay You can walk into some folk’s homes and feel the chaos, while in other homes, all you see is clean. There must be a secret to keeping a house picked up without the aid of a housekeeper, right? Right! People whose homes always appear tidy have habits that keep them that way....
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Posted on 05/31/2020
How do VA Loans Work?
Image by Ally Thomas from Pixabay A VA loan can be the key to getting some of the most attractive terms possible on a home loan. Not only are lenders more forgiving on the minimum down payment requirements, but you may also be exempt from paying Private Mortgage Insurance until you've built up enough equity in the home....
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Posted on 05/24/2020
4 Tips for Freshening Up a Dated Home
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Your home is your statement to guests and allows you to show your personality to the world. The only problem is that over time, trends will change, and what once used to be a modern home can suddenly look dated and in need of freshening up. This issue becomes more important if you...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Why It's Critical to Shop for Mortgage Rates
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay Of course, you want to stay within your budget when buying a house. You certainly want value for your dollar. But a buyer should never lose sight of the fact what they truly desire is getting the home they want and that fits their needs. To that end, potential buyers may put...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Property Type: What to Ask before Settling In
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay The number of architectural styles in any given neighborhood can be overwhelming to home buyers, especially if they don't feel immediately called to one type. To help narrow it down, the property you choose should reflect everything from your budget to your lifestyle. The more you account for how you interact with the...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Outdoor Lighting for Home Security
Photo by Malcolm Garret via Pexels No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it doesn’t hurt to take precautions against break-ins or thefts. Installing home security lighting is a highly effective way to deter intruders. This type of lighting also provides plenty of light for walkways and paths, making it safer for you and your family to walk...
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