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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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Posted on 04/19/2020
Vacation Homes on Amelia Island
Image by pwemedia from Pixabay Summer is the in-season on Amelia Island in Northeast Florida. But this popular vacation spot is enjoyable year-round, thanks to weather that ranges from mild to spectacular. A close-knit coastal community that's as charming as it is scenic holds the key to Amelia Island's reputation as a top-notch vacation spot. If you're thinking...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Tackle Home Selling Challenges
Home sellers may encounter problems as they try to get the best prices for their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things that sellers can do to reduce or eliminate hurdles that otherwise may slow down the house selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you tackle various home selling hurdles. 1. Analyze the...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
When Should You Sell Your House?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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