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Posted on 11/27/2022
A basic guide to making offers in real estate
While buying a home might seem as simple as paying the...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
Trending plants for your living room
Plants in the living room have been a steadfast interior design trend over the last several years. With this trend's enduring appeal, it's helpful to know more about the most popular plants featured in professional designs. Here are some of the most popular trending plants to have in your space: Monstera deliciosa Monstera deliciosa, sometimes called the Swiss...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
DIY furniture ideas for bedroom decor
Whether you’re a crafting enthusiast or simply want to save some money on home decor, DIY furniture projects are a great place to start. With so many DIY projects on the table, it can be difficult figuring out if you should start with the coffee table or the DIY wooden bench. Don’t fret. Here are a few DIY...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Mortgage basics: A brief 30-year mortgage guide
Most homebuyers, even those just starting their first-time homeowner journey, have learned a thing or two about 30-year mortgages. For example, some 30-year mortgages will let you pay the mortgage down earlier than 30-years, while others may fix a prepayment penalty to that plan to make up the loss in revenue from the interest rate. But what about...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
Here's what to know about a home improvement calculator
You’ve put together a list of the home improvements you...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
Need Free Moving Boxes? Here's Where to Start
Cardboard moving boxes are everywhere. However, when you’re moving, you may feel you never have enough. While major retailers sell moving boxes, the price can add up quickly. If you’re moving a sizable amount of items or just want to recycle a few unused boxes, free moving boxes are the way to go. Luckily, there are many ways...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Aquaponics with fish: The basics
If you’re interested in sustainability, aquatic life and gardening, you might consider aquaponics with fish. Aquaponics combines methods from hydroponic gardening and aquaculture to create a symbiotic environment in your home fish tank. To learn more about aquaponics, here is a basic guide to help: How it works Aquaponic systems are used to cultivate fish and plants in...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
What Affects Housing Prices?
Housing prices are constantly changing, which can make both buying and selling a home more complicated. While it’s difficult to predict future changes, it’s important to understand the key factors that affect the housing market and home prices. Here are the five major things that affect housing prices: Economic Change The overall health of the economy is a...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
Symmetrical balance & other essential interior design concepts
Balance and symmetry are essential elements of interior design. Everything from the arrangement of furniture to the art on the walls can affect the symmetrical balance of the space and create entirely different aesthetics. Here is a basic guide to the different types of symmetry and balance commonly used in interior design: Symmetrical balance Symmetrical balance is the...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
Expert Tips for Finishing Basement Walls
There are many steps that go into “finishing” an unfinished basement. One of the biggest challenges is renovating the basement walls in order to create a living space. Whether you hire a contractor or do the work yourself, there are some key things to consider in your process. Here are some expert tips for finishing your basement walls....
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Posted on 09/25/2022
How to Make Your Small Move More Efficient
Not every move requires professional movers. Sometimes, you can accomplish smaller moves on your own with a single car or the help of some friends. Small moves might include to and from an apartment in the same building or moving only to a specific room like an office or workshop. Regardless of the size of the move, there...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
3 Ideas for Your Unfinished Basement
If your home has an unfinished basement, it may seem like the space is useless until you take the steps to finish it. However, unfinished doesn’t have to mean useless. There are some simple and inexpensive ways you can make an unfinished basement work for you with no remodeling. Here are some inspiring ideas to try in your...
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