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Posted on 07/25/2021
How to Make Your Backyard Feel Like a Resort
Image by Eric Simon from Pixabay Enjoying your outside spaces has never been more important. With canceled plans, limited travel and a complete upheaval of work and school schedules, it’s crucial to have an outdoor escape. While you might not be able to travel to a distant tropical resort, you can bring the resort home—specifically, to the backyard....
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Don't Let Flood Damage Ruin Your Home
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Floods can be devastating. Not only do they damage many of your personal belongings, but they can also lead to devastating problems with your home. The good news is, you can make the process easier by following a few steps in the immediate aftermath of a home flood. Contact Your Insurance Company...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Rebuilding vs. Renovating: How to Determine the Cost
Knowing whether to tear down an old or damaged house and rebuild is not something that cannot be decided in a vacuum. The existing structure will likely present as a mixed bag of pros and cons. Before making a decision solely based on perceived cost, consider digging deeper into the facts. How Has The Existing Structure Been Impacted?...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Make the Best of a Small Patio With These 3 Decorating Ideas
Photo by Heather Mount on Unsplash As the weather gets warmer, it’s a good time to revisit your outdoor spaces. No matter the size of your yard, porch or patio, there are some simple changes you can make to beautify and refresh the space. That being said, sometimes lack of space can seem difficult to work with. The...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
How to Get a Colorful Garden All Year
The dream flower garden is lush and colorful all the time. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple dream to achieve in reality. With so many plants all with different internal timers and environmental requirements, putting together a garden can be like a puzzle even for experienced gardeners. Luckily, there are ways you can plan and care for your garden...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Signs You Need a New Roof & How to Take Care of It
Photo by David McBee from Pexels For most homeowners, the last thing they’re worried about is the physical roof over their heads. That is until their roof starts leaking after a storm. Once the water is pouring down and you’re forced to bring out buckets, you’re likely to curse yourself for not thinking about roof maintenance sooner. So,...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
What Is Modern Desert Design?
Photo by Nate Hovee from Pexels Throughout history, humans have continued to find new and innovative ways to build homes according to the surrounding environment. While styles certainly change, there are some elements and concepts that you can still see today in modern structures. One particular example of this is modern desert home architectural design. Combining elements of...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Your Guide to Common Types of Eco-Friendly Homes
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Any home that is designed with sustainability in mind can be considered an eco home, but there are still certain architectural styles and models that have been trending within this sector of the real estate industry. These are five of the most common types of eco-friendly homes: Prefab Homes Commonly referred to as...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Looking to Sell Your Home? Finish These Home Improvement Projects First
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Initially, it may seem like backwards logic to complete a few home improvement projects before selling your home. Most people want to renovate their home in order to enjoy it for themselves. However, there are several low-cost projects that you may want to consider before your listing your home, as these improvements...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
How Credit Scores Affect Your Monthly Payment
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Before you even start looking for a home, you should know what your credit score is. You can pull your own credit score from the three major bureaus without having points deducted from your credit score. You should know your score since it will affect how high your mortgage payments will be, and...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
What's Really in a Real Estate Contract?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you make an offer on a home, your real estate agent will create a real estate contract, also known as a purchase agreement. Before you sign this, you should make sure you understand it. This is a legally binding agreement, and you need to be certain you’ve made the right choice....
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Best Times of Year to Move for Singles, Families and Retirees
Photo by Aimee Cozza via Pixabay Moving to a new home can disrupt your routine at any time, but some times of the year are better than others for relocating to a new home. You'll get the most from the experience and enjoy a more seamless move if you plan things for the right time of year and...
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