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Posted on 10/25/2020
Crafty Tips for Upcycling Materials
Image by tatu234 from Pixabay Upcycling is a great way to use old or discarded objects to create new and useful items. The following are several basic things you probably have at home or in the garage. With a little creativity, they can be turned into beautiful crafts. Coffee Bean Holder Find a small bowl, glass vase or...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Was Your Open House an Immediate Success?
An open house may be considered a success if it leads to an offer to purchase or a home sale. For a seller to achieve the best-possible results from an open house, it is important for this individual to plan ahead. That way, a seller can ensure that his or her residence makes a great impression on buyers. Now,...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Hurricane Damage Considerations for Condo Buyers
Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay With about 8,500 miles of shoreline, Florida has the second-longest coastline of all the United States. This makes living on the coast an attractive option for home and condominium owners. Living on the coast can provide some amazing sunrises and sunsets, easy beach access, stunning views and refreshing ocean air. It also...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: Identify Your Target Buyer
For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling experience, identifying your target buyer is key. Because if you understand why buyers may choose your residence over other available houses, you can promote your home to the right groups of buyers. And as a result, you may be better equipped than ever before to streamline the house selling...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
How to Start Saving for Your Down Payment
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay Although a 20 percent down payment is no longer the norm, you still need to save a considerable amount to cover all the initial costs of buying a home. With median down payments at seven percent, a $250,000 home will require a down payment of $17,500. Plus, you need to have funds...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Is a Galley Kitchen Right for You?
Photo by House Method on Unsplash The size of your kitchen does not necessarily determine its functionality. What matters more is how you utilize the space you have. With long aisles and parallel counter spaces, galley kitchens are a great and efficient option. This design provides plenty of room for storage and preparation. Galley kitchens feature a central...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Natural Landscapes of Florida Communities
Photo by skeeze via Pixabay When you think of Florida, you may think of theme parks and plenty of shopping, but Florida has more connections to nature than you may realize. One of the greatest benefits of living in Florida is the incredible connections you can make to nature, whether it is by the beach, along one of...
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Posted on 09/11/2020
45814 Winding Branch Terrace, Sterling, VA 20166 is now new to the market!
This lovely townhouse style condo offers it all; space, open floor plan, a one car garage, and a great location! The main level welcomes you to a bright and open kitchen, a dining area, a living room, a half-bath and gleaming hardwood floors. Kitchen boasts Granite counters, stainless steel appliances and bright breakfast area. Two bedrooms and a full bath are located on the first upper level. Retreat to the primary bedroom on the second upper level, complete with luxury attached bath. The laundry room, also located on the second upper level, is equipped with a front loading washing machine and dryer. Nearby are the neighborhood basketball...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
How to Improve Your Resting Space
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
How-To: Giving Your Old Fence a Face-Lift
Photo by Atner Yegorov via Pixabay Do you have an old fence that has good bones but nonetheless is detracting from the overall aesthetic of your outdoor living space? If so, consider giving the fence a facelift rather than tearing it down and replacing it with a brand-new version. You don't have to be a professional fence contractor...
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