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Posted on 05/22/2022
The Best Plants for Your Front Door
Plants can be the key to curb appeal. In particular, plants arranged around the front door can have an enormous impact on first impressions and can not only help sell your home but impress your guests. With all the details of landscaping design and varieties of plants, it’s difficult to know what will make the biggest difference. To...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
How Do You Choose a Moving Company? 5 Tips to Help
Hiring professional help can make your move much easier. Unfortunately, it can also make it more difficult. With so much stress and risk involved in the moving process, it’s crucial to hire the best and most trustworthy movers. Here are some tips for what to search for when finding the perfect moving company. Determine What Type of Service...
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Posted on 05/13/2022
44130 DeLuz Road, Temecula, CA is now new to the market!
Location, Location, Lifestyle Behind the local artisan handcrafted iron gates of this prestigious address nicknamed Millionaire’s row, lies a tranquil paradise that boasts 5.2 plus acres of breath-taking panoramic views, mature landscaping, lush certified organic orchards, and a remarkable family estate. The winding driveway leads to the captivating, 3809 square foot single-story home and showcases distinguished craftsmanship in a balance of rustic comfort and stylish luxury. In addition to the event level parking, the grand Southwestern inspired entrance has a welcoming allure that immediately captures your attention. Soaring,...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Understanding property tax abatement
Property taxes are a major expense for most homeowners and would-be buyers, but property tax abatement programs can help. While not offered everywhere, many states, counties and cities offer abatement programs to alleviate this expense in several ways. Here is a short guide to property tax abatement to familiarize yourself with the basics: What does property tax abatement...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Decorating Tips for First-Time Homeowners
Purchasing your first home is an exciting milestone. While it may have been overwhelming to search for available properties and submit an offer on the one that fit all of your criteria, the real work begins after you sign the papers and get the keys. Now that you are a homeowner, it's time to decorate the space and...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
New Home: Pros and Cons of Modular and Stick-Built Houses
When you’re looking into having a home built, should you go with a modular home or a stick-built home? Both types of homes have their advantages, but it’s also important to consider their potential drawbacks. To make the right decision for you, weigh the pros and cons of stick-built and modular homes. Keep the following information in mind...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
When to Call a Professional for Plumbing Repairs
It may be simple enough to unclog your toilet with a plunger or do other simple plumbing repairs. However, a plumber should handle more serious plumbing issues. Without prompt plumbing repairs, in some cases, your home could end up with major water damage. But when should you have professional plumbers make repairs? If you have any of the...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
What Is Cottage Garden Design?
Cottage garden design is a popular landscaping trend originating in late 1800s England. The style idealizes the informal and whimsical aspects of “cottage” life and brings together many details and aesthetics that are still trending today. Here we will go over the key elements of the cottage garden design and some ways you can bring the style home....
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Posted on 04/03/2022
How to Know if You're Eligible for a VA Loan
A loan from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs can be an excellent choice for financing a home purchase. While VA benefits are generally reserved for veterans, there are a few exceptions with mortgage programs. Here are some other ways you could be eligible for a VA loan: Active Duty Fortunately, you don't have to have served in...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
How to Choose the Perfect Bathroom Layout
When you’re having a custom home built, you’ll get to choose the layout for different rooms, including bathrooms. Deciding on a layout for your bathrooms involves knowing how to ensure that these rooms are as functional as possible. Understanding how to choose a layout can make this decision easier to make. Consider the following tips when you need...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Costs to Consider When Budgeting for Solar Energy
For many years, homeowners have wanted to transition to sustainable energy, but found the upfront costs were not necessarily offset by the return on investment. Although many feel it's wise to convert to sustainable energy sources to protect the environment, homeowners dealing with sometimes tight budgets need to make cost-effective home improvement decisions. That's why checking in periodically...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
The basics of obtaining a build permit
Most major construction or renovation projects require obtaining a building permit. However, because not every project requires a permit, it can be difficult to know if your particular plans require one. Here is a simple guide to help you determine if you need a permit: You will likely need a building permit for: Demolishing any walls or structures....
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