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Posted on 10/24/2021
No Pots, No Problem: 3 Ways to Make Your Own Planters From Everyday Items
For plant lovers, there never seem to be enough pots and planters to go around. There are countless options available to buy, but buying a new one every time you need it becomes costly and inconvenient. The good news is that there are plenty of items you might already have around the house you can use for your...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Best Types of Flooring for Pet-Friendly Homes
Image by Niek Verlaan from Pixabay From getting a bad case of the zoomies to being less than dainty with their water dish, pets definitely put flooring through its paces. Unfortunately, many flooring materials simply cannot meet the demands of pet-friendly households. You need a durable material known to withstand whatever your pets can throw at it like...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
5 Ideas for Decorating Your Home Office
Having a functional and comfortable workspace is essential for those who work from home. Even if you use your office for things other than work, a dedicated place to focus can be much more than purely utilitarian with the right design choices. Here are some ways to make your office a place where you can enjoy your work:...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Is a Starter Home the Right Choice for You?
Photo by Scott Webb from Pexels Potential new homebuyers have the choice of buying a starter home or a forever home. The details mean something different to everybody, but a starter home is usually regarded as a short-term living situation if you can’t afford your dream home yet. Some choose to wait until they can afford their forever...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Calm the Noise: Ways Smart Speakers and Intercoms Can Bring You Peace
Photo by Athena from Pexels Although smartphones make it easier than ever to relay a message across the household, listen to videos and blast your tunes, they simply don’t compare to a fully integrated speaker and intercom system. Although home intercoms might seem like a blast from the past, they are back and better than ever. And as...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Houseplants: Choosing the Right Indoor Grow Lights
Whether you’re growing microgreens or an herb garden, having an indoor grow light setup can take your efforts to the next level. With that move, your plants can get all they need to thrive and provide bountiful harvests. There are a few requirements for this type of project, however. You need the right bulbs, placement and runtimes to...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Expenses to Plan When Buying Your First Home
Buying your first home can be an exciting process, but with so many different expenses to account and plan for, it can also be overwhelming. Not sure where to begin with it comes to saving for your first home? There are a few expenses you won't want to overlook. Down Payment First, make sure you have enough money...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Is VR Technology Right for You? Here's What to Consider
Photo by Sound On from Pexels Virtual reality, or VR, has increased in popularity and accessibility over the last few years. With multiple comparable devices and platforms available, what might have seemed like science fiction is now part of some peoples’ regular gaming routines. VR is something you can have in your own home and use anytime, but...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
A Simple Guide to Land Use Definitions
Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels If you’re planning to invest in land, it’s important to understand land use terminology. Land use is a designation that determines what you can build or develop on a specific piece of land. Another definition of the term from Land.com is “the total of arrangements, activities and inputs that people undertake in...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Upgrade Your Basement On a Budget
There are plenty of ways to upgrade a basement without expensive renovations. Whether your basement is unfinished or fully furnished, you can make a noticeable difference with some simple and budget-friendly decor choices. Here are some tips for affordable and easy basement decor to refresh your space. Add Area Rugs for an Instant Comfort Upgrade Area rugs can...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Tips on Re-Grouting and Polishing Your Kitchen and Bathroom Tile
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Why You Should Expect Recording Fees to be Part of Your Closing Costs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay There are a variety of different terms that you must become familiar with as you purchase a new home. You have to pay an application fee, underwriting fees, titles fees and more. But one that seems to leave many buyers scratching their heads is the recording fee. A recording fee is a...
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