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Posted on 09/19/2021
Home Renovations: 3 Things That Could Happen to Your Homeowners Insurance
If you own a home, then you have a home insurance policy. This policy is there to provide you with coverage in the event of something unexpected — such as significant damage from a storm or stolen property. If your home is damaged, you may be able to put some of your insurance claim toward upgrades and renovations,...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Have Pets? Pet-Proof Your Home With These Floors
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 09/05/2021
How to Invest in Your Home
Photo by Paul McGowan via Pixabay Already a homeowner? Planning to sell in a few years? Sometimes the most sensible investment on the table is the property you already own. Why Invest In Your Own Property? Some investors think of each residence as a sort of long-term flip: buy a home, live in it for a couple of...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Commercial Property Investment Pros & Cons
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Investing in real estate can be a lucrative way to generate income and learn more about the financial world. There are many choices available in both residential and commercial properties. Many prefer commercial property investment while others advise against it. With so many details, it's difficult to decide what’s best for you. Here...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Benefits Of Transforming A Hallway Into A Galley Kitchen
Photo by Katerina Holmes from Pexels When everyday people hear the term "galley kitchen" their minds typically imagine the lower deck of a ship. To say this ranks among the top galley kitchen ideas misconceptions would be something of an understatement. A galley kitchen design utilizes a narrow space in a home or commercial building that positions appliances,...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
What Is Diamond Art?
Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash Diamond art has become a popular trend in arts and crafts. Created through a combination of beading and needlework diamond art involves placing tiny, colorful stone pieces onto a patterned canvas in order to create a sparkling finished product. If you are looking for a new craft to try, then diamond art...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
7 Crafty DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home
The living room is one of the most flexible rooms in the home. As you seek to complete your living room design, consider DIY living room decor projects. These are 7 creative DIY living room decor ideas that could be incorporated into any home: Faux Fireplace Not every room is equipped with a natural fireplace, but that doesn’t...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
When You Need to Sell Before You Can Buy
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you’ve been renting and preparing to buy a new home, you’ve probably saved up your down payment and are in the process of getting pre-approved for your mortgage loan. If, on the other hand, you’ve been living in a home you own and paying on your mortgage, you may be ready...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Create a DIY Storage Bench
Photo by Thijs van der Weide from Pexels You may be surprised to learn just how much a little DIY storage bench in your entryway can save you in time and money. Storage benches offer children a place to sit while they remove snowy or muddy shoes. That's less time spent mopping your kitchen or steam-cleaning the carpets....
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Boost Curb Appeal by Refreshing These 3 Features
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay When it comes to improving the exterior of your home, it might be hard to know where to start. Many small details combine to create a home’s first impression and affect potential resale value. With so many different features potentially needing an upgrade, there are some that might not seem obvious at...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Financing Your Mortgage through a Credit Union
Image by Burst from Pexels Buying a home is an exciting time. As you start to comb through listings and decide you’re ready to take the plunge to purchase, you’ll want to pursue getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This way, you'll know how much you're approved for and can shop for homes within your price range. Additionally, having...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
3 Ways to Decorate Your Bedroom in the Country Style
Country style interior design is all about casual comforts and the romance of farm life. While the country style has many iterations and regional differences, there are some basic elements you can use to design a room without having to get specific. When designing a bedroom, using the country style as a guide will help you create an...
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