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Posted on 06/20/2021
Safari Style Design Essentials for Your Living Room
Safari style in interior design describes the harmony of rich and earthy elements of African design combined with the clean comfort of traditional European style. If you’re looking to try out this design style for your next living room makeover, this is a great place to start. Here we’ll go over some ideas to create a beautiful and...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Fresh to the Neighborhood: Dealing with Your Neighbors
Photo by Ricarda Mölck via Pixabay Moving to a new neighborhood brings with it, well, the new neighbors. Although you may be an exceptionally private person — others, by nature, are naturally curious. They want to know who’s moved in next door. This is particularly true when your house is just a few feet or a few inches...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Decorate Sustainably
There's a lot of talk about sustainable home features such as solar panels or energy-efficient appliances. For those passionate about green living, there are many other ways to incorporate eco-friendly features into nearly every aspect of your home. In fact, there are many ways to use sustainable decor to create a house that is welcoming, beautiful and good...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
What Is a Green Roof?
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels In building a sustainable home, every material decision matters. The choice of roof material and type can make an enormous difference both in your home’s energy efficiency and environmental impact. Because of the ever-growing demand for sustainable architecture and design, the number of options for sustainable roofing material continues to grow. One...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Simple & Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Image by ArtCoreStudios from Pixabay Having a nutritious breakfast gets your day off to a great start. However, finding time to make it can be tough when your mornings are busy. You don’t have to gather a ton of ingredients or set aside a lot of time to prepare a good breakfast. Keep the following easy and healthy...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
How to Jazz Up Your Backyard
Image by Andy Giraud from Pixabay Your backyard is just as much a part of your property as your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. And yet, you may not spend very much time enjoying the space when all is said and done. If you want to give yourself a reason to get out in the fresh air, you may...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Landscaping: Regular Maintenance Tips
Post Image by Jo Ann Snover from Shutterstock There are many ways you can make your house attractive to prospective buyers. Curb appeal goes a long way when it comes to first impressions. Your yard is one indication of the amount of time you’ve spent caring for your property in general. Buyers are undoubtedly attracted to homes that have...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Tips for Creating a More Serene 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 04/25/2021
Basic Loan Types to Help With Your New Construction
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay When you're dreaming of moving into a new home, you envision every detail. But before you can make this dream home a reality, you need to consider the best way to finance it. Here are a few basic home loan types to consider. FHA Loans Homeownership can be the gateway...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Why You Should Consider a Buying Agent
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
A Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Tips to Increase Your Kitchen’s Value
Image by StudioDin from Shutterstock Homeowners wishing to sell their home for top dollar might consider a kitchen remodel to increase its value and efficiency. Aside from the kitchen being the heart of the home, it also has several surfaces you can quickly upgrade that affect the entire space. The tips below give you a guide to which...
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