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Posted on 01/17/2021
Using Vertical Space to Maximize Storage
Image by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay One of the most untapped storage resources in your home is your vertical space. This valuable real estate can allow you to store items off the floor, reducing clutter and making your items more easily accessible for use. Looking for ways to maximize the storage space in...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Think Outside the Box When Building a Potting Bench
Photo by Andy via Pixabay A potting bench can provide you with a place to work on your garden, from starting seeds to grafting and transplanting. Ideally, your bench should be at a comfortable height for you to work at, be sturdy enough to support plants and tools and enhance the look of your yard. You have several...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
How Relocation Can Impact Cost of Living
Image by Wellnhofer Designs from Shutterstock When you’re relocating you search for a property and learn the real estate market in your new area. Are you also looking at what the general cost of living is in your new city? The cost of living can be very different from state to state and city to city. Here are...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Want a Beautiful Yard But Don't Like Yard Work? Here's How to Make It Happen?
Photo by Manfred Richter via PixabayIf you're like many homeowners who are busy with work and family obligations, you love the thought of your outdoor living space serving as a personal sanctuary during the occasional moments when you manage to get some downtime. However, it may also be true that the time you spend in your yard and...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Financing with a Credit Union
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Property buyers today may think of a credit union as an alternative form of lending and ultimately meant for people who don't fit the stereotypical borrower. But this assumption may a little unfair once you learn the facts. Credit unions present several unique opportunities that you simply won't find anywhere else. We'll...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
DIY: Rolling Plant Caddy
Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels Plants and flower pots can be heavy items to move around. The good news is you can eliminate the trouble with a rolling plant caddy. You can build one yourself using rustic wood or precut pieces from your local home store. Stability is the key here. Plan to build the caddy large...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Purchasing Land for Residential Development
Photo by Benjamin Balazs via Pixabay Buying land can be a tricky matter for many people, especially when they're first getting started. No matter how valuable a property may seem at the time, it may not take very long to realize there were more strings attached than you thought. But while there are a few red flags to...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Which Tools do Homeowners Need ?
Photo by Davie Bicker via Pixabay There are plenty of maintenance concerns to think about when owning a home. Once you’ve completed your purchase and settled in comfortably, it’s important to remember that there will be no landlord to come around and fix those leaky faucets. You’ll need to either fix them yourself or pay to have a...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Key Reasons to Improve Your Home's Interior
If you intend to sell your home in the near future, you may want to upgrade your residence's interior. In fact, there are many reasons to improve your home's interior before you list your house, and these reasons include: 1. You can differentiate your residence from the competition. For a seller who wants to help his or her home...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Refresh Old Furniture with Upholstery
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Beyond Recycling: 6 Easy Ways to Go Green at Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Making your home a little more green won’t take much time or effort, but the results will pay off for years to come. You’ll consume fewer products, be exposed to fewer chemicals and even spend less money every month. Incorporate one or more of these easy green ideas into your home routine to...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Should You Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget?
For those who want to simplify the homebuying process, crafting a budget is ideal. Because if you tailor your house search to your finances, you can eliminate the risk of spending beyond your means to acquire your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you budget for the homebuying journey. 1. Analyze Your Financial...
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