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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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Posted on 06/27/2021
HOAs: Are They Voluntary?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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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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