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Posted on 08/08/2022
How to start buying a house: 3 Steps to get started
With myriad steps involved, the question of how to start buying a house might feel difficult to answer. Buying a home is one of the most significant purchases you’re likely to make, and you want to make sure you make the appropriate choices along the way. To help make the process more manageable, it’s helpful to break the...
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Posted on 08/01/2022
How to Use Smart Entertainment for Your Next Get-Together
No matter the size of your get-together, you may want to incorporate some sort of atmosphere. An impeccable way to do this is to use music, ambient noises and mood lighting. Some may even take it a step further and incorporate patterned screen displays or put up slideshows of their new vacations or outings. Here are a few...
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Posted on 07/25/2022
Tips for Decorating Your Bedroom on a Budget
Your bedroom is arguably the most important room in the house. This is the place where you go each night to rest your head and restore your energy. It's where you get ready for the day that lies ahead. Knowing this, you probably want to make sure that your bedroom is decorated to your liking. Fortunately, there are...
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Posted on 07/18/2022
Tips for Choosing Lighting Fixtures
The right type and amount of lighting in each part of your custom home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Having a well-lit home also provides additional safety. When you’re working on your custom home design, plan to go through lighting fixture options. While there are plenty to choose from, it’s important to understand...
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Posted on 07/11/2022
VA Condo Requirements: What You Should Know About the Process
Military veterans can use their VA loan benefits to finance a new home. However, different property types can have different processes and requirements compared to single-family residences. Here are the most important things to know about buying a condo with a VA loan: Is the Condo VA-Approved? You can use a VA loan to purchase a condo or...
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Posted on 06/27/2022
Functional DIY kitchen decor: Making your own spice rack
If you need a solution for your spices, consider making some DIY kitchen decor. A wooden pallet can be repurposed into an efficient spice rack and add rustic charm to your kitchen. Here is a simple guide for how to make your own pallet spice rack: What you'll need Hammer or nail gun 1 1/2-inch nails Wood glue...
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Posted on 06/20/2022
Home Improvement: Tips for Building the Perfect Closet
Closets are an essential part of any home, but you might not have as many as you need. When you want more storage space in a bedroom, hall or other area, building a closet is an option to consider. With some basic carpentry skills, equipment and tools, you can design and build the ideal closet in any space....
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Posted on 06/13/2022
Expert Tips for Pressing Flowers
Unfortunately, flowers don’t last forever. However, you can still enjoy their color and beauty long after their time by preserving the blooms. Pressing flowers is a longstanding technique for drying and preserving flowers and can make a great starting point for a unique art piece. Here are some expert tips for pressing flowers you can enjoy as art...
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Posted on 06/06/2022
Easy Pasta Salad Perfect for a Potluck
Pasta salad is an old standby regarding potluck recipes. Most recipes take less than an hour to make and involve inexpensive ingredients you might already have in your kitchen. However, since pasta salad is such a diverse dish, there is an overwhelming amount of different recipes available. If you’re not sure where to start, here is a simple...
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Posted on 05/30/2022
How Does Homeowners' Insurance Compare to Home Warranties and Mortgage Insurance?
Homeowners’ insurance is a popular and widely recommended service for homeowners. It provides protection from certain types of incidents and can cover damage and losses to your property. It can also cover certain furnishings and assets besides the actual structure of the home. If you’re curious about homeowners’ insurance, how it works and how it compares to other...
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Posted on 05/23/2022
Home Office: Tips for Built-In Desks
Built-in desks provide an ideal place to work from home, do schoolwork or work on hobbies or crafts. These kinds of desks can be attached right to the walls in your home. Built-in desks have several advantages over standalone desks, such as blending in with the surrounding décor better and taking up less space overall. A built-in desk...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Important options to know in your new construction home buying process
The new construction home buying process differs significantly from the buying process for an existing home. However, one thing that remains the same in each case is that no two homes are exactly alike. While it’s common for newer developments to have “cookie cutter” homes with similar layouts, many builders have options for customization. Here is a basic...
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