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Posted on 08/02/2020
Cross-Country Moving Tips
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Craft a Homebuying Blueprint
Buying a house can be simple, particularly for those who craft a blueprint before they embark on the property buying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an effective homebuying blueprint. 1. Analyze the Housing Market The housing market varies in cities and towns across the United States. However, if you analyze the...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Recipe: Traditional Italian Macaroni Soup
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay In Italy, it's long been a cherished tradition to harvest beans, place the pods over the ground under the autumn sun, then store the sun-dried beans for wintertime. On brisk days, beans would be cooked up with a medley of vegetables and pasta. When the cook tossed dry pasta tossed into the...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Build a Terrarium
Image by AndyFaeth from Pixabay If you're searching for ways to introduce a little extra green into your home and at the same time learn a satisfying hobby consider building a terrarium. Putting together a terrarium is a learning experience for grown-ups and can draw in kids as well. Not only do you see your handiwork grow and...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Floating Shelves Offer Your Space a Streamline Look
Photo by U.U. via Pixabay Floating shelves offer your space a more streamlined look. Your walls seem less cluttered, which allows your focus pieces to take center stage. Because floating shelves require less space than traditional shelves, you can put them anywhere all while maintaining your floor space below. They can be any length you choose -- within...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Using Smart Home Technology to Save Energy
Image by Dan LeFebvre from Unsplash Smart home tech makes it easy to find information in an instant, turn on or off the television without getting up and even see who just rang your doorbell, but it can also help you be more energy efficient. Saving energy does more than just cut your electric bills, it allows you...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Try these Luxury Bathroom Trends
Photo by Rene Asmussen from Pexels Bathrooms can function as a practical place for you to get ready for the day and a sanctuary where you can unwind after a long day. With a few changes or upgrades, you can enhance the look and ambiance of these rooms. Whether you plan on making changes to a powder room...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Rise Above the Home Selling Competition
The home selling market can be fierce, regardless of where you live. However, there are lots of things you can do to rise above the house selling competition, and these include: 1. Learn About the Local Housing Market Take a look at some of the available houses in your city or town – you will be glad you did....
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Posted on 06/07/2020
HOAs: Could They Truly Benefit a Neighborhood?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Why Going Green May Make Your HOA See Red
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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