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Posted on 12/04/2022
A seller's guide to capital gain on real estate
Among the myriad costs associated with selling a home,...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
Best practices for placing furniture in your home
The choices you make in placing furniture in your home are key to the overall success of your design. Sometimes, arranging furniture can be an intimidating task, especially when working with a large, empty space. However, by following a few simple strategies, you can create aesthetically pleasing and comfortable designs in any room. Find your focal point A...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
A smart smoke detector is beneficial to your home
Smoke detectors are not a want, they are a need....
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Posted on 11/13/2022
First-Time Homebuyer Guide for Veterans: All About VA Loans
If you've served in the U.S. military, a VA loan might be an excellent way to finance your first home. If you're interested in using this benefit, it's important to know the steps involved. Here is a basic guide to buying your first home with a VA loan: Get Your Certificate of Eligibility A certificate of eligibility from...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Rec room: 3 Tips for remodeling your basement
When growing households experience household congestion, expanding their usable living space footprint by remodeling the basement ranks among the best solutions, especially when extra recreational and lounging space is needed. Along with the increased quality-of-life benefits, a remodeled basement reportedly delivers upwards of a 7% return on investment. If you are considering transforming a basement into a rec...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
Beautiful living rooms: A quick design guide
When it comes to beautiful living rooms, there are no wrong answers. Living room ideas can span from the elegant style of the Victorian era or an amalgam of different styles brought together to create a Boho-chic design that flatters both your style and your space. But what key elements do all of these different designs have in...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
What you should know about planting a wildflower garden
For gardeners who enjoy a natural aesthetic, planting a wildflower garden might seem like the well-known choice for enhancing a home landscape. Many seed companies offer instant wildflower gardens in various solutions, but it takes more work than simply scattering seeds and hoping they become wild plants. If you want to know more about wildflower gardens and whether...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Escrow account basics: The simple benefits
Escrow accounts are typically handled by a neutral third-party provider. These providers are often banks whose only interest in the transaction of residential real estate is to ensure materials, funds and other important documents are properly handled and distributed to the appropriate parties. These institutions typically carry coverage, and if you’re already familiar with or bank with these...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
VA Loan Benefits for Veterans With Disabilities
If you're a qualifying U.S. veteran, a VA home loan can be your quickest path to home ownership. However, if you're legally disabled, there are even more financial benefits available. Here is a basic guide to VA loan benefits for veterans with disabilities: Funding fee exemptions VA loans don't require down payments, but come with funding fees instead....
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Posted on 10/09/2022
Bring home the top trends in garden & lawn benches
Outdoor furniture trends are constantly changing, so the same can be said for garden and lawn benches. Whether you want an outdoor bench to serve a purely utilitarian purpose or be the focal point of your outdoor design, there are plenty of trends to try. Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular trends in...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
Epipremnum Aureum: The Most Popular Houseplant Toxic to Pets
Unfortunately, plants and pets can't always coexist. Many plants have toxic qualities that can harm both animals and humans if ingested. Some of the most popular houseplants, such as epipremnum aureum or pothos, can pose a risk to cats and dogs if not kept well out of reach. To help you choose the best houseplants for your home,...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Shed design ideas to enhance your outdoor living space
If you've ever wanted to create extra living space in your...
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