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Posted on 10/17/2021
Contemporary Design Ideas for Kitchens
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels If you’re moving into a home with an older kitchen or if your current home has a more dated style, consider bringing it up-to-date with contemporary design. This style can freshen up your kitchen while giving it a more inviting atmosphere. Contemporary design includes a mix of minimalist, modern and classic...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Staging the Exterior of Your Home
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Selling your home requires staging your home. Staging means preparing your home for showings, tours or professional photography aimed at advertising and selling your property to potential buyers. While staging the interior of the home is crucial, preparing the exterior is just as important. Your goal is to make the best possible...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
DIY Construction: Electrical Safety Tips to Keep in Mind
When you’re doing DIY construction that involves using power tools or working with wiring, it’s important to be aware of electrical safety. Working with electrical tools and equipment can lead to electrical shock, fires and other hazards if you’re not careful. You can avoid these dangers by making sure you follow these electrical safety tips while tackling DIY...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
New Home: 5 Reasons to Make It a Smart House
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Smart home technologies can be as simple as a lock, light or appliance you can activate with a voice, token or smartphone. But this can be as in-depth as whole household management systems that can regulate the comfort, security, and more for those who live there. If you’re considering buying or building...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Learn About the Most Common Environmental Allergens
Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels The number of people who suffer from environmental allergies is astounding. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million people in the country suffer from allergies, and allergies have become one of the leading causes for chronic disease in the country. Environmental allergies are very common, and...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Beginning Investors: What is an REIT?
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a specialty corporate entity that owns and operates real estate to generate a profit. Several types exist. An Equity REIT typically generates income by leasing and managing income-producing property. The type of property makes no difference -- commercial, multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial, or a mix...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Pros & Cons of REIT Investing
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay Although most people think of real estate investments in terms of real property that they can see and touch, buy and sell, or rent and manage on their own, there is a popular form of real estate investment that is not as personal and interactive. In many ways, it is easier, featuring the...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How to Use Your Home Assistant Effectively
Virtual home assistants can be versatile, even if they're still somewhat seen as a novelty to some homeowners. To really get the most out of them, though, you need to first understand what it can do. We'll look at how your home assistant works and how you can add more efficiency to your routine by adjusting how you...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Increase New Construction Homes' Value by Including Compliant Accessibility Designs
Photo by JESHOOTS.com from Pexels The physical limitations that come with age or disability task existing property owners with making sometimes awkward modifications to existing homes. Although many of these changes are necessary for improved accessibility, bulky ramps in front yards tend to diminish curbside appeal. In terms of resale value, homeowners may be narrowing their buyer demographic...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Secondhand Furnishings: Tips & Tricks for Finding the Perfect Piece
Many interior design styles call for furnishings that are vintage or well-worn. Apart from style, secondhand decor and furniture can be an inexpensive and practical alternative to purchasing brand new items. Regardless of whether you’re looking for the perfect piece for looks or for function, we’ve put together some tips for how to find and use secondhand decor...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
How and Whatt Types of Living Fences Help Increase Your Property's Privacy
Installing a six-foot fence generally improves backyard privacy while increasing property values. But the price tag associated with fencing materials and labor often requires homeowners to invest thousands of dollars. And after the wood or composite structure has been erected, it will require maintenance, repairs and eventually need to be replaced. Those rank among the wide-reaching reasons an...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Don't Let Flood Damage Ruin Your Home
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Floods can be devastating. Not only do they damage many of your personal belongings, but they can also lead to devastating problems with your home. The good news is, you can make the process easier by following a few steps in the immediate aftermath of a home flood. Contact Your Insurance Company...
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