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The Common Signs of Plumbing Problems
Posted on 01/27/2020
The Common Signs of Plumbing Problems
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay There are many responsibilities that come with homeownership. One important aspect to monitor and maintain is your plumbing system. With any system that is used daily, problems will arise from time to time. The earlier issues are identified, the quicker and simpler they can be to resolve. Here are a...
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Add a Rain Chain to Your Garden
Posted on 01/20/2020
Add a Rain Chain to Your Garden
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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Fresh to the Neighborhood: Dealing with Your Neighbors
Posted on 01/13/2020
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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How to Find Out if It's Cheaper to Rent or Buy a Home
Posted on 01/06/2020
How to Find Out if It's Cheaper to Rent or Buy a Home
With rent prices soaring in many areas of the U.S., renters are starting to consider whether now is the right time to start saving for a down payment on a home. Depending on where you live and what your timeline is for buying a house, you might be wondering the same thing. So, in today’s post, we’re going to...
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The Tradition of Mistletoe
Posted on 12/30/2019
The Tradition of Mistletoe
Which winter-holiday celebration would be complete without a kiss under the mistletoe? This mysterious plant that appears above doorways and arches to catch unsuspecting lovers in a clinch adds fun and even drama to festive occasions. Ho-ho the mistletoe indeed! Tradition … tradition! The tradition of kissing under mistletoe began in ancient Rome during the festival of Saturnalia....
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Are HOAs Really That Beneficial?
Posted on 12/23/2019
Are HOAs Really That Beneficial?
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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5 Tips for Improving Curb Appeal
Posted on 12/16/2019
5 Tips for Improving Curb Appeal
Image by Pexels from Pixabay You’re getting ready to put your house on the market and scurrying to make everything look perfect for potential buyers. While it’s important to focus on readying your home’s interior for viewing, remember not to neglect your exterior. According to some estimates, 81% of real estate agents believe curb appeal is one of...
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Pros and Cons of Balloon Mortgages
Posted on 12/09/2019
Pros and Cons of Balloon Mortgages
Image by Jojje from Shutterstock Many people own homes through a mortgage agreement. Traditional mortgages are primarily fully amortized or gradually paid off with regular payments over the lifetime of the loan. Each payment contributes to both the principal and the interest. A balloon mortgage is a short-term home loan with fixed-rate monthly payments that only take care...
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Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
Posted on 12/02/2019
Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
Image by Craig Adderley from Pexels What better way to unwind after all the stress of moving and settling into a new house than to have a housewarming party? It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be a large shindig or small party, a fancy dinner or a casual barbecue. Whatever the plan, a housewarming party is a...
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Easy Ways To Organize Your Home
Posted on 11/25/2019
Easy Ways To Organize Your Home
There are plenty of ways to make your home more organized. Whether you have a large house or some problems with cramped spaces, your home has plenty of room to give. The key is that you just need to know how to use it. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of the space your...
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How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a House?
Posted on 11/18/2019
How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a House?
Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling...
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Plan for Home Upgrades During Construction
Posted on 11/11/2019
Plan for Home Upgrades During Construction
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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