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Posted on 06/20/2021
Create a Simple Welcome Wreath
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Planning a Living Room Renovation? Here are 4 Ways to Get Started
There are many things to consider when planning a home renovation, from the smallest projects to complete overhauls. In particular, if you’re thinking about renovating your living room it might seem like the possibilities are endless. Depending on whether your priority is adding more space or changing up the style, here are some ideas to get you started....
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Neighborhood Identity and Big Business
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Quick Tips for Your DIY Fencing
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels A fence can really transform the look and feel of your home. From providing privacy to adding a unique element to your yard, these structures can bring many advantages. But if you want to build one of these for the first time, you may have a lot of questions before getting started. Understand...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
3 Key Benefits of Social Gaming
With more time spent at home, many have been looking for new and creative ways to spend time with each other. The need for social distancing and staying home has allowed online social gaming to flourish. Now there are different games for all ages with all types of interests that you can play with others in the safety...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Grow Better Indoor Herbs With These 3 Tips
Are you a culinary adventurer? If so, you know how much fun it can be to experiment with herbs in your soups, sauces and casseroles. Better, it’s easy enough to step that flavor up by using fresh herbs picked straight from the garden. Many culinary herbs are easy to grow on a windowsill, and they’re only an arm’s...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
How to Create a Budget for Your Next Home Remodel Project
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels Your social feed is likely filled with plenty of inspiration for your next home improvement project. It's easy to scroll past images of sparkling kitchens and sleek basements and decide that now is the best time to take on your next renovation project. The next step is figuring out how to pay...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
How to Convert a 1031 Property Into a Personal Residence
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 1031 exchanges are special transactions in which one investment is effectively “swapped” for another. In real estate, this means selling one investment property for another of “like-kind.” This can be an effective and lucrative strategy because it can allow you to defer certain taxes as long as you abide by specific rules...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Consider These Eco-Friendly Additions for Your New Construction
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Your Home, Your Lifestyle: 3 Reasons to Choose a New Construction Home
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels A few short decades ago, the home was merely a space where people resided. They would gather at the end of a long day of work or school, have an evening meal and go to bed. Most daily activities took place away from the home, so therefore, houses did not need...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
How Much Can You Earn from Your California Luxury Home Sale?
You may be able to earn a significant profit from the sale of your luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or elsewhere in California. In fact, there are lots of things that you can do to boost the likelihood of maximizing your Golden State luxury house sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
How to Protect Your Garden from Squash Bugs
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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