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Posted on 07/08/2020
How to Bring Your Old Wooden Floors Back to Life
Image by Twin Design from Shutterstock Starting an extensive renovation or replacement of hardwood flooring can be costly. Thankfully, there are other ways to bring your floors back to life if they are not deeply damaged. If you want to give your floors a facelift, try out these tips. Give It A Good Clean Sometimes, all a dull...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
How to Set Goals for Real Estate Investing
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Whether you're about to sign on your first rental property or already possess a portfolio full of properties that are cash-flowing like crazy, you need this. Time to reframe your mindset, step above the minutiae, and get a panoramic view of the path you're choosing. Why Set Goals? It's easy to get...
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Posted on 07/06/2020
How to Quickly Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home
If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future there are several financial prerequisites that you should aim to meet. Ideally, you’ll want a sizable down payment, a verifiable income history, and a good credit score. It takes time to build credit. For most people, it can be several months or even years before they see a...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
5 Houseplants that Purify the Air        
Photo by Tristan Gevaux on Unsplash Houseplants are the ideal choice for functional decorations. The presence of plants in your spaces may brighten up your home, de-stress it, and purify the air. Houseplants can create a relaxed and restful ambiance. Below are some of the best houseplants to purify the air in your home and de-stress. 1. The...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
Mortgage FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Home Loans
If you’re a first time homebuyer and want to start weighing your mortgage options, you’ll have much to learn. With so much at stake, you’ll want to make sure you choose the best mortgage for you now, and one that will still suit your needs years into the future. Sometimes, first time buyers are hesitant to ask questions they...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Personalize Your Bedroom with a Headboard
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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Posted on 06/26/2020
Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Multi-Generational Living is a New Trend: Here's How to Make it Work
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Housing priorities of young families and retired couples can vary. More and more households are combining by necessity or for the added convenience. When households combine, invariably, some adjustments will be necessary. However, the needs of young families with babies and toddlers are not really so different from the "aging in place"...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
Strange Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Dress Up Your Walls with these 3 Easy-Chic DIY Wall Decor Pieces
Photo by Jasmin Schreiber on Unsplash If you have a little extra time and a few craft supplies, creating something impressive for your home is not as hard as it sounds. Check out three simple DIY wall decor pieces that no one would ever guess are homemade. Popsicle Stick Shelf You can pick up popsicle sticks in bulk...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Kitchen Tools that Make Meal Prep Simple
Photo by Creatv Eight on Unsplash Time spent in the kitchen is almost always well worth the results at mealtime. But why spend more time in the apron than necessary when you could be spending time with the family or just relaxing. These five culinary accessories are designed to streamline the chef’s experience and help minimize food preparation...
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Posted on 06/17/2020
How to Sell your Home to a Family Member or Friend -- Without Destroying the Relationship
Photo by fauxels from Pexels It sounds like it should make things easier -- selling your home to a friend or family member should be a breeze for both parties -- but in reality, a home sale can disrupt your relationship if you don't go about it the right way. With the exception of parent to child transfers...
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