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Posted on 10/17/2021
Errors to Avoid With Stick-Built Home Construction
Having a stick-built home constructed provides you with a whole new house to move into that has the features and design you want. While these homes offer several benefits over purchasing existing homes, it’s important to make sure the stick-built home construction process is done right. Otherwise, you could end with regrets about your new home in terms...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Create Your Own Accent Mirror With These DIY Tips
A mirror is one of the most underrated pieces of home decor. Not only does a mirror serve a useful purpose by giving you and your guests an opportunity to catch a quick glance of your reflection, but it also helps to increase the perceived size of your room. A mirror can be a valuable accent piece, as...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
How Sellers Can Benefit From Land Contracts
A land contract is a type of seller financing that has many benefits both for buyer and seller. In a land contract, the seller provides credit instead of a lender or bank. The buyer makes their regular payments to the seller directly. Once the total price is paid in full, the seller gives the buyer the title to...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Tips for Navigating a Hot Housing Market
In real estate, a “hot market” refers to a market with lower inventory and higher demand. When the market is hot, there is more competition for property and this can make buying a home more difficult. If you’re trying to buy a home, here are some tips for how to navigate a hot market. Start With a Broad...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
What Homebuyers Need to Know About Closing Costs
In a home sale, both the buyer and the seller have to pay what are called closing costs. These final expenses include an entire list of taxes, fees and other miscellaneous costs. While sellers usually pay some of the closing costs, buyers still need to prepare for their share of the bill. Here we’ll go over what the...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Quick Pointers for Streaming at Home
When you put a home theater in your house, you don’t have to worry about stocking up on Blu-Rays and DVDs or subscribing to cable movie channels, which can be costly. Streaming devices make it easy and cost-effective to cut the cord while still being able to enjoy watching plenty of movies in your home theater. These devices...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Indoor Gardening Activities to Do With Your Kids
Many garden projects let kids embrace their creative side and give them a mini plant sciences lesson as a bonus. So how would you get your little ones invested in gardening while growing their curiosities? All you need is a small workspace in your home and a few supplies to enjoy these indoor gardening activities together. Germinate Seeds...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The Benefits of Building With Adobe
Image by Cassie Lozuk from Pixabay Adobe is one of the oldest building materials still currently in use. While it might seem like something you’ll only encounter in historical landmarks, adobe has come back into popularity for new construction, particularly in the American Southwest and other areas with similar climates. It’s also become popular with homeowners and builders...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Unexpected Benefits of an Eco-Friendly Home
Photo by Akil Mazumder from Pexels For many homeowners, the purpose of creating an eco-friendly house is to reduce their impact on the environment while simultaneously lowering their utility costs. However, there are additional perks that you may enjoy if you decide to transform your house into a sustainable living space. These are just a few of the...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
How to Create a Custom Towel Rack from Picture Frames
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
DIY Room Divider Ideas to Define Your Space
Sometimes decorating a large room is difficult. With so much space, knowing how and where to arrange furniture and accessories can seem daunting. One thing that can make the process easier is dividing the space in half or into smaller pieces. Rather than call your contractor about building a new wall, we’ve gathered some easy and inexpensive ways...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
How a Smart Thermostat Can Increase Your Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Your smart thermostat is designed to save you money without your having to think about it. Of course, that doesn't mean that you don't have any say over how it works and how much money you save. We'll look at tips you can use to keep your energy bills as low as...
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