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Posted on 11/28/2021
What You Should Know Before You FSBO
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay If you’re considering selling your home by yourself, you will need to keep track of every detail of the process. Some details like price, time management and logistics are at the forefront of decision making, while other elements of the process are harder to remember. There are some important and often-overlooked things...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Making Your Own Wood Decor on a Budget
Wood crafting can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. With some basic tools and a little know-how you can make dozens of unique decorative and functional furnishings for your home on a budget. If you’re looking for wood craft ideas that won’t cost a fortune, we’ve put together some tips to help. Blanket Ladder Ladders have...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
What You Should Know About "Subject-to" Real Estate
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Budget-Friendly Eco Home Solutions
Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels While reducing energy costs is often a top priority of those who invest in green home solutions, these sustainable updates and upgrades have also earned a reputation of being costly to implement. In fact, eco homes have become somewhat of a luxury trend due to the rising cost of building with sustainable...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Backyard: Ideas for Your New DIY Gazebo
Backyard gazebos provide shade, shelter from rain and a place to enjoy fresh air with family and friends. Gazebos can also serve as a focal point for your yard and add a decorative touch to it. Building a backyard gazebo is a fairly simple project, although you can make it more complex by adding certain features or designs....
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Wood Slice Crafting Projects to Try
Arts and crafts with wood slices are the perfect thing to add a natural element to your home decor. There are countless crafting projects you can accomplish with wood slices and most of them require only a few materials. If you’re wanting to try this hot crafting trend yourself, we’ve put together some ideas to inspire you. Where...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
How to Design a Country Style Bedroom
Country style interior design is all about casual comforts and the romance of farm life. While the country style has many iterations and regional differences, there are some basic elements you can use to design a room without having to get specific. When designing a bedroom, using the country style as a guide will help you create an...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
A Seller's Guide to Closing Costs
In a home purchase, both the buyer and seller need to pay closing costs. These costs are made up of several individual expenses from different sources and the list can look staggering at first glance. While the buyer typically has the longest list of fees to pay, sellers are still responsible for part of the bill. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
These 4 Special Home Inspections Will Catch What a Standard Inspection Won't
Photo by taner ardalı on Unsplash Hiring a home inspector is an expected step in the buying process. It’s important for first-time homebuyers to understand what is in a standard inspection, as well as know the options available for more specific concerns. A lender might require special inspections, for example, but these extra options are always worth considering...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Virtual Design: The Benefits and How It Can Help You
Photo by fauxels from Pexels Interior design changes allow you to give your entire home or certain parts of your home a makeover. However, knowing which kinds of changes to make or which styles to use can seem overwhelming. You might also have a hard time picturing how distinct design elements would look in your home. Virtual interior...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
All About Allotments and Community Gardens
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels Despite the more recent interest in sustainable lifestyles, the practice and concept of urban agriculture has been around for centuries. Two of the most common forms of urban agriculture are allotments and community gardens. The term allotment is a term originating in Britain that refers to a piece of land cultivated by...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Reasons You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
Photo by energepic.com from Pexels With the widespread popularity and accessibility of real estate portal sites, it’s easier than ever before to sell your own home without a real estate professional. Selling “for sale by owner,” or FSBO, can save you money. However, there are some serious advantages to working with a seller's agent when selling your home....
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