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Posted on 09/15/2021
Don't Forget These 4 Supplies to Help With Your Move
To make any process more efficient, it’s important to have the right tools. For moving, whether it’s across the country or across the street, the right tools and supplies can make an enormous difference. Here are some tips for what you should have to make your move efficient and easy. Dollies There are two different types of dolly...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
Budget Basics: Planning Your Next Home Remodeling 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 09/01/2021
3 Ways to Pick Patterns for Your Living Space
Textiles are one of the most important aspects of interior design—a true decorating fundamental that interior designers use to pull a room together. These things are often overlooked in favor of stylish trim, on-trend paint shades and well-chosen furniture, which are all necessary parts of the design equation. But without the right fabrics and wallpapers to unite the...
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Posted on 08/25/2021
How to Decorate a Small Room: Design Ideas to Try
There’s no reason you need to feel limited by a small room. While it might seem that less space means less opportunity for creativity, there are still plenty of design tricks you can use to make the room feel bigger while expressing your personal style. Here we’ve put together some tips for decorating your small space so that...
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Posted on 08/18/2021
Home Office: Quick Tips for Designing Your Work-From-Home Space
Do you work remotely? Do you spend a lot of time in your home office? Whether you’re designing a home office from scratch or making some updates, you may need a little guidance when starting. Keep reading to learn 4 simple tips for creating a home office you’ll love. Choose the Right Location Do you want a home...
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Posted on 08/11/2021
What Is Earnest Money?
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Posted on 08/04/2021
Accessibility: Small & Tiny Homes
Image by Anna Armbrust from Pixabay The conventional thinking that accessible homes require significant square footage to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers runs contrary to small and tiny house floor plans. Many of these affordable new construction houses are ideally suited for people with physical limitations. Modestly-sized home plans reduce the amount of space people have to navigate. When...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
Should You Build Or Buy a Home? Here's What to Consider
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Is it better to build or buy a home? A home is a sizable investment, perhaps one of the largest in your lifetime, and you want to ensure you are investing well. Both buying and building have benefits and drawbacks to consider. Here's what you need to think about as you make...
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Posted on 07/21/2021
New Builds vs. Pre-Existing Construction: Who Wins and Who Falls Short
Photo by Expect Best from Pexels When you’re looking for a new home, should you purchase an existing one or have a brand new house built? Since this is a major decision, it’s important to learn more about the advantages of new construction vs. existing construction. Keep the following in mind, so you can compare the benefits of...
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Posted on 07/14/2021
Do You Need Cash-On-Hand to Be Successful in House-Flipping?
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Having the cash-on-hand to buy a dilapidated house and renovate it into a profit-generating dream home takes much of the financial strain off a house flipper's shoulders. But what about that hard-working person who possesses the skills and expertise but lacks money? Does the mere fact someone doesn't have the cushion of...
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Posted on 07/07/2021
Should I Turn My House into a Short-Term Rental
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay In a bid to afford homes in high-value areas, many homeowners turn to income from short-term rentals to cover a high mortgage payment. You can benefit from this option with some caveats: Location really matters. A lot. You might advertise your home as near the coast when it’s really 20 miles inland...
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Posted on 06/30/2021
Benefits of Increasing Natural Light in Your Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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