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Posted on 12/05/2021
4 Things to Do Before You Shop for Your First Home
Excited to shop for your first home? Before you schedule showings and attending open houses, there are a few steps you should take to prepare. 1. Check Your Credit Score If you're like most first-time homebuyers, you'll need to take out a mortgage in order to pay for your home. Before you apply for any kind of home...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
How to Build Your Own Workbench
A workbench offers a handy way to store your tools in your garage or shed, as well as a place to work on tasks or hobbies. You don’t have to head to the store to buy a workbench for your home. Instead, put your woodworking skills to the test by building your own workbench. The following tips provide...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
5 Dishes to Made With Leftover Chili
Chili is a classic dish that’s easy to make in large quantities. Unfortunately, sometimes that turns into a large quantity of leftovers. Rather than eat the same chili every night for a week, try adding your leftover chili to other recipes to create new and exciting dishes. Here are some of the simplest and tastiest ways to use...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Remote Home Buying: How, Why and Where?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Too busy to buy that second home in Myrtle Beach? No time to fly down and walk through multiple properties to find the one that's right for your family? No problem. You, too, can enjoy the dream of homeownership when you buy your next property remotely. What Is Remote Home Buying? When...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Ultra-Efficient Homes: Costs and Benefits to Consider
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay An ultra-efficient home is one that's designed and constructed not only to save you energy but provide its own. This means it uses no more renewable energy that it generates. To the novice homeowner, this may sound impossible. However, to the architects and engineers who specialize in designing this type of abode,...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Essential Design Tips for Tiny Homes
Living in a small space requires the right habits and mindset. It’s helpful for those in small homes, rooms or apartments, but for those who live in tiny houses it’s essential. If you’re thinking about a tiny house for yourself or already have one you want to decorate, we’ve put together some design tips to help. Wall Shelving...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Housewarming: How to Throw the Perfect Party With 3 Easy Tips
Atmosphere is everything with just about any home, gathering or party. If the atmosphere is lacking, chances are enjoyment levels will decrease. So what is a host to do when throwing a house party with various atmospheric elements? Here are three major areas that will instantly boost your party’s atmosphere and how to achieve the best fit for...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Home Appraisals: How Do They Work?
In the middle of buying a home? If so, you've probably already realized that there are many steps you'll need to complete before you will officially take ownership. From scheduling inspections to going through the drawn-out closing process, there are many items that need to be checked off your list. And one thing you won't want to overlook...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Protect Your Home With Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Much like fire detectors, carbon monoxide detectors are small pieces of equipment that could potentially save your life. These small detectors can easily be plugged into any outlet, and their excessively loud alarm is designed to alert you immediately to danger. Carbon monoxide detectors will sound the alarm if there are high levels...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
How to Decorate With the Celestial Design Trend
Celestial imagery has become a popular trend in interior decorating. From social media style influencers to major decor vendors, the celebration of space and stargazing has found its way into every room. If you are interested in incorporating the celestial style into your own interior designs, here are some ideas to inspire you. Create a Celestial Gallery Wall...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Home Showing: Best Ways to Tucker Out Your Pets for a Less Stressful Showing
Image by Katrin B. from Pixabay As you get ready to show your home, you likely already set up a place for your pets to go during that time. But did you remember to set aside some time to wear out all their excess energy before they go? If not, then this is a good time to figure...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Your Guide to Moss Wall Gardens
If you want to add some no-maintenance greenery to your home decor, a moss wall garden might be the perfect choice. Unlike garden walls made up of many small plants, moss walls not always alive. This makes them much easier to maintain while still giving you a lush and beautiful art piece to bring nature indoors. Here is...
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