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Posted on 12/04/2022
How to combat high temperatures & utility bills
Extreme heat can cause a plethora of problems for both you and your household. From heat-related illnesses to simple heat exhaustion, it’s important to keep high temperatures at bay. But how do you keep the heat down while avoiding excessive power bills? Here are a few ways to keep yourself cool without overheating your wallet: Use the right...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
What to Consider When Designing a Tiny Home
The appeals of tiny homes are many, including the ability to custom design a home in an affordable way. However, even with a small house, it's difficult to know where to begin. If you're designing a custom tiny home, here are some key tips to consider: Window Placement When planning where to place your windows, think about the...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
How to add value to your home: High ROI home upgrades
Whether you’re a homeowner or a real estate investor, it’s always important to know how to add value to your home. Many upgrades and renovations have a higher rate of return than others, and it’s helpful to know them to make the best possible investment in your property. Here are some of the home upgrades with the highest...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
5 Critical elements for every emergency plan
Emergencies happen, especially when there’s a natural...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Fire Safety Tips Your Household Should Know
Keeping your home safe doesn't have to be complicated. By practicing good habits and establishing best practices with everyone in your household, you can prepare for--and prevent--major issues. Fire safety is a particular concern that can be accomplished by remembering a few simple tips. Here are the basics of household fire safety: Maintain & Test Your Smoke Detectors...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
How to Prepare Your Home for an Inspection
Preparing your home for sale is a complicated process. Home inspections are a key part of that process, and many buyers and sellers aren't sure what to expect. As a seller, it can be your best chance to negotiate pricing and terms with your potential buyer as well as identify any major issues that could be deal-breakers. Here's...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
Eclectic decorating: Living room design tips
When decorating your house, it's best to go room by room. While having a general design style for the entire home is an excellent way to begin, highlighting each room's specific features and design can take your decor to the next level. Here are some room-by-room tips for decorating your house: Living room Living rooms are multi-functional spaces...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
3 Things to Know About Moving With Plants
If you love your plants and want to take them with you when you move, there are some ways to make the journey safer and easier. You can even take samples from an outdoor garden to plant in your new yard. However, there are some important things to consider when moving with plants. Here’s what you should know:...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
What is Bohemian decor?
Are you interested in fun, bright and creative styles? If...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
Mudroom Hacks: Ideas for Storing Muddy Boots & Shoes
Bulky footwear can be difficult to keep organized, especially when muddy or dirty. While many homeowners have a mudroom to help prevent tracking mud inside the house, the mudroom itself can become a chaotic mess. Luckily, there are some simple ways to store and organize your wet or soiled footwear no matter the size of your space. Here...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
Natural fertilizer for organic gardening: DIY
You don’t need to spend a fortune on boutique fertilizer for organic gardening. While there are plenty of store-bought options available, many of the best fertilizer ingredients are found right at home. Here is a quick guide to the best DIY fertilizer for your organic garden: Kitchen scraps Some of the best organic fertilizers are found right in...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
What is APR? Mortgage terms explained
When searching for a mortgage, many homeowners might...
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