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Posted on 11/26/2023
Epipremnum Aureum: Popular Houseplants to Keep Away From Your Pets
Unfortunately, plants and pets can't always coexist. Many plants have toxic qualities that can harm both animals and humans if ingested. Some of the most popular houseplants, such as epipremnum aureum or pothos, can pose a risk to cats and dogs if not kept well out of reach. To help you choose the best houseplants for your home,...
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Posted on 11/19/2023
First-Time Homebuyer Guide for Veterans: All About VA Loans
If you've served in the U.S. military, a VA loan might be an excellent way to finance your first home. If you're interested in using this benefit, it's important to know the steps involved. Here is a basic guide to buying your first home with a VA loan: Get Your Certificate of Eligibility A certificate of eligibility from...
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Posted on 11/12/2023
Loan options for mobile homes & other unconventional homes
When purchasing a home, it’s crucial to secure funding...
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Posted on 11/05/2023
Creative Shoe Storage Ideas
No matter how many shoes you have, you can never have enough storage options. Storing and organizing shoes can be a hassle, but it can also be fun if you think outside the box. Here are some clever and creative ways to store your shoes. Combine Storage and Seating Whenever possible, opt for seating with built-in storage. This...
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Posted on 10/29/2023
How to Finish Your Basement in 5 Steps
More homeowners than ever are looking to finish their basements, particularly as they require additional living space, to make the most out of their home. A finished basement can be used as an entertainment area, a fitness room, a play room or an office. The options are endless; now all you need to do is get started. Follow...
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Posted on 10/22/2023
3 Tips for Better Mudroom Storage
In many homes, the mudroom is the gateway into the house. In homes without a mudroom, a dedicated entryway space serves the same purpose. While it's easy to let things clutter and accumulate in these spaces, it's just as easy to find storage and organization solutions that work--no matter how much space you have. Here are some tips...
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Posted on 10/15/2023
How to Flip a House for the First Time
Is it possible to flip houses for profit with no experience? Luckily, this is one area of real estate investment that is viable even for beginners. Here is a simple beginner's guide to house flipping to get you started: Step 1: Find a Cash Source Flipping a house requires more cash up front than with a traditional home...
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Posted on 10/08/2023
Fireplace design trends to try
A fireplace is a highly sought-after home feature, and...
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Posted on 10/01/2023
3 Tips to upgrade your charming old home without losing the allure
Old houses have an allure to them that many newer models...
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Posted on 09/24/2023
Home office: 5 Tips for creating your perfect workspace
Remote work has changed the way someone might set up their...
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Posted on 09/17/2023
4 Simple DIY concrete projects
When you think of DIY, concrete is not likely the first...
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Posted on 09/10/2023
Intruders: Quick and Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Secure
No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it's still important to protect it from break-ins. How can you deter intruders from coming into your yard and attempting to break into your home? The following safety tips can help you discourage intruders from targeting your home. Keep Valuable Items Out of View Intruders sometimes target houses when they can...
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