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Posted on 09/19/2021
Pets: Alternative Ways to Set Room Boundaries
Image by gabriele gabi from Pixabay Upon moving into a new home, it’s important to keep your pets out of certain rooms as they get used to their new space. While you could use baby gates for that purpose, they are often cumbersome to have put up all over the house. Instead, use any or all of these...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Find the Fair Market Value of Your Property
Fair market value is an important real estate metric for investors, buyers and sellers. It can help you determine the best possible asking price for a home sale or whether a home you want to buy is a good deal. However, unlike many other pieces of the real estate puzzle, fair market value can be complicated to find....
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Accessibility: Pier and Beam May Be More Appropriate Than You Think
Photo by 1778011 from Pixabay Although concrete walls and slabs rank among the most popular types of foundations, the vast majority of new construction relied on pier and beam designs until the 1960s. Pier and beam, commonly called as “post and beam,” was viewed as the most effective and cost-efficient way to elevate a structure above grade. In...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Why New Residential Construction May Be Your Best Option
Photo by Nicholas Lim from Pexels People are buying new construction homes again, and experts expect the trend to continue. But why do analysts believe new construction is on the rise? Several factors are coming together. Quarantine Fatigue In the housing industry, there has been overall growth in the purchasing of single-family homes. Some of this buying activity...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Landscape Design Fundamentals: How to Get Started
If you’re new to designing outdoor spaces it might be easy to get overwhelmed. Luckily, there are some key principles and guidelines that go into every landscape design no matter the size or location. Here we’ll go over the basic tips and concepts to consider when creating your own landscape design. Consider Usage The easiest place to begin...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
The Science of Composting: An Eco-Friendly Solution to Organic Waste
Image by Joke vander Leij from Pixabay It may tempt you to toss those potato peels in the kitchen trashcan, but resist the urge. Not only will they make your trash smell terrible but they'll attract critters once the bag goes outside. By putting your vegetable scraps and coffee grounds back into the earth, you're helping to prevent...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
How to Use Reclaimed Wood for Rustic Wall Masterpieces
Wood seemingly past its prime is being reclaimed to create awe-inspiring walls and other interior design elements. Part of the reclaimed popularity revolves around the language we use to describe it. Although tidying up lumber and using it for a second purpose is nothing new, it became trendy under monikers such as vintage, upcycled and refurbished. These days,...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
How Big Businesses Affect the Real Estate in Rural Towns
Photo by Vit Ducken via Pixabay There has been a lot of concern about the state of rural America and how it's being affected by large businesses. Big box stores like are said to destroy local businesses, causing an economic drought in small towns. But despite the statistics, there's a bigger picture to consider. We'll look at how...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Building a Home? Check Out These Tips for Saving Money
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay Building a home is no inexpensive task, but it doesn’t have to cost more than buying a home. In building a home you have many opportunities to save money mainly because you have control over every part of the process, from design to finishing touches. With proper planning and a practical budget,...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Houseplants With Healthy Attributes
Plants have been used to make medicine for centuries, but some stand out above the rest for their many healing properties. Some plants make teas or, with aloe, their leaves broken open and the gooey ooze used as a balm. From aiding in digestion to soothing burns and insect bites, these houseplants are known for their healing properties....
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Remembering These Simple Mailbox Rules Could Save You a Headache
Photo by Lee via Pixabay Putting a new mailbox up? Be sure to follow the official guidance from the U.S. Postal Service.® Here are a few rules, tips, and suggestions to make your mail carrier's day a little smoother. Putting Up a New Mailbox USPS-approved mailboxes have Postmaster General (PMG) approval labels. Have your post office approve your...
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