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Posted on 05/08/2022
DIY Mini Greenhouses: 4 Ideas to Try
If you’re looking for simple and inexpensive ways to grow plants from seedlings, there are plenty of DIY solutions to consider. You can convert everyday household items into seed starter containers and create microclimates with mini-greenhouses. Here are some ideas for DIY seed starter greenhouses to help your seedlings thrive. Plastic Bottles For single seedlings, try making mini...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
The pros and cons of mortgage points
When buying a home, many homebuyers tend to search for the best mortgage interest rates available. While some may find that perfect rate, others may opt to take advantage of lender-provided options, such as mortgage points. Mortgage points are designed to help buyers bring down their interest rates by paying them ahead of time. Sometimes considered “discount points,”...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
3 Important House Hunting Tips
Finding the perfect home takes plenty of strategy and careful thought. However, with so many important factors to consider, the process can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to make your house hunting journey simpler: Prioritize price It's easy to feel discouraged if you don't immediately find options in your price range. Budget is likely at the top...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Want to buy a house with bad credit? Here are some options to consider
Your credit score matters to mortgage lenders, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to buy a house with bad credit. In addition to other loan options, there are other strategies for buying a home if your credit report is less than ideal. Here are some of the ways you can work toward buying a house with bad credit:...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
3 Major Items to Consider When Installing a Well
The thought of private well ownership grows increasingly attractive as the cost of municipal water skyrockets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residential homes use upwards of 82 gallons daily at an average annual cost that may exceed $1,000. Installing a private well typically involves an upfront cost that differs significantly from state to state. But after...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
The Right Time to Repaint: 3 Ways to Know
Repainting your home’s exterior is no small task. Despite the potential cost and challenges, a fresh coat of paint is one of the most important upgrades you can make. Not only will new paint make your home look better, it will help prevent other long-term issues caused by aging paint. But how do you know when it’s time...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Getting preapproved for a mortgage: The basics
Getting preapproved for a mortgage is an essential part of the home-buying process. While it’s possible to wait before securing your financing, there are major benefits to getting preapproval early. For more information about preapproval, here are the basics to consider: When to get preapproval It’s recommended that would-be homebuyers obtain a preapproval letter from a mortgage lender...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Make Your Vacation House Feel Like Home with These DIY Decor Ideas
Your vacation house is your home away from home and you should decorate accordingly. Whether you have a quaint cottage nestled in the woods or a sprawling beachfront estate, you may want to take some time during the off-season to craft some DIY decor for your vacation home. Here's a few ideas to help you get started: DIY...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
The new construction home-buying process
The new construction home-buying process differs from the buying process for an existing home. While many of the steps are similar, new construction homes come with more specific requirements. Here is a basic step-by-step guide to the buying process for a new construction home: Create a budget With new construction homes, you have to account for your ongoing...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
The Importance of Incorporating Your Personal Photos into Your Decor
It's easier than ever to capture your favorite moments, as you likely have a camera on you at all times. However, despite the fact that many people today are taking more pictures than ever before, those images rarely make it to picture frames. Those photographs represent some of your most precious moments, and they should be displayed with...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
How to Make Keto-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies
Health and diet experts are always coming up with new ways to customize recipes to fit certain needs. For people following the keto diet, it’s simple to swap out certain ingredients for approved alternatives. This even includes desserts. Here is a keto-friendly version of a classic chocolate chip recipe that everyone can enjoy. Ingredients 2 eggs 1 tsp...
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Posted on 02/20/2022
A Quick-Start Guide to Using Decorative Accents
Decorative items can make an enormous impact on a room’s design. Whether used sparingly or to create chic, creative clutter, accessories are the way to upgrade a space and make it truly your own. However, it’s hard to know where to begin. How do you use decorative accents to create your own style without it feeling forced? Here...
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