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Posted on 09/04/2022
3 Pet-Friendly Alternatives to Sago Palm Plants
Palms are an excellent way to bring the tropics home. With many varieties to choose from, it's important to know which will work best for your household and everyone in it. Unlike the highly toxic sago palm, there are plenty of palm plants perfectly safe for pets and humans. Here are some suggestions to inspire you: Parlor Palm...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Keep your patio warm: A guide to choosing the right fire pit
Fire pits are phenomenal backyard additions. They...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Preventive Maintenance Tasks for Your Home's Plumbing
Your home's pipes, toilets and other plumbing fixtures can develop leaks or other problems over time. Even minor plumbing problems can end up leading to serious water damage if they're not found early enough. Taking steps to keep your plumbing in good shape can help lower the risk of dealing with major plumbing issues. Performing the following preventive...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Understanding your insurance: Additional living expenses
Every homeowners insurance policy includes a percentage of coverage for additional living expenses. If you’re temporarily displaced from your home because of damage, this coverage can help you pay for the additional everyday expenses until you’re able to move back in. But what exactly does additional living expense (ALE) coverage include? Here is a basic guide to the...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Your Guide to Cleaning Houseplants
Few homeowners enjoy the idea of adding another thing to the list of chores. When cleaning and maintaining entire indoor and outdoor spaces, the thought of cleaning your houseplants seems tedious and unnecessary. However, regular cleaning of plant foliage is crucial to keeping them healthy and at their best. Why Clean Your Plants? The reasons for cleaning your...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Ways to Always Get Your Perfect Bedroom
Bedrooms might seem like simple rooms to determine a layout for in your custom home. However, you can end up with bedrooms that don’t provide enough space or bedrooms with inconvenient layouts if you’re not careful. Keep the following tips in mind to make sure you have bedroom layouts that provide you and your family with comfort and...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Fix-and-Flip Homes
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 07/17/2022
How to Set Up a Safe & Healthy Buffet
Buffets are a convenient way to serve a group of people. They can be especially helpful when there are many food items and a lot of guests. Even for small gatherings, a serve-yourself buffet is usually the easiest setup. Unfortunately, health concerns make buffet-style food service risky. Sharing the same serving utensils and congregating in a small space...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
VA Benefits for Veterans With Disabilities
If you're a qualifying U.S. veteran, a VA home loan can be your quickest path to home ownership. However, if you're legally disabled, there are even more financial benefits available. Here is a basic guide to VA loan benefits for veterans with disabilities: Funding fee exemptions VA loans don't require down payments, but come with funding fees instead....
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Posted on 06/26/2022
3 Ways to Stay Safe During a Hurricane
Hurricanes of all sizes can be dangerous. No matter how serious the storm is, there are guidelines you should follow to stay safe at home. Here are some safety tips to remember during a hurricane: Stay Away From Windows If you aren't required to evacuate your home, the best place to be is inside and away from windows....
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Architectural: DIY Details for Your Home
Architectural details can add character and charm to your home. While these details might seem complex because of their decorative nature, they’re fairly easy to build and install. Adding a few of these details can instantly spruce up any room in your home. If you’re searching for ideas for architectural details to enhance your home, consider the following....
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Home insulation: How to re-insulate walls without tearing them down
One primary reason everyday people bear with drafty homes stems from construction costs. Old houses and those with failing exterior wall insulation seem to require costly demolition. The idea that drywall or select wood wall materials require removal and replacement often causes property owners to take a deep breath and think about something else. The good news is...
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