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Guidelines for Finding the House of Your Dreams
Posted on 08/18/2019
Guidelines for Finding the House of Your Dreams
Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and...
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Treatment and Prevention of Bedbugs
Posted on 08/11/2019
Treatment and Prevention of Bedbugs
There are two main ways to treat those annoying bedbugs you have in your home – Chemical and non-chemical. Non-chemical Bed Bug Treatments Wash and dry all of your bedding and clothing at high temperatures. However, just washing bedding or clothing is generally not enough to kill the bugs. Drying at high temperatures is the key. Heat the...
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5 Things to Consider When Buying Homes in the Suburbs
Posted on 08/04/2019
5 Things to Consider When Buying Homes in the Suburbs
Are you planning to move away from the bustle and frenzy of a major commercial city and want to settle in some peaceful, serene environment? If you answered yes, purchasing a home in suburban neighborhoods is probably on your to-do list already. Buying a home is a substantial investment; therefore, it requires proper planning and careful considerations before...
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7 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements Ideas
Posted on 07/28/2019
7 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements Ideas
Upgrading the look and feel of your home doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. You can actually carry out a lot of home improvement plans on your home even when you are on a budget. Check this list below for the top 7 home improvement ideas you can execute. As an added benefit, they may come...
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Avoiding Address Fraud
Posted on 07/21/2019
Avoiding Address Fraud
The advancement of technology has inadvertently aided the schemes of scam artists, and even though people are now aware enough to avoid being scammed through texts, calls, and emails, technology has only given these scammers new sophisticated ways to maintain their level of menace in the world today through the use of the internet. Address fraud, a type...
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Sustainable Landscaping for your Home
Posted on 07/14/2019
Sustainable Landscaping for your Home
Sustainable landscaping, while often called “green” on labels and in the media, usually comes in a variety of other colors. The idea behind dry-scaping or xeriscaping is to use less water, conserve and protect local wildlife, promote the local environment and use less energy. That doesn't mean you're stuck with the desert look though. Most environments support a...
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Tips for Throwing A House Warming Party On A Budget
Posted on 07/07/2019
Tips for Throwing A House Warming Party On A Budget
House warming parties are engaging channels to bring your friends and new neighbors together and show your new home off to them. These parties can take different forms depending on how you want it and how much you're willing to spend. Moving from one home to another is an expensive process. Therefore, it is reasonable for many homeowners...
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Going Bold With Paint Color
Posted on 06/30/2019
Going Bold With Paint Color
When it comes to painting inside your home, you might have to fight that inner voice that says "white, white, white" or just barely off-white when you visit the paint store. Or you might hear the voice of a television designer saying "go with that neutral gray, or beige, or greige, whatever that is. But if your soul...
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Tips for Staging Your Home
Posted on 06/23/2019
Tips for Staging Your Home
If you need to stage your home no doubt that you know that it needs to look neutral to be appealing to the audience that sees it. What you may not know is how to do that, or you may think that you will need someone to come in and do it for you. If you follow a...
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Simplify and De-Clutter Your Home
Posted on 06/16/2019
Simplify and De-Clutter Your Home
It is one thing to organize your space, it's something completely different when you are also trying to create a minimalist lifestyle. Becoming a minimalist is not about finding all the right storage containers, matching bins, and lidded tubs. Instead, it is about removing the need for all those containers, drawers, and tubs in the first place. Making...
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3 Effective Ways to Keep Your House In Great Shape
Posted on 06/09/2019
3 Effective Ways to Keep Your House In Great Shape
When homes go ignored, issues start to develop and once easy to solve problems will become huge, expensive hassles. Every house will develop some item that you'll need to attend to, and there are steps you can take today to minimize or even avoid these problems. Heed the following do-it-yourself tips, and you will keep your house looking...
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Checked Your Dryer Vent Lately?
Posted on 06/02/2019
Checked Your Dryer Vent Lately?
The average American washes 600 loads of laundry per year. That’s a lot of dirty clothes that are being washed and dried. While most people remember to empty their dryer’s lint filter, many neglect the task of checking their dryer ventilation. Keeping a clean dryer vent is a maintenance task that is sure to protect your family. Reduce...
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