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Posted on 08/07/2022
Simple benefits of escrow accounts
Escrow accounts are typically handled by a neutral third-party provider. These providers are often banks whose only interest in the transaction of residential real estate is to ensure materials, funds and other important documents are properly handled and distributed to the appropriate parties. These institutions typically carry coverage, and if you’re already familiar with or bank with these...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Recognizing Italianate architecture
A fanciful and ornate category of Victorian design, Italianate architecture has made its inspirational mark on buildings of all kinds. Italianate style employs picturesque elements inspired by the architecture of the Italian Renaissance, featuring heavy emphasis on decorative accents and sky-high facades. What other style elements make Italianate architecture captivating and unique? Here is a guide to style’s...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Tips for Adding Home Decor to Your Office Space
Whether you work remotely or you spend your time in the office for other reasons, you need to have a space at home that allows you to focus. This doesn't mean that your office area has to be void of anything personal or comfortable. Home decor can often be the perfect touch to add to any work space,...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Control Garden Pests With This DIY Solution
Dealing with pests in your garden is frustrating. What’s worse is that with the plethora of pest control options available on the market it can seem impossible to make the right choice. This is especially tricky if you want to avoid using harsh chemicals present in most of the leading insecticide brands. Luckily, there are DIY options that...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
How to add value to your home: Upgrades with the best ROI
Whether you’re a homeowner or a real estate investor, it’s always important to know how to add value to your home. Many upgrades and renovations have a higher rate of return than others, and it’s helpful to know them to make the best possible investment in your property. Here are some of the home upgrades with the highest...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
DIY Guide: Succulent Wall Art
Vertical gardens and living walls are a trend that won’t be going away soon. As homeowners become more environmentally conscious while spending time at home, bringing nature indoors has never been more important. What’s especially beneficial about vertical gardens and living walls is that they can be works of art just as much as living plants. Here are...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Emergency planning: How to create a safety plan for your household
Depending on where you live, you're likely to be at risk for some type of natural disaster. Hurricanes and tropical storms, snowstorms, ice storms, tornadoes, flash floods, earthquakes and wildfires are among the many natural disasters many homeowners have to face regularly. Having a natural disaster plan prepared can help you know what to do if this type...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Home safety tips for summer holidays
Summer holidays provide the perfect time to enjoy sunshine, fresh air and time with loved ones. When you're celebrating these holidays, it's important to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible. Here are a few ways to keep your summer safe and fun. Grill with safety in mind Summer holidays often mean having an outdoor meal with...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
DIY Guide: Leaf Print Artwork
Making art prints with leaves has long been considered a fall craft project. However, it’s possible and easy to make beautiful and unique DIY wall decor using leaves throughout the entire year. Here’s how to use leaves to make art prints. Materials Paint (acrylic or tempera works best)Paint brushesPalette for mixing colorsWaterPaper, card stock or woodA rolling pin...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
How long does it take to buy a house: 2 Major factors to know
If you’re interested in purchasing property, you might be wondering, “how long does it take to buy a house?” Home buying is a lengthy process even when everything goes smoothly, and can easily become longer and more complicated with every potential hiccup. To help you better prepare for the process and save time, here are some key tips...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Here's What Motivated Sellers Are Selling
There are many reasons a homeowner might become a motivated seller, including financial situation, inheritance or life change. These types of sellers are highly coveted because of their unique situation and often come from a wide variety of property types. Here are some of the most common properties by motivated sellers. Distressed Property A distressed property is one...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
How to Successfully Harvest Your Kitchen Garden
After you spend a few months planning, planting and growing your garden, you may want to enjoy the fruits, and vegetables, of your labor. However, it can be tricky to know when and how to harvest your kitchen garden. These tips will help you pick produce that is ripe and ready: Keep a Garden Journal When you plant...
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