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Posted on 10/17/2021
New Construction Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels New construction mistakes can be difficult for homeowners to avoid. After all, just what exactly do you know about fiberglass batts or blower tests? These are common industry terms, but not exactly everyday topics of conversation. Without overwhelming you with jargon or asking you to study up, we'll look at our top five...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
5 Tips for Choosing a Home Floor Plan
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Before you can start building your dream home, you must decide on a floor plan. This can be an overwhelming process with so many options available. These five tips will help you narrow your choices down to choose one that is perfect for your needs. 1. Consider Your Lifestyle This is going...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Design a Boho Chic Living Room
If you’re looking for inspiration for a living room style makeover, consider boho chic as an option. The boho chic style is fun, cozy and inviting—perfect for a room where you’ll spend time with family or housemates. If you’re not sure where to start with the style, it’s easy to take the basic elements and apply your own...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
How to Maximize Storage in Your Tiny Home
Efficient storage is essential for tiny house living. The great thing is that even in a small space there are tons of clever ways to maximize storage potential. Here we’ll go over some tips for increasing your tiny home’s storage. Install Drawers Under the Stairs If you have stairs in your tiny house, you have a huge potential...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Turn Empty Wine Bottles Into Unique Decor
Empty wine bottles are an excellent source of DIY project potential. With some basic tools and a bit of creativity, you can make a long list of fun and functional decor by upcycling them. If you’re looking for a way to use old wine bottles or just want some fresh new DIY ideas, here is a list of...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Thinking of Buying a Home? Here Are 3 Benefits to Building Your Own
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels When it comes to your new home, you have quite a few heavy options to consider. One such option for consideration is, "do you buy a pre-existing home or build your perfect house from scratch?" While finding your perfect pre-existing home is possible, building one from the ground up can offer certain...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Tips on Choosing Your Luxury Penthouse
Photo by Steven Buissinne via Pixabay Buying a luxury penthouse isn’t just about finding one perfect thing about it. Several other factors come into play when deciding where you might live for many years. If everything isn’t just right, you may end up with buyer’s remorse. Buying a penthouse is different from buying a house in that you...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Understanding Blueprints & Basic Contracting Terms
When dealing with blueprints and contractor jargon, it can feel like you're trying to read another language. Rather than suffer misunderstandings and end up with a newly renovated space that doesn't meet your needs, it's important to close the communication gap. Here are some tips for understanding blueprints and contracting terms so you can get the best results....
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Posted on 08/15/2021
What Are Bridge Loans & When They Make Sense
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels When you're buying a new construction home, you may be in a situation where you can't sell your existing home until the new one is complete. This can cause added financial stress, but it doesn't have to. Bridge loans are specialized loans that can eliminate this added pressure. Here are a few...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
How to Get the Best Sound Layout for Home Theaters
When you plan to include a home theater in your house, getting the ideal sound quality is highly important. Having the right size screen and setting up the best viewing distance help ensure excellent video quality. However, having poor audio quality can affect your viewing experience. The sound layout for your home theater involves more than just putting...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
How Does Corporate Success Impact the Housing Market
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Booming housing markets are obviously bad news for buyers, especially if they're afraid they're about to buy smack dab in the middle of a bubble. However, there are also reasons why residents and even home sellers should fear housing booms as well. When a city or town undergoes rapid growth due to...
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