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Posted on 10/17/2021
Quick Pointers for Streaming at Home
When you put a home theater in your house, you don’t have to worry about stocking up on Blu-Rays and DVDs or subscribing to cable movie channels, which can be costly. Streaming devices make it easy and cost-effective to cut the cord while still being able to enjoy watching plenty of movies in your home theater. These devices...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Tips for Indoor Vegetable & Herb Gardens
Using the map of USDA Hardiness Zones is incredibly helpful in planning a garden. Knowing your zone means knowing what plants are recommended for growing in your area and which ones might not survive. However, no matter what zone you live in, it’s possible to grow your own fruits, vegetables and herbs indoors. Here are some tips for...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
3 Tips for Green Living in Manufactured Log Homes
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Manufactured log homes still retain the pioneer charm of homes built throughout history, but have some important modern features. While older log homes lacked natural light and powerful insulation, those that are available today boast lots of windows and modern insulation. They're spacious and cozy and often feature wide, roomy porches that welcome...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Understanding the Real Estate Language: 3 Key Terms
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay The real estate world can be difficult to navigate unless you know the language. There is so much jargon and specific terminology that somebody without years of experience can get overwhelmed. If you’re buying or selling a house for the first time, you’ll be learning a lot of these terms as part of...
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Posted on 09/22/2021
Another Property Sold - 1936 23rd Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Period detailing mingles with modern features in this versatile & spacious 2-story home ideally located in the Parkside district. Intricate, parquet wood flooring extends from the elegant foyer to the living & dining room while crown molding outlines the ceilings. During the day, light floods into the main gathering spaces through an atrium where you can sip coffee or relax. Prepare your meals in the sky-lit kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, & shaker cabinetry. Down the hall, you'll find 2 bedrooms with views of the sprawling, landscaped backyard, one of which offers a walk-in closet &...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
All About Allotments and Community Gardens
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels Despite the more recent interest in sustainable lifestyles, the practice and concept of urban agriculture has been around for centuries. Two of the most common forms of urban agriculture are allotments and community gardens. The term allotment is a term originating in Britain that refers to a piece of land cultivated by...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Tips for Decorating a Small Bedroom
Sometimes decorating a small space can feel just as daunting as decorating a large one. For those with small bedrooms, it can be especially difficult to find a balance between decoration and maximizing available space. Luckily, there are some ways you can make a small bedroom feel bigger while adding style at the same time. Here are some...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
New Homebuyers: Quick Guide to Finding Exactly What You Want
Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself: Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan....
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Houseplants: How to Start Growing Indoor Bamboo
Despite its sheer beauty, bamboo has a bad rap as an outdoor plant because of its rapid growth and tendency to spread across the property. But those reasons are exactly why it makes for such an excellent indoor potted plant. Beyond that, it’s a low maintenance plant that is elegant and brightens up the room in an instant....
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Real Estate Investment Guide: 1031 Exchanges
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels “1031 exchange” or “like-kind exchange” are terms you may have encountered in the real estate world. While the name might make it sound like a tax form, it actually refers to an entire type of business transaction. If you are interested in buying or selling investment property, it’s important to understand what...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Pets: How to Keep Your Floors and Pets Happy
Image by Niek Verlaan from Pixabay From getting a bad case of the zoomies to being less than dainty with their water dish, pets definitely put flooring through its paces. Unfortunately, many flooring materials simply cannot meet the demands of pet-friendly households. You need a durable material known to withstand whatever your pets can throw at it like...
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