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Posted on 07/12/2020
Simple Pine Nut Pasta
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Who doesn't love pasta? If you're a big fan of pasta but getting tired of the same old recipes, this unique and delicious vegetarian recipe is right for you. It's easy to make, requires few ingredients and makes little mess. It's also incredibly versatile, and can be made vegan for those who have...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Real Estate Investment Basics
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay You may hear someone say that you should get into real estate, but truthfully, it isn’t for everyone. While real estate investing can be a lucrative opportunity, if you don’t know what you’re facing, things can quickly get out of hand. Why Real Estate Investing? Ultimately, the goal is to...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
3 Ways to Prepare Your Credit Before Your House Hunt Begins
Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels Shopping for a new home should be an exciting experience, but if you are unsure of where you stand with your credit, it can be a little nerve-wracking. Having good credit will not only help you to secure more favorable interest rates for your mortgage, but it can also help you to...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How-To: Giving Your Old Fence a Face-Lift
Photo by Atner Yegorov via Pixabay Do you have an old fence that has good bones but nonetheless is detracting from the overall aesthetic of your outdoor living space? If so, consider giving the fence a facelift rather than tearing it down and replacing it with a brand-new version. You don't have to be a professional fence contractor...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Make an Adirondack Chair
Image by Susan Lowry Hare from Pixabay Adirondack chairs are popular on decks and for outdoor living, though they also look great in a rustic living room or cabin! Rather than being straight-backed and uncomfortable, their design make them a joy to sit in. However, a finished Adirondack chair can up to $700 dollars, whereas materials will run...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Tips on Creating an Estate Plan
Photo by Aymane Jdidi via Pixabay Most people do not think of creating an estate plan before they are in their 40s or even their 50s. However, if you own a home, regardless of the cost of the home and regardless of your age, you should create an estate plan. Even if you are in your 20s, your...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Preparing for Overnight Guests
Image by 영훈 박 from Pixabay One of the great benefits of having a home of your own is being able to host friends and family. If it’s your first time living in a house that’s big enough for more than just you, you’ll want to make sure you plan out the best way to keep people comfortable...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Best Homecare Practices: Pest Control Habits
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Join In: Girls on the Run 5K
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Florida weather is a perfect reason to get out and do something great. Volunteering is big in the state, and support for organizations that make a difference is one way you can become a true Floridian. The fall Girls on the Run 5K takes place in Miami, with hundreds of people dedicated to...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Creating Fine Art from Paper
Photo by Soroush Zargar on Unsplash Fine art has typically been defined as any creative, visual art that requires great skill or accomplishment, and is created or appreciated solely to inspire imagination, evoke an aesthetic appeal, or to share intellectual content. But, today's modern artists are pushing the boundaries of what is considered fine art by incorporating elements...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
A Quick Guide to Conforming Loans
Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay When you plan on getting a mortgage, you have some choices. There are conventional, FHA, VA and other options. One term you'll likely hear is a conforming or a non-conforming loan. If you aren't sure what that means, you could end up confused about the kind of loan you're actually getting for your...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Should I Buy a Home?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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