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Posted on 09/20/2020
11 Easy Ways to Display Plants in the Home
Photo by Chantal DeGaust on Unsplash You can never have too many plants inside your home. Indoor plants can help boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. But being a plant parent means finding the right ways to display your flora so they can grow and thrive in any space. We’re going to dive into several different ways...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
How to Generate Steady Income from Real Estate
Image by Alexsander-777 from Pixabay With the rapid rebound in the real estate market over the past few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the financial potential of this industry. Therefore, many people are looking for ways to generate a steady income in real estate. In order to take advantage of the numerous available opportunities, there...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Beyond Orlando - Top 5 Cities to Visit in Florida
Photo by ScottsIm via Pixabay Florida, with its warm temperatures and year-round sunshine, is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. It’s also a popular place to relocate to, especially in the winter months. Whether you’re making the move to Florida or just want to visit, you’ll need to choose the right city. While Orlando and its...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
3 Ways to Pick Patterns for Your Living Space
Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash Textiles are one of the most important aspects of interior design—a true decorating fundamental that interior designers use to pull a room together. These things are often overlooked in favor of stylish trim, on-trend paint shades, and well-chosen furniture, however. Those are all necessary parts of the design equation, but without the...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Fall-Blooming Flowers and Plants
Photo by SGuillory via Shutterstock The approaching winter may have you thinking that your garden simply can’t compete with the reds and oranges of fall leaves, but you have some great choices for fall blooming flowers. Whether you’re in a colder or more moderate climate, you can brighten up your property this fall with these top fall perennials....
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Ideas for Crafting with Upcycled Materials
Image by tatu234 from Pixabay Upcycling is a great way to use old or discarded objects to create new and useful items. The following are several basic things you probably have at home or in the garage. With a little creativity, they can be turned into beautiful crafts. Coffee Bean Holder Find a small bowl, glass vase or...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include: 1. Lawn Care Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Prepare for a Home Search
Before you launch a home search, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey as much as possible. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get ready to find your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for a home search. 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you know you...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
The Importance of Having a Home Inspection Prior to Purchase
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay Once you put down a good faith deposit and sign a purchase contract, you have the right to do due diligence, including getting various home inspections. You do have to pay for these inspections yourself unless you agree with the seller that the seller pays for the inspections. However, it is rare that...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to each. You should first ask who and...
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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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