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Posted on 10/02/2022
How to Combine Mismatched Furniture & Decor
If you’ve moved a lot, regardless of homeowner status, there’s a good chance you have a few mismatched pieces that have followed you from place to place. The biggest hurdle most residents seem to run into is how to match the pieces with their current furniture or vice versa. Here are a few ways to merge your mismatched...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Sweat Equity in Real Estate
Sweat equity is a term used in real estate and in the business world. For real estate, sweat equity refers to the amount of effort a homeowner or investor puts into improving a property. For those interested in flipping homes, this concept is crucial to determining the home's value. Here is some more info about sweat equity to...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Bring home the top trends in garden & lawn benches
Outdoor furniture trends are constantly changing, so the same can be said for garden and lawn benches. Whether you want an outdoor bench to serve a purely utilitarian purpose or be the focal point of your outdoor design, there are plenty of trends to try. Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular trends in...
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Posted on 09/13/2022
Reverse mortgage definition & considerations
When searching for funding in the real estate world,...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Home refinance costs to consider
Refinancing your home can have major benefits: a lower monthly payment, cash use of home equity for a variety of purposes, generate more appetizing mortgage terms, etc. However, there are a few things to remember when entering into a mortgage refinance, like refinance cost. Here are a couple of cost options to remember when you’re ready to refinance...
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Posted on 09/09/2022
Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate Market Update 9/9/2022
Click here to view Sunnyvale, CA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 09/07/2022
What you should know about house flipping
House flipping is a popular form of real estate investment...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Homeowner's budgeting guide: Estimating home repairs & renovations
When estimating home repairs and renovation costs, many...
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Posted on 09/02/2022
Owning a home: What is the mortgage?
For many, the concept of buying property seems completely...
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Posted on 08/30/2022
What is the term of a mortgage? Your questions answered
A major aspect of financing a home is choosing the “term”...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Whiteflies: What Plant Owners Should Know About This Common Pest
Keeping plants at home means contending with the occasional pest. While some garden pests are just an annoyance, others can cause damage and even threaten the life of your plants. One common pest is the whitefly, which can infest both your outdoor garden and indoor houseplants. Here is a guide to everything you need to know about whiteflies:...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Ideas for cost-conscious room decorators
With the right ideas, you can make budget room decoration worthy of a professional. Save your hard-earned money on simple DIY solutions rather than hiring an interior designer, and you'll end up with a design all your own. If you want to achieve room decor befitting an expert, here are some ideas to inspire you: Update existing furniture...
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