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Posted on 10/31/2021
Comparing Stone and Natural Brick Home Exteriors
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Both brick and natural stone have been popular building materials throughout history and are still popular today. Both have a classic, traditional look and offer many benefits compared to other home siding materials. If you’re considering going with brick or stone for your home exterior there are several things to consider. Brick...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Home Improvement: Best Ways to Pay for Your Projects
While qualified borrowers often like to have choices, having too many funding options can get confusing. If you are considering borrowing money to upgrade your home, here are a few things to consider. How Do Home Improvement Loans Work? It’s essential to understand that the term “home improvement loan” is not precise. This type of borrowing typically involves...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Cabinet Greenhouses: The Indoor Plant Trend You Need to Try
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels For every low-maintenance houseplant there are multiple plants with strict climate and lighting needs. Many houseplant enthusiasts use portable humidifiers and grow lights in order to help their favorite plants grow indoors. One trend that is becoming more popular both in the plant and design world is creating mini-greenhouses out of display...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Here Are the Most Common Environmental Allergens
Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels The number of people who suffer from environmental allergies is astounding. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million people in the country suffer from allergies, and allergies have become one of the leading causes for chronic disease in the country. Environmental allergies are very common, and...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
What are the Benefits of Pre-Approval for a Mortgage ?
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay A mortgage pre-approval can be a valuable tool for understanding how much you can afford to spend on purchasing a home. It can also make you seem much more attractive to sellers and help to identify any potential problems that may make it difficult to get a loan. In fact, many lenders claim...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
3 Things Every Renter Should Know
Renting a home is a complicated process. Whether you’re a first-time renter or a seasoned pro, navigating the rental market can be overwhelming. Just like with buying a home, it’s easy to make mistakes or miss important details. Here are some tips for avoiding common renter mistakes. Read the Entire Lease When you’re choosing a place to live,...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Understanding Environmental Art
Environmental art became popular in the late 20th century because of growing concern and awareness for the environment. Environmental art has several overlapping characteristics as land art or earthworks, but comments or establishes an opinion on environmental issues. As artists continue to think about the environment as a cohesive system rather than a living space, the appeal and...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Choose Perfect Light Fixtures
The right type and amount of lighting in each part of your custom home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Having a well-lit home also provides additional safety. When you’re working on your custom home design, plan to go through lighting fixture options. While there are plenty to choose from, it’s important to understand...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
What Is Step-Up Basis?
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Solar Powered Outdoor Lights: What to Consider
Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay Solar powered outdoor lighting has been on the market for a long time, but only keeps getting better and more affordable. As demand for eco-friendly upgrades and lifestyle changes continues to grow, so do the options available. It is easy to find solar lights in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Budget-Friendly Solar Energy Solutions You Can DIY
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Modern Desert Home Style Explained
Photo by Nate Hovee from Pexels Throughout history, humans have continued to find new and innovative ways to build homes according to the surrounding environment. While styles certainly change, there are some elements and concepts that you can still see today in modern structures. One particular example of this is modern desert home architectural design. Combining elements of...
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