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Posted on 01/23/2022
Where Should You Place a Bird Bath?
Whether you buy one or make it yourself, bird baths make an excellent addition to any yard or garden. While the decorative aspect of a bird bath is important, it’s also important to consider the ease of use. Whether birds visit and use your bird bath will depend on several factors concerning its location. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Your Guide to the 3 Types of Interior Design Lighting
Lighting is an extremely important but often overlooked element of interior design. No matter the style or setting, lighting choices can make or break the entire look and feel of a room. However, achieving great lighting in your interior design isn’t as simple as flipping a switch. Here we’ll go over the three main types of lighting used...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Ins and Outs of Home Building Contracts
When you decide to have a new home built, you’ll need to find a builder and sign a contract with them. Since home construction is a complex process, it’s important to make sure you understand your home building contract before signing it. What should you expect to see on one of these contracts? You should make sure your...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Home Gaming: Create Your Perfect Retro Arcade at Home
If you have fond memories of playing video games at a local arcade, you can recreate that experience in your home. While it might sound complicated, creating a retro arcade in your home can be a simple project. Gather the Games You Want Think about the games you want to include in your retro arcade. If you still...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Modern Design: Quick Tips for Your Living Room
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Giving your living room a modern look can instantly enhance its appearance, especially if it has an outdated look or style currently. Modern interior design includes a wide range of options in terms of overall style, so you’ll find plenty to choose from. Whether you’re aiming for a more minimalist look or...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Bathrooms: Tips for Choosing the Perfect Layout
When you’re having a custom home built, you’ll get to choose the layout for different rooms, including bathrooms. Deciding on a layout for your bathrooms involves knowing how to ensure that these rooms are as functional as possible. Understanding how to choose a layout can make this decision easier to make. Consider the following tips when you need...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Simple Tips for Better Basement Storage
A basement can provide hundreds of square feet of storage for your home. However, there are important things to consider when using a basement for storage to ensure your belongings remain in the best possible condition. Here are some ideas and tips for basement storage. Use Vertical Space No matter the size of your basement, you can take...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Finding Capital in Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Can You Live in a Property Obtained Through 1031 Exchange?
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 1031 exchanges are special transactions in which one investment is effectively “swapped” for another. In real estate, this means selling one investment property for another of “like-kind.” This can be an effective and lucrative strategy because it can allow you to defer certain taxes as long as you abide by specific rules...
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