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How to Purge Your Closet
Posted on 08/18/2019
How to Purge Your Closet
Take stock of what you've got and clear away some clutter. Here's...
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Not Ready to Buy a Home – Take a Class
Posted on 08/11/2019
Not Ready to Buy a Home – Take a Class
Buying a home tops your long-range goals list, but are you ready? As a first-time buyer, you have loads of questions and concerns. After all, a home loan is an obligation for years into the future. You want to make savvy decisions and be comfortable that you’ve negotiated the best deal. On top of that, learning all about...
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How to Calculate Your Mortgage Costs
Posted on 08/04/2019
How to Calculate Your Mortgage Costs
Learning the nuances of buying a home does not take a college degree in mathematics. You do not even need to know calculus or trigonometry. The numbers all come from multiplication, division, and percentages. However, understanding the numbers is not all there is to know about mortgages. Debt finance has a language of its own, so here are...
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Choosing a Rug for Your Room
Posted on 07/28/2019
Choosing a Rug for Your Room
It is an age-old conundrum. Everyone notices what is wrong, but when something is right, they can't put their finger on what it is if they even try. Chances are that if you have a hard floor, you either have or are considering a rug to put on it. Did you know that the size shape and placing...
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Common Water Heater Myths
Posted on 07/21/2019
Common Water Heater Myths
There is much misinformation in the world of plumbing. For instance, people believe that when you flush the toilet, the water moves clockwise in the southern hemisphere due to the rotation of the earth. The truth is that such a movement does not occur at all. The rotation of the planet cannot have an effect of that magnitude...
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Sneak Peek: Jamestown Net-Zero House
Posted on 07/14/2019
Sneak Peek: Jamestown Net-Zero House
In this season's first project house, the library's in the...
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Plan  Your  Perfect Outdoor  Party
Posted on 07/07/2019
Plan  Your  Perfect Outdoor  Party
10 fast fixes to make summer entertaining fun and...
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Set up a Secret Nook
Posted on 06/30/2019
Set up a Secret Nook
A bustling household can wreak havoc on the peace of mind of a natural introvert. Finding a getaway place inside your home to rest and rejuvenate so that you can return to your busy family life refreshed might seem impossible in your home. But carving out a quiet place might be easier than you think. Make your bath...
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Ways to Organize Your Bathroom
Posted on 06/23/2019
Ways to Organize Your Bathroom
Most ladies have a lot of makeup, lotions, and other bathroom supplies for which they sometimes cannot find enough space. These collections sometimes lead to a cluttered bathroom with many things scattered all over and make it difficult to find items when needed. With some extra creativity, however, it is possible to get even more storage space in...
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Why You Want to Become a Homeowner
Posted on 06/16/2019
Why You Want to Become a Homeowner
You are ready to become a homeowner, and like most tenants, you probably dream of the day you will kiss (or maybe just text) your landlord goodbye. However, an end to the dreaded rent-due reminder is only one of many reasons you should seriously think about, and plan for home ownership. Here are more: Pride of ownership There...
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What to Consider When Deciding to Upgrade
Posted on 06/09/2019
What to Consider When Deciding to Upgrade
If spending money to make money on your property seems counter-intuitive, you might attempt to sell your home “as-is” and keep your money for the new place. After all, most of those homes featured on renovation reality shows are in worse condition than yours; and those buyers intended to gut the place for a complete makeover anyway. Just...
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