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Posted on 05/09/2021
What Is Native Gardening?
Photo by Larisa Koshkina via PixabayRestoring native habitat to our surroundings is like pressing the "refresh" button on biodiversity. Homeowners who embrace native gardening are making big contributions to healthy landscapes, which is great for maintaining the native ecosystems. Making a Difference—Beautifully Native plants are the greenery that would grow in certain areas with or without human intervention....
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Posted on 05/02/2021
5 Key Elements of Modern Rustic Design
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Modern rustic interior design has taken over social media and captivated the attention of designers and homeowners alike. With such enduring popularity you might wonder: what exactly is modern rustic? Here we’ll go over the basic elements of the style for interior design in order to help you recognize it and use it...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Real Estate and the Estate Tax
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay If you anticipate that you will inherit an estate at some point or if you plan to leave your estate to an heir, it is important to plan for the potential tax implications of that transfer. The federal estate tax is one aspect to consider. Depending on the value of the estate,...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Are You Ready to Buy a House?
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Few things are more exciting than buying a house and making it your home. Knowing when it’s the right time to buy derives from your personal circumstances, but some external elements and market realities affect when it’s right to buy too. Here are some of the things that can affect your decision to...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Staging 101 - What It Is, and How to Do It
Photo by ProgrammingIBC via Pixabay One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Understanding Funding Options for Land Purchases
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay You’ve decided it’s time to build the dream house you’ve always wanted. An exciting time! Prior to hiring builders to construct your home, it’s critical to understand the financials involved before you start the planning process. Securing funding for land is different than obtaining a traditional home mortgage. For starters,...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Avoid Home Security Blunders When Travelling
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 1581 Brickell Ave #T107, Miami, FL 33129
Stunning move-in ready penthouse overlooking Brickell Avenue and the Bay. This unique and specially designed apartment has all the bells and whistles; 11 foot ceilings, impact windows, LED lighting, gorgeous kitchen w/ Brazilian Zebrano cabinets, designer finishes, gorgeous built ins, and a 700 sq. ft. Master Suite w/custom walk-in closets, wet bar, sitting area, entertainment center & office nook, breathtaking panoramic views, + a private balcony, includes, 2 parking spaces. Villa Regina has undergone a multi year renovation with incredible results. It also boasts a 48 slip marina, bayside pool, barbecues, great gym and spa, and...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Incorporate a Garden Arbor or Trellis
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Easy Ways to Display Plants at 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 03/07/2021
Water Features for Your Home
Water features aren’t just limited to the outdoors, anymore. You can bring the calming serenity of a soft stream into your home to give a more relaxing atmosphere. They can also be used as room dividers, conversation pieces, or as a simple decoration. Wall Fountains One of the most common ideas for indoor water features is the wall...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Tips for Applying to the VA Home Loan Program
Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels The VA home loan program allows qualified veterans and active-duty members of the military to get an affordable home loan with a minimal down payment. If you're planning to use this loan program, you can take specific measures to improve your chances of approval. These tips will take you from house hunting...
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