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Posted on 01/16/2022
Emergency planning: How to create a safety plan for your household
Depending on where you live, you're likely to be at risk for some type of natural disaster. Hurricanes and tropical storms, snowstorms, ice storms, tornadoes, flash floods, earthquakes and wildfires are among the many natural disasters many homeowners have to face regularly. Having a natural disaster plan prepared can help you know what to do if this type...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
What Mistakes You Should Avoid When Building a New Home
You did it—you decided you want to build a new home. While you may be ecstatic about this new adventure, there are some things to keep in mind. To save the most money and prevent any complications with this big decision, avoid these 7 common mistakes: HVAC Although it may sound like a surprise, your HVAC system is...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
5 Ways to Find the Right Moving Company
Hiring professional help can make your move much easier. Unfortunately, it can also make it more difficult. With so much stress and risk involved in the moving process, it’s crucial to hire the best and most trustworthy movers. Here are some tips for what to search for when finding the perfect moving company. Determine What Type of Service...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
How to Make Your Home Safer for Your Pets
Pets can fill your home with joy and provide you with unconditional love and companionship. However, they can also end up getting into trouble or being mischievous at times, which is why it's important to make your home as safe as possible. You can turn your home into a more pet-friendly place with the following tips. Keep Hazardous...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Annual maintenance tasks for your home
Your home goes through a fair amount of wear and tear throughout the year, which can result in needing to repair or replace certain elements. However, performing annual maintenance tasks can help your home stay in excellent condition year after year. Here are a few tasks to complete throughout your year to keep your home fresh and rejuvenated:...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
FHA Loan: What to Consider When Applying for One
If you're in the market for your first home, there's a good chance you'll need to take out a mortgage. One of the most popular mortgage types (especially for first-time buyers) is known as a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. What is an FHA Loan? Specifically, an FHA loan refers to one that is backed and insured by...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency With These Simple Lifestyle Changes
Image by Colin Behrens from Pixabay Sometimes, the idea of living a sustainable life can be overwhelming. It often feels like a major overhaul is required in order to make an impact on the size of your ecological footprint. However, in reality, there are many simple lifestyle changes that you can make in order to increase the efficiency...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
DIY Projects for Your Kitchen
Updating your kitchen doesn’t always mean doing a full renovation. There is an entire list of smaller projects you can accomplish on your own that will have a major impact on the whole look and feel of your kitchen. Here we’ve put together some ways to make big changes to your kitchen with no renovation required. Transform Cabinets...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Bring the Beach Home With These Coastal Style Bedroom Ideas
As the weather warms up, so do the decorating trends and nothing is hotter than coastal design style. Coastal design lets you bring all the best of the beach home with you no matter where you live. You can create a lush tropical oasis or a casual beach house in any room by following some basic design elements....
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Posted on 11/14/2021
17580 Taylor Lane, Occidental, CA 95465 is now new to the market!
Escape to your very own private paradise situated at the of a ridge top in west Sonoma County! This stunning property is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1-office estate, which is being offered for rent for the 1st time! The property is offered fully furnished, with all the amenities plus, that one could ask for. It's tucked away on 108 acre of its very own green, lush country property with rolling hills, and an abundance of trees and fresh vibrant foliage. Nestled back and tucked away down a long private paved driveway and gated entrance, this estate is sure to make you feel the benefits of living in a quiet, peaceful, serene countryside where you...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Advantages & Disadvantages of Rent-to-Own Agreements
One of the many options new homebuyers may encounter in their search is a rent-to-own agreement. These agreements allow the prospective buyer to rent a property with the option to buy it down the road. There are many types of rent-to-own agreements, each with their own rules and exceptions. Here is a breakdown of the major advantages and...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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