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Posted on 06/19/2022
Fireplace Safety 101: Basic Tips for Homeowners
A functional fireplace is an extremely sought-after feature in any home. Regardless of the climate, a fireplace can provide a special coziness and warmth for everyone to enjoy. However, it's important to practice fireplace safety habits and keep up with maintenance. Here are some basic tips for safely enjoying your fireplace at home: Minimize Soot Buildup Chimney sweeping...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
DIY Ways to Add More Storage to Your Porch or Patio
With small spaces, multi functional furniture is key. Outdoor spaces especially benefit from furniture that is versatile and serves more than one purpose. Probably the most important example is storage. There are many ways you can combine storage solutions with other furnishings, whether they be furniture or purely decorative. What’s even better is that many of these furnishings...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Choosing lawn benches: What to consider
While many regard lawn benches as a ubiquitous and utilitarian outdoor feature, the right bench can make a stylish statement in your outdoor living space. But how do you choose the best bench for your yard? Here are some of the key factors to consider when shopping for the perfect garden or lawn bench: Locations & surfaces A...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Bleach and Alcohol: Disinfectant Safety and Usage
Disinfectants are an integral part of every home’s arsenal. Whether you opt for more traditional disinfectants or prefer less abrasive versions, there are a few key points to remember. Here are the basic dos and don’ts of two of the most common disinfectants. Chlorine Bleach Most homeowners, renters and residents know that bleach has a plethora of uses....
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Home Loans: Home Improvement Project Funding Simplified
Building an addition onto your home provides you with more space, whether you need it for a living area or for storage. You can build additions onto the side or back of your home, or build up rather than out. No matter what kind of addition you’re thinking of building, it’s important to think about how to finance...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Bring Mid-Century Modern Design to Your Dining Room
If you want to explore the mid-century modern interior design style, the dining room is an excellent place to start. No matter if you have an open floor plan or traditional formal dining room layout, you can use elements of mid-century modern design to enhance your space. Here are some ideas for simple ways to add a modern...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Ad valorem tax: What it is & how to calculate it
Latin for "according to value," the term "ad valorem" is common in tax conversations. An ad valorem tax is flexible and dependent on the value of the specific asset, product or service. If you're a property owner, you're paying an ad valorem tax on your property taxes. To better understand how this term is used, here is a...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Growing Areca Palms Indoors
Areca palms are a common sight in outdoor spaces but also make great houseplants. They're easy to care for and can grow in your home in practically any climate as long as they get the proper care. Here are the basics of growing areca palms indoors: Lighting Needs One of the areca palm's most popular characteristics is its...
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Posted on 04/26/2022
Another Property Rented - 1054 Lotus Cove Ct 623, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Cozy 2 bedroom-2-bathroom condo, with lots of natural light, on a second floor with elevator, with a screened back balcony overlooking a green landscape bordered by a conservation area in the background, ideally inviting for relaxation, Florida style. From the rear, on the left side you can get a peek of the tranquil waters of Lake Lotus. This condo comes with all appliances, washer and dryer, laminate floor on bedrooms and ceramic tile on living room. A plush pool, tennis courts, volleyball area, playground and a car wash are amenities in this community. An elevator helps to get you to just a few feet of the condo door. Valencia College,...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Bedroom plants: 3 of the best houseplants for your bedroom
Bedroom plants have many benefits. In addition to making your space brighter and more lively, they can also help your mood and purify the air. If you're looking for houseplant ideas for your bedroom, here are some options to consider: Snake plant Snake plants are at the top of NASA's list of air-purifying houseplants. What makes them even...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
5 Most Common Types of Loans Available to Veterans
For U.S. military veterans, there are many financing options available for buying a home. What's typically called simply a "VA loan" can actually mean multiple specific types of loan. Depending on your situation, you might find one more helpful than the other. Here is a basic guide to the different types of loans available to veterans: VA No-Down-Payment...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
How to Live in Your Home When It's Also a Construction Zone
When it's time to begin a major home improvement project — such as a complete kitchen renovation or an upstairs addition — you may end up living in a construction zone for the next several weeks or months. Fortunately, there are solutions out there that can help. These tips will help you live in your space even if...
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