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Found 7 blog entries for April 2017.

 

Electricity and natural gas, the two giants of the home heating and cooking world; but which one is better for your home? That is the question that a lot of people seem to be asking themselves. Whether a person is planning on building a new home or are just considering remodeling their current home the decision of what kind of heating and cooking system you will have is an important one. There are many pros and cons to both of these things making the discussion a bit heated, pun intended. Our goal today though is to help inform those who are looking to replace their current system or are thinking about installing one in their new construction home. We don’t plan to fan the flames at all, we just hope to educate and inform. We do not advocate one…

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A deck is a great way to enjoy your backyard and whether you are a new deck owner or you have had one for a while, a few accessories or add-ons will take it up a notch. If you are looking for a way to do this then take a look at our list of 10 ideas to make your deck the envy of the neighborhood. Whether you like to entertain or just enjoy the outside by yourself, these ideas are gold!

Idea #1: Set out torches

There is nothing out there that can set the mood like some torches. They don’t have to be any specific kind of torches, just something. Whether it is an actual open flame or an electric torch it will do a spectacular job at setting the mood and will give you enough light to enjoy your evening. One fun thing you can do is to use some…

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It’s fun to fix up a house, but some renovations are just not worth the cost. Before diving into a big change for your home, set a budget and weigh your options. Many people find that fixing up or adding certain features to their home actually causes them to lose money. The following is a list of pricey renovations to seriously consider before beginning a new renovation project:

Revamping an Attic

When you move into a place with an attic, it can be tempting to fix it up and make it something special. You see fun ideas on Pinterest or whilst scrolling through Google Images and a fire sparks within you. However, something to consider before you get out those tools and shed those dollars, is that often attics aren’t sturdy, they don’t have…

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Spread good reviews as word of mouth helps a lot with real estate agents.

Real estate agents are people who help clients to buy and sell homes and properties. There job is to work with clients to ensure that they are getting a good deal on or for their home, to help streamline the potentially stressful process of buying and selling, and to provide knowledge and assistance regarding the housing market, to help the buyer or seller decide what would be a good offer or counteroffer, and to ultimately answer whatever questions may arise. Many people feel that they can find a home without the aid of a real estate agent, but it’s not always that easy. Agents put in a lot of time and energy to learn the tools of their trade, and as such much go…

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Have you ever wanted to trade in your cramped apartment for the freedom of your own home? What about moving out of your rental house or duplex to finally buy your own house? If so, then you, like many other people, are in for an interesting ride. You see, making that transition from apartment to house, or renting to buying in general, can be a bit frustrating if you aren’t readily prepared. However, things can go a whole lot smoother if you have a bit of knowledge into what you could expect. And today, we are going to try and prepare you for that time. Remember, this is not an all-inclusive list of things that you need to know as a homeowner, but it is a good start. Being a homeowner involves a lot of different responsibilities. Keep learning and…

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Airbnb is a new way to find a place to stay when you travel, and it is sweeping the world. That’s right, people around the globe are renting out their spare space in favor of making money. It’s an option that not only helps the traveler, but it also helps the property owner. Many people have realized that buying a property can be an investment for more than just fixing up and reselling- it can also be a more immediate investment to rent out space to people looking for a more hometown option when they travel. There are plenty of ways to make a space more marketable to vacationers. Here are a few out of the box ideas that can push an Airbnb above the rest.

For starters, it is important to make sure that the home is fully stocked. This includes…

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Try to recall, if you can, the last time you went to the movies. The smell of popcorn, the surround sound, the cushy chairs- it's quite an exhilarating experience to watch the new releases on the big screen. What if you could enjoy your favorite movies from the comfort of your own home? We're not talking about clicking the Netflix button on a small tv and sidling onto the couch for a normal night of binge-watching. Though that is a perfectly acceptable way to enjoy tv, it doesn’t quite capture the same sparkle as enjoying a movie on a big screen. Why not redecorate a room or basement for the express purpose of capturing the magic of going to the movies? That’s right! We are talking about the magic of building a home theater! Plenty of people have…

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