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Posted on 05/15/2022
Baby spinach: Growing your own leafy greens at home
Of all the leafy greens you can grow in your home garden, one of the most rewarding is baby spinach. Growing spinach from seed is a simple process and perfect for small spaces. For more information on growing spinach, here is a basic guide to help: Supplies needed To grow spinach, you’ll need the following: Spinach seeds. While...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Tips for Adding Home Decor to Your Office Space
Whether you work remotely or you spend your time in the office for other reasons, you need to have a space at home that allows you to focus. This doesn't mean that your office area has to be void of anything personal or comfortable. Home decor can often be the perfect touch to add to any work space,...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Do you need personal liability coverage?
Personal liability coverage is included in your homeowners insurance policy, but also available to purchase separately. Having additional liability coverage can help protect you financially from any claims made against you for injury or damages. However, it can be difficult to determine whether you actually need additional liability coverage. Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
The basics of making a budget for home expenses
Making a budget for home expenses is one of the first steps a new homeowner should take. While the extensive planning and budgeting for closing costs and buying the home might be over, your new financial life at home has just begun. To help you get started, here is a basic guide to creating a budget for your...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
3 Ways to Make a Small Living Space Seem Larger
Small living spaces can present some unique challenges with furnishing and decorating. Whether you're dealing with a cramped living room or a tiny bedroom, there are some practical steps you can take to make your space feel larger and more functional. 1. Hang Window Treatments High The right window treatments can really open up even the smallest of...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Income Requirements for VA Loans: Important Info to Know
Post All home loan programs require you to prove your ability to afford the house you buy. The same is true for home loans offered by the VA. Even though VA loans have no down payment and can have easier financial benchmarks for eligibility, lenders still evaluate your income when considering you for a loan. Here is a guide...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Water damage covered by home insurance: What every homeowner should know
A common question homeowners have about their insurance is, “does home insurance cover water damage?” Among the myriad natural perils your home can face over the course of its life, water damage is one of the most varied. With all the different causes of water damage, it’s important to know which types require an additional insurance policy. To...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
How to design your dream home interior
Designing a custom home interior is an amazing opportunity to stretch your creativity and showcase your personal style. However, it's not always clear where to begin. If you're interested in strategies for designing your own dream home interior, here are some tips to help: Budget wisely Budget should be at the top of your priorities list when planning...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Soundproofing: Ways to Make Your Home Your Auditory Sanctuary
Sound can easily pass through walls and disturb other family members in your house or neighbors if you live in an apartment or townhome. You might also be interested in blocking sounds coming into your home or a room within your home. Soundproofing offers a convenient way to have better control over the amount of noise in a...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
The 5 Questions Every Renter Should Ask Before Signing a Lease
Whether you’re renting for the first time or not, there are important questions to ask and think about during the process. Asking the right questions can make an enormous difference in how successful you are in finding the right place and being happy in it once you do. Here are some questions every renter should ask while searching...
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