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Posted on 05/22/2022
Load bearing & non load bearing walls: Know the difference
If you’re remodeling your home, it’s important to know the difference between load bearing and non load bearing walls. While you can usually assume that interior walls are non load bearing, every property is built differently. Consulting a professional is always recommended and a great way to determine where your load bearing walls are; however, this basic guide...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
What Homebuyers Need to Know About Closing Costs
In a home sale, both the buyer and the seller have to pay what are called closing costs. These final expenses include an entire list of taxes, fees and other miscellaneous costs. While sellers usually pay some of the closing costs, buyers still need to prepare for their share of the bill. Here we’ll go over what the...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Go Boho Chic With These DIY Home Decor Projects
Boho Chic began as a fashion movement influenced by the free-flowing lifestyle of the 1960s, but it has transformed from a clothing style into a home decor theme. If you have created a natural-inspired space that includes funky pops of color and interesting accents, then you may be interested in creating some DIY home decor projects that coordinate...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
What Every Walk-In Closet Should Have
Walk-in closets are an incredibly popular feature and often featured on homebuyers’ wishlists. If your home does not have a walk-in closet already, there are some clever ways to build one with some remodeling. Whether you have a walk-in closet already or are thinking about adding one, there are some key features you should be sure to include....
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Posted on 05/08/2022
The 4 Major Types of Geranium to Know
Geraniums are one of the most popular garden flowers in North America. They're fragrant, colorful and grow well in containers, hanging baskets and flower beds. They're easy to care for and have over 300 different species to choose from. To help you pick the best option for your garden, here are the four main types of geranium to...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Weather: How to better prep for tornadoes
Storms are often causes for nervousness and stress. And while there are some that can be prepared for, there are others that just seem to happen with little to no warning. Tornadoes are among those events that sneak up on us and can bring a great deal of damage with them. Here are a few key steps for...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Boost Your Kitchen's Appeal With These 3 DIY Projects
An outdated kitchen can really drag down the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, a complete kitchen remodel can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. If a totally new kitchen isn't quite in your budget, the good news is that you can still update and refresh your space with a few simple (and inexpensive) DIY projects....
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Posted on 05/01/2022
ry These Trailing Plants for a Pet-Safe Alternative to Epipremnum Aureum
For some pet owners, hanging plants in baskets is not always enough to keep animals safe from eating them. Trailing plants such as epipremnum aureum and philodendron are beautiful and easy to care for, but toxic to cats and dogs if their vines hang down to nibbling height. Luckily, there are options for non-toxic trailing plants you can...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2022
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Solomon's Seal & Other Perfect Plants for Shaded Gardens
A shaded yard or garden space might seem like a challenge. However, there are many plants like Solomon's seal that prefer partial to full shade. If you're searching for plants to fill your shaded garden, here are some suggestions to consider: Solomon's Seal Solomon's seal plants have long, arching vines with rows of hanging flowers resembling tiny lanterns....
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Budget room decorator ideas: How to design like a professional without the price
With the right ideas, you can make budget room decoration worthy of a professional. Save your hard-earned money on simple DIY solutions rather than hiring an interior designer, and you'll end up with a design all your own. If you want to achieve room decor befitting an expert, here are some ideas to inspire you: Update existing furniture...
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