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Posted on 07/21/2021
Build a DIY Hoop House in 10 Steps
Protecting your plants from extreme weather is crucial to a happy and productive garden. When growing vegetables this is especially important as many crops will die in a frost or even under excessive rain. Luckily there are some inexpensive DIY ways you can protect your garden. One of the most popular designs for a DIY greenhouse is a...
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Posted on 07/14/2021
Surprise Showing! What to Do
Photo by Sussi Hj via Shutterstock Your home is on the market, but you still live there. Now your agent called to see if a potential buyer can look at it in an hour. What do you do? You Don’t Need to Panic Instead of holding your head in despair, grab some tools, and clean the most visible...
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Posted on 07/07/2021
Can Entrepreneurs Make More Money Renting or Flipping Property?
Photo by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay To an upstart house flipper, the difference between renting a property or selling it quickly may seem inconsequential. After all, entrepreneurs get into the real estate game to make money. Why should it matter? Truth be told, owning rental properties and fix-and-flip business models are like comparing apples and oranges. Although apples and...
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Posted on 06/30/2021
Craving Small Town Life? Check out These Up-and-Coming Communities
Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself....
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Posted on 06/23/2021
Thinking of Adding a Kitchen Island? Check Out These DIY Ideas
Image by Solomon Rodgers from Pixabay Installing a kitchen center island ranks among the most significant changes homeowners make to the house's most used space. The benefits of increased surface area and the idea you can design a kitchen center island to include a breakfast counter make this improvement attractive. But the cost can of an installation can...
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Posted on 06/16/2021
2021 Green Living Trends
Over the last several decades, green living has become less of an alternative lifestyle and more of a mainstream effort. These are just a few of the top green living trends that are taking shape in 2021: Packaging Without Plastics Since plastic is cheap and easy to produce, it is present in nearly every type of packaging. In...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
Adding an Outdoor Kitchen Increases Your Living Space
Photo by toddpharistx via Pixabay Today's home buyers are looking for ways to maximize their space and their enjoyment of that space. While having friends and family over to enjoy a meal out on the patio or a backyard BBQ has long been a favorite way of spending time with loved ones, it's frequently left the hosts separated...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
5 Causes of Closing Delays
Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels Real estate transactions have so many steps and moving parts they can feel unending. Your hard work and patience will pay off when you reach your closing day—as long as there are no unforeseen issues. Unfortunately, there are some common reasons that a closing can be delayed. While you cannot predict everything,...
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Posted on 05/26/2021
Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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Posted on 05/19/2021
5 Tips for Avoiding New Home Construction Mistakes
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels New construction mistakes can be difficult for homeowners to avoid. After all, just what exactly do you know about fiberglass batts or blower tests? These are common industry terms, but not exactly everyday topics of conversation. Without overwhelming you with jargon or asking you to study up, we'll look at our top five...
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Posted on 05/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 11993 Princess Grace Court, Cape Coral, FL 33991
Welcome to Cape Royal. Situated on the 5th green of the incredibly popular and recently renovated Cape Royal golf course, this beautiful pool home offers 3 bedrooms + a large loft, 2.5 bathrooms, and over 2,700 square feet of living space. With tons of updates throughout including a recently renovated kitchen & bathrooms, tile flooring in the living space, a complete CPVC re-pipe (2021), new pool pumps, a metal roof, and much more, this home is move in ready. With french doors opening to an expansive outdoor living space overlooking the large pool, this floor plan lives very comfortably and is ideal for entertaining. With an oversized 2...
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Posted on 05/12/2021
How to Replace Your Toilet
Photo by Edgardo Lagmay on Unsplash Nothing dates a bathroom like an old toilet. Not only have toilets advanced significantly in the past 10-15 years. Older toilets often develop hard water stains and porcelain scratches that show their age. Fortunately, replacing a toilet is one of the most straightforward home improvement projects you can do. And it's relatively...
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