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Posted on 04/21/2021
Protecting Your Windows During Hurricane Watches
Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
Home Office: Quick Ways to Make Your Perfect Work Space
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels A home office can give you a convenient and productive place to work from home when it has the right design. Whether your home has a designated home office or you’re turning a guest bedroom or other room into one, there are certain design factors to consider. The following tips can help...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 30 Water St 9, Attleboro, MA 02703
Attleboro 4 bedroom, 2 bath beautiful water view END UNIT Townhouse! Kitchen boasts stainless appliances with SUBZERO refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, & granite countertops. Open concept living, dining & kitchen is perfect for entertaining! Second floor offers built in entertainment center in loft area, exquisite office/bedroom, the perfect work from home office with view of water, is a work from home dream and must see! This home offers endless built-in storage not to mention the separate laundry room with stackable laundry & wash tub. Palladium windows in bedrooms, Hardwood floors, Master bed with bath on first floor, one car...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Smart Hub Technology: How to Improve Your Home
Photo by John Tekeridis from Pexels Home automation technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. And you can now control almost every system in your house through an app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. But if you want to control all those systems in one place using voice commands, then you need a smart...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
Community is Everything: How to Vet Your Future Neighbors
Photo by PixaBay via Pexels Even if you find the perfect home on the ideal property, if you do not jibe with your neighbors, your homeownership experience could be in jeopardy. Thankfully, there are ways to make sure that your neighbors and you will get along well before committing to buy. All you have to do is follow...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Create a Transitional Bathroom
Photo by Андрей Постовой on Unsplash A transitional bathroom is a popular design trend that is a cross between modern and traditional. What are the key features of a transitional bathroom? A combination of two styles: A transitional bathroom can have different meanings to different people. Usually, it is a mixture of a recent era with the current...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
How To Use Lattice To Conceal Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit
Image by Deedster from Pixabay Lattice on a fence around your garden or as paneling alongside your porch or carport lends an ambiance that utilitarian wood structures can’t quite render: a romantic, charming frame to showcase outdoor features. Consider using your spare pieces of lattice to hide a large, whirring metal air conditioning unit. Get creative with shapes...
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Posted on 03/10/2021
Use a Pallet to Build a Porch Swing
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 03/03/2021
Hurricane Damage Considerations for Condo Buyers
Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay With about 8,500 miles of shoreline, Florida has the second-longest coastline of all the United States. This makes living on the coast an attractive option for home and condominium owners. Living on the coast can provide some amazing sunrises and sunsets, easy beach access, stunning views and refreshing ocean air. It also...
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Posted on 02/24/2021
Questions to Ask Before You Settle on a Property Type
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay The number of architectural styles in any given neighborhood can be overwhelming to home buyers, especially if they don't feel immediately called to one type. To help narrow it down, the property you choose should reflect everything from your budget to your lifestyle. The more you account for how you interact with the...
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Posted on 02/17/2021
Mortgage Pre-Approval Details You Need to Know
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay As you enter the home buying process, some people may recommend that you seek mortgage pre-approval. This is typically one of the first steps in the process, and you may view it as something you have little choice over. Yet mortgage pre-approval is not a requirement to start shopping for a house, and...
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Posted on 02/13/2021
Video Tour - 3719 SW 1st Street, Cape Coral, FL 33991
Sought after Corner lot home in this beautiful up and coming neighborhood. Picture yourself relaxing in your oversized pool and Lanai or enjoy a lazy night outside in your fenced in back yard with an amazing gazebo fire pit area. This home features 3 bedroom, 3 baths, and boasts open living, heated pool w/waterfall, new Trane A/C 2016, 3 sets of pocketed 8 ' sliders with disappearing edge slider, outdoor counter and refrigerator area for entertaining, privacy sunshades on east side, wood cabinets, granite, tile throughout, 12’ Ceilings in foyer, dining and kitchen, living areas 10' + tall ceilings in rest of rooms. 5 zone sprinkler system....
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