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Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. Often when buyers are looking for a home, they just focus on is what they want, not what is going to make them happy in the long run. If you are a first-time buyer, here are some of the best kept secrets when it comes to buying a home to help you land the perfect place. Maintain Financial Stability The closer you are to buying a house the more you want to keep your financial picture the same. Lenders are taking a big risk on you,…

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Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can have a spectacular garden that all your friends will envy. With just a few simple tips and tricks of the trade, you can have a thriving garden in no time. Here are a few expert tips to get you on the right track in creating a lovely garden. Gardening by Region and Zone One of the best ways to ensure that your garden is at its best is to plant by region. Planting by region help increase the survival rate of you plants and reduces landscape maintenance. Also, what thrives…

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Hanging gardens are taking over backyards and front lawns in cities everywhere. Whether it’s the unexpectedness of plants draped vertically or the sheer beauty of curtains of greenery, having your own hanging wall of plants is a great way to spice up the look of your home and garden. Installing a vertical garden in your home isn’t hard to do. Many vertical gardens start with the use of a planter. A planter will allow you to stack attend plants in a row or on a wall. These planters allow the plants to grow from a stable place while allowing you…

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The themes that dominate Easter and Passover reveal the beauty of redemption, protection, and the promise of new horizons. While both holidays have some shared symbolism, they also have some that are uniquely their own. Personalize Place Cards for Passover Use some melted chocolate to create name tags on matzos. The procedure is simple. Melt some chocolate and pour it into a piping bag. Write the name of each guest onto the matzos. Allow the chocolate to cool. Once the chocolate has cooled, tuck the matzos into neatly folded napkins. Place this arrangement on each plate. Topiaries for Passover Topiaries…

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Transform your home into an indoor/outdoor paradise. Here are the top outdoor design trends for 2018 so you can start revamping your backyard. 1. Outdoor Kitchen Outdoor kitchens are perfect for entertaining. Outdoor kitchens can include their own range, a beer cooler, a bar, and a long table so you can entertain your friends at a dinner party under the stars. Outdoor furniture is classy and can give indoor furniture a run for its money, so an outdoor kitchen can look just like an extension of the house. There are countless outdoor kitchen designs that can open up your living…

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You may be considering the installation of a ductless HVAC system for efficient operation and consistent temperature control. There are advantages and drawbacks to using a ductless system in your home, below is a list of the pros and cons. Ductless System Pros A ductless HVAC system is the combination of a compressor outside and a unit mounted on the wall indoors. It is best suited for situations, where baseboard heating or a window-mounted air conditioning unit would be used. The main benefit of the wall unit is you only have to drill a small hole to mount it. This…

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Whether you are shopping around for your very first home or if you are interested in moving to a better home, there are a few potential problems to keep an eye out for. When you are aware of which issues are most problematic to you while house hunting you are able to avoid potential setbacks and letdowns once you finalize your decision. Foundation and Structure Problems Conduct an inspection of the overall structure and foundation of the property you are interested in. A sign that the structure or foundation of a home is weak may include tiled or off-balance doorways…

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DIY home improvement projects can save you a lot of money and can give you a feeling of satisfaction but can quickly go wrong if proper precautions are not taken. You can never be too careful when it comes to safety. Follow the helpful tips below in order to avoid a DIY Disaster. Wear Appropriate Clothing Always wear the appropriate clothing for the job that you will be doing. Ditch any clothing that is loose, has dangling strings, or anything that can get caught in the moving parts of power tools. You should not wear watches, bracelets, dangling earrings, necklaces,…

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Getting your home ready for spring is an exciting. Spring is the perfect chance to update your space and create areas that suit your needs. Freshen up your home and spruce up your spaces with the helpful tips below. Declutter and Clean Decluttering and cleaning are two inexpensive ways to prepare your home for springtime and keep a natural, fresh, organized appearance. 1) Rearrange your furniture for a new look and add colorful accessories. 2) Unclutter your space by adding new places to store items. 3) Remove all items from kitchen counter tops, clean them well, and replace those that…

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Every now and then we all find ourselves overwhelmed by our own clutter. It is not a good feeling to feel like you are drowning in all of your stuff. Here are some of our simple solutions to create a more organized life at home. Simplify Get rid of all the stuff you do not regularly use. Stop saving items for a rainy day and accept the fact that you do not need to hold on to everything. This is the most important step to having a more organized home. The easiest way to do this is to tackle one…

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