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Posted on 09/13/2021
How to Decorate With Climbing Plants
Houseplants can add some extra life to any interior space. Some are prized for their decorative foliage, especially those with long trailing or climbing vines. An excellent way to decorate is to encourage your plants to grow into a lush wall covering. However, not all plants will climb or trail on their own. Here we’ll go over the...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
Protect Your Veggies With a DIY Hoop House
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 08/30/2021
5 Ways to Display Your Collectibles
Photo by H Wong on Unsplash Your collectibles are important to you, but all too often they tend to be tucked away in a closet attic, or the basement. Why hide all of the things that you spent so much time and care collecting? Instead, find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor so that your house...
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Posted on 08/23/2021
HOA Concerns? Consider Your Options
Photo by Romakoma via Shutterstock Many modern housing developments share areas such as parks, pools and playgrounds. When this is the case, they need a homeowner’s association to tend to the needs of the common areas. The same is true for condominium complexes and townhome communities. Since hallways, elevators and the outsides of buildings require shared maintenance, the...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
Real Estate Investment: What It Is and How To Get Started
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay While real estate has ups and downs, it has generally been a good long-term investment. Owning a home is one way of investing, but to really take advantage, you can buy property that you won’t necessarily occupy but will make you some money. How Real Estate Makes Money There are two basic...
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Posted on 08/09/2021
Headboard Ideas for Your Bedroom
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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Posted on 08/02/2021
Tips for Choosing the Ideal Screen Size for Home Theaters
When you’re setting up a home theater, choosing the right screen size is important. With a screen that’s not too big or too small, you and your family can look forward to having an enjoyable time watching movies at home. Keep the following tips in mind to make sure you end up with the perfect screen size in...
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Posted on 07/26/2021
Mortgage vs. Investing: Which is Better for Your Finances
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Posted on 07/19/2021
The Top 5 Best Flowers for Your Front Yard
If you’re looking to increase curb appeal or even just add some color to the outside of your home, planting flowers in the front yard is the best way to do it. There are countless combinations of plants and flowers that look great in front of your home, but some are easier and more effective than others. Here...
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Posted on 07/12/2021
Here's Why First-Time Homebuyers Should Consider Condos
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay First-time homebuyers have more choices than ever before when it comes to picking a home. While for many, a home translates to “house” there are other home ownership options to consider. Condominiums, or condos, are an excellent choice for first-time buyers for several reasons. Depending on where you live, they might be more...
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Posted on 07/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 59 Harborhead Drive, Point Pleasant Beach (ppb), NJ 08742
Be mesmerized by the ocean and inlet views from the patio, balcony, living room, dining room and kitchen of this 2 BR 2 BA 2 story end unit condominium with association pool, private beach access, 3 levels of outdoor living space and 2 assigned parking places. A waterfront condo for all seasons where you are just steps from the beach and boardwalk and can enjoy a wood burning fireplace too. Upper and lower-level bedrooms connect to bathrooms for privacy. Lower-level bathroom includes heated floors. Central vacuum system, laundry area and storage are included too! Totally renovated. Nothing left to do but move right in and be...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
3 Areas to Customize when Building Your Home
Photo by Gabby K from Pexels As you make plans to build your own home, give yourself room for some customization. Your budget may not allow you to customize everything so will need to consider your priorities. Here are three key areas you should focus on to customize your home to make it more functional and enjoyable. 1....
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