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Posted on 06/13/2021
The Benefits & Disadvantages of Owning a Rental Property
Photo by George Becker from Pexels One of the most popular ways to invest in real estate is through owning rental property. Owning an apartment building or other multi-unit property allows you to rent out the space to tenants and collect a regular income. There are advantages to this type of investment but also some downsides to consider....
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Posted on 06/06/2021
DIY: Multifaceted Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
HOAs: Are They Voluntary?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Painting: How to Prep for Wood Panel Removal
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
What to Do When Your HOA Switches Property Management Companies
Image by allPhoto Bangkok from Pixabay In a perfect world, every HOA would find an amazing property management company, and the union of the two organizations would last forever. Unfortunately, this world can be imperfect sometimes, and there are many reasons why the agreements between property management companies and HOAs may need to be dissolved from time to...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Transform the Bathroom With a New Paint Color
Photo by Gregory Butler via Pixabay A bathroom renovation can feel like a murky undertaking for homeowners, especially if the room could use multiple upgrades. Questions of where to start and how much to spend are so overwhelming that it may seem easier to skip the whole process. If you want to start somewhere though, experts agree that...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
5 Key Elements of Modern Rustic Design
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Modern rustic interior design has taken over social media and captivated the attention of designers and homeowners alike. With such enduring popularity you might wonder: what exactly is modern rustic? Here we’ll go over the basic elements of the style for interior design in order to help you recognize it and use it...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Pet-Safe Alternatives to Popular Houseplants
Photo by Sam Lion from Pexels Indoor plants have many benefits for humans, but can be dangerous for pets. Some of the most popular house plants can be toxic to cats and dogs. Keeping your pets healthy and safe is important, but it’s disappointing when your ideal houseplant won’t work in your home. Luckily, there are some comparable...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Deal with New Neighbors
Photo by Ricarda Mölck via Pixabay Moving to a new neighborhood brings with it, well, the new neighbors. Although you may be an exceptionally private person — others, by nature, are naturally curious. They want to know who’s moved in next door. This is particularly true when your house is just a few feet or a few inches...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Accessible Home Designs for Active Aging
Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash It's no secret that people are living longer and maintaining more active lifestyles as they age. While the ultimate goal is to stay agile and able, we all know that at some point, we may not be able to do what we once could. Accessible home can help us continue to live...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Review Your Property Buying Options
For those who want to buy a house, it helps to consider your options closely. That way, you can make an informed home purchase. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you prepare to conduct a home search: 1. The Local Housing Market Assess the local housing market before you dive headfirst into a home...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Adverse Possession Laws in Florida
Image by bjessica092 from Pixabay If someone uses your property for a set number of years and that person does not have your permission, he or she could end up owning your property. The doctrine of adverse possession allows a squatter to take possession of a property that he or she has been living on after 7 years...
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