Simple Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

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Buying a home is always exciting, if a bit overwhelming. But when you’re a first time buyer, the process can seem even more complicated. The biggest hurdle for the housing market in the middle of 2017 is low inventory. Housing starts, housing permits, new home construction and pending home sales have all slowed this summer. This Read More

Transform Your Front Porch

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The lazy days of summer are peak season for front-porch sitting. But if your porch doesn’t quite match the iconic image of lazily rocking with a tall glass of lemonade, it may be time for a little design refresh. Start at the beginning—your front door. A fresh coat of paint in a bright, cheery color Read More

Gardening for Your Small Deck or Patio

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Having limited outdoor space is no reason to curb your love of gardening or to settle for less than a thriving green space. From tasty fruits and veggies to flowering plants, trees and shrubs, container gardening is a great way to enhance your small deck or patio. Test your green thumb with these: Dwarf citrus Read More

Save On Utilities While On Vacation

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We all like to save a little money, but many of us don’t consider saving money while on vacation. However, if you tweak some settings in your home before you jet off to your next adventure, you can return home to a small bundle of savings on your utilities. Below, Georgia Power lets us know Read More

Winning Over Weeds

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Winning Over Weeds Gardening can be so idyllic – pruning abundant rose bushes, harvesting ripe tomatoes, nestling colorful annuals into window boxes … then there’s weeds. Even the most enthusiastic gardener can become overwhelmed and disgruntled by an onslaught of weeds, taking the joy out of yard work and wreaking havoc on one’s back. Here Read More

5 Tips to Beautify Your Bath on a Budget

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5 Tips to Beautify Your Bath on a Budget Your bathroom is one of the hardest workers in your home. You want it to help you keep clean and comfy, but when company comes, you want it looking lovely and pristine. To maximize both its use and its beauty here are five thrifty tips for upgrading any Read More

10 Home Improvements to Make This Weekend

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10 Home Improvements to Make This Weekend Want to transform the look and function of your home? It doesn’t need to cost a fortune or even require much time. There are hundreds of home improvements you can make to update your home over a weekend, from upgrading home security to giving your bathroom a much-needed makeover. Here Read More

11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

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11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you’ve put a lot of money into improving the house over the years and if the neighborhood is one that has historically attracted a lot of buyers. While you shouldn’t panic Read More

10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills This Summer

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10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills This Summer Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about ways to save on utility bills and energy costs before you’re shocked by your first big bill this summer. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to prepare your home Read More

How to Avoid a Home Robbery This Summer

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How to Avoid a Home Robbery This Summer Nothing will stunt the joy of summer faster than a home robbery. But as homeowners head out on daytrips or long vacations, their homes are ripe for robbers casing neighborhoods for empty houses. According to the FBI, summer is the peak season for burglaries as people head Read More