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Posted on 06/23/2024
Ways Homeowners Can Reduce the Risk of a Chimney Fire
Homeowners sometimes visualize a chimney fire as an event that involves flames shooting out of the top like a flare. While that type certainly happens too often, slow-burning chimney fires tend to go undetected and place unsuspecting household members in harm's way. The good news for homeowners with fireplaces is reducing the risk of a chimney fire ranks...
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Posted on 06/16/2024
Black and white decoration: Tips for designing a black and white room
Black and white decoration is a timeless staple of interior design. Many designers love this combination for its simplicity, elegance and high contrast. While it might seem simple to design a room based on black and white, there are some basic guidelines to help you create the perfect aesthetic. Here are some ideas for creating an inspiring black...
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Posted on 06/09/2024
Bird's Nest Fern & Other Great Ferns for Pet Owners
Ferns have been popular houseplants for decades. Despite their reputation for being picky about indoor conditions, ferns are easy to care for when given the right conditions. A great advantage to many ferns is their lack of toxicity, making them safe for households with pets. If you're interested in growing ferns at home, varieties like the bird's nest...
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Posted on 06/02/2024
How to Make Your Own Mango Float
If you want to bring a fruity dessert to a potluck, consider trying a mango float. A traditional Filipino dessert, mango floats combine fresh, juicy mangos, whipped cream and graham crackers to make a light but decadent dish that’s easy to make in large quantities. Here is all the info you’ll need to make your own mango float...
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Posted on 05/26/2024
Insuring crops: A guide to understanding crop insurance
Local crops provide food and resources. Crops have...
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Posted on 05/19/2024
Guide to using FHA Title I loans for home improvement
No matter the age and condition of your home, you may...
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Posted on 05/12/2024
Tips & tricks to keep your sliding doors secure
Sliding doors can beautify your space, and they’re...
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Posted on 05/05/2024
Siding Materials: Which Is Best for Your Tiny House?
When designing a custom tiny home, you will need to select your building materials. One key decision is what to use for siding. There are different options for siding and cladding suitable for tiny homes. Here are some of the best options when choosing materials for the exterior of your tiny home: Real Wood Siding Wood siding made...
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Posted on 04/28/2024
3 Financial real estate terms you should know
The more real estate terms you understand, the more...
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Posted on 04/21/2024
A Beginner's Guide to Window Shutter Styles
While most modern homes don't use window shutters for their original purpose, they remain a popular way to decorate the exterior of the home. If you're thinking of adding shutters to your exterior, it's important to know your options. Here is a guide to the four main types of shutters you'll find on the market today: Raised Panel...
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Posted on 05/08/2024
2600 13th Road S 394, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Brick 1BR, 2 level Townhouse has beautiful hardwood floor & double pane vinyl windows. New HVAC system in April 2024. Eat-in kitchen has newer white appliances, updated flooring, oak cabs, washer & dryer. Ceramic tile bath with modern fixtures & lighting. Big MBR has beautiful hardwood floor, 2 windows & 2 roomy closets plus nook for a desk or sitting area. Deck is great for BBQ's and has access to landscaped courtyard where you can garden. Pool, tennis, water, sewer, trash, recycling, extra storage & all outside maintenance included. Walk to shops & restaurants. Easy parking, even for guests, plus quick access to...
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