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Posted on 09/25/2022
How to Grow Geraniums in Any Climate
Geraniums are a favorite among gardeners for their colorful blooms and ease of care. If you live in a region with mild winters, they are excellent options for garden beds and containers outdoors. However, it's still possible to enjoy growing geraniums no matter what climate zone you live in. Here is a basic guide to growing geraniums in...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Stick-Built Construction: Errors to Avoid
Having a stick-built home constructed provides you with a whole new house to move into that has the features and design you want. While these homes offer several benefits over purchasing existing homes, it’s important to make sure the stick-built home construction process is done right. Otherwise, you could end with regrets about your new home in terms...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
The 3 Basic types of foundations for houses
In both existing homes and new construction, there are several common types of foundations for houses. Each has their advantages and disadvantages, including specific maintenance requirements and climate-specific considerations. Whether you’re building a new home or want to learn more about how to care for your existing home, it’s worth exploring the three major types of foundations used...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
When to Call a Professional for Plumbing Repairs
It may be simple enough to unclog your toilet with a plunger or do other simple plumbing repairs. However, a plumber should handle more serious plumbing issues. Without prompt plumbing repairs, in some cases, your home could end up with major water damage. But when should you have professional plumbers make repairs? If you have any of the...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Funding for the unconventional: Loans for manufactured, modular & mobile homes
When purchasing a home, it’s crucial to secure funding before entering into the transaction portion of the buying process. Typically, many homeowners go for a conventional loan, which is standard for most home types. But what about unconventional homes, such as a modular home, mobile home or even manufactured home? Can you get this type of home with...
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Posted on 08/26/2022
99 Steeple Court, Germantown, MD 20874 now has a new price of $489,000!
Don't wait! The seller just reduced the list price by $ 20,000 dollars ! This townhouse is a WOW ! You will love this wonderful home the moment you cross the threshold. Your new home is just the right size with this 3 bedroom, 2½ bath townhouse with a covered front entry and brick facing. A wooded, peaceful rear yard is visible from the cozy breakfast nook off the kitchen. You’ll appreciate the large rooms, open kitchen with exotic granite, tile backsplash, black appliances and beautiful wood floors. There are plenty of windows in the separate dining and living rooms. Upstairs you’ll find a large landing that offers a crystal chandelier,...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Improve Your Packing Process With These Tips
Packing up your home for a move might seem simple but there are ways to make it even simpler. With some extra planning, organization and creativity you can make your packing process easier and more efficient. Here are some essential packing tips to remember when it’s time to move. Gather Supplies First Before you pack, make sure you...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Is Your Prayer Plant Blooming? Here's What You Should Know
Prayer plants are popular houseplants because of their vividly colored leaves. Like most tropical plants, it's uncommon for prayer plants to bloom when kept as houseplants. However, given the right conditions, you might still notice the pleasant surprise of flowers on your prayer plant. Here is a basic guide to what you should know about prayer plant blooms:...
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