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Posted on 09/25/2022
Checklist for buying a house: What to do first
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of home buying, it can be helpful to create a checklist for buying a house. Using a checklist can help you right from the beginning, since there are several important steps to take before you even begin your home search, like securing a mortgage lender. To help get you started, here...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
3 DIY Home improvements to consider on a budget
Home improvements and upgrades sometimes take a backseat when finances are involved. However, there are alternatives. The good news is DIY property owners do not necessarily need to possess professional-level carpentry skills to make meaningful upgrades. With a little DIY elbow grease, handy property owners can implement cost-effective home improvements. 1: Restore an aging wooden staircase Although kitchens...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Tips for entertaining outdoors all year long
Entertaining outdoors doesn’t have to be an activity reserved for the summer months. With suitable design choices and feature additions, you can make your outdoor living space comfortable and fun in any season. Here are a few outdoor entertaining ideas to help you keep the party going all year round: Warm it up with fire or heat lamps...
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Posted on 09/09/2022
Party recipes: Gluten-free party foods
Both guests and party hosts might wonder, “What is a...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Bring These Homemade Lemon Bars to Your Next Potluck
If you need a dessert for a potluck, lemon bars might be the answer. A classic treat, lemon bars are both tart and sweet. They’re also easy to make in large quantities and cut into small pieces for sharing. While it might seem intimidating to make them from scratch, the process is simple and the ingredients are relatively...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
DIY kitchen decor: Pallet spice rack guide
If you need a solution for your spices, consider making some DIY kitchen decor. A wooden pallet can be repurposed into an efficient spice rack and add rustic charm to your kitchen. Here is a simple guide for how to make your own pallet spice rack: What you'll need Hammer or nail gun 1 1/2-inch nails Wood glue...
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Posted on 08/27/2022
Another Property Sold - 601 N Mcdonald Street 508, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Come look and see what life could be like living in your 2 Bedroom 2 Bath condo in one of the most sought-after areas of Central Florida, just two blocks from beautiful historic downtown Mount Dora. Living here, you can enjoy everything the city offers, including the quaint shops, alfresco dining, live entertainment, farmer’s market, full-service marina, and year-round activities, including its famed Christmas lights and renowned Arts & Crafts festival. Savor the elevated, breathtaking views of sparkling Lake Dora from your large sunroom, or whip up a meal for family and friends in your well-appointed kitchen with white Shaker-style...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Types of VA Loan Benefits for Veterans With Disabilities
If you're a qualifying U.S. veteran, a VA home loan can be your quickest path to home ownership. However, if you're legally disabled, there are even more financial benefits available. Here is a basic guide to VA loan benefits for veterans with disabilities: Funding fee exemptions VA loans don't require down payments, but come with funding fees instead....
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Rock garden ideas: How to create your own
As eco-friendly landscaping becomes the norm, many savvy homeowners are seeking rock garden ideas. A rock garden is loosely defined as a space where natural stone and other hardscape elements serve as the primary focus of a garden design. They’re a favorite in dry climates for conserving water while still showing off your outdoor space in a creative...
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Posted on 08/09/2022
26908 Sikes Street, Yalaha, FL 34797 now has a new price of $335,000!
Country living at it's best! This 1.31 acre property is tucked away from the hustle and bustle but just a short drive to Little Lake Harris (for boating and fishing enthusiasts), shopping, and dining. The moment you arrive, you will love the view of acreage - it's so serene! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has a "country cottage" style. Large kitchen, spacious home with oversized rooms, ceramic tile floors in kitchen and traffic areas. BONUS: a Detached +/- 1,000 square foot GARAGE with room for all your toys and an Air Conditioned MAN CAVE or WORKSHOP. Front and Rear 2 Car Garage Doors for easy entry. I can see it now, your forever home with...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Tornadoes: Quick tips for staying prepared
Storms are often causes for nervousness and stress. And while there are some that can be prepared for, there are others that just seem to happen with little to no warning. Tornadoes are among those events that sneak up on us and can bring a great deal of damage with them. Here are a few key steps for...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Try These Mini-Greenhouse Ideas to Grow Plants Indoors
Whether you're gardening in the winter or protecting delicate houseplants, indoor greenhouses are an excellent solution. You can find miniature greenhouses meant purely for utility and others meant to provide aesthetic appeal. If you build your own mini-greenhouse, it's up to you. Here are some ideas for simple mini-greenhouses to use indoors. Plastic Bin Greenhouse For a convenient,...
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