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Kitchen Designs for Outdoor Living
Posted on 04/05/2020
Kitchen Designs for Outdoor Living
Image by toddpharistx from Pixabay If you’ve been thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your luxury home, it is a good time to start planning. Outdoor kitchens offer a great place to prepare and enjoy meals outdoors when the weather is pleasant. You’ll find that there are many options and features available to build out the perfect...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Photo by Sophy Chen from Pexels Like many Japanese words, om-rice is a portmaneau -- a new word created from combining two other words. In this case, it comes from “omelette” and “rice”, and the popular dish consists of fried rice with ketchup wrapped in an egg omelette. Made from basic ingredients like rice, ketchup, and hot dogs...
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Can You Buy a House Without Breaking Your Budget?
Posted on 03/22/2020
Can You Buy a House Without Breaking Your Budget?
A home is one of the biggest purchases that an individual can make in his or her lifetime. It also may prove to be expensive, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead for the property buying journey. There is no need to break your budget to acquire your dream residence. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways...
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What To Do If Your Home Doesn’t Have A Playroom
Posted on 03/15/2020
What To Do If Your Home Doesn’t Have A Playroom
If you don’t have a dedicated playroom space in your home, you may feel as though toys and children have taken over. Toys, games, stuffed animals, coloring books, and crayons may be all over the house if children don’t have their own space to play. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are a few options that...
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Don’t Let Laundry Consume Your Life
Posted on 03/08/2020
Don’t Let Laundry Consume Your Life
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Leaving the laundry to build up all week means you might spend all Saturday washing, drying and folding. Organization experts offer these tips for keeping your dirty clothes under control throughout the week so that you can spend your weekends enjoying life. Get the Right Containers Invest in a pair of laundry...
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Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second House?
Posted on 03/01/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second House?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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HOA vs. Non-HOA Communities
Posted on 02/23/2020
HOA vs. Non-HOA Communities
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay When you’re looking into buying a new home, one of the decision you’ll need to make is if you want to live in an HOA community or not. Homeowners association (HOA) communities offer certain advantages and disadvantages compared to non-HOA communities. Knowing more about these pros and cons can help you make the...
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500 Park Gate Court, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 now has a new price of $1,225,000!
Posted on 02/22/2020
500 Park Gate Court, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 now has a new price of $1,225,000!
This is a gem! Light and airy, the Main level has hardwood floors, office, dining room, great room with fireplace. The spacious Chef's kitchen with oodles of counter and cabinet space is open to the Keeping room with fireplace, a Mud Room with plenty of storage off the 3 car garage with Tesla charge station. Double doors open to decks overlooking the saline pool. Upper Level has large Master, separate large walk-in closets, and the secondary Bed Rooms are very roomy. Terrace level has high ceilings featuring a Rec Room with built-in bookcases (perfect media...
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From Fixtures to Appliances - Designing Your New Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
From Fixtures to Appliances - Designing Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Do I qualify for a conventional mortgage?
Posted on 02/09/2020
Do I qualify for a conventional mortgage?
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
Posted on 02/02/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Posted on 01/26/2020
How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Having a high credit score is one of the most important and helpful things you can achieve before buying a home. A solid credit history will give you a better chance of being approved for the home loan you want and getting a lower interest rate so that you know you’re getting a good deal on your first home....
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