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Posted on 09/26/2021
Gardening: How to Build and Maintain a Late-Summer Garden
There’s a common misconception that vegetable gardening follows a cycle of planting during spring and harvesting before autumn frosts descend. While a wide range of vegetables, herbs and other edibles require following this pattern, exceptions persist. It may come as something of a surprise, but late-summer and even early fall gardens can yield a harvest before winter arrives....
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Accessibility: How to Design the Perfect Accessible Kitchen
Photo by Marcus Aurelius from Pexels Contractors and land developers may want to consider the growing demographics of people with some form of physical limitation when they design kitchens. According to recent reports, upwards of 15% of households have at least one family member with a physical limitation. Yet only 6% of available homes are considered accessible. Over...
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Posted on 09/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 417 County Highway 32a, Cherry Valley, NY 13320
Looking for privacy? This home is exactly what you have been waiting for. Enjoy the peacefulness of country living in this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with a finished in-law apartment in the barn if you need extra living space. The large 1.26 acre lot is meticulously landscaped and features a sparkling above ground pool, a deck with a pergola, a large patio, a gazebo, and a front-porch to take in the...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
4 Important Tips for Finishing Basement Walls
There are many steps that go into “finishing” an unfinished basement. One of the biggest challenges is renovating the basement walls in order to create a living space. Whether you hire a contractor or do the work yourself, there are some key things to consider in your process. Here are some expert tips for finishing your basement walls....
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Are HOAs Really That Beneficial?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Allergies Keeping You Up at Night? It Could Be Dust Mites
Photo by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA from Pexels The idea that there are thousands of tiny bugs living in your home and embedding themselves in your carpet and furniture may make you uneasy. Unfortunately, the reality is that dust mites have likely made their way into your house and become quite comfortable there. Dust mites are so small that you...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
A Starter Home Might Be Right for You. Here's Why.
Many first-time homebuyers face the choice between a starter home and a forever home. Every situation is unique but there are some key advantages to starter homes that exist across the board. Here we’ll go over the major reasons you might want to consider getting a starter home. Lower Price Starter homes are smaller and often in less...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
What You Need to Know About Crawlspace Foundations
Photo by Life Of Pix from Pexels When determining what type of foundation is best for your new home, you need to take several factors into consideration. Going through the list of the pros and cons of each type of foundation instead of looking at one type of foundation at a time will help you determine which method...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Craft Your Own DIY Concrete Plant Stand
Multi-purpose furnishings are always budget-friendly, especially when you make them yourself. With only a few inexpensive materials you can make a trendy and modern-style concrete stool that doubles as a plant stand. Here is all the information you need to make your very own DIY concrete plant stool. What You’ll Need A bag of concrete mixPlastic bucketWooden dowelStirring...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
What to Keep in Mind When Looking for a Starter Home
First-time buyers looking for a starter home have a wealth of choices available. While a starter home won’t include everything on your dream home wish list, you will find something to suit your short-term needs at an affordable price. However, beyond that it might be hard to know where to start. Here we’ve put together some basic tips...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Simply Re-Grouting Will Breathe New Like Into Your Tiles
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Tips for Choosing a Porch Light
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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