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Posted on 05/15/2022
Your Quick Guide to Smart Home Entertainment Integrations
Home theaters are often filled with multiple electronic components, which can lead to a jumble of cords and remote controls. Having to rely on different remote controls for your screen, sound system and other components can become a hassle. Adding smart home features to your home theater allows you to simplify this process and cut down on the...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Build Your Own Garden Path With Brick Pavers
Creating a great garden path doesn’t have to be a long and difficult process. With the right tools and techniques, DIY enthusiasts of all skill levels can build a classic and functional brick pathway. Here we’ll go over the materials and process for your next garden path DIY project. Materials CobblestonesEdging stakesGranite paversPlastic landscaping edgingSandSpray paint (for marking)...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
HVAC: How Annual Inspections Could Save You in the Long Run
Your HVAC system is one of the most important systems in your home. It's also one of the most expensive to replace, with the average cost of a new HVAC system easily ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. By taking care of your home's HVAC components, you can keep your living space comfortable all year round while also minimizing...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Expert Tips for Open Floor Plan Decorating
Decorating a home with an open floor plan can be a challenge. However, designers have learned the best ways to decorate open floor plan homes in ways that both celebrate and downplay the sense of open space. Here are some best practices for decorating for an open floor plan. Repeat Colors & Patterns One of the key elements...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Decisions: Should You Build or Buy?
When buying a home, you can either build a new residence from scratch or buy an existing home already built. This can be a tough decision to make. Here are a few pros and cons of each to help you move forward with your decision. Buying an Existing Home There are several advantages to buying a home that’s...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Fair Market Value: Why It Matters
There are many variables that make up the fair market value of a property. Because this value depends heavily on the environment and the property itself, it’s crucial in making sure you get the best buying or selling price. Here are some of the biggest things that fair market value affects: Insurance Homeowner’s insurance always uses the fair...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Ideas for small living spaces: 3 Smart tricks to try
Small outdoor living spaces can present a challenge when it comes to design and decor. With so little square footage, how can you make your tiny yard stylish and functional? Luckily, there are plenty of decorating solutions for even the tiniest of outdoor spaces. To help inspire you, here are some of the best tips and tricks for...
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Posted on 03/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 8042 Foxdale Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32210
This one owner, concrete block (stucco finish) is open and airy, is in excellent condition and is ready for a new owner. recessed lighting throughout with smart switches and Alexa compatibility, smart thermostat from nest. Roof was replaced in 2019, water heater in 2021 and flooring is new in 2020. Nice walk in closet in master and fresh paint in 2020. Yard backs up to preserve and has irrigation...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
How to Prepare for a Power Outage
A power outage can happen anywhere. Even if you don't live in an area prone to extreme weather or natural disasters, it's crucial to know what to do if you lose power for an extended period. Here are some of the best ways to prepare for sheltering at home without power: Get an Emergency Weather Radio Emergency weather...
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Posted on 03/22/2022
Another Property Sold - 413 Chattan Way, Fruit Cove, FL 32259
GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME! Immaculate & Spacious 5BR 3.5BA Providence home on a quiet cul-de-sac street in an A rated school district. Screened, tiled lanai overlooking large yard & preserve pre-wired for electric fence. Volume ceilings & windows make home light & bright. Plantation shutters included. Formal LR/Dining combo. Family Room has open kitchen with 42'' cabinets, solid surface counters, stainless appliances & water softener system with reverse osmosis. Air Purifier downstairs. Upstairs has new A/C, large master suite featuring 3 closets (2 walk in), a beautifully updated bath with dual vanities, pedestal...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Weekend projects to make your home more energy-efficient
While many home improvements have a lengthy process, there are plenty of upgrades you can accomplish as weekend projects. One way to spend a weekend improving your home is to add upgrades and changes that will help lower your utility costs. Here are some ideas for weekend projects to make your home more efficient and cost-effective: Install a...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
Natural Ways to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats
Many plant owners prefer to avoid harsh chemicals in their pest control practices. Luckily, there are plenty of natural methods to combat fungus gnats and other common plant pests. Here are three great ways to get rid of fungus gnats the natural way: Trap Them With Apple Cider Vinegar & Soap A simple way to trap adult gnats...
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