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Posted on 09/27/2021
Building Beautiful Wall Art with Your Photos
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With so many pictures stored away on digital devices, we forget how enjoyable images of children, friends and memorable experiences in our living space can be. Selecting several of your more meaningful photos for a photo showcase adds character to your home and demonstrates that you value family, connection and staying active. On...
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Posted on 09/20/2021
Bathroom Lighting Tips for Function & Comfort
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home, which makes bathroom lighting some of the most important. Unfortunately, standard lighting in bathrooms is often purely utilitarian and lacking in both style and comfort. If you’re planning a bathroom remodel or just looking for ways to make it more comfortable, here are some lighting tips...
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Posted on 09/13/2021
Add Drama and Contrast With These Dark Foliage Houseplants
Houseplants come in a rainbow of colors beyond the expected green. Growers are discovering new colorful varieties of popular plants, including those with dark foliage. Dark-leafed plants make a bold statement in an indoor space and add a touch of drama to any plant collection. If you’re interested in finding the perfect dark foliage for your space, here...
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Posted on 09/07/2021
50 Coffin St, West Newbury, MA 01985 is now new to the market!
Turnkey 2+ acre equestrian property with large barn including heated workshop/equipment storage area and 20x10 run in shed. Multiple trail options directly off the property. Custom home designed for passive temperature regulation with owned solar panels, provide income via SREC credits and eliminate electric bills much of the year via additional credits with National Grid. Level 2 charging is pre-installed for your electric vehicle. Recent split duct units - four zones of energy efficient heating and cooling. Fios Gigabit internet and multiple office space options (Liv. Rm. currently used as an office. Den could be used as an office...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
5 Clever Succulent Planter Ideas
For houseplant enthusiasts, there never seem to be enough plant pots. While lots of household items can work as planters for houseplants, finding items that work as well for succulents can be difficult. This holds true especially for succulent arrangements with multiple plants in the bunch. To help inspire you here are some tips for items you can...
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Posted on 09/02/2021
9 Aspen Hill Drive, South Hampton, NH 03827 is now new to the market!
A winding paved driveway leads to this beautifully updated, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2800sf home on 12.29 secluded acres bordering 105 acres of wildlife management area for riding/hiking. BRAND NEW 5-stall HORSE BARN with newly cleared fenced pastures, water, electricity, hayloft, insulated tack/feed room and direct turnout to pasture with dutch doors. With Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture, the house offers one-level living with spacious open-concept kitchen, dining and living room with vaulted ceilings as well as large windows to take in the private views of the surrounding lawns, forest and gorgeous flower beds. The kitchen has all...
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Posted on 08/30/2021
New Construction Financing: 5 Tips to Help
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 08/23/2021
Step-Up Basis and Real Estate
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
Tips On Resurfacing Your Deck
Photo by Jay Mantri via Pixabay A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to your home's square footage, but to be an asset, it needs to be well-maintained. If your deck has missed a few annual cleanings or is showing popped nails, splintered boards or water damage, consider resurfacing it instead of replacing it. The money you save...
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Posted on 08/09/2021
The Benefits and Disadvantages of Getting a Home Warranty
Today, the home buying process usually includes purchasing a home warranty. Home warranties can provide additional financial protection for major home appliances such as plumbing fixtures and electrical systems. While very popular among many homeowners, home warranties are not perfect for everyone. Here we’ll go through the main pros and cons of home warranties for better understanding of...
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Posted on 08/02/2021
Sustainable Living in Every Room
Photo by Rovelyn Camato from Pexels Every room inside your home provides you with an opportunity to adopt a fresh, green lifestyle. When you focus on each individual room within your home, you can quickly create a sustainable space to live and grow. These tips can help you improve every room in your house until you have a...
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Posted on 07/26/2021
Add Style to Your Kitchen With These Decorative Accents
Whether you have recently renovated your kitchen or you are simply trying to give your existing kitchen a fresh look, you will find that accent pieces are a welcome addition to your decor theme. The kitchen is a room that needs to be both practical and functional as well as pleasing to the eye. While you likely aren't...
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