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Locate a wide assortment of articles about caring for your home. Information covers everything from buying products to planning flowers, entertaining and selling a house.

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9 Crazy-Good Ways to Improve Your Bedroom

When I was a kid, I would often throw a hissy fit whenever my mom would make me clean my room. It was only later when I realized that making my bedroom beautiful and clean is vital to healthy sleep. And now that I am older, I make it a point…
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Wood Finishes 101

Wood is a very complex material, and the products we use to treat wood are even more complex. To the untrained eye some wood finishes look the same, but in actual fact they are completely different products, with different purposes. While one…
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Everything You Need To Know About Starting A Cleaning Franchise

Starting up your very own cleaning franchise is a simple way of working for yourself, generating important income for you and your family while you build up confidence in your ability to tackle such responsibility. There are numerous professional…
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Is It Best To Buy Overseas?

We’re living in a global age where the economics of countries far beyond our borders have an effect on what happens in the UK. With that in mind, property investors should broaden their horizons. National boundaries should be no barrier when…
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5 Tips To Cure A Renovation Cleanup Hangover

Renovations can get crazy, fast. Nothing is in its usual place; life feels chaotic; and, no matter how small or large the project, it always requires a big cleanup operation. But don’t let cleaning turn you off your dream renovation. Take…
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What To Look Out For When Viewing a House

There’s no doubting that buying a house is one of the most important things that you’ll ever purchase. Whether it’s your first family home, a holiday property or an investment opportunity that you plan to rent out, buying a house is a…
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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Introduction Butterflies are one of nature’s most interesting and beautiful creations on this planet. It is a visual treat to watch the butterflies fluttering and settling over the flowers for nectar. Many butterfly lovers like to create…
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A Guide To Decorate Your Kids Room In 60 Minutes

Decorating a kid's bedroom is never a major challenge.  The key is to make their personal space fun and exciting. You remember being a kid, don't you? Everything was so new to you it would entertain you for hours. Why not decorate your children's…
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How to Clean Pen from a Leather Couch

There is nothing more functional, and beautiful than fine leather furniture. Even though leather sofas are more expensive than those covered with faux suede or upholstery are – they are super easy to maintain, even with a household of children.…
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Negotiating Fees with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent’s job is to help you keep your money in your pocket. It is up to you to find a real estate agent who hears you, does not pressure you and, above all, one by whom you feel you can trust and respects your wishes. Essentially…
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What to Consider When Shopping for a New Home Online

More and more people every month are finding their new home or property online. There is tremendous convenience and ease with which you can surf through multiple listings, experience interactive virtual tours, and research communities from the…
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Things to Consider When Purchasing a New House/Condo with the Intent to Sell it as an Investment

As many Builders know, newly built homes often will sell themselves; buyers love the quality of construction, earth-friendly materials, modern features, safety and health-related benefits & energy efficiency (and therefore, a new home’s…
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Why do Leaves Change Color?

The vibrant colors of autumn make this time of year a favorite. You may be wondering why leaves change color. To understand why leaves change color, you need to understand how plants take in nutrients. Plants take water up through the roots…
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Financing a Second Home

There are two reasons why people purchase a second home. The way that a second home is financed will often depend on the type of second home it is classified as. Second homes can either be vacation homes or rental properties. Up until recently,…
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Marigolds - Trivia and Information

Marigolds are fabulous flowers that are easy to grow, relatively problem-free, and quite attractive. There are several varieties and they can grow in just about any climate with proper care. There are a few traits that turn some gardeners off…