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Posted on 10/17/2021
Beginning Investors: What is an REIT?
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a specialty corporate entity that owns and operates real estate to generate a profit. Several types exist. An Equity REIT typically generates income by leasing and managing income-producing property. The type of property makes no difference -- commercial, multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial, or a mix...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
DIY Guide: Making Your Own Cement Planter
If you’re looking for a DIY project to make something you can use both indoors and outdoors, try making a cement planter. The process for creating your own is simple and only needs a few basic tools and materials. With your finished planter you can enjoy the benefits of container planting either in the yard or inside the...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Try These DIY Flower Pot Ideas
You don’t need to strain your budget buying brand new flower pots when you can make some yourself. There are many common items you can convert into flower pots to save time and money. Many of these DIY projects you can accomplish with a few basic tools and things you already have around the house. Here are some...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Create Your Own Luxury With These 3 Celebrity-Inspired Home Ideas
Photo by Taryn Elliott from Pexels Using celebrity homes as a source of design inspiration can require some creative thinking. After all, it’s almost impossible to replicate exactly what some stars have in their homes. Luckily, there are ways to take ideas from extravagant star abodes and make them work in your own home on a smaller scale....
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Home Office: Tips for Reworking Your Space
A good home office considers everything from lighting to air quality to layout, but even the best of the best home offices should be reimagined from time to time. So what happens when you switch up your office layout? The results may surprise you. Here are a few quick tips for redesigning your home office space. Rework Assessment...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
The Best Small Trees for Your Front Yard
Using trees in your landscaping design is a great way to add dimension and depth to your front yard. However, it’s crucial to consider scale when choosing a tree for your yard so that you don’t completely overwhelm the space—or worse, cause problems for the foundation. Luckily there are lots of trees that work well in small yards,...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Making Wall Art From Reclaimed Wood
Wood seemingly past its prime is being reclaimed to create awe-inspiring walls and other interior design elements. Part of the reclaimed popularity revolves around the language we use to describe it. Although tidying up lumber and using it for a second purpose is nothing new, it became trendy under monikers such as vintage, upcycled and refurbished. These days,...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The 5 Best Types of Cactus to Grow as Houseplants
If you’re interested in growing a cactus inside as a houseplant, there are many varieties that do well indoors. Similarly to their succulent relatives, most cacti do not need constant attention to thrive. Here are some of the best varieties of cactus to grow indoors as houseplants. Bunny Ear Cactus Also called the angel wing cactus, bunny ear...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
A List of Closing Documents an Attorney Can Help You Review and Understand
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
3 Ways Homeowners Can Reduce Reliance on Municipal Resources
According to data generated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electric bill increased from to $115 monthly even though usage has steadily declined during the last 10 years. The hard data compiled in 2019 shows that some states enjoy monthly utility bills as low as $76 while others suffer costs as high as $168....
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Give Your Lawn What It Needs With Weather Smart Irrigation Systems
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you like to keep your lawn green and healthy year-round, then an irrigation system is key. But you don’t want any old irrigation setup, you need a smart system to enjoy green grass without a huge investment. Thankfully, many new home builders are putting weather smart irrigation systems in before they...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Painted Brick: What It Could Mean for Curb Appeal
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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