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Posted on 10/17/2021
6 Hidden Costs of Owning a Home
Photo by Gabby K from Pexels The cost of owning a home is much more than just your mortgage. There is a sizable list of additional costs prospective homeowners should plan for when thinking about buying a home. Here we will go over the primary additional costs of home ownership you might not have thought of. Property Taxes...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Boost Your Mood and Home Value With a Garden Window
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels If you're searching for a simple home upgrade that is cost effective and will boost your resale value and your mood, we have the solution. Consider adding a garden window to your new or existing home. Garden windows are designed to help houseplants flourish by bringing in more natural light, but they...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
DIY: Framed or Frameless? Which Cabinets Are Right for You?
When you’re building your own kitchen cabinets, you’ll find that there are several design options to consider. One of the main decisions to make is whether you want framed or frameless cabinets. Framed cabinets are the traditional type used in many homes, while frameless cabinets are commonly used in more modern or contemporary designs. Framed cabinets have frames...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
3 WFH Hacks to Give Your Productivity a Boost
If you’re new to working from home, it can be an enormous adjustment. Schedules, routines and environments are completely different even if you’re in the most familiar place of all. However, even for those with lots of WFH experience it’s easy to feel burned out. If you’re looking to start working from home the best way possible or...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
3 Bedside Table Ideas Using Wooden Crates
In the DIY world, certain materials and objects prove their usefulness time and time again. For DIY furnishings, one of those objects is a wooden crate. These crates used to transport produce and other cargo every day and are an excellent source of reclaimed wood and DIY inspiration. If you’re looking for a wooden crate DIY project to...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
4 Ways to Create an Oasis in Your Own Backyard
Image by Narcisse Navarre from Pixabay As the weather warms and the days become longer, many homeowners spend more time in their outdoor spaces. No matter the size, a backyard can be an escape from the stress of the work day and a relaxing place to socialize with friends and family. Creating a sense of calm and beauty...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
DIY: How to Create Your Own Surround Sound at Home
Home theaters provide homeowners with a chance to recreate a cinematic experience in the comfort of their own home. If you’re thinking of setting up part of your house as a home theater, you’ll need to pay close attention to sound quality. A surround sound system can provide the best experience that makes you feel as though you’re...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
3 Reasons You Should Get Rid of Your Lawn
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Whether in the front yard or back, a healthy lawn is an ideal many homeowners struggle to maintain. A perfect lawn can be a point of pride, but also a source of frustration. With the increasing focus on environmental consciousness, many homeowners are replacing their lawns with sustainable alternatives. Many of these...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Bringing Your Hobbies Home: How to Incorporate Your Passion into Your Home’s Design
Photo by Burst from Pexels Designing your own home is such a delight! Finally, an opportunity to squeeze everything you've ever wanted into your own custom space. However, it may not be as simple as it sounds. Incorporating everything you want into your own home's design can feel like an impossible feat. But it is possible to incorporate...
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Posted on 08/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 513 Hearthstone Drive, Ridgeland, SC 29936
Lovely home in Hearthstone Lakes with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Master bath has a tiled walk-in shower. Study/office/bedroom open to living space. High ceilings, wood floors, smooth ceilings. Large backyard is fenced. Tranquil view of lagoon. This home is perfect for a couple as a starter home. Hearthstone Lakes is just minutes from downtown Bluffton, 20 minutes from Savannah, Beaufort and Hilton Head. Low amenity fees for a pool and fitness room. POA $800 per year. Transfer fee...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Entreprenuers: What You Need to Know Flipping vs. Renting
Photo by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay To an upstart house flipper, the difference between renting a property or selling it quickly may seem inconsequential. After all, entrepreneurs get into the real estate game to make money. Why should it matter? Truth be told, owning rental properties and fix-and-flip business models are like comparing apples and oranges. Although apples and...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Should Interest Rates Influence When You Buy?
Photo by Doubletree Studio via Shutterstock Interest rates rise in correlation to inflation and other economic activity. When that happens, it can increase housing costs. But the question is, should it prompt you to buy sooner than you’re ready? The Right Time Is Now In real estate, the right time is always now for someone. Is it the...
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