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Posted on 06/26/2022
How to decorate with vases
Whether bought, inherited or leftover from gifted flowers, vases are a common unused item in many homes. Rather than let a vase gather dust in a closet, why not use it as a fun decorative piece? Here are some tips for ways to decorate your home with vases: Fill a vase with driftwood Using driftwood as decor is...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Consider these decorative porch ideas
If you want to spend more time outdoors, a decorative porch is the perfect place to do it. Adding a bit of style to your front porch will make it more welcoming, increasing curb appeal and your own personal enjoyment. Just like with interior design, it can be helpful to find a specific style to inspire your porch...
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Posted on 06/18/2022
Another Property Sold - 6416 Wade Avenue, St Louis, MO 63139
Looking to own your own investment property? What a great time to purchase this property. There are 4 units. Each has 1 bedroom and 1 bath, kitchen and living room. Two of the units have an additional room (main level units). There is additional storage and laundry hookups are available. This property is within walking distance of a local bakery and restaurants. Some features are: updated furnaces and a hot water heater. Window unit ACs are more than sufficient to cool each unit nicely. The large back yard is great for entertaining. There is also a large front porch, balcony and deck, too. Newer landscaping. Exterior...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Woodworking ideas: 3 Building projects to try
If you’re interested in DIY building projects for beginners, consider starting with woodwork. There are countless beginner-friendly woodworking crafts you can make with basic tools and inexpensive supplies. Here are some great ideas for woodworking projects to try: Wooden bird house A birdhouse is an excellent addition to any garden or outdoor space. You can create them out...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Advantages & Disadvantages of Rent-to-Own Agreements
One of the many options new homebuyers may encounter in their search is a rent-to-own agreement. These agreements allow the prospective buyer to rent a property with the option to buy it down the road. There are many types of rent-to-own agreements, each with their own rules and exceptions. Here is a breakdown of the major advantages and...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Move Your Houseplants Like a Pro With These Tips
Houseplants add another level of complexity and stress to a move. After all, you want to make sure they survive the trip and thrive in your new space. Even hardy plants get damaged easily when moving from one place to another. However, there are some ways you can pack and prepare your plants for moving to make sure...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Try These Rustic Farmhouse DIY Ideas
Rustic farmhouse style celebrates all things natural and comfortable. While relatively uncomplicated, the style does shine through decorative accessories and larger pieces. Here we’ll go over some ideas for DIY projects you can do to enhance or add the rustic farmhouse style to your interior spaces. Dress Up an Old Ladder Ladders are a popular trend in interior...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Impressive & Easygoing Houseplants for Your Entryway
Many houseplants are high maintenance, but luckily you don’t have to work hard to keep some of the most impressive looking plants. If you want to add plants to your entryway for decoration and a good first impression, there are excellent options that don’t require a green thumb. Here are some suggestions for impressive but adaptable houseplants to...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Assuming a VA Loan: Benefits & Drawbacks to Consider
Assuming a loan allows you to take over the mortgage of another homeowner. Doing so allows you to skip the long, expensive process of applying for a brand new mortgage. While there's still paperwork involved, it can be a very convenient option. Assuming a VA loan has its own set of specific pros and cons for military buyers...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Home Decor Trends for Every Season
If you are the type of person who craves change, then seasonal decorating is probably the perfect option for you. Seasonal decor allows you to switch the design of your home and incorporate new decorations into each room as the seasons change. From beach vibes in the summer to the colorful leaves and gourds that are synonymous with...
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Posted on 04/27/2022
6416 Wade Avenue, St Louis, MO 63139 is now new to the market!
Looking to own your own investment property? What a great time to purchase this property. There are 4 units. Each has 1 bedroom and 1 bath, kitchen and living room. Two of the units have an additional room (main level units). There is additional storage and laundry hookups are available. This property is within walking distance of a local bakery and restaurants. Some features are: updated furnaces and hot water heaters. Window unit ACs are more than sufficient to cool each unit nicely. The large back yard is great for entertaining. There is also a large front porch, balcony and deck, too. Newer landscaping. Exterior repainted...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
How to Create Your Ideal Living Room Layout
Your living room serves as one of the key areas where family and friends gather in your home. When you’re planning your custom home, you’ll be able to decide how you want your living room to look in terms of layout. Choosing a layout that works best involves taking certain factors into consideration, so that you’ll have a...
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