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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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Posted on 04/21/2022
Another Property Sold - 50 Country Creek Drive, St Peters, MO 63376
NEW OPPORTUNITY! Are you looking for that perfect location? This may be just the home for you. This home is located near Hwy 94, 364 & 70. This outstanding well-maintained home will take your breath away from the minute you open the front door. You will view the vaulted great room with gas fireplace, opened to the kitchen. Some of the kitchen features include granite counter tops, Bosch stainless steel appliances, natural lighting, glass and stone backsplash and nickel finished fixtures & main floor laundry room off the kitchen with additional cabinets. From the great room walk down the hall to the updated full bathroom. Notice...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
4 Simple HVAC Repairs You Can Complete in a Weekend
When your HVAC system isn't working correctly, you don't necessarily have to call in the professionals right away. Before making the call, there are some steps to try on your own, which might provide an easy solution to some common issues. Keep the following simple DIY HVAC repairs in mind if your heating or cooling system is giving...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Home Theater
Setting up a home theater might seem like a relatively easy project. Unlike other home improvement projects, you don’t have to worry about changing your plumbing or electrical systems. You also rarely have to deal with changing the layout of your home or making any other major changes in order to set up this type of room. While...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Tornado Safety at Home and Elsewhere
Preparing for a disaster at home is key to staying safe in the event of an emergency. However, every home is different, and the likelihood of you being away from home when a disaster occurs means you should prepare for as many possible situations as you can. For tornado safety, the guidelines can vary depending on where you...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Best Starter Home Advice for First-Time Homebuyers
First-time buyers looking for a starter home have a wealth of choices available. While a starter home won’t include everything on your dream home wish list, you will find something to suit your short-term needs at an affordable price. However, beyond that it might be hard to know where to start. Here we’ve put together some basic tips...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Fireplace Safety 101: Basic Tips for Homeowners
A functional fireplace is an extremely sought-after feature in any home. Regardless of the climate, a fireplace can provide a special coziness and warmth for everyone to enjoy. However, it's important to practice fireplace safety habits and keep up with maintenance. Here are some basic tips for safely enjoying your fireplace at home: Minimize Soot Buildup Chimney sweeping...
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