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Posted on 01/17/2021
Hardwoods Need a Facelift? Consider Bleaching
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Five Things First-Time Homebuyers Need to Keep in Mind
Photo by ConvertKit on Unsplash Up to 9.2 million Americans will purchase their first home in 2020. Homeownership is a wonderful and sometimes overwhelming experience. It's exciting to have a place that you can personalize and call your own. However, owning a home can quickly become a burden if you don't plan carefully. Keep in mind these five...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Keeping a Habitually Clean Kitchen
Photo by Mabel Amber via Pixabay You can walk into some folk’s homes and feel the chaos, while in other homes, all you see is clean. There must be a secret to keeping a house picked up without the aid of a housekeeper, right? Right! People whose homes always appear tidy have habits that keep them that way....
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Are There House Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
The home selling journey sometimes is filled with hurdles that make it tough for an individual to optimize his or her property sale earnings. Fortunately, there are several shortcuts that a home seller can take to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable property selling experience. These shortcuts include: 1. Hire a Home Cleaning Company A home cleaning company...
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Posted on 12/24/2020
Video Tour - 5675 NW Lark Meadow Ter, Portland, OR 97229
BEAUTIFUL/spacious home with many upgrades: New slab quartz counters, tile backsplash, new SS Stove, Micro, DW (all incl) sink/disposal; newly refinished hardwood floors on main level. Island kitchen with WI pantry. New paint most of interior. New carpet. Newer lam floors upper level, New exterior paint-6 months. Backs to greenspace. French doors to yard and patio. Huge BR's, master w fireplace, huge closet and bath. Deep...
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Posted on 12/24/2020
5675 NW Lark Meadow Ter, Portland, OR 97229 is now new to the market!
BEAUTIFUL/spacious home with many upgrades: New slab quartz counters, tile backsplash, new SS Stove, Micro, DW (all incl) sink/disposal; newly refinished hardwood floors on main level. Island kitchen with WI pantry. New paint most of interior. New carpet. Newer lam floors upper level, New exterior paint-6 months. Backs to greenspace. French doors to yard and patio. Huge BR's, master w fireplace, huge closet and bath. Deep...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
DIY: Build a Headboard in 7 Steps
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Have you always dreamed of having a beautiful stately headboard at the head of your bed? Do you have an old door and wonder just what you can do with it? If you answered yes to both of those questions, boy, do we have the perfect project for you. Using your old door...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Try These Easy Potato Side Dish Recipes
Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash Potatoes go well with almost any main course you serve for dinner, which makes them one of the most common side dish ingredients. If you’re looking for something different to make instead of the usual mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, consider these easy side dish recipes. Roasted Potatoes with Garlic The garlic...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Curb Appeal for your Front Entryway
Photo by James Balensiefen via Unsplash An outdoor entrance that provides an attractive, welcoming appearance not only has the ability to enhance the curb appeal of your property, it also makes household residents and visitors with a warm visual reception to your home. You probably already know that hanging baskets and planters brimming with blooming flowers provide vibrant...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Are You an Ambitious Home Seller?
An ambitious home seller may be better equipped than his or her rivals to enjoy a seamless property selling experience. In fact, this individual likely will go the extra mile to ensure buyers can learn about his or her house and make an informed purchase decision. Believe it or not, becoming an ambitious home seller can be simple. Now,...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Tips for Home Sellers
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Homeowner's Insurance: Are you Covered?
Image by Brasil Creativo from Shutterstock If this is your first time owning a home, your mind is likely consumed with plans to replace the carpet or upgrade the appliances. You want to get the best deals and save money where you can. One area not to skimp, though, is in your homeowner's insurance. The last thing you...
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