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3 Reasons to Sell a Small Town Home
Posted on 10/18/2019
3 Reasons to Sell a Small Town Home
A small town home initially may have proven to be ideal. But if your current small town house fails to meet your needs, there is no need to worry. In fact, you can add your small town residence to the local housing market and relocate to a new city or town at your convenience. Ultimately, there are many reasons...
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How to Create a Drainage Swale
Posted on 10/11/2019
How to Create a Drainage Swale
The plant-populated channels can redirect storm water to specific...
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Generation NEXT: Skylight lesson with Norm Abram
Posted on 10/04/2019
Generation NEXT: Skylight lesson with Norm Abram
Our master carpenter coaches an apprentice through a tricky...
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Have You Tried Dry-Scaping?
Posted on 09/27/2019
Have You Tried Dry-Scaping?
No matter where you live, smart planning means landscaping for your climate. While magazines, websites and home and garden television shows display verdant English gardens dripping with wisteria and spritely fountains, responsible landscaping means ecologically sustainable plants and watering systems is the way to go. If you’re in a newly built home, designing a low-maintenance yard from scratch...
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Going Green in the Kitchen
Posted on 09/20/2019
Going Green in the Kitchen
Are you conscious of your environment? Fact is, almost every kitchen is causing some level of harm to the environment, no matter how environmentally-conscious the homeowner. That being said there are things you can do to "go green" and reduce your negative environmental impact.Here some ways to go green in your kitchen, at no additional cost. Wash dishes...
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Memorable Moments: Ask This Old House
Posted on 09/13/2019
Memorable Moments: Ask This Old House
Roger Cook helps a homeowner pick the right hydrangea for her...
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Setting up an Entryway Table
Posted on 09/06/2019
Setting up an Entryway Table
The first thing you see when you come home is your entryway. No one wants to go back to a cluttered house, and organizing your entry is the first step. The challenge though is that because it is the first place you land, it becomes where everything else falls too. It’s the catch-all for the mail and magazines,...
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3 Homebuying Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 08/30/2019
3 Homebuying Costs You Need to Know About
If you plan to purchase a house in the foreseeable future, it generally is a good idea to plan ahead for all of your potential homebuying costs. That way, you can secure the funds you need to purchase your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three costs that every homebuyer needs to consider during the property buying...
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Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Posted on 08/23/2019
Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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224 Compass Road, Baltimore, MD 21221 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/19/2019
224 Compass Road, Baltimore, MD 21221 is now new to the market!
Over 1800 finished square feet! Master suite, lower level addition and heat pump in 2006, outstanding top of the line marble master bath renovation in 2017. Roof and siding in 2002. Hardwood flooring, multiple ceiling fans, one year old pellet stove in the lower level Family Room. Granite and stainless kitchen, 16 x 12 rear deck. Huge LL Game Room with pool table included, Family Room, Bedroom and Full bath....walk out level to yard. Wonderful floor plan for entertaining or day to day living. Very spacious and well maintained. Two car garage, fenced private rear yard. Garage features a sliding glass door to the rear yard for parties...
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Tips for Changing Homes with Ease
Posted on 08/16/2019
Tips for Changing Homes with Ease
Moving to your new home can either be a fun experience or a very stressful time, depending upon how you choose to manage it. Deliberately preparing yourself for the entire process is one definite way of making sure that the moving experience is a fun one for you. Follow these simple ideas to change your home with ease....
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How to Find a Dentist in Your New City
Posted on 08/11/2019
How to Find a Dentist in Your New City
Moving brings a load of changes in your life. There's the picking and packing and planning. Then you have the actual move with the unpacking and organizing and decision-making—where to put this, how to store that. If you have children, there's finding the new school and getting them enrolled. You have to learn a new job, a new...
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