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Posted on 11/28/2022
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 11/28/2022
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Posted on 11/27/2022
How to Build a Radiator Cover Shelf
Radiator covers can be expensive and difficult to make. One of the major reasons decorating or hiding a radiator presents a problem for homeowners is not all radiators are the same dimensions. Luckily, creating a simple floating shelf is a great way to make your radiator attractive and functional no matter the size. Here's all the info you'll...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
Funding options for home safety improvements
Making upgrades to your home can improve its safety, but these types of upgrades aren't always cheap. If you're avoiding these upgrades due to the cost, keep in mind funding options are available. These funding options can make some projects more affordable. Weatherization Assistance Program The Weatherization Assistance Program is available for households with incomes below a certain...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
How To Build A Barn-Style Accent Door
This may sound counterintuitive, but some of the most eye-catching barn-style accent doors rank among the easiest DIY home improvement projects. And a few insider tips might help push the project along. For example, people who do not work in the construction trades rarely realize that many 10-inch wide boards run closer to 9.25 inches. That insider tip...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Sustainable gardening made simple
Sustainable gardening is an excellent way to make your outdoor hobbies even more eco-friendly. There are a variety of benefits to sustainable gardening practices, including growing your own organic produce and helping the local environment. But how do you get started? Compost your kitchen & garden waste The basis of a successful garden is fertile soil, and the...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
Natural fertilizer for organic gardening: DIY
You don’t need to spend a fortune on boutique fertilizer for organic gardening. While there are plenty of store-bought options available, many of the best fertilizer ingredients are found right at home. Here is a quick guide to the best DIY fertilizer for your organic garden: Kitchen scraps Some of the best organic fertilizers are found right in...
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Posted on 10/29/2022
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 10/29/2022
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Posted on 10/23/2022
Top benefits of having a home security system
Home security systems are incredible ways to deter break-ins. While this is the most obvious benefit of having one of these systems, there are plenty of others. The following are some of the advantages you can enjoy when you choose to get a security system for your home. Lower home insurance rates Since a home security system can...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Designing an outdoor living room
As the divide between indoor and outdoor living space...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Tips for using a guest room for home theater purposes
If you want to make the most of unused space at home,...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
3 Tips for a low maintenance garden
Whether you’re a gardening beginner or just want more weekends free from plant chores, there are plenty of ways to create a low maintenance garden. By choosing the right plants and using the right tools, you can have a lush and beautiful garden with less effort. Try these tips for creating a low maintenance garden of your own:...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
Understanding Home Prices: Key Factors to Consider
Housing prices are constantly changing, which can make both buying and selling a home more complicated. While it’s difficult to predict future changes, it’s important to understand the key factors that affect the housing market and home prices. Here are the five major things that affect housing prices: Economic Change The overall health of the economy is a...
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