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Posted on 10/17/2021
The 5 Questions Every Renter Should Ask Before Signing a Lease
Whether you’re renting for the first time or not, there are important questions to ask and think about during the process. Asking the right questions can make an enormous difference in how successful you are in finding the right place and being happy in it once you do. Here are some questions every renter should ask while searching...
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Posted on 10/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 11 Herring Street, Melbourne, FL 32901
What a gem! Folks the Roof is a Year Old and Located near US1 and Babcock just minutes to the Indian river and beach. This corner lot retro home sits on over 1/4 acre with a covered patio to unwind and relax. Original wooden floors and new living room windows add to the charm. The extra bonus is that this location is zoned both residential and R1CI and may be expanded to include an approved business in a very desirable...
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Posted on 10/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 7520 Ridgewood Avenue #301, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
RARE OPPORTUNITY - OCEANFRONT DOUBLE BALCONY! 3rd Floor, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath w/ Den (or 3rd Bedroom Option), 1500 Sqft. Upgraded Condo in Sought After Canaveral Towers. AMAZING Investment Opportunity w/ Excellent Rental History! Weekly Rental Resort Condo. Turnkey Condo Offered Fully & Tastefully Furnished w/ Deeded Private Covered Parking & Storage. Desirable East & South Facing Balconies That Gets the Afternoon Sun. Upgrades Throughout Include Updated Kitchen & Baths w/ Granite Counters, Tile Floors Throughout. Room to Add In-Unit Washer & Dryer. Canaveral Towers is a Highly Sought After & Well Maintained Resort...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Fresh DIY Kitchen Island Ideas
Islands are a common feature in homes, but not all kitchens have them. Kitchen islands offer extra counter space for preparing food, eating meals and doing other tasks. Some islands also have cabinets or shelves for added storage. If your kitchen doesn’t have an island, you can build your own. Whether you’re interested in constructing a large island...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 4120 Ponds Drive, Cocoa, FL 32927
Your dream home is here. One of a kind custom-built with front and rear upstairs balconies, stone fireplace in vaulted great room, huge kitchen with island, NEW ROOF in June, 2021, NEW AC in 2020! Plus lots of cabinets and pantry, spiral stairs to the upstairs bedrooms, formal dining room with built-ins, 6 sets of French doors, bedroom balconies, 28' screened porch, privacy fence, sprinkler system, leaf gutter system. Downstairs bedroom and bathroom would make great mother-in-law quarters. Landscaping is lush and...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
The Ultimate Guide to Buying Tableware
If you’re somebody who only digs out the good tableware for large gatherings or parties, consider upgrading your everyday setup as well. While styles and price tags vary greatly from one set to the next, shopping around for the perfect tableware and flatware can be extremely rewarding. If your everyday dinnerware needs a refresh, here are some tips...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Land Art 101: Understanding the Basics
Land art is a term originating in the art world of the 1960s. Also called earth art or earthworks, land art was born from a combination of reaction to the increasingly commercialized and commodified nature of art and environmental activism. Land art has remained popular throughout the decades and you can find many famous examples all over the...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Healthy Plants, Healthy Home: A Guide to Cleaning Your Plants
Few homeowners enjoy the idea of adding another thing to the list of chores. When cleaning and maintaining entire indoor and outdoor spaces, the thought of cleaning your houseplants seems tedious and unnecessary. However, regular cleaning of plant foliage is crucial to keeping them healthy and at their best. Why Clean Your Plants? The reasons for cleaning your...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Ideas for Adding Planters to Your Patio
Container planting is an excellent way to enjoy gardening without a lot of outdoor space. You can grow flowers, greenery and even vegetables in planters on your porch or patio. While you can find a wide variety of traditional pots and planters at your local garden store, it’s not always clear how best to arrange them. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
3 Easy-Care Fragrant Houseplants to Bring Home
House plants have a plethora of uses. From decorating our homes with their effervescent aesthetic to functional air purifiers. If you’re in the market for a fragrant houseplant, keep an eye out for these easy-to-grow varieties. Scented Geraniums Geraniums have long been a staple houseplant. They’re easy to grow, and they offer pretty blooms to passersby. But if...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The Home Walkie-Talkie: How Smart Speakers and Intercoms Ease Home Noise
Photo by Athena from Pexels Although smartphones make it easier than ever to relay a message across the household, listen to videos and blast your tunes, they simply don’t compare to a fully integrated speaker and intercom system. Although home intercoms might seem like a blast from the past, they are back and better than ever. And as...
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