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Posted on 01/23/2022
Outdoors: How to Spruce Up Your Exterior Living Space
No matter what your local climate is like, you don’t have to stay cooped up in your home throughout the year. If you spend little time in your yard, adding an outdoor living space is a great way to encourage you to get outside more. Outdoor living spaces provide a way for you to enjoy fresh air while...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Starter Homes: What to Look For
If you’re looking for a starter home, you probably know some of your criteria already. A starter home is a more affordable and practical stepping stone to eventually owning a larger and more expensive forever home. Even with this concept in mind, it’s hard to know what to look for. Here we’ll go over the biggest things to...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Flood Safety: 4 Ways to Prepare
Like many natural disasters, a flash flood can take you by surprise. Though weather services can often predict a flood, it's crucial to be prepared so that you protect yourselves and your property without panic. Here are some ways you can prepare for the possibility of a flood: Get Flood Insurance Flood damage is not included in most...
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Posted on 01/05/2022
Another Property Sold - 10 Chip Drive, O'fallon, MO 63366
Showings to begin Friday 11/19. Don't miss this opportunity! 3 bedroom/2 bath home located near scenic and historical Ft. Zumwalt Park/Disc Golf Course. This property won't last long at this price. Home is in good condition and is a great investment with fast access to I-70. Featuring nice curb appeal w/pillared entrance, double door entryway and 2 car garage. Roof is approx. 5 yrs. old, oversized water heater and 6 panel doors. Finished walkout lower level with large window and bonus room. Deck off of kitchen over looks a large fenced yard and a utility shed offers additional storage. Separate dining room with optional eat-in kitchen,...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
DIY Wooden Decor for Beginners
Reclaimed wood is increasingly popular in home decorating across many design styles. There are plenty of ways to get wood in order to upcycle into decorative pieces, but even the simple DIY tasks can require some light woodworking knowledge. Luckily, we’ve put together a couple of beginner-friendly DIY wood projects to create unique and useful decor for your...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
These Small Trees Will Add Color to Your Front Yard
Using trees in your landscaping design is a great way to add dimension and depth to your front yard. However, it’s crucial to consider scale when choosing a tree for your yard so that you don’t completely overwhelm the space—or worse, cause problems for the foundation. Luckily there are lots of trees that work well in small yards,...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Seniors: Best and most cost-effective upgrades for your home
Home changes happen throughout the years. Whether they're for improving quality of life or peace of mind, these upgrades and renovations often cost a significant amount of money. And for those with a fixed income, living on a pension or receiving retirement/social security, it can make a hefty dent in the wallet. Here are a few ways to...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
4 Easy Ways to Save Money Building a Home
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay Building a home is no inexpensive task, but it doesn’t have to cost more than buying a home. In building a home you have many opportunities to save money mainly because you have control over every part of the process, from design to finishing touches. With proper planning and a practical budget,...
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Posted on 12/10/2021
9515 Southern Belle Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050 is now new to the market!
Looking for the perfect spot to build your dream home while feeling like you're on an endless vacation? Look no further! Private GATED community boasts 4 stocked lakes (Autumn, Spring, Summer & Winter lakes), ideal for fishing, relaxing and taking in everything mother nature has to offer. Largest lake (Autumn - 126+/-acres) is perfect for boating, skiing & tubing, this beautiful 1,800-acre development also offers over 39 miles of PAVED roads, 2 boat ramps, 20 camping sites w/electric hook ups & huge white sand beach located next to dam, complete w/picnic pavilion. Golf course w/country club, fitness & pool memberships are...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Quick Tips for Keeping Your Pets Happy While You House Hunt
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels Before finding your perfect house, you’ll undoubtedly visit at least 10 different properties for a good look around. If you’re navigating through a seller’s market, that number could increase considerably. All the while, your pet is likely waiting impatiently for things to return to normal, so they can enjoy having you home...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
The Easy Way to Clean Grout
If you have tile in your kitchen or bathroom, you’ve likely had to contend with stained or dirty grout. While tile itself is easy to clean, the space between the tiles requires more effort. However, you don’t need expensive chemicals or cleaning services to make the grout look brand new again. Here is how to clean grout with...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
5 Steps to a More Comfortable Moving Day
Moving to a new home is a long process, and it isn’t over after the actual move. There are many things you need to do in your new home to make it comfortable and functional for your needs. Rather than get overwhelmed by how much there is to unpack, consult this list of tasks to make the most...
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