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A Side-By-Side Comparison of Stamped Concrete and Pavers

Posted by MaliVai Washington // November 29, 2018

By: Jen Kloter on November 21st, 2011 Stamped Concrete Advantages: Because of its unique texture and variation, stamped concrete is generally more ornate and typically ranks higher on the “wow” scale, and a wide variety of patterns and colors are available. With so much potential for customization, stamped concrete can imitate natural stone or segmented paving. Concrete is very mobile, […]


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9 Things to Know About Homeowners Associations

Posted by MaliVai Washington // November 26, 2018

By Amy Fontinelle When you purchase a condominium, townhouse or single-family home in a planned development, you must join that community’s homeowners association (HOA) and pay monthly or annual HOA fees for the upkeep of common areas, shared structures and shared exteriors. About one in five U.S. homes belong to a homeowners association, according to a data […]


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Why Use A Realtor

Posted by MaliVai Washington // November 14, 2018

Realtors help people buy and sell residential or commercial properties, vacation homes, and land; they conduct appraisals; they operate in the United States and in other countries; some specialize in auctions; and others are buyer’s representatives.   Many consumers consider selling their home directly but eventually turn to Realtors. Smart home sellers realize they need expertise in […]


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4 Tips For Choosing The Best Fence For Your Yard

Posted by MaliVai Washington // November 9, 2018

Make an informed decision when preparing to fence your yard so that your choice will fit the needs of your yard, family and lifestyle. Homeowners have various fence options to choose from and many things to consider before building a fence. Make sure the fence you pick meets the needs of your home: Is your goal is to keep kids […]


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How To Sell Your Home When You Have To Work Around A Pet

Posted by MaliVai Washington // November 1, 2018

How To Sell Your Home When You Have To Work Around A Pet Nov 1, 2018 Your furry, four-legged family member is well-loved by you and other members of the household, but potential buyers may not be so keen on them. While it’s easy to forget about the fact that Rover or little Patches has […]


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So, You Want To…Rekey A Lock

Posted by MaliVai Washington // October 26, 2018

Thinking about changing out the locks to improve your home’s security? Start here for a better grasp on when—and how—to rekey rather than replace them altogether. By Glenda Taylor Photo: istockphoto.com Key rings can get crowded (and heavy!) fast, when you consider all that you load up on them: keys for your car, front door, side door, […]


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7 Warning Signs You Need A New Roof

Posted by MaliVai Washington // October 19, 2018

Is it time to repair or replace your old roof? Look for these red flags before calling a roofer. Most homeowners figure they need a new roof after they spot a leak in their ceiling. This leak could be due to many different roofing problems. But, what factors really determine whether a roof repair will solve the […]


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8 Water-Saving Home Renovations

Posted by MaliVai Washington // October 11, 2018

by HomeAdvisor Garden Landscape by Conserva Irrigation of Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, VA Water saving renovations are money saving renovations. Leaky pipes, outdated appliances, and poor irrigation practices hike up your water and energy bills and wreak havoc on your septic system. And, in drought-ridden states, water wasting can be subject to hefty fines and usage audits. Luckily, […]


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Your home electrical system: how long can it last?

Posted by MaliVai Washington // October 7, 2018

Jim Mallery | Improvement Center Columnist | April 25, 2013 You probably don’t think about the lifespan of the various components of your home’s electrical system until the power goes out. If the rest of the neighborhood hasn’t blacked out, it might cross your mind something in your house has failed. Nick Gromicko of the […]


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10 Tips To Renovate Your House Beautifully Yet Economically

Posted by MaliVai Washington // September 30, 2018

ENTREPRENEUR STAFF July 19, 2017 You are renovating because you want your house to look more beautiful and feel more comfortable. Consider your home renovation plan as a business plan or as your special project you are starting from scratch. If you hire an architecture he plan for you, but if you want to save money […]


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