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Halloween Decor Trends For An Elegant Interior

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Halloween stores are popping up all over the place as the countdown to candy collecting begins. Halloween décor is big business today, too, and while some (OK, a lot) of it can look cheap and childish, there are many options for pumpkin décor that allow you to be festive without veering away from your sense…

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10 Problems Your House May Be Trying to Show You

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

  Ignore some of these signs and you may end up with major issues. We tell you which are normal and which are cause for concern Your home is trying to tell you all sorts of things. The way it sounds; the way it smells. And there are plenty of visual cues to tip you…

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How The Equifax Hack Affects Homebuyers And How You Can Protect Yourself

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Half of the country is freaking out. That’s about how many people are potentially affected by the unprecedented Equifax hack. If you’re the average person who’s afraid of having your data stolen – and by data, we mean your name, Social Security number, birth date, addresses, credit card numbers, and driver’s license number that were…

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City Or Suburbs: Where Should You Buy A Home?

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

City Or Suburbs: Where Should You Buy A Home? Getting ready to buy your first home? You’re probably caught in that age-old dilemma of whether to buy in the city or move to the suburbs. There are plenty of reports out there that detail how millennials want to stay in the city to be where…

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Do You Have An Evacuation Plan In Case Of A Natural Disaster?

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

No matter where you live or what type of natural disasters are likely to strike your area, having an evacuation plan is essential to keeping your family safe. Do you know what to do or where to go in case of an earthquake, tornado, fire, hurricane, or flood? Some natural disasters may require you to…

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If A Tree Falls On Your House, Could It Be Inverse Condemnation?

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

In the week of Hurricane Harvey, it might be appropriate that we turn our attention to some of the laws and rules that apply when an uprooted tree causes damage to the property of someone other than the owner of the tree. Of special interest is the situation when a publicly-owned tree falls upon and…

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7 Key Things That Help You Qualify For A Mortgage

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

In an environment where lenders are highly regulated and risk-averse, borrowers are rightfully a little nervous when they apply for a mortgage. But with the right preparation, qualifying for a home loan can be a rewarding experience in your journey toward homeownership. “In a lot of ways, lenders have gone back to the basics, looking at…

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Can’t Sleep? Why Your House Might Be To Blame And What You Can Do About It

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Not being able to get sufficient sleep isn’t just annoying. Beyond making you grouchy and causing you to yawn all day, it can threaten your immune system, impact your memory, and injure your back. There are a number of potential reasons for your sleeping issues, but your house probably isn’t helping. With a few fixes,…

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Personalize Your Entryway With These 8 Budget-Friendly Ideas

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

It’s always tricky to prioritize decorating dollars, and I tend to funnel most of mine to interior improvements: furniture, fabric, tchotchkes. But lately I’ve been thinking that the outside of the house – and especially my front entry – deserves its share of the love. The entry may be the first impression of a home,…

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