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7 considerations as you START the home buying process

7 considerations as you START the home buying process

Buying a home can be more stressful than divorce, bankruptcy and even the loss of a loved one. We share 7 key things to consider as you start the home buying process and BEFORE you make an offer on a house.

7 tips to get Rid of Smoke Smell in your Home

7 tips to get Rid of Smoke Smell in your Home

–   In addition to purchasing a fixer upper, I purchased my home from smokers. As a first time homeowner in a place where real estate was moving quickly, this was my best option. Removing the smoke smell was quite a task, but it is possible. Smoke gets EVERYWHERE. It is in the walls, it is in the curtains, it is in the vents and it is in the carpets. It is really a two pronged effort – you want…

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Washing your blinds

Washing your blinds

–   Perfect for Spring, today’s topic is washing blinds. For me this coincided with painting the room, but it was so easy, I think it will be a regular thing. It is very cost effective, moderately labor intensive (scrubbing blinds is hard!) and has a large impact. Now, I had wiped these down with Clorox wipes or sponges and disinfectant so I thought they were pretty clean start. Boy, I was wrong. NOTE: DO NOT USE FOR PAINTED BLINDS…

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Painting over wood paneling

Painting over wood paneling

–   I bought a fixer upper – one of the big reminders were wood paneling walls in several rooms of the house. I thought my only choice was to remove the walls, then heard it was possible to paint them. And it definitely is. With just a few extra steps compared to other walls, I have white walls that slightly resemble Joanna Gaines’ shiplap.  Okay, okay that’s a little wishful thinking. Below I share the steps I took to…

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