Monthly Archives: July 2020

How – And Why To Clean a Swimming Pool

Do you know how to clean a swimming pool? If you’re a pool owner who’s a little foggy on what to do and why it’s important, allow this primer to fill you in—because while your pool might look sparkling-clean right … Continue reading

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Natural Swimming Pools

Swimming pools are a must-have for plenty of folks, but the chemicals involved? No, thanks. Chlorine doesn’t just dry out your skin and hair—it also leaves that weird chemical smell on towels, clothing, and even skin. So after a summer … Continue reading

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Cool Pool Trends

Close your eyes and imagine with us for a moment: You’re kicking back on an avocado-shaped float with a frozen daiquiri in hand—all in your own backyard swimming pool. Yes, you’ve reached peak #lifegoals. But what does your dream pool … Continue reading

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Should You Buy a House with a Pool?

If you have your heart set on using a pool, consider having a pool expert inspect your property before you buy the house. Be reasonably confident you can afford to fix the pool and maintain it, or no one will … Continue reading

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Clever Way To Stay Cool Without Tons of Space

Homeowners are so desperate for a refreshing spot to chill this summer that they’re turning to all kinds of water sources, including DIY pools made from stock tanks used for cattle and neon plastic kiddie tubs (don’t judge!). The need to stay safe at … Continue reading

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Smart Organization Hacks

With so much time spent inside during the pandemic, your house may be looking more cluttered than usual. Need some inspiration to tackle the chaos? A new HGTV show called “Hot Mess House” is here to help. The show is … Continue reading

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Modern Farmhouse Fails

Modern farmhouse decor is still as popular as ever, with no seeming end to walls covered in shiplap, distressed coffee tables, barn doors, and beyond. But not every detail in this canon is a winner straight out of the gates—and some … Continue reading

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Reality Check If You Buy a Country Home

City living may have its perks, but combine the congestion and crowds with the threat of the novel coronavirus, and it’s no wonder that many city dwellers these days are fleeing to greener pastures (or thinking about it). Curious about … Continue reading

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Summer Maintenance Musts

Taking care of your home this season isn’t just about getting in on all those trending summer looks and beautifying the backyard. It’s also about getting all those dreaded seasonal maintenance tasks done and out of the way before cold weather arrives. We know, … Continue reading

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Can Mortgage Rates Go Lower?

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is edging closer each week to the 3% mark. Freddie Mac reported that the 30-year rate averaged 3.03% this week, the lowest since the government-sponsored enterprise began tracking such data in 1971. Last week, the 30-year … Continue reading

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