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Ways to Prepare for Spring Thaw

Posted by Earl Raatz on Mar 20, 2018

As a new homeowner, you probably know how important it is to get ready for the harsh reality of winter. What you may not know is the spring thaw can also take a toll on your plumbing system, walls, ceilings, and flooring if you don't take steps to prepare. 

8 Noteworthy Ways to Decorate Your Bookshelves

Posted by Earl Raatz on Mar 15, 2018

Extending beyond their common function as a storage receptacle for books, bookshelves are wonderful opportunities for creatively displaying art, knick-knacks, DVDs, and other home accessories. Just because they serve a practical purpose doesn't mean they have to be boring, and they don't even necessarily have to store books at all. 

The Pros & Cons of Detached vs. Attached Garages

Posted by Earl Raatz on Mar 13, 2018

Originally published July 25, 2017, updated March 12, 2018.

If you’re puzzled about whether to build a detached or attached garage with your new home, you’re not alone. Each design has its benefits, but only one is best suited for your particular needs.

The Must-Know Facts About Blending Mortgages

Posted by Earl Raatz on Mar 08, 2018

When most people know they're ready to buy a home, they take steps to improve their credit score and compare mortgage rates among several lenders. After all, you want to know you're getting the best interest rate on what will probably be the biggest loan you ever take out. 

Get Gardening: How to Start Seeds Indoors

Posted by Earl Raatz on Mar 06, 2018

Cold weather doesn't mean the gardener in you needs to hibernate. While you can have an excellent vegetable and flower garden with young plants purchased at the start of the season, starting seeds early offers the greatest number of possibilities. 

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