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Making a Good “Second” Impression

You’ve heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to the first impression a buyer gets when he or she first arrives at your home and looks at it from the outside. That first impression is critical. But there is a “second” impression that is also very important. That’s the impression buyers ...

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Residential Role Model: A Custom Builder’s Dream Home in the Lone Star State

residential role model A CUSTOM BUILDER’S DREAM HOME IN THE LONE STAR STATE WRITTEN BY JEANINE MATLOW PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW NIEMANN PHOTOGRAPHY Why settle for less in a domestic setting when fabulous and foolproof features can blend together seamlessly? The proof is in the pudding at this regal Texas residence that’s earning plenty of accolades. Its “livable ...

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How Do You Determine What You Need to Do?

Say you’re a homeowner wanting to sell your two-level, detached home. You sit down and make a list of things that need to get done to make your property as attractive as possible to buyers. You consider the backyard. “Hmm,” you think. “Doesn’t our deck need a new finish and our ...

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Pretty Enough to Eat: Planting Edible Ornamentals in the Garden

pretty enough to eat Planting Edible Ornamentals in the Garden WRITTEN BY CATRIONA TUDOR ERLER Oil and water may not mix in the kitchen, but edible and ornamental plants do mix well in the garden. You have the potential of growing your own food while simultaneously creating beautiful ornamental plantings. Here are some combinations ...

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