Rebecca Duffy's Blog

Posted on 06/13/2021
Upcycle your Filing Cabinets with Paint
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
2021 Kitchen Remodeling Trends
Image by Mike Gattorna from Pixabay When everyday people consider home remodeling ideas, kitchens often top the list for a wide range of reasons. Home chefs often want to integrate kitchen remodeling ideas to improve space efficiency. Some want to better accommodate friends and family members who enjoy the most-used space in the household. No matter your reasons...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Things to Consider When Moving a Great Distance
Photo by Erika Wittlieb via Pixabay Have you ever made a move across the country? While this is a huge step, it can be extremely rewarding. Whether you’re moving for a job or you just want a fresh start, the whole process can be stressful and very expensive. However, there are some tips to consider that can help...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
3 Tips for WFH Wellness
If you’re new to working from home, it can be an enormous adjustment. Schedules, routines and environments are completely different even if you’re in the most familiar place of all. However, even for those with lots of WFH experience it’s easy to feel burned out. If you’re looking to start working from home the best way possible or...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Light up Your Outdoor Oasis After the Sun Goes Down
Photo by Ben Thijssen via Pixabay If you're like many modern homeowners, your ideal of an ideal outdoor living space is one that serves as a personal oasis. Perhaps you've cultivated a thriving culinary herb garden complete with classically inspired statuary or maybe you've carved out a serene space in the middle of a flowering thicket. Whatever type...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
You Don't Have to Live With Lousy Drawer Slides
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay Kitchen and bathroom drawer slides are built to take a beating. You've undoubtedly had an item stuck and had to force the drawer open. Somehow it still worked after that. Children pull down on them, trying to climb up onto the cabinet. Mindless adults or teens slam them shut from time to time....
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Exotic Flooring Options
Are you looking for some new and unique flooring options for your home? Check out this list of artistic, eye-catching and unique flooring options from around the globe. Roman Tile Floor The most luxurious homes during the Golden Age of Rome boasted floors that were a fantastic work of art. Tiny colored tiles were created with meticulous care...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Which is Smarter: Paying Off the Mortgage or Investing?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Multi-Generational Homes: A Real Estate Trend
Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels Housing design has undergone significant changes in the past few decades, with open concepts and flexible living arrangements quickly taking over. Such designs reflect, in part, the increased prevalence of multi-generational families, in which family members of all ages live together. Why Today's Residents Love Multi-Generational Arrangements During the Great Recession, the...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction
Image by Роман Распутин from Pixabay When you’re going to be purchasing new construction, it’s important to understand as much as possible about this process. Being unfamiliar with certain aspects of new construction could lead to you spending more money than you planned or not getting the exact house you want. When you’re going to be meeting with...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
What Not to Say When Describing Your Home for Sale
Photo by S. Hermann & F. Richter via Pixabay Your real estate agent will ready your description for listing. But only you know your home the way its next owner will come to know it. Here's how to give your realtor that knowledge. Meet Your Buyer Through Your Home , Description: Many descriptions have similar text, and could...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Should you Choose a Land Contract or a Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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