Patricia Magno's Blog Posts

Backyard Favorites to Beautify Your Garden

Photo by Helga_SM via ShutterstockWhen you begin to revamp your yard or garden, there comes a time to decide what exactly you’ll be growing. You’ll want plants that are hearty, beautiful

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Steps to Selling Your Home in Florida

Picture by Pete Linforth via PixabayThe average amount of time that a home, ready to sell, stays on the market is just 23 days. A home that is not ready to sell will sit on the market

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Annuals That Help Keep Southern Gardens Vibrant

 Photo by mschiffm via PixabayIn most parts of the country, deep summer is when residential gardens are at their best. Well-watered lawns are lush and green, vegetable plots are thriving

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Capital Gains Taxes 101

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most useful investments that you’ll make in your lifetime. One thing you should understand when you're making big improvements to a home or doing any

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How to Freshen Up a Dated Home

Image by StockSnap from PixabayYour home is your statement to guests and allows you to show your personality to the world. The only problem is that over time, trends will change, and what once used

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Ideas for Minor Bathroom Remodeling Projects

Photo by Christian Mackie on UnsplashFixing up your bathroom can add considerable value to your home, which is important to keep in mind if you plan on selling in the near future. If

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5 Tips for Healthy Houseplants  

Photo by Huy Phan from PexelsCaring for houseplants is not always as easy as it may seem. The benefits of plants in a home cannot be overestimated. They brighten up your home and give

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HOAs vs Non-HOA Communities

Photo by Curtis Adams from PexelsHomeowners associations (HOAs) exist to maintain the cleanliness and appeal of a community. Whether a home belongs to a HOA is a major

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3 Reasons to Boost Your Credit Score Before You Buy a Home

Believe it or not, your credit score can make a world of difference as you get ready to search for your ideal house. If you have an excellent credit score, you likely will have no trouble obtaining

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Working From Home? Interior Design, With Taxes in Mind

Photo by RawPixel via PixabayThe sky's the limit for cloud-based documents and files. Remote working is on the rise. The ranks of independent entrepreneurs are growing. For

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How to Deal with Identity Theft

Photo by Brian A Jackson via ShutterstockIdentity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing

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How Certain Home Improvements Increase the Value of Your Home

Image by edvaldocostacordeiro from PixabayOnce you have purchased your home, you have made a significant investment. There are some home improvements you can make which can increase

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Pre-Qualification vs Pre-Approval

 Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via PixabayWhen you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to

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