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How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right

Learn basic layout rules to get a polished, pulled-together look in any room Full Story
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plumtreeblossom
When someone said they're waiting for wireless lighting, the image of an old-fashioned oil lamp jumped into my mind. I don't have one, but I do use candles for soft lighting in awkward-for-cords places. That's wireless technology for you!
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That was me. I can't use candles (have a really bushy tailed cat), it is very hard to find scentless candles, and I really like to sit where I want when reading. Candle power is not very good for reading but fabulous for dining. I have become used to electric lighting, just don't want all my furniture lined up against walls, or cords running everywhere, or going to the expense of drilling holes in the floors and tunneling wiring to the walls. If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we put all men on the moon ;)
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Hiring a Home Inspector? Ask These 10 Questions

How to make sure the pro who performs your home inspection is properly qualified and insured, so you can protect your big investment Full Story
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onthecoast1
ChickieD, you can place a bid with the contingency that your bid only stands if the home passes inspection; that way, your bid is no longer binding if something is wrong that the seller is not willing to negotiate on. It's nuts to pay for an inspection on every home you're considering bidding on.
July 23, 2014 at 11:34am     
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dreamdoctor
I am one of those people that find too many things wrong (the realtors cringe when they see me coming) - the clients get "buy it " fever and stop taking you along. Then they call you up to tell them what is wrong so you can fix it after they buy it. Doing things right is not easy or fast. Try to not buy a pre-owned home less then ten years old - that is when the real troubles begin to be come "obvious".
July 23, 2014 at 12:24pm   
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How to Create an Inventory, Whether You're Naturally Organized or Not

Documenting your home items is essential, even if disaster seems unimaginable. And it may be easier than you think Full Story
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glencoe
For anyone interested there is a great piece of software for mac that I use to catalogue a large proportion of my possessions (my books in particular) but it covers other items too, like electronics or tools. Its called delicious library and the beauty of it is that purchases can be scanned in using both the barcode or manually. The program will also provide a full description such as year of manufacturer, value etc and can be published to the web for online access. Unfortunately it is a mac only program but for those apple users out there I recommend it. It took a while to scan my 1000 or so books in but now its a quick matter to input any new items as I get them. The items are displayed as an image on a visual shelf so that its easy to identify them at a glance.
For those of us who don't always trust the cloud based services the other device I recently purchased is called a "transporter" which is a personalized cloud storage device. You would need 2, one at your house and one somewhere else such as a relatives place. With it you can back up any files straight to the second device and if any catastrophe befalls your property you can instantly access the same files on the second device remotely.
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Jo Richmond
Great article, although I did not have the hassle of settling with the insurance like you did after our house fire, you do bring up some great points. I was very fortunate to have a friend/agent who had been looking out for us for 17 years and he had an adjuster, to what was left of the house, two days after the fire and a check another two days later. My story may be the exception to the rule, but definitely getting the house rebuilt was WAY more difficult than dealing with the insurance company.
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