Ruth Jacobs' Blog

Posted on 08/23/2021
Storage: How to Maximize Storage at Home While Minimizing Clutter
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels No matter the type of home you move into, there’s a good chance you’re going to need storage. Unfortunately, a lot of storage solutions seem to take up more space than they save. Don’t despair. There’s hope. Here are few compact and efficient storage ideas for your home. 1. Make the Most...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
The Quick Benefits of a New Construction Home
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels When it comes to your new home, you have quite a few heavy options to consider. One such option for consideration is, "do you buy a pre-existing home or build your perfect house from scratch?" While finding your perfect pre-existing home is possible, building one from the ground up can offer certain...
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Posted on 08/09/2021
Safety First: How to Create and Maintain Deck Railing
Photo by kalcommodore via Pixabay Beautiful railings, including the railing that surrounds your deck, plays a major role in your home's curb appeal. Even when it's not visible from the street, a strong, sturdy deck and the railing that surrounds it can still raise your home's resale value. That's extra living space, after all. Even if it is...
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Posted on 08/02/2021
These 3 Shrubs Will Look Beautiful in Front of Your House
The right plants can make a vast difference in your home’s curb appeal. While there are countless landscaping possibilities, one major aspect of the front yard and first impression of the home is what’s right outside. What are the best plants to have right in front of your house? Here we’ll go over some of the top options...
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Posted on 07/26/2021
Got an Old Door? Create Your Dream Headboard in 7 Steps
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Have you always dreamed of having a beautiful stately headboard at the head of your bed? Do you have an old door and wonder just what you can do with it? If you answered yes to both of those questions, boy, do we have the perfect project for you. Using your old door...
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Posted on 07/19/2021
How to Convert a 1031 Property Into a Personal Residence
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 1031 exchanges are special transactions in which one investment is effectively “swapped” for another. In real estate, this means selling one investment property for another of “like-kind.” This can be an effective and lucrative strategy because it can allow you to defer certain taxes as long as you abide by specific rules...
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Posted on 07/12/2021
Build a DIY Hoop House in 10 Steps
Protecting your plants from extreme weather is crucial to a happy and productive garden. When growing vegetables this is especially important as many crops will die in a frost or even under excessive rain. Luckily there are some inexpensive DIY ways you can protect your garden. One of the most popular designs for a DIY greenhouse is a...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
Headboard Ideas for Your Bedroom
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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Posted on 06/28/2021
Keep Your Sanity with Home Video Technology
Photo by George Becker from Pexels Modern homes are built with your comfort, convenience and safety in mind. And that’s exactly why so many come with video doorbells and camera systems installed. With this equipment at your fingertips, you can monitor the security of your home right from your phone, tablet or computer. It’s really as easy as...
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Posted on 06/21/2021
New Homebuyers: Factors to Look At
Photo by LDprod via Shutterstock Buying a house is more than the number of rooms and how it is staged. It’s a set of complex systems in a specific location. And while it’s not all about location, that’s a perfect place to start your list. Where to Buy Areas and neighborhoods trend for a variety of reasons. If...
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Posted on 06/14/2021
What You Should Know Before Buying Raw Land
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Some of the best real estate investments are raw land purchases. The idea is to buy raw land in an up-and-coming neighborhood, sit on it, and then sell it to a developer who will do anything to get their hands on it. But while this sounds great, there are a few caveats that...
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Posted on 06/07/2021
Improve Curb Appeal with a DIY Walkway
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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