LESLIE MATHEWS' Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
3 DIY Projects for Your Yard and Garden
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re looking to add curb appeal or want to create a pleasant outdoor environment to enjoy your leisure time, investing in a good DIY project can help you to spruce up your outdoor space. 1. Install a Window Ledge A window ledge is a versatile project because it can serve a variety...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Consider Open Shelving for Your Next Kitchen Remodel
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Small kitchen remodeling projects can deliver big quality of life and return on investment benefits. The kitchen also ranks as the number one room people want to change, especially when the cabinets have passed their prime. Homeowners on tight budgets may find that open shelving improves space efficiency and transforms the cooking and...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Deal with Identity Theft
Photo by Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock Identity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing scams – an online predator steals your identity by impersonating a respectable institution and takes your sensitive information, financial information being stolen from non-secured sites, hacking or...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
5 Hanging Plant Ideas to Help You Save Space
Photo by George Shervashidze from Pexels Hanging plants and vertical gardens are an excellent way to conserve precious square footage while still getting the environmental and aesthetic benefits of houseplants. You can achieve this by attaching hooks or other fixtures to ceilings and walls and hanging baskets, pots and planters. If you live somewhere where making holes in...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
What to Ask Your Builder During 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 05/16/2021
3 Ways Victory Gardens Can Benefit You
Victory gardens have been a tradition ever since the first World War. Growing your own vegetables, fruits and other edible crops at home can have major benefits, no matter the size and complexity of your garden. Here are some of the top reasons victory gardens are still beneficial in a modern world: Know Exactly What’s In Your Food...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Staycation in Safety: 4 Ideas to Inspire
Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels Even if you can’t travel far, it’s important to plan time to get away. Canceled plans don’t mean you can’t have any fun closer to home. Staycationing is the practice of enjoying vacation activities in your own town or nearby. It can be a simple, easily affordable and safe way to have...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Budget-Friendly Ways to Add Privacy to Your Porch or Patio
Image by summa from Pixabay Adding some privacy to your outdoor spaces doesn’t have to cost a fortune. While you might be tempted to splurge on brand new awning systems or the latest trends, you can accomplish a lot while sticking to your budget. There are also many projects you can DIY easily without taking up more than...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Tips for the Homebuyer During a Housing Shortage
Image by Sandro Porto from Pixabay On the basic level of supply and demand, a housing shortage leads to higher home prices. But let's look beyond the obvious at a few other considerations a homeowner might want to make in response to a housing shortage, as well as a few tips for the prospective homebuyer. More Housing, Same...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Evaluate Multiple Offers for Your Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Whether it is a seller's market or you just have an appealing home, you could end up with multiple offers -- how can you decide which offer is best? Your agent is an excellent source of information and can help widdle through unqualified buyers, but if you still have to choose between multiple...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Real Estate Zoning Basics
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay The regulations of real estate zoning have the potential to make or break a property, but not everyone is aware of these laws until they're confronted with the day-to-day realities of them. We'll look at the basics of zoning, and what investors and homeowners should keep in mind before making plans. There...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Recipes: Simple Chicken Dishes
Photo by Mark DeYoung on Unsplash Chicken is a great source of protein and other nutrients, and you can make it even healthier with the right recipes. Instead of having fried chicken, for example, make grilled or baked chicken with some healthy ingredients added to it. If you’re looking for simple ways to prepare a chicken dinner, keep...
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