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All About Appraisals: Common Appraisal Questions Answered by Guaranteed Rate

All About Appraisals: Common Appraisal Questions Answered

The appraisal process is a crucial part of any home purchase or home refinance. When an appraisal comes in low, the entire loan can be affected. At Guaranteed Rate, we want to help you have a hassle-free and quick loan experience. And that definitely includes the appraisal process. By taking some time before the appraisal […]

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How to Organize Your Garden Shed | Ty Pennington

How to Organize Your Garden Shed

Ok folks, now that spring is just around the corner, its time to shed some layers. It’s easy to lose your garden essentials in the garage, so consider giving them a home of their own this year. An organized garden shed is key! Keep reading for some quick tips to get your garden shed in shape… […]

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How To Give An Old Ladder A Brand New Life | Ty Pennington

How To Give An Old Ladder A Brand New Life

Instead of spending money on a new piece of furniture for extra storage or display space, I encourage you to step things up a notch! Repurpose an old wooden ladder from your garage or local hardware store and you’ll find the perfect solution to all kinds of storage problems. If your style is more traditional, […]

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Rebecca Lang's Classic Pimento Cheese and Real Tomato Soup #Recipe

Rebecca’s Classic Pimento Cheese and Real Tomato Soup

My favorite lunches are those on rainy days when we’re comfortable and dry inside watching the raindrops race each other down the windowpanes. I believe lunch is meant to be more than a quick bite between errands or appointments. The day can seem a lot less hectic if a few moments are spared to sit […]

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DIY Painted Palette Garden

DIY Painted Palette Garden

I moved into a colorful, pre-fab studio and wanted to sprout my green thumb. Like many others, I was inspired by this Design Sponge project, but I decided to give it a twist of my own personality. Supplies: Palette Compost & organic soil (should be split 50/50) Landscaping fabric Staple gun Hammer/nails Sandpaper Plants (I […]

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Design Dilemma: Cozy with Cathedral Ceilings

Design Dilemma: Cozy with Cathedral Ceilings

I recently got this question in my inbox. so I decided to tackle it in my next design dilemma… How do I make a living room cozy that has a cathedral ceiling? Great question! I really love the dramatic angles created by cathedral or vaulted ceilings. They open up space in your rooms and help […]

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How To Choose a Color Scheme

Design Notes: How To Choose a Color Scheme

When it comes to choosing a color scheme in your home, it’s important to learn how to mix colors and fabrics, as well as how to repeat color throughout your rooms. The principles of decorating and using coordinating fabrics and dressmaker details are extremely helpful when deciding which colors will work in your home. So […]

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