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January 2017

Found 8 blog entries for January 2017.


Basements can be more than just space under the house where boxes and spiders are stored. Many folks have founds ways to make their space work for them in ways that are out of the box and creative. Here are a few ideas for the homeowner who is itching for a change in their basement. For anyone who is not looking to build a whole new world under their home, but rather would enjoy a few special touches here or there, here are a few ideas. There are also a few options for those who would like to go big or go home. Of course, this is not a comprehensive list of ideas- if an idea can be thought of, it can be done with a little bit of skill and imagination.

Movie buffs would be thrilled to find a cool piece of furniture that will turn the heads of

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Life hacks are tips and tricks to make people’s lives easier. The internet is full of them, and most of the time you don’t always get what you want. Well, today we are promising you nothing but our best life hacks when it comes to the subject of lighting your homes. In fact, you may even call them “light” hacks.

Maximizing the light your home is more than just something you do on a whim. In fact, if you are a homeowner, you will want to do all you can to make your home seem brighter. A bright home will look more attractive, be more useful, and leave you and your guests feeling warm and safe. But if your home is not as bright as you would like, what are you supposed to do? Do you need to call an electrician to wire up a few more lights? Well,

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Let’s just start out by saying that this article is meant for educational purposes and is not to be confused with actual training. Before you venture into the world of real estate investing you should do much more research than just reading this article; it is a good place to start and get a foundational knowledge of the world of real estate, however.

There are many investment vehicles out there, but there are few as great as real estate. But what makes investing in real estate different from other investments? Well, let’s start by looking at paper assets. Paper assets are things like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and the sort and they represent the buying of part ownership in a company, debt from a company or the government, or the pooling of

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Are you looking for a change of pace? Is your home not living up to its potential anymore? Sometimes, what worked for you at one point of life changes and shifts. Part of life is learning how to shape our surroundings to grow and move with us. In a situation where your home no longer fits your needs, there are a few avenues available. Both will take work and both have pros and cons. It’s important to know ahead of time what you are getting into so that you can make the best decision for yourself.

The first route that you can take is renovation. If you have a few rooms in your house that could stand for some sprucing, then this solution may be for you. One thing to consider is that renovating can be expensive, so if you need to update the

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 So you’ve just purchased your home and are psyched about the extra space it provides, have you thought about what you may want to transform your yard into? Winter may be approaching quickly, but that is no excuse not to get ideas for some fun new backyard projects this spring!

Obstacle course

American Ninja Warrior is a television show that has been sweeping the nation. Hundreds of people try out every year to run, jump, climb, swing, and show off all of their parkour skills in front of a national audience. Why bring this up here? Because it would make for the perfect backyard! Get off that couch and step into your newly renovated backyard obstacle course! Wooden pallets, rope swings, rock walls, old tires, why join a gym when you could work

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Over the past few years a lot of people have been moving to the Boise area and more and more keep coming every year. There are a lot of people who are coming here to escape their bustling city life and others just want to be closer to nature— but whatever their reason for coming, it is imperative that they know what they should expect from Boise. If you are going to move anywhere you need to do as much research as you can and, in our opinion, know the following 5 things as well. These are not all there is to know, but they are a good start. If you have any questions, contact a Hughes Group real estate agent today and they will gladly help you out.

Housing is very affordable in Boise

For those seeking to move, the first thing they should ask

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Let’s talk about backyards. Often, the backyard is just a stretch of grass for pets and people to play on, but are you getting the most use of the space right outside of your back door? Some people felt there could be more to the backyard than just a stretch of open land- maybe a few of these ideas can help to spark some creativity and become more organized for an upcoming backyard makeover.

First, a good idea is to figure out what you need in your backyard. If you need a space for your barbeque to reside, write that down. If a lounge space is in your sights, write that down as well. If you would like to have a space for Bocce Ball, croquet, or any other games, write it down. Any that comes to your head, from priority to silly, needs to be

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So you’ve done it, you’ve finally decided to decorate that extra room you’ve got. You’ve added some furniture, you’ve put in a rug, and now you need to figure out what to do with your walls. Your thoughts immediately turn to painting and you balk at the thought. ‘Too much time!’ you think. Then you think about wallpaper. Wallpaper does speed up the process and give you less of a chance of mistakenly coloring a part of your house that wasn’t supposed to be colored. Wallpaper can be a great way decorate your new home, however, there are a few problems with it. The first, namely, being that you have to commit to it. Once you go with wallpaper, there is no going back. At least without much struggle. So here are a few alternatives to wallpaper that

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