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July 26, 2022

What is the MLS?

What is the MLS?

What is MLS_Laurel Jonas Blog

MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. It is a database of homes for sale that is produced and maintained by real estate professionals to help their clients buy or sell property. Homes for sale on an MLS are called listings. The MLS listings typically include important ...

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July 5, 2022

Major Household Dangers for Cats and Dogs

Major household dangers for cats and dogs_Laurel Jonas Blog

All pet parents want to keep their fur babies safe. So they may be shocked to learn their home can be a minefield of potential hazards that can cause severe harm or even death for their feline and canine family members. Cats and dogs are curious animals and tend to ...

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June 14, 2022

3 Sneaky Ways to Make a Small Home Office Look Huge

3 Sneaky Ways to Make a Small Home Office Look Huge_Laurel Jonas Blog

The struggle of the way-too-small home office: a space that needs to be functional often doubling as a guest room and the holding pen for all the random stuff you couldn’t find a home for elsewhere. And did we mention these rooms are often tiny? You spend many of your ...

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May 24, 2022

9 House Cleaning Hacks (for People Who Hate Cleaning Their House)

9 House Cleaning hacks for people who hate cleaning_Laurel Jonas Blog

Everyone hates getting bogged down with life’s little details. And guess what? You don’t have to! Here are house cleaning hacks for people who hate cleaning their house. Let’s face it, this is everyone.

 

1. Use old socks to clean blinds

Blinds often have multiple sides and shapes, so ...

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April 26, 2022

4 Cool Ways to Hide Your TV

4 ways to hide your TV_Laurel Jonas BlogToday, flat-screen TVs are ubiquitous—hanging serenely on walls, freeing up space once hogged by bulky traditional boob tubes and the hulking entertainment stands that supported them. Still, a flat-screen TV still looks like … a TV. Not exactly a work of art gracing your wall. Lucky for you, plenty of ...

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March 20, 2022

Give Your Home a Morale Makeover

 

Give Your Home a Morale Makeover_Laurel Jonas Blog

7 easy ways to revitalize your space and boost your mood

 

With many Americans spending a lot more time at home, you may find your house taking on the roles of office, classroom, gym and community center — and it’s easy to feel uninspired by your surroundings after ...

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March 20, 2022

Bathrooms of Wonder: How to Transform Your Powder Room

Bathrooms of Wonder How to Transform Your Powder Room

Once, it was the room that no one would show in movies or even mention in polite company—but these days, a fabulous bathroom is a prime home feature, and for many proud owners, the subject of major bragging rights. They’re luxurious! They’re high-tech and functional! They’re beautiful! Plus—and here’s the ...

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March 15, 2022

How to Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY

How to Save 20 when you BIY instead of DIY_Laurel Jonas Blog

You want to get projects done around the house, but you lack the skills, desire, or the time to DIY. The other side of the coin—hiring it all out—is an expensive option you’d like to avoid. What to do? BIY, that’s what.

 

BIY—buy-it-yourself—is a smart, middle ground for those ...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Your Pipes Are Gross, but That’s OK

Your Pipes Are Gross, but That’s OK_Laurel Jonas Blog

Plumbers do the dirtiest of work, but somehow the profession has garnered a reputation for rip-offs. But where would you be without them? Where would your bathroom be?

And let’s be honest. We don’t schedule plumbing appointments months in advance. Plumbers are the ones we frantically call at 2 a ...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Glam Up Your Home With Crown Molding

Glam Up Your Home With Crown Molding_Laurel Jonas Blog

Installing crown and other types of molding is an easy upgrade that can give a classy, traditional look to your home and add to its value. A good miter saw, which can make cross-cuts at various angles, and some patience make this a feasible do-it-yourself project. Not up on your ...

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