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Summer Fanous is an international freelance writer specializing in real estate, health and lifestyle content. A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, she enjoys traveling and crafting in her spare time.
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The difference between an okay trip and a great one could all come down to accommodations. Staying at a lackluster property can leave vacationers scratching their heads and wondering what they’ve actually paid for. If your home doesn’t meet expectations, you’re likely not going to get the best reviews or repeat bookings. But your short-term rental could blow the competition out of the water with a little thought and creativity. Here are some helpful tips...

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Switching things up in your home can help keep you in good spirits as temperatures drop and the days get shorter, but there’s no reason to break the bank on seasonal décor. Even a small sum goes a long way when you get creative—start by setting and sticking to your allocated funds and chosen theme. Decorating your home for the holidays on a budget can be easy with these fresh ideas. Repurposed items Chances are...

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Getting a home ready for sale or lease is a big job on its own. For some, the thought of staging your home may be overwhelming. Realtors may offer this service as part of their package, but if not, don’t worry, it’s easy to do it yourself with a little inspiration. Beyond the basic advice of the 3 D’s: depersonalize, declutter and decorate, there’s a lot more that can be done to get your desired...

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With all the time spent indoors, recently, most people now have a greater appreciation of the outdoors. Inspired by the longing of lounging in a private backyard, renovations and master creations of outdoor spaces have taken off. The changing landscape of fall brings with it colour and cooler temperatures, perfect weather for building. With lumber prices slowly coming down, a new deck or pergola design could become a reality. Here are some things to consider...