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Things to Consider When Buying a Condo

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If you’ve spent time in a popular vacation spot, odds are you might have stayed in a condominium while you were there. Condos, as they are often referred to, are shared housing complexes with individually owned properties. Similar to an apartment complex, condo residents share common amenities like a pool or fitness area; however, condo residents actually own their housing unit, unlike in an apartment complex where residents rent units. Condos can be a great alternative to single-family homes and apartments for many reasons. If you find yourself asking, “should I buy a condo?” keep reading to learn more about the benefits of owning a condominium.

Why Buy a Condo?

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Scare the Pants Off Trick-or-Treaters with These Simple Exterior Home Design Tips

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Every Halloween, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 40-million children put on their favorite costumes and head out into the night to go trick-or-treating. While it’s true that many children only look forward to the night so they can score copious amounts of free candy, many enjoy the spooky atmosphere of All Hallows’ Eve more than anything else. Don’t you want to play your part?

With a few simple house additions, you can completely transform the exterior of your home into something more fitting the season, whether that’s a mausoleum, a haunted mansion, or otherwise. If you’re not sure where to get started, these simple exterior home des

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  • Do You Know Your Glass?
    There are three types of glass commonly used to make windows: tempered glass, laminated glass and argon-filled glass. Different windows require different cleaning strategies, so you should make sure any company representative that gives you an estimate has worked on similar windows to yours, or seems knowledgeable and confident.
  • Are You Insured?
    There are two factors to be considered when it comes to insurance: property damage and bodily injury. Since cleaning commercial windows can be hazardous when extreme heights are involved, hiring professional window washing companies with the proper equipment, good safety practices and adequate insurance can allow your business to avoid serious liabilities.
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    Benefits of Bath Refinishing

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    The average lifespan of your bathroom’s shower enclosure is half a century. That’s right, 50 years. While in one way, this is a very good thing, on the other had, design aesthetics change throughout the decades. Does anyone really want a bathroom straight out the 80′s? Not so much.

    Many people assume that in order to give their bathrooms a fresh, new look, bathtub replacement is a must. This is not the case. In fact, a simple tub refinishing project can just the thing your bathroom needs in order to bring it into the 21st century, making it the perfect backdrop for a selfie.

    Though purchasing a bathtub only costs between $300-$400, bathtub installation costs, includ

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    How Window Shutters Can Help Your Home Become More Energy Efficient


    Window shutters are a classic component of the American home, adding contrasting colors and textural details that can enhance almost any house. However, if you are thinking about adding window treatments to your home, you have likely focused on adding window blinds, curtains, drapes, and shades for the way they look and the energy benefits they offer your house. But don’t forget: window shutters are window treatments too, which are built in a styles and materials to appeal to homeowners everywhere. For example, plantation shutters have a number of advantages, from an elegant appearance to reduced energy usage. Read on to learn about the benefits these classic window features can offer you.

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