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Preparing for Visiting Relatives Preparing for Visiting Relatives

By Tiffany Raiford

When the relatives come to visit during the holiday season, you will want to be prepared for their visit. Inside, we offer tips on how to maximize space (and harmony) when your favorite family members invade your home over the holidays

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

By Tiffany Raiford

Living in Florida means missing out on a lot during the holiday season -- especially when it comes to the natural decor that mother nature provides in the fall. Fortunately, it's not impossible to make your home feel just a little bit like fall if you decorate on your own. If you're looking for a simple way to decorate in the Sunshine State for Thanksgiving, we have options for you!

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Safety First: Checking Crime Rates Safety First: Checking Crime Rates

By Tiffany Raiford

Whether you are moving to the big city from a small town, to a new town, from far away, from just down the street or even into an upscale neighborhood you feel you have no reason not to trust, it's imperative that you check the local crime rates anywhere you go. Inside, we offer tips on how to best research your new hometown

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Creative and Fun Lighting Tips Creative and Fun Lighting Tips

By Tiffany Raiford

A light is not just a light. Sure, you need it to see when it's dark outside and therefore dark inside, but lighting is so much more than just a necessity. Using the right lighting can change the entire look and feel of any room. Inside, we offer tips on how to use lighting to set the proper mood and enhance your decor

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Style Guide: Florida Architecture - Old Spanish Style and French Provincial Style Guide: Florida Architecture - Old Spanish Style and French Provincial

By Tiffany Raiford

Two of the most common architectural styles include the French Country style and the Spanish style, both of which are common in the state. Both are used to create large, lovely, flowing homes that offer a feeling of tranquility and ambiance. Inside, we highlight the differences and distinct features among these two types of architecture

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Bathroom Flooring Types: Ceramic, Tile and Vinyl Bathroom Flooring Types: Ceramic, Tile and Vinyl

By Tiffany Raiford

Choosing the right floor for your home doesn't have to be a challenge. There are several different types of flooring that are very popular in bathrooms, and we've rounded up some of the pros of each one so that you can decide which will work best for you. Whether you're looking at ceramic, vinyl or tile, we have the answers to the questions you didn't even know you needed to ask!

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Delray Beach at a Glance Delray Beach at a Glance

By Tiffany Raiford

Part of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach is a lovely coastal community in South Florida. An often overlooked little area, but worthy of consideration whether you're planning on vacationing, renting or buying in South Florida. Inside, we take a closer look at the history and culture of Delray Beach

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Preparing to Live with a Cat Preparing to Live with a Cat

By Tiffany Raiford

Adding a new member to the family is an exciting and fun experience, but it's not something you should do without careful consideration. Nope, we're not talking about adding a new baby to the family, we're talking about bringing home a furry new feline friend!

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Martin County's Historic Places Martin County's Historic Places

By Tiffany Raiford

Martin County is one of the less populated and most serene areas in the state. It's an interesting area in the Sunshine State, where people who want to live the Florida lifestyle without the stress of being in the bigger cities go to live. Inside, we take a closer look at some of the more notable and historic landmarks throughout Martin County

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Comparing Flooring: Laminate vs. Hardwood Comparing Flooring: Laminate vs. Hardwood

By Tiffany Raiford

The choice between laminate and hardwood flooring is often difficult for many homeowners, which is why we compiled this comprehensive overview of each.

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