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June 9, 2017

5 Creative Ways to Fill the Pool

If your pool is getting too expensive to maintain or you just don’t have any use for it anymore, you may think the best thing to do is fill it in with dirt and plant some grass. But, this is not necessarily true. With a little creativity, you can transform that old, useless pool into an area you and the family can use without the ongoing expense of pool upkeep.

1. Turn Your Pool Into a Deck

You don’t have to bring in the jackhammers and dirt to fill in your pool if you transform it into a deck. A deck is a great idea if you would to like use the space for outdoor gatherings or a peaceful area to sit back and enjoy the outdoors.

The process includes [...]

 
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June 9, 2017

5 Unique Backyard Parties to Throw This Summer

With all the wedding, bachelor, beach parties and picnics happening all summer long, Homes.com has 5 creative themes for your next new summer backyard party.
 
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June 8, 2017

5 Ways to Know if Your Potential New Home’s Neighborhood is Safe

2906328231Buying or building a home is one of the biggest investments you can make in your lifetime. With the average home in the United States costing around $240,000, it is more important than ever to choose wisely where you purchase or build a home, as you’ll want to be happy with your investment... [read more]
 
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June 8, 2017

How to Get Flood Insurance

Homeowners insurance policies do not cover damage from floods, yet flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States, affecting every region and state. The damage from just one inch of water can cost more than $20,000.

The federal government provides flood insurance to homeowners, renters, landlords, and businesses through the National Flood Insurance Program, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA provides subsidized insurance to owners and renters, and encourages communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.

FEMA has identified flood zones according to varying levels of flood risk, reflecting [...]

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