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9 Hacks to Make Your House Smell Great Without Any Dangerous Chemicals

9 Hacks to Make Your House Smell Great Without Any Dangerous Chemicals | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Quick, Auntie Clara's coming around. What do you reach for? Is it a spray? A candle? A wall plug-in? Or reed diffusers? Did you know that all of these can potentially be dangerous?
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a friend made cinnamon soap and she surprised me with some - the smell was too nice to use up, so i used it as a linen closet freshener - worked great...  the natural stuff usually does - it is all about education and a move away from all the stuff they market to us.....

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You should never wear shoes inside the house, and this is why

You should never wear shoes inside the house, and this is why | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The reasons are pretty gross.
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i am on board with this....    rarely do

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See Why Tile Is Being Used in More Rooms Than Ever

See Why Tile Is Being Used in More Rooms Than Ever | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Inventive options and durability make tile a good choice for your floors. Here’s how to get it installed
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only carpet in my home - in the bedrooms - IMO, worth it!

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These 28 Terrible Real Estate Photos Prove That Selling A House Is More Challenging Than You Think.

These 28 Terrible Real Estate Photos Prove That Selling A House Is More Challenging Than You Think. | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Some real estate photos just don't capture a space very well. And some maybe capture it a little too accurately.
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nightmares!

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Coming to America: High-end small appliances

Coming to America: High-end small appliances | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Because small fridges make good cities, and small ranges give you more storage.
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never understood how Europe (and many other areas around the globe) could get by with these little appliances....  maybe one day the lesson will be learned...

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Where a 15-Year Mortgage Beats a 30-Year One

Where a 15-Year Mortgage Beats a 30-Year One | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A 15-year mortgage is a smart choice for households in housing markets where price increases have been modest.
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15 or 30 - whatever works for you!  Another old fashioned idea - that works - make an extra mortgage payment every year! And there are still more ideas. Anyone want to share?


http://www.mysatexashomes.com/buyer-tips.html     #sanantonio   #homes    #buying

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8 Reasons to Warm Up With a Wood Plank Wall

8 Reasons to Warm Up With a Wood Plank Wall | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The accent finds a place in every room — adding focus, coziness, definition and more
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some amazing designs  and rooms from wood...

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5 Innovative Ideas From a Live-Work Space in a Converted Toy Factory

5 Innovative Ideas From a Live-Work Space in a Converted Toy Factory | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Driven by a tight budget, architects get creative in transforming a couple’s work-focused loft in downtown Los Angeles
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hmmm - converted toy factory sounds fun - but I have always thought about buying and renovating an old church - who knows....   there is a BIG lottery coming up :-)


more  http://www.mysatexashomes.com/home-decorating.html 

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Room of the Day: Green Walls Raise the Energy in This Living Room

Room of the Day: Green Walls Raise the Energy in This Living Room | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A vibrant paint color takes a pale yellow space to an upbeat place
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color can knock it out of the park....   check these out....


more ideas   http://www.mysatexashomes.com/home-decorating.html 

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5 Savings for Home Owners in 2016

Making a few changes around the home can lead to big savings, and doesn't everyone resolve to save more in the new year? Here are a few ideas: Find More Savings Money Tips: Are You Saving Enough?
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Homeowner Alert - what do you think of these ideas?

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Experts predict more devastating Dubai skyscraper fires

Experts predict more devastating Dubai skyscraper fires | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Up to 70% of the towers in Dubai may have been built with a dangerous, flammable material inside their external paneling.
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this is frightening - and a good reason we should not complain about our regulatory agencies looking out for our safety....

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Houzz Tour: A Cool Contemporary Houseboat on the Seine

Houzz Tour: A Cool Contemporary Houseboat on the Seine | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
In France, a barge’s renovation creates a light, open-plan river home that channels a loft-like vibe
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seriously folks - to the best of my knowledge we do not have any houseboats in inventory....  just wanted to share this with you...  cool ideas

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You share your home with 100 kinds of bugs

You share your home with 100 kinds of bugs | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A new survey of 50 U.S. homes turned up 579 arthropod species, although most are harmless or even helpful.
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this sounds overly buggy....   

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What Kind of Roses Should You Grow?

What Kind of Roses Should You Grow? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Want to add the beauty of roses to your garden? Find out which ones, from old-fashioned to modern, are right for you
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a favorite (genetic - from my grandfather)

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SAN ANTONIO REAL ESTATE TODAY

SAN ANTONIO REAL ESTATE TODAY | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
SAN ANTONIO REAL ESTATE TODAY, by Al Cannistra: What's Going on in San Antonio Real Estate
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9 Tax Breaks Every First-Time Homebuyer Must Know -- The Motley Fool

9 Tax Breaks Every First-Time Homebuyer Must Know --  The Motley Fool | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
You could save thousands by knowing these tips.
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what ARE you waiting for?


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Cabinets 101: How to Choose Construction, Materials and Style

Cabinets 101: How to Choose Construction, Materials and Style | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Do you want custom, semicustom or stock cabinets? Frameless or framed construction? We review the options
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adding value to your home with the right materials

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What’s Your Neutral: Beige or Gray?

What’s Your Neutral: Beige or Gray? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A designer shares 10 tips for working with the neutral shade that works best for you
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which color would you choose?


more ideas  http://www.mysatexashomes.com/home-decorating.html 

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Why we're still waiting for the smart home revolution

Why we're still waiting for the smart home revolution | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Why we're still waiting for the smart home revolution
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we'll get there.....

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