Month: October 2019

What Is the Significance of a Mortgage Reset?

What Is the Significance of a Mortgage Reset?

If you have a fixed-rate mortgage, then you'll never need to manage a mortgage reset. If you have a flexible loan, then reset is its name. A mortgage reset will be the point in time at. It’s crucial to understand when and how your loan will reset, the speed formulation and what caps apply. Timing …

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Great Design Plant: Aromatic Aster Keeps on Blooming

Great Design Plant: Aromatic Aster Keeps on Blooming

I have at least a dozen species of aster in my backyard, from color lovers to sunshine lovers, drought tolerators and rain garden mainstays. However, in my top three is fragrant aster, since it grows in even the worst dirt and blooms and blooms and blooms — even after many frosts. The beneficial insects appreciate …

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Glistening, Industrial Outdoor and Inside

Glistening, Industrial Outdoor and Inside

Recently I wrote about a house where the architect was also the programmer. How about a situation in which the architect and builder are just one and the same? Such is the case with this Martinek House, also called the Pivot-Slide House, so called because of the glass doors that pivot and slip open to …

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Graphic Patterns Snazz Up a Living-Dining Space Near Sydney

Graphic Patterns Snazz Up a Living-Dining Space Near Sydney

The owners of the house in Sydney’s Turramurra suburb wished to warm the interior’s sharp lines, so that they switched to designers Adam Scougall and Ben Napier for help adding more character to numerous chambers, such as this combined living and dining area. Adam Scougall Adam Scougall The team started with a fresh color palette …

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A World Tour of Compact Kitchens

A World Tour of Compact Kitchens

I love having a small kitchen. Some people might cringe at having only 25 square feet to work with, but it gives me freedom. A smaller kitchen generates a more intimate atmosphere for cooking and serving with friends and family. It helps me to peel down. On top of that, I will give my whole …

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Field Trip: Collect Ideas on a DIY Garden Tour

Field Trip: Collect Ideas on a DIY Garden Tour

Nothing beats taking a garden tour for education and inspiration. I’m lucky enough to reside in a place with several yearly garden tours, but for one reason or another, I’ve never been in a position to make even one of them. This year the time eventually worked out for me to attend one in a …

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