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Tropical Style November 29, 2019

The Way to Grow Phacelia Tanacetifolia From Seed

Exceptionally attractive to bumblebees, Phacelia tanacetifolia flourishes in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 3 through 10, which makes it a good choice for Bay Area gardeners. The plant bears spiky purple blossoms that bloom along a stem. Phacelia tanacetifolia is…..

Tropical Style November 26, 2019

How to Grow Trailing White Lantana

If you want an attractive groundcover for your Northern California garden, look at tracking white lantana (Lantana montevidensis”Alba”). This perennial grows up to 2 feet tall and 6 feet wide, and produces white flower clusters, green to green leaves and…..

Eclectic Homes November 23, 2019

The Way to Tighten a Loose Ceiling Fan

The moving air created by ceiling fans can help make your house more energy-efficient in the summer and winter. Occasionally, the constant rotation of the fan blades may cause the fan to begin wobbling. This wobbling motion can loosen the…..

Eclectic Homes November 20, 2019

The Way to Install a Lamp Cord Switch

Most common kinds of lamps include a switch near the bulb socket, or they don’t have any change and are controlled by a wall switch after they are plugged . But certain kinds of lights, such as swag lamps, decorative…..

Fireplaces November 17, 2019

The Way to Insulate Basements

Unfinished basement walls lower the energy efficiency of your home, leading to cold drafts and reduced relaxation for your family. Missing or insufficient insulation also contributes to higher utility bills because of wasted energy, and may result in longer maintenance…..

Fireplaces November 13, 2019

Home Inspection Cleaning Checklist

Prepare for a house inspection in precisely the same way that you would prepare for a house showing, just with more diligence. Learn the particular areas included on a house inspection checklist that house inspectors inspect. Make sure that these…..

Eclectic Homes November 10, 2019

What Exactly Are FHA Inspection Criteria?

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is a federal government agency that establishes and improves federal home standards. One of the applications which the FHA developed to achieve this goal is a mortgage loan program, which provides government-assured mortgages for non-technical…..

Eclectic Homes November 7, 2019

FHA Refinance Loan Prerequisites

The Federal Housing Administration does not provide loans or refinance loans directly to borrowers. Instead, it covers the mortgages issued by approved lenders. Currently, the FHA covers 4.8 million single-family houses, which makes it the largest mortgage insurance companies from…..

Eclectic Homes November 3, 2019

Home Inspection to Termite Damage

If problems go untreated for years control can turn into a costly expenditure. Because symptoms generally appear invisible to the untrained eye, this happens. Once screened, an owner must request a professional who has training and utilizes chemicals and equipment…..