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stevecoleimages/iStockHow do you revive tiredhardwood floors or a piece of antique furniture? Answer: You stain 'emback to their former glory. There's no need to walk away from wooden decor just becauseit has faded to a dull shade of brown. You'll be shocked by how luxe your floor or furniture will look with an application of wood stain. We've got the complete guide you need to learn how to stain wood so that it matches the precise vision that you have in your mind. Best of all, no previous DIY experienceis required. All this tutorial will require from you is a few hours and a little elbow grease. Tools you'll need 120-grit sandpaper 220-grit sandpaper 3 natural-bristle paintbrushes A few rags Paint stirrers A prestain conditioner Stain in the color of your choice A clear, protective finish Step No. 1: Sand the wood Whether you're working ona piece of furniture or hardwood floors, start by sanding down the entire piece with 120-grit sandpaper until any previous finish an

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It's called the Sun City for a reason. If you're coming from somewhere less-than-sunny that might be reason enough to move to El Paso, but we've got a few more tips that might just sway you completely. It isn't all just cowboys and tacos in this city - though there Continue Reading The post The Pocket Guide to El Paso Newcomers appeared first on Unpakt Blog.

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As more and more entrepreneurs are looking for unique ways to raise the capital needed for their investments, crowdfunding has become more popular than ever before. View the full article: How Real Estate Investors Are Using Crowdfunding for Quick Cash on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Situated on the edge of the Rio Grande and just across the border from Chihuahua, Mexico, El Paso is a rich and fascinating monument to the meeting of two countries, two cultures, and magnificent desert landscape. The city has the past rife with conflict over borders, immigration, and the Civil Continue Reading The post 10 Ways to Travel to Another Century in El Paso, TX appeared first on Unpakt Blog.

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Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty ImagesFormer NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley bought aStudio City, CA,house for $2,645,000 in February. The 5,700-square-foot, five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home sits ona quarter-acre lot. There aren't enough adjectives to describe this 'Jewel in the Valley,' as it meets every single description ofa comfortable and elegant living style rolled into one, says listing agent Yosef Ben Elisha. The home's entrywayfeatures avaulted ceiling and chandelier. There's a powder room, wine cellar, and chef'skitchen with island. Outside, the property is lined with ficus trees and the backyard features a swimming pool, deck and lounge, cabana, and barbecue pit. This property is a showcase of class, elegance, comfort, solace, and celebration of life, says Elisha. KitchenCRISnet MLS Wiley went to school at Columbia, where he played tight end. He was drafted in 1997 by the Buffalo Bills, with whomhe spent four seasons. He went on to play for the San Diego Charge

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If you're struggling under the weight of debt, THIS is the story you need to read. Getting out of debt is possible-here's how one investor did it. View the full article: How I Went From $100,000 in Debt With No Job to Debt-Free in 5 Years on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Experienced landlords and property managers will tell you: Always run a credit check for tenants before extending a lease agreement! While credit reports have their limitations, the tenant's prior history is likely the best predictor of how well they'll meet future rent obligations. That said, according to TransUnion-1 of 3 major consumer credit bureaus-only half of landlords surveyed routinely run a tenant credit check before renting a unit. It's difficult to see why more of them don't check rental applicants' credit prior, since the cost of running a credit report is trivial next to the cost of a tenant who isn't paying their rent. Landlords can often get applicants to pay for the credit report through an application fee-so there's really no excuse. - What is a Tenant Credit Check? What Are the Limitations? The most important thing that a landlord will see on an applicant's credit report is any history of eviction, as well as records of outstanding debts owed to prior landlords and o

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Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesIn the mood to pop some tags? Record producer and DJRyan Lewis (who's had major hits recording with rapper Macklemore) has put his gorgeous mansionin Seattle up for sale. While the price has been reduced by $2 million, the property isn't exactlyasking thrift shop prices. It's now listed for$7,450,000. Lewis paid $3.3 million in 2014 for the four-bedroom, four-bath terraced property withstunning views of the Puget Sound. With a lot more than $20 in his pocket, he set torenovate the home with high-end touches, including Venetian plaster, gold-leaf ceilings, flamed granite, polished marble, and a state-of-the-art movie theater.There are very few plain white walls in the7,610-square-foot home. Views of Puget Soundrealtor.com Great room with gold-leaf ceilingrealtor.com Libraryrealtor.com Lewis even added a whiskey bar rumored to have been built entirely from reclaimed wood from the actual Temple of Doom from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' according to

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Want to build a successful real estate business? You NEED to be able to quickly analyze properties. Learn EXACTLY how in this 3,000+ word guide! View the full article: The Ultimate Guide to Quickly Estimating a Property's ARV (After Repair Value) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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How much does it cost to hire movers? Find out below. You are about to move to another home and you don't know what to expect in terms of pricing? This can be really frustrating because when you are unsure about the cost to hire professional movers, then you won't be able to set up your moving budget accordingly. Even worse, you don't even know if the money you have saved up will be sufficient to cover the inevitable moving expenses. There are just too many unanswered questions in your head that won't let you focus on the myriad of moving tasks ahead of you. How much does it cost to hire movers? What is cheap and what is expensive? What is normal for professional movers? You do need a good comparison base in order to know what your viable options are when seeking professional moving assistance. Finding and hiring reputable professional movers is not an easy task most of the moving companies provide free moving quotes, but what does the final amount tell us? Understand how the moving

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