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Are You A Veteran Interested In Owning A Home? Apply For A VA Loan

Allison Plank : September 15, 2017 6:32 pm : Benefits of va loan vs conventional, Tx vet loan, Veterans home loan rates texas

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Owning a home can seem like an impossibility at times. Not only do you need to find an ideal location, you also have to consider applying for a loan and figuring out your mortgage. If you’re a veteran thinking of buying a house in the near future, a VA loan may be exactly what you’re looking for. These are designed to help veterans get back on their feet after falling off the proverbial homeownership ball, with the state of Texas leading the charge in the most amount of veterans loans provided.


Explore your options below and see whether or not a VA loan can help turn your dreams into reality.


There are over one million veterans residing in the state of Texas. This has caused multiple initiatives to spring forth in order to better accommodate a growing population in need of options. more »

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3 Reasons to Consider Upgrading or Renovating Your Yard

Allison Plank : September 14, 2017 1:16 am : Fencing, Landscaping ideas

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Have you considered making a garden in your yard as a new hobby? Maybe you just want to start taking care of your lawn in general. There are plenty of reasons why getting outdoors, improving your lawn by landscaping, and making a hobby out of spending time in the yard can be beneficial. Not only will you enjoy your time spent outside but also you can improve your home if you?re selling and save money by making your units more efficient.

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Interior Decorating, Your House, and All That Matters

Allison Plank : September 4, 2017 2:59 pm : Dining room furniture, Regency sofa

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The industry of interior decorating is one of great value in not just the United States but also across the globe. Many people wonder, where to buy contemporary furniture? Or where to buy modern lighting? Interior decorating is not something everyone is well versed in and for some, it can be very difficult to even know what they want out of their house.


Understand that only 20% of all Americans consider themselves to be happy with the interior decorating within their house. So this is just an indication of how some people never fully make themselves happy with their interior decorating. This industry is so popular that items like couches and other furnishing items boosted furniture store sales to $106.78 billion in the year 2015 in just the United States alone.


People spend their entire colleg more »

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Recognizing The 7 Stages Of Dementia And How To Help Your Loved One

Allison Plank : August 29, 2017 5:54 pm : Alzheimer care orland, Assisted living apartments, Dementia long term care facilities

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Caring for a loved one can be a challenge under even the most ideal circumstances. But if you suspect that your loved one is experiencing memory issues, it can be difficult to manage your own emotions in addition to what their condition requires. That’s why so many caregivers will seek out help with Alzheimers care from at-home nurses or Alzheimers care facilities. But before you get to that point, it may be helpful to know the signs that can help you with early detection of dementia, as well as the different dementia stages that exist. If any of the more advanced stages of dementia sound familiar, contact your loved one’s doctor right away.

The Seven Stages of Dementia

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Important Rooms to Focus on When Choosing a Home

Allison Plank : August 27, 2017 8:23 am : Home builders tampa, Homes tampa, Homes tampa florida

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Many home owners are choosing plan specific homes. One fun aspect of choosing a new home is customizing the rooms you will be living in. Working with a plan specific homebuilder allows you to work with a wide range of design options. It never hurts to be prepared for a meeting with a home builder by knowing what you’re looking for. Choosing your customization options early can help ensure your home is ready to move in sooner. In this post, you?ll learn about popular design ideas when working with a plan specific homebuilder.

Creating the Perfect Kitchen

One of the most important rooms for entertaining is the kitchen. Many new homeowners feel customizing a new kitchen is important. One study found that nearly 69 of homeowners were willing to pay a higher cost for new kitchen appliances. Another po more »

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Three Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Looking New

Allison Plank : August 24, 2017 7:36 am : Buying a new home, Planned communities, Real estate market for a new home

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It’s a great feeling to be able to own a home. Over time, almost anyone can start to feel a little too at home in their residence. In 2015, statistics reported that 30% of people wanted to purchase a home to have something of their own. It makes sense to do all you can to ensure your new home continues to look that way. In this post, you will learn three ways to keep your new home looking brand new.

  • Sort Mail the Moment it Arrives


    Homes across the nation are flooded with endless amounts of mail. Buying a new home will keep you safe from mailing up for the near future. Eventually, you are likely to find that you’ve got mail in more »
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What Do A Safe Walking Experience And An Energy-Efficient HVAC System Have In Common?

Allison Plank : August 14, 2017 11:18 pm : Multiple bedrooms, New home builders orlando, Vacation homes

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Let’s be real here. Searching for homes can be a daunting process. There seem to be a million homes for sale at any given point in time, which should make things easier…but that’s before you factor in location, costs, moving expenditures, job transitions and even where your kids are going to play during the weekend. How can you make the housing experience less stressful while still putting in the required work to make it work? Whether you’re a new home buyer or an experienced veteran, there’s a community just waiting for you somewhere out there.


All you have to do is get yourself back to the basics to steer you in the right path.


We can start off this simple list with the state of the industr more »

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Find Out Whether You Qualify for a VA Home Loan

Allison Plank : August 13, 2017 8:10 pm : Loan program, Texas va home loan rates, Tx va home loan rates

Va loan lenders

Are you planning to purchase a home in the near future? Then you are probably interested in learning more information about veterans loans. Over the past decades, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan program has assisted over 22 million veterans with purchasing their first or subsequent home.


During 2015, veterans that were in the market to purchase their first homes received 134,808 loans. Within the same year, veterans that were previous homeowners received 187,307 home loans. In 2016, the VA guaranteed a total of 707,107 home loans to veterans throughout the United States.


There are a variety of benefits to obtaining a more »

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Are You Planning a Garden for Next Summer?

Allison Plank : August 8, 2017 7:29 pm : Garden nurseries, Landscaping and design company

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To say that the process of having a successful garden was a process would be an understatement. In fact, you have spent some significant time trying to help your now 16 year old daughter successfully produce a garden. The first year her grandfather gave her some tomato plants that he had started in his green house during the winter and spring. Those plants were productive, but the family two week vacation took their tool.

The next summer your daughter convinced your husband to build her a raised garden in the back yard. The fact that you had recently paid to remove a large tree meant that you had one corner of space that was perfect for the raised bed, so your husband agreed. Nearly five hours one weekend and as much as $120 invested, your husband completed the project.

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5 Signs It’s Time for a New Door Installation

Allison Plank : August 8, 2017 12:59 am : How to replace a roof, Roof repair, Siding installation

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Many of us don’t consider the doors in our homes very often. Yet, they play an essential role in our everyday lives. Doors provide the ability to create privacy when necessary and walkways when convenient. So, if doors are so important, it also makes sense that they should be properly maintained. When the doors in your home begin to show signs of age, however, it may be time to replace them with a new door installation.

When considering if you should replace your door, it’s important to understand that an average front door replacement provides nearly a 100% return on investment! This means that homeowners looking to sell their house in the coming years should consider this option. And f you’re unsure what signs you should look for, check out this guide explaining the top indicators th more »

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About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

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