Mary Ann Jones' Blog

Posted on 05/01/2022
Dwelling coverage explained
Dwelling coverage is a crucial part of every standard homeowners insurance policy. Dwelling coverage can help you in the event the physical structure of your home incurs serious damage. However, it’s important to understand what types of damage are covered. Here is a basic guide to the types of damage covered by your dwelling insurance: Why you need...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
SWEDESBORO, NJ Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2022
Click here to view SWEDESBORO, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
DIY: How to Build a Decorative Barn Door
This may sound counterintuitive, but some of the most eye-catching barn-style accent doors rank among the easiest DIY home improvement projects. And a few insider tips might help push the project along. For example, people who do not work in the construction trades rarely realize that many 10-inch wide boards run closer to 9.25 inches. That insider tip...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
3 Ideas for Upcycled Room Dividers
You can add style and charm to any room while also providing useful functionality. One excellent way to accomplish this is by dividing a larger space in creative ways. If you've been thinking about ways to divide a room without costly materials and renovations, here are some clever ideas for upcycled room dividers. Salvaged Window Divider Hanging a...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Make your own bedroom decor with these DIY furniture projects
Whether you’re a crafting enthusiast or simply want to save some money on home decor, DIY furniture projects are a great place to start. With so many DIY projects on the table, it can be difficult figuring out if you should start with the coffee table or the DIY wooden bench. Don’t fret. Here are a few DIY...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Add Life to Your Yard with These Garden Decor Items
Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, and as such many people find that they spend a lot of time in their yards. Whether you have acres of property and an expansive kitchen garden or you have a small but charming cement patio outside of your terrace level apartment, you can spruce up your yard...
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Posted on 03/30/2022
SWEDESBORO, NJ Real Estate Market Update 3/30/2022
Click here to view SWEDESBORO, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
How to Grow Areca Palms Indoors
Areca palms are a common sight in outdoor spaces but also make great houseplants. They're easy to care for and can grow in your home in practically any climate as long as they get the proper care. Here are the basics of growing areca palms indoors: Lighting Needs One of the areca palm's most popular characteristics is its...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Fireplaces: Quick safety tips for using your fireplace
Chilly fall and winter nights are a great time to use your fireplace, but it's important to do so safely. Fireplaces can be hazardous regarding house fires, burns, carbon monoxide leaks and other dangers. Before using your fireplace, make sure you're familiar with the following safety tips. Schedule a cleaning and inspection Your fireplace should be cleaned and...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
3 Times to take out a home equity loan
Home equity loans are term loans that are taken out against the value of your home already paid or the amount of the home owned. For example, homeowners who have paid 25% of their full outstanding loan balance, say $50,000 of a $200,000 mortgage, have that much equity in their home or how much of their home they...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
The best feng shui plants for good luck at home
Feng shui principles have long been included in interior design to promote the best possible flow of energy in a space. While feng shui applies to furniture placement and layouts, there are also feng shui plants. Some plants are considered especially beneficial because they're thought to bring good fortune to your home. If you're interested in adding feng...
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