Infuse Life Into The Bath For A Spa-like Oasis

Posted on: January 1, 2018 by in Blog
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Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury bath design for a serene sense of calm. Neutral calm Light colors such as cool grays and muted blues evoke Continue Reading ...

The New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep: A More Eco-Friendly Home

Posted on: December 13, 2017 by in Blog
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New Year's Resolution A More Eco-Friendly Home

Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term benefits? This year, resolve to make your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. “The upgrades needed to make a house eco-friendlier can be accomplished in a Continue Reading ...

6 Fast Fixes for a Fresh, Cozy Home

Posted on: December 6, 2017 by in Blog
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6 fast fixes to a fresh home As temperatures drop, you and your family will be spending more time living indoors — working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. More time indoors means it's more important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust, and allergens. Plus, taking a few simple steps to prepare your home for winter weather will ensure your home is comfortable and efficient, too. Tackle these key areas now so your home will feel fresh and cozy Continue Reading ...

Top Trends for the 2018 Housing Market Identified

Posted on: December 2, 2017 by in Blog
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2018 Housing Market Identified for homebuyers

In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and the low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active. Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different, identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers, and agents to navigate the upcoming market and secure the best long-term solution for themselves or their Continue Reading ...

3 Important Areas to Focus on When Winterizing Your Home

Posted on: November 27, 2017 by in Blog
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From the holidays to cold-weather fun like ice skating and skiing, winter promises its share of good times. Preparing your home for winter’s weather extremes can help ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment out of the season while protecting your home’s vital systems and indoor comfort. “Winter weather can take a toll on homes, so it’s important to take steps to protect systems like HVAC and plumbing before cold weather arrives,” says Emily Lewicki, brand manager with Luxaire(R). Continue Reading ...

7 Projects to Help Your Home Weather the Winter Safely and Efficiently

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in Blog
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If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently. “Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of snow, ice and harsh temperatures, but it’s also an opportunity to boost Continue Reading ...

The Savvy Homeowner’s 5-Point Outdoor Winterization Checklist

Posted on: November 13, 2017 by in Blog
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As temperatures drop, you're reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it's important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings. This five-point checklist will help safeguard your home against winter's woes for another year. For additional winterization ideas and detailed project plans, visit Real Cedar.com. Inspect windows Inspect each window from the outside to see if any gaps or cracks Continue Reading ...

4 Reasons Why a Real Estate Franchise Might Be the Career Move for You

Posted on: November 6, 2017 by in Blog
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Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration. Franchise operations come in many forms, from chain restaurants and Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Insight: 5 Tips to Redesign With Kids Safety in Mind

Posted on: October 24, 2017 by in Blog
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Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things to keep in mind to create a stunning yet safe space for your family: Window coverings Corded window coverings are a Top 5 Hidden Hazard in American homes, Continue Reading ...

Two Roof Areas You Can’t Afford to Overlook This Season

Posted on: October 16, 2017 by in Blog
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As summer gives way to change colors and colder nights, now is an ideal time to tackle the necessary home maintenance projects that get put off during those sun-filled months – especially when it comes to one of the most protective and necessary aspects of any home, the roof. Cold weather can aggravate a roof and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement cost at over Continue Reading ...