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3 Questions to ask When Looking for your New HVAC Unit

Posted on: October 11, 2018 by in Blog
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If you subscribe to the belief that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it’s the middle of winter or the dog days of summer, your home’s HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort, so if you’re in the market for a new system, here are three questions you should ask before purchasing your new system. Is the unit the right size for your home? In the world of HVAC units, size matters and bigger isn’t always Continue Reading ...

3 Reasons Fall is a Great Time for Roofing

Posted on: October 4, 2018 by in Blog
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Cool breezes and falling leaves are around the corner, and for many parts of the country those telltale signs of fall signal the best possible season for roofing. So what makes fall a great time for roof repairs or a full replacement? 1. Perfect weather The same perfectly cool weather that makes fall a favorite time of year for camping and outdoor activities also makes it a great time for roofing — and not just because it’s more comfortable for the roofer. Asphalt shingles, the most Continue Reading ...

4 Elements of a Customized Bathroom

Posted on: September 27, 2018 by in Blog
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The kitchen may be the heart of your home, but don't underestimate the importance of your bathrooms. If you think about it, bathrooms are one of the most frequented spaces in the home. It's where you go to rejuvenate and get ready for the day. It's the place where you take the time to make yourself look and feel your best. A thoughtfully designed bathroom can start your day on a positive note and end it in a calm, relaxing and stress-free manner. With this in mind, good design becomes Continue Reading ...

4 Tips to Mitigate Home Improvement Costs

Posted on: September 20, 2018 by in Blog
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Construction material costs in 2018 are up about 10 percent compared to last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and some raw materials, like crude petroleum, are up nearly 50 percent. Labor is also getting more expensive as construction workers are in high demand due to the skilled labor shortage. So, as a homeowner getting ready to start a project, what can you do to mitigate these rising costs? 1. Don’t delay Building materials are projected to get even more Continue Reading ...

Going Green a Smart Real Estate Strategy That Adds Value

Posted on: September 13, 2018 by in Blog
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Real estate insight: Green home improvements boost value, shorten sale time Are you thinking of selling your house and want to know some of the best ways to boost your home's value, demand top dollar and potentially inspire a bidding war? Whether you're selling in a few months or a few years, there is one strategy that gets noticed in real estate markets across the United States: green home improvements. Green homes can sell faster and for more money than comparable houses without Continue Reading ...

Remake Your Bathroom with These Luxurious Hotel – Inspired Trends

Posted on: September 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Life can get hectic. While it is easy to become overwhelmed with busy schedules and everyday challenges, it is important to carve out personal time for relaxation and renewal. The practice of self-care and personal wellness is becoming a trend on the rise. To incorporate this trend into your daily routine, take a page from the luxury hotel playbook. Imagine what you would see, feel, smell and experience if you stepped into the bathroom of a five-star suite. Luxury bathrooms are designed to Continue Reading ...

What Does the Color of Your Home Reveal About You?

Posted on: August 29, 2018 by in Blog
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A home’s curb appeal leaves a powerful first impression. Yet, according to the recent poll conducted by Ply Gem Building Products, only half of the homeowners say their home’s exterior reflects their personality. This is an especially surprising statistic since 81 percent of Americans say the exterior of a home shapes their view of the homeowner. With countless material options and accents like shutters and trim, there are several ways to add color to your home. Replacing old siding with Continue Reading ...

Home Sweet Home? 6 Safety Tips When Moving with Kids

Posted on: August 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Moving to a new home can be an exciting undertaking, a fresh start that brings with it the potential for new friends, opportunities and experiences. For parents of young children, though, the process of adapting to a new home can be stressful. While you may have been proactive about averting safety hazards in your old house, a move to a new one calls for renewed awareness of anything that could potentially harm your kids. Unfortunately, the National Safety Council advises that more than a Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Use Technology to Simplify Your Home Buying Process

Posted on: August 16, 2018 by in Blog
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While spring is typically the busiest period in real estate, particularly for families looking to get into a new home before the school year starts, the fall months have become increasingly active for those who have more flexibility or are looking for a good deal. With increased competition in many cities around the country, finding ways to simplify the home buying process while saving money is top of mind for potential home buyers. Many consumers are seeking real estate brokerages that make Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter

Posted on: August 8, 2018 by in Blog
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4 Cold Weather Problems That Home Winterization Can Prevent When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car’s snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens at the store. We do these things to protect ourselves from the cold when we’re out and about. But what do you do to protect your house Continue Reading ...