Fresh Design Ideas for Your Laundry Room

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If you ask a homeowner what they’d like to improve about their property, most will say they’d like to add a utility room. The grim reality of many homes is an overflowing laundry basket in the kichen, assorted linen drying on the radiators, and unmatched socks in random places.  Squeezing a utility area into your […]

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How to Achieve Maximum Coziness in the Winter

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Gray skies don’t have to mean an unpleasant indoor life. As winter continues on, you may wish you could hibernate until spring- but there’s joy to be found in the quieter months of the year. If you’d like a more satisfying way to spend a chilly evening than binge-watching your favorite TV streaming service, check […]

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How to Declutter Your Closet

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Have you been staring at that tangle of t-shirts or pile of old papers for what feels like years? Streamlining your wardrobe is a great way to enhance your living space and bring forward the items you’ve been meaning to wear for ages. It may not even take long to make these changes. Here’s how […]

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Choosing the Right Fence

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Whether you crave more privacy in your outdoor space, need to block chilly wind, mask a street view or secure your pool, installing a new fence can require quite a bit of research and planning to make sure it’s exactly what you need.  Here’s the need-to-know info on choosing the right fence for your space […]

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How to be a Great Neighbor

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In order to live in a great neighborhood, and enjoy the comforts that come with being part of a tight knit community, you have to be a good neighbor yourself. There’s no shortage of examples of bad neighbors in popular culture (think Homer Simpson), but what does it mean to be a genuinely good neighbor? […]

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Choosing the Perfect Bed

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Most people spend a third of their lives in bed, which means it’s crucial that you spend a good amount of time picking the right one. Having a poor bed can lead to bad backs, sore muscles and lost sleep, but having a better night’s sleep in a better bed can add up to a […]

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How to Build a Wine Cellar

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Many wine collectors and homeowners dream of building a wine cellar in their homes. After all, what better way is there to increase the value of your home and show off your collection to your friends?   Before launching ahead, be sure to plan out your project and follow some basic rules. Before you know it, […]

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Popular Driveway Types For your Home

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Putting aside their intended purpose, there’s no reason why your driveway shouldn’t be aesthetically pleasing- if done right. What many people fail to consider is the vast amount of driveways that can be applied to the home.  Depending on your budget, aesthetic preferences, and climate, you’ll want to review all viable options. Here are a […]

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Choosing The Right Furniture For Your Home

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While choosing furniture for your home is exciting, it can also be stressful. Our homes are our places of refuge and we take pride in how they look. If you’re caught in the Pinterest scrolling death-spiral, you’re not alone.  Here’s the good news: there’s no wrong way to design a home, and direction helps. Here […]

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Must-Know Outdoor Lighting Tips

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Not all outdoor lighting is created the same, and it requires more than simply putting up a wall light and calling it a day. To properly create ambience, your focus should be on choosing the right type of lighting fixture.  Here are a few tips for making your outdoor lighting bring out the best of […]

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How to Organize Your Garage

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While many of us have the best intentions for keeping common spaces in our homes clean and organized, busy schedules can kep us from staying on top of making these places accessible. Garages seem to fall victim to this tendency more than any other space in the home. If your garage is in need of […]

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Finding a Reliable Home Contractor

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For most homeowners, the hardest part of any home renovation project isn’t the work itself- it’s finding a competent, reliable contractor to do the job. Even with a good contractor, renovation can be stressful, expensive and involve unpleasant surprises. Choosing the right contractor can make the difference between a successful renovation and a disaster. Here […]

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5 Ways to Get Your Home Guest-Ready

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Hosting a gathering can be a ton of fun, but perhaps a bit stressful. You want your home to look its best, but now’s not the time for major updates. You’re likely busy enough getting ready for the event. As you’re preparing for a gathering in your house, you’ll likely be busy enough just getting […]

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Saving Money on Winter Heating Bills

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Unless you do something to reduce your heating bills, rising energy costs are sure to make this an expensive winter. While you don’t want to have to suffer through a cold winter without any comfort in your home, breaking the bank shouldn’t be your only alternative. Here are some tips to saving money on winter […]

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How to Decorate Your Home for Winter

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Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, winter is great for seasonal decor. During the coldest season of the year, it helps to have brightened surroundings and a new sense of excitement in the home.  While many people avoid winter decor due to the cost or labor involved, there are a ton of options for bolstering […]

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Identifying a Good School

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You’re thinking of moving to a new town, and your kids are still in school. Do you want to risk moving before finding out that the school system is sub-par, or do your due diligence beforehand?  It can be difficult to identify what makes for a strong public or private school system, but these indicators […]

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Hosting a Stress-Free Housewarming Party

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What good is a stunning new home if nobody sees it? Throwing a housewarming party to show off your new digs is a great way to reconnect with old friends and break bread with new neighbors, but it can be stressful to many would-be hosts.  If you’re committed to hosting a housewarming party, here are […]

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Tips to Save for a House

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For most Americans, buying their primary residence is the largest purchase they’ll ever make. Most mortgages require you to put some money down, and that’s not the only thing you should save for: consider closing costs, property taxes, and ongoing repairs and maintenance. That’s a lot to take on! It makes sense to take a […]

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How to Pick a Safe Neighborhood

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Buying a new home is one of the biggest investments you can make in your lifetime, so it’s important to choose the right neighborhood. Nothing affects the value and enjoyment of your home as much as the surrounding area. If your neighborhood is downright unsafe, your family may have difficulty selling the home without suffering […]

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How to Pick a Public Park

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The best public parks provide calm, escape, and a chance to recover with friends and family or by yourself. You can take a deep breath of clean air, read for hours, play wiffle ball, sit on a bench- you name it.  If you’ve moved to a new area and aren’t sure of which nearby parks […]

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Important Features of a Backyard Playground

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It’s no surprise that spending time outside provides a significant benefit to children. Countless studies have demonstrated the myriad boosts that outdoor time can provide to your child’s physical and mental health. The key, however, is to ensure your kids are able to do so in a safe way- including the playground.  Here are a […]

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Selling a House During Winter Holidays

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While winter isn’t the peak real estate season, winter home sales are becoming more common. It can be a challenge to sell during the season, but with some helpful strategies and expert tips, you can find a great buyer for your home any time of year. Motivated Buyers While more buyers are generally looking in […]

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Kitchen Upgrades to Avoid

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There’s a reason people say that the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you’re not a fan of cooking, it’s likely the room where you gather with family and friends. It might also serve as your home office, and having a kitchen that’s functional and appealing is probably high on your priority […]

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How to Work With a Real Estate Agent

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As a real estate agent, I love working with people and helping them to achieve their goals. There’s truly nothing like taking part in the process that helps someone find the home of their dreams or make the sale they’ve wanted.  To ensure your experience with a real estate agent is as positive as mine […]

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Top Real Estate Tech Trends in 2020

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If there’s any sector that’s changing more rapidly than real estate, it’s technology. These two dynamic spaces are frequently shifting in focus and impact, and it can be tough to keep up with the changes.  If you’re involved in real estate, whether it’s as an investor, homeowner, or renter, you’ll want to know the disruptions […]

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