How to Create The Perfect, Four-season Outdoor Living Space

Posted on: October 29, 2018 by in Blog
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Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on your budget and how you plan to use the space. Here are some ideas for must-have elements in your perfect outdoor living space that will allow you to enjoy your backyard in Continue Reading ...

Prevent These 4 Winter Home Problems Now

Posted on: October 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Prevent these 4 winter home problems

  4 Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter 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. But what do you do to protect your house against the hazards of winter? If you don't take time for maintenance and winterization now, you can end up Continue Reading ...

Integrate Home Accessories for Added Luxury

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Accessories bring a sense of purpose into a space. With thoughtful selection, can transform a room into an elevated experience. When used creatively and in unexpected ways, they add the perfect finishing touch to a space. And can transform the overall aesthetic and design. From hardware to purposefully placed décor, integrate accessories artfully and functionally to achieve beauty and balance for an even more luxurious space. A balanced perspective Assess the space and identify Continue Reading ...

Rats! How These Rodents Can Ruin Your Day

Posted on: October 8, 2018 by in Blog
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tips to prevent a rat infestation in your home

Say you’ve just gotten home after a long day. All you want to do is put your feet up, but you notice what looks like rodent droppings on the floor, find evidence of something having nibbled at the food in your kitchen and … what is that scrabbling sound coming from inside your walls? You may feel like panicking at the thought of rats in your home, but a little knowledge about these rodents can go a long way toward preparing you for what to do in the event of an infestation. The experts at Continue Reading ...

8 Home Security Hacks Recommended by Police

Posted on: October 1, 2018 by in Blog
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8 tips from a police home safety evaluation

Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe. Read on for eight simple home security hacks from a recent home safety evaluation conducted by a police officer. 1. Change the locks When was the last time you changed the locks? How many previous owners have there Continue Reading ...

Take a Second Look at your Homebuying Options

Posted on: September 24, 2018 by in Blog
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Qualifying for a mortgage

  Qualifying for a mortgage might be easier than you think. Buying a home is an exciting process, but for many people, it can also seem out of reach. While many renters would like to buy, there are several factors that may lead potential homebuyers to believe they may not be ready. These include credit score requirements, income, and debt levels, and the common myth that a 20 percent down payment is needed. Here is some good news: Qualifying for a mortgage may not be so far out of Continue Reading ...

3 Questions to ask When Looking for your New HVAC Unit

Posted on: September 17, 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 ...

6 Luxury Hotel Concepts to Incorporate in Your Bathroom

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Remake your bathroom with these luxurious hotel-inspired trends 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 Continue Reading ...

5 Green Improvements for a Fast Home Sale

Posted on: September 5, 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 ...

3 Reasons Fall is a Great Time for Roofing

Posted on: August 27, 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 Continue Reading ...