Month: February 2018

Investing in a Home is an Investment in Your Future

Is buying a home a good investment? You’ve probably heard from the media, parents, older relatives, and, of course, real estate professionals that buying a home is a great investment that always helps to secure your future. You’re told buying a home is a good investment that will appreciate over time, and that it will …

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Advice for Single Homebuyers

Home-buying trends have changed over the last decade, and in today’s new market, more single homebuyers are entering the real estate market than ever before. And, single women have now outpaced single men as a percentage of homebuyers—a whopping 21 percent of all new home purchases are credited to single women. Single men and women …

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Valentine’s Day Traditions For the Whole Family

Because Valentine’s Day is all about love, it gives you the perfect opportunity to create more love in your family—not only between parent and child, but between siblings. Here are some simple ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day, to help everyone remember that even if you’re too busy, and maybe even too stressed you really adore …

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What You Need to Know about the Neighborhood

In the National Association of Realtors’ 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 64 % of buyers ranked quality of neighborhood as the most important consideration when selecting a place to live. While it’s just not possible to know everything there is to know about a neighborhood before you buy a home move in, a …

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Most Popular Eco-Friendly Flooring Solutions

There was a time when the term eco-friendly evoked images of bland, boring, and neutral colored materials. Thankfully, that is not the case anymore. As more designers seek out eco-friendly materials for an environmentally aware clientele, manufacturers have given the design world many beautiful options. 1. Cork Cork is relatively new to the flooring world. …

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Your Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

Financial responsibility is usually first on your mind when buying and right after you’ve purchased a home, but there’s also time and labor required in the form of home maintenance. Keeping up with these tasks will keep you from future headaches and wasted money. As a new homeowner, it can seem intimidating or totally overwhelming—but, …

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Energy Efficient Home Improvement Projects

Commonly heard and read about energy-saving advice: Buy only Energy Star-rated appliances, replace incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent twists or LEDs, and choose the cheapest electric provider. But there are many other low-cost, energy-saving strategies that can escape homeowners’ attention. About 35 percent of heating and cooling is lost through the roof, according to energy …

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