What to look for when choosing a new neighborhood

Real estate is all about location, location, location. While some buyers focus on square footage, kitchen appliances, or numbers of bedrooms, the neighborhood can affect everything from shopping and commute times to resale value and school districts. Whether you’re looking for a new house in your existing city or moving to an entirely new area, […]

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Materials to avoid using in a home remodel

As builders and homeowners alike become more environmentally conscious, avoiding toxic building materials becomes a priority. In addition to lowering a home’s environmental impact, choosing green materials can also help reduce indoor air pollution. “Chemicals get airborne and worsen respiratory symptoms,” says Dr. Alex Martinez of Lake Austin Asthma and Allergy Associates in Austin, Texas. […]

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Drought-inspired ideas for your yard

California might be going through an “exceptional drought” according to NOAA’s Drought Monitor, but more than 30 U.S. states currently have some level of drought. For many homeowners in states that are affected by the drought, switching from all grass to a yard that helps conserve water becomes a priority. Having a drought-friendly yard doesn’t […]

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How to write listing descriptions that help sell your home

  For about half of all home buyers, their house hunting journey begins online. Engaging, accurate descriptions can draw buyers in, but boring or wordy ones can leave them unimpressed – and clicking on to the next listing. The following number of  tips can help you write listing descriptions that will help sell your home. […]

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