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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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What to consider when choosing flooring for your home

The right floors are functional, stylish, and bring a space together. Choosing the right flooring, however, is often more complicated than just picking the best-looking product. Durability, use, moisture, cost, and more should all be taken into consideration when selecting new flooring. From tile and wood, to carpet and concrete, considering these six topics when […]

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What a homeowner needs to know about foreclosure

Learn more about why it’s important for homeowners to understand what foreclosure is and how it can affect them! Difficult financial situations don’t automatically lead to foreclosure. Whether you have mounting medical bills, lost your job, or have other financial difficulties, it may be possible to avoid foreclosure. Take proactive steps to speak with your […]

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Smart strategies for bathroom remodeling

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house – yet often receives the least attention. While bathroom remodels can be a budgetary nightmare, it is possible to update your bathroom to meet your personal style while adding lasting value to your home. The “Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF […]

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How to choose the right lighting for different rooms in your home

Choosing lighting might seem easy, but it can have a major effect in our homes – as well as on our health and happiness. Apart from illuminating a space, lighting impacts everything from our sleep cycles to brain power and concentration. Likewise, light fixtures can impact the design, flow, and feel of a space. Whether […]

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Best time of the year to buy items for your home

Whether it is purchasing a new sofa, shopping for a new car, or upgrading to a new TV, many of us have goals regarding things we want to buy for our homes. If you can avoid making an immediate purchase, however, it is possible to save money by planning sales in advance. Waiting until the […]

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What to do when there are problems in your rental

What to do when there are problems in your rental Leaky sinks, appliances that stop working, a mouse in the kitchen, or broken light fixtures are just a few of the myriad of things that can go wrong in our homes. While homeowners have the ability to fix these problems themselves, renters are at the […]

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