Keep Your Home Safe Without Compromising Style

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Home accidents cause nearly 13 million injuries a year. Some simple updates to your home can help you avoid these accidents, as well as give your rooms a facelift. People often think that home improvement projects mean a complete overhaul of a room, but there are dozens of smaller updates that people can DIY that can Read More

What Millennial Homebuyers Want in a Garage

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Millennials are the largest generation shaking the housing market, according to research by the National Association of REALTORS. Despite this great news, when compared with the generations that came before them, millennials remain delayed in purchasing their first home. One aspect of homes millennials are particularly interested in is technology. From smart appliances to easy Read More

7 Considerations for Surviving the Holidays

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The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many different reasons. Here are seven considerations that could alleviate the pressure. 1. If money is tight, set a realistic budget. If you know in your gut that you can’t afford a gift, don’t buy it! Take steps to manage expectations in advance. Let people Read More

Tips for Buying a New Furnace

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Whether you’re snagging a new furnace for your just-purchased home, or replacing your old clunker with an updated option, below are top tips for those looking into a new furnace for their home Size matters – One of the most important factors when buying a furnace is to have a professional installer examine the size of the Read More

4 Reasons to Improve Your Home This Fall

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For nearly 74 million homeowners, a new fall tradition has emerged: home improvement. According to a recent Metrostudy Residential Remodeling Index, several factors point to a rise in home improvement projects this season. Energy-Efficiency — With colder weather on the horizon, homeowners shudder at the thought of higher heating costs. They upgrade windows, layer in Read More

5 Things to Look for in a Neighborhood, No Matter Where You Move

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Since relocating is such a major undertaking, it’s vital to thoroughly research your options. This is especially essential regarding an overseas move. Here are five things to assess in a prospective neighborhood to ensure you’ll feel at home, no matter whether your new home is here or abroad. 1. Transportation One consideration is how you’ll Read More

Keep or Shred? A Post-Closing Document Checklist

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The transaction has closed! The sellers are eager to get on with their move. The buyers want to start unpacking. But when the handshakes are over, everyone will leave with a daunting stack of paperwork. How much of it needs to be retained, and what role should the agent play in ensuring the right documents Read More

At Home: 8 Energy-Saving Tips

Energy costs account for a considerable amount of every homeowner’s budget. According to the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), the average annual utility costs are $2,200. Trimming that expense, even by a few dollars, can save hundreds each year—and save the environment from the effects of excess consumption. Start saving energy at home with these Read More

Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

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Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. Are you spending extra money unnecessarily on the upkeep of your home? Here are 10 of the most expensive mistakes you could be making. 1. Using Traditional Light bulbs If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of money Read More