10 Tips for Making Your New House Smart

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Whether you want automatic doors and windows or color-changing lights that can be controlled by your phone, turning your home into a technologically advanced smart home can be an intimidating venture. Today’s market contains hundreds, if not thousands, of internet-connected devices that can all be controlled by separate means. Smartphones, touch sensors, and voice activation Read More

Repainting a Room? The Lighter, the Better

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A fresh coat of paint is an upgrade well worth the effort. Your best bet for color…the lighter, the better. Deep, saturated shades have been popular for years, but the palette that’s in vogue right now is just the opposite. Interior designers and colorists are favoring lighter hues, including off-whites, that just tease the eye with Read More

5 Home Upgrades to Make This Fall

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Fall is the perfect time of year to tackle home improvement projects, especially those that enhance existing features or add new functions to your home. This season, consider making cost-conscious upgrades, such as: 1. Revitalizing worn woodwork – Nothing ages a home’s appearance faster than tired, weathered woodwork on the front porch or back deck. Apply Read More

Replacing the Roof? Add This Energy-Efficient Feature

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Did you know a roof replacement can return nearly three-quarters of its cost when the home is sold? Homeowners can reap even more benefits by completing other roof work simultaneously, say the experts at VeluxUSA.com. If you’re planning to reroof your home, consider installing new — or replacing existing — skylights. This energy-efficient measure can Read More

Making a List and Checking It Twice – Top Features Today’s Buyers Want

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By Paige Tepping For today’s buyers, finding that perfect home goes way beyond locating the ideal neighborhood that’s a stone’s throw from the office. With must-have lists that can range anywhere from a few items to those that are more than a mile long, real estate professionals certainly have their work cut out for them Read More