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Having a Party? Prep the Plumbing

If you’re getting ready to host a house full of people, you’re likely focusing on a zillion details, from food to home staging, music and more. But have you thought about your pipes? Here are some recommendations for party hosts and guests to help avoid common plumbing mishaps and help ensure everyone has a great time…   Be mindful of... (more)

4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm

4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm Homeowners are often looking for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Bamboo has been marketed as something of a panacea—a kind of wonder wood that checks all the boxes. Designers, contractors and consumers have all taken... (more)

Tips for Prioritizing Your Fall Maintenance Projects

No matter what part of the country your home is in, the coming of fall signals an opportunity to do whatever necessary or voluntary projects need to be done ahead of winter weather, the coming holiday season, and the New Year. Have you been putting off re-staining or sealing your deck? Take advantage of the remaining warm, dry weather to clean and seal or stain... (more)

Just Bought a Home? Here's What Not to Do

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, putting you on the path to a smart financial future. There are certain traps you can fall into as a new homeowner, however, that can put your financial well-being at risk. Avoid doing the following too soon: Remodeling. Unless there’s something in need of serious repair, hold off on any remodeling projects. This... (more)

5 Tips for Deck Design

5 Tips for Deck Design Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help make your dream deck a reality. Lay a Solid Foundation Don’t... (more)

58 Beacon Street, Arlington

Located on a quiet side street in one of E. Arlington’s most sought after neighborhoods is this tastefully renovated & well kept 6 RM, 2 BR condo. The bright & cheerful unit offers an elegant kitchen w/mounted pot rack, butcher block center island, gas cooking, newly added pantry, cbnts, grnte cntrs, wine fridge, as well as pendant & recessed... (more)

Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes

There have been a lot of studies, think pieces and discussions trying to figure out millennials. Business owners were skeptical about hiring millennials a few years ago and now, as this younger generation continues to grow and succeed in life, the housing market seems to be the next millennial-facing industry. There’s no doubt that millennials have finally... (more)

8 Best Upgrades to Personalize Your New Home

Before you move into your new house, you may want to make upgrades. These add value to your investment, improve your home’s function and allow you to express your personality. Plus, making upgrades before you move in reduces inconvenience later. Consider the following upgrades to make your new house feel like home. 1. Enhance the Kitchen Quality kitchen... (more)

Save Money by Converting From Oil to Gas Heating: Here's How

If you have an aging, oil-fired heating system and are dreading the day you’ll need to replace or service  your heating system, you may want to explore converting from oil to gas. Heating your home with a cleaner, more fuel-efficient system will shrink your energy bill in the process. Converting from oil to gas is an increasingly common move. Here are... (more)

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way to ensure you receive top dollar. Did you know you should stage the exterior of your home, too? Failing to update the look of your home’s... (more)

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