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10 Tips for Making Your New House Smart

Flat design style modern vector illustration concept of smart house technology system with centralized control of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, security locks and video surveillance, energy savings and efficiency. Isolated on white background. Whether you want automatic doors and windows or color-changing lights that can be controlled by... (more)

The Future of Home Design: 4 Dominating Trends to Watch

Digitized manufacturing is emerging as a leader in home design trends. It’s becoming easier to customize homes with a variety of textures and colors thanks to sustainable materials like glass and new manufacturing technologies. In fact, 3-D manufacturing, or the third industrial revolution, is changing how homes are being built. As the path to sustainable... (more)

3 Upgrades Every Homeowner Should Make

]Improving your home can grow the value of your investment—if the right upgrades are made. No matter which kind of home you own, these home improvements top the list. 1. Power Backup – Natural disasters are on the rise, and expected to become more impactful in the future. Installing a standby generator system is one upgrade that will pay dividends in peace of... (more)

How Valuable Is a New Front Door?

Some home improvement projects are bankable for the seller—some, unfortunately, are a bust. A new front door is one of the projects that can yield a high return on investment. A steel door, specifically, costs an average of $1,230 to install, but may increase the home’s value by $1,252—a 101.8 percent return. A fiberglass door, too, may boost a home’s... (more)

Tips to Maximize Space in Every Room

Current trending of lifestyles, whether it may be empty-nesters, first time home buyers or the economy, have left people with smaller spaces. There are several ways that you can maximize storage just by thinking ahead and taking steps to stay organized. Designate a spot A crucial rule to always follow when trying to conserve space is to give every item its own... (more)

Making a List and Checking It Twice - Top Features Today's Buyers Want

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 when it comes to finding buyers the home... (more)

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