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Want To Buy A Home? Do The Math

Posted on: March 14, 2019 by in Blog
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It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the best advice and is, in fact, not in line with market trends, considering the median down payment for first-time home buyers is 7 percent, according to the National Association of Continue Reading ...

Why Homeowners Need Home Services Plan

Posted on: March 8, 2019 by in Blog
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Nobody bats an eyelash when it comes to buying homeowner's insurance, but many homeowners don’t apply that same logic to planning for home repairs — not what might happen, but what will happen.Only a fraction of the 120 million U.S. households today are protected by a home services plan, also known as a home warranty.That number is growing, as homeowners recognize the value of coverage when appliances go on the fritz, hot water heaters run cold in the middle of winter or a leaky Continue Reading ...

5 Ways to Create an Inviting Room Using Tile

Posted on: March 1, 2019 by in Blog
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Today’s tile trends extend so far beyond their traditional use as a staple of bathroom design that you may not recognize them. While once the most attractive and innovative tiles had to be imported, contemporary handcrafted tile and stone products for home design are now being made right here in the United States.Homeowners and interior designers alike are always seeking distinctive visual touches to make each home special. Here are five ways tile design can enhance a room. Elevate small Continue Reading ...

Fire Protection Tips For Your New Home

Posted on: February 22, 2019 by in Blog
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Building a new home? Protect it against today's faster, scarier fires If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You’ll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences.One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved ones: home fire sprinklers. While choosing household systems may not be as fun as picking paint colors and carpeting, it’s Continue Reading ...

Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

Posted on: February 15, 2019 by in Blog
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Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams.Fortunately, you don't need a major remodel. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you'll add to your home's value and functionality, while getting the "Pinterest-worthy" bathroom you know will make you smile every day. Project 1: Fresh, eco-friendly style Transitional style is today's most popular bathroom style, Continue Reading ...

New Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home

Posted on: February 8, 2019 by in Blog
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If you've been in the process of buying or selling a home this past year, or even considering it, you know it's been a seller's market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been low, creating more demand than the market can supply. Couple that with low interest rates, which make it a great time for prospective buyers to get more bang for their mortgage dollar, and you've got a marketplace in which buyers have been competing for nearly every listing. The forecast for 2019 Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Recreate Your Entertaining Space

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by in Blog
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The holidays, the big game, New Year's and everything in between: At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your home to entertain. In addition, there are also plenty of times - particularly on cold winter nights - when you just want to have a place you can go to get cozy, play a video game or watch a movie in peace.Either can be an appealing option, but do you have an entertaining space that fits the bill? One where you want to spend your free Continue Reading ...

Tips for Using Metals in Home Decor

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by in Blog
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While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals.Today, homeowners can find creative ways to incorporate a regal touch that produces a timeless look with modern appeal. Take the Temperature A first step in implementing metallic decor is understanding the temperature of the metals. Think of brass, copper and gold as warm, while silver and aluminum are cooler, and cast iron or black metals are neutral. When you couple Continue Reading ...

4 Unexpected Bed Bug Hotspots

Posted on: January 18, 2019 by in Blog
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The term "bed bugs" might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don't be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don't limit themselves to those spaces. Bed bugs are experts at hitchhiking and can be found in common spaces like movie theaters and public transportation. Here are a few tips from Terminix on spots and objects where you may not Continue Reading ...

4 Winter Home Improvement Ideas

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Every year, homeowners anxiously await spring to refresh and reset their homes. But what if we capitalized on all the time spent indoors during winter to take control of home improvements ahead of time instead? With a little thoughtful planning, you'll not only be able to give your space a simple facelift but also enjoy spring when it comes around and be outside, soaking up the weather!Many homeowners agree that the colder months are the perfect time to cross home improvement projects off Continue Reading ...