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How to Get Tax Credits for Improved Home Sustainability

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We live in a day and age where recycling, up-cycling, and going green are common. With everything from second-hand clothing stores to electric cars, people are finding inventive ways to save energy, not to mention money. We have been seeing this idea of sustainability creep into our homes more and more throughout the last decade, and now the government is offering tax credits for making the upgrades to a more energy-efficient homestead. Continue reading

Creative Curb Appeal Solutions For Sloped Lots

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When we think of landscaping for the front of a house
or a backyard, we usually think of a flat terrain to
decorate with various plants, trees, shrubs and rocks.
But what should you do when the terrain isn’t so flat?
Some out- of-the-box thinking may be required when
creating curb appeal for a sloped yard. It’s important
to know the area, acquire knowledge from credible
sources and put your thinking cap on.

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How To Revive Your Home’s Most Used Rooms

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When it comes to renovation, it’s smart to focus on improving the home’s most-used rooms, not only for increased functionality and enjoyment, but also to boost the resale value. Kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and game rooms top the list of rooms homeowners would most like to remodel, according to a recent Ranker.com survey. To better the most-used areas of your home, including those cited in the survey, consider the following: Continue reading

Natural Cleaning Solutions for a Spotless Living Space

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While many people are quick to make a fuss over which accent piece will make their living room pop or which paint color might brighten their kitchen, it’s easy to overlook something as simple as cleaning products. The fact of the matter is, a number of go-to cleaning products can be doing more bad than good. If you think your only option is to purchase overpriced, natural cleaning products, think again. Some of the most effective cleaning products can be made at home using only a handful of ingredients. Continue reading

Six Questions You Should Ask Mortgage Lenders

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Buying your first home may seem like a scary process, but it’s also a fulfilling learning experience and a big step towards financial security. There’s no right way to begin the home buying process, but the lending process is a good start. Consulting with lenders first will help you narrow down your budget, understand your credit, purchasing power, and specify what homes you can afford before getting in over your head. Continue reading

Eight Steps To Finding The Perfect Neighborhood

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You’ve made the decision to move from one home to another. Exciting, isn’t it? While you peruse the internet and drive around taking in the sights of several new-home hopefuls, have you considered the immediate location of your potential places? If our house is the ultimate picture of homestead happiness that we hope to see ourselves in, then the neighborhood is the frame in which that picture is encased. We have gathered a few points of perfection for your new neighborhood. Continue reading

How To Glam Up Your Master Bedroom With Rose gold

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Search the web from design blogs to interior decorating sites, and you’ll soon discover that metallics are back in a big way. While metals like gold, silver, brass, and copper have each had their moments in the sun over the decades, today’s most haute designers are all about rose gold. No longer relegated to jewelry, it’s popping up in weddings, fashion, and (finally!) in the most stylish homes. Continue reading

3 Designer Approved Ways To Accomplish A Modern Backyard

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Now that the stormy weather has begun to pass, we can look forward to styling our backyards with sunny fabrics, warm textures and our favorite accessories. To accomplish a modern backyard look this spring, try adding a new fence or updating your existing fencing, freshening up your outdoor furniture or adding to your landscape. Keep reading for our go-to ways to create a contemporarily styled outdoor space just in time for the sun. Continue reading