Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes

Posted on: September 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Big, Smart Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses - and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home. More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home Builders. At that time, the average new home size was slightly more than 1,700 square feet, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. Continue Reading ...

Bathroom For Beauty, Function And Safety

Posted on: September 11, 2017 by in Blog
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How to perfectly light a bathroom for beauty, function and safety Good lighting is important throughout a home, and each room has different lighting needs. Kitchens require overhead and task lighting, while bedrooms and dining rooms can benefit from variable illumination. However, no room in the house requires more layers and nuances of lighting than the bathroom. Where lighting directly influences the room's efficiency, utility, safety, and beauty.Upgrading lighting in a bathroom can Continue Reading ...

Key To Improve Your Relationship

Posted on: September 4, 2017 by in Blog
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Housework may be a key to improving your relationship  Cleaning the bathroom and emptying the dishwasher isn't at the top of a couple's "To Do Together" list, but it may be the real language of love. In fact, a recent survey from home appliance leader LG Electronics found most Americans (52%) get turned on by their partner doing housework. In fact, those who do chores with their partner (60%) are nearly twice as likely as those who don't (37%) to believe a person who is good at Continue Reading ...

Want To Catch Homebuyers’ Eyes?

Posted on: August 28, 2017 by in Blog
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Want To Catch Homebuyers' Eyes? Follow 5 easy steps to a lush lawn By Xcellece Inspection Services  When it comes to selling a home there are many different strategies and most of them focus on the home's interior. However, what many sellers fail to realize is that it's the exterior of the home that often makes or breaks a sale. Curb appeal is necessary for that vital first impression. Much of a buyer's opinion about a property is formed before they even enter the Continue Reading ...

Building A Sustainable New Home

Posted on: August 21, 2017 by in Blog
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Must-Have Elements For Building A Sustainable New Home By Xcellence Inspection Services  When someone builds a home for you, you have the opportunity to make it as sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. Not only are sustainable homes more cost-effective over the long-term. Hence, they have a smaller environmental impact and can be more appealing to home buyers when you're ready to sell and move. In fact, more than half of Realtor's report consumers Continue Reading ...

Improve Your Credit Score In 100 Days

Posted on: August 14, 2017 by in Blog
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  5 steps that can improve your credit score in 100 days or less Low-interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out there. And one way to stand apart from other buyers who are vying for their dream home is to take steps to improve your credit score now. "Preparing your finances is a must before the busy real estate season," Continue Reading ...

Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: August 7, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique fasteners add longevity to decksInnovative Continue Reading ...

Prepare Your Home For Sale

Posted on: July 31, 2017 by in Blog
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Easy DIY Projects To Prepare Your Home For Sale  Are you looking to sell your home quickly and for more money? It's essential to make popular areas of the house look appealing to potential buyers. Fortunately, with a little DIY effort, you don't have to invest in expensive home repairs or real estate-staging services. Consider these easy DIY projects that can help ensure your home is market ready when it's time to sell. If the property is particularly appealing, you may Continue Reading ...

Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home

Posted on: July 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Tips To Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home  It's virtually impossible to know what size home you can afford if you aren't fully aware of how much money you are earning and how much you are spending each month.Start with your income: How much do you bring home after taxes and retirement plan contributions?Next, look at your expenses: What are your necessary expenses? How much are you paying each month toward your debt? What additional expenses do you have that wouldn't be Continue Reading ...

A Smarter Way To Buy A Home

Posted on: July 17, 2017 by in Blog
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 Are you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now. Mortgage interest rates will likely continue to go up for the foreseeable future, according to recent data from the housing finance company Freddie Mac. Many housing experts and industry observers agree. What does this mean?┬áIf you are thinking about buying a home, it means don't wait any longer. The overall cost of Continue Reading ...