Category: Home and Garden

Backyard Farming: Fad Or The New Future

Backyard Farming: Fad Or The New Future

July 18, 2018 |

While a kitchen herb garden or pot-grown tomatoes may be commonplace in both suburban backyards and on urban condo patios, an increasingly large number of homeowners look to backyard farming as a way to relieve some of the stresses of modern life. Other benefits include cutting grocery bills, living a more sustainable life, and teaching children about food.

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The Case for Making a “Smart” Garage

The Case for Making a “Smart” Garage

July 12, 2018 |

Energy-efficiency, smart electronics and automation have come home to the rest of the house, but many garages still look and feel like neglected warehouses. Why not update the lighting and add some high-tech features that will bring your garage into the 21st Century. Doing so will make your life easier and need not cost a fortune!

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Working From Home: 5 Best Tips To Make It Work

Working From Home: 5 Best Tips To Make It Work

July 10, 2018 |

Carving out space for a home office isn’t always easy, but if you have the option to work from home even part of the time, it’s essential to have a space that works for you.

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Home Automation Conveniences Attract Buyers

Home Automation Conveniences Attract Buyers

June 28, 2018 |

The rise in Millennial home buyers will inevitably change the items that promote faster and more lucrative home sales.

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Home Updates That Make Good Multi-Generational Sense

Home Updates That Make Good Multi-Generational Sense

May 30, 2018 |

Multi-generational households and the growing preference on the part of many retirees toward “aging in place” have altered home design in recent years. Interiors are more open, more functional and more adaptable that they were even a decade ago.

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Smart Technology or Home Automation: What’s the Difference?

Smart Technology or Home Automation: What’s the Difference?

May 24, 2018 |

Is it worth it to add smart appliances or automated features if you’re selling a home? Just how much connectivity do buyers want? And what exactly do the terms refer to in terms of home updates.

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Green Technology To Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

Green Technology To Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

May 23, 2018 |

When you are a homeowner looking to reduce your carbon footprint, there are a number of steps you can take to make your home earth-friendly. From passive solar heating to solar panels, you can make a difference in the impact your home has on the environment.

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Thinking About Buying A Fixer-Upper? Know These Top Resources To Make The Most Profit

Thinking About Buying A Fixer-Upper? Know These Top Resources To Make The Most Profit

May 22, 2018 |

If your financial situation is limited, yet you’re handy with a hammer and nails, then purchasing a fixer-upper home can be an attractive option. Fixer-uppers typically require a bevy of updates and repairs to bring the home up to current market conditions. Because of this, the listing price is often considerably less than a move-in ready home. Your trusted real estate professional can help you find the best projects to buy and sell.

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Ensuring A Stress-Less Closing

Ensuring A Stress-Less Closing

May 9, 2018 |

Buying a home is an exciting and exhilarating time. Between the time your offer is accepted, and when you finally have keys in hand and you are ready to step into your new home, it can be stressful. The escrow period, also known as the closing, can take the most easygoing home buyer to the brink of insanity.

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Solar Roof Panels: A Mainstream Option For Homeowners?

Solar Roof Panels: A Mainstream Option For Homeowners?

April 25, 2018 |

Do rooftop solar panels add value to a home, and are they cost-effective in terms of energy savings? The short answer is yes, say the experts. Although more than a million U.S. homes boasted solar panels in 2016, the percentage of solar-equipped households is still miniscule.

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