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Unless you’re a seasoned real estate buyer and seller, the typical listing presentation can often leave you overwhelmed and dumbstruck. But to really make the right choice when choosing an agent to represent your home, it’s critical that you become an active participant in the listing presentation—it should not be a one-way street! To help glean as much information...

Pools are perfect for summertime fun, but not all pools are great for the environment. Chemicals and other pool-related substances can negatively affect the landscape around you. Maintaining a pool can also get expensive and potentially impact your utility bills. Here are some eco-friendly pool alternatives to keep your bills down and the environment safe. 1) Natural...

By Dixie Somers Having a large family can be a source of joy and pride for both you and your several children. However, it will require more space to house everyone comfortably and to meet their needs. If you have a large household and are looking for a more suitable house to fit your growing family, follow the tips below in order to choose the most comfortable home...

My oldest son turned 20 this year. In addition to realizing I’ll no longer be able to say, “I have two teenagers,” and that I’m probably not going to be his number-one concert buddy anymore, something else hit me on Jack’s birthday—the realization that we’ve now lived in our home for 20 years. Our first home had quietly turned into our only home. Working...

By Yuka Kato Image source: pixabay Home improvements may improve the value of your home, but they often cost you a lot more. What if you could improve your home and save money at the same time? Summer is one of the best times of year to make some changes around your home that can help save energy, and therefore save you money as well. These five home projects are...

By Paul Kazlov The window industry offers a myriad of window styles to meet your personal taste. Be it the slender looking double hung windows or the gorgeous bay windows, there’s a window for everyone. And it’s not only about aesthetics either. Today, many window providers are now carrying energy efficient windows to keep your home insulated and tightly sealed....

Posted on Jun 27 2016 - 3:26pm by Suzanne De Vita
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Some may say a house, some may say family. Some might say comfort. Home is all of the above—and then some. The Life at Home report, released annually by IKEA, surveys thousands of people around the world to determine what makes a home a home. The findings this year pose an idea of home that transcends the need for shelter—a haven where “space,” “things,”...

By Nicki Escudero Consumer spending on home remodeling is outpacing the growth of the economy, according to data from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The proliferation of home improvement programs on TV and online has contributed to the DIY movement, but don't think you can do it all yourself. Realtor.com reports that only about 10 percent...

By Than Merrill

Now that the cold, wet dreariness of winter is in our rearview mirrors, it is time to rejoice in the “summery” outdoors. But what do you do if you’ve gotten so used to spending your days cooped up inside that you’ve forgotten how to take advantage of your backyard? The answer is simple: bring the...

By Meghan Belnap Moving into a new place is both exciting and challenging, and that is especially true if it's your first time as a homeowner. Instead of allowing the process to overwhelm you, keep some tips in mind to help navigate through this exciting journey in your life. Don't Proceed Alone You don't need to take on the process of searching for and buying a home...