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By Terri Engels Graduation is time to celebrate and contemplate. Photo by abodftyh. You’ve packed up your dorm room, thrown your Frisbee into storage, and have bid adieu to those cumbersome textbooks. College has culminated, so what now? This exciting time in a young person’s life is ruled by one question: what’s next? For many, that answer takes quite a while...

By Justin M. Riordan It always cracks me up when I see Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) photos in July that show homes with fall leaves. The first thing I think is “must be a dud, it’s been on the market since last fall.” Selling homes is an art. Not so much “still art” like painting or sculpture, but more like “time based art” like dance or...

The turkey is cooked, the stuffing is prepared and the family...is hungry! Although chowing down at lightning speed might be a tempting dining decision, CENTURY 21's creative marketing team reminds us all to eat slow (so don't follow in the footsteps of competitive eater Geoffrey Esper!) Watch Esper in all his glory and enjoy the holiday with your family! ...

By Caesarstone Countertops can be one of the most important facets of your home in terms of both appearance and usability. Whether they are being installed in your bathrooms, your kitchen or otherwise, their ability to withstand regular wear and tear will add to the value of your property and leave a good impression on your guests. That being said, selecting the right...

By Nicholas Brown Buying a home that needs a little TLC is a great way to develop an investment quickly, but there are varying degrees of “TLC” that you should consider. First, let’s draw a line to differentiate a quick fixer upper and a total rehab. A fixer upper is a home that is structurally sound and only needs some cosmetic changes to bring it up in value....

As more people become aware of their carbon footprint, many are looking for home interior alternatives that allow them to live consciously while still creating a beautiful home. With the growing number of products that are making use of byproducts or recycled materials, you won’t have to sacrifice appearance or comfort for an eco-friendly home. In fact, you’ll...

By Anita Alvarez The excitement of a revamped home holds nothing over the reality of living through a remodel. Nevermind the sawdust and the disruption to your normal routine, or dreaming of a future with a well-insulated and newly designed interior. Try living without a kitchen or bathroom for an extended period of time. Before you move ahead with your remodel, decide...

A home is a major investment and it’s one that stands to appreciate if you continue to invest your money wisely. Avoiding these five critical mistakes will help you turn your home into your greatest asset instead of your greatest expense. 1) Don’t sell too soon. Generally speaking, it takes at least three to five years to gain home equity. That said, it’s best...

With never-ending news stories about the poor air quality in cities and depressing gray pictures of smoggy skylines, it’s no wonder that most Americans assume that their indoor air quality is better than the quality outdoors. However, the quality of indoor air is, on average, two to five times worse than that of outdoor air, and in fact, the EPA rates indoor...

By Tim Anderson and Harry Chandler Purchasing a vacation home is a great way to ensure that you always have a place to escape, without worrying about crammed hotel rooms and the inconvenience of living out of a suitcase for a week. When you own a vacation home, you can pack and leave at your convenience, because you always have a home away from home ready for you...