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10 Things to Look for in a House if You Have Children

Your life at home with children will be easier if your house has some version of these features
Posted by Brianna Corey on June 23, 2017 in  Buying a Home  Kids
10 Things to Look for in a House if You Have Children Your life at home with children will be easier if your house has some version of these features. VICTORIA KEICHINGER Houzz Contributor, Laura Gaskill If you have kids (or are planning to) and you’re shopping for a house, your what-to-look-for checklist is probably already a mile long. To avoid getting swamped by the home buying process, focus on what you really want from your home. Beyond the basics of location, price, condition and sc... read more
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Before You Fall Head Over Heels for a 100+ Year Old Home

Here are some ways to help avoid future heartache
Posted by Brianna Corey on June 20, 2017 in  Buying a Home
Before You Fall Head Over Heels for a 100+ Year Old Home If you want to buy an older home, there are a few important issues you should be aware of before you close the deal. Here are some ways to help avoid future heartache. SHARON LEE There can be something quite romantic about buying an older home. Prospective homebuyers are often smitten when they first encounter the unique character and charm of a 100+ year-old home. Decades of history and stories are reflected in its small imperfections ... read more
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Home Renovations & Features for the 2017 Smart Home

Discover the hottest new trends in smart home technology
Posted by Brianna Corey on June 17, 2017 in  Buying a Home  Smart Home Technology
Home Renovations & Features for the 2017 Smart Home Discover the hottest new trends in smart home technology, from voice control to security, to temperature control to lighting and even safety measures like door locks! SHARON LEE Is your home a smart home? If you’re like most U.S. homeowners, the answer is probably yes, or it will be soon. What were once seen only as gimmicks reserved for the tech-savvy homeowners have quickly become the norm. We conducted a survey and  fo... read more
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What Buying a House Can Do for You

Learn how home ownership can be a great investment decision for your financial security
Posted by Brianna Corey on June 14, 2017 in  Buying a Home
What Buying a House Can Do for You: Investment Opportunity and Financial Security Buying a home can be a great way to build wealth and protect your assets. Learn how home ownership can be a great investment decision for your financial security. SHARON LEEAPR 10, 2017 Some people may think of buying a home as a stressful experience that comes with an enormous commitment that can burden you for years. However, buying a home can be a great way to build wealth and protect your assets. Learn how homeownersh... read more
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Ditch the Sprinkler with These Water-Efficient Landscaping Ideas

Your lawn can certainly do its part to improve water efficiency
Posted by Brianna Corey on June 11, 2017 in  DIY  Gardening  Home Decor  Outdoors
Ditch the Sprinkler with These Water-Efficient Landscaping Ideas From efficient plants to water-smart landscaping, your lawn can certainly do its part to improve water efficiency. ALEXANDRA FILIACI Ready for a shock? The average US household guzzles down 320 gallons of water a day—that’s about nine full bath tubs’ worth of liquid! And about 30 percent of that gets dumped out straight on the lawn. Conventional water sprinklers are so inefficient that about half of all the water th... read more
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