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  • Every year at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), we marvel at all the new tech, gaze at the new cars, and generally dream about an unlimited bank account to deck our houses out with all the newest gadgets. But, the reality is that ...
    We've come a long way, baby. Or, actually, babies' rooms have come along way. Duckies and bunnies and cars and baseballs have been banished from many of the most stylish nurseries as new collections focus on chic options for the ...
    Selling your home means selling a lifestyle, but not necessarily your own. In home staging, you're striving for a look that is fresh and welcoming yet not really taste specific. People with varying tastes need to feel that they can ...
  • Insulation is one of those building products that you never see, because it is usually covered up by something else. But if you don't have enough, or if it is installed incorrectly, you're wasting energy and paying more for heating ...
    If you've been thinking about buying your first home, talk of rising mortgage rates may have you worried. But, the reality is that this may be one of the best opportunities for first-time buyers in recent memory. Conditions were ...
    The typical U.S. household spends about $2,150 on residential energy bills every year, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. However, LEED-certified homes are designed to use between 30 and 60 percent less energy than ...
  • As we wake up from the holiday haze, most of us think of some new year resolutions. The sense of renewal seems like powerful fuel for change, and it inspires brave efforts. But sadly, most of the time, these resolutions end up ...
    Dealing with difficult people in any setting can be a real challenge. But in volunteer-based homeowner associations, where there is none of the leverage managers have with employees, there is an entirely new level of difficulty. ...
    Downsizing to a condominium or apartment isn't in everyone's retirement plan. In fact, many people don't want to give up their home or their community just because the years are marching on. Forty-seven per cent of pre-retired and ...
  • Recently I was reminded of an adage that I learned from a Marine Corps fighter pilot: "People don't rise to the occasion; they default to the level of their training." Many real estate companies know this, and it is why they ...
    Whether you're renovating to sell your home or just for your personal pleasure, you always want to make sure your place is in style. And as trends come and go, it's important to pay attention to the features, finishes and items ...
    It's the New Year, and what better time to change the energy in your home?! Whether you've just moved into a new place and want to make sure you set the energy right from the start or just want to refresh your existing space, there ...
  • Your front yard is the red carpet inviting buyers into the beauty that is your home. If it's rugged, messy and unkempt, buyers will take one look and then keep on driving to the next property on their list. Don't let that happen by ...
    Small backyards can sometimes seem limiting in terms of what you can add to them. Don't be deterred though, as there is a plethora of ways to decorate it. Small backyards have many landscaping options to make them beautiful and ...
    It's 2017. Now what? Yes, the new year is typically a time for hope and renewal and for those who are looking to sell - and simultaneously buy - a home, it can represent a fresh start. But this year, political and social realities ...

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