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One Hour Ideas for Boosting Curb Appeal

Sunday Oct 13th, 2019

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You've heard of the term "curb appeal". It refers to the initial impression buyers get when they first see your property from the street. If the impression is a good one, it sets the right tone for the rest of the home viewing.   How do you boost curb appeal?  Here are some proven ideas that you can get done in an hour or so:    • Wash both the inside and outside of the front windows. You'll be amazed at the difference that can... [read more]

How Older Homes Beat New Homes

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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For a society that likes shiny new things, the latest research could foreshadow a surprising trend -- homebuyers choosing older homes over new construction. Why? The prices and operating costs can vary widely. In August 2014, the median sales price of new homes sold was $275,600, while the median price of older homes was $219,000. Taxes and insurance may cost less for an older home. People are often wowed when they go into a builder's model and see how beautiful it is. It has the... [read more]

Big Or Small: Which Size Home Is Best For You?

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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This can be a tricky question to answer. Partly because our needs change over the years and decades. After kids leave home, maybe smaller is better but prior to that, maybe a bigger home is what you're seeking–room for the kids, dog, and tons of the kids' sleepover friends. The trends reflect our indecisiveness too. Sometimes McMansions are on the rise and then there's the complete opposite: tiny, tiny homes. In fact, you can watch fascinating shows online about families of... [read more]

The Best Drought-Tolerant Plants To Keep Your Garden From Going Naked

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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Drought got your garden feeling lonely? You don't have to go naked this summer. Xeriscaping with drought-tolerant plants can bring in color and texture without sucking down that precious water. Xeriscaping has been practiced in the southwest for years, but with several states now facing drought conditions and mandatory water restrictions—in addition to a growing desire to conserve natural resources—the practice has grown. If you're looking for ways to pack some... [read more]

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