Mortgage Insurance: Added Cost to Homebuying or Smart Way to Get In?

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by in Blog
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Mortgage Insurance Added Cost to Homebuying or Smart Way to Get In

The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance, and closing costs. And if you can’t afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance (MI). Some people consider private MI yet another added cost, but it helps creditworthy middle-income homebuyers qualify for home financing sooner with a low down payment. Is it really an added cost if it saves Continue Reading ...

How You Can Prevent Wood Rot On Your Window Sills and Trim

Posted on: January 19, 2019 by in Blog
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Today we're going to show you one of the most common causes of wood rot on your window sills and trim. As you can see from these pictures, the little metal portion on the bottom of the window screen is secured tight up to this window sill and when it rains, the water goes in behind the window screen and ponds on the window sill because this little metal piece of the screen acts as a dam. As the paint breaks down on the window sill, the water seeps down through the window sill and you Continue Reading ...

Catch Home Buyers’ Attention with a Bathroom in an ‘Impossible’ Space

Posted on: January 18, 2019 by in Blog
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Catch Home Buyers Attention with a Bathroom in an Impossible Space

Add a bathroom to an 'impossible' space to catch home buyers' attention When it comes to real estate, you've probably heard kitchens and bathrooms typically sell houses. While you may not have enough money for a kitchen remodel, adding a bathroom can be a more affordable way to enhance your property and catch home buyers' attention. By adding another bathroom to your home, you immediately increase your chances of the property getting noticed. Technology makes it simple for buyers to search Continue Reading ...

Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams, check our bathroom installation ideas. Fortunately, you don't need a major remodel. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you'll add to your home's value and functionality, while getting the “Pinterest-worthy” bathroom you know will make you smile every day. Project 1: Fresh, eco-friendly style Transitional style is Continue Reading ...

Tips to Keep Holiday Spending from Breaking the Bank

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by in Blog
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Tips to Keep Holiday Spending from Breaking the Bank - must read

Americans have lots to celebrate this holiday season, with unemployment rates at an all-time low and consumer confidence on the rise. According to The Annual Retail Sales Forecast for the Holiday Season from Deloitte, retailers have their sights on sales of more than $1.1 trillion. We all get caught up in the spirit of giving, yet the most wonderful time of year is also one of the most stressful financially. Holiday spending doesn't have to break the bank. A little planning can let you enjoy Continue Reading ...

5 Simple Ways to Bring More Color to Your Home

Posted on: December 22, 2018 by in Blog
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When you look at your home's interiors, do you find yourself craving a refresh? If so, there's no better time than the New Year to update your home with thoughtful design touches that embrace the power of color. Color is a key component of interior design and a useful tool for updating any space. What's more, colors can convey many emotions — from calm to energetic — helping you create rooms that are perfectly reflective of your personal tastes. Even though the possibilities are Continue Reading ...

Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Posted on: December 11, 2018 by in Blog
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real estate Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home in a Sellers Market - Commercial Property

If you've been in the process of selling or buying a home this past year or even considering it, you know it's been a seller's market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been low, creating more demand than the market can supply. Couple that with low-interest rates, which make it a great time for prospective buyers to get more bang for their mortgage dollar, and you've got a marketplace in which buyers have been competing for nearly every listing. The forecast for 2019 Continue Reading ...

‘Tis the Season to Get the Home Ready for Holiday Entertaining

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by in Blog
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this the Season to Get the Home Ready for Holiday Entertaining

Smart Tips to Prepare the Kitchen and Dining Room for Holiday Entertaining As the year winds down, social calendars fill up with merriment-filled gatherings among friends and family. When hosting a seasonal gathering at home, being proactive can help streamline tasks and reduce stress. From whipping up a feast to toasting in the New Year, here are five ideas for getting the heart of the home - the kitchen and dining spaces - ready for holiday entertaining. Simplify measurements Chopped Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Recreate Your Entertainment Space

Posted on: November 21, 2018 by in Blog
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4 Ways to Recreate Your Entertaining Space

The holidays, the big game, New Year's and everything in between: At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your entertaining space. In addition, there are also plenty of times - particularly on cold winter nights - when you just want to have a place you can go to get cozy, play a video game or watch a movie in peace. Either can be an appealing option, but do you have an entertainment space that fits the bill? One where you want to spend your free Continue Reading ...

Inspire Your Renovation: Five Show House Trends in 2019

Posted on: November 15, 2018 by in Blog
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5 design show trends to inspire your 2019 renovation

5 design show trends to inspire your renovation in 2019 When it's time to remodel and renovate your home, you're no doubt on the lookout for the freshest takes in design and color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment. To go about your home refresh in a thoughtful way, it can help to turn to the top experts in the industry for their ideas and insight. With more than 145 years of leadership in the kitchen and bath space, Kohler Co. has worked side by side with Continue Reading ...

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