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Advantages Home Buyers Have In Today’s Market

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7 Reasons Buying Beats Renting Why Buying a Home is Better than Renting In most parts of the U.S., home buying is still a better decision than renting for people who plan to remain in the space for at least 4-5 years or more, both for financial and emotional reasons. Price Security in Home Buying Your mortgage payment is one …

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New construction home or older home? Which one suits you best?

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Read on and decide which option is best for you. Whether you are buying a new or old home, there are plenty of things to think about. Pros and Cons of New Construction Homes and Older Homes When searching for your home, keep in mind that you are in control of the transaction. You choose your real estate agent, home inspector, …

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Redecorate or Downsize your ’empty nest’ after the kids have left for college?

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So the kids are off to college and your left with empty nest syndrome and an empty bedroom. An empty bedroom that is the perfect redecorating/remodeling project that can be turned into a guest room, an office, a study or your own personal space to catchup  on all your crafty Pinterest projects. Preplanning is necessary. There are many factors to take …

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Want to give mom more than just flowers this Mother’s Day?

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Give her a view to admire! This upcoming Mother’s Day, don’t just give, invest on a landscaping project that will raise her home value and continue to improve for years to come. Landscape the backyard into her own retreat space to enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea along with a really good book. A beautifully designed landscaped yard is …

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Selling Property to Family? 5 Rules for a Drama-Free Transaction

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By Audrey Sellers If you’re thinking about selling your property to family, you might be wary at first. And rightfully so. Buying and selling a home is a big deal. There’s a lot on the line and you want to make sure everything goes smoothly. With loved ones especially, you want to avoid any unnecessary stress. If you’re looking to …

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A Smart Thermostat for Homes with More than One Room

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The Ecobee Smart Thermostat addresses the one design flaw in all thermostats. Take a look at our interview from our Smart Home Showcase to see how they’re making homes more energy efficient and comfortable. By Gustavo Gonzalez  The connected thermostat is usually the first purchase someone makes when they begin to smarten their home up. Who wouldn’t want to control their thermostat …

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The Smart Smoke Alarm That Other Alarms Want to Be When They Grow Up

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What if there was a smart smoke alarm that could alert you before any kind of disaster strikes? Meet Halo. By Victoria Keichinger  Every homeowner’s worst nightmare: a disaster that destroys the one place that should always be a refuge. Devastating environmental disasters like fires, tornados and hurricanes can strike with very little warning, but what if there was one …

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Do You Know How to Keep Your Heating and Cooling System Running Smoothly?

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If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the heating and cooling system serves as its lungs. By Fran J. Donegan Keeping your system running smoothly not only makes your home more comfortable, but also affects your monthly operating costs. Poorly maintained heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) work harder, wasting energy and money. Another great reason to keep …

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2016 Is the Year Smart Home Technology Will Be Mainstream

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In advance of CES 2016, Coldwell Banker Real Estate released the results of its Smart Home Marketplace Survey, which found that the “smart home” is going mainstream faster than many originally thought. By Athena Snow Smart home technology is being adopted at a rapid pace – one that is faster than many people originally thought, according to a new survey …