Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

5 Ways To Brighten Up Your Home With Daylighting

(BPT) – Looking for relatively quick, doable home improvement projects that won’t break the bank? You can create a bright, cheerful home just by changing the lighting. A well-lit space can make rooms appear more spacious, as well as brighten the colors of your new decor or accessories. As you begin to plan your lighting, […]

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4 Ways to Recreate Your Entertaining Space

(BPT) – 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 home to entertain. In addition, there are also plenty of times – particularly on cold winter nights – when you just want to have a […]

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5 Smart Ideas To Refresh Your Deck

(BPT) – As seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room – an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and […]

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Real Estate Financing: The 3 main Factors Lenders Consider

(BPT) – Sponsored ad content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Buying a new home is an exciting milestone. While finding the right home is essential, the most important step toward homeownership is making sure you’re ready to apply for a home loan. Applying for a mortgage is not something people do every day, so […]

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Retaining Walls To the Rescue

(BPT) – Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are one of the most versatile landscaping tools in the homeowner’s and professional landscaper’s toolbox. Retaining wall units have evolved from just being used to retain soil, transition slopes and prevent erosion. Today’s SRWs can do all that plus serve as multipurpose building blocks for a variety of […]

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2019 Outdoor Living and Design Trends For Every Homeowner

(BPT) – Outdoor living continues to grow in 2019 as homeowners dream of adding spaces that provide tranquility, connection and touches of nature. More than just a home enhancement, these spaces are meant to inspire people to set digital devices aside and find moments of calm while making memories with friends and family. Now is […]

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Connectivity Is King This Home-Buying Season

(BPT) – The spring home-buying season is just around the corner and that means people are busy making improvements to get their homes ready to sell. These days, home upgrades are increasingly focused on one key feature: connectivity. In 2019, buyers want smart homes they can easily control from anywhere. From smart HVAC and sprinkler […]

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5 Ways To Create an Inviting Room Using Tile

(BPT) – Today’s tile trends extend so far beyond their traditional use as a staple of bathroom design that you may not recognize them. While once the most attractive and innovative tiles had to be imported, contemporary handcrafted tile and stone products for home design are now being made right here in the United States. […]

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Building a New Home? Protect Yourself Against Today’s Faster, Scarier Fires

(BPT) – If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You’ll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences. One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your […]

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Mortgage Insurance: Added Cost To Homebuying Or Smart Way To Get In?

(BPT) – 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 […]

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