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Vibrant colors are in this spring.  Home owners jazzing up their properties should consider switching out beige neutrals on the walls for cool grey hues and pale pastels. For a more fresh, modern look, complement rooms with bold-colored furnishings and warm metals. Blush tones paired with masculine hues also are in style. Lighter wood is gaining popularity for furniture, countertops, an...
Read Post [Posted on 01/31/2015 By John Askins]
When cracks and leaks show up, you’ve already created or ignored problems that damage foundations, says Stan Gatland, manager of CertainTeed’s building science technology department. Here are mistakes that can cause foundation woes and, if unresolved, can make matters worse.   1. Grading gaffes Poor soil excavation can direct water toward the base of your house and throu...
Read Post [Posted on 01/27/2015 By Charles Champion]
Are heat and drought sinking your house? Your foundation could be battling your trees for moisture. Prolonged drought pits house foundations against deep-rooted trees in a war for water. You’re probably thinking, “Hey, I’m supposed to keep water away from my foundation, so what gives? Why shouldn’t my trees soak up what water there is?”&nbs...
Read Post [Posted on 01/27/2015 By Vanita Cooper]
Foundation problems may mean expensive repairs. Here’s what to look for to keep small concerns from becoming big headaches.  Knowing the early warning signs of foundation troubles can head off problems that ultimately could cost tens of thousands of dollars to fix. The sooner you identify potential problems, the easier — and less expensive — it is to fix...
Read Post [Posted on 01/27/2015 By Marla Lewis]
I heard MainStreet America described as a perpetual showcase of homes, and while that is true, it is so much more. Yes, you can tour 12 fully decorated model homes in different styles from beachfront to  trendy urban contemporary at your own pace, guided by a cool hand-held integrated information device called TED (Technology Education Device). Want more information about an item – s...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Judith Sinnard]
This checklist is essential for every seller! Brand new homes and very old homes will feel more comfortable and valuable to home buyers if they are well maintained.  We are always here to help you sell your home! -Mary & Kelly ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Kelly Stewart]
ABC’s Nightline recently aired an interesting segment about house flipping, which included a magic number that’s probably never been seen before. House flippers would have been glued to their TVs if they’d stayed up late enough to catch Nightline, because if authentically magical, it’s a good number to know. The segment was part of a series called “R...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By Connie Inmon]
Deborah Bowness is designing wallpaper panels that look like actual walls.  Sounds bizarre?  Well, it's actually pretty cool.  It is artwork for your wall in an instant.  Check out this article from the New York Times Magazine.  This might be what you're looking for... http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/garden/from-deborah-bowness-wallpaper-that-mimics-walls-them...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By Jean Risha]
You Just Moved In…. Now What? 6 Immediate Yard Care To-Dos Posted in Curb Appeal, by Blog Contributor on June 16, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services358 Home owners will be off to a good start with their new yards by following these important “move-in” steps. First and foremost, members...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By Pamela Harris]
Can you get through this post without calling your contractor? http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/insanely-clever-remodeling-ideas-for-your-new-home-315#.luJp4MkQdK ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2015 By Almas Devshi]
Ikea Studied Americans at Home. Here’s What It Found. Read ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/10/2015 By Susan Greer]
Some foreclosed home owners take out their anger on the homes they are forced to leave behind, smashing holes in the walls, scribbling graffiti everywhere, leaving piles of trash, and ripping out appliances. More banks -- facing a growing problem from trashed foreclosures -- are opting to offer homes at big discounts rather than fix the repairs, which can send surrounding home values in the nei...
Read Post [Posted on 01/10/2015 By John Askins]
If your house was built more than 40 years ago, replace old electrical wiring for safety. An outlet is ungrounded, and should be updated, if it only accommodates two-prong plugs. Image: Liz Foreman Old wiring—even knob and tube wiring that dates back to the early 20th century—isn’t inherently dangerous, but unless you were around when the house was buil...
Read Post [Posted on 01/09/2015 By Vanita Cooper]
The majority of Americans say they are living in less-than-ideal housing and neighborhoods. The Demand Institute recently polled more than 10,000 households — both renters and home owners — across income levels to find their top unfulfilled housing needs and desires. "The biggest overarching thing is that when it comes to their homes, there are still a lot of things that Americ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/07/2015 By John Askins]
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