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5 Home Renovations for Senior Citizens

It’s a reality that every single one of us will eventually be faced with: getting older.

Sooner or later, our living situations will need to adjust to accommodate the struggles associated with aging bodies. For those who want to avoid moving into an assisted living facility, remodeling an existing home can be a great alternative.

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Quickly Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Do looks or first impressions truly matter? In terms of your home, yes!

This is even more true if you are looking to sell your home. A welcoming and well-maintained exterior will catch the eye of possible buyers, whether online or in person. Meanwhile, a lifeless exterior will have most potential buyers passing it up.

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5 Home Inspection Problems to Avoid

Shopping for a new home is an exciting process. When you do find the perfect home, you might be distracted by sparkling new counter tops or a beautiful backyard and be tempted to sign the dotted line before slowing down to ensure your dream home will stand the test of time.

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How to Select the Right Contractor After an Insurance Claim

As if falling victim to a natural disaster or major home burglary isn't bad enough, such a situation also hands you a major to-do list to repair your home. It's hard to even know where to start. Luckily, that's what we're here for. Here is a guide to how to select a good contractor after you've filed a large insurance claim.

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7 Ways to Save on Your Home Remodel

Anybody who's gone through a home remodel knows that they rarely go according to plan or budget. But as time passes and styles change, you must keep your home in proper repair and up to date in order to maintain and increase its value. With the average kitchen and bathroom remodel costing $20,556 and $9,348 (according to Homeadvisor), respectively, any renovation is bound to set you back a decent amount of cash. To help you accomplish the repairs and renovations you need while saving when possible, here are some ways to slash the bill of your next remodel.  

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4 Areas to Save on Your Custom-Built Home

If you're in the process of building a custom home, or thinking about building one, it can be tempting to want to include every high-end feature imaginable. After all, the ability to create a customized, unique home that is suited to your specific wants and needs is one of the primary reasons that consumers believe that building a custom home is the right move for them. However, when it comes to building a custom home—or remodeling an existing home, for that matter—rarely does someone have an unlimited budget. While it's wise to splurge on certain feature or aspects of your build since it is—after all—your dream home, there are some areas worth scrimping on. 

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10 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing a Contractor

Building a custom home is a big investment and time commitment, so it’s important to choose a contractor who is the best fit for you. Asking the right questions can help you determine if you will get along with the contractor and if he/she perform satisfactorily. This can help you avoid stressful delays, unexpected costs, and inferior workmanship. Before you choose a contractor, here are 10 must-ask questions to help you ensure that you choose the right person for the job.

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4 Reasons Why Building a Custom Home Could Be Right For You

To build or not to build, that is the question. Looking for your perfect dream home can not only be a daily headache in the search process, it can also result in complete agony when you find out the house you had your hopes on has been outbid by another buyer. After getting over the pain of losing your “dream” house and the “what ifs,” you finally admit to yourself that the kitchen wasn’t exactly perfect, and the fact that the master bedroom wasn’t on the first floor wasn’t a deal breaker, but more of a compromise. Quit lying to yourself! Hey, we all do it! Why not invest your money into something you are 100% happy with? When comparing the process of buying a home that is suitable to your needs vs. building a custom home that truly fits all of your needs, it’s easy to see that building a custom home is a "no brainer." Other than the obvious, here are some things to consider when determining if building a custom home is the right decision for you.

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6 Areas to Splurge When Building Your Custom Home

If you're at the point where you've decided to build your "forever home," you have several things to consider. Particularly, if you're building a custom home, the possibilities are endless since you're essentially working with a blank canvas and an art set that can include custom cabinetry, a swimming pool, heated floors, media rooms, high-end appliances, outdoor kitchens, so on and so forth.  

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