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November 29, 2018

Zero Carbon Cities You May Want to Consider When Moving

While individual change is great and a vital part of a global solution, dramatic impacts can be seen when entire communities and cities embrace a zero-carbon strategy. Here are a few cities that are implementing this.
 
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November 15, 2018

Innovative Online Tools Now Connect Buyers and Builders

Despite all of our exciting advances in technology, buying a new home can still seem like an old game. We still spend countless hours browsing postings of homes for sale, followed by even more hours walking all over unfamiliar neighborhoods looking at homes that can’t help but mirror back the family that currently lives there.

New construction is a popular alternative to buying an existing home, but that path has its own pitfalls and challenges. Typically, you would find a contractor you like and then begin a three to six month ordeal that may not offer as many choices as you had hoped. The ability to “shop around” for new construction has been limited… [...]

 
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November 15, 2018

How to Prepare Your Home for a Wildfire

Fire Weather Watch

If a fire weather watch has been issued, then weather that would enable a wildfire is possible over the next 12 to 72 hours. Turn on your TV and/or radio to listen for updates, or keep your phone handy and turned on if you have an emergency alert app. Be aware that the power might go out, so you need a way to stay informed regardless. Be prepared to evacuate if a wildfire is spotted. Research and learn your evacuation routes in advance, and share your planned routes with family and friends. Keep your phone charged, your car fueled, some cash on hand, and keep emergency supplies, medications, important documents, and a change of clothes in your car. If an evacuation [...]

 
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October 30, 2018

Snowbird’s Guide to Preparing Your Beach Home for Your Fall and Winter Stay

If you're planning on heading south this season, be sure to make sure your beach home is prepared with this snowbird's guide to preparing your beach home for your fall and winter stay.
 
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October 16, 2018

How to Incorporate Pumpkins into Your Home

Just in time for National Pumpkin Day, here are some tips on how to incorporate pumpkins into your home this season.
 
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September 12, 2018

Home Offices, Tax Laws, and Other Important Considerations

If you work from home, here are a few things to be mindful of when it comes to home offices, tax laws, and other important considerations.
 
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August 28, 2018

The 9 Best Ways to Invest in Your Home

Have you received a large lump sum of money recently? Remember, one of the best investments is your home. Here are the 9 best ways to invest in your home.
 
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August 9, 2018

Making Homeschooling Affordable – Financial Issues to Consider

There are many factors that a family should carefully take into account when considering teaching your children from home. Cautious consideration should also be given to the impact homeschooling will have on your family's finances and long-term costs.
 
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July 25, 2018

The Best Windows for your Home by Climate

Beautiful, secure, energy-efficient windows can truly transform a home, improving your quality of life, reducing operating expenses and increasing the overall value of your property. If you are considering replacing the existing windows in your home, this information is sure to help!
 
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July 13, 2018

Fencing Options for Homeowners

Homeowners have many options when it comes to improving the privacy, security, and usability of their properties. Installing new fencing can be one of the most substantial, affordable home improvements you can make to impact those areas, with many options available depending upon your needs.
 
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June 28, 2018

5 Things to Consider When Renting or Buying a Home Downtown

Ready to head to the city? Keep these 5 things in mind when considering renting or buying a home downtown.
 
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June 15, 2018

Living the High Life – Considerations When Renting or Buying a Home in the Mountains

Living in a mountain home can seem like a dream come true, offering the potential for beautiful views, clean air, and peace and quiet. While mountainous terrains come in a wide variety of climates, there are some commonalities to keep in mind when considering renting or buying a home in the mountains.
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