Author: Kevin Oakley

October 12, 2017

Tips for choosing the right wall colors for your home

For some people, changing colors in a room is like changing your hairstyle. It’s nice to try something different—and it’s easy enough to change back if you don’t like the result. For others, the prospect of switching is a scary proposition. Painting a room is …

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September 30, 2017

Which is the best smart home assistant?

If your name is Alexa and you’re an actual person, you’re probably getting asked a lot more questions these days. ”Alexa, what time is it?” “Alexa, when is the next full moon?” “Alexa, how far is it to the nearest coffee shop?” And you can …

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September 15, 2017

Home energy efficiency ratings, explained.

Energy efficiency is one of the top priorities for homeowners. No one wants to waste energy (or money) on a home, appliances, or systems when there are ways to avoid it. You’ve probably seen many of the ratings systems and codes tossed around, but do …

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September 1, 2017

Yes, you DO need a home theater system

Televisions keep getting bigger and “smarter”. Video streaming selections keep getting broader and better. Siri, Alexa, and Google make it easier than ever to find the movies and programs you want, A home theater system is no longer a matter of enjoying the occasional movie …

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August 17, 2017

Are you ready to go from renter to homeowner?

For the past few years, you might have been watching the real estate market with interest, but didn’t feel ready to make the leap from renter to homeowner. You can still take advantage of low interest rates. Why are you hesitating? Here are some telltale …

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July 27, 2017

5 Outdoor kitchen trends for 2017

Outdoor living spaces have evolved dramatically in the past decade. The backyard grill has transformed to an outdoor kitchen, complete with everything you need to prepare, serve, and clean up after full-course meals. Thinking of updating your al fresco culinary space? Here are the latest …

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July 13, 2017

Most commonly overlooked home maintenance chores

Owning a home comes with lots of responsibilities. In addition to paying the bills, you also need to keep up with the upkeep. There are some basic, routine maintenance chores that will increase your peace of mind while also decreasing the repair bills that come …

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June 15, 2017

10 ideas for a pet-friendly home

Your pet is part of your family, so make sure your furry friends feel like they’re also part of your home. Here are 10 ideas for pet-friendly home. Remove temptation. Dogs and cats have a powerful sense of smell, so they’re drawn to fragrant items …

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June 1, 2017

Tips for choosing a mover

Moving to a new home is exciting. However, packing up your home and making the move can be stressful. You can make your life much easier by knowing how to choose a moving company that is reliable and affordable. Here are some useful tips for …

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May 18, 2017

Selling Your Home to the Millennial Homebuyer

There’s a new generation of homebuyers out there, and they are distinctly different than those who came before them. Millennials—a total of about 80 million people born between 1980 and 2000—constitute about 35 percent of today’s homebuyers, according to a 2016 National Association of Realtors …

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