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Archive for May 2017

What to keep or toss when downsizing

Having to decide what items to keep for your new home, and what needs to be tossed can be a tough task.  While the inner hoarder in all of us is telling you to keep that stack of papers that you haven’t looked at in over 10 years, your more realistic side is telling you…

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Reasons to Consider New Home Construction

All the shows on HGTV like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers make home renovations seem like a lot of fun and fairly easy, but the reality of renovations is not like what you see on TV.  So instead of buying a home that was built for another family, why not design a home that is specifically…

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Why Lighting Matters in Your New Home

Lighting can often be overlooked when building your new home.  Many of us get so wrapped up in the floor plan, decor selections, and overall look of the home, that we forget one important thing, lighting.  Lighting sets the mood and will affect how you and your guest feel while in your home.  Different rooms…

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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 study. Although many of them have school loan and credit…

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Great date night ideas near our Concord communities!

We all need to make time every now and then to just have fun.  Whether it’s a girls night out or a couples date night, we have come up with a list of fun local Concord restaurants and hangouts that are affordable and near our Concord communities, Bedford Farms, Laurel Park, and Overbrook Manor. Enoodles…

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How to Cut Costs in Your New Home

The most expensive purchase you will ever make is buying a new home.  Buying a new home can be intimidating and overwhelming, especially when money is involved.  So here are some tips to help you cut costs (and keep your mind at ease) when building your new home. Figure out what is important to you…

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Mother's Day 2017

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and even though moms deserve more than just a day of recognition, here are a few ideas on how to celebrate the special mom(s) in your life! Gifts: Recipe Cards.  If your mom loves to cook, then she is going to love these cute recipe cards from Paper…

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Things to think about when building your new home

Building a home can be overwhelming.  From decision making to securing financing to daydreaming about what you want your new home to look like, there are  a lot of steps that go into the home building process.  Most homeowners know what they want their home to look like, they know that they want a white…

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Take your spring cleaning outside: Exterior maintenance checklist

Spring cleaning is not just an indoor sport. The outside of your home needs some sprucing up this time of year, too. Follow this exterior maintenance checklist and take your spring cleaning outside. Wash the walls. You might be surprised at how much dirt has built on your home’s exterior walls. Use a pressure washer…

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Enhancing Your Outdoor Living Space

Now-a-days we are all about bringing the outdoors in while creating a space that you can use year round.  Whether it is a chilly morning or a warm evening, having this indoor/outdoor space to use is important to many people.  Here are a few ways that we can enhance your deck so that you will enjoy this…

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Mudrooms: What are they and how to best utilize them in your home

 Every home needs that designated area to drop off items once they walk-thru their front door, the Mudroom, or as we like to refer to this area as the Drop Zone is that spot.  Cubbies and lockers to store your shoes, hooks to hang jackets and back packs, a bench seat to sit on while…

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