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Insurance Rate Raisers: Things to Avoid

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/25/16 7:30 PM

Insurance companies are a fickle friend – you need homeowners insurance for an endless number of reasons, but realtor.com warns of a few pitfalls that can result in hiked insurance rates or worse – policy cancellations.  Here are some things to avoid owning, or if you do own, be prepared to pay a higher premium:

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Topics: Homeowners, insurance, homeowners insurance

The Blue Kitchen

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/24/16 8:30 PM

Picasso had a blue period, but you don’t have to be a 20th century Cubist artist to appreciate blue kitchen design.

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Topics: Interior Design, Kitchen, Decor, interior decor, blue

Historic Homes: What You Need To Know

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/23/16 8:30 PM

Not all homes are created equal. If history is something you look for in a house, know the difference between an OLD home and a HISTORIC home, and everything that comes with it.

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Topics: Home, Renovate, historic homes, renovation, restore, restoration, historic registry

The Direction of Mortgage Rates

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/22/16 8:30 PM

The prediction for mortgage rates and where they will go next (up, down, or remain low) is uncertain, according to economists quoted on realtor.com.

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Topics: Rates, Market, trends, mortgage rates

DIY Patio Seating

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/19/16 8:30 PM

It’s the season to porch-sit.

As summer rolls into fall, there’s nothing like enjoying your outdoor space at home. But if you lack in outdoor seating, you don’t have to break the bank to accommodate your family and friends while watching the leaves change.

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Topics: DIY, Patio, how-to, seating, tutorial, furniture

Home Maintenance Budgeting

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/18/16 7:30 PM

As a new homeowner, you may not be abreast of all you need to know about maintaining your home – least of all how to budget for it.

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Topics: Home, Spring, Summer, Maintenance, fall, Fall Prep, Home Maintenance, Winter, home improvement, budget, budgeting, winterization

Homeownership: A Family Tradition

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/17/16 8:00 PM

Family tradition of homeownership can influence future generations of home owners, according to a study by Trulia.

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Topics: Home, Homeowners, Family, homeownership, trends

The Shared Wall: Duplex 101

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/16/16 8:30 PM

Many new home buyers are considering investment properties, such as duplexes, to live in one unit and rent the other. Here are some things to know about duplexes before making the leap to landlord!

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Topics: Property, investment, Buying, homebuying, home buying, duplex

Emergency Tips for New Homeowners

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/15/16 7:00 PM

Home ownership is a cool new path many are pioneering these days, but it’s sometimes hard to know what you should prepare for, precisely. Here is a list compiled by Yahoo of a few things that will help you be ready to deal with the unexpected!

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Topics: Homeowners, Maintenance, Home Prep, tips, preparedness, homeownership, emergency, prepping, budget, budgeting

Design Inspiration: Pineapples

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/12/16 9:00 PM

Chances are you’ve seen them everywhere, and perhaps you’ve wondered, “What’s up with all this pineapple business?”. Pineapples are currently storming interiors and exterior home design, and are pretty much everywhere you turn!

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Topics: Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Trendy, Home Decor, pineapple

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