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Transitional Porch Décor

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/28/16 6:00 PM

We take a lot of pride in our porches. From fall through winter, festive porch design is a must. But don’t wear yourself out arranging pumpkins and gourds, just to swap them for wreaths and garlands a few weeks later.

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Topics: Design, Plants, wood, Decor, Decorate, fall, Winter, porch, cold weather plants

Reasons to Buy in Winter

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/16/16 3:30 PM

While we’re not quite there yet, winter is on its way, and the holiday season is upon us. It’s definitely not the most popular time to buy a new home, but you could be missing out if you don’t.

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Topics: Sellers, fall, Winter, tax, home price, taxes, homebuying, reasons

7 Things for Fall Prep

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/7/16 7:45 PM

Preparing for fall might be a mystery to some new homeowners, but that's okay. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your home for fall and the winter that will inevitably follow!
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Topics: Home, Maintenance, fall, Fall Prep, Home Maintenance, preparedness, prepping

ROI Fall Projects

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/3/16 8:30 PM

It’s easy to slack off home improvement projects in the fall and winter. Ramp up your home improvement projects with getting the most ROI – Brie Dyas’s Trulia blog talks about just that. 

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Topics: DIY, Renovate, Maintenance, fall, Home Maintenance, Roofing, Roof, door, reno, roi, season, renovation, exterior, painting, projects, upgrade

Buyer Demand Increases

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/22/16 9:00 PM

Although we typically view summer as the hot time to buy and sell houses, last week CNBC reported that homebuyers were jumping back into the homebuying game as mortgage applications rose.

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Topics: Market, fall, Mortgage Market, homebuying, homebuyer

Fall: A Buyer’s Market

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/8/16 6:30 PM

As summer fades and the color of leaves begin to change, the fall real estate market can begin to look different too. Laura Agadoni via Trulia’s blog explores aspects of the fall market after Labor Day and what it might have in store.

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Topics: Market, home buyers, fall, Mortgage Market, home price, Labor Day

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

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Amy Patterson on 10/5/15 4:08 PM

Fall is here, with winter in trek close behind it {sorry} – and you want to make sure your home is ready! Check out these seven home maintenance tips, courtesy of the original home pro – Bob Villa.

  1. Paint – Peeling paint can start as a small problem, but end up as a costly repair. The sooner you address it, the better.
  2. Gutters – Make sure you clear out any debris and give your gutters a thorough flush and inspection.
  3. Caulking – Caulking around your door frames and windows is one of the cheapest and best ways you can lower your heating bill this season.
  4. Roof – Inspect your roof for any damaged or missing shingles – you’re going to want to have a strong foundation before winter hits.
  5. Fans – Change the direction of your ceiling fans. This will create an upward draft to help distribute your heat, saving you money on heating costs.
  6. Air conditioners – Clean and store for the season – remove window units and cover outdoor units after a thorough cleaning.
  7. Porch and deck – Clean, cover and store all deck furniture, grills or the like. Also, be sure to empty any planter pots that may have leftover soil in them, as the soil can freeze and cause the pots to crack.

Now that you’re prepared for the upcoming weather changes and have a head start on your winter preparations, it’s time to curl up with some hot chocolate and a fall-themed Netflix marathon!  

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Topics: Homeowners, Home Value, fall, Home Prep, Fall Prep

5 Fall Projects You've Gotta Try

Posted by Amy Patterson on 10/1/15 4:46 PM

Fall is {arguably} the best season for DIY projects; there’s pumpkin flavored everything, there are deep, rich color palettes and did we mention pumpkin? We’ve rounded up five of the best Pinterest worthy DIYs that you don’t want to miss! Best of all, all of these projects are quick, easy and affordable. They’ll have your home, looking and smelling like fall in no time…and there’s even a yummy treat at the end.

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Topics: DIY, Home, Homeowners, Homemade, holiday, fall, Autumn

Fall Into Outdoor Living

Posted by Amy Patterson on 9/21/15 4:43 PM

The leaves are changing, the weather is {selectively} getting cooler and the famed Pumpkin Spice Latte is readily available – it must be fall. To celebrate the occasion we’re changing up your outdoor living space to give it that essential autumn feel. Now, if you’re super into Halloween and would rather cover your front step in jack-o-lanterns and ghoulish creatures, don’t worry, because these styles will go with holiday specific décor and successfully transition your stoop from now to Thanksgiving!

Lighting – One of the best things about fall is the lighting. Yes, it gets darker earlier, but that’s what vintage lanterns are for!

Photo via: Pottery Barn

Photo via: Pinterest

Foliage – Whether you’re into cornhusks, gourds, pumpkins (carved or whole), mums or all of the above, you can’t beat some fresh fall foliage. Mix and match warm colors and change it up frequently.

Photo via: My Domaine

Photo via: My Domaine

Wreaths – Wreaths are a fall staple. Why? Because they’re gorgeous, fully customizable, totally DIY-able and the easiest way to perk up your doorway.

Photo via: Homed It

Photo via: Homed It

Mats – You can’t accessorize your porch without accessorizing the welcome mat. Check out these fun fall options – we love the DIY burlap mat.

Photo via: Pinterest

Photo & DIY via: Yes Missy

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Topics: DIY, Design, Outdoor Living, Decor, Decorate, fall

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