Building A Sustainable New Home

Posted on: August 21, 2017 by in Blog
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  Must-Have Elements For Building A Sustainable New Home By American Home Services   When someone builds a home for you, you have the opportunity to make it as sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. Not only are sustainable homes more cost-effective over the long-term. Hence, they have a smaller environmental impact and can be more appealing to home buyers when you're ready to sell and move.   In fact, more than half of Realtor's report Continue Reading ...

Improve Your Credit Score In 100 Days

Posted on: August 14, 2017 by in Blog
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5 steps that can improve your credit score in 100 days or less Low-interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out there. And one way to stand apart from other buyers who are vying for their dream home is to take steps to improve your credit score now.   "Preparing your finances is a must before the busy real estate season," says Barrett Continue Reading ...

Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home

Posted on: July 24, 2017 by in Blog
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  Tips To Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home   It's virtually impossible to know what size home you can afford if you aren't fully aware of how much money you are earning and how much you are spending each month. Start with your income: How much do you bring home after taxes and retirement plan contributions? Next, look at your expenses: What are your necessary expenses? How much are you paying each month toward your debt? What additional expenses do you have that Continue Reading ...

A Smarter Way To Buy A Home

Posted on: July 17, 2017 by in Blog
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  Are you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now. Mortgage interest rates will likely continue to go up for the foreseeable future, according to recent data from the housing finance company Freddie Mac. Many housing experts and industry observers agree.   What does this mean?  If you are thinking about buying a home, it means don't wait any longer. The overall cost of buying Continue Reading ...

Kitchen And Bathroom Design Trends

Posted on: July 10, 2017 by in Blog
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  Many homeowners today wonder how they can turn their bathrooms or kitchens into something worthy of making the rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. As more people want to give their home a personal and stylish touch, home decorating and interior design is hotter than ever, and the possibilities are seemingly limitless. The only problem is that making up your mind can be overwhelming. If you've ever tried to pick what shade of blue or tint of gray to paint a wall, you know that Continue Reading ...

Plumbing The Possibilities

Posted on: July 3, 2017 by in Blog
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Plumbing the possibilities: Kitchens, showers and baths highlight outdoor living spaces   The trend toward outdoor living spaces that mimic the look, comfort, convenience and functionality of indoor spaces doesn't have to stop at the backyard grilling station. A growing number of homeowners are exploring new additions to their outdoor spaces, including outdoor showers and powder rooms, and even garage entertaining areas anchored by sinks and wetbars!   While Continue Reading ...

Engage Kid’s Love Of Nature

Posted on: June 26, 2017 by in Blog
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Engage kids' love of nature through bird feeding, ditch their devices and get them outdoor   Is it difficult to pry your kids away from their electronic devices to get them outdoors? From tots to teens, today's kids love their electronics. After all, where could you find anything to compete with the bright sights and sounds of their favorite video game? The answer may be no farther than your backyard and the brightly colored songbirds visiting during warm weather. Interacting Continue Reading ...

Check out this year’s top 3 trends in vegetable gardening

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by in Blog
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    Whether you go to a restaurant or stay home and dine in, you want what you eat to be fresh and full of flavor. This movement toward tasty, locally grown food is illustrated by the rise in farmers markets, food subscription boxes, and a renewed joy in growing vegetables at home. As the spring gardening season gets underway, here are three of the top trends you can take advantage of in your own vegetable garden that can help you reach a new foodie level in Continue Reading ...

5 Ways To Take Your Summer Grilling To A Whole New Level

Posted on: June 12, 2017 by in Blog
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  The bright, sunny days of summer are your favorite time of year and when the season arrives, you spend much of your time outdoors. Your yard becomes your living room and you move your cooking to the grill. Summer is grilling season and there is nowhere you'd rather be than standing in front of your favorite grill for every game day, holiday and weekend cookout. These events are when some of your best memories are made, and now is the perfect time to make this grilling season your Continue Reading ...

5 green home improvements that can help sell your home for more

Posted on: June 5, 2017 by in Blog
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Demand remains high for energy-efficient, eco-friendly home features, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In fact, the majority of builders now put energy-efficient windows, heating and cooling systems, thermostats and appliances in their construction, the survey says. If you're selling your home and hope to compete with new construction - as well as set your house apart from other resales - making green improvements could significantly pay off. "Updating your Continue Reading ...