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8 Tips for Creating a Functional, Attractive Entry Way

8 Tips for Creating a Functional, Attractive Entryway

By Aly Yale / October 15, 2020
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If your home has a dedicated mudroom, then consider yourself blessed. Mudrooms offer a much-needed buffer between the outdoors and the main living areas of your home, and they’re a great way to keep your home clean, tidy, and organized.…

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What to Expect from a Professional Energy Audit

By Tim Coutis / August 23, 2018
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An energy audit is conducted by public utility companies or independent private-sector specialists. Make sure you choose an auditor who’s been certified by the Association of Energy Engineers, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Note…

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Fast Facts About the Housing Market: June 2018

By Mary Mack / August 10, 2018
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In June, the National Association of Realtors saw the median existing-home price for all housing types hit a new all-time high. Sales, however, continued to decline — they’re down 2.2% from a year ago. This discrepancy between prices and sales…

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5 Gifts for Your Administrative Assistant’s Home

By Aly Yale / April 25, 2018
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Is there someone in your office who handles your appointments, answers your phone, or just all in all makes your job easier and more manageable? Then you’ll want to mark April 25 in your calendar. Officially dubbed Administrative Professionals’ Day,…

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You’re Buying a Home! Here’s How to Negotiate Like a Pro

By Mary Mack / April 22, 2018
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So, you’re ready to buy a home and you, of course, want it for the best price. If your offer is too low, the seller could pass on you for another buyer. Your real estate agent will be key in…

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Looking to Buy a Brand New Home?

By Mary Mack / April 15, 2018
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If you have your eye on a brand new home and want to be the first person to ever cross that threshold, we have some tips for you. Learn what to look for when buying a newly constructed home. Get…

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Thinking of Buying an Older Property?

By Mary Mack / April 11, 2018
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Older homes tend to have distinctive design features and small details that usually can’t be found in new properties today. You may, however, notice that older homes require more maintenance and might have outdated systems that need to be replaced.…

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The Best Affordable House Cleaning Services

By Aly Yale / March 22, 2018
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Let’s face it: we’re all busy. We’ve got jobs, kids to take care of, and errands to run. We don’t have time to clean every nook in cranny in our homes—nor do we want to. Thankfully, house cleaning services abound…

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Apply for a Home Loan Online: A Beginner’s Guide

By Aly Yale / March 20, 2018
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The mortgage application process has traditionally been a cumbersome, time-consuming, and paperwork-heavy one—one that required lots of printing, signing, and meeting in person. But now, thanks to the online home loan, the process has become infinitely easier. Today, applying for…

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Giving Your Fireplace a Facelift

By Danielle Braun / March 9, 2018
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Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity Who doesn’t love a warm fire on a damp New England night? I’ve always loved my fireplace, but the stone was too rustic and yellow for my taste—and what I really wanted was to upgrade from…

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