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How to Choose Between a Single-Story and Two-Story House

Image source Purchasing a home is a pretty big financial step, so there are many important choices to be made. The choice that usually holds the greatest dilemma among homebuyers is the one between a single-story and two-story house. The thing is, there’s no clear-cut answer to which is the better investment. This depends on [...]

Ways to Save Money When Building a House

Like this house plan? Click here to see the plan specifications. The home buying process is complicated for many Americans. There are many options for housing on the market, but some feel as though nothing fits exactly what they need within their price range. Because of this, many people have considered the alternative option of [...]

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

Building a new home is incredibly exciting. After years of putting up with your old house’s shortcomings, you finally have the opportunity to build the property of your dreams. When done right, you’ll have a personal haven that has everything exactly the way you and your family want it. Yet if you’re not careful, you [...]

By |August 16th, 2019|General Advice, Home Construction|0 Comments

The Process of Building a Custom Home: How to Get Started

Click here to see the floor plans and specifications for House Plan 51939. Building a custom home can take some extra thought and effort when compared to purchasing an existing home, but there's really no comparison to the amount of freedom and flexibility that this option affords you. Benefits include taking full advantage of the [...]

How to Design a Home Gym

A home gym offers affordability, convenience, flexibility, and reassurance to many consumers. Working out at a typical gym can pose unique struggles for many people. Exercising around others in crowded gyms can be intimidating, frustrating and expensive, especially if one is inexperienced or new to the gym. Finding the time to leave home and family [...]

How to Prepare for Any Emergency

Photo by Pixabay No one wants to think about disasters, but let’s face it -- they do happen. And what will happen to your family, your pets, or your home in the event of a natural disaster or a house fire? Even though we don’t like to think about these things, the better we prepare [...]

By |March 30th, 2018|General Advice|0 Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure During Holiday Travel

If you’re headed out of town for the holidays, don’t forget to take the necessary steps to keep your home safe. With so many homeowners planning trips, burglars know it’s high time to find the perfect target. According to CNN Money, December is the peak month for burglaries. Luckily, there are some simple [...]

By |December 8th, 2017|General Advice|0 Comments

How to Increase Home Value

If you plan on selling your house in the near future - or have already listed your home but aren’t getting the offers you want - it’s a good idea to think about what renovations will add value to the property. It can be hard to know exactly what changes will entice buyers and convince [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|General Advice, Home Improvement|0 Comments

This Fall, Make Home Upgrades With Staying Power

(BPT) - Fall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn't allow. It's also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home. Changes that can bring impact [...]

By |September 8th, 2017|General Advice, Home Improvement|0 Comments

Forward-Thinking Yard Projects to Tackle This Fall

(BPT) - The temperature may not have dropped just yet, but make no mistake, fall is coming. Soon enough, baseball will give way to football, green leaves will turn yellow and red, and your lawn care routine will take on a whole new set of tasks. Fall lawn care isn't the long marathon of the [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|General Advice, The Backyard|0 Comments