4 Reasons Why a Real Estate Franchise Might Be the Career Move for You

Posted on: November 6, 2017 by in Blog
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Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration.Franchise operations come in many forms, from chain restaurants and Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Insight: 5 Tips to Redesign With Kids’ Safety in Mind

Posted on: October 24, 2017 by in Blog
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Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids' safety in mind during the redesign process.By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things to keep in mind to create a stunning yet safe space for your family: Window coverings Corded window coverings are a Top 5 Hidden Hazard in American homes, Continue Reading ...

Two Roof Areas You Can’t Afford to Overlook This Season

Posted on: October 16, 2017 by in Blog
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As summer gives way to change colors and colder nights, now is an ideal time to tackle the necessary home maintenance projects that get put off during those sun-filled months – especially when it comes to one of the most protective and necessary aspects of any home, the roof. Cold weather can aggravate a roof and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement cost at over Continue Reading ...

Quick Tips to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Posted on: October 10, 2017 by in Blog
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As the holidays approach, the decorator in us gets excited about how to deck the halls and drape the tinsel to create a festive home for the season. Social media is full of inspiration, but before you embark on decorating projects, the following are a few easy ideas to ensure your home is as functional and welcoming as it is festive for family and friends. 'Tis the season to repair, repaint, refresh A pristine paint job is a perfect backdrop for holiday entertaining. Throughout the year, the Continue Reading ...

Enjoy the Latest Trend in Swimming Pools

Posted on: September 25, 2017 by in Blog
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It was supposed to be a community swimming pool, but many people stayed away because they couldn't tolerate the biting, nose-curdling odor of chlorine. Others experienced breathing and skin problems.So the Evergreen Commons senior center in Holland, Michigan, converted its 65,000-gallon chlorine pool into a saltwater pool. People who had stayed away are now coming back, getting exercise and therapy, while socializing with others.The senior center is hardly alone. Across the country, Continue Reading ...

Hot Home Design: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing Siding

Posted on: September 19, 2017 by in Blog
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Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — there’s a lot to consider.Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowners can love for years to come. Among all the options on the market, vinyl siding — with its various styles, textures, and colors — Continue Reading ...

A Smarter Way to Buy a Home

Posted on: September 13, 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 a home in the future Continue Reading ...

Big, Smart Ideas for Renovating Smaller Homes

Posted on: September 5, 2017 by in Blog
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While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses — and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home.More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home Builders. At that time, the average new home size was slightly more than 1,700 square feet, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. Meanwhile, interest in remodeling is at an all-time Continue Reading ...

5 Ways to Create Big Luxury in a Small Master Bathroom

Posted on: August 31, 2017 by in Blog
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If you’re thinking about remodeling your small bathroom, you may know that studies show updating a bathroom of any size can increase the value of a home. However, there’s a statistic from a Houzz survey you might not know: 75 percent of people who renovate a master bathroom doesn't make it bigger.Enlarging a small master bathroom is often impractical; you may need to take space from another room or extend an exterior wall to accomplish an expansion. Both options have disadvantages and Continue Reading ...

Protect What Matters Most With These Nursery Safety Checks

Posted on: August 22, 2017 by in Blog
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Is Your Family Expanding? You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks?“The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,” said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety. “Take the time now to help ensure your home is safe and secure.”First Alert has outlined some crucial tasks to accomplish before the little one Continue Reading ...