Buying a Home

6 Features to Look for in Your Next Master Bath

May 23, 2017
The Clarissa Master Bath

Kitchens are important. Outdoor living spaces top many a wish list. But let’s all take a moment to acknowledge that master bathrooms are where the real pampering takes place. What could be better than retreating to a serene, spa-like space at the end of a long, stressful day—without even having to leave your home? Following are six features to look for in your next master bath. Quartz countertops Enjoy the eye-catching elegance of marble minus the maintenance with sleek, chic and durable quartz countertops. Unlike…

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Financing & Insuring

Finding Home Insurance

May 15, 2017

Purchasing home insurance makes good sense, and not just because it’s often a condition for home loan approval. It’s also a good idea for peace of mind and financial security. You definitely don’t want to find yourself wishing you’d purchased the right insurance after something unexpected happens. So if you’re in the market for a new home, check out the following tips for finding a plan that covers your home’s needs. Compare insurance quotes Consult an insurance agency with brokers that can compare costs and…

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Life at Home

Mother’s Day Recipes

May 8, 2017
Grandmother, Mother, and Daughter Cooking for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the busiest restaurant day of the year. This year, why not stand out from the crowd and cook for mom? These recipes are sure to impress: Breakfast: Heart Pancakes: Show your love with this cute and delicious breakfast. It only has a few ingredients and is sure to make the whole family smile! Nutella Cinnamon Rolls With Vanilla Glaze: Homemade cinnamon rolls are already scrumptious. Adding Nutella and vanilla glaze makes the dish irresistible. Sweet Potato & Blue Cheese Frittata: If you’re…

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Selling a Home

Checklist for Putting Your Home on the Market

May 5, 2017
Planting flowers to improve curb appeal

Your dream home’s calling your name, but first, you have to sell your current residence. Not sure where to begin? Not a problem! Our handy checklist outlines seven simple steps to take before listing your house, townhome or condo. __ 1. CHOOSE AN AGENT. If you’re planning on buying a new construction home, ask your homebuilder if they have a program to help you sell your current home. If not, it’s time to choose an agent. Ask friends and family members for referrals and take…

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Life at Home

5 Outdoor Spaces We Love

May 2, 2017

Outdoor spaces, such as courtyards, backyards, balconies and terraces, can greatly enhance a home—and the lives of its residents. Here we’ve identified five open-air gathering places that give new meaning to the term “outdoor oasis.” This captivating courtyard in San Marcos, California Abundant greenery, elegant brick pavers, sleek iron balusters and a trio of eye-catching copper fountains… Need we say more?   This breathtaking backyard in Cave Creek, Arizona A spacious covered patio and pristine pool with adjacent built-in barbeque are perfect for lounging—and entertaining!…

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