Life at Home

Make a Statement: Design with Pendants

April 12, 2018

In today’s guest blog post, the team from Progress Lighting provides insight on a very popular home trend—designing with pendants! One of the most versatile interior design trends our team has seen is the creative use of pendant groupings in spacious areas. Pendants not only provide functional illumination—by adding lighting directly where its needed—but also increase the aesthetics of a room by enhancing complementary finishes and textures featured in other home accents. Here are some of our favorite applications—and ideas to try—featuring pendant designs.  …

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Local Stories

Day in the Life: Longmont, CO

April 10, 2018
View of Longs Peak from McIntosh Lake in Longmont, CO

Longmont—Boulder’s countryside cousin to the northeast—has officially come into its own. Remaining true to its agricultural roots, yet brimming with hip eateries and breweries, beautiful parks and open spaces, a revitalized outdoor mall and a surging Main Street (besting Boulder’s Pearl Street in sales tax revenue last year), Longmont has developed into one of Boulder County’s most popular hangouts and places to live. Here’s a look at what a day in the life might look like for you as a resident. 8:00 A.M. WALK AROUND…

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Buying a Home

4 Tips for Spring Homebuyers

April 2, 2018
Yorktown floor plan in Jacksonville, FL

Spring is here! What does that mean for your homebuying journey? Here are some tips to help you get into your dream home this season. Get preapproved. This is a tip we mention all the time, but it’s especially important in the spring. Knowing what you can afford can give you a leg up during the buying process. In the spring, there are more buyers in the market than in winter months. That means more competition. You need to be ready to act quickly when…

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Selling a Home

Kick up the Curb Appeal: 5 Ways to Give Your Home a Great First Impression

March 29, 2018
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Whether you’re meeting your future in-laws or going in for a job interview, first impressions can make all the difference. The same is true for your home—especially when it’s on the market. Even if your house isn’t up for sale, making a few small changes can give your exterior a fresh look and give your guests a warm welcome that reflects your style. 1. Try a new color scheme. New paint can go a long way to creating a clean and sophisticated look. Be sure…

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Local Stories

Multi-generational Living in Vineyard, CA

March 27, 2018
Caroline floor plan in Sacramento, CA

Multiple generations living under a single roof. It’s become increasingly common in recent years. In fact, over 60 million Americans reside in multi-generational households, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center analysis. Whether it’s an aging in-law in need of housing, a college student saving on room and board or a recent graduate returning to the nest, there are numerous reasons to consider this popular—and remarkably practical—living arrangement. For example, let’s take a look at the eye-catching Caroline floor plan, available at Greyhawk Point in…

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