Life at Home

Labor Day Grilling Recipes

August 23, 2018

For many, weekdays have already settled into a schedule defined by school and fall sports, but there’s still one important summer celebration to look forward to: Labor Day weekend! Round up your friends and family, fire up the grill and give summer a proper sendoff with these sumptuous and crowd-pleasing Labor Day grilling recipes. Appetizers and Sides Mexican grilled corn. Also known as elotes, this creamy and cheesy variation on corn packs a lot of flavor. Grilled parmesan potatoes. Nothing quite like hot potatoes fresh…

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Selling a Home

Six Things to Know When Selling a House

August 20, 2018

Selling a house doesn’t happen overnight, and it can be a confusing, overwhelming process. We’ve rounded up six key tips to help out—if you’re thinking of listing, take a look! 1. Figure out your finances If you’re selling your home, you’re probably planning on buying a new one. Save yourself time and frustration by confirming the remaining balance on your current mortgage and getting pre-approved by a trustworthy lender. Also, be sure to research the housing market in the areas you’d like to live, so…

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Buying a Home

What is an Inventory Home?

August 16, 2018

You might imagine the experience of buying your dream home as starting with an empty lot, picking every feature from the layout of the floor plan to the color of the drapes, and then settling in to wait while your home is built completely from scratch. It’s a time-honored process that works wonders for many, but what if you don’t have months to spare waiting for ground-up construction on your new home? Easy! Buy an inventory home. Also known as quick move-in homes or spec…

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Back-to-School Organizing Tips

August 14, 2018

The lazy days of summer are winding down, and school bells are once again ringing. Following are five back-to-school organizing tips to streamline your routine and help ensure a smooth start to the school year—for you and your star students! Pre-pack snacks and lunches. Meal prep can be incredibly stressful—especially when it’s left to the last minute. To save time (and your sanity), help your children plan snacks and lunches in advance. Set aside a specific day each week to shop for ingredients, and do…

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Buying a Home

What Do New Homes Include?

August 13, 2018
Dayton at Saddle Rock

Buying a new home is an exciting purchase! But do you know what’s included? It’s common for buyers to confuse a to-be-built “new construction home” with a “custom home.” However, there are distinct differences between the two that every informed buyer should know.   What’s included with a new construction home: When you buy a new construction home, you will likely be presented with several floor plan options. The plans aren’t created according to your exact specifications, so you won’t be shopping around for an…

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