Life at Home

8 Ways to Winterize Your Home

September 13, 2018

When the summer air begins to cool down, it’s time to prepare your home for the colder months ahead. Winterizing can keep your home running efficiently and save on heating costs. Get started today with these helpful tips: 1. Service your furnace. Leaky ducts and vents are big energy drainers. Have your furnace serviced by a professional at least once a year. Also remember to change air filters regularly to maintain air quality and prevent unnecessary wear and tear on your equipment. Is your HVAC the…

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Staging Your Home on a Dime

September 11, 2018

It’s a common dilemma among sellers: Staging your home can increase its value, but you don’t want to spend a small fortune on a professional stager. Good news! It’s possible to prepare your home for showings for a fraction of the cost of a staging company—and still sell it for top dollar. Following are some home staging tips that may impress prospective buyers without breaking the bank. Clear the clutter. Potential buyers want to feel at home in your home, which can be difficult to…

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14 of Our Top Communities Across the Country

September 10, 2018

Location, location, location—it’s one of the most important considerations when you’re buying a new home. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of 14 exciting communities in prime locations across the country, so no matter where you want to live, you can find a neighborhood you’ll be thrilled to call home.   Tehaleh in Booney Lake, Washington From the $400s If outdoor amenities top your wish list, look no further than this idyllic neighborhood. Boasting multiple parks and trails, Tehaleh is perfect for lovers of the…

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25 Best Posts for Home Shoppers, Sellers & Lovers!

September 9, 2018
Blog Anniversary

We’re celebrating seven years of home-centered stories by rounding up our most popular articles in each category! We hope you’ll enjoy them and keep following our blog for more homebuying tips, recipes, decorating inspiration, local real estate stories and more. Best posts for homebuyers The Facts on Closing Costs Finding a New Home that Fits Your Lifestyle New Home or Resale? Design Center Success: How to Go Home Happy Best posts for homeowners Floor Plan Spotlight: The Game Room Dreaming of a Home Gym? Make…

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Mother & Daughter Hit the Home Jackpot in Las Vegas

September 5, 2018

Andrea and her 26-year-old daughter, Debony, were ready for a new home in North Las Vegas. Having enjoyed a ranch-style layout in the past, Andrea was eager to live in a one-story floor plan again. When she happened upon Centennial Valley, Andrea immediately knew she had to bring Debony to see the model homes. Having lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years, Andrea had a clear understanding of what she was seeking in a new home and neighborhood. The impressive entryway is one of…

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