Financing & Insuring

Benefits of Bundling Your Home and Auto Insurance Policies

June 11, 2012

Whether you’re buying cupcakes or concert tickets, you’d expect a discount for buying in bulk, wouldn’t you? The same principle applies to insurance policies. Buying your home, auto, life, health and other insurance policies from a single provider is called insurance bundling, and it can make a big difference in your insurance premiums. If you’re not already enjoying this discount, follow these three easy steps to see what you can save. 1. Evaluate your current insurance costs. The total you’re spending now will be the…

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Selling a Home

When Should I Sell My House? Tips for When to Sell Your Home

June 4, 2012

Ultimately, the decision to sell your home is a very personal one. It’s impossible to come up with an exact formula of circumstances that tell you it’s time to move. Though it may come down to gut instinct, here are some things to consider before putting your home on the market. Look at local market conditions The last few years have been tough for real estate in many areas, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not a good time to sell your house. Look at…

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Buying a Home

From the FAQ File: Interior Paint Colors, Appliances & Faucets

May 24, 2012

Curious about what goes into a Richmond American home? You’re not alone! Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. In the future, we’ll post more questions and answers under the FAQ tag. Q: What brand of appliances does Richmond American use? A: GE is our national appliance vendor of choice. Contact your local Home Gallery to learn more about the specific product lines, finishes or features available for your particular home. Q: What interior paint do you use? A: Your Design…

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Life at Home

How to Organize a Garage in 4 Simple Steps

May 15, 2012

When you first move into a new home, the garage is a wide open space full of potential, but it doesn’t often stay that way for long. If you’re having trouble finding a parking space in your own garage, it may be time to kick the clutter to the curb. Give your cars some breathing room today with these garage organization tips. 1. Decide what can go. The first step to organizing your garage is to stop thinking of it as a catch-all storage area.…

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Life at Home

Easy Entertaining Ideas: Host an Outdoor Party

May 3, 2012

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brighter, it’s only natural to look for entertaining opportunities beyond the walls of your home. Hosting an outdoor party is a great way to take advantage of lovely spring weather. Friends will be eager to mingle after a winter of hibernating, and with no major holidays on the calendar, coordinating schedules should be a breeze. The key to any successful party? Preparation. Use the following timeline to organize a spring soirée that will blossom with laughter…

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