Buying a Home

Buying a Home in the Offseason

November 26, 2013

Psst… we’ll let you in on a little secret. There’s no such thing as an offseason when it comes to searching for your dream home. It all boils down to what makes a particular homebuying season the best time to buy for your circumstances. So if you’ve been itching to get out there and find your dream home right away, don’t wait because you’ve heard that the holiday season isn’t the best time to buy. You might find that conditions are just right. Read on…

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Life at Home

Tablescapes for Every Taste

November 20, 2013

Whether you’re planning a sophisticated affair or a fun family get-together, your table settings are a chance to set the tone and impress your guests. Searching for the perfect centerpiece idea to dress up your chic birthday soirée? Want to add some color and whimsy to a drab dining room? No matter your style, these beautiful tablescapes will provide plenty of ideas and inspiration. Modern Layered geometric table settings achieve a contemporary look while creating interest and drama. A glass bowl filled with fruit is…

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4 Best Cities to Retire

November 14, 2013

Planning for retirement involves a number of factors, from building your nest egg to scouting where you’ll choose to live. Maybe you’re dreaming of a sunny property on the beach, or perhaps you’d prefer a quiet home near the grandkids. When considering where to retire, be sure to consider not only the amount of sunshine and number of golf courses nearby but the financial atmosphere, quality of life offered and desirable amenities. Whether you’re ready to retire in the near future or just planning ahead,…

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How to Get This Designer Dining Room Look

November 6, 2013

Touring model homes is a fun way to find design inspiration. Here, we’ve deconstructed a professionally decorated Harper dining room to help you recreate this designer look at home. Designer dining room elements Choose a warm neutral color, like this Basket Beige paint from Sherwin-Williams, then add bursts of color through your furniture, drapes, rugs and other accessories. Highlight architectural features, like crown molding, with a lighter color such as Dover White to draw the eye upward. Coffered ceilings give any room an added sense…

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Buying a Home

The Benefits of Buying a Spec Home

November 5, 2013

If you’ve been shopping for a new construction home for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the term “spec home.” Spec homes are new homes that the builder has started constructing before there is a designated buyer for that home. For the homebuilder, it is more efficient to keep construction at a community moving before the sales are finalized. But spec homes have benefits for the homebuyer as well. Shorter timelines The most obvious benefit of buying a spec home is that construction is…

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