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Common Furniture Arranging Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Designers recommend creating conversational areas or groupings, like this sitting area in an owner’s bedroom, to create a natural balance and flow in your space READ MORE

Stay Warm, Save Money: How to Cut Heating Costs

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Want to learn how to cut heating costs and stay warm at the same time? Check out these five tips. READ MORE

Eight Must-Have Apps for New Homeowners

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When purchasing a new home, there’s tons of paperwork to keep track of. The last thing on your mind at closing is finding a lawn care professional or figuring out how to use your fancy new appliances.

Luckily for you, there’s an app for that. From moving to meeting neighbors to home security, we’ve narrowed down the list of great apps for new homeowners to our eight favorites. READ MORE

How to Visit Your New Home’s Construction Site

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Visiting your new home while it’s under construction is exciting, but it’s important you schedule any visits to the home site with our builder before you show up. READ MORE

New Home 101: The Basics of Newly Built Homes, Part 1

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So you've made the choice to buy a new home. What's next? Let's talk custom vs. production builders and design options. READ MORE

Common Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make — And How to Avoid Them

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When it comes to firsts, buying a home for the first time can be one of the most exciting, intimidating and overwhelming experiences for many buyers.

Most first-time homebuyers are not equipped to go through the process alone and even when they have help, there are common mistakes that they make time and again. Here is your list of important information to know as a first-time homebuyer. Understand and avoid typical pitfalls of buying your first home, such as:

*Not inspecting your new home
*Only shopping for used homes
*Buying a home that isn’t in a great school district 
*Not having a complete picture of your finances
*Getting so stressed you stop shopping for you home READ MORE

Weird — But Common — Questions About Shopping for a New Home

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As soon as you begin the new-home shopping process, a whirlwind of questions are bound to flood your brain, especially if you’re a first-time buyer.

Don’t worry, it’s only natural; buying a new home can take a while and there are many weird yet important questions that may enter your mind as you walk the path to your dream home.

There’s no question too weird or too personal when it comes to buying a home, so don’t be afraid to ask. To help you out, we compiled a list of common questions — and answers — that may pop up during the process." READ MORE

When Renting Costs More Than Homeownership

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In a world of rising rent costs and record low mortgage rates, one might think homeownership is the way to go.
In certain markets, it’s actually possible that the costs of homeownership are well below your monthly rent payment, which for many renters has surpassed half their income. Might make you think twice about living in that tiny apartment space, right?

If so, it might be time to speak to a real estate expert. Before you go out and make an appointment yourself, here are a few professional tips that can help you figure out what to do when renting costs more than homeownership READ MORE