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10 Reasons to Sell Your Home and Build New

If you are thinking about selling your old home and building a new one, but aren’t sure if doing so is the right choice for you and your family, consider this list of reasons to say goodbye to your current abode. You’re Expanding Your Family If you’re expanding your family, your current home may not … read more “10 Reasons to Sell Your Home and Build New”

Natural Cleaning Products You May Already Have in Your Home

Did you know that chemical cleaners can be dangerous for your health and the health of your family? To be sure, chlorine, phthalates, formaldehyde, ammonia, and more have all been linked to a number of adverse health conditions, respiratory and lung problems, chemical burns, and liver and kidney damage. In addition to your health, all of … read more “Natural Cleaning Products You May Already Have in Your Home”

Coolest Home Automation Products for 2017

Technology in 2017 is pretty incredible. And if you’re a homeowner, there may very well be some home automation products out there that you would love to get your hands on. Consider these top home automation products of 2017, and check out the full list of best smart home devices at PCmag.com.   Amazon Echo … read more “Coolest Home Automation Products for 2017”

Location, Location, Location: What Does it Mean…Really?

You’ve probably heard people say, “Location, location, location,” a time or two. But what does this mantra, that is so often repeated, really mean? And how does it apply to you? Essentially, location, location, location, means that even if homes are the same size, built in the same year, and share many of the same … read more “Location, Location, Location: What Does it Mean…Really?”

When Refinancing Makes Sense, and When it Doesn’t

If you are thinking about selling your old home and building a new home, but aren’t sure if doing so is the right choice for you at this stage in life, consider this list of reasons to say goodbye to your current abode. 1. You’re Looking to Expand If you’re expanding your family, your current … read more “When Refinancing Makes Sense, and When it Doesn’t”

Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know

It’s the ideal time to begin the process of building your brand new Simplicity home. But before you get started down this important path to becoming a new homeowner, it’s important that you understand the lingo – which is different than when purchasing a home via a standard Real Estate transaction. By familiarizing yourself with terms … read more “Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know”

What Experts Are Saying About the Housing Market in 2017

Whether you are a homeowner thinking about selling, or a prospective buyer on the market, knowing what’s in store for the housing market over the course of the year can help you make smart financial decisions. Based on opinions published in Forbes and BankRate.com, here’s some information about what the experts are saying about the … read more “What Experts Are Saying About the Housing Market in 2017”

5 Things You Should Know About Your Property Before Building

Building a home can be very exciting. However, it can be stressful, and it is important to know as much as you can about a piece of property before building on it. Before you say “I do!” to a new home, consider these important things that you should know about your land before construction starts. 1 … read more “5 Things You Should Know About Your Property Before Building”

Valentine’s Day for the Kids

If you are a parent, grandparent, or have a child you like to spoil every now and then, Valentine’s Day is an exciting opportunity to plan something special for the little ones in your life. Here are some ideas for some fun Valentine’s Day activities that all kids will love. Decorate the Home Decorating is … read more “Valentine’s Day for the Kids”

Protecting Your Home from Icicles and Ice Dams During the Winter Months

One of the best things about living in a state with four seasons is the change in weather and the beauty that accompanies it, ranging from bright white snow to the green leaves of spring. But living in a state where temperatures drop below freezing has some downsides, too, including the risk of icicles and … read more “Protecting Your Home from Icicles and Ice Dams During the Winter Months”