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    Shift in the Market

    By Shannon Grimm | August 10, 2021

    Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes In April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift Towards New Construction, which reported: “60% of people who were looking to buy a home in 2020 said they’d prefer new construction to an existing home.” However, it seems buyers are now shifting their... Read More

    Put Your Best House Forward

    By Alex Bean | March 10, 2023

    Put Your Best House Forward SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore Most homebuyers start their search for a home online, so beautiful photos are key to making sure your listing gets noticed. Follow these tips to make your home picture-perfect on-screen and ready to sell. Declutter Remember that less is more when prepping your home for photos. You want your... Read More

    7 eco-Friendly Updates That Will Make Your Home More Marketable

    By Alex Bean | February 20, 2023

    7 Eco-Friendly Updates That Will Make Your Home More Marketable SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or just looking to lower your carbon footprint, you may be surprised to know these green updates have a low up-front cost and can increase your return on investment. Install low-emissivity storm windows. Low-emissivity storm windows reflect light... Read More

    3 Steps to Create Healthy Habits in Your Home and Life

    By Alex Bean | December 30, 2022

    3 Steps to Create Healthy Habits in Your Home and Life SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore Habits create a domino effect; once you begin a habit and stick with it, you can see the effects of it flowing into other areas of your life, for better or worse. But what if it’s easier than you think to make the... Read More

    New Year, New DIY Projects

    By Alex Bean | December 23, 2022

    New Year, New DIY Projects SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore The New Year provides us the opportunity to make positive changes, a blank slate so to speak. While many are busy making personal improvements, January can actually be an ideal time to tackle minor updates to your house. With a little creativity and patience, these easy and affordable projects... Read More

    A Berry Good Eggnog Casserole

    By Alex Bean | December 16, 2022

    A Berry Good Eggnog Casserole SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore Eggnog is all the rage during the holiday season, and for good reason. It tastes like December in a cup, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. When combined with other classic winter flavors like French toast and cranberries, this eggnog dish is sure to be a... Read More

    Pretzel Toffee Bark

    By Alex Bean | December 9, 2022

    Pretzel Toffee Bark SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore Photography by Laura Klynstra A twist on the salty-sweet goodness of chocolate-covered pretzels—this pretty bark is easy and delicious. Serves 20 Ingredients 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped 1½ cups pretzels ½ cup toffee bits Instructions: 1. Line a... Read More

    Keep the Holidays Merry and Bright

    By Alex Bean | December 2, 2022

    Keep the Holidays Merry and Bright SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore The holidays are often filled with a lot of hustle and bustle that can make it difficult to prioritize our physical and mental health. To help you slow down and focus on your own well-being, here are some tips for having a happy and healthy holiday. Manage stress... Read More

    The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Decor

    By Alex Bean | November 25, 2022

    The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Decor SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore Photography by Getty Images, unless noted No matter where you live, or in what type of home, there’s an excitement about decking the halls for the holiday season. And, even though you may or may not choose boughs of holly as part of your home’s holiday decor,... Read More

    Turkey Day Cheat Sheet

    By Alex Bean | November 18, 2022

    Turkey Day Cheat Sheet SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore You’re basting the turkey, glazing the sweet potatoes, and salting the green beans, and in all of that madness, are expected to fashion a beautiful centerpiece, set the table, and pour everyone a glass (or two) of wine!? Hosting a Thanksgiving meal is tough, and you practically have to rely... Read More

    7 Stress-Free Hosting Tips for Thanksgiving

    By Alex Bean | November 14, 2022

    7 Stress-Free Hosting Tips for Thanksgiving SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore There are few celebrations on the calendar that compare to Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday that often creates long-lasting memories packed full of food, fun, and family. However, no matter how special the day is, it can be a demanding experience when you’re hosting loved ones. Use these tips... Read More