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Celebrate Valentine's Day at Home With These 19 Fun Ideas
Life is busy. After a long day at work, why not spend Valentine’s Day in the comfort of your own home. Here are 19 clever ideas to celebrate this romantic day with the people you love most.
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Choosing Paint is a Snap with the ColorSnap App
It’s time to decide the perfect colors for your new home. With thousands of beautiful shades to choose from, where do you begin? Take a look at the ColorSnap App by Sherwin Williams.
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Imagine My World Without Clutter
My quest to end clutter has begun.  No more tripping on endless piles of shoes, while looking to find the perfect pair of jeans that lie crumpled up on the floor. They didn’t fit me last year and they won’t slide on today. Why do I hang on to these items that I simply cannot wear?
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The Perfect Holiday Decor
​Christmas is almost here and I am not ready! I have no idea how to pull off the perfect Holiday decor. I’m so excited, my families coming over but I don’t know what to give them. I’m emotional, I’m stressed and I’m really sad.
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What is Your Company's Greater Good?
Legacy, mission, passion, vision, higher calling, life purpose.  Whatever you call it, we’ve all got one.  It's often fuzzy & unclear. Some never seem to find it. Others have not begun looking for it yet, or even considered the question.  But whoever you are, whatever stage of life you are in…hopefully we agree on this one thing…
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How Do I Choose a Good Home Builder Among the Home Builders Available? Part 2
So when you have to choose from several home builders, how can you make the wisest choice?
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How Do I Choose a Good Home Builder Among the Home Builders Available? Part 1
The question I am most often asked is, “How do I choose a good home builder among the home builders available?" With a great deal of experience gained through project management for spec houses for multiple general contractors, I'd like to share some of the things I have learned with you.
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Overpay On Your Mortgage or Add To Your Savings, This is the Question
So you find yourself with a little bit of extra money – perhaps due to a raise, an inheritance or an unexpected windfall? Should you put all of your money toward paying down the mortgage on your home? Or would you be better off placing your extra cash into a savings account? Deciding whether to pay down your mortgage or add to your savings is a complex choice and it depends on a number of factors in your personal financial situation. Here are some of the things that you will need to consider when making the decision:
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The Low Down On Heating and Cooling Your Home
If the temperature in your home is too hot at night, then you can’t sleep. If it’s too cold during the day, then you have to wear excessive layers. Everyone has his or her own idea of the ideal temperature, but to keep it on that perfect number can get expensive. So, below we’ve outlined five ways you can take care of your heating and cooling system and help it run more efficiently.
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Four Ways to Interact With Your Homebuyer After You've Converted Them on Your Home Builders Website
Inbound marketing can be an effective tool for home builders. According to data from Hubspot 42.2 percent of companies using inbound marketing increase their lead-to-sale conversion rate, and 49.7 percent of companies using inbound marketing increase sales within seven months. But what is inbound marketing, and how can a builder use it?
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Can I Build a New Construction Home?
The answer is YES, absolutely. You can build a new construction home. We can help you, and we will. Let's begin with a few key principles. These will help you avoid some common pitfalls.
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Six Steps For a Better Home Builder Marketing Plan
 As a home builder, you may have always depended on "word of mouth" as your home builder marketing plan, and if that has worked for you in the past, then that is ok. However, if you have future goals of increasing your business and increasing it quicker, you may need a better home builder marketing plan!
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A Definitive New Construction Outline to Help You Build Your Next House
If you're considering building a new home, where do you begin? Follow this new construction outline to help make your experience hassle free, cost effective, and fun. You have heard of putting the applecart before the horse? Well, that applies to new construction too. The first step is the least enjoyable, but also the most important. It’s financing. What you qualify for dictates how much home you can buy and what options to include. If you are paying cash, then you can get right to financing the construction of the house with your builder.
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Homebuilders on Pinterest-You've Been Pinned!
Ok, ok, I admit it! I am one of the Seventy million users1 across the world doing it.  I do it as soon as I wake up- sometimes several times a day. I do it in restaurants- I did it on a plane. I love doing it! I am among the 1.36 million people2 that use Pinterest daily.  I am responsible for Hoodle's Pinterest page.  What exactly does that mean? After you create your account on Hoodle and upload your wonderful photos, I take those pictures and create a Pinterest board for your company, such as King's Court Builders or Stone Creek Subdivision.  Often, within minutes, someone else using Pinterest will come along and follow your board! They adore you, and being a home builder on Pinterest is one more network used for your company to get noticed!
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12 Easy Tips to Make Your New Home Photos Amazing
  I really don't want to say this - I really don't want to - but I will. A picture paints a thousand words. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Well, the reason you've heard this cliché a million times before is because it's so true! When it comes to marketing your work online, nothing is more important than showing what you have to offer. Taking great photos of your new homes should be the first step toward marketing your business. And if you execute this practice effectively, buyers will discover the images of your work and choose you to build their home!
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