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Should I Hire An Interior Designer?
There’s a common misconception that people think interior designers are too expensive and that they can’t afford one.  But, in reality, a good designer can help a client not only save money but reduce headaches. 
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Why You Need Curb Appeal That Will Flourish With Time
According to Remodeling, you will get the biggest bang for your buck if you invest in curb appeal. Spending your cash on a new garage door, a wood deck, siding, manufactured stone veneer and vinyl windows will improve your ROI, and will add beauty to the exterior of your home. That makes perfect sense. People form an opinion within 5 seconds of looking at something. You want your home to look good on the outside. Inviting, charming and beautiful.
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Will a Fireplace Increase Your Home's Value?
I just read a report from USA Today which said, "people will pay more for a home if it has a fireplace." I can certainly see why! A fireplace is not only lovely to look at, it provides warmth, beauty, and romance! Imagine the sounds of crackling logs, the flames flickering back and forth as you relax and sip your favorite chardonnay at the end of a long day.
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Finding the Diamond in Your Home
It all started with a new Homegear Jewelry Box I purchased on Amazon. It’s brand new, sleek and sophisticated. It hangs over the door providing space-saving organization. Yes 2018, I am going to change!
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Why Are New Construction Neighborhoods So Darn Hard to Find?
Why are there so many lots and neighborhoods listed on the bigger websites without a location? Is this so the buyer is forced to call the person that listed that property? What if the customer is not ready to talk to anyone? That property might be the perfect community for this buyer, but it will get overlooked.
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New Consumer Research That Will Make You or Break You
Did you know that decisions to purchase a product are made in 7 seconds? Back in 2005, the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article written by Proctor & Gamble.  This article stated that “the moment of truth” with a buyer, is the first 3 to7 seconds when she notices the item. A consumer sees a product, and within 7 seconds will make the emotional decision whether or not to buy.
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Turn Your Child's Shoe Into An Adorable Keepsake Planter
I love little shoes, especially the ones my children wore. They grow up so fast! Here’s an adorable idea to turn those shoes into a keepsake planter that you can enjoy and remember for years to come.
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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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