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Wednesday, July 17, 2024   /   by Megan Milliken

How to Research and Choose the Best Neighborhood for Your Family

How to Research and Choose the Best Neighborhood for Your Family
Choosing the best neighborhood for your family is a crucial decision that impacts your quality of life, safety, and happiness. Researching the right neighborhood involves evaluating various factors such as schools, amenities, safety, and community vibe. This guide will help you navigate the process and ensure you make an informed choice for your family’s future.

Define Your Priorities
 
When beginning your home-buying journey, identify your family’s needs and preferences. Consider proximity to work, schools, parks, and healthcare facilities. Think about the environment you want—urban, suburban, or rural. Defining these priorities will narrow your options and help you focus on neighborhoods that meet your criteria. Write down your priorities and rank them in order of importance. This list will serve as a guide as you explore different areas. 
For example, if having a top-rated school near ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024   /   by Megan Milliken

The Ultimate Guide to Packing and Moving High-Value Art Pieces

The Ultimate Guide to Packing and Moving High-Value Art Pieces

Packing and moving high-value art pieces can be challenging. These items often hold not just monetary value but also sentimental worth. Proper handling becomes important, especially if you must simultaneously tackle your home-buying journey. You need to take special care to prevent damage and preserve the integrity of your art. This guide will help you easily navigate the process, providing practical steps to safely pack and move your valuable pieces. From gathering materials to selecting the right moving company, you’ll find everything you need to know to protect your investment.
Understanding the Value of Your Art

Understanding the value of your art is an important first step in the moving process. Therefore, start by determining each piece's monetary and sentimental value. For an accurate assessment, consider getting a professional appraisal. That can help you understand the worth of your art in the market.&. ...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019   /   by Jessalyn Inman

Make the Move: Your Moving Checklist

You’ve found your dream home! But now you have to move. Moving can be one of the most stressful aspects of finding a home. In order to make things go as smoothly as possible, planning is key. Once you have a move-in time frame, you will be able to start planning your moving count-down.
6 Weeks Prior to Your Move

Sorting Possessions
Start making a list of items you actually want to take with you to your new home.
Make plans to donate, sell, or dispose of the items you do not want to move.
Start gathering moving supplies such as boxes, tape, packing paper, etc.
Save all moving receipts. Some moving expenses are tax deductible. Check the current tax code for requirements.
Place your legal, medical, financial, and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.

4 Weeks Prior to Your Move

Postal Service
File a change of address with your post office to have your mail forwarded to your new address on your move-in date.
Notify any other mail subscriptio ...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018   /   by Mia Franzen

5 Fun Alternatives to Boring Walls!

Ever looked at your walls and thought "I wish I could do something more with this boring wall color"? Well now you can!! 
For some, paint just isn't enough....
1. Living moss wall

This one is a bit extreme, but looks amazing! If you have a green thumb I would definitely give this a try.
This would help to bring the outside feel into the home
Plants have a direct impact on ones well-being
Be prepared for extensive maintenance (it is a living wall after all!)
Love the idea, but not the price tag? 
Replace the succulents with moss for the same look and effect with a less expensive price tag


2. Backlit Stone

If you are looking to add the "wow factor" to your bathroom or kitchen this option is for you!
Backlit Onxy is absolutely breathtaking
You may spend a bit more than you would with normal stone, but the result will blow your mind

3. Scratch and Sniff Wallpaper

As goofy as it sounds just think about how awesome it would be in a kids room!
Live out youe ...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018   /   by Mia Franzen

Can kitchen layouts change your life?

It is crucial to pick the right kitchen layout for your everyday life. The location of all appliances and counter tops will dictate how easily you cook, clean, and perform every day tasks.
See below for different kitchen layout ideas and their pros/cons!
1. Kitchen Island

These are among one of the most popular kitchen designs
Ensures efficient work triangle if the island contains your sink, cooking unit, or refridgerator
Gives families extra space for dining, homework, or social events
Added benefit: storage!
You can design your island to have shelves built-in to any of its sides
This will give you extra space for storing items, decoration, etc.


2. Kitchen Peninsula

This idea is good for those wanting the kitchen island layout, but don't have enough space to achieve the look
It gives the same great island look and functionality without using up so much square footage
This layout provides stool space and an open concept feel

3. Single-sided Kitchen

Single-sidee ...

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