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    Friday, July 30, 2021   /   by Jeff Stoffel

    Thinking of Buying a Home in the Next Few Months?

    10 Best Buys in Any Price Range
    If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important to have current and accurate knowledge of what area homes are listed for. With advance access to the hottest listings in your specific price range, you’ll be able to beat out other buyers and negotiate to get the most home for the least money.
    Here's how it works: You will receive a FREE report, with photos, which identifies the best buys on the market in your desired price range and location. This insider information, sent to you in a simple, efficient format at no cost or obligation, will give you a huge advantage over other buyers in the marketplace.
    You can request this free "Best Buys Hotlist" by clicking the image below  ...

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    Wednesday, July 14, 2021   /   by Jeff Stoffel

    STARTER HOME BASICS ...How to own a home

    What comes to mind when you picture your ideal home? A pool? Tennis courts? So many rooms that people FaceTime from opposite ends of the house instead of meeting in the middle? That all sounds great?but before you can live like Beyoncé, you have to start somewhere. We sat down with Trenton Hoggard, a CENTURY 21 agent at Wright-Pace Real Estate in Jonesboro, AR, to get the inside scoop on buying and owning a starter home.

    TIRED OF RENTING?

    Ah, renting. Landlords, roommates, the neighbors who seem to either loudly argue or purposely park in your driveway?it can get old pretty quickly. Here’s the good news, the difference between renting and buying a home may seem huge?especially when you factor things like student loans into the picture?but in reality, the costs are more similar than you would think. Having student debt is “not going to be a deal breaker” when it comes to buying a house, says Hoggard. In fact, Hoggard adds that the “major ...

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    Wednesday, July 14, 2021   /   by Jeff Stoffel

    7 Creative and Quick Dining Room Updates

    With so many dining rooms being converted into part of the living room or kitchen these days, dining room design has kind of fallen by the wayside. But if you’re one of the lucky homeowners to have hung on to a formal dining space, you’ve got an opportunity to make some amazing modern updates. Here are 7 affordable ways to breathe new life into an old dining room:

    #1 Perk things up with paint.Are your dining room walls still the same color they were when you moved into your house 10 years ago? If so, there’s a good chance the color’s a little past its prime. In fact, it may also be doing an injustice to your furniture and the updates you’ve made in adjoining rooms as well. Refresh the walls with a paint shade that makes you feel comfortable and cozy. The room will reflect that feeling.

    #2 Modernize the lighting.Are outdated chandeliers and lamps gathering dust in your dining room? Consider sending them packing and installing some recessed lighting an. ...

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    Wednesday, July 14, 2021   /   by Jeff Stoffel

    7 Eco-Friendly Updates for Your Home

    Sorry Kermit, it CAN be easy being green. There are dozens of ways that you can live a greener lifestyle at home. These changes may decrease your carbon footprint and they may even decrease your energy bill!

    Here are seven eco-friendly updates for your home.

    Adjust your temperature accordingly: Turn down your heat and air conditioning when you aren’t home. Close your blinds or curtains to keep cool air from coming in during the winter and hot air and sunlight from coming in during the summer. You may also choose to purchase a programmable thermostat and eco-friendly curtains. Although these updates will cost money, they are likely to decrease your energy use and, as a result, your energy bill!

    Unplug electronics: Take some cues from the scandalous Olivia Pope and, “Shut it down.” Plug electronics that don’t have to be turned on during the day into a power extension and turn them all off quickly and easily when you leave the house. Turn off all electroni! ...

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    Wednesday, July 14, 2021   /   by Jeff Stoffel

    Kitchen Magic: 5 Must-Have Features

    The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you prepare meals for your family, and where you all come together to share those meals. So shouldn’t your kitchen portray that same warmth that you feel? Having a dream kitchen is a goal for many home owners, and while not everything is as easy as waving a wand, there are a few things you can implement that may make your kitchen more beautiful and more practical.

    Double Oven

    For those who love to cook, a double oven might just be a necessity. Can you imagine how much easier cooking holiday dinners would be if you had two separate ovens? Reduce cooking time with the ability to prepare two dishes at the same time, on different temperatures. Cook potatoes in one oven while roasting your turkey in the other, and you’ll no longer have to start cooking dinner so early.

    Kitchen Island

    One of the most important things in a perfect kitchen is ample counter space. What better way to get that than with a large island ? ...

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