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How Home Building Is Changing for the First Time in 100 Years

How Home Building Is Changing for the First Time in 100 Years

Unlike the majority of industries that have changed over recent decades—mostly due to new technology—the processes for constructing a new home have not changed in more than 100 years—until now. Up until this point, residential builders have followed a standardized set...

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Little Facts. Though many competing claims exist, the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621. More than 200 years later, in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln declared the final...

Ceiling Project? Don’t Default to Drywall

Ceiling Project? Don’t Default to Drywall

In the distant future, when archaeologists excavate houses from our era, they might conclude that our plain, cookie-cutter ceilings show a lack of imagination. And for the most part, they’d be right. They’d find popcorn ceilings. Boring acoustic tiles. And drywall,...

Home Maintenance Quiz

Home Maintenance Quiz

Your home may be the biggest investment you will ever make. Taking good care of it with regular maintenance is necessary to maintain its value and ensure it will provide a comfortable, safe shelter for you and your family for a long time. Here is a home maintenance...

Kitchen tips to fit your lifestyle

Kitchen tips to fit your lifestyle

Use these questions to help plan the most efficient kitchen for your lifestyle and cooking habits. How do you currently use your kitchen? How would you like to use your kitchen? What type of pots and pans do you own? (You won't want to buy a 14,000 BTU commercial...

Take a Look at Your Home – It’s National Homeownership Month

Take a Look at Your Home – It’s National Homeownership Month

  June is National Homeownership Month, giving you an excuse to fall in love with your home all over again or find ways to revive it! What advice would you share with young buyers on purchasing a home? What do you wish you had known when you purchased your home?...

How Long Buyers Remain in Their Homes

How Long Buyers Remain in Their Homes

  Builders and manufacturers of building products are often interested in how long home buyers actually stay in the homes they purchase—for example, to gain insight on what types of building products to use and how to market them. Buyers who intend to remain in...

The Meaning of Memorial Day

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Since the earliest ceremonies in small American towns following the Civil War, we have gathered on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. As in those early days of laying wreaths and placing flags, our...

Room Painting 101

Room Painting 101

Ready for a new look in your home, but don’t have a budget for a big remodel? There’s nothing faster or more economical to give your home a quick update than by painting your rooms a new color. A well-planned and executed paint job can make a room look larger or...

Make Your Home Safe for All Ages

Make Your Home Safe for All Ages

Your 80-year-old aunt is coming to stay for a few days. You're looking forward to the visit, but realize your home may not be entirely "older-generation" friendly. To help enhance the safety and comfort of your visitor, especially one who may have some of the physical...