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Considerations For Adding An Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Debbie Foster // April 9, 2021

An outdoor kitchen is a natural gathering spot in the landscape. After all, everyone ends up in the kitchen indoors, so the odds are great that the same thing will happen when there’s a kitchen outside. An outdoor kitchen encourages you to enjoy dining al fresco whenever the weather is good, whether you have guests […]


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Pandemic Sees Rise In Smart Home Tech

Posted by Debbie Foster // April 1, 2021

One in four Americans purchased a smart-home device in 2020, according to a new survey from SafeWise, a firm that offers safety solutions and resources for the home. The majority of those surveyed say they are spending more time using home tech and are increasing their home tech spending and report using smart-home technology at […]


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Home Ownership and Millennials

Posted by Debbie Foster // March 25, 2021

Millennials are giving up on their dreams of homeownership at an increasing rate. According to an annual report by Apartment List, a rental listing site, 18.2% of Millennials now expect that they will rent for the rest of their lives—up from 10.7% in 2018. The study comes during a booming housing market, making it hard to believe that […]


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VA Loans Do More Than You Might Think

Posted by Debbie Foster // March 18, 2021

Because of the bravery and sacrifices of veterans and active military, the rest of the country’s civilians can live the American dream in safety. As one tangible way to say “thank you for your service,” current and former members of the military have access to Veterans Affairs home loans. These unique mortgage options allow veterans and those […]


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Choosing The Right Window Treatments

Posted by Debbie Foster // March 11, 2021

Shades or shutters? Cellular or roller? Color or neutral? With so many window treatment options available, determining which ones to choose can leave you feeling frazzled. Beat design paralysis with our handy window treatment guide to help you select the right ones for you and your home. Determine Your Goals Before browsing styles, it’s important […]


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Have You Completed Your February Checklist?

Posted by Debbie Foster // February 24, 2021

February is a time of year to indulge in home comforts like cooking big-batch meals, reading in the afternoon and watching movies with the family. Here are a dozen ideas to add to your to-do list this month, from the necessary (clearing sidewalks of snow and ice, say) to the just-for-fun (treating yourself to weekly […]


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2020 Review of Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Debbie Foster // December 16, 2020

Commercial real estate (CRE) has had a very volatile year. At the start of 2020, commercial real estate was well poised for continued growth and expansion with high optimism among all sectors, but the onset of the global pandemic shook the CRE market, turning many sectors upside down and creating uncertainty and concern for short- and long-term performance […]


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Florida Housing Market Predictions for 2021

Posted by Debbie Foster // December 9, 2020

The population will increase The current population of Florida is 21,993,000. With a growth rate of about 1.6%, the number is expected to rise significantly in 2021. Much of the population increase is a result of migration from overseas, as well as from within the US itself. There is especially a large influx of Hispanic […]


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Pro Tips For Fall Decluttering

Posted by Debbie Foster // December 2, 2020

This past spring, when many of us started spending more time at home, a lot of us felt the urge to trim excess belongings and organize our stuff. However, getting clutter out of the house was difficult, because at the start of the pandemic, many charities were closed. Fortunately, organizations like Goodwill, The Salvation Army […]


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Making Your Home A Smart Home From Day One

Posted by Debbie Foster // November 25, 2020

If you’re in the house hunting process right now, there are a lot of things you can do to make sure your new home is a smart one as soon as you move in. But a home can only become as smart as its WiFi is fast. And with many of us working from home, […]


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