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Rent vs. own: Which is right for you?

If youre thinking of buying your first home, youve probably wrestled with the decision to rent or own your home — and for good reason.Owning a home is a big commitment. With it comes a lot of responsibility and a long-term financial relationship.But which is right for you? To answer that, lets lean into the facts.The improving housing marketGood news! Since the depths of the recession, the housing market has made a heroic comeback. That can be attributed to a... read more
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Stuck inside? Easy tips to freshen up your living space

Winter weather means more time living indoors — working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. It's important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust and allergens. The following are some key areas to tackle for a comfortable and efficient home.Wash windowsWashing away dirt and water marks from your windows and screens...
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Creating a dream home with cypress

Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients dream homes.Wood is a classic and timeless building material, says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association....
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New year, new you. Be your best, most productive self in 2018

It's a new year, the time people traditionally take a look at what's working in their lives and what could be kicked up a notch. If you could use more productivity and efficiency in your life, you're not alone. Sometimes, it's all anyone can do to make it through the day unscathed, let alone slay every item on...
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5 must-have home features for retirees

Sponsored ad content by Clayton HomesAs we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement.According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people...
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