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The Best Winter Home Decorating Trends You Need to Know

Brown Dining Room - Blackhawk
Did you know that interior design affects your happiness? Don't worry! We're here to help. It's essential to have a cozy and beautiful home, and winter home decorating is critical. We'll go over some ways to create an intimate and unique atmosphere. Want to learn more? Keep reading!

Top 8 Winter Landscaping and Lawn Care Tips

Winter Landscaping
Did you know that Florida's coldest recorded temperature is -2F? If one of the hottest states in the country isn't immune to winter chill, then you need to make sure you're prepared for winter even in Texas and Arizona! Impending freezing weather can send a chill down any homeowner's spine. Thinking about all the chores that need to be done to keep your property looking beautiful can feel overwhelming. However, if you follow these 8 simple winter landscaping tips, your lawn will be prepared in no time.

Classy Christmas Decorations: How to Elegantly Decorate Your House for the Holidays

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Decorating for Christmas is a great seasonal tradition, and the earlier you decorate the longer you have to enjoy your hard work. Christmas lights outside and winter decorations around the house can make the holiday season even more special. Because decorating for Christmas is so fun, it can be easy to get carried away. There is a lot of tacky Christmas decor out there that you'll want to avoid. Tasteful Christmas decorations will make your house look beautiful and give feel more classy.

Top 5 Quick Tips to Keep an Organized Kitchen in Your New Home

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According to the New York Post, Americans can easily spend $70,000 annually on takeout food. Why not save money, stay in, and enjoy preparing a meal in your new home? Nowadays anybody can be a master chef, with the help of online cooking videos. Before you can have fun whipping up a meal, you'll have to be able to find the whisk. Your new home should be set up to compliment your lifestyle. You can start by creating more space in your kitchen. Take control of your kitchen organization with these 5 storage saving tips.

How to Pick a Color Palette for Your New Home

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Ready to buy your dream home? You're in good company, as November is apparently a popular time to buy a home this year. However, once you have your long-desired home keys in hand, you'll need to decide what colors you want in your new home. Few things say "welcome to homeownership" like the smell of fresh paint and fresh upholstery, so choosing your home's colors is certainly an exciting part of buying a new house. The question is, how do you know that you've chosen the right paint and furnishing colors for the new home?

7 Easy Care Tips to Maintain New Home Furniture

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One of the best parts of buying a new house is outfitting it with brand new furniture. But, how do you keep that new home furniture looking as nice as the day you got it? Whether you have kids, pets, or both, there's a lot you can do to maintain your furniture after buying it. If you want to keep your furniture in good condition for as long as possible, these seven care tips are sure to help.

Top 10 Bathroom Design Trends of 2018

Bathroom Trends
Bathrooms are often known as the most expensive rooms in a house by square feet. But, for all their priciness, bathroom design trends move slowly -- meaning you will get years of bang for your buck. If you're planning to remodel a bathroom or are building a new home, your return on investment might astound you. Real estate agents say that money invested in bathroom remodeling is typically won back in added sale value to the home -- and then some. But you don't have to take our word for it! We've found the top ten bathroom design trends of 2018:

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends of 2018

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Kitchen remodeling is big business. On average, a kitchen remodel is around $21,000. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, some homeowners will go all out, spending upwards of $50,000! It's where your family gathers, where homework and school projects get done, and where your friends congregate during a party. It is probably the room in your home that can make or break a real estate sale. If you are thinking about putting a new kitchen in your home, you will want to read on to learn about the top ten kitchen design trends of 2018.

The Ultimate New Home Maintenance Checklist

New Home Checklist
When you first buy a new home, you want to make sure to keep it looking new for as long as possible. In order to do that, you'll need to make sure that your home's maintenance is always in top shape. Luckily, you won't have to memorize everything that you need to do for your home! There are many things that need to be taken care of when caring for your new home, so having a list of everything to do is vital. Read on to find out what is on the ultimate new home maintenance checklist!

Top 9 Lawn Restoration Tips for an Unhealthy Lawn

Lawn Restoration
Your lawn is one of the first things people see as they approach your home. That's why you want it looking its best at all times. But, what happens when your grass gets splotchy or begins to die? You'll need to learn how to revive dead grass, which is possible if you follow the proper steps. If you're a novice with grass care and need to know how to fix dead grass, then you're in the right place. In this article, we're discussing some lawn restoration tips so you can have a nice lawn again. Keep reading to learn more.

Top 5 Landscaping Design Trends of 2018

Landscaping
Here's a breath of fresh air: Did you know that lawns are a more effective producer of oxygen than trees? And that's not the only reason you should care about landscaping design. Front yard and backyard design ideas can be a fun and essential part of home life, and can also increase the value and curb appeal of your property. Whether you are interested in buying a home or selling one, it's important to stay up-to-date on the trends in landscaping and outdoor design. Let's look at the top five landscaping design trends of 2018:

Stay Connected in Your New Home

Smart Home
We incorporate the most up-to-date features in our homes. Our homeowners never have to compromise when it comes to their convenience, their safety or their wallets!

The Best Exterior Paint Trends of 2018

Exterior Paint
Repainting your home is a great way to modernize the exterior without breaking the bank. Whether you're buying a new home or redoing your existing home, repainting is the perfect way to bring the house into style! It's not too late in the season to paint! There's still enough time before winter comes to refresh the exterior of your home with one of this year's hottest colors. Read on for our guide on the best exterior paint colors of 2018-19.

A Gift that Grows

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Gehan Homes partners with the National Forest Foundation to aid in its ambitious reforestation project aimed at planting 50 million trees across our National Forests by 2023. This project is designed to aid in ensuring the forests will be around for the future generations to enjoy.

Tax Benefits of Buying a Home

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There can be many tax deductions for purchasing properties. Deductions reduce your taxable income and thus result in lower taxes owed. It is useful to learn the tax benefits before buying a property or when considering renting versus buying. This article provides an overview of tax deductions for purchasing properties in Texas. Always check with a Tax Professional for the most up-to-date advice.

Energy Efficient Home Building

Energy Efficiency
When building a new home, there are several features that come standard that can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower expenses over time. People normally refer to appliances when evaluating energy efficiency, but there are many building materials that involve energy utilization. The following are some Texas new home energy saving ideas to consider.

Helpful Real Estate Terminology

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The home purchasing and selling steps are elaborate enough to begin with. Real estate terminology can complicate it further, particularly if you are a first time buyer. Below you will find definitions on popular real estate terminology in Texas. This may help you better comprehend the buying and selling process.

Buying a New Home – How Much Should You Spend?

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The maximum amount you can spend on your new home loan can easily be determined by a mortgage lender. How much you should spend is more personal and depends on your new home needs, budget and financial goals.