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Tired of Looking? Why Not Build New?

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Thinking about buying your first home? Finding “the one” can be a daunting process, and it’s not something that should be rushed. Also, the longer a home has been around, the more things there are about it that someone – the previous owner or a real estate broker – will want to keep from you. Did you know that over 70% of the existing single-family homes in the U.S. were built prior to 1990? Additionally, 60% of homes that were purchased in the U.S. during the year 2013 were actually built prior to 1990. Depending on how many different owners the home has had, it may be in need of substantial renovations and repairs by the time you get to it. Some of them may be obvious and out in the open — others, not so much.
One consideration that would alleviate many of these concerns would be to go with one of m

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The Top Three Things to Consider When Buying Solar Panels

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When you think about installing solar panel systems in your home or business, it is typically a signal that you have efficiency in mind. After all, solar electric systems are an investment for the long run; in the short term, solar electric systems just represent an extra expense. For those interested in efficiency, here are three questions you should ask yourself before going out and looking for solar panels for sale:

1. Do You Need Solar Trackers?

Solar panel tracking systems allow solar panels to be tilted
to follow the sun as it climbs across the sky

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Hardwood Flooring Vs Linoleum Which is Right for Your Home? Hint- You Need Both!

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The flooring throughout your home is in disrepair and needs to be replaced. Although you certainly have a lot of options, hardwood and linoleum are your two best options in terms of price and durability. And, although you might think that you must choose one or the other, the truth is that both types of flooring are needed in your home. Here are three reasons why you need both types of flooring.

Linoleum Goes Where Hardwood Cannot

Wood flooring is beautiful, hypoallergenic, and extremely durable. Because of this, it’s a perfect option for living rooms, bedrooms, and hallways. However, hardwood flooring isn’t suited to damp environments like bathrooms, kitchens, or basements. For these areas, you need waterproof flooring, such as linoleum.

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How Veneer Edge Banding Can Make Plywood Look Like Solid Wood

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If you’re doing a building project and poking around the woodworking aisles in your local home improvement store, you’ll probably come across something that looks like a roll of thick tape, but has the appearance of wood. This product is edge banding, and it’s extremely useful when you’re making something such as furniture. Here’s a little more about how edge banding works.

What Is Veneer Edge Banding?

In the context of woodworking, veneer is a product made by taking extremely thin slices of wood and adhering them to other products. Veneer edge banding is made by taking many pieces of veneer and fashioning them in a continuous roll. This allows it to be applied to the edges of pieces (typically made from plywood), giving them the appearance of solid wood.

How Is Ve

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The Benefits of Building Design a Custom Home

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Are you in the market for a “forever home” and finding that many listings simply fall short? When homeowners invest in a place to build their lives, they are entirely justified in insisting their wish list items be met – or exceeded. What’s one way to be sure you can check all must haves off your list? Consider a custom built home with one of the best home builders in your area! Forbes’ Magazine recently reported that home prices will only rise through 2014. If you are in the market now, working with a new home builder may be a great way to control costs and get just what you want out of your home buying experience.
1) Pick your spot on the map
I’m sure you’ve heard it before: the number one feature to be mindful of is location, location, location. When you work

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