Simple Staging Tips for the Holidays

Simple Staging Tips for the Holidays

Many homeowners these days are wanting to find homes outside the hustle and bustle of city life, while still leading a productive and connected modern lifestyle. Increasingly, people are finding exactly what they’re looking for in rural communities. We take great delight in serving the smaller towns and rural areas in eastern Iowa, so today we’re sharing some of our favorite benefits of living in a rural community.

Choosing Siding For Your Home

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Siding is likely the single most noticeable part of your home. Not only does siding offer your home’s first impression visually, but it’s also the physical protection your home needs to keep out the elements. In short: it’s important. So how do you choose which material is best? What colors and styles are trending right now? Let’s chat.

What Color Should I Paint My Front Door?

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As the first thing people see when they visit your home, your front door is your first chance to make a good impression. The front entry should serve as a welcome and a greeting for your guests, while displaying a bit of the home’s personality, too. Whether you live in an older home or a newer one, repainting your front door is an easy refresh that can score you major curb appeal points AND catch the eye of potential buyers.

5 Tips on Designing Your Perfect Backyard

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With the start of spring and summer comes warm weather, long days, and the perfect time to transform your backyard into your own personal oasis. But with so many options, it can quickly become overwhelming designing one that’s perfect for you and your family. To help, we’ve put together some tips to make the process a bit easier. Whether you’re designing a plan for the first time or working to update an outdoor space that came when you purchased your home, these will help make sure you’re utilizing every inch perfectly.

7 Things to Add to Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Now that the days are growing longer, the sun is shining brighter, and the weather is starting to get warmer, it’s the perfect time to refresh your home with a good spring cleaning. Beyond the usual vacuuming and dusting, here are some other items to add to your list!

Tips for Finding a Christmas Tree that Complements Your Décor

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Whether you’re a first-time homeowner spending this holiday season in your new home, or you’re an empty nester preparing for family to visit, getting out your totes of holiday decorations and setting everything up is always the most wonderful time of the year. From hanging up stockings to setting your holiday table, you want to make sure you have a cohesive design that perfectly complements your home and the decor you have. As the focal point of the room, finding the right Christmas Tree is key to adding that perfect final touch.

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for a Thanksgiving Gathering

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The holiday season is here and for those hosting get-togethers, it can be easy to become stressed at the thought of your to-do list. From cooking dinner to having visitors in your home, it can become a daunting task trying to make everything perfect. To help, we’ve created a list of things you can do in advance to help you enjoy the day. Whether you’re hosting a smaller Friendsgiving or a larger, more traditional, family gathering, these are guaranteed to help make your day run as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

What Makes Your House A Home: Small Projects That Sell

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Whether you’re planning on putting your home on the market within the next week or looking to sell further down the road, there are simple home improvement projects you can complete in order to help it sell faster. Here’s a list of five DIY projects that can improve the look of your home while adding value at the same time.

Winter is Coming: Prepare Your House Early

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As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, it’s clear that fall has arrived, and winter is well on its way. Along with pumpkin carving, apple picking, and catching a football game or two, now is the perfect time to make sure your home is prepared to handle the colder months. Take a weekend to run through this checklist so you can sit back and relax during the winter season and not spend it stressed about your home.

How to Make Your Space Seem Bigger Than It Is

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Square footage shouldn’t make or break your dream home. Many people want their house to look and feel more spacious, but may not be willing to make a huge project out of it. Here are some easy solutions which will help you make a small space feel more inviting and multi-functional.