It's time to take a closer look at the Prefab Home Trend. A Prefab Home may sound like a modern ambition, but they’re nothing new. Consider “Modern Home No. 187” listed in the Sears, Robuck & Co. catalog in 1913. The humble catalog advertised a remarkable 2-story house with a cobblestone foundation and matching chimney. This particular home was referred to as “an architectural triumph”. It was available for purchase as a kit to be assembled on a customer’s property. The price tag was $1,273. What is a Prefab Home? Prefab homes are built almost entirely inside a factory instead of traditional on-site construction. What are the differences between Prefab Homes, Modular Homes, Kit Homes, and Manufactured Homes? Prefab and Modular Homes Prefab Homes and Modular Homes are … [Read more...] about A Closer Look at the Prefab Home Trend
Fall-planted bulbs are a great way to create a glorious garden, full of color and variety. You may not know that September is the perfect month to plant them. Beginner gardeners love their nearly foolproof reliability. Master gardeners relish their design impact. Here are some creative ideas and tips to plant the basic and beautiful bulb. Whatever your skill level, follow the planting recommendations on the label and get them in the ground this fall. Plant bulbs just about anywhere in your garden as long as the soil drains well and there’s plenty of sun.Plant them in clusters as opposed to a line. Clusters of color have more impact.Put lower blooming bulbs in front of the taller blooming bulbs.Try planting smaller bulbs directly above the larger ones for a jumbled and unexpected … [Read more...] about Tips to Plant the Basic and Beautiful Bulb
You’re back from vacation, there’s no holiday in sight, and the days are still long and hot. Need something to do? It’s the perfect month to go through your End-of-Summer To-Do List. Don’t let the busy days of autumn sneak up on your family. It’s time to show demanding September who’s boss. Prep Your Furnace for Winter Yes, we know it’s hot outside, but you know what happens after hot. Cold. Your furnace is more likely to go on the blink in the dead of winter. Have your furnace inspected by a professional and make sure it’s ready to go when the temps drop. Maintaining your furnace in the summer will be more cost-effective than emergency calls in the winter. Furthermore, a service professional can ensure your system is safe to run after being dormant all summer. Clean and Store … [Read more...] about Your End-of-Summer To-Do List
We all hear how stressful it is to buy a house, but what about the flip side of that coin, selling it? It's not easy keeping your home in “visit-worthy” condition as a seller - but to keep it that way 24/7 and show it at a moment’s notice can take a toll. Double that stress load if you have to round up and evacuate a couple of toddlers and some four-legged family members. We've gathered Tips to Sell Your Home Fast. There's more to selling than just putting your home on the market. To sell a home quickly, it needs to show well, be marketed well, and priced correctly,” says Goran Forss, a broker at Allison James Estates & Homes in Temecula, CA. So, take a deep breath and read on. 1. De-clutter Like Your Sale Depends on It…Because it Does! First of all, look around and … [Read more...] about Tips to Sell Your Home Fast
If you’re like most of us, you need a little motivation to transition from the relaxed, barefoot days of summer to back-to-school shoe shopping. That’s what Back to School Month is all about. Back to School Month has been celebrated for nearly 60 years as a way to get parents, students, and teachers ready to tackle the new school year. Is your home back-to-school ready? We’ve got some tips to inspire you, or at the very least get you an A+ for effort. Declutter the Home Base Before you head out to buy anything new, purge last year’s piles. Take stock of backpacks, sports gear, clothing, lunch containers, and school supplies. Get rid of things that are broken, outgrown, or too worn out to use. Throw out last year’s school papers. If you declutter, destress, and begin with an organized … [Read more...] about Is Your Home Back-to-School Ready?