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4 Exterior Home Improvements that Increase Resale Value for 2019

Curb appeal is king when it comes to resale value. That means your home’s exterior needs to be in optimal condition to avoid leaving money on the table in a sale.  By the numbers, 80% of prospective buyers say a homes’ curb appeal is an important (if not the most important) factor in their buying decisions. Even ...

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Need Help Updating Your Ranch?

There are many ways to update a 1950s ranch and affordable ranch homes are proving their potential.  When they aren’t dismissed, torn down, and then replaced by larger McMansion-style homes, they get snapped up by smart buyers excited about their large lots, large windows and friendly layouts.  There are so many cool ways to update ...

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Prepare for 2019: 6 Exterior Design Trends on the Way OUT

NOW is an excellent time to do some home exterior improvements; however, be sure you’re doing improvements that add value to your greatest investment.  Don’t fall victim to these home exterior design trends that are on the way OUT!   1. WIMPY COLUMNS: Small wimpy columns are way OUT! They don’t look as though they ...

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2019 Exterior Paint Favorites from the Benjamin Moore Palette

More than any other forecast that comes out when it comes to color, brick&batten mainly relies on the manufacturers to predict what will be on trend in the coming months and years.  They have the most knowledge when it comes to tools/information to predict what colors we will gravitate toward next. We are always blown ...