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Sustainable Building Material Information for Home BuyersSustainability is very important for homeowners, especially those who are in the process of building new homes. Using sustainable building materials gives homeowners a way to protect the environment while also reducing their own utility costs. It's also good for property values, and can help attract buyers when the time comes to sell. Strathcona homeowners who want to make their homes eco-friendly have many options. Knowing those options can help homeowners come to a decision.

Bamboo or Cork Flooring

Bamboo and cork are both eco-friendly flooring options that are growing in popularity among homeowners. Bamboo is popular because it looks like hardwood, even though it's actually a grass. Bamboo takes about 7 years or less to grow up into a

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Things to Consider if Re-insulating the Home is NecessaryMore homes today are being designed from top to bottom inside and out with maximum energy efficiency in mind, and home insulation is a large part of achieving energy goals. However, many homes—particularly older ones—are still insulated with older materials that are far less efficient that options today. The good news is that by re-insulating the home, it's likely that homeowners can save money through lower energy costs and recoup their investment in just a few years.

Determining Whether Home Re-insulation is Necessary

In order to determine if a home needs to be re-insulated, it will be necessary to identify areas in the home that need sealing. Also, an inspection will need to be performed in various spaces like basements, attics, walls and

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Home Pest Remediation: A GuideHaving bugs and other types of pests in a home can be very frustrating. It's also kind of gross, in the opinions of a lot of people. Insects and rodents, along with other pests, can spread disease and damage a house in the process. But fortunately there are ways to remediate pest problems in order to reduce the chances of an issue. Whether that's done on a DIY basis or by a professional, there are options for a Parkview homeowner to consider. Here are some of the most important things to think about when considering home pest remediation.

How Pests Get Into a Home

Pests get into a home in a number of ways. But the most common ways are from a home that's not sealed up well against the outside elements and from a home where the homeowner leaves

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Meta title: 4 Myths About Millennials Buying HomesThere are a lot of different myths revolving around millennials. Everyone has heard them: they’re exaggerated, poorly structured, and sometimes, completely inaccurate. For instance, buying avocados and buying a home are not mutually exclusive, and people can enjoy both. Everyone deserves the same chance and opportunity to be a Griesbach homeowner, and some suspicious myths shouldn’t keep anyone from taking the first steps to attaining their dreams. Here are three different myths being passed around about millennials purchasing homes and why they are re inaccurate.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Myth #1: Student Debt Keeps Millennials

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Move with less stress. Follow our simple tips for efficient movingAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 15 million people will move each year in the United States. That is a lot of people experiencing a great deal of stress. In fact, it amounts to over 40 million people organizing, packing, pleading with friends and finding new living space every 52 weeks. People move for lots of reasons, buying or selling a home, a job transfer or retirement. While moving may never be “easy”, here are some tips to make moving more simple.

Plan Ahead

Many people create self-inflicted stress when moving simply because they didn't give themselves enough time and plan ahead. They can underestimate the time it takes to pack every item they own into boxes or secure enough vehicles to facilitate the move. As soon as you've

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How to Buy a New Construction Home in CanadaNew construction properties are appealing to Canadian home buyers because it gives them an opportunity to enjoy a completely fresh start with a customized home. New construction homes are in high demand, but it's imperative that buyers work with an experienced real estate agent who can help them navigate through the process - especially new home buyers.

Here's what home buyers need to know about buy a new construction home in Canada:

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Research All Builders Being Considered

Not all home builders are created equal, and home buyers who are interested in building a new construction home should do

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Home Painting Advice for BeginnersHomeowners who are preparing to list their property on the market may need to paint the house with a fresh array of neutral tones to appeal to buyers and make the home more marketable. Home buyers who have recently purchased a new house may want to paint the walls in order to make the space their own, and add their own touch of color to the property.

No matter the reason for painting, homeowners and home buyers know that it can be expensive to hire someone to do the job. Sometimes, a homeowner may choose to let a professional do the painting as opposed to a DIY job. However, these tips will help beginners paint their entire home on their own—and no one will know that it wasn't painted by a professional. For a more in-depth look, check out our

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How to Buy a HomeBuying a home can be both an exciting and confusing time. For those potential home buyers that are unfamiliar with the home buying process, they may make any number of mistakes along the way. And while some mistakes are opportunities to learn a lesson, others can land buyers in a legal nightmare. To avoid the major pitfalls that come with buying a home, keep the following key stages in mind before getting started.

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Assessing Your Worth

Before contacting a real estate agent or picking out their favorite neighborhoods, buyers have to learn how much they can afford to spend on a home. It's not solely a

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