July 2018

Found 4 blog entries for July 2018.

The Pros and Cons of Owning a CondoMost property owners are attracted to condos primarily because they're less expensive than a single-family home. However, there are far more reasons to choose (or not choose) a condo beside price. Whether or not a condo is right for a homeowner depends entirely on the circumstances and the priorities of the future owner, so learn more about what to consider before making the final decision to buy a condo.

Budgets and Locations

Purchasing a condo has the potential to be a very cost-effective solution for those keeping a sharp eye on their budget. Larger condos may offer the same square footage as a single-family home for less, and they give people downsizing from a larger home a chance to remain property owners without an exorbitant mortgage.

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5 Basic Tools for A New Homeowner ToolkitMoving into a new home comes with new responsibilities, such as performing routine maintenance or doing home improvement projects. Homeowners now have to shoulder the burden that landlords or an HOA may have handled in the past. There are some small tools that can help new homeowners tackle routine maintenance tasks and save them money.

A Tape Measure

From furniture to lumber for a new project, it is important to buy the right size for a perfect fit. New Canadian homeowners may find a 25-foot tape measure with a one inch long blade the best choice as it is long enough to meet the majority of measuring needs and is made not to buckle.

A Flashlight

A flashlight can be used in the home, the car or the great outdoors. Some homeowners prefer

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How Technology Is Slowly Changing Residential Home BuildingThe construction industry has moved along at its own pace when it comes to adapting different kinds of technology, even as breakthrough after breakthrough debuted on the market. However, residential builders are starting to recognize how new advancements can save them time and money in the home construction process. Whether an individual is planning to build or remodel their home in the future or they're just curious about the shifting methods of home construction, it's useful to know the trends to better predict the future of the residential building industry.

The Scouting Process

Scouting for the best locations to build has long been a time-consuming process for many builders. Not only are photos typically insufficient to get the full scope

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Popular Roofing Materials and When to Use ThemThe roof of the home is often out of sight, out of mind for many homeowners, even though it's one of the most important protective components of the home. When it comes time to decide which roofing materials to choose, it's important to consider the decision from different angles. In other words, choosing materials solely based on cost, convenience, or aesthetics isn't always the best move. How do the basics of how different roofing materials stack up against each other?

Composite Shingles

Composite shingles can last anywhere from 15-50 years, depending on quality and upkeep.Composite or asphalt shingles remain a popular option because they're affordable and they don't require a lot of maintenance. Even though they're made from a variety of

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