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Eco-Friendly Holiday Decorating Tips to Save you Money

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s right around this time of year when festive homeowners across America will begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. However, these displays, due to their high energy consumption, can take a hit on your wallet. That’s why it’s so important that all homeowners are aware of the many useful environmentally-friendly holiday decorating tips that will help save them funds!

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

Winterizing your Home for the Season ahead

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The full force of winter is almost upon us. Luckily, you still have a few weeks to start winterizing your home. This process involves making sure that your property is suited to withstand the low temperatures, gusting winds and extreme precipitation that comes along with winter weather. Here are a few essential tips to ensure your home stays warm and safe throughout the entire season.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

Enhancing First Impressions with a Well-Crafted Office Lobby

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If your business regularly hosts clients and customers at your offices, its lobby will serve as the ultimate first impression of your company. In the corporate world, these introductions are extremely important, that’s why it’s essential that you dedicate manpower, time and resources towards making sure your office lobby shines. Here’s how to make sure that you’re checking all the right boxes.

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Topics: design, Optimizing Office Space, office space

Interior Design Tips to Seamlessly Incorporate in your Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you have recently purchased or currently own a home, you’re probably aware of the challenges that come along with designing and furnishing it. Most people aren’t experienced in contracting or interior design and don’t even know where to start. So, for those that may need a little guidance, here are a few interior design tips and tricks that should give you a good head-start!

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Topics: design, open house, house design, interior design

Is Green Building Really a Sound Investment Opportunity?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Throughout the past decade, there has been a global push by consumers and manufacturers to start using so-called “green” materials to sustainably design buildings and preserve our environment in the process. This includes a trend towards green building for residential and commercial properties. Read along to learn more about its uses and many benefits.  

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Topics: design, investment property, green building

Staycation Ideas for Embracing the Comforts of your Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Destination vacations are overrated. Planning a trip away from home can be expensive, time-consuming, and stressful. Instead, why not turn your next vacation into a staycation by transforming your home into a relaxing paradise. All you need are a few DIY touch-ups, some creativity and a renewed outlook. Use some of these staycation ideas and your home will be vacation-ready in no time.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, Tips, Summer

What is a Smart Home?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With the increasingly rapid progress of technology, every sector of our lives is being improved and built on with the consumer in mind. These technological advances are starting to make their way into residential real estate and our homes. Houses that utilize this state-of-the-art technology and devices have been coined “smart homes”.  A smart home makes use of all the newest technology that simplifies and eases the way that we live. Follow along to find out exactly what is a smart home and what features can turn yours into one, too.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, property value, Luxury Homes

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