Halloween Cocktail: Magic Up Some Butter Beer

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Make (delicious!) Halloween magic with this Harry Potter-inspired cocktail. You don’t have to live in a magical world to enjoy a good butter beer. This version pulls together ginger beer, ginger liqueur, butterscotch and cream soda for a smooth taste with a little kick. Glasses rimmed with gold sugar make it, well … magical. Ingredients:… Continued

October 15, 2019

Rate Bounce

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Rates hit near-historic lows this week and are now at 3.49% for a 30-year mortgage. There have only been two other times in history when rates have been this low- April 2013 and October 2016. It’s interesting to see what happened soon after bottoming out these last two times. In April of 2013 rates hit… Continued

September 18, 2019

Planning for the Life Expectancy of Your Home

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Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a lifespan, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying or selling… Continued

July 31, 2019

Preparing Your Home for the Winter

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During the winter, it is tempting to curl up and hibernate in bed for the next few months. However, you shouldn’t put off these important home maintenance duties. Clean and check the gutters: While you are on the roof hanging holiday lights, make sure your gutters are clear of leaves, secured to the house, and in… Continued

July 26, 2019

How Glass Design Can Help Reflect the Best of Your Home

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Glass has been a key component of home design for style and function for thousands of years. The versatility of glass is such that nearly every single modern home constructed utilizes glass in some way, shape, or form. But there’s no need to settle for simply including glass window panes and calling it good. Whether… Continued

July 23, 2019

5 Stunning Siding and Brick Combinations

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We love brick. Who doesn’t? The building material of choice for ages, it is revered for its rich, organic texture, color and visual interest. And it only gets better with time, the color having more depth after baking in the sun for years.   Related: Hire a Siding and Exterior Expert Here   If you’re building… Continued

July 19, 2019