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  • Nine Water-Saving Products That Meet Strict Standards

    According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, almost 45% of California experienced moderate, severe, or extreme drought this summer. All of the state’s coastal cities are experiencing drought or abnormal dryness, with Southern California hardest hit by severe and extreme drought conditions. In addition, the abnormally dry weather and vegetation has fueled destructive wildfires. In response,

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  • 5 Interior Design Tips to Make Your Home Feel More Relaxing

    Our homes should be our sanctuaries — a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But you might not be reaping the full benefit of your personal domain if the space isn’t set up for relaxation. Here are five interior design tips to make your home feel more peaceful. 1. Use a soothing

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  • How to Improve Communication With Clients at Your Remodeling Company

    Sometimes what seems so obvious to a business is not very obvious to its clients. Frustration and anxiety occurs for the clients while the employees of the business feel they are doing their job well. How do I know? Nina and I were in the Amsterdam airport, looking to board the plane that would take

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  • THE ART OF THE UPSELL

    Your clients count on you to be an expert in remodeling and, as part of that expertise, to provide them with suggestions for smart ways to add value to their project. Even if a design change or a product upgrade would increase the total investment, you should give your clients the information so that they

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  • Homeowners are Ready to Ditch All-White Kitchens, Survey Find

    Ashton Woods recently polled 1,400 prospective home buyers to identify the most prominent trends across several topics of home design—ranging from customization and room layouts to fixtures and finishes. The company’s 2018 Ashton Woods National Homebuyer Survey determined that personalized design options were a leading consideration for three-fourths of buyers when selecting a builder, and

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  • Redfin: Looks Like The Exodus Is Coming

    In the second quarter of 2018 people in expensive, high-tax coastal markets including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. searched for homes in metros like Phoenix, Las Vegas and Miami, where taxes are lower and housing is more affordable, according to the latest Migration Report. The analysis is based on a sample

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