The HUB

How to Use 2018's Hottest Color: Oceanside

Posted by Rachel Flint on Dec 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

As 2017 comes to a close and we look ahead to 2018, paint trends are all the talk for the inside (and potentially the outside) of your home. Each year, Sherwin-Williams releases a forecast of colors naming the must-have color for the upcoming year.

This year the crown goes to Oceanside.

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Topics: Home Design, Real Estate

The Latest in Home Technology

Posted by Rachel Flint on Oct 30, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Every day our homes get smarter and smarter. Long gone are the days of a thermostat with a needle that was far from accurate. Here are the days of digital thermostats which report humidity and outside temperature and provide insights into your energy usage.

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Topics: Home Design

Personalizing Your First New Home

Posted by Rachel Flint on Feb 27, 2017 3:56:00 PM

Buying your first brand-new home is an exciting experience! Whether you’re building an entirely custom home or purchasing a showcase home (often called a “spec” home) that’s still under construction, you have a lot of opportunities to make your new home a perfect fit for your family. To get as much of what you want in your home as possible while staying within your budget, it’s important to be aware of important decision-making deadlines. Read on to get a sense of the general progression of the construction process and what types of choices you can make at each stage to make your new home an ideal space for your family.

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Topics: Home Building, Home Design

How a Design Studio Can Simplify the Home Building Process

Posted by Rachel Flint on Feb 8, 2017 11:51:41 AM

Building a new home is an exciting time full of important choices, and few of the steps are more fun than picking out the finishes and products to personalize your home. Finding a builder who makes it easy to select your cabinets, paint, flooring and lighting ensures that the building process is a dream – and your dream home becomes a reality!

 

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Topics: Home Building, Home Design

4 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on Feb 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Moving to a smaller home can empower you to save money in several ways as well as become more focused, organized, and intentional about your approach to living. Beyond cutting your fixed monthly housing costs, downsizing can yield benefits in many areas of your life. To decide whether moving to a smaller home would be a good choice for you, weigh what you’d be giving up against what you’d gain. Here are four signs you might be happier living more simply in a smaller space.

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Topics: Home Design, Apartment Living, Real Estate

New Home Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

Posted by Rachel Flint on Jul 26, 2016 11:13:25 AM

Among the benefits of purchasing a newly constructed home is the greater opportunity you get to shape it the way you want it, from the types of flooring you install in your home to the landscaping outside. If, like many homeowners, a low maintenance yard is among your priorities, these landscaping tips can help you have the yard of your dreams without much maintenance.

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Topics: Home Design

What Do I Need to Know About Buying My First New Home?

Posted by Rachel Flint on Apr 29, 2016 4:30:00 PM

 Buying a newly constructed home has a lot of advantages! New homes typically require less repair and maintenance and are often covered by the builder’s warranty. Homes built with the latest technology can be much more energy-efficient than older homes. Also, when you purchase a new home before construction is complete, you have the opportunity to select custom features like flooring, countertops, cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures. 

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Topics: Home Building, Home Design

Tips for Personalizing Your Custom Home

Posted by Rachel Flint on Apr 1, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Building a custom home gives you the freedom to create a home that truly serves your family’s needs. Take advantage of this opportunity by starting to think about everything that is important to you in a home from the very beginning of the process. There are a seemingly endless number of things to consider when designing your personalized home, so we’ll start with some basic elements of your floor plan.

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Topics: Home Design

Flooring Ideas for Your Custom Home

Posted by Rachel Flint on Mar 9, 2016 1:56:37 PM

 

If you’re buying a new custom home this year (or remodeling your current home), choosing flooring is on your long list of important to-dos. Focus your search by attending to these current trends as they have the potential to be beautiful, functional, and stylish for many years.

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Topics: Home Building, Home Design

8 Things to Consider When Looking at New Homes

Posted by Rachel Flint on Feb 19, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Buying a new home can be both immensely exciting and intensely stressful. For most of us, our homes are the largest purchases we make in our lifetimes, so it’s critical that we choose wisely. Keep this article handy as you shop around to remind yourself of these important aspects of any home.
 

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Topics: Home Building, Home Design