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June 22, 2017

Types of Roofs That Can Lower Cooling Costs

Whether you’re planning a roof upgrade or total replacement, one thing is certain — you’re about to make a significant investment. Luckily, current roofing options allow you to understand the benefit of your investment immediately, and perhaps even increase it over time.

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Consider a Cool Roof

Cool roofs reflect sunlight by design, allowing for decreased heat absorption. Depending on the type of roof you choose, cool roofs can >decrease surface heat by as much as 50-60 degrees. This effect trickles down into the home, creating more comfort inside with less energy usage and subsequent cost.

What are the most cost-effective cool roof [...]

 
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June 22, 2017

How Does Your ZIP Code Cost You Money?

Is your future ZIP code going to cost you money, or save you money? Will the ZIP code of your new house increase the cost of your car insurance, or decrease it? Will your child get a good education, or a poor one depending on the ZIP code? Will you pay more, or less, down the road for hotel rooms, clothes, cars or transportation?

A “cost of living analysis” by two large realty companies discovered that living in the suburbs versus living in the city does impact your cost of living – by thousands of dollars. Families living in the city will end up spending more than their country cousins. According to Care.com, city dwellers in Chicago and Dallas show a difference [...]

 
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June 22, 2017

Homes With Hidden Doors That Won’t Send You Running for the Hills

Relax, there are no ghouls or foul play to be found behind the hidden doors in these homes. Explore the mystery behind panels in these stunning homes.
 
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June 21, 2017

5 Wonderfilet Delicious Cities for Seafood Lovers

It’s summer, which means… great seafood! But for some people, waiting around for their favorite fish to come into season just isn’t enough. If you’re a seafood aficionado, you’re in luck – the U.S. enjoys some of the widest variety of fish options in the world–from the blue oceans of Hawaii to the lobster traps of Maine, there’s something for just about everyone. So pack your bib and butter, these five cities offer great seafood options, along with amazing fishing for anyone who likes to catch their own dinner.

1. Portland, Maine

Nothing says shellfish like New England. Portland may be famous for its lobster and clam, but the [...]

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