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April 2018

Found 5 blog entries for April 2018.

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.

What You Need to Know About Common Roofing MaterialsThe roof of a home is usually out-of-sight, out-of-mind for most homeowners, which is why leaks can seem as though they come from nowhere at the worst possible time. But how a roof functions is primarily dependent on the materials it's made of, and this is true even in the case of severe weather. Homeowners can learn more about the pros and cons of all types of roof material, so they can make a decision that works in the long-term whenever they replace their roof.

Wood Shingle Installation

Wood is often considered an aesthetically attractive option homeowners can choose for their type of roofing tiles. Cedar shingles not only complement practically any home decor, they also evoke certain feelings of comfort and security to both guests and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018.

6 Types of Siding for the HomeHome design trends change more frequently than it is feasible to purchase a new home with each new trend. Buying new siding for a home is one way to head off changing trends in design, but it requires careful consideration of all the different choices. Homeowners will need to factor in their budget and maintenance expectations. This guide identifies the most common types of home siding, and how homeowners can distinguish their benefits and ultimately boost their home's curb appeal.


One of the most popular kinds of siding for the modern home is vinyl. Vinyl features a similar appearance to the traditional wood siding at a fraction of the price. Vinyl siding comes in panels in a huge variety of colors, but the color choice is permanent.

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, April 12th, 2018.

Information For Getting Started on Building a Sustainable HomeMany of today's homeowners consider energy efficiency to be a critical issue when building a home. A sustainable home costs less money to maintain and helps protect the environment. There are many things to consider when trying to build a home that is sustainable. Size, materials used and proper insulation all come into play during this type of construction project. These tips will help home buyers to design a home that is good for the environment and capable of lasting for a very long time.

Modest Size is Important

Homes that cover a wide area will have more heat loss than homes that cover a small area. Large homes are also harder to heat and cool. The smaller a home is, the less energy it requires to maintain a comfortable temperature.

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018.

Real Estate Investments to ConsiderReal estate in an asset class that many want to add to their portfolio. Individuals who want diversification benefits, liquidity, tax benefits and additional cash flow may want to seriously consider investing in real estate. Some types of real estate investment may offer a higher return than other forms of investment.

Now may be an excellent time to get into real estate investment. Those who are new to investing in such an area should do their due diligence and learn more about real estate investment and which opportunity may be the right fit for them in terms of their specific situation and their personal objectives. There is a lot to understand about types of real estate investments and below are a few important tips to guide your investment

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.

Four New Building Technologies to Be Aware OfThe construction industry has earned a bit of reputation for being stuck in the past, but it's managed to catch up in a relatively short amount of time. Just as there are new smart technologies for homes, there are all kinds of new technology being developed that has the ability to move across industries, proving itself to be applicable in more endeavors than one. And while the adoption of the technology may not have made it to most of the neighborhoods in the US, it's certainly worth learning more about for when the practices do become universal.

Drones to Scout Locations

Practically everyone in real estate has noticed just how helpful drones can be for increasing the accuracy and the speed of their job. Real estate agents can show clients

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