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Best Uses for Bonus Rooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 20, 2015

"Bonus room" is a new term in the real estate business, coined in the early 90s. Although debate is still going on as to what it actually means, usually the phrase describes an extra...


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Green Guide to 8 Common Construction Materials

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 16, 2015

Are you planning to build, remodel, or renovate a house this year … or maybe even just daydreaming about it? If that's the case, then you will want to read through this listing...


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Buy or Rent a Home? 10 Points to Ponder

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 15, 2015

"Buy as much house as you can afford and work hard till you pay it off," went the traditional wisdom of your parents' or grandparents' day. In the 21st century, things are different....


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Closed Loop Recycling: What it Means for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

If you're a regular recycler, determinedly hauling your bottles, cans, and paper to the curb or to dedicated drop-offs, more power to you. You are working hard to keep our planet green....


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Family Home Restoration is a Labor of Love

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 30, 2015

In my early twenties, I had a dream. My beloved maternal grandmother had recently passed away and I longed to live in her old home, nestled in the mountains of upstate New York. I had...