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May 2019

Found 4 blog entries for May 2019.

3 of the Most Durable Roofing MaterialsMost roofs last for about 20-30 years, depending on the roofing material used. However, some roofing materials can last for much longer. If you're a homeowner who is looking for a long-lasting roof to meet your needs, you have options. And when it comes to selling a home, a good roof helps sell the home. Here's what you need to know.

1. Slate

Slate is a type of stone that is easily cut into long, flat shingles. Slate is one of the oldest types of roofing materials available, and can be found on buildings that have been around for centuries. Because it is a natural stone, slate is very durable and long-lasting.

Soft slate roofing can last up to 125 years, while hard slate can last up to 200 years. While the stone itself can last for

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Buying Undeveloped Land? These Tips Can HelpBuying land is very different from buying a new home. If you're a home buyer who is thinking about buying land and then building your home separately, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Check Zoning

Before purchasing a plot of land, the buyer must first ensure that the land is zoned appropriately for the buyer's purposes. Commercial zoning would prevent a buyer from building a home on their plot. Sometimes zoning can be changed, but this can be a time-consuming process.

Financing Can Be a Challenge

Banks are reluctant to loan buyers money for a plot of land that has no home built on it. Whereas a

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There were a total of 696 properties sold in April of 2019, a decline of 10% from last year's 774 total and up seasonally 9% from the previous month. Single-family home sales were down 12% from the previous year and condominium sales were down 8.8%.   The number of listings available for sale continued to edge upwards to 2,751 at the end of April 2019, an increase of 13% from the previous month and 37% more than the 2,002 at the end of April 2018.   While balanced overall from a general perspective with a 4 month supply of listings relative to sales, the market continues to be undersupplied in the lower end of the market with multiple competing offers common under the 750k mark. The higher end is experiencing a very different market, for…
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Construction Trends for Sustainable-Minded Home BuyersClimate change is having an effect on communities all over the globe. As a result, concerned new home buyers, especially those buying their first home, may look to green construction and home remodeling. Of course, there are many reasons to be drawn to sustainable and green construction practices.

These trends typically save homeowners money by reducing their utility bills. Sustainable construction practices also increase the value of the home. If you're a homeowner who is remodeling your property, or if you're having a home built for you, below are some of the most popular and most sustainable construction trends.

1. Solar Panel Installation

Solar panel installation reduces a home's dependency on the electrical grid by harnessing the

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