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How Much Does It Cost To Build a House—and Is It Cheaper to Buy or Build?

How much does it cost to build a house? According to the National Association of Home Builders, the median price of constructing a single-family home is $289,415, or $103 per square foot. Just keep in mind, the cost to build a home can vary widely based on where you live. Why does building a home cost so much? Let’s break down the costs.

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10 Things Your Home Doesn’t Need Anymore

Unless your home was built in the last year or two, it’s likely to be full of outdated features and systems. Some of those items may add to the home’s charm, but many distinctly will not. Replacing the outdated with modern versions or smart technology can save you time and money. Smart home technology is becoming more mainstream, he says, with homeowners willing and eager to operate various aspects of their homes from their smartphones, and to have systems controlled by Wi-Fi to create efficiencies. Here’s a look at some of the things your home doesn’t need anymore—and how they can be replaced.

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Are Green Home Features Worth It?

Investing the money in environmentally friendly enhancements for a home could be a good option. Not only can going green save on monthly energy costs, it can ultimately help a home stand out when the time comes to sell.

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How To Perfect The Home Search From Home

Thinking it’s time to search for a new place to call home? Whether you’re packing up for a fast-paced relocation or in no rush at all, starting the homebuying process online can save sufficient time and broaden the range of options.

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How To Safely Tour A House For Sale

Erring on the side of caution is key when touring houses for sale during the COVID-19 pandemic – for your safety and that of the homeowners. Here’s how to stay safe – and what to expect – while touring a house you may end up calling home.

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Office Work

With social distancing mandates in effect across much of the country, many people working in industries deemed “non-essential” are doing their work from home. And while the constant stream of COVID-19 news, in addition to caretaking or homeschooling responsibilities, can make it hard to stay focused on work, modifying your space can help. An organized and visually appealing work area can help you feel more productive — and more relaxed. Here are 5 tips for elevating your home workspace.

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home

In this current moment when many of us are staying home, one of the best remedies to help alleviate some of the stress is to head outside and get some fresh air — preferably at least six feet or more away from your neighbor. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space, whether you have a sprawling backyard or a smidgen of a patio, make the most of it with these seven ideas for improving your outdoor area.

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