Silver vs Gold: Comparing Home Prices and The Cost of Living in Nevada to California

This is an infographic that compares living in Nevada versus California. It’s focus is on the housing market and job market, and looks at numbers like median home values, cost of living, job growth, etc.

For example, the graphic looks at cities in each state and shows a side-by-side comparison of city data. When comparing Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the graphic highlights how the median condo price from Vegas to LA is nearly triple! The graphic also looks at the increase in home value and overall cost of living index score in each city and it’s no surprise that Las Vegas is nearly 45% less expensive to live in than Los Angeles!

The ultimate conclusion of the graphic is that Nevada is much more affordable than California.

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Tip for Smoothly Moving Out of State

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If you ever face the decision of having to move out of state don’t panic. It is not as daunting as some make it out to be. In a lot of ways moving to a new place is a refreshing experience. The excitement of being in a new community and a chance for a fresh start is something that doesn’t compare to anything, especially if the big change is a result of a better opportunity. For this new phase in life, it is important that you take the appropriate steps in ensuring a smooth move to a new state.

Some factors that you may have to start considering a few months before the big day are what belongings you are taking with you and the new house that you will be moving into. You have to shift all your accounts to the new place, leave a forwarding address, cancel subscriptions, look into moving insurance for valuables, and if you have kids arrange for their school so they may not experience any hindrance in their school year.

When you get the preparations done beforehand not only is there less chance of oversight, but you also have time to immerse yourself in the new community by researching the place you will be moving to. This makes you feel less overwhelmed on the day of the move. With the details out of the way and a reliable moving service with reasonable charges, it is much easier to look forward to your new home.

 

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7 of the Best Tables for your Kitchen

For the best kitchen upgrade, you must include changing your tables to keep an inviting atmosphere. Mommies cook in the kitchen but it is also a place where they bond with their children. Choose the best table for your kitchen so you can have a nice chat with your little one.

 

  1. A Tulip table for simple arrangements. Good for couples with no children yet.
  2. The Wooden table is a traditional component in your kitchen.
  3. A carved table can accentuate the style of your kitchen.
  4. For those with space concerns, an extendable dining table is perfect for your household.
  5. Also, for space concerns, the bar table is a better option.

 

The Importance of Checking Your Fireplace Masonry Now

If your fireplace masonry is cracked or in poor condition it’s important you fix the problems as soon as possible. It’s even more important if it’s close to winter time. During the summer months is typically the best time to have a chimney inspection due to the weather conditions being in favor for the chimney inspector and the homeowner. Having a chimney inspection during the winter months can often be problematic if there is freezing rain or snow occurring or in the forecast. Check out our infographic discussing why right now is the best time to inspect your chimney masonry condition.

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The 5 Best Smart Home Hub Reviews and Buyer’s Guide 2018

Choosing the right smart home hub is critical if you want to maximize the use of all your smart home devices and appliances. Deemed as the brain of a home automation system, a smart home hub controls all the devices connected in its system, which then enable you to conveniently use all of them within a single interface.

As such, it only makes sense to purchase a smart home hub that can connect to as many smart devices as possible, such as switches, thermostats, refrigerator, TV, and security systems. But with a plethora of different smart home hubs in the market, choosing the right one that fits your budget and preference can get very confusing since most of them almost offer the same capabilities and features.

To help you out, we bring you this infographic from TechYourSpace, which details the five best smart home hub you should consider buying in 2018.

Types of Decks

There are many different types of decks. This infographic may help homeowners to decide what kind of deck that would suit their home. This is the terminology used for decks in Australia it might be slightly different in other countries.

The Right Replacement Windows for Your Home (Infographic)

One of the common enhancements that homeowners can easily make when renovating their house is replacement windows. There are lots of options on the market today that are budget-friendly and that suit a variety of home styles. However, beyond the budget and aesthetics, homeowners have more to look out for before they purchase replacement windows.

Before you make any significant investment, you need to make sure that you have done your homework and are ready to make an informed decision. To ensure that you get the most for your money, here are some things to consider before you buy replacement windows:

  1. Window Frame – Basically, window frames come in three types: vinyl frames, aluminum frames, and wood frames. Make sure to choose the right kind to preserve the overall aesthetics and value of your house.
  2. Window Style – Depending on how you would like the windows to impact the look of your house, there are few styles available for your Some of the common window styles include casement windows, double-hung windows, sliding windows, and bay windows.
  3. Glazing – Knowing the difference between single and dual-glazed windows is highly essential as it can affect not only the aesthetics of the house but also its energy efficiency.

To know more about these factors, check out the infographic below from All County Exteriors.

Quick Solar Facts – Ausgrid Survey

This guide is based off of a survey conducted by Ausgrid (Australia) of their customers in 2017. The survey recorded everything from customer knowledge, solar installation experience, cost savings, changes to household electricity usage habits and customer motivations in regards to solar, just to name a few. Superior Solar has compressed the key data in this handy infographic to ensure that prospects are as informed as possible before choosing the right solar power system for their home.

Earthquake Proofing your Home

Until now, there’s no technology that can accurately predict when an earthquake will happen. This is the reason why preparation is necessary all the time. Government organizations provide building codes to ensure that houses are safe during earthquakes. This infographic provides ways how you can have an earthquake-proof house.

 

  1. Coordinate with local building department for the strengthening and upgrading of your foundation.
  2. Inspect your house especially in the basement area. Check for bolts and still anchor plates.
  3. Retrofitting could be the better option. But, of course, you need to prepare money for it.
  4. For those with slab and post and pier foundations, refer to this infographic if you have plans to restructure the foundation of your house.

Navigator Steel

**Note: Content is from a blog we wrote for our Client Rollex**

 

For savvy homeowners, your house’s exterior goes a long way towards providing the level of comfort and pride that makes your house feel like home. If you’re looking for a home exterior solution that combines long-lasting strength with design versatility, look no further.

We’ve combined technologically-advanced steel with Rollex’s ultra-durable, enhanced coating to produce our Navigator series of steel siding. The Navigator series will stand up to severe weather, such as Category 5 hurricane winds, and boasts a Class A Fire Rating, making it able to withstand extreme temperature changes.

Navigator’s durability means you’ll have a home that looks new for decades, without the hassle of painting. With a low gloss, fresh modern color system that coordinates with our aluminum soffit, roofing accessories and rainware products, Navigator steel siding offers design versatility any homeowner can be proud of. Check out more features and solutions the Navigator series offers in the attached infographic!