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What do Millennial Homebuyers Really Want?

11.04.2019 \ Mary Cook

The housing market may be cool for now, but there is a huge wave of potential buyers on the horizon that are about to heat things up:  aging millennials. In the next 10 years, 44.9 million millennials will turn 34, the median age for first-time homebuyers, Zillow...

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Rustic Design Elements in Modern Interiors

05.08.2015 \ Mary Cook

Incorporating “rustic” elements in interior design is a hot, new trend. But if you dig deeper and get the real story, you’ll find that they’re not really “rustic” or a “trend” in the true sense of the words. “Rustic” literally means “of, relating to, or suitable for...

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Quartz vs. Granite: Which Countertop is Right for You?

03.19.2015 \ Mary Cook

Lately, the kitchen countertop of choice is trending toward quartz and away from granite, and it’s being felt in a big way. It’s actually part of a bigger trend that emerged during the recent recession. We’ve moved away from earthier palettes and heavy...

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