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5 Home Features That Could Impact Your Insurance Rate (and Upgrades That Can Lower It)

Take these upgrades that commonly impact rates into consideration, and you may start writing smaller checks.
Posted by Bryan Selser on May 13, 2019 in  Home Ideas
The following is a guest post from Coldwell Banker Blue Matter Written by Paul Martin The way home insurance rates are calculated can seem like a mystery. However, once you understand the mindset of the insurance company, it becomes easier to figure out. To lower your home insurance rate, you’ll need to honestly review some key features of your home that could be costing you big bucks. Take these upgrades that commonly impact rates into consideration, and you may start writing smaller checks. The condition o... read more
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How to Swap Rooms to Make Your Old Home Feel New in 2019!

If you haven’t moved in a while, switching rooms is a great way to declutter & freshen things up!
Posted by Bryan Selser on March 15, 2019 in  Home Ideas
Guest Post From Coldwell Banker Blue MatterCo-Founder NorthStar Moving Company Laura McHolm  Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give your house a makeover or declutter? Tired of the old paint colors, the piles of catalogs, over stuffed closets and toys that your kids haven’t touched since 2013? Is your tween not lovin’ the Winnie the Pooh theme room anymore? Well, then its time to room swap! Most of us move homes every 5-10 years but many stay put for decades. Moving is ... read more
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4 Tips to Making Your Home More Energy Efficient in 2019

Check out these four tips to make your home more energy efficient this year.
Posted by Bryan Selser on February 11, 2019 in  Home Ideas
The following is a guest post from the Coldwell Banker Blue Matter Blog written by James Witts. If your resolution for 2019 includes cutting back on household expenses, making your home more energy efficient should be at the top of your list. You’ll find a wide range of products to help decrease your home’s energy consumption. Check out these four tips to make your home more energy efficient this year. Go Solar Harnessing the power of the sun is an easy way to incorporate energy efficiency into your hom... read more
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5 Apps to Re-decorate Your Home with Your Phone

Whether you’re looking to give your living room a quick refresh or want to completely revamp your home, these apps can help.
Posted by Bryan Selser on January 24, 2019 in  Home Ideas
Guest post by Coldwell Banker Blue Matter With dozens of decorating apps to choose from and inspiration just a finger touch away, redecorating your home has never been easier. Augmented Reality (AR) now lets you use your phone to see how colors, accessories, and furniture will look in your own house. On the horizon, you can expect to see apps using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn your style through your interaction with them. Whether you’re looking to give your living room a quick refresh or want t... read more
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Will the KonMarie Method of Decluttering Work For You?

Every year decluttering is one of the top Resolutions people make for themselves. Marie Kondo has helped many successfull do it.
Posted by Bryan Selser on January 23, 2019 in  Home Ideas
Every year decluttering is one of the top resolutions people make for themselves. This year, every event I have been to, the topic has been about Marie Kondo, her show, her book and KonMarie folding techniques.  Since I've successfully not watched TV since January 1, I decided to check out YouTube to see what everyone is talking about. I can see why all the stories I have heard have been success stories.  I always get stopped in my decluttering process with the emotional attachment I have to the items t... read more
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