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December 2017 Blog Posts (38)

3 Ways to Keep Your Heat in and High Utility Bills Out

The holiday season may be the best time of the year for many people, but they’re also usually the coldest, and that can lead to some expensive heating bills. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stop heat from escaping your home and keep that bill more manageable. Here are three helpful tips on keeping heat in.


Check the Insulation

Your home…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 29, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Cabin’s Utilities

As time passes, inflation and national and global events increase costs at home, especially the costs of electric, water, telecommunication and other public utility services. Many homeowners fail to realize that to save the most money possible on home utilities they need to do more than make one change in their lives. To lower your utility bills, follow these four…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 28, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Colorado has the hottest real-estate market, here’s why.

Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in America, this means that it also has one of the hottest real-estate market. Homes can go for several million dollars yet they are still selling like hot cakes. This is because, some people are looking to retire and purchase a home in this state while others are investing in the real estate market. Regardless, now is the best time to start looking for…


Added by Vantegic Real Estate on December 27, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

The Modern Home: 4 Yard Designs to Improve Your Curb Appeal

Something that plays a big part in determining the value of a home is its curb appeal. This is the aesthetic appeal of a property as seen from the outside. High curb appeal can attract buyers and ensure that they pay more for the home as well. Turf Magazine suggests that outside visual appeal can raise your house’s selling price by as much as…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 20, 2017 at 5:24pm — No Comments

4 Major Financial Considerations to Remember When Remodeling Your Cabin

Your cabin is the perfect home away from home for relaxation and recreation, and you and your family may love to spend time there. However, just as you need to renovate or remodel your primary residence from time to time, the same holds true for your cabin. If you are looking for cost-effective ways to make the most of your remodeling efforts, focus your attention on…


Added by Meghan Belnap on December 19, 2017 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Healthy Home Buying: 4 Tricks to Stay Sane While House-Hunting

Buying a home, especially when it’s your first one, is equal parts exciting and scary. You get excited at the prospect of being a homeowner, but it’s nerve-wracking to make one of the biggest purchases of your life. There’s a lot of pressure to find the right home, but to avoid feeling too stressed as you do it, follow these four house-hunting tips.



Added by Kara Masterson on December 19, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments

Trying to build my log cabin with our own sawmill

Hi my name is Adam,

I am trying to build a small log cabin using our own large eastern white pine trees we are planning to fell the trees and then use the sawmill to cut them first of all our trees are about 3 feet in diameter at the base my plan is to first use the sawmill to cut the tree square giving us roughly 2 foot by 2 foot square log I then want to cut them into 6×6 logs and round off the corners. So my questions are: first what time of season should I fell the trees. Second…


Added by Adam Brown on December 18, 2017 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Old Home Renovations: 5 Reasons to Update Windows and Doors

You live in an older home and are considering the addition and upgrade of new windows and doors. There are many benefits to doing this type of home improvement project, and these may include the following.



Your home will look newer and better maintained. Peeling window frames, foggy glass, warped doors, and tarnished hardware will…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 18, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Building Log Homes: Planning and Design

Yes, you CAN know what to expect when starting a new log home project.

It's not as daunting as you think and simple tools and basic log home knowledge can be used to make informed decisions throughout the process.

The first step is figuring out what you like, aesthetically.…


Added by Michael Hurley on December 18, 2017 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Hi, I’m Samuel Cruz and along with my wife Vivian, and our three kids, we purchased a Jim Barna log home and had it shipped to Puerto Rico & built in 1991. It sits on 2 ¾ acres in the mountains. The …


I’m Samuel Cruz and along with my wife Vivian, and our three kids, we purchased a Jim Barna log home and had it shipped to Puerto Rico & built in 1991. It sits on 2 ¾ acres in the mountains. The 2700 sq. ft., 8” saddle-notched house (built on a concrete slab and anchored to it with “J” bolts) is surrounded by trees on three sides. It has been through several tough storms such as Hortense, Georges, Irma, and now, Maria.

Hurricane Irma made landfall on September 6 of this…


Added by Samuel Cruz on December 18, 2017 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Some Interesting Mobile App Development Trends That Would Be Dominating the Scene in 2018

There was a phenomenal progress in the mobile app development arena throughout 2017. Today, as the New Year is knocking at the door, most of the companies have come to accept and appreciate that mobile apps are a necessity and it is very much a compulsory investment for them. Companies have come to acknowledge that mobile is undoubtedly the best way of meeting customer demands and boosting sales. Numerous large organizations that may include banks, retailers, and hospitality services etc.…


Added by Harris Scott on December 18, 2017 at 1:27am — No Comments

Stepping Stones to Success in Website Optimization

The most important reason for executing a search engine optimization strategy is to ensure that the search engines will be able to discover all your pages and index them and also allocate a good rank depending on the relevance of the search term used by the searcher. A basic checklist for evolving an SEO strategy:

Thoroughly Analyze the Business and the Competition

To start off, you should analyze your website structure, Metadata and content to find out how…


Added by Evans walsh on December 16, 2017 at 6:52am — No Comments

Sturdy Foundation: 4 Tips for Building Your Own Home

Building a home isn’t something you want to make mistakes on. Your new home has to be an enjoyable place to live, and solidly built to sustain its value and recoup your investment down the road. Here are some tips to help building your first home become a rewarding experience.

Think Safety

In most communities there are literally hundreds of building…


Added by Kara Masterson on December 14, 2017 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Making Your Kitchen Eco-Friendly the Right Way

Interior trends come and go, but taking care of the environment is always ‘in’. Because of the pollution, global warming and ozone holes, it is crucial for all of us to wake up and start thinking about the planet we live in.

We don’t know why, but some people live in the constant fallacy…


Added by Derek Lotts on December 14, 2017 at 5:33am — No Comments

7 Step Home Maintenance Guide to Preventing Winter Disasters

Even though owning a home is among the most rewarding things in life, it is not always walk in the park. One of the most important activities of home ownership is maintenance. Getting your house ready for the winter season should be on the annual maintenance to do list. The following information will help you prepare your home for the cold season.



Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 13, 2017 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Gutter Grief: 3 Tips To Make Them Last

Your gutter system is an important part of your home’s drainage system. When problems develop in the gutter system, it can cause increased rainwater falling down your home’s exterior and onto the foundation, which can lead to water damage and leaking into the basement areas. If you maintain your gutters, they will serve their function for many years. Here are 3 tips you can implement to…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 13, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Decking Out a Lakefront Cabin

Owning a lakeside cabin is something many Americans dream of their whole lives, but for you, this dream has come true! Now that you have your lakefront cabin or are building one, you’re wondering what features to include to make the most of your time there. Here are five tips for decking out that cabin at the lake.

Install Bay Windows Overlooking the…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 13, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Building Muscle Mass - Things You Should Know About Getting Buff

There is a lot of debate when it comes to the consumption of steroids for your body. Some people insist they are safe and some say that they are deadly and can even cause permanent damage to your body. Some users state that they use steroids and can leave them anytime however some again swear their lives on steroids and find it impossible to quit.

Steroids- to take or not to take?

Some recreational bodybuilders say that steroids do not have a significant effect…


Added by Charlie Brown on December 13, 2017 at 2:23am — No Comments

Market Your Business on Instagram Even When You Are On The Move!

When it comes to Instagram, you will find that this social media platform is becoming popular day by day. There are about 600 million active users on this platform, and it is becoming widely popular like Facebook and Twitter. When it comes to business advertising and marketing, you will find that Instagram is very popular primarily because it is a mobile app that you…


Added by Harris Scott on December 13, 2017 at 1:21am — No Comments

Top 6 Ways to Increase Followers on Instagram - Take Your Brand Page to a Wider Network of People!

The number of users on Instagram are increasing day by day. There are about 700 million users on Instagram today, and this means that if you are not advertising your business on Instagram, you are losing out on an excellent opportunity to reach out to a large number of targeted customers who are interested in your product.

Instagram is a goldmine for…


Added by Harris Scott on December 13, 2017 at 1:10am — No Comments

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