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Summer is right around the corner and the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up your interior design. You won't only love it, but keeping your decor up to date can increase the value of your home as well.

Navy Blue Invasion

Navy blue is the accent color of the summer. You can start by incorporating accessories like throw pillows, blankets, curtains or rugs. Alternatively, you can paint navy blue onto an accent wall to really make it pop. Navy has the benefit of being a trendy color with a classic feel. You can make subtle shifts in your current design or make a navy blue statement, whichever you choose.

Feeling the Faux

While marble and granite have long been considered the optimal materials for a sleek and updated look,

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During the summer months, you can spend hundreds of dollars on cooling costs. It may sometimes feel like you have to choose between being comfortable in your own home or saving money. This isn’t necessarily the case, however. Use these tips to save money on cooling cost without sacrificing comfortably.

1. Adjust the Temperature

One of the biggest mistakes people make with their air conditioning is allowing it to run automatically all the time. You should adjust the temperature at night and when you leave the house. That way you can keep your home comfortable when you’re home during the day, but you don’t have to pay to cool an empty or sleeping house.

2. Service Your AC Unit

At least once a year you should get your HVAC unit serviced. Call

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Summer home decor is all about shaking off the winter blues and letting in that sunshine. While you don’t need to undergo a whole decorative overhaul each season, a few tweaks and accent pieces can help brighten up your space. Here are some tips to help you brighten up your home this summer.

Bright and Bold

The key to a good summer decor is to focus on bright colors and bold patterns. Swap out your winter pillows and throws with lighter and brighter textiles. Pick out a color scheme, like teal and yellow for example, and stick with it throughout the house. That way, as you shop, you can make sure all your accent pieces match.

Bring the Outside In

Summer is all about spending time outdoors. However, in St. George, the air conditioned indoors is

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St. George, Utah is an excellent option for a vacation home! There’s so much to do and see and enjoy. Here are the top 10 reasons to buy a vacation home in St. George:

  1. The Scenery

Southern Utah is one of the most gorgeous regions in the world. The red rock deserts, majestic mountains and deep blue skies gives residents and tourists alike a gorgeous view nearly all the time.

  1. The Weather

Unlike most of Utah, St. George enjoys nice weather almost all year long. It is sunny almost 300 days year, almost never snows, and the average temp is 51-77 degrees. This makes it the perfect place to vacation to no matter what time of year.

  1. Easy Access to Adventure

There is so much to do in the surrounding areas

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Summer is almost here which means St. George homes are heating up! As a homeowner, there are some things you can do to prepare your home for summer, help keep it cool, and save on your energy bill. Here are some ideas to get you started!

1. Insulation

Make sure all your windows and doors are properly insulated. Inspect caulking and check for air leaks. There is no point in running the air conditioner if all the cool air is leaking out and all the hot air is coming in. Make sure your home is airtight and properly insulated so you won’t have to spend as much to keep the temperature regulated.

2. Let in the Fresh Air

When it’s cooler outside, usually at night, it’s nice to turn off the air conditioning and open a window. To do this, you need

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According to a recent report by CNN, 21% of all real estate purchases last year were vacation homes. This is up 57%  from 2013, and the highest rate since 2003. While this is a great sign for the American economy overall, it is an especially good thing for St. George. Washington County is a popular vacation home destination, giving visitors from up north a break from the snow in the winter and plenty to do during summer. If you are one of those interested in buying a vacation home in St. George, use these tips to make the best purchasing decision.

Manage Expenses

Are the expenses worth the investment? While you probably won’t use your vacation home as much, expenses can still  stack up, especially if you hope to rent it out and need to pay for

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Buying a home can feel like an overwhelming transaction. Luckily, your St. George real estate agent is here to help! Here is a step-by-step guide to purchasing your next home.

  1. Research

There are several aspects of your next home to research before you even start looking. You need to figure out where your credit score is at, and what your budget looks like. You also need to research possible locations, school districts, and neighborhoods to decide where you want your family to settle. You need to decide what you need in a home, and what you’re willing to compromise on. Answer these basic questions before you do anything else.

  1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Once you have figured out your budget and determined you have an

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Studies and surveys are showing home buyers are willing to pay more for greener homes. One of the reasons is due to energy savings. Energy efficient appliances and insulation help homeowners save every month on energy costs. One of the other major factors is that green homes are healthier. Families are willing to pay more when the homes will be healthy investments for their children. Here are some ideas to make your home healthier when preparing to sell.

Remove Toxins

If your home is old, you can have it tested for harmful products such as lead and other harmful substances. Removing lead paint and reducing toxins in the home can make it healthier for you and future home buyers. This can help up the sales value as well, since homeowners won’t

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Have you been hearing about how to make your home more energy efficient? Energy efficient homes are good for the environment and cheaper to maintain. If you are renovating, building, or buying a home in St. George you may be curious how so many people are reducing their energy bills. Here are four ways you can incorporate energy efficiency techniques in your home.

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat can save you money on heating and cooling. Products, like the Nest, learn your habits, schedules, and the weather forecast to adjust the temperature of your home accordingly. This means you only have to pay for heating and cooling when people are home.

Spray Insulation

Insulation is one of the keys to energy efficiency. The greatest energy cost in

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Choosing the right home for you and your family is not an easy decision. It takes a lot of time and planning to finding the perfect place. In spite of all
 this work, or maybe because of it, a recen survey showed that many homeowners regret part or all of their home buying decisions. To make sure you are happy with your home, here are six tips to keep in mind.

  1. Prioritize

Make a list of the things that are most important to you. Put them in order from most to least important. Consider what you may be willing to compromise on and what you can not. Think beyond just the house. What do you want in a neighborhood? In the local schools? Try to imagine what your ideal living situation would be and write it all down.

  1. Research

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