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The down-low on downsizing

If you’re finally making the move to a smaller home, you might be delighted by the nearly maintenance-free lifestyle you’ll soon have. Fewer rooms to take care of … fewer pieces of bric-a-brac to dust. However, in order to enjoy ...

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How to enjoy your new construction home

You spent so much time researching, saving and designing your house, it’s time you actually had some fun in it! Here are a few things you can do to maximize the fun factor in your first home. Party with that open ...

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Finally getting into your new construction house

That’s it! You’ve had it up to here with renting. Or living with your parents. Or your in-laws. Or your parent’s in-laws. The bottom line is, you’re bursting at the seams to make 2017 the year of the Great First ...

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Downsize your house – NOT your style!

So, you’re finally making the move to a smaller place with Cedar Ridge Homes – congratulations! No more huge property tax bill or utilities eating up your budget. But are you worried about how to decorate your new place so ...

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It ticks all the boxes

You’re this close to finally moving into your starter, custom-built dream home. But, as excited as you may be, it pays to keep your head during the final walkthrough. Here are a few items to keep an eye on during ...

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What’s worth saving?

There’s loads of advice for those building a custom home and downsizing in retirement: what to get rid of, how to scale back and so on. But what are the things you should hang onto at all costs when moving ...

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How to declutter a home

When you’re having a builder custom-make your dream home for retirement, you know all the stuff in your 4,000-plus house ain’t gonna fit. But how can you part with things that have meant so much to you over the years? Give to ...

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First-timer furnishings done right

You just spent all your money on a down payment, moving costs and closings costs (but hey, at least you managed to get the house you wanted custom built by Cedar Ridge Homes)! No way you have extra left over ...

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When going big doesn’t mean going home

You’re tired of property taxes. Of cleaning, of lawn care, of maintenance. You dream of the simplicity of a smaller home. And yet, something is holding you back. Here’s how to know to know if downsizing your living space is ...

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If you build it …

These days, home buyers have their choice of builders. But picking out which one works best for you can be a tricky proposition. Read on to find out how to select the appropriate builder for your dream house. Determine the type ...

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