It’s like a monthly holiday – that day when you get another installment of home news that the team at Taylor Fencing is especially passionate about. There are several criteria that any article needs to fulfill. They need to be engaging, they need to be informative, and bonus points if they’re entertaining. When you’re as engrossed in the home and landscaping businesses as much as we are, this is harder than it sounds. It’s not because there aren’t an abundance of options. In fact, it’s the opposite. We want to be picky and we do that for you. For our newbies on the Taylor Fencing blog, you’ll quickly learn what an important component of our storytelling and business this is. When we know insider information (separate of insider trading, that’s a no-no), you’re the audience that deserves to know it the most – and first. We already pride ourselves on being the best in the fence installation business, but it wasn’t an easy journey. It’s meant patience, it’s meant compassion and it’s meant creativity. This blog should support all of the above. That’s why – once a month – we offer a roundup of what we deem worthy of your eyes. Read on for our June home news.
Home Flipping Rate Hits 9-Year High
Let’s start with the bad news – err… we mean challenging news. A Taylor Fencing fence is the first thing that you’ll see when you arrive on a property, so we have a vested in building, buying or maintaining your dream home. A big piece of that is the financing associated and that market is not looking great this year. According to MarketWatch: “Just over 49,000 single-family homes and condos were flipped in the first quarter of 2019, according to a report released this week by real-estate data firm Attom Data Solutions. These homes comprised 7.2% of all home sales nationwide during that time period, representing the highest home-flipping rate since the first quarter of 2010.” Don’t let this necessarily deter you, just remember to always do your homework. Check out this link for more information.
Four Teens Rush into a Burning Home, Saving the Life of a 90-Year-Old Neighbor
On to the good. It’s always great for the team at Taylor Fencing to showcase stories of success and compassion. It’s such a rarity these days, but the good-doers are still out there, we promise. Recently four students got more than they bargained for on a Friday night, intending to casually hang out, but ended up saving a 90-year-old woman from a house on fire. Catherine Ritchie smelled smoke and tried to escape her room but was unable. The teenagers were able to break into the home and carry her to safety. There are so many good reminders here, not least of all to maintain your home and your smoke alarms. Check out this link for more information.
6 Home Renovations In Retirement That Are Worth The Cost
If you’re ready to start thinking about retirement, we have a feeling you’ll be a big fan of this next article. It’s an exciting time, but it frequently requires a lot of preparation. It can be necessary for this to kick off decades before you have your last pay day at work, but sometimes the means simply aren’t there. On the other hand, you now have the time to complete many of the projects that you’ve had on your list for a while – specifically home renovations. This article is a handy guide and takes a closer look at the renovations that you should think about, as well as those that you should avoid or ask experts to help with. Any guesses? You may be surprised. Those that top the list include a new home office (for those who simply aren’t ready to hang up their work outfits) and an easy entrance for you to access your home, no matter what your levels of ability. Check out this link for more information.
The Pitfalls of Home Renovations
It’s nearly impossible to completely avoid pitfalls when it comes to home renovations, but it’s far less likely if you’re equipped with tools like those you find here. A fixer-upper can be intriguing. After all, you get to leave your personal stamp on it, and you can say that you did all of the work to make it worth it. But according to DS news, “fixer-uppers ended up costing homeowners about the same or more on average as move-in ready homes. According to Porch.com, 44% of buyers ended up spending more than expected on repairs, going over budget by 38% on average. The rooms most likely to go over budget were basements and bathrooms.” These facts and figures are even beginning to impact the rental market. Check out this link for more information.
Big Little Lies Season Two Offers Even More Interior Design to Swoon Over
Sometimes it’s fun to just spend our time on the Web perusing beautiful things. As if Pinterest and the social media era couldn’t tell us that! Granted, it can be a problem when we’re held to such unachievable standards. (Pinterest fails, anyone?) That being said, there are the experts who do it best, and much of the time, they’re involved in industries like entertainment. That’s certainly the case with Big Little Lies – the HBO hit in its second season now. It falls under the categories of thriller and romance, and the backdrops certainly reflect that. The houses and décor are simple, sleek and stylish. You’ll want to watch the show just for them. Check out this link for more information.
Making Your Own Edible Landscape
Finally, it’s time to head outside. It’s equally as fun for the team at Taylor Fencing to check out the wacky as the wonderful. Did you know that one city is now offering edible landscaping classes? Imagine what you could learn and how quickly your family and friends would want to intrude on your backyard. Beyond your typical honeysuckle or plants that are already advertised as edible, you’ll learn some surprising facts here. Check out this link for more information.
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