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Joseph Pettinella's blog

Three Keys to a Well-Designed Living Room

Whether you're staging your home to sell or just want to maximize its potential, every homeowner can benefit from smart design when it comes to arranging their furniture. Perhaps in no room is this more important than the living room, where you and your guests are most likely to spend the majority of your time. Because a home's living room is generally a blank canvas, there are nearly limitless options for how you can place the furniture within it. Luckily, you can achieve a space with plenty of form and function by following just three simple rules!

Preparation Is Key for First-Time Home Buyers

We know that buying your first home can be very intimidating and even a bit scary. If you hope to buy a home within the next year, there are things you should be doing right now to prepare yourself for the process. In order to make the best decision for your future, it's extremely important that you are equipped with all the knowledge needed to achieve your goals. Tackling each challenge one at a time may get you there faster than you think!

Watch out for These Home Inspection Red Flags

Between the searching, financing, and moving, buying a home is stressful. Once you've found the perfect home, no one can blame you for wanting the process to be completed as quickly as possible. However, there's one very important thing standing in your way: the home inspection. You might be tempted to gloss over the report, but it can contain extremely valuable information about the home's potential for future expensive repairs. Keep reading to learn about a few of the most important items to pay attention to in the home inspection report.