6 Tips For Social Distancing In Your Community

Posted by Andy Fagervik on Mar 20, 2020 11:16:39 AM

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is at the forefront of the news, conversations, and minds across the world right now. In a few short months, this virus has traveled across the globe at record speed and now, it’s up to our communities to help flatten the curve and protect the more vulnerable.

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3 Perks of An Open Floor Plan

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Mar 17, 2020 9:30:00 AM

It may seem like open floor plans have taken over every home magazine and television show, and there's a good reason for that. This trend is more and more popular in custom and personalized homes because it creates a single living space, providing ample room for friends and family to get together. Discover three reasons why an open floor plan is best for you.

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Topics: Floor Plan Styles

3 Things Every Host(ess) Should Know

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Mar 5, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Hosting a party in your home can be stressful, no matter what the purpose is. Maybe you want to meet new friends in your neighborhood. Perhaps this is the first time the whole family has gotten together since they all moved out and left you an empty nester. Or, maybe this gathering is the first after the passing of your spouse. Whatever the case may be, throwing a party doesn’t need to take weeks to plan or zap all of your energy. Remember these three tips to keep things simple when planning your next gathering.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Energy Savings Tips for Your Zero Entry Home

Posted by Karen Gillum on Jan 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Winter tends to linger in the Midwest. It is sometimes as if the cold seeps into your bones, spurring many to boost their thermostats to keep their home feeling warm and cozy.

If you are a new zero-entry homeowner, you may be concerned about energy costs during these chilly months. If you want to save on your heating bill but can’t do a lot of home repair or upgrades on your own, the following energy-saving tips can be useful.

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Topics: Lifestyle

5 Ways to Know It's Time for a Change

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Oct 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Contrary to popular belief, getting older doesn’t mean getting set in our ways. Anyone, at any age, can make positive life changes. Each of us can benefit from stepping back and evaluating our lives in order to focus on where we want to go next. Here are some of the major changes that many of us experience as we move into our fifties and beyond.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Making Friends in Your 50s vs. 20s

Posted by Andy Fagervik on Oct 10, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Maintaining a close group of friends as you age can be difficult. Something that starts off as easily as knocking on a front door asking if so-and-so can go play can turn into scheduling dinner with a friend three weeks in advance—and then rescheduling two times. As interests change and people move on in their lives, friendships tend to go by the wayside in favor of jobs, kids, and family. 

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Topics: Lifestyle

3 Ways to Spruce Up Your Concrete Slab

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Sep 25, 2019 1:59:00 PM

Outdoor living provides comfort, relaxation, and enjoyment that’s hard to beat. Fresh smells, cool breezes, and warm sunshine provide the perfect backdrop for dinner parties, morning reading sessions, and laughter with friends and family. While you might be used to having a deck for this purpose, there are benefits to having a patio with a concrete slab instead. Contrary to what you might think, this feature doesn’t have to be drab and boring. 

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Topics: Floor Plan Styles

Top 5 Myths About Living in an Active Adult Community

Posted by Karen Gillum on Sep 5, 2019 1:33:00 PM

Active adult communities provide some distinct advantages over remaining in the family home after the kids have moved away. When researching your options for your next home, it’s important to separate myth from fact. Here are five common myths about active adult communities. 

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Topics: About Epcon Communities, Lifestyle

What’s the Different Between Custom and Personalized Homes?

Posted by Karen Gillum on Aug 30, 2019 3:10:00 PM

With an empty nest, you’ve decided it’s time to move into a home that better fits your new lifestyle. The question now is what type of home that is. While the simplicity of moving into an existing home is appealing, you have specific wants and needs for your next home that you don’t want to compromise—and might not be able to find in the limited choices available on the market. 

You could build your custom dream home and get everything you want down to the last detail. However, that means you need to be ready to commit to the work of planning every last detail as well as paying the premium price that comes with a custom build. There is a middle road, however: purchasing a new personalized home. 

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Topics: Lifestyle, Floor Plan Styles

What’s the Difference Between Retirement and Active Adult Communities?

Posted by Andy Fagervik on Aug 7, 2019 2:19:00 PM

Are you a recent empty nester wondering what you’ll do with all the extra space in your current home, or are you simply tired of shoveling your long driveway in the winter? Maybe it’s been several years since your kids moved out and on with their own lives, and you feel lonely or out of place in your current neighborhood without them. 

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Topics: About Epcon Communities, Lifestyle

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