Ashlynn Bauer

Ashlynn Bauer

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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

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

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

Basement or No Basement?

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Jun 19, 2019 1:26:00 PM

As you’re preparing to build your new home, one of the major decisions you’ll need to make is the type of foundation you want for your property. When choosing between a slab and basement foundation, there are several factors to consider. It’s important to evaluate your personal needs and select the design that’s most practical for your lifestyle. Here are a few assessments to help you decide: basement or no basement.

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Topics: Floor Plan Styles

Joys of Living Near Your Parents

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on May 12, 2019 1:24:00 PM

 

Parents play an important role in our lives, no matter how old we get. Whether you currently live near your parents or not, you've likely considered the advantages of having them close. Check out these benefits of moving your parents to a neighborhood near you. 

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Topics: Lifestyle

What is a Home Equity Conversion Loan?

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on May 8, 2019 2:41:00 PM

If you’re a senior looking to enjoy your next chapter, a Home Equity Conversion Loan (HECM) may be a great option to maintain your lifestyle and build the perfect home for your golden years! To help you understand whether the HECM option is right for you, we’ve compiled a brief summary of what you need to know. 

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Topics: HECM Loan

3 Benefits of Owning a Zero-Entry Home

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Apr 9, 2019 1:38:00 PM

Comparable to the concept of universal design, zero-entry (also called zero-step entry) building principles are used to construct homes that can be accessed without stairs, instead using gentle slopes and minimal thresholds. For homeowners, that means easy entry, reduced risk of injury, and convenient access. Check out these benefits of owning a zero-entry home to help you decide if it’s the right move for you. 

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Topics: Floor Plan Styles

Moving 101—Deciding It’s Time to Sell the House…and Tell the Kids

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Mar 7, 2019 2:40:00 PM

You’ve spent a lot of time in your current home. Its spacious rooms and generous floorplan were perfect for your growing family, and many of your fondest memories took place within its walls. Now, the kids are grown and you’re beginning to realize just how empty it feels. Whether for more financial freedom, less responsibility, or in preparation for the future, you’ve started to consider downsizing. Here are some questions to help guide your decision (and help you break it to the kids). 

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Topics: Lifestyle, Moving Process

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